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Tamiya 1/24 Mercedes SLR McLaren
kpnuts
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Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 06:41 AM UTC
Hi all well I've decided to start this one, it's supposed to be a see through model but I didn't like the fact that the roof of the clear body had the Tamiya brand moulded into it which you could clearly see so I decided to spray the body a solid colour.







Szmann
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Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 11:22 PM UTC
You're up to a good start, Ken!

Gabriel
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Posted: Monday, June 18, 2018 - 06:26 AM UTC
Ken,
I'll 2nd what Gabriel said. Your gloss paint finish does indeed look quite glossy.

Joel
kpnuts
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Posted: Friday, June 22, 2018 - 07:17 AM UTC
Hi all here is the next update









kpnuts
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Posted: Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 04:42 AM UTC

I'm really enjoying this kit, being Tamiya everything is a great fit, I'm loving the clever way they designed the rear and front windscreen, no gluing all push fit and I like that they supply masks for said windscreen anyway here's the next lot of progress.









Joel_W
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Posted: Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 05:15 AM UTC
Ken,
You're making excellent progress.

Just one suggestion. For the interior, try applying a Tamiya black panel line wash to the Aluminum center consuls. It will make the details just pop right out.

Joel
kpnuts
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Posted: Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 06:05 AM UTC
Thanks will give that a try mate
kpnuts
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Posted: Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 07:59 AM UTC
More progress on this one, I must say I'm really enjoying this one.







Joel_W
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Posted: Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 11:32 AM UTC
Ken,
looking good from what I can see in your pictures. Any chance you could retake them as these the focus is rather soft.

Joel
Szmann
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Posted: Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 12:41 PM UTC

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Ken,
looking good from what I can see in your pictures. Any chance you could retake them as these the focus is rather soft.

Joel



I'm right behind you Joel in this one!
Based on the initial pictures, Ken was up for a very good start. Now it's very difficult to say how his build really looks. I'm quite sure it's a good one!

Gabriel
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Posted: Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 05:57 AM UTC
Hi Joel hopefully these pics are in better focus
It's finished I must say I enjoyed it.
Since I mentioned turning the 1/8 traction avant into a steampunk vehicle I think this looks like it would be fairly easy to turn into a steampunk vehicle so I may practice on this one first.











Joel_W
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Posted: Sunday, July 01, 2018 - 04:11 AM UTC
Ken,
Sweet!! Really looks super.
Joel
Szmann
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Posted: Sunday, July 01, 2018 - 10:19 AM UTC
Ken, looks good, mate! And yes, the natural light works wonders in the new set of pictures!

Steampunk Mercedes will be a very odd fish indeed

Gabriel