I started this a few weeks ago and it’s well underway. The tub was painted and ready for a bit of detailing this weekend so got to it earlier this evening.
I’ve started the front suspension and have butchered the original kit parts and creating my own version. I have however only got one shock to spare so need to purchase some more next week. Hopefully you can follow my wip.
I’m using a different technique for the cf and finish on the tub so hopefully it will turn out well. I’ll be back to it in the morning and will give some further updates as I go along.
Quite a lot of detail is going into this build and I figure it will be my most detailed 1/20 to date.
Completed and mounted 1/20 Tamiya Mclaren MP4/4 full detail. The MP4/6 Fujimi 1/20 full detail is under construction in my wip section for this car. Hope you all like it. Still a lomg way to go with it though.
Now I can call this complete. Ready for the display case here is my Lauda MP4/2 84 British GP Beemax 1/20 full detail F1 car. 1 of many to mount and display. Next is my MP4/4 Senna car. Considering i’m a huge williams fan I seem to be doing a lot of Mclarens. Never the less Mclaren will always inspire me.
So the bench is cleared for the next kit to be started. Before I do i’ll be completing the MP4/4 1/20 body work that I never got round to completing. Once this is done I was going to get on and finish the F2002 as it’s been at the forefront of my mind for some time. However, i’m still in limbo over the drive and steering system at the front end so will be getting on and finishing the Lotus 79 from 78′ that I started a while back. Onwards and upwards to the next model journey. Please keep watching and i’ve also decided to get some videos done. I’ve had a few emails relating to this so that’s something i’ll be adding to my you tube channel that i’ve never used and on here.
So here it is the completed MP4/2 Lauda car from the British 84 GP. There are a few more images to edit but will add these later.
Time for it to be stored away ready for mounting when the plinth has been finished.
The mp4/2 almost complete. Just a few things to tidy up and it will be ready for display. I’ve really enjoyed this build. Not a great deal of negatives where Bmax are concerned. I was really happy overall with the moulding and the general quality of the basic kit and after market parts. Once I have this completed i’ll update with some proper photos.
Not my usual thing but decided to do a 1/24 Huey Uh-1 from the 60’s. A Vietnam War Hogg as I believe they are called.
This is the level I’m going to with this kit. It’s not the greatest but i’ve decided to go crazy on the extra bespoke scratch detail. If you fancy keeping an eye on this as we go along it’s a first for me and i’m loving it. I’m still doing my F1 and will have a complete mp4/2 for show shortly and back on with the F2002. This is a side project and should be quite a quick one
I’ve never done one of these before so will be doing one for my collection. Seeing as though I’ve been doing a few Mclarens I’ve gone for Senna as my next Mclaren will be the MP4/6-10 so this will be linked to the WIP i’ll be doing later this year when the F2002 is complete.
For a long time now the F2002 Revell has been sat incomplete in a box doing nothing. Today I made a decison after speaking to a mate that it’s time to get back to this car and finally get it put together. I do have my concerns over certain sections but putting it to one side and doing the 1/20’s especially the MP4/2, I think it’s given me that confidence back to do some serious scratch building on the areas I was wanting to get moulded.
The MP4/2 should be finished shortly and on a display base. The f2002 will be back on the bench and i’m giving it till end of 3 months to finish. Can’t wait. Things are looking good. I’m now in a situation where I can get on with my work and complete kits. See you soon. I’ll be updating on f1m soon
Quick update on the Mp4/2 wip that i’m doing. I’m in the home straight now. Just a few bits to do and it’s done.