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McLaren M23 , Japan 1976, James Hunt conversion kit 1/12th


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#1 John-w

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 19:30

Hello,

here are some photos from the new conversion kit for Tamiya’s McLaren M23
in scale 1/12th, the producer is E.JAN from Japan.

Instruction manual with 38 steps.
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Resin parts
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Metal parts
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Rain tyres
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PE parts
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Decals
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John-w

Edited by John-w, 21 July 2012 - 14:23.


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#2 biercemountain

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 17:09

I've seen this conversion kits on ebay but wasn't aware it came with so many components. Looks very nicely done.

It's a shame it costs twice as much as the kit you start with.

#3 blackmme

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 08:05

I've seen this conversion kits on ebay but wasn't aware it came with so many components. Looks very nicely done.

It's a shame it costs twice as much as the kit you start with.


That is super and I could probably be persuaded! One additional thing would be to add rough grey duck tape blankings for the radiatior entries :) for that really authentic look (it's actually very noticeable on photo's / TV)!
I believe I heard on the grapevine that Minichamps are re-releasing their M23 as a Japanese GP special edition with wet tires.

Regards Mike

#4 zepunishment

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 03:49

That is super and I could probably be persuaded! One additional thing would be to add rough grey duck tape blankings for the radiatior entries :) for that really authentic look (it's actually very noticeable on photo's / TV)!
I believe I heard on the grapevine that Minichamps are re-releasing their M23 as a Japanese GP special edition with wet tires.

Regards Mike


Would that be 1/18 or 1/43? The has been one of those releases that has been 'announced' for a few years now. A 1/18 would be fantastic though.