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#1 John-w

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 19:25

Hello,

today I got my McLaren M7A in scale 1/20th from Model Factory Hiro.
I will start this WIP soon, here some photos.

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Chassis
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Engine and gearbox
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Decals
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PE-parts, rims and tyres
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I am searching for color photos from the front suspension without nose but please not from a
restored car, if problems with copyright here, please PM, thanks.


John-w

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#2 jj2728

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 21:10

I was very pleased to see that MFH is doing 1/43 kits now.
Anyhow, nose on. USGP 1968. HTH

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#3 John-w

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 18:18

I was very pleased to see that MFH is doing 1/43 kits now.
Anyhow, nose on. USGP 1968. HTH

Copyright JAG


Thanks for this photo, but I must know what color is the front bulkhead (orange or alu),
the rear bulkhead is orange.

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Polished chassis parts
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Thanks

John-w


#4 Macca

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 13:28

From a year later:

http://www.f3history...clarenm7_02.jpg

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#5 John-w

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 14:25

From a year later:

http://www.f3history...clarenm7_02.jpg

Paul M

Thanks,

this is a photo I was searching :wave:

John-w


#6 biercemountain

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 16:43

Can't wait to see the finished product. You do outstanding work John-w.

How would you compare the MFH kits against Studio 27? They're both bloody expensive but they certainly fill in the gaps that plastic doesn't offer.

#7 John-w

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 15:21

How would you compare the MFH kits against Studio 27? They're both bloody expensive but they certainly fill in the gaps that plastic doesn't offer.


The MFH kits have more details but they are more expensive as Studio 27.

Here are some photos from the MFH Ford engine with a lot of details.

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The question is now, what can I see from all the deatils? nothing :mad:
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John-w


#8 Barry Boor

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 14:19

I'm most fascinated to know what colour you are going to paint this model.

Papaya is a very hard one to match.

#9 David Lawson

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 16:09

Barry

I use Hycote Ford Signal Orange which is pretty close to my eye.

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#10 biercemountain

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 16:40

The detail on the inside of the engine is insane. Of course why it's there when it will probably never be seen is anyone's guess. Oh well, it would be great for a garage scene with the car partially disassembled.

#11 John-w

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 16:31

I'm most fascinated to know what colour you are going to paint this model.
Papaya is a very hard one to match.


For painting this model I use Zero Paints, primer and McLaren orange.
Zero Paints

Here is a little update.

Gear box and oil tank
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Engine and gear box.
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Airbrushed bodywork and chassis.
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More soon

John-w


#12 Tonecas

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 16:40

The detail on the inside of the engine is insane. Of course why it's there when it will probably never be seen is anyone's guess. Oh well, it would be great for a garage scene with the car partially disassembled.

Probably a nice option would be to make a diorama with a repair shop and one of the heads of the V8 removed as if it was being repaired. This way the inside of the engine detail would be on display.

#13 Tony Kingston

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 09:19

Probably a nice option would be to make a diorama with a repair shop and one of the heads of the V8 removed as if it was being repaired. This way the inside of the engine detail would be on display.


With all eight pistons at TDC, I would send it back to Northampton.

#14 Barry Boor

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 09:23

:lol:

#15 biercemountain

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 12:49

With all eight pistons at TDC, I would send it back to Northampton.


With all due respect the pistons to appear to be in different locations one to the other. I'll leave the firing sequence, stroke distances et al. to an expert. :drunk:

#16 Tim Murray

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 13:22

This website has a lot of technical info on the DFV, including the firing order:

http://www.historice.../dfv/specs.html

#17 Tony Kingston

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 21:20

With all due respect the pistons to appear to be in different locations one to the other. I'll leave the firing sequence, stroke distances et al. to an expert. :drunk:


So would I (leave it to an expert, that is).

John, you are doing a good job with the model. The M7 was one of my favourites.

#18 John-w

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 10:12

Hello,

here is the next update.

Rear suspension
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Ready for completion the chassis.
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I am missing on Bruce McLaren's car in Germany and Canada the logo "McLAREN CARS" does anybody know more?

John-w

#19 John-w

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 09:01

Hello,

here are some new photos.

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More soon

John-w

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#20 Barry Boor

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 11:44

Model? Nah.... I reckon it's a real one. :clap:

#21 JacnGille

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 12:44

:up:

#22 Nigel Beresford

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 22:43

I am missing on Bruce McLaren's car in Germany and Canada the logo "McLAREN CARS" does anybody know more?

John-w


Pictures show McLaren running the spare car no. 34 without the 'McLaren Cars' signwriting in practice at Brands, plus (as you say) racing in Germany, Canada (and also Italy) in presumably the same chassis.

The signwriting of the 'McLaren Cars' and the driver's name on the Colnbrook McLarens was hand painted (not decals), so presumably there was some problem finding time to get that tub painted.



#23 John-w

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 15:47

The signwriting of the 'McLaren Cars' and the driver's name on the Colnbrook McLarens was hand painted (not decals), so presumably there was some problem finding time to get that tub painted.

Thanks for this information


Hello,
today the M7A was on my diorama, here are some photos

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#24 Tonecas

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 17:28

Hello,
today the M7A was on my diorama, here are some photos

Excellent work - congratulations. :clap: Looks like a real one. :clap:

#25 bschenker

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 19:46

Have my doubts that there has been such a situation ever.

Engine complete, with perhaps a second one, but without the parts removed, yes.



But a very nice work.

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#26 John-w

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 18:08

Have my doubts that there has been such a situation ever.
Engine complete, with perhaps a second one, but without the parts removed, yes.


Hello bschenker,
yes I know these photos are not realistic but it was the last chance to show modelers all
the details from this kit before final assembly. A few years ago you gave the tip with the
correct color for the Hewland gear box, I hope it is better now, thanks.


The car is finished now, here are some photos.

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#27 JacnGille

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 21:50

:up: :up: :up:

#28 Tonecas

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 22:49

Excellent work, it looks really good finished - congratulations. :clap:

#29 barrykm

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 18:20

Hi John - I've only just seen this thread now, astounding work. It looks fabulous.

(Years ago I didn't have the patience or the skill to complete a Tamiya 1/12 Ferrari 312, let alone even thinking about painting it where necessary)

Edited by barrykm, 17 February 2013 - 18:21.