Please note that the Forum login system is now separate from F1M.com's. If you have had issues logging into the Forums, try resetting your password at: https://forum.f1m.com/app.php/user/forgot_password

Also, you must login with your username and not your email address.

1:12 MFH McLaren MP 4/5B - Sennas 2nd Championship

Models in progress... including non-F1 models.

Topic author
senninha
F1 Test Driver
F1 Test Driver
Posts: 264
Joined: Sun Jun 28, 2015 4:55 am

Re: 1:12 MFH McLaren MP 4/5B - Sennas 2nd Championship

Post by senninha »

Good evening from Germany,

the motor is almost finished.. and what should I say.. it was a mess... lot of fitting problems and without sanding the cowling there is no chance to place the motor under the cowling.. but in the end the motor looks good at least from my perspective..
enough words here are the pics

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

hope you like
User avatar

lezdep
FOTA Chairman
FOTA Chairman
Posts: 3400
Joined: Tue Aug 23, 2005 2:42 am
Location: Toronto

Re: 1:12 MFH McLaren MP 4/5B - Sennas 2nd Championship

Post by lezdep »

It does look great ! I see it has quite a bit in common with engine in MP4/6.
Looking forward to more progress. Love MP4/5B

jaykay
FOTA Chairman
FOTA Chairman
Posts: 2476
Joined: Thu Apr 03, 2003 10:35 am

Re: 1:12 MFH McLaren MP 4/5B - Sennas 2nd Championship

Post by jaykay »

Looking good indeed!
Did you sand only on the cowling or also on the engine itself?

Topic author
senninha
F1 Test Driver
F1 Test Driver
Posts: 264
Joined: Sun Jun 28, 2015 4:55 am

Re: 1:12 MFH McLaren MP 4/5B - Sennas 2nd Championship

Post by senninha »

good morning,

@ lezdep: thx for the nice comment
@ jaykay: Mostly the cowling because the block is too high. Further I sanded the part between the left and the right part of the motor block, because the fitting of the motor parts is very bad. But you must sanding the block a bit on the inner side also, because the cylinder heads doesn't fit, they bounce heavy :)
User avatar

gp-models
FOTA Chairman
FOTA Chairman
Posts: 2565
Joined: Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:17 pm

Re: 1:12 MFH McLaren MP 4/5B - Sennas 2nd Championship

Post by gp-models »

Very nice work, looks good! :)

Topic author
senninha
F1 Test Driver
F1 Test Driver
Posts: 264
Joined: Sun Jun 28, 2015 4:55 am

Re: 1:12 MFH McLaren MP 4/5B - Sennas 2nd Championship

Post by senninha »

Hello modelers,

it´s been a while... :) but the MP4/5b is still on the bench. It was a lot of work to do, because the quality is not comparable to the MP4/6 from Tamiya and the Top Studio Set, so there was a lot of scratching because the original parts were partly worse (especially cockpit). But with a little bit effort you can achieve great results. I got also some problems with the stamped decals in the kit, after clear coating (maybe it was too heavy) you can't see the structure of the carbon, and the carbon was wrong for this period. So the first time I brushed the correct pattern of the monocoque panels... it was like painting a tank with camouflage, because in real you can see so many pictures, it changes from brown to gold, from gold to red and from red to blue... but enough words from myself, here are the pics.

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

I love these parts :)

Image

Image

I tried to imitate the realistic colors of the composite brakes by hand. I don't know how it looks in real but i like it

Image

Image

thank you for watching..

Image
Last edited by senninha on Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:05 am, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar

SteveNoble
FOTA Chairman
FOTA Chairman
Posts: 2270
Joined: Sun Jul 30, 2006 4:27 pm
Location: Barnsley, UK

Re: 1:12 MFH McLaren MP 4/5B - Sennas 2nd Championship

Post by SteveNoble »

Looks fabulous, very nice work on the carbon, especially the colours, they look incredibly realistic. Also the brakes look wow!!!
Steve Noble
User avatar

gp-models
FOTA Chairman
FOTA Chairman
Posts: 2565
Joined: Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:17 pm

Re: 1:12 MFH McLaren MP 4/5B - Sennas 2nd Championship

Post by gp-models »

fantastic work on the chassis, looks realistic, awesome job! :)
User avatar

marlborored
FOTA Chairman
FOTA Chairman
Posts: 2310
Joined: Thu Apr 22, 2004 1:45 pm
Favorite F1 Team or Driver: McLaren, Senna; Lotus, Clark
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
United States of America

Re: 1:12 MFH McLaren MP 4/5B - Sennas 2nd Championship

Post by marlborored »

Super impressive work!!!
User avatar

Indy1977TX
Minor Constructor
Minor Constructor
Posts: 902
Joined: Mon May 13, 2013 11:39 pm

Re: 1:12 MFH McLaren MP 4/5B - Sennas 2nd Championship

Post by Indy1977TX »

Really beautiful work. I have looked at this thread everyday for the last few days, there is so much to see. That engine is jewelry and the cockpit is extremely well done.

Jordan
Post Reply