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McLaren MP4/4 "My Biggest Project" 1:8

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McLaren MP4/4 "My Biggest Project" 1:8

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Hello modelers,

after finishing my MP4/5b I started a new project. As you can read in the title this will be my biggest project. Senna 1st title car the legendary MP4/4. The kit is from Kyosho. I started with the engine. Though I received some good progress during the last 3 weeks there is still a lot to do. Due to the big scale you can do a lot of detailing and yes I will do everything I'm able to.
The most time consuming thing was to achieve a realistic look of the air intake on the top of the motor. The special structure was not easy to achieve but im satisfied. After that I worked on the engine in general and added the first details, like the small springs in front of the air intake and drilling some holes for the rivets. Also I finished the exhausts I love this glowing look, it looks a bit too much on the photos but in real it is a match. Maybe there will be a bit washing to filter the glowing effect a little bit. A bit of carbon work was also done, I hate to carbonize brake ducts but now its finished.

Lets have a look to the pictures:

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thx for watching
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Re: McLaren MP4/4 "My Biggest Project" 1:8

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Amazing start on this huge monster, the exhaust is looking great, i would not do changings on that, looks perfect! :)
Still bookmarked this build, will be following with interest! :D
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I’ve been waiting a while for someone to do a WiP on this big kit. Will be watching this one. Great progress so far. Leave those exhaust pipes just like they are.
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this is going to be good, subscribed!

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thank you very much guys, especially to gp-models. He supported me with 64MB of reference pics and that helps a lot.
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Great start on this monster. I will be watching this WIP to see all the great detail that can be added.

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Very nice. Love the exhaust pipes
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senninha wrote:thank you very much guys, especially to gp-models. He supported me with 64MB of reference pics and that helps a lot.

Happy that i could help a bit on this one, a big thank you for supporting myself with the instructions you send me, a big help to me too! :)
Looking forward to your progress, the result will be spectecular i bet!
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Superb work on the carbon fiber for the turbo and brake ducts, it is sooooo hard to get the decals to conform to the compound curves. Wonder why no-one ever produced a high detail kit for this model; Seanmain had talked about it a while back. Qualitywise it is the best of all the subscription kits, the paint quality is like glass, no orange peel, dust, etc that one encounters in other subscription kits.

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The paint quality on mine was ok, but there was dust in some areas. The problem is, that the cowling consists of 4 parts. So you see big lines and it looks like revell junior kit. Concerning that you have the brush the cowling again after sanding and sanding to reach a smooth surface. Another „show stopper“ is the material you can‘t removing the paint with for example dowanol. In this context the paint is like glass :)
So have to remove it with sanding paper. NeverthelessThe overall quality is very good
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