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Benetton B195 Academy

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Re: Benetton B195 Academy

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Looks spot on, good job!
How will you fix the rim issue? Do you know that the wheels are not scale?
I have this kit too in my stash, are there any replacement decals around?
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Re: Benetton B195 Academy

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Nice work Hein!
The paintwork looks really great, the masking was certainly not an easy task - you definitely have my appreciation!
gp-models wrote: Mon Jun 21, 2021 6:39 am Looks spot on, good job!
How will you fix the rim issue? Do you know that the wheels are not scale?
I have this kit too in my stash, are there any replacement decals around?
I think there are some decals from Museum Collection - no. MCLDC-526
Greetings Thomas
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Re: Benetton B195 Academy

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gp-models wrote: Mon Jun 21, 2021 6:39 am Do you know that the wheels are not scale?
I have this kit too in my stash, are there any replacement decals around?
Really?? What’s the problem with them? I never noticed
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Re: Benetton B195 Academy

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The rear tires are too big in diameter and the front tires are too wide. Not much, but you can see it.
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Re: Benetton B195 Academy

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Thanks guys for the compliments!

Yes i used (as steienitrabi mentioned) the museum collection decals.
gp-models wrote: Mon Jun 21, 2021 6:39 am Looks spot on, good job!
How will you fix the rim issue? Do you know that the wheels are not scale?
I have this kit too in my stash, are there any replacement decals around?
I know.. i opened up the spokes to give it a little more realistic apperance,. As for the tyres i will try to sand them a little bit more to scale.. and i keep my eyes open for a cheap Tamiya F310b to use as a wheel donor.
Btw: non of the decals include the GY tyre logo's so i will use a spray template for this one i guess.
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Re: Benetton B195 Academy

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Did you use the kit decals or did you use aftermarket ones? I remember the kit supplied decals when I made mine where trash. Would not adhere, broke up etc. Ruined my build. You look to have made a lovely job with yours. The masking of the livery is very nice, big appreciation of your technique.
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Re: Benetton B195 Academy

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Wow looks really good!
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Re: Benetton B195 Academy

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Yes right, the Y-spokes are closed and out of scale, on top the tyre fitting issue.
You can also use the correction wheels from GF-models, they look way better.

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Re: Benetton B195 Academy

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Masking the paint job must have been a challenge gr to say the least but the results are great. Nice job!
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Re: Benetton B195 Academy

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Hmmm... is it possible that tyres differ between batches of this kit_ :roll: My tyres are 31mm diameter both, which looks quite spot-on for me. Widths at 14 and 18 also look fine. :) What are yours, guys?
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