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Benetton B195 Academy

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Re: Benetton B195 Academy

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Front Tyre: Ø 31,0mm, 15,6mm, tread 13,6mm
Rear Tyre: Ø 31,9mm, 18,8mm, tread 16,9mm

GF Models Rims are a great alternative to opening the spokes.
Greetings Thomas
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Re: Benetton B195 Academy

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When i get back from work i will measure the tyres. I have to say they dont look that bad...
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Re: Benetton B195 Academy

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I honestly never noticed, and I have devoted quite a little time to inspect this car, and I am a wheel freak/geek as you know :D
We always tend to think rear wheel is a bit taller (historically it's been) and I bey it is in most kits of this era. I'd even say in real life. Nevertheless a difference of just 1mm is not noticeable IMHO. In fact in my case it's fronts that are like 0.7mm bigger :shock: :shock:
Gotta check the F310B ones.
BTW, yes rims are not perfect, beyond the not hollow trieangles. But I'd also say Tamiya F310 ones are not perfect either. I think F2000 are better... but talking from memory now :D
Nevertheless, in this case, with them painted white and with the blue or green circles they surely make the part, as this design is quite striking and detracts your attention from slight design inaccuracies...
My 2 cents!! :lol:
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Re: Benetton B195 Academy

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steinietrabi wrote: Tue Jun 22, 2021 4:16 am Front Tyre: Ø 31,0mm, 15,6mm, tread 13,6mm
Rear Tyre: Ø 31,9mm, 18,8mm, tread 16,9mm

GF Models Rims are a great alternative to opening the spokes.
The same measurements here.
For my built for now it's a 'use as is'.

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Re: Benetton B195 Academy

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very nice, just starting my kit hope it turns out half as good as yours,please post photos of finished model, thanks
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Re: Benetton B195 Academy

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This weekend i spent time clear coating and polish the Benneton. Now i'm at the point of assembly and the final details. Still have to build the cockpit interior. But end is in sight. :D
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Re: Benetton B195 Academy

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That looks really nice!
I missed this thread in the beginning, so let me say your hard work in sculpting the body has paid off. It is much improved compared to what it was, and looks more what it should be!

Do you have any websites with reference photos that we can bookmark? I too have this kit on my shelf, and.. well.. I am too scared to start it! ;)
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Re: Benetton B195 Academy

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Very impressive! I might have this kit somewhere in my closet. After seeing the effort and skill it took to achieve your result it is going to stay hidden!
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Re: Benetton B195 Academy

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The paint and decal work look fantastic!

Patiently waiting for you to finish it.
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Re: Benetton B195 Academy FINISHED

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The Benneton is finished, kit with a lot of challenges to get right, but a joy to build.
Only thing thats missing are the GY tyre markings, not present in the kit and not at the museum collection sheet, will keep my eye on some decals to complete it.
Anyway I enjoyed this build and thanks for watching :D

Hein
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