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Accurate Miniatures - McLaren M8B

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  • From: Shrewsbury, UK
Accurate Miniatures - McLaren M8B
Posted by Martsmodels on Tuesday, May 6, 2003 2:37 PM
I've just got hold of a mint sealed kit of this car (#5004 Oscar Koveleski/Tony Adamowicz version) and was a bit disappointed when I read thru' the instruction leaflet (if you can call a 40 page book a leaflet!!) to find that the you have to decide which way to display the model because of all the detail in it.

I would always want to have it displayed as seen on the track and have the option of removing parts as and when I wanted to do that to show it off differently - evidently this is not possible with this model.

On looking thru the 'book' it appears that it may be possible to make the rear wing removeable to allow the rear bodywork to be taken off if desired.

Has anyone tried this??? What would be the best way to display without having an 'exploded' model but still show how the car looked.


sorry about this one - if you haven't seen this kit you probably won't have a clue what I am talking about - hope someone has some input though.

All the best M
Martin http://www.freewebs.com/martsmodels/
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, May 6, 2003 8:22 PM
hey Crasher
Here is my solution, I have three of em, all will be displayed diffrentely, one ready to run, one with all panels off, and the other somewhere in between.
Shawn
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, May 6, 2003 10:15 PM
Crasher,
I don't have the kit, but I remember reading the reviews about it. I also remember reading a review where the builder decided that he was going to *make* it work so that all of the parts could be used and displayed in either way. If I remember correctly, he seriously struggled and advised that it couldn't be done.

M.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, May 9, 2003 11:21 AM
Yes ,it can be, I just finished mine a couple months ago. What you need to do is remember as you are building that all the creepy crawlers (wiring and hoses) needs to be glued down so they dont stick up and interfere with the body panels fit. Then I used two small pieces of Milliput and molded them to fit over the rear spoiler supports then glued the other sides to the rear spoiler. This makes the spoiler able to either sit on its mounted position or come off for display. A little bit of sanding and fiddling with the panels will give them a tighter fit.
I have pictures and can send them if you want. Just give me you e-mail.
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Posted by Martsmodels on Saturday, May 10, 2003 5:16 AM
Harv - great stuff!! Thought it looked possible. Yes pics would be nice please.

martinswire@hotmail.com

Look forward to hearing from you. Regards
Martin http://www.freewebs.com/martsmodels/
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, May 12, 2003 1:54 PM
Harv,
Glad to see that someone figured out how to make it work. Perhaps you have some pictures that you could post here? If you don't have any webspace, I'd be happy to put them on my webspace so that they can be posted. Send me an email if that would be helpful.

M.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, May 13, 2003 1:21 PM
Guys ,go to this link. It is the website for my local model club (RPM). There is pictures under the April pitboard.
Thanks, Scott
http://www.geocities.com/vintageguy.geo/rpm_apr.html
I also did the Superman Pro stock.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, May 13, 2003 2:21 PM
Nice work. thanks for link.

M.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, May 13, 2003 5:59 PM
Hey Harv,

Great job on the Superman Pro Stock. I've got one of those myself, just begging to be built.

Ray
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  • From: Shrewsbury, UK
Posted by Martsmodels on Tuesday, May 13, 2003 8:49 PM
Thanks Harv - that's a really nice job you've done. Congrats and all that stuff.

Hope mine turns out as well!
Martin http://www.freewebs.com/martsmodels/
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  • From: Upper left side of the lower Penninsula of Mich
Posted by dkmacin on Friday, July 11, 2003 5:55 PM
Ahh so that is how it's done!

However. . .your webb site needs to update the "contact us" address. . .it doesn't work!

Don
I know it's only rock and roll, but I like it.
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Posted by Martsmodels on Friday, July 11, 2003 8:56 PM
Thanks for rejuvinating this thread 'dkmacin' - however things ain't as simple as they seem. I was told that this kit was a b***h and it is. At present it may turn out to be a 'workshop queen' as it back in the box while I temper my frustration with it. The rear wing support seems to have no relation to the part where it has to fit and | am considering making another up from soldered wire because there is no way that I can make the piece that I have fit as it should. Also the rear body support has a location on one side only which means that it won't fit straight in any plane. Any ideas, Scott (Harv), how to get around these problems.??????

"beauty is in the eye of the beerholder"
Martin http://www.freewebs.com/martsmodels/
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  • From: Upper left side of the lower Penninsula of Mich
Posted by dkmacin on Saturday, July 12, 2003 9:12 AM
Hard to believe this is an Accurate Miniatures kit isn't it?
I have an old Auto Union McLaren C kit that has so much better fit and it was molded years ago!
Didn't the AM McLaren kit suggest after market parts for a better fit of the body panels?
I'd like mine to be open, seems a shame to cover all the detail. . .

Don
I know it's only rock and roll, but I like it.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, July 15, 2003 3:19 PM
Built two small extensions (round ,about 1/3" in diameter,) with slots in them the same size as the wing support ends. As you mentioned the wing supports are not even at all so I placed the extensions over the supports then glued on the wing side only.
Making sure the wing was straight. (The supports are not) This makes the wing removable so you can remove it to see the engine compartment.

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