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Senna McLaren [FINISHED 4-30-21]

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Senna McLaren [FINISHED 4-30-21]
Posted by Scale-Master on Friday, April 9, 2021 7:39 PM
I'm building this one straight out of the box, but changing up the colors (compared to the instruction call outs) to match some versions I found online.
First up was to paint the single piece monocoque semi-gloss black then gloss black for the cockpit area.  I used TS-29 and LP-1.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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Posted by Scale-Master on Sunday, April 18, 2021 8:21 PM
The LP-1 Black (thinned with Tamiya lacquer thinner) checked and crazed over the TS-29 as it dried overnight.  (The TS-29 was shot 24 hours before the Gloss Black.)  Not the first time I've used this paint, but the first time something less than good resulted.
 
So I sanded it out and reshot with decanted TS-14 and had no adverse reaction.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    January 2020
  • From: Maryland
Posted by wpwar11 on Sunday, April 18, 2021 9:07 PM

I hear this is a great kit.  We're coming up to May 1.  The day legendary racer Aryton Senna lost his life at Imola.  Good luck with your build.

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Posted by Scale-Master on Monday, April 19, 2021 10:58 AM

The parts and molding would suggest it's a great kit.  So far the fit does too...

 

I also painted the other gloss black body parts at the same time I repainted the roof section.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, April 19, 2021 7:16 PM

Nice save on the paint.  I'll be following along - considering this kit for the stash Cool

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Scale-Master on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 9:11 PM
These are the body parts that will be shot white.  (I'm doing the end plates of the rear spoiler in the accent color.)

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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  • From: Albany, NY
Posted by jeffpez on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 7:01 AM

I'm looking forward to you completing this build because I'm having a significant problem with mine and want to see how you solve it. I'm trying to insert the finished chasis/interior into the body and can't get it to fit. It gets about 3/4 in and then is hung up somewhere but I can't figure out where. The sides of the body need to be spread, as the instructions show, but it won't give enough for everything to fit. I've had several parts fall off from the strain and hear cracking sounds but it won't go. I'm packing it up and will wait until you get to this point. Other than that everything fit well and I loved the kit. 

 

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Posted by Scale-Master on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 7:03 PM

I'll pay attention to that Jeff and let you know if I see something.

 

The calipers are called out to be the same color as the body accent pieces, but I thought the photos of the real car in the instructions indicated otherwise.  I liked the anodized look so I used TS-54, TS-17 and TS-72 to get close enough.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, April 22, 2021 12:27 PM
The engine is engineered "without parts count escalating excessively", and I'm sure when it's under the glass it will look fine.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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Posted by Scale-Master on Saturday, April 24, 2021 2:58 PM
I have completed steps 1 and 2…

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Posted by Bakster on Saturday, April 24, 2021 4:43 PM

keavdog

Nice save on the paint.  I'll be following along - considering this kit for the stash Cool

 

Ditto

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Posted by Scale-Master on Saturday, April 24, 2021 7:43 PM
I started painting the seats to match the photos of a real one I found.  TS-53 and TS-23 both mixed with Dullcote.

 

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, April 24, 2021 11:23 PM

The seats look gorgeous.

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Posted by Scale-Master on Sunday, April 25, 2021 6:35 PM

Thanks!

 

The chassis builds up very quickly once all the painting is done.  The fit is still excellent so far.
I went the accent color for the parking brake calipers.

 

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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Posted by Scale-Master on Sunday, April 25, 2021 7:05 PM
Dash…

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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Posted by Scale-Master on Monday, April 26, 2021 12:48 PM
The wheels got some blue too.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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Posted by Scale-Master on Monday, April 26, 2021 7:05 PM
The dash with the steering wheel and display is installed.
The door panels are done, the exterior accent color was used on the struts.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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Posted by Scale-Master on Monday, April 26, 2021 7:20 PM
The interior is done.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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Posted by Scale-Master on Monday, April 26, 2021 8:47 PM
Before I added the roof and glass parts I test fitted this assembly over the chassis/interior.  It fell into place easily (and was a lot harder to remove than install).
I used the LP Smoke paint for the top glass pieces.  It says not to cement these clear parts in, and can be assembled without any, but I used a few tiny drops of canopy glue at the locating tabs just to keep them in place until the center section was installed to lock them to the car.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, April 26, 2021 11:32 PM

Very very cool. Model is looking awesome and great progress.

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  • From: Albany, NY
Posted by jeffpez on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 2:02 PM

I'd previously mentioned that I couldn't get the finished body and chasis to fit together so I set them aside and went on to something else. After reading that you had no problems I picked up mine and it simply popped together with ease. I don't know why I had trouble and don't know why this time I didn't but I'm more than happy with the result. Now I can finish it.

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Posted by Scale-Master on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 2:03 PM

That's awesome Jeff!

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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Posted by Scale-Master on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 2:03 PM
The glass is in except for the lower door windows.  Beautifully engineered to fit and trap the glass in place.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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Posted by Scale-Master on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 4:33 PM
The parts fit continues to impress.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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Posted by Scale-Master on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 6:40 PM
The headlights are designed to go together very cleanly.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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Posted by Scale-Master on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 8:23 PM
More well-fitting body parts…

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, April 29, 2021 12:54 PM
The glass and body panels are all installed.
The engine/chassis is done too.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    May 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Friday, April 30, 2021 7:50 AM

I have been watching this build from afar and I like the quality that you are putting into this build.  Excellent!

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Posted by Scale-Master on Friday, April 30, 2021 3:50 PM

Thanks Mike!  Highly recommendable kit!

 

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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Posted by Scale-Master on Friday, April 30, 2021 3:51 PM
All Finished. 
Amazing engineering.  Excellent kit!

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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