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Frame and swingarm look amazing, like real metal👍
looking really great.
I wish I could take credit for the frame. That's the kit chrome 🙂
Nice one, Bossy. I really need to finally build a bike too.
They are fun kits. Sadly, they're damn near impossible to get for a reasonable price ( imho). Even Japanese auction sites are getting to be too much. Hopefully, Tamiya will rerelease some someday.
Tamiya are on the more pricey side but they are with some other japanese manufacturers undoubtedly the best bike and car kits out there
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Step one is to paint the red. I tried Testors jar by airbrush. After about 10 coats, it didn't appear to be getting any darker. This lead me to try something chancy:I remasked the thing and went over the Testors with TS36 (that I had been trying to find an alternative to in the first place). Thankfully the 2 didn't react to one another.
I dunno.....may have to strip and try again.....
....stripped, i'll try again...
Mate, I always do light colours first. On this, I would do white, then clear coat, allow to dry for a few days, then mask carefully, a quick shoot of clear, then about 30 minutes later, shoot the red. I'm not telling you how to suck eggs, that's just what I would do. I hate seeing a fellow modeller struggle
Yeah, the problem was spraying Tamiya TS36 over Testors Fluo red. The 2 reacted with one another and the TS cracked.
Okay! Project is back on track! 2nd try came out sweet! Back to good ol TS36 (five bloody coats!). But for a change, no little leaks in the corners of the masking. Hurrah!
I only bothered to look at the metal pretzel parts.....this should be fun.
Project 4/9 went off the rails again. Come to find out TS 36 likes to crack. Attempt #3 will be with Gaia paints.
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One of the most epic paint schemes for a F1 car. Well done Bossy 👍
It's interesting; I missed a piece that , if memory serves, separated the engine and the gear box which I was afraid had screwed the whole thing up as the rear wheels and rear wing were that centimeter off. Somehow I managed to jam the whole thing together. John, was it the front body part or the rear that won't sit for you?
Nice job Bossy! I will watch my parts very carefully, all 12 million of them. Just started cutting parts off the sprue yesterday.
Yep, i thought i'd built enough Cosworths that I didn't need to pay attention to the instructions and well, I was wrong. Oops! But I salvaged it. One of these days I should get back to the Elio version.
Yeah, I can't recall any problems with the front. But I built it "so long ago" that I can't remember. When I realized my mistake with the engine/gear box, I actually boxed this one and bought another one and started it. Then for some reason, I broke this one out, jammed the rear end on and was pleasantly surprised it all worked. Slapped on the kit decals ( I really had no intention of doing a Mansell or a smoke free version) and that's what I got.
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Here we go.....
Looking great so far!
All decorated, now for some wheels n such.
Mock up, almost done.
Just those pesky mirrors left....
Done. Need some better light for better pics...
The red stripe is a decal. The kit comes with both the red and whitr stripe to go over painted blue, as I did and also comes with giant blue decals that have the red and white pinstripes but those are SUCH a headache to get to set without creasing, etc. That and I didn't like Studio 27s shade of blue.
The one time i've managed to use SpazStix chrome over large areas and get it to look good.
Would love to put the cowling on but the inner part of the cockpit won't fit over the wires and hoses.....damnit.
Beautiful build Bossy!
No, the cowl doesn't come close because of the hoses and wires. The kit is actually set up that you can screw the cowl to the body from underneath, but they won't reach due to the plumbing, et al. But that's okay, I have Gilles' car open and Jodys car ready to race.
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Despite S27s CLEAR black and white photo, I got the rear suspension assembled. Note:the pieces for the drive sgafts they gave me are easily 2-3 cm too short. I have some spare brass rod that, while not the correct diameter, will be the correct length.
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Took a couple of hours to get it all masked up.
time well spent 🙂
Ha! I had to go back and remask it .....THREE more times! I sharpened up the stripe across the engine cover. Then realized that area at the back of the engine cover is visible and it isnt blue. And a few hours later, I worried that the blue up on the snorkel wouldn't be wide enough, so mask it for a 3rd time. But, it helps to get rid of mylar bags.
Studio 27 gave one LONG U shaped decal for the stripes on the tub.......that didn't work very well. I had to order a set of Museum Collection decals for a second try. They were clever enough to divide it into 3 pieces that worked out far better.
Either I didn't paint my blue stripes wide enough or S27s font is too small. It'll have to do.
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Thanks. The one thing I notice; I cheat on the inside tyre markings by only doing one and then positioning it so that one is seen....I forgot to do that last part. Drivers left front is blank.....oops.
Beautiful Zanardi's ride 👍
I found some more pics of this on my PC ( instead of my tab). And I didn't bother to note that this project includes a 3D printed set of pieces to correct the front wing and add snorkels to the brake ducts on the rear wheels which are also necessary for anyone wishing to make a correct Michael Schumacher version of this car.
The 3D pieces can be found here: https://www.shapeways.com/product/2YYQQ4TXD/jordan-191-spa-brake-ducts-and-front-flaps?optionId=68547279&li=marketplace
October 4, 2020
My blue box has the serial number of ST27-FK2046
Now I have the correct box art to go with the project. Very important😉
I added the link to the kit here on Scalemates, it automatically shows the picture of the item then.
You have a different kit it seems, mine has number ST27-FK20190 (like in the picture).
Could you check if there is a year on the instructions? Mine has 2006 in the lower left corner on the front page.
I looked but it's all Japanese text. It does say Kit No. 46.
And we begin with a resin body and a metal floor.
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