Sunday, July 20, 2008, 12:57 AM - MG 1/12 F1-2000Now it's time to prep the monster monocoque. This is one huge piece of resin and casting is very bad... and resin stinks too.. When I do the filing on the resin, I always submerge them into water to avoid toxin resin dust flying around..
Before I start, I drilled all holes for suspension arms and test fit ted them. Fitting is lousy as expected and a lot of bend and twists are needed.
I used 30 min epoxy glue to put together the monocoque piece, then put on Tamiya epoxy quick type putty to fill the huge gaps.
After heavy sanding, it looks like this.. I expect a lot of filling and sanding will follow...
Guys, MG stuff is really tough to build and their parts are pretty bad... I would recommend to avoid MG kit..
Tuesday, July 8, 2008, 07:07 PM - Modeling RelatedSOLD
I am thinning out my Studio 27 collections.
Studio 27 1/20 Williams Renault FW19. Asking $155. Championship machine piloted by Jacgues Villeneuve in 1997. This is original release that has been out of production for 10+ years and tobacco decals is included. The re-release version does not include tobacco decal and you need to pay extra for that. Kit is in mint condition. Please email email@example.com if interested.
More pic at For Sale Section
Monday, July 7, 2008, 10:22 PM - MG 1/12 F1-2000Finally got some time to work on the MG Ferrari. CFed front wing underside winglets and glued them on with krazy glue.
Next will be test all suspension arms, uprights and wheels onto the big resin body.. Then puttying and sanding on main body... priming, painting, polishing etc etc.... long way to go..
Tuesday, June 24, 2008, 09:00 PM - GeneralTrying out slide.com stuff. Seems interesting.
Slide show of my Minardi
A skinned TV with youtube content
Sunday, June 1, 2008, 08:55 AM - MG 1/12 F1-2000I spent the last long weekend to clearcoat and polish the wing parts. I put 3 layers of Gunze super clear II CL 184 and polished them with Tamiya compound and wax. So far the result looks pretty good. Originally I planned to spray 2 layers of clearcoat only, however, I oversprayed the 1st layer and it wrinkled the decal. Therefore I needed to put 1 more coat so that clearcoat can level out the wrinkle texture...
I put together the rear wing last night with 30 min epoxy glue. The fit of lower wing element is bad.. but as long as the gap on both sides are symmetrical, I will just let it go.