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McLaren M7A 1968, Bruce McLaren. Model Factory Hiro, 1/20. 11 months 1 week ago #1

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Hi,

The Ferrari 3121 F1 1967 is finished...
Time for the Gorgeous 1968 McLaren M7A!

This is of course the beautiful kit from Model Factory Hiro, 1/20.
The first step of the post will not be a building phase, but a quick Kit Review :wink:



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The plastic box:


White Metal:








Other parts:






I hope you will enjoy this WIP...


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Decals:




Instruction shhets:










This is one of my favourite Formula one!

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Me again...

I've started the build few months ago but I'm still progressing on the Rooooaaaaring Papaya.
So let's start!

Test fit, holes and... rivets!















Some parts of the engine were sanded:



Cockpit parts prepared, drilled and riveted using ss rivets, pre assembled but not yet polished:



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The white metal side water pipes replaced by brass pipes and alu holders.
Edi did the same on his build.





Rivets ok.



Test fitting with screws:





Primer:





Black is black:



This is the black I use to paint the propellers at the air club.
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That's very detailed and nicely done so far, looks great.
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Again and again...

The stunning Widia (Bosica) Vellocity stacks for V8 DFV:







... What else?!

A/N fittings from the kit:



Orange!!
McLaren Orange from GC: I love it!!





Nose (sorry for the horrible picture...) with tiny PE moustache installed and rear wing ready for primer


Oil tank with weld lines and test fit of the stunning RB Motion anodized A/N fittings:



Quick "fill" of the inside of the radiator with lead wire.
Enough once both front and rear grids will be placed.




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Very Impressive!
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Officially speechless !!





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Gorgeous work there mate. That metal work looks so good, it seems such a shame to paint it up. Looks like a great kit too. Very detailed.
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Looking like a great kit, very highly detailed. Going to be another stunner
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Looking so good. I'm going to enjoy this building thread.
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Awesome stuff

I remember watching the Bathurst 1000 on TV in 92 when Denny Hulme died :(
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Amazing detail going into this, what an impressive kit.
Looks awesome :)
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Hi,

Thanks a lot for all your kind comments Mates!

Radiator almost finished:





Front bulkhead riveted and modified.
New mount using once again Rob's parts instead of the molded white metal.







test:







Damper is also modified in order to fit the new machined head.



I'm sorry to make so much post, but I have (and like to!) a lot of pictures and must not exceed 10 per post.
So, I will post few replies ;)

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Me again.

Nose ready for primer:





Holes opened :





Primer from Gravity:



Steering wheel prepared and masked:







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Guess who?...

Family picture:







Test on the other version of the windshield.



Front bulkhead unmasked and ready for completion:





A small "T" fitting is quickly done.



New modification for the upper part of the damper and the upper triangle:



Steering wheel is almost done and waiting for oils:



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Small details added on the pedals:







Brake fluid bottles detailed and installed.





Adding few details on the steering box:





The Roooaaaring Papaya is still progressing!

Velocity stacks are finished.





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I was not that happy with the cam covers...



So I replaced the white metal molded ones by some 0.8 Calibre 35 made from resin:








McLaren Papaya Orange for the front extractor... I forgot.



Forward triangles ready:



Fuel pumps ready :





Studying how I will put the harness.
Hardware from F1 Specialties, T3B.





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Hairy DFV!







details added on the "electronic" box:



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And on the admission ramps:



Pics of the Cosworth with the sub assemblies installed and few details:



















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Time to work on the Hewland Gearbox.

Parts were already sand blasted then primed with GC light grey primer... sorry for the picture!






Parts drilled where I'd add some details.
The A/N line is ready.

Black quickly sprayed.



Test fitting:





Washes , dry brushes, oils accessories and more soon.

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Dry bushes with Polished Steel , Polished Alu from chez Humbrol Metal Cote.
Oil job with Rembrandt (Extra fine) S├ępia and W&N Artists Ivory Black, Gris de Payne et Outremer.

Of course RB Motion bolts and washers were used.
Pics will tell more:





















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First of all, sorry for the (very!) poor quality pics...
I will try to make some better ones.

Brake calipers and the stub axle (?) were chemically burnished.











Brake calipers were "stolen" to the M19 in order to replace those supplied in the kit.

rear axle parts are prepared and drilled... too much drilled!
I had to play with the low temp solder in order to fill the hole in the lower part, then sand, but now it's ok.









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Brass knobs for the dampers.
Same method than those done for the Ferrari 312F1.
They will be burnished.



Primer and paint for everybody:







As usual, radiator is filled.





Better pics than those from yesterday:





Weld lines added.
It's a bit rude for now, but with primer and flat black it should be ok.
If not... I'll undo it and will make the weld lines with the iron as it was tested initially.





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Dampers almost finished.
A Koni stucker was added...
Just now need a light oil wash.





Primer and paint session .











Front dampers clear coated:



Not that happy with the weld lines I find pretty rude and out of scale...
I will decide what to do after "weathering" job on this side exhaust.

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Gearbox/Engine assembly and test fit: cooool!

Time for pictures:



















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Maybe I will do something like that for the weld lines:



This is the other solution regarding the exhaust weld lines.
I made a real flat weld line with low temp solder.
It was then masked with liquid mask and treated with burnishing product.







A mask a bit larger was then done before shooting primer and mat black



I think I will add few accessories:



Not that happy with the former result: Plouf! gone to swim in the cellulose thinner.
New black layer sprayed



ZP Black on the gloves too:



... and Pure White on the helmet:





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Maskol off, ZP Translucent blue and W&N Ivory black wash down on the weld lines area:





Not decided yet...

Couldn't resist to compare the DFV with the 500 F2 engine!
Should have done the same with the Tipo 218 V12 of the312F1...









Transmission progress:









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That is some kit!!! You are doing an outstanding job!
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Oil coooooler; A/N fittings & braided line!











Transmission is now almost done.
Once the exhaust finished, engine and gearbox can be assembled, then fasten to the rear bulkhead.









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