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#1 Posted : 09 April 2012 10:44:35

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Hi everyone. I'm new to this forum thing and haven't built a model in many years but I couldn't resist the Mclaren, so here goes.
I live in the south of Johannesburg and have decided to use the newsagent route to getting the issues.
I hope to post pictures as the build progresses and would welcome advice from other modellers.
Here's the table that's been reserved for the next 85 weeks! and parts 1 & 2.
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#2 Posted : 09 April 2012 10:47:06

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Hi RM A big warm welcome to the Model Space Forum BigGrin You are off to a good startBigGrin Regards Mike
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#3 Posted : 09 April 2012 11:05:51

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Many thanks Mike. How far has this model gone in the UK?
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#4 Posted : 09 April 2012 11:23:29

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Hi RM Approx 50 ISSUESBigGrin Regards Mike
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#5 Posted : 10 April 2012 00:17:00

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I'm currently on issue 52 but issues 53-56 are due to be sent this week! BigGrin
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#6 Posted : 21 April 2012 16:38:57

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Have now got to part 4. The front wing is more or less complete but I've resisted fitting the flap stays as they have a mould split line through the centre and I want to have a look at the decals before going further. Would anyone recommend filing down the split line ? does the decal cover the loss of paint? Would be interested to hear.
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#7 Posted : 21 April 2012 20:43:09

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BigGrin A warm welcome RM1! Enjoy the build!
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#8 Posted : 01 May 2012 16:31:12

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Somewhere between parts 5 and 6. Couldn't resist balancing it all together to get an idea of the size.
It's sitting on a piece of 3mm Aluminium, 300 x 700, which I've sprayed matt black. This I'm planning to use as the base for a display case.
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#9 Posted : 01 May 2012 19:35:56

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Looking good RM1!
Current Buid:
HMS Victory
Next Build:
Captain Cook's Endeavour Collecting issues
Wish List:
Santa Ana
Bounty
Santisima-Trinidad
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#10 Posted : 02 June 2012 11:03:24

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Well....not much real progress. The local CNA didn't have enough of issue 8, so i didn't get!! Now on back order but still waiting. Then they didn't have any of issue 10 so still waiting. Have also subscribed but as yet no parts.....
Patience is a virtue so this build will do me a lot of good.
Decided to pass the time by doing a bit of detailing, having been inspired by some of the UK builds. I've added a bit of Metallic look to the top ends of the front push rods and am trying to get carbon decal from the UK.
i've added a picture of the real thing that I took last year.
Advice and comments from more experienced builders welcome.
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mclaren7.jpg
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#11 Posted : 02 June 2012 13:50:25

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Hi RM, a nice touchBigGrin Regards Mike
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#12 Posted : 03 June 2012 18:36:28

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Hey mate, that looks brilliant, very neat.
May I ask what you have used for the silver?
This is on my 'Mod List' so be interested to know what material you have used.

Building the McLaren MP4-23
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#13 Posted : 03 June 2012 23:17:10

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RM1 wrote:
Well....not much real progress. The local CNA didn't have enough of issue 8, so i didn't get!! Now on back order but still waiting. Then they didn't have any of issue 10 so still waiting. Have also subscribed but as yet no parts.....
Patience is a virtue so this build will do me a lot of good.
Decided to pass the time by doing a bit of detailing, having been inspired by some of the UK builds. I've added a bit of Metallic look to the top ends of the front push rods and am trying to get carbon decal from the UK.
i've added a picture of the real thing that I took last year.
Advice and comments from more experienced builders welcome.



there are some carbon fibre decals issued with issue 65 in the uk mabey it is the same for south africa
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#14 Posted : 20 June 2012 07:45:28

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Hi Malcom
Looking goodBigGrin
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Current Buid:
HMS Victory
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Captain Cook's Endeavour Collecting issues
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Santa Ana
Bounty
Santisima-Trinidad
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#15 Posted : 23 June 2012 16:40:42

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The first composite push rod to appear from the autoclave !! quite pleased with the result. The next challenge is the wishbones....
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#16 Posted : 24 June 2012 07:00:08

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at last!! first issues delivered from the subscription. Even got the keyring. let's hope this continues every four weeks.
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#17 Posted : 24 June 2012 10:48:32

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Hi Malcom
I subscribed from the second issue, had 2 glitches over a year period, I think you'll be happy over the long run!
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Current Buid:
HMS Victory
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Captain Cook's Endeavour Collecting issues
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Santa Ana
Bounty
Santisima-Trinidad
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#18 Posted : 24 June 2012 17:00:54

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pierre50 wrote:
Hi Malcom
I subscribed from the second issue, had 2 glitches over a year period, I think you'll be happy over the long run!
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Pierre

Thanks Pierre. That's encouraging.
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#19 Posted : 15 July 2012 09:33:03

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While waiting for the next deliveries I've been putting s composite look to the front suspension. Quite tricky but I'm getting the hang of it. I used a clear coat to seal it. Thinking about the air ducts and some other bits of the hubs before putting it all together.
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#20 Posted : 15 July 2012 09:39:42

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Have found that Addis make a good range of Mclaren storage boxes BigGrin
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