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  1. Almost there... Although this'll be a curbside build with the cowling on, here is the engine and transmission, with a rear wheel in place. The front end more-or-less complete: and finally for today a mock up. The floor has since been primed once more. I'm still confident that I'll have this one completed by the deadline next week!
  2. Another update, I'm still smoothing out the floor and preparing it for some more primer, black paint and then some carbon fibre decals The monocoque is now completely carbonized and smoked. I varied the tone a little by using different types of twill weave decals. I did this after examining my earlier reference photo, you can see somne variation in the panels in this area of the car. It also adds to the model, and looks good in person. The camera of course highlights lots of imperfections that aren't too visible in person. I normally hate making and then applying the decals and stencil
  3. I strangely quite like the Ferrari this year
  4. Thanks for the comments. The noses certainly are interesting this season. Despite the ugliness of them, I'd still love a model kit of a 2014 car to sit alongside cars from other eras. I must still get hold of a Fujimi 2012 Ferrari or Sauber kit for that matter! Back to the 90's anyway. Some good progress has been made to the Jordan. The body parts have received some gloss black paint. and the job of applying the carbon fibre decals is finally upon me. I've started with the monocoque and I've been taking my time, using lots of microsol and microset and some gentle heat from a hairdryer. The
  5. Welcome to the party. I've never seen this kit built up, and yours looks great so far. I look forward to seeing more.
  6. Today has been about priming all the parts. Here's the bdy ready for its black paint in a few days time. Looks like I've found myself a few fitting issues at the rear, probably due to the floor puttying/blending into the side panels. I am pretty sure I'll be able to fix this. More later this week!
  7. McLaren's 1981 MP4/1 was the first car to have a carbon fibre monocoque. Soon after, all teams then began abandoning aluminium pretty swifty, probably completely by 1983/84.
  8. This is coming together nicely, I love these Benetton cars. I need to get some more 1/43 kits. I've got an almost finished MP4/5 that I loved building, reminded me of jewelry making from college. Tameo kits are lovely. I found adding the front suspension and wheels the most difficult part though.
  9. Hi Don, the whole car was presented in black cardon fibre at launch, also with yellow Jordan 911 decals. I will be making my own templates and using cardbon fibre decals over a glossy black base. It will take quite some time, but should look pretty good. I've been using SMS carbon fibre decal sheets for sometime now, and I've been working up to a big challenge such as decalling an entire car! Here is a small update. I've glued the bottom of the body to the floor and used some putty to blend it in. My reference pictures show this to be one curved piece, so I didn't want any seams. Once the p
  10. Finally finally finally I get my busy workload out of the way so that I can join in on the group build. Santa brought me a Tamiya Jordan 191 kit yesterday, and I'll be making it into the all black carbon fibre launch car which was originally called the 911. I believe Porsche weren't too happy with this and forced Eddie Jordan to change the name of the car. I also believe that as part of the deal, Eddie was given a Porsche 911 as some sort of compensation. My plan is to use SMS carbon fibre decals, and some zero paints smoke over the top to tone it down. After market seatbelts and some photo e
  11. Nice, I must get hold of a 1/12, but for now I must work through my 1/20 collection I guess! I don't see many people making this particular kit!
  12. Looking forward to seeing this come together. I've never tried building a figure before!
  13. You can't go wrong with a P34! Such a cool car, I must get round to picking one of these up!
  14. Hi there, I've just joined this forum, and I plan to take part in this group build! I'm thinking of starting my Tamiya Ferrari F1-2000, a nice detailed 6 month build is just what I need! Can't wait to start. Ian
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