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roymattblack
#1 Posted : 24 January 2024 15:04:33

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This box full of bits and the magazines just arrived.
A build for someone else.
Well, it would be rude not to...LOL LOL LOL
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#2 Posted : 26 January 2024 15:17:43

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Up to issue 7.

I'm not going to post a full-on build of this one as it's an old kit now and there are umpteen builds already posted, including one of mine from that time.

All good fun though.Laugh
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#3 Posted : 02 February 2024 18:31:24

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I know I'm not posting a proper build here - already explained.

Just a little update to show where its at currently.
LOL LOL LOL
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#4 Posted : 07 February 2024 15:23:46

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More on this one.

Loads of repainted parts and carbon decals to add but getting there.
BigGrin
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#5 Posted : 12 February 2024 12:41:31

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Moving along a bit with this one again.
All very straightforward so far as everything fits together really well.
Lots of parts have been completely repainted even though it's not noticeable in the pics.
Slowly getting there now.
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#6 Posted : 14 February 2024 10:26:50

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Still getting on with this one.

It's the second one of these I've built and I had forgotten that there was a big design fault with the injector box on top of the engine, and the rear upper body.

Basically, it just didn't fit together and the makers of the kit had to issue a four page 'fix' which entails removing the black/gold box and shortening its height by at least 1mm - ideally around 2mm, trimming the leading edge of the black curved air intake that sits on top, and thinning down an area inside the silver body panel.

Even then, the upper body doesn't fit very well and I had to come up with my own fix on the previous one I built.
I'll have to do the same with this one.

On we go.
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#7 Posted : 15 February 2024 15:33:58

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Almost done now.
Should be completed build-wise today, then comes the task of applying the 60-odd decals to the bodywork.
Not a task I'm particularly looking forward to...
LOL LOL LOL
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#8 Posted : 16 February 2024 10:35:59

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Four wheels on my wagon...

Two small bits to add, then the dreaded decals.
The next post on this one will be in the completed section.
BigGrin
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