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RM1
#1 Posted : 05 September 2023 16:45:59

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Here’s the next project…. The MFH 1/12 Lotus 49. I’m going to build the 1968 Jim Clark South African GP version. It was Clark’s 4th win at Kyalami but sadly his last F1 victory.
I’ve unpacked the kit, identified ( always tricky with these kits ) and bagged up the parts roughly by assembly. Next will be fitting and cleaning before painting and building.
Let's see how this goes....BigGrin
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#2 Posted : 05 September 2023 17:33:17
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Hi Malc, Cool Cool Cool

Really looking forward to this one, bring it on I`m watching for sure.

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#3 Posted : 05 September 2023 22:13:30

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Looks a beautiful kit of an iconic car Malc, and knowing the quality of a 1:12 MFH kit from first hand experience, I have no doubt that this jumble of parts will morph into a stunning model when you apply your personal skills as a modeller!

Looking forward to following your build diary and posting comment along the way! Drool Drool ThumpUp

Kev

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#4 Posted : 19 September 2023 15:35:38

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Thanks for the comments guys.BigGrin
Started the process, as I normally do with these MFH kits, of separating the parts into assembly stages. Then cleaning and fitting ( drilling, tapping ect. ) before any actual building takes place.
This model has a lot of internal detail in the DFV which seems a little crazy since it’ll never be seen again but it's a nice challenge to get it all to turn. Here’s the block and crank. BigGrin BigGrin

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#5 Posted : 19 September 2023 18:56:43

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Absolutely amazing kits and I have no doubt you'll build a stunner.BigGrin
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#6 Posted : 19 September 2023 19:12:48

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As with a lot of larger kits, there are a great deal of moving parts etc that will never be seen.
But the fun is in the building and the satisfaction gained from knowing that it is properly constructed but above all there is an "I built that" warm feeling achieved.
Well done RM1, off to a great start and look forward to watching the build diary progress.
Chris
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#7 Posted : 20 September 2023 10:33:18

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I’m looking forward to seeing this come together, looks an amazing kit.Love Love

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A little more progress made with the cleaning and trial fitting. The engine is quite a masterpiece of moving parts. BigGrin BigGrin
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#9 Posted : 05 October 2023 18:40:01
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Wow, Blink Blink Blink

You say "masterpiece", I say pure "GENIUS". Woot Woot Woot

Only thing that I find disturbing is that it all gets hidden.Crying

Suppose you will know its there, so must be good in the end.Cool


Looking forward to more of this.

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Looks amazing.Love Love
At least you have a picture diary to show what’s inside.Drool Drool

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Markwarren wrote:
Looks amazing.Love Love
At least you have a picture diary to show what’s inside.Drool Drool

Mark


You're absolutely right Mark. Pictures to show the internals.BigGrin

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I've now been through all the parts and done a lot of the drilling and tapping where necessary. All cleaned in the magnetic tumbler and ready for painting and assembly.BigGrin
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Started on the DFV assembly. Very tricky to get all the moving parts assembled around the Crank. Once the block is on the pistons move up and down . I hope I can get the gearing up to the cam shafts to work as well.BigGrin BigGrin
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The block is now assembled and I'm working on the left and right heads. There's valve springs, cam followers, cam shafts to be fitted.BigGrin
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Well Malc, BigGrin Cool

I have to say that is some amazing detail going into that engine.

ThumpUp ThumpUp ThumpUp ThumpUp

Eager to see more of this.


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#17 Posted : 02 November 2023 19:03:31

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Hi Malc,
What a beautiful build this is.
With all that detail on the motor, it takes me back to my days as a mechanic working on engine rebuilds.
Keep it going and I'm watching with interest.
Chris
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delboy271155 wrote:
Well Malc, BigGrin Cool

I have to say that is some amazing detail going into that engine.

ThumpUp ThumpUp ThumpUp ThumpUp

Eager to see more of this.


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Thanks Derek, there really is some nice stuff inside this engine ThumpUp
Malc.
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#19 Posted : 03 November 2023 11:09:08

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goddo wrote:
Hi Malc,
What a beautiful build this is.
With all that detail on the motor, it takes me back to my days as a mechanic working on engine rebuilds.
Keep it going and I'm watching with interest.
Chris


Hi Chris, I've also built some engines in my time and this at 1/12 scale is fascinating..BigGrin
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