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Tamiya 1:20 Honda RA272 - 1965 Mexico Winner
« on: January 22, 2019, 12:50:15 PM »
Something a bit different for me, this will be the first formula one car that I have ever attempted, so we will see how it goes.
I am building this in between the 1/350 Academy Graf Spee, which is proving a little taxing.
I hope that this will be light relief.
I bought the kit at the Bolton Show.

The parts have had a wash and then assembly will start once they dry.
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Re: Tamiya 1:20 Honda RA272 - 1965 Mexico Winner
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2019, 01:26:54 PM »
Will you add missiles to it, so it is part of your SIG - or just a plain car ???????

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Re: Tamiya 1:20 Honda RA272 - 1965 Mexico Winner
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2019, 01:34:26 PM »
Will you add missiles to it, so it is part of your SIG - or just a plain car ???????
Floats and a hull, ship or plane?
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Re: Tamiya 1:20 Honda RA272 - 1965 Mexico Winner
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2019, 02:17:59 PM »
Engine assembly, what a joy Tamiya kits are, everything fits as it should and the instructions can be followed.
As you can see I use the Xuron cutter for removing parts from the sprue and sometimes a scalpel and a small block of wood.
Having seen the top of the range cutters, I am jealous of Bill and John, mere mortals make do.
You can also see my solvent of choice is Slaters MEK, even though it is in a Tamiya botte.

« Last Edit: January 22, 2019, 02:22:24 PM by zak »
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Re: Tamiya 1:20 Honda RA272 - 1965 Mexico Winner
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2019, 02:19:51 PM »
Engine frame and exhausts.
Ready for painting, undercoat applied.
Parts are held in crocodile clips and clamps and then supported in plasticine until dry.
« Last Edit: January 22, 2019, 02:24:01 PM by zak »
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Re: Tamiya 1:20 Honda RA272 - 1965 Mexico Winner
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2019, 04:33:07 PM »
I nearly bought one of those myself - you got me thinking after our chat. I was thinking of making it for a friend, but he would really want a Ferrari, and that was 50!!  Looking forward to seeing this build.
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Re: Tamiya 1:20 Honda RA272 - 1965 Mexico Winner
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2019, 09:26:02 AM »
More painting today, several top coats will be added, especially the white.
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Re: Tamiya 1:20 Honda RA272 - 1965 Mexico Winner
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2019, 01:59:19 PM »
Can you slow down a bit please, I can't keep up.
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Re: Tamiya 1:20 Honda RA272 - 1965 Mexico Winner
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2019, 11:53:14 AM »
More pictures as the build progresses.
Mostly as the kit goes, I did drill out the exhausts.
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Re: Tamiya 1:20 Honda RA272 - 1965 Mexico Winner
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2019, 08:42:26 PM »
Hi Zak,

Question Please........

Is the place where you live, inside the artic circle and in the land of the 'Midnight Sun'. How else can there be so many hours in which to model so brilliantly??

Deeply envious,
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Re: Tamiya 1:20 Honda RA272 - 1965 Mexico Winner
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2019, 08:22:55 AM »
Yes, it is darkest Bempton!
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Re: Tamiya 1:20 Honda RA272 - 1965 Mexico Winner
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2019, 01:09:04 PM »
I still can't see how the missile pods are to be attached ?????

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Re: Tamiya 1:20 Honda RA272 - 1965 Mexico Winner
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2019, 01:30:04 PM »
More assembly.
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Re: Tamiya 1:20 Honda RA272 - 1965 Mexico Winner
« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2019, 10:55:09 AM »
The completed car, decals next.

Decals applied, the red one on the front had some soften applied to get it to sit right, this seems to have taken some of the surface of the decal.
The offending part was given a coat of clear varnish and the polished, it looks better now.
« Last Edit: January 26, 2019, 10:58:33 AM by zak »
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Re: Tamiya 1:20 Honda RA272 - 1965 Mexico Winner
« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2019, 05:32:33 PM »
That looks rather splendid!
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