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Thunderslot Mclaren M6A White Kit No. 2


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#1 Orakei Racer

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Posted 20 July 2019 - 03:38 PM

So we started a new club class for Thunderslots which is proving very successful and the Mclarens appear to be the weapon of choice. Trouble is it's beginning to look like a Bruce Mclaren or Lothar M convention and will be even worse with the Henderson and Nelson TS challenge events coming up this year. So I thought I would do another White kit body and swap it for competitions and keep the original No. 4 body unmolested.

I took inspiration from the Mclaren Elva liveries again and copied the Elvis Mclaren paint scheme. Kept decals to a minimum like the real thing, to keep that clean look.
Tamiya rattle can gold and white primer, finished with Mr Hobby 501 Gloss clear. Detailing was done using Tamiya acrylic, Humbrol enamels, sharpies and that magic chrome pen.
I tried Tamiya panel lines paint for first time, easy to use, not sure if effect too contrasting, maybe should have used brown instead of black.
Decals were a mixture of MRRC and Pioneer, the Pioneer decals must be old as they were starting to breakup on the edges when wet.

Anyway the last decision is should I put the wing on? It's a little heavy and may raise the COG which will effect it's handling in races. It will also involve drilling thru mounting holes in the body which may spoil the body lines if I don't use it. Decisions decisions....

Anyway this is the semi finished project before I mount on a donor chassis and do the panel lines and touch up the rear air grills.

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Posted 20 July 2019 - 06:01 PM

Bloody Beautiful!

Put the wing on

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Posted 20 July 2019 - 06:16 PM

Nice job

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 08:07 AM

Too nice to race, I’m one for wing off. The lines of that car are beautiful and in my opinion the wing will take away from it. However if you like it I have found on the Slot.it Chapparell wing didn’t seem to affect handling but it doesn’t last long in a race car.

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 08:16 AM

View PostVinno, on 21 July 2019 - 08:07 AM, said:

Chapparell wing didn’t seem to affect handling but it doesn’t last long in a race car.

It does if you stay in front of everyone :)
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Posted 21 July 2019 - 12:10 PM

Gee Mike

you're becoming the Gold livery specialist.
I think you need to remind Cookie that at my events you get given a magnum of stonking good Barossa red for a livery like that. :lol: :D :P

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Mike - you could always use the old neoprene rubber upright strut trick. I have a Slot.it 2E I used for a CanAm proxy that has the wing thus mounted, and has lasted 6 years intermittent racing and loaning out.
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Posted 21 July 2019 - 01:32 PM

Another great paint job Mike.

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 07:24 PM

Yep. Sweet job Mike. Simple and clean.
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Posted 21 July 2019 - 08:01 PM

Nice one Mike, looks slick as
Me I'd leave the wing off, never liked the high sitting wings
Keep the body as lite as possible
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Posted 22 July 2019 - 12:45 PM

Thanks for the kind comments guys. Have decided not to fit the wing on for competition but will compromise by opening the wing holes so can clip the wing in and remove as required.
Finished product is below. Had to stop myself fiddling any more with the body and leave it as is, otherwise accidents start happening.
Will see what the club guys make of it.

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Posted 23 July 2019 - 07:54 AM

good decision on the wing front Mike
bet it goes just as good as it looks
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Posted 23 July 2019 - 06:50 PM

outstanding

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Posted 23 July 2019 - 11:20 PM

Outstanding work.
Nice detail around the doors, hatches etc.
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Posted 25 July 2019 - 07:43 AM

lovely job , great masking and door lines. and yep, wing off looks good...
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Posted 25 July 2019 - 06:31 PM

That is just gorgeous. Well done.





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