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#1 Posted : 12 August 2017 06:11:42

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I finally got around to get the full kit of this great and historic car.

Since this is a full kit I am building it out of sequence. I focus on the things that I change from the original kit. I used as many original pictures as well as ideas from the other fantastic building blog's here.

First thing I did was to assemble and modify the front brakes.

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#2 Posted : 12 August 2017 06:34:24

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The next thing I did was to modify the intercooler balancer tubes adding hose clamps and some shrink tube.
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#3 Posted : 12 August 2017 08:29:53

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It's a good idea to improve the basic kit, if I can give you a tip try to be careful about the accuracy of the changes
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#4 Posted : 12 August 2017 22:59:25

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thanks for the feedback Maurizio. Yeah, there are obviously many challenges, specially with color and scale. reference pictures from different sources show different colors, specially on carbon parts. This will be a bit of an experiment but I hope it will turn out OK. the basic model is good and the 1/8 scale is a bit more forgiving to work with compared with the usual 1/24 and 1/8 kits.

I am by the way struggling (as of no clue) how to insert pictures rather than attaching them as a file. Any tips?

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#5 Posted : 18 August 2017 10:50:43

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Hi Monzaandre, Nice start to a great model.BigGrin
As far as uploading the images goes, I find that if you can resize the files to about 150kB then upload by ticking the box in the "Post a reply" window then it should work fine.
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#6 Posted : 18 August 2017 11:58:33

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Welcome to the forum Andre and a nice start on your MP4/4 build with some good work on your brakes - well done. Cool ThumpUp

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#7 Posted : 25 August 2017 01:57:07

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Thanks for the feedback guys. I try again to upload a picture embedded rather than attached.
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#8 Posted : 25 August 2017 01:59:55

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close up of the Intercooler balance pipe
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#9 Posted : 25 August 2017 02:00:56

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#10 Posted : 25 August 2017 02:03:16

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I repainted the air ducts into a gray/black and drilled out the plastic screws that have been molded into the parts, replacing them with some foto etched parts.
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#11 Posted : 25 August 2017 02:05:45

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I also added carbon decals for the mono, I used a champagne gold / black smoke as the base color.
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#12 Posted : 25 August 2017 02:08:47

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#13 Posted : 25 August 2017 02:10:26

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#14 Posted : 25 August 2017 02:15:34

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back to some font brake/suspension pictures. I replaced the brake lines as follows:
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#15 Posted : 25 August 2017 02:16:11

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#16 Posted : 25 August 2017 02:17:36

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the finished piece looks like this
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#17 Posted : 25 August 2017 02:19:08

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#18 Posted : 25 August 2017 02:20:19

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I know you saw it... I made a mistake on the right connector... lucky its a super small part LOL
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#19 Posted : 25 August 2017 02:21:20

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assembled. I removed and replaced the caliper braided hose with a more scale size one (will show that in a later picture).
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#20 Posted : 25 August 2017 02:23:23

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left is the old "version", right is the more correct upgrade
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