Studio 27 McLaren F1-GTR

Wheeled vehicles in general - I'm not fussed how many wheels it's got !

Studio 27 McLaren F1-GTR

Sponsor

Sponsor
 

Studio 27 McLaren F1-GTR

Postby Mark » Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:54 am

Now that the Brough is finished, at least as far as I can go until I get hold of some leather, I've decided to drag this on to the workbench. It was one of my scores from my trip to Shizuoka.
It's a curb side model of the McLaren F1-GTR as raced in the 1995 Suzuka 1000kms race. It's a very basic kit, mainly resin and white metal. No engine or suspension, just a body and cockpit. The detail on the cockpit looks a bit sparse, but I'll see what reference photos I can find on the web. I'm sure I can add a bit !

ImageStudio27 McLaren F1-GTR by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

The instructions are sparse too. Just one page, with some glaring omissions. For example, there are etched parts for the windscreen wipers, but they aren't mentioned in the instructions. There is a paining and decal placement guide on the back.

ImageStudio27 McLaren F1-GTR by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

The main parts are lovely castings. Beautifully finished.

ImageStudio27 McLaren F1-GTR by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

There is a bag of white metal parts for wheels, seat, roll cage, etc. Resin dash, clear resin lights, and so on.....

ImageStudio27 McLaren F1-GTR by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

Vac formed windows and rubber tyres

ImageStudio27 McLaren F1-GTR by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

Finally, etched parts and a couple of sheets of decals.

ImageStudio27 McLaren F1-GTR by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

Well, that should be a quick project. Not particularly difficult as far as putting together what you've got, but the instructions are really quite poor. Difficult to work out exactly where parts go, and they have some omissions too.
Unfortunately there aren't many reference photos of this actual car on the web. However, there are lot of photos of the Le Mans 24 hour winner from the same year. I'm going to use Gaia paints as I got good results with them on the Brough.
Cheers
Mark

If you nose runs and your feet smell, you're upside down !
User avatar
Mark
Site Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 14952
Joined: Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:44 pm
Karma: 369

Re: Studio 27 McLaren F1-GTR

Postby royjess » Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:42 pm

Going to be a nice build,
Completed Builds Hachette - The Black Pearl
Completed Builds DeAgostini - Build the Millennium Falcon

Always thinking outside the box....!
User avatar
royjess
Brigadier
Brigadier
 
Posts: 4136
Joined: Fri Mar 14, 2014 3:29 pm
Location: Watton, Norfolk
Karma: 236

Re: Studio 27 McLaren F1-GTR

Postby casper » Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:54 am

Interesting looking kit Mark, even has a cast metal seat :o
I found this link, not sure if it helps but some nice photos :)
casp
https://www.topspeed.com/cars/mclaren/1 ... ar704.html
My Honda MP4/4 Build Diary
viewtopic.php?f=80&t=5208
User avatar
casper
General
General
 
Posts: 11619
Joined: Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:23 pm
Location: North Wales
Karma: 336

Re: Studio 27 McLaren F1-GTR

Postby Mark » Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:20 pm

Thanks for the link Casper. Some good photos there, but unfortunately none of the car I'm building.
I've done some hunting on the web and it seems that the colour scheme in the instructions is wrong :angry-banghead:
The instructions show a 2 tone, gun metal and metallic silver livery. I can't find any photos of the real car, but there are several different diets models, and they are all solid black. Most annoying on two counts. First, I liked the 2 tone livery, even if it did look like a difficult making job, and secondly, I've already bought the paints :angry-banghead: Ah well, an all over black paint with gold wheels it will be.

I got a bit disheartened with the model as the instructions are terrible, no mention of lots of parts that should be fitted to the model. Particularly the photo-etched sheet. I've worked out where most of the parts go. There are some decals that aren't mentioned as well. So I decided to just build it straight out of the box, and not bother with any extra details. The interior is very simplified. Didn't take long to do.

ImageUntitled by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

Here is the body with grills added, and primed ready for the top coat. I'm using Gaia paints, same as I did on the Brough Superior. They gave good results. Fingers crossed as the primer doesn't appear to have adhered too strongly to the resin, despited it being washed before painting. That was the Gaia black surface primer.

ImageUntitled by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

Still, for all the kit's shortcomings, the car has beautiful lines, and the body is really nicely cast. It should make a nice model, but not a showcase piece.
Cheers
Mark

If you nose runs and your feet smell, you're upside down !
User avatar
Mark
Site Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 14952
Joined: Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:44 pm
Karma: 369

Re: Studio 27 McLaren F1-GTR

Postby Mark » Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:42 pm

Well, the black primer looks good, so I was expecting the gloss to go on OK.

Errrr.... Nope !! It looked as rough as old rats !! Very lumpy and bumpy. I think the surface wasn't that good, but the matt black primer was hiding the problem.

ImageUntitled by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

Queue lots of sanding.......
Cheers
Mark

If you nose runs and your feet smell, you're upside down !
User avatar
Mark
Site Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 14952
Joined: Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:44 pm
Karma: 369

Re: Studio 27 McLaren F1-GTR

Postby Mark » Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:20 pm

...after lots of sanding....

ImageUntitled by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

Time to get the primer out again, and I need to buy some more black gloss.....
Cheers
Mark

If you nose runs and your feet smell, you're upside down !
User avatar
Mark
Site Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 14952
Joined: Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:44 pm
Karma: 369

Re: Studio 27 McLaren F1-GTR

Postby casper » Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:17 am

shame about the gloss coat Mark, was it a reaction to the primer
casp
My Honda MP4/4 Build Diary
viewtopic.php?f=80&t=5208
User avatar
casper
General
General
 
Posts: 11619
Joined: Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:23 pm
Location: North Wales
Karma: 336

Re: Studio 27 McLaren F1-GTR

Postby Mark » Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:47 am

I don’t think it was a reaction as they’re both Giai paints. Hope not anyway as I’m going to try again with the same ones :pray:
Cheers
Mark

If you nose runs and your feet smell, you're upside down !
User avatar
Mark
Site Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 14952
Joined: Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:44 pm
Karma: 369

Re: Studio 27 McLaren F1-GTR

Postby wingnut » Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:02 pm

Nice looking kit Mark :mrgreen: I think this may be a "measure twice cut once" school of thought ? may be testing on a sprue first ?
Coming second place makes you the fastest loser.
User avatar
wingnut
Captain
Captain
 
Posts: 1218
Joined: Sun Feb 07, 2016 5:57 pm
Karma: 19


Return to Cars & bikes

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests