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FW14B First attempt at a large scale detailed build.

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FW14B First attempt at a large scale detailed build.
Posted by nickyfzr on Saturday, January 31, 2015 7:58 AM

This is my first try at a detailed large scale kit. Not planning on doing it super detailed by any means just slightly detailed. The F1 cars from the late 70's to early 90's are my favorites so I'm lucky that there are a few out there to build. First is the Williams FW14B and next I'm planning on the McLaren MP4/6.

 

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Posted by nickyfzr on Saturday, January 31, 2015 7:58 AM

Test fitting the engine and tranny.

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Posted by nickyfzr on Saturday, January 31, 2015 7:59 AM

Another one.

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Posted by modelmarc on Saturday, January 31, 2015 1:39 PM

Nicky, the engine looks fantastic! What scale is this?

BTW, if you go to "get embed codes" and copy the last one and insert it in your post, it should show the picture

Marc

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Posted by nickyfzr on Monday, February 2, 2015 8:17 AM

Thank you for the compliment. It is 1/12 scale. Thanks for the picture posting info

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Posted by Motorbreath on Monday, February 2, 2015 11:19 AM

Great start!  Looks like you have the Thunder Valley kit for this?  It's a good kit.

And looking forward to following your build.  Hoping that it will give me some motivation to get my FW14B build going again.  :/

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Posted by nickyfzr on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 10:14 AM

Thanks guys and yes it is the Thunder Valley kit. Paul is fantastic and the parts are second to none. I couldn't be happier. I'm also using RB Motion parts and Scale Motor Sport carbon fiber decals. Also great guys to deal with.

 

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Posted by nickyfzr on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 10:19 AM

The bolts on the oil pan,

 

 

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Posted by nickyfzr on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 10:45 AM

 

 

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Posted by nickyfzr on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 10:53 AM

 

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Posted by nickyfzr on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 10:55 AM

I think I finally got it.

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Posted by nickyfzr on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 10:57 AM

And another.

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Posted by nickyfzr on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 10:58 AM

A few more.

 

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Posted by ira on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 11:09 AM

Great Start!

Cool

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Posted by nickyfzr on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 1:22 PM

One showing the header mounting flanges and bolts.

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Posted by nickyfzr on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 1:25 PM

And what I think is a reservoir that mounts on top of the tranny.

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Posted by nickyfzr on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 2:46 PM

Hey Motorbreath

I didn't realize your FW14B build on this forum was the amazing one that was one of the influences for my building this model. Please get that build going again. You do amazing work. I feel like a child playing with legos when I look at your pics.

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Posted by nickyfzr on Thursday, February 5, 2015 11:01 AM

One of the tank mounted:

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Posted by Gary Davis on Thursday, February 5, 2015 3:27 PM

Very Clean and Great looking build.

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Posted by nickyfzr on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 1:18 PM

Managed to sneak in some me time to wrap the fresh air snorkel in CF decals. Thank goodness for Microsol. I guess it could have came out better but I'm happy with it. Does anyone have an opinion on what would be best to spray over it? I read a Microscale satin clear coat works well and was wondering if anyone else has used it.

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Posted by nickyfzr on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 1:24 PM

One more.

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Posted by rusty32rod on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 1:42 PM

   Really nice start on this. looks good so far (especially the cf on the scoop). that looks a little tricky getting it to conform to all the curves.  

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Posted by nickyfzr on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 1:50 PM

Thank you. Yes it was a little nerve racking but I got lucky and didn't have to throw out any pieces. A hairdryer helped a lot. Also did the rear brake ducts. Again not perfect but I'm happy with it.

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Posted by rusty32rod on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 2:24 PM

   you should be happy with it (at least from what I can see in the pics). you've done a great job on the cf thus far! keep it coming.

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Posted by Gary Davis on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 4:07 PM

Mn...great work! Between you and Motorbreath doing the F1...it's making me want to stop what I'm working on and building one. Both of you are doing GREAT work...

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Posted by justmike on Saturday, February 14, 2015 11:11 AM

I have used Future brush painted on and I have also sprayed with Tamiya gloss clear. Once those decals are dry they are almost indestructable it seems. And those parts you did  look great by the way. Because C.F. is so sensitive to the softening solution you don't get to move them around after application so you have to get the placement right the first time which makes what you did really good.

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Posted by nickyfzr on Saturday, February 14, 2015 11:44 AM

justmike

Yes the CF decals can be tricky to move around even before the microsol goes on. I put down Microset first but still had a hard time. They would move when I didn't want them to and vice a versa. I really got lucky with the Air Intake as they went on with the first attempts. I cut out patterns first and did it in four pieces.  The two sides, one vertical under the front and the little triangle piece at the rear. The CF patterns lined up pretty good.

Thanks to all for the encouraging words. I'm really having a lot of fun with this build. The only bad thing is I keep adding to the list of things that I am going to detail on it. Now I'm thinking about adding brake lines. What started as an out of box build is turning into a major project. Oh well.

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Posted by steveracer on Saturday, February 14, 2015 2:58 PM

Nicky, great build.  I started this kit years ago and got to just about where you are now....so I too am thinking....

Gonna follow this and the other build for inspiration to get back on the gas.  How about a list of the extra parts or detail parts that you are using?  I am not fully familiar with what is out there for this kit.

steelies, dog dishes and poker chips

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Posted by nickyfzr on Saturday, February 14, 2015 4:11 PM
steveracer
Thank you. The photo etch set is from thunder valley f1 and the nuts and bolts and A/N fittings are from rb motion. The carbon fiber decals are from scale motor sport and I think I purchased some braided line from detail master. Search on those names an you'll get their sites. I purchased the carbon fiber in 1/20 and 1/12 scale for this kit. They are all great people to deal with. I'm waiting on a vacuum formed windshield from hobby link japan. It is an acu stion part and currently out of stock. Also trying to locate the correct blue Camel decals. I purchased one set but they look too dark to me. Hope this helps to get you back on it.
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Posted by nickyfzr on Monday, February 16, 2015 2:20 PM

Some shots of the side pods with the CF decals applied. The left side was really tricky. I cutout the pattern with openings for the electrical boxes but the piece kept ripping. I lost tow pieces on that one but the third time was the charm.

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