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Hasegawa Sauber Mercedes C9

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  • Member since
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  • From: UK
Hasegawa Sauber Mercedes C9
Posted by PatrickW on Friday, June 29, 2018 3:28 PM

Built box stock. One thing, fit the rear wing after the body is attached to the chassis.

Atmospheric..................

Sun coming in through the kitchen window, late afternoon.

 

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Posted by jchrisf on Friday, June 29, 2018 3:43 PM

I love these cars and yours looks great.  Gotta get me one of these to build. Smile

I wish I could complete kits as fast as you... how do you do it?

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  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Friday, June 29, 2018 5:06 PM

Thanks jchrisf. My secret is that I retired 6 years ago and have a cabin in the garden where I spend 3 or 4 hours a day building.

This kit reminds me of visiting Le Mans a few times plus being a race and air traffic marshall  at the the Silverstone Racing Circuit for over 25 years, just 5 miles from where I live.

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Posted by jchrisf on Saturday, June 30, 2018 6:50 AM

My parents used to live in Chalfont St. Giles... I remember driving by Silverstone one day when we were on our way somewhere tourist related.  That's cool that you were working it.  Closest I've been to these types of cars was at the 24 hours of Daytona as I used to live there and I'm still only an hour away. 

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  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Saturday, June 30, 2018 9:31 AM

I was born and lived in Aylesbury until 19 when I was married (we've just had our 50th anniversary)and moved into a village just outside Buckingham, and been living here in Buckingham for 38 years.

Wow, Daytona, so your in California now! Sunshine! Although we've had a rare week of 30C and it might last for just one more week, that's summer!

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    December, 2005
  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Saturday, June 30, 2018 2:26 PM

Excellent build, Patrick. Clean , beautiful paint and decal work. Really top notch. Are they as difficult to build as they look? Just like formula 1 cars, I would be afraid to try one of these.

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    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Saturday, June 30, 2018 5:16 PM

Thansk texwardfan. They are a basic chassis/floor, no suspension, wheels fixed to the corners, no engine. detailed interior tub. Paint the body, add windows from the outside, add body to flat chassis unit over the tub and add the rear wing. Add decals the last process. Nothing like an F1 or Indycar. This is it......................

These are the basic steps.

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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Saturday, June 30, 2018 6:14 PM

Thanks, Patrick. Maybe I might try one of these in the future.

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  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Saturday, June 30, 2018 6:58 PM

Thumbs Up Very nice Patrick ! Surprisingly sparce of parts , I'm surprised ... 

What does Brighton get in the way of races ??

Old fella's  in flatcaps & wax jackets driving MG's doing 'speed trials' on the seafront road one day a year or steam powered old crocks driven by men with even larger flat caps and enormous wax jackets .... I'm moving north ! Laugh

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  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Saturday, June 30, 2018 10:23 PM
looks good. the silver paint came out nice
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  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Sunday, July 01, 2018 12:04 AM

Nice build Patrick... 

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    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Sunday, July 01, 2018 2:23 AM

Thanks guys. Yes the paint is rattle can Plasti-Kote Chrome, primer plus 3 coats of chrome, left for a week to cure, otherwise as soon as you touch it it will come off on your fingers!

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Posted by jchrisf on Sunday, July 01, 2018 6:46 AM

PatrickW

I was born and lived in Aylesbury until 19 when I was married (we've just had our 50th anniversary)and moved into a village just outside Buckingham, and been living here in Buckingham for 38 years.

Wow, Daytona, so your in California now! Sunshine! Although we've had a rare week of 30C and it might last for just one more week, that's summer!

 

I'm in Florida, humid and rainy half the day.. sunny and nice in the mornings during half the summer.

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  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Sunday, July 01, 2018 3:25 PM

Thanks jchrisf.

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