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Post Sun Jan 15, 2012 12:17 pm

Hi Guys

Can anyone recommend a good f1 model kit? I'm currently doing the DeAgostini one, but as its a monthly subscription i only get about 1hr of things to do on it a month. I really enjoy doing it so want something to do in between.

I went to my local model shop but they only have small 1:24 models, which seems like a disappointment compared to the 1:8 i'm currently doing which has great detail.

Any recommendations of ones you have done?

Thanks
Luke
astracrazy
 
Joined: 4 Mar 2009

Post Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:04 pm

I've recently done the Tamiya Mclaren MP4-4 1/20 which is incredibly high detailed. There are also extra detail kits available. I've seen some larger scale F1 models but they'll set you back a pretty penny. Totally depends on your budget. Eg the Tamiya Mclaren MP4-4 + top studio detail kit will set you back £120-140 easily and looking at the instructions (available on the Top Studio website) its not for the faint hearted!
craigbjones1989
 
Joined: 22 Jan 2012

Post Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:12 pm

Tamiya = good stuff
Now that I'm old I buy Exoto pre made 1:18s . ;)
There are two things in this world that take no skill: 1. Spending other people’s money and 2. Dismissing an idea.
strad
 
Joined: 2 Jan 2010

Post Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:28 am

Hey,
Not been on here in a while, I've got a stack of kits to get on with most of which were recommended to me.
My current list are -
Revell Mercedes C-Klass DTM G. Paffett (In progress)
Tamiya McLaren Mp4/4, MP4/5B, MP4/7, MP4/8 all in 1:20 scale with Photo Etched detail kits.
Tamiya McLaren MP4/6 in 1:12 scale, this can set you back a pretty figure though, mine cost £120, looks like a solid build though. Was looking into getting Perfect Parts kits, but when they (Brake and general kits) sold for £240 each on eBay, I decided to give it a miss....
Fujima McLaren MP4/5 Ayrton Senna Monaco GP edition in 1:20

And I do believe DeAgostini are about to annouce a 1:8 scale MP4/4 Senna Japan Version, currently trialling in Japan and if successful it will be released to us after the current MP4-23 model partwork finishes. (I think the understanding behind this is it will likely be the same price, so people are more likely to take out a new sub and carry on paying £32 a month, rather than sub to both whilst they overlap and pay £64 a month for a time...)

I'm still trying to prise info outta DeAgo but they are pretty tight lipped although I think this model will be a hit in Japan as they love Senna, so fingers crossed we will get it too!

Hope this helps....

If you want I can direct you to some good modelling forum websites which are great for tips and tricks.

Modelspace forum being one, myself and a couple of the guys on there are doing or planning to do a full rework of the MP4-23, warthog's diary is defo worth a read.

Danny
dannyteasdale
 
Joined: 31 May 2010
Location: Leeds, UK

Post Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:27 am

strad wrote:Tamiya = good stuff
Now that I'm old I buy Exoto pre made 1:18s . ;)

Do you have any experience with Tamiya's 1:12 Ferrari offerings?
bhall
 
Joined: 28 Feb 2006
Location: America, Inc.

Post Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:52 pm

I just collect 1:18's I have:
MP4-21 (all L Hamilton)
MP4-22
MP4-23
MP4-24
MP4-25
and a few damon hill models :)
and soon I will have my Merc W01
Budding F1 Engineer
N12ck
 
Joined: 19 Dec 2010

Post Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:29 pm

Do you have any experience with Tamiya's 1:12 Ferrari offerings?

Yes. Enough to realize that in my 60s my hand isn't as steady as it used to be.
I have a Ferrari I never finished setting in a closet. Have just started back building, doing some drag racers to practice then there is a Tamiya Lotus I want to attempt, but at well over 100 dollars I figure I better get some practice first.
And maybe some of those funny magnifying glasses. :lol:
I have 14, 1:18 pre-mades. These days I just build for therapy anyway. ;)
There are two things in this world that take no skill: 1. Spending other people’s money and 2. Dismissing an idea.
strad
 
Joined: 2 Jan 2010


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