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roymattblack
#1 Posted : 27 March 2024 17:15:29

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This is a resin kit from a company called Classic Models Museum.
I'm not sure they exist now and I have to say I've been avoiding this one in my stash for several years.
Why? - It's appalling.

Whoever made the pattern masters clearly had a sight problem.
Nothing about the main body is symmetrical.
It really is all over the place.
One close up pic of the nose section just to give you a clue.
HUNDREDS of parts, so we shall see how it goes...LOL LOL LOL
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#2 Posted : 27 March 2024 19:27:29
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OMG Roy, Blink

You are going to fry your brain or patience (maybe both) with this one.

The part shown looks like it would like right hand bends only and need some coaxing for a left hander.

Remember to protect yourself from resin dust when you attack it with the angle grinder. LOL


Good luck and take care.


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roymattblack
#3 Posted : 28 March 2024 12:31:26

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Thanks Derek.

I do sometimes wonder about the people who make some of these types of kits.

Anyway, after some sheet plastic and filler, it's now a tad straighter here.
Still other wonky bits to attend to but that was probably the most obvious.

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#4 Posted : 28 March 2024 12:54:09

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Looking better already Roy.
I am sure that your magic touch on the rest of the kit will work wonders.
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#5 Posted : 30 March 2024 16:10:18

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Jeez, that kit is a bit of a 'pigs ear' by the look of it Roy, but you've already made a good start of knocking it into shape (quite literally!). Strange that it has a solid nose where there should be an opening for the radiator cooling? I love the old 'Yardley' sponsored BRMs and McLarens from the late '60s and early '70s, so I'll be watching this build with interest Roy.

Well done so far! ThumpUp Cool



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#6 Posted : 30 March 2024 17:43:07

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Thanks Kev.
Yes, it really is an awful kit.
The shape of the body is miles out all over the place.

I'm just getting some white primer on it and I looked at reference for the Marlboro car.
I couldn't work out why the upper body join seemed out, when masking for the red.

Then I saw it.
The deep cut in the resin body is in completely the wrong place.
The top 'A' arm mounting point should be BELOW the cut, not above it.

I've drawn in on the picture roughly where the cut should be.

Reposition the rear upper arm mounts a bit lower down, out with the filler and some more sanding...
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#7 Posted : 01 April 2024 10:41:10

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Nice work Roy, you almost want to start from scratch. Still I know you enjoy putting these things right.Cool Cool

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#8 Posted : 04 April 2024 22:53:37

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Looks like you've really got your work cut out with this one Roy but I'm sure you'll get there given your vast experience of turning bad kits into something well worth the effort! Looking forward to following your journey.

Will you be building it in the red/white 'Marlboro-BRM' scheme as per your photos Roy? I hope so!!

Good luck with the build going forward Roy. ThumpUp

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