Author Topic: Ford GT40 Mk.II - Le Mans 1966 - Meng 1/24  (Read 937 times)

Offline Rod The Fixer

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Ford GT40 Mk.II - Le Mans 1966 - Meng 1/24
« on: August 18, 2021, 01:10:38 AM »
Hi mates,
I start to build this fantastic car driven by Ken Miles and Denis Hulme at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966


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A quick look inside the box:


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by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr

First steps ...


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by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr
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Offline Rod The Fixer

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Re: Ford GT40 Mk.II - Le Mans 1966 - Meng 1/24
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2021, 10:00:48 PM »
Engine Phase 1


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by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr

Offline Rod The Fixer

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Re: Ford GT40 Mk.II - Le Mans 1966 - Meng 1/24
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2021, 11:24:46 PM »
Engine installed ...


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr

Offline apophenia

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Re: Ford GT40 Mk.II - Le Mans 1966 - Meng 1/24
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2021, 04:53:33 AM »
And complete with LeMans' twin aluminum 'suitcases'  ;D  Very nice build  :smiley:
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Offline Gingie

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Re: Ford GT40 Mk.II - Le Mans 1966 - Meng 1/24
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2021, 03:28:08 AM »
I had no idea the GT40 was so small! Great looking build!

Offline Rod The Fixer

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Re: Ford GT40 Mk.II - Le Mans 1966 - Meng 1/24
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2021, 06:12:31 PM »
Exhaust pipes installed ...


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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Ford GT40 Mk.II - Le Mans 1966 - Meng 1/24
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2021, 07:11:21 PM »
 :smiley:
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

Offline Rod The Fixer

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Re: Ford GT40 Mk.II - Le Mans 1966 - Meng 1/24
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2021, 03:06:31 AM »
I painted the seats (very patiently ... ), assembled the instrument panel and finished the cockpit ...


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by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr

Offline apophenia

  • Patterns? What patterns?
Re: Ford GT40 Mk.II - Le Mans 1966 - Meng 1/24
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2021, 01:06:29 AM »
I painted the seats (very patiently ...

Very nice! How did you get that open grommet effect with the white seat foam showing through the black?  :smiley: :smiley:
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Offline Rod The Fixer

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Re: Ford GT40 Mk.II - Le Mans 1966 - Meng 1/24
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2021, 04:32:43 AM »
For this kit I used Gravity Colors for the first time
This is the result after applying a coat of Gravity Colors Light Surface Primer


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Fitting test after I painted the body with the Gravity Ford Hawaiian Blue


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Offline sharkman

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Re: Ford GT40 Mk.II - Le Mans 1966 - Meng 1/24
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2021, 12:56:14 AM »
Wow, this is looking superb! Those seats must have been a chore!

I love the looks of the engine and it looks like a great kit.

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Ford GT40 Mk.II - Le Mans 1966 - Meng 1/24
« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2021, 12:15:03 PM »
The GT40s are a really nice looking car & you're doing this one justice, Rod! :smiley:
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

Offline Rod The Fixer

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Re: Ford GT40 Mk.II - Le Mans 1966 - Meng 1/24
« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2021, 12:13:16 AM »
Decals applied and painted the two forward red areas


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by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


Offline Old Wombat

  • "We'll see when I've finished whether I'm showing off or simply embarrassing myself."
  • "Define 'interesting'?"
Re: Ford GT40 Mk.II - Le Mans 1966 - Meng 1/24
« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2021, 04:41:34 PM »
 :smiley:
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

Offline Rod The Fixer

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Re: Ford GT40 Mk.II - Le Mans 1966 - Meng 1/24
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2021, 01:56:36 AM »
What do you think about a little weathering ?


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by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


Offline Old Wombat

  • "We'll see when I've finished whether I'm showing off or simply embarrassing myself."
  • "Define 'interesting'?"
Re: Ford GT40 Mk.II - Le Mans 1966 - Meng 1/24
« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2021, 02:28:31 AM »
As in "I have done some weathering, what do you think of it?" or "Do you think I should do some weathering?"? ???

In my opinion, she looks great as she is ... but a little (more?) road grime & dust wouldn't hurt her (in very small amounts)! :smiley:
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

Offline Rod The Fixer

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Re: Ford GT40 Mk.II - Le Mans 1966 - Meng 1/24
« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2021, 03:01:52 AM »
As in "I have done some weathering, what do you think of it?" or "Do you think I should do some weathering?"? ???

In my opinion, she looks great as she is ... but a little (more?) road grime & dust wouldn't hurt her (in very small amounts)! :smiley:

Sorry ... my mistake ... I have to improve my English language  :o

I meant:   Do you think I should do some weathering?

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Ford GT40 Mk.II - Le Mans 1966 - Meng 1/24
« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2021, 03:27:29 AM »
The English isn't bad, it's just that without voice inflection that line is a bit less specific than it might be.

In response, I stick to my second line.
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

Offline apophenia

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Re: Ford GT40 Mk.II - Le Mans 1966 - Meng 1/24
« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2021, 04:53:28 AM »
This looks fantastic Rodolfo  :smiley: :smiley:

... I meant:   Do you think I should do some weathering?

I'm with Old Wombat on this one. With a race car, minimal weathering on the body work is probably most realistic.

Of course, no-one will be wiping down a hot, running engine in the pits. If you have the urge to do a bit of weathering, I'd go for the engine compartment.

To that end: https://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=9914.msg187615
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