8th scale McLaren restoration.
Some months ago I was asked if I could repair a poorly built 8th scale McLaren MP4-23. After a long chat with the owner it was decided that I would try and restore the model. The first pictures show what I was facing. Not only had the model been poorly built but it had been placed in a South facing window for several years just to make it extra crispy.
The exhausts were heavily reworked and hollowed out. I opted to spray on a carbon fibre effect rather than use the decals available as some builders were complaining of the decals discolouring over time.
Several months later, nine new part works, lots of de-bonder and paint…the model was mounted in a custom built case and to be honest I was glad to see it go. I’ll be avoiding anything silver for a while.
21 additional images. Click to enlarge.