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McLaren 570S

May 19, 2019 · in Automotive · · 6 · 2.6K

RoG's 570S all done, finished in Tamiya TS21 Gold, with Semi Gloss Black and Alclad Dark Aluminium details. Interior is my own 'cream' and 'light black' acrylic mixes. The CF decals are from Ka Models of Korea (highly recommended).

Not a great kit and it fought me tooth-and-nail all the way to the very end - the final assembly is a proper PitA (actually I'd be inclined to use far harsher language, but...). I knew to attach the dash onto the lip BEFORE adding the interior because I'd read and seen so many build reviews. Even so, the final fit is truly dreadful.

All that said, like the Ferrari 458, the finished car is truly a thing of beauty to my eye.

Please feel free to make any comments or ask any questions (yes I know the exhausts aren't on yet).

Best from NZ.

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6 responses

  1. It's a real beauty! Well done.

  2. glorious work

  3. Nice car mate, I like the custom paint work and carbon fibre.
    I really wanted to build this kit at some point, what aspect of the fit was difficult?

    • The biggest part - mating the rolling chassis into the shell. The engineering is off, the shell is either the wrong width at the rear or the wrong shape(s). Was 'this close' to finishing it, and even closer to binning the thing !

  4. All the colors seem to blend nicely together.

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