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Re: MFH Lancia Rally 037

Postby Mark » Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:00 am

Here are the decals for the dash. Tiny, and surprisingly they don't look that impressive when applied. I'll post the photo when I've taken it !

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Here are a couple of shots of the engine too.

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I've fitted plugs and leads, and a cam belt too, but the photos haven't uploaded yet. The next task is to complete the gearbox, then fit them in the chassis.
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Re: MFH Lancia Rally 037

Postby casper » Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:30 am

Looking great Mark :)
Blimey those dash decals are tiny :shock: I have enough trouble with big ones :lol: :roll:
I found with all the extra belt clips on some frets its difficult to know what goes where :think:
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Re: MFH Lancia Rally 037

Postby Mark » Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:25 am

1/43 scale plug caps and leads ! (or it could be 1/72 sticks of dynamite !). They are 0.4mm brass tube, and 0.15mm copper wire.

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Fitted, along with the rocker covers.

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I couldn't live with an engine without a cam belt !! Enter the 0.7mm masking tape !!

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Now I'll I've got to do it get it into the chassis without wrecking the detail :? :?
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Re: MFH Lancia Rally 037

Postby number1 » Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:12 am

Great work, good idea for the cambelt!
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Re: MFH Lancia Rally 037

Postby royjess » Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:36 am

Looking great, that engine looks so tiny and fiddly :o
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Re: MFH Lancia Rally 037

Postby Mark » Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:01 am

royjess wrote:Looking great, that engine looks so tiny and fiddly :o


With a capital T and capital F ! :laughing-rolling:

Thanks for the compliments :D
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Re: MFH Lancia Rally 037

Postby casper » Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:58 pm

excellent use of masking tape Mark :clap: looks so much better with the leads
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Re: MFH Lancia Rally 037

Postby Mark » Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:59 pm

Can't believe this kit has been neglected for so long. Mind, I had to concentrate on the whaleboat for a while. Anyway, I've made some more progress.

This is the engine in place. Just lose and floating about at the moment.

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Then we have the gearbox. Not much to this, just a starter motor and something else small and unidentifiable !

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The gearbox is screwed in place from underneath, and it holds the engine in place very firmly. The engine seems to be hard up against the fire wall, so the cam belts I spent ages making are completely invisible! (Still, I know they're there :laughing-rolling: )

The exhaust manifold and silencer are also in place now. The manifold was a right so and so to fit. The engine is canted over about 20 degrees, and the manifold fired on the underside, hidden by the chassis/engine frame. Still, got there in the end.

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A couple more details on the engine, a couple more details in the cockpit, and the body is ready to go on.
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Re: MFH Lancia Rally 037

Postby Andi Little » Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:37 pm

Karikey ..... must admit when I first breezed through the thread I saw the engine and thought "blimey that's a bit rough cast wise" ............ only a few moments later did I realise it was 1/43 ........ now that makes ALL THE DIFFERENCE!
A most excellent ... and very impressive job ... I will continue to watch with some amazement.
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Re: MFH Lancia Rally 037

Postby Mark » Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:37 am

To be honest, it's not the best casting I've seen, and the fit is questionable in places. Still, it's very detailed !

I also have the Tipo 159 in 1/43 from MFH. I'm hoping that one goes together better. However, It will probably be the last 1/43 car kit I buy.

The Rally 037 is probably the hardest kit I've built to date.
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Re: MFH Lancia Rally 037

Postby Mark » Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:08 pm

I"ve started preparing the bodywork. Actually, it was started before Xmas, but I've only just got round to taking some photos.

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The fit isn't that great, but I plan on posing it with the bonnet and boot open, and probably the doors as well. Partly because I don't want to hide all that detail that was so painstaking, and also partly because the fit isn't very good :oops:
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Re: MFH Lancia Rally 037

Postby Mark » Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:44 pm

I'm plodding on with this slowly. The fuel tanks are fitted now. Nice and straight forward.

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I fitted one of the closing plates, which was a bit fiddly to get right. Then tried test fitting the body. However, it makes the body very tight to get on, so the other side will be done after the body is fitted.

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I've also been playing about with the rear suspension. This is...... wait for it...... also fiddly!! I was going to fit it before the bodywork, but it's going to get in the way of fitting the closing plate, so that can also wait until later. Still haven't decided how I'm going to tackle it. It's a bit like a Chinese puzzle. Get the order wrong and it's going to be impossible. Get it right, and it will just be very difficult! (I guess I'm not selling this kit particularly well :laughing-rolling: )

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The casting plug is still on the top wishbone to make it easier to handle.
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Re: MFH Lancia Rally 037

Postby Julian » Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:36 pm

I'm impressed, outstanding work Mark, Obviously been a away and catching up on things..
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Re: MFH Lancia Rally 037

Postby Mark » Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:51 pm

Thanks Julian. This one is a challenge!
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Re: MFH Lancia Rally 037

Postby Mark » Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:06 am

Well, after 6 months of gathering dust on the shelf of doom, I thought I'd bring this one out again. The body has been painted with Gaia white, on top of Halfords white primer. Unlike the McLaren F1, this paint has worked fine. The only issue is that the primer didn't go on perfectly. I decanted it from the rattle can to air brush it, but it went a little grainy. Air pressure too low! Not a great problem as it sanded back OK in most areas. But the model is so small that there are some areas you can't get a sanding stick into.

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Now the plan is to add the decals, clear-coat it, and then add the glazing, etc. Then I can fit the body and carry on with the build.

This kit nearly had a Snap's nephew moment! My wife's friend visited with her 5 year old son. He was interested in everything in my man cave (or toy room as I prefer to call it!) but wanted to touch and pick up everything. The doors on the display cabinet stayed firmly shut which kept the finished models safe. But the chassis assembly of this kit was in the kit box on the work bench. He picked up the box, looked at the top. No picture. So he turns it over to see if there is anything on the bottom.... I cringed. I gently retrieved it before he started to rattle the box...... Luckily the kit was undamaged. I guess the roll cage is there for a reason :lol:
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Re: MFH Lancia Rally 037

Postby steve131 » Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:35 am

I've had friends children trespass in the man cave once , door is always locked now :twisted:
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Re: MFH Lancia Rally 037

Postby casper » Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:10 pm

good advice steve :shifty: :D
I too have a shelf of Doom Mark :lol: :roll:
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Re: MFH Lancia Rally 037

Postby Mark » Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:08 am

Decals on the body now.

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The MFH decals go down really nicely, and respond well to Micro-sol & Micro-set. The only trouble I have with them is that they stick very easily, and are a royal pain to move if they 'stick' in the wrong position. Plenty of water seems to help. However, I did have a couple that went down and wouldn't shift. I had to resort to a scalpel point to lift it.

I got a couple of wrinkles in the decals over the front wings, but nothing too bad.

Now the body is ready for a gloss coat, then I can glaze.
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Re: MFH Lancia Rally 037

Postby royjess » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:46 am

Those decors really sets of the parts nicely
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Re: MFH Lancia Rally 037

Postby Mark » Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:49 am

Yes, I feel I’m getting somewhere now.
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