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Minardi M193 conversion

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Hi all, here is my current project. It is a curbside Minardi M193. Hopefully it can be 75% resemble to the real one. The base kit is Tamiya Lotus 107B.
Finally made some progress on Minardi M193 project. I airbrushed the 3 layer of white paint last weekend and polished during the mid week. Yesterday I washed the body panel line with thinned enamel black and started the fun part - decaling. The AMC decal quality is really good. No excess film to trim and the decal is very rigid and not easy to tear when used with Gunze decal softener. Aligning the yellow/black strip was tough. The joint point at the cowling backbone was ~1mm off to the right.. but I will just let it go.

It's fun to do some small F1 team. A lot of small sponsors logo here and there. The while/black/some yellow livery does look quite good too, at least look better than champcars and IRL

One disappointing part was that the old panel line started to reappear on the body. I believe it is due to stress after snapping the body onto the undertray. Luciky paint didn't crack and I hope 2 layers of clearcoat can help to hide them.

I will wash the whole model after I let the decal to dry for couple days. Then it's time for clear coating and polishing...

Some minor progress. 2 coats of gunze super clear II and polished. Some imperfection here and there.. just have to live with it.

You can comment the WIP here

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Extends the front nose and beef it up with epoxy putty
Sand out the basic shape of the car. You can see a lot of epoxy putty here and there
Test fit with new front wing
Spray 2 thin layers of white primer
Ok, a little more progress here. Ready to receive gloss white paint after smoothing out the white primer
Nose cone with a lot of small sponsor logos.. Minardi logo looks pretty good at the nose tip
Gunze super clear II CL-184
Another view, try to see how the body reflects under normal sunlight