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  1. Thanks for your help with the photos by the way!
  2. I masked up the foam, leaving only the rubber visible. Then I mounted the wheel so I could rotate it while applying thin layers of grey silicone sealant with a flexible spatula (actually a lexan offcut). I did three really thin coats, but may do a fourth with a slightly darker (and more accurate) grey. Once dry I used a scalpel to slice between the masking tape and the rubber while rotating the wheel. I was ready to throw away the tyres so had nothing to loose by experimenting. Turned out better than I thought. Here's what it looked like after the second layer. I was more careful with the final coat to get a nice smooth finish.
  3. I've made a little bit of progress on this project. This is what a had to work with. Chassis quite messed up, missing rear wing, end plates, rear bulkhead. Body broken and cracked, particularly around the rear wing mounts. Epoxy and lots of sanding to rebuild the wing mounts and anchor points. 3D printed a new rollover hoop. Refurbishing the diplos with rubber sealant. Think retreads...
  4. I’d still prefer to go back to the old way. Gave it a couple of weeks but reckon I’m missing quick a few new additions. Just my 2c.
  5. Hi guys, Has anyone had had any success restoring chromed plastic parts, either using a spray can or taking them to a specialist? I'm keen to get as close to the factory mirror finish as possible. Thanks, Rob
  6. Thanks for explaining Chris. I was going to update my showroom with 6 new models but didn’t want to take up so many slots. FWIW I always clicked on the red dot to see all the new models behind the members latest model. I prefer the old setting, but it’s not a big deal. For the record I love this site, especially in these crazy times. Cheers, Rob
  7. Hi folks, Have the settings changed on the main site home page? It looks like it is showing all recent models rather than the most recent model for each member. I probably preferred the old way as it gave you more time to see each new addition. Cheers, Rob.
  8. Sorry to disappoint you but I built a Benetton B190 instead of the Jordan 191! I do agree that the Jordan is awesome. https://www.tamiyaclub.com/showroom_model.asp?cid=135037&id=29570
  9. I make my own masks and I cut them in half and tape back together. This means you can remove them from the center outwards for a cleaner finish. Maybe its just a tip?
  10. I use these in my vintage cars, including old F1s.
  11. Cheers Chris! I started with a Frog, but something about the F1s hooked me. Check my showroom and you’ll see how badly!!
  12. I may be the exception that proves above, but I lusted after the 959 as a kid and always wanted one. Despite being the wrong scale, over-priced, cramped, brittle, difficult to paint etc etc, this project was one of my most enjoyable builds, turning a tatty wreck into one of the models in my collection that draws my eye more than most. https://www.tamiyaclub.com/showroom_model.asp?cid=130609&id=29570 Plus, I quite like the Rothman's connections.
  13. One small consolation in these crazy times - and pretty good therapy - is making progress on the long list of projects. Today I finished my F101 chassis, in Benetton B190 (in 1990 spec) to go with my B190B (early 1991 spec). Love the old F1's! https://www.tamiyaclub.com/showroom_model.asp?cid=135037&id=29570 https://www.tamiyaclub.com/showroom_model.asp?cid=131505&id=29570
  14. I have one, NIB, but sorry, it’s a keeper! https://www.tamiyaclub.com/showroom_model.asp?cid=130615&id=29570
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