Decals, decals, decals – all carbon fibre

Tamiya carbon fibre decal sheets are slightly smaller than A5 size. I’m not stingy, but I do like value for money, so I’m very happy to reduce one sheet to these scraps. I got another two small ones out of these after the photo was taken. I’m hoping the decalling of the cockpit and footboox area will be finished very soon so I can get some photos to post.

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  1. Liking what you’re doing: I too have this kit but have only so far completed the engine. I was fortunate to witness the 787B win at Le Mans in 1991 and have photographed it as much as I can each time I’ve seen it since. Sadly I was on ‘wet’ film back in 1991 and so only have a few from that year but loads of digital photos taken the two or three times I’ve seen it up to the present day.

    Not sure if you’re aware but there is a small error with Stage 7 of the build; PE part E18 is the main mount for the chassis-to-engine wiring loom connections and MFH have modelled this item with three metal parts (M226a (two-off), and M226b), correctly done with the loom connectors on the ‘engine’ side, but with blanks moulded on the ‘chassis’ side. I suspect MFH saw the car when the engine was removed (and the plugs blanked off); or with the chassis loom removed but with the engine in the car. Thus if you model it per the instructions/kit parts, there will be no electrical connections to the engine. I have photos to show how it should be if you drop me a line.

    Hope this helps a bit and/or makes sense!

    Duncan Curtis

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    1. Hi Duncan,
      Thanks for looking in ont he build, I’m glad you like it. I’d have loved to see the 787 in ’91, but I didn’t get to my first Le Mans until 2009. (I’ve been every year since, including ‘solo’ this year when none of the usual group could go.) I did see it in 2011 though, and it was unforgettable. (I’ve loved the car since I build the Tamiya 1/24 kit in 1993.)
      Thanks for the tip about the wiring, I’ll look out for that, but it’s going to be a long time before I get to that stage. I’d love to see the photos if you wouldn’t mind sending them. I’m at garethevans7@gmail.com
      I hope you are enjoying your build. This is my first MFH kit, but it won’t be the last.
      Cheers,
      Gareth

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