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Honda RA272 and help needed
wing_nut
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Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 06:23 AM UTC
The last time I posted here more than 2 ˝ years ago I said I was not a car guy. The time span bears that out. But I did manage to get a couple done recently and this is one. The old Tamiya RA272 1/20 kit. Some prelim pics. You will notice there isn’t an engine cowl. That’s cuz I melted mine when I used the sweater rack in my clothes dryer to speed the clear gloss dry time. Do it all the time. Sadly, I discovered the heat control on my dryer is outta whack and its full heat all the time no matter the setting.

If your cat happens to jump up on your display shelf and your Honda takes a header and the only part that survived is the engine cowl… well… I would not say no to you sending it to me 😉











Joel_W
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Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 06:50 AM UTC
Marc.
Ludos for telling us the real story.

Still, your 1965 Honda RA272 really came out looking as it did back in the day. The Off White really looks perfect. And the fuel injection lines and plug wires really adds to your build.

As for the damaged engine cover, just display it as that's the way it would have looked most of the time in the pits, not with the cover on.

I also left the engine cover off my Lotus 25 Coventry Climax, which ran against your RA272 so the engine could be seen with the same idea in mind. The only difference is that the cover is next to the car in it's display.

Joel
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Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 07:55 AM UTC
Thanks Joel. I am really not to worried about the cover.I actually like the look. My Louts Climax... that was the post from 2 1/2 years ago... is the only model I have in a clear display box. Gotta get a double wide, if it exists, to put them side by side.
Dixon66
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Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 10:40 AM UTC
Great job Marc, love the brake line detailing you did.
AussieReg
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Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 11:32 AM UTC
Lovely work Marc, great detailing.

WRT the rear cover, dare I say it, "battle damage" ???

Cheers, D
Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 06:40 PM UTC
Beautiful work Marc. Love the added details. Shame about the engine cowl.
I am building this one myself, hope mine turns out, as well as yours.
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Posted: Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 10:35 PM UTC
Marc, very good looking detailing on the engine. As Joel suggested, the heater accident helps actually displaying the powerplant, which looks impressive and isn't uncommon to have the rear cowling removed in the pit.

Gabriel
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Posted: Monday, October 21, 2019 - 11:09 AM UTC
Jesper, Gabriel... thanks.