Formula one

Building the Fujimi McLaren Honda MP4/6: step by step for beginners 1/20 scale 

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I built this model as per instructions except when I used the Hobby Design detail set and some extra part. This article is devoted to novices so as to help them to build, which is perhaps, their first F1 model.


The kit

It’s the McLaren MP4/6 Honda ‘Japan Grand Prix 1991’ from Fujimi #090443 in 1/20 scale, and the Hobby Design PE set #HD02-0100



I gathered all the parts that comprise the engine and the photoetched (PE) fret, replacing the ones supplied with the kit when I considered it was worth doing it.


It’s important to sand the PE parts on the surfaces that will be glued to provide better adherence of CA.


When reaching step 4, I had problems with part F45 which has to be introduced in the engine block (part E1) as indicated in the instructions. This was solved by enlarging a bit the room where the parts have to be introduced with the help of a flat file. In the following images, you may appreciate the parts I’m speaking about and where it’s necessary to file.

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