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New Product SHOWCASE from

Mac's Modeling,LLC.

updated 01/18/2013

 

This page is just to showcase a new product.

New from (Click on the thumbnails to enlarge the pictures.)

The New wheels (AZMW12001) for the 1:12 Ferrari 312B, by Tamiya, are just about ready to ship.

These rims correct the size and look of the Tamiya kit parts. You can find these in the 1:12 store for $150.00 per set. The set includes, machined aluminum Wheel rims with cast white metal cast centers for front and rear, plus 4 air-valves.

 

"Throw away those silly plastic rims and kit tires!" Make your model look spectacular with these wheels and tires! :)

 

Tires have been developed by ICON automotive miniatures, especially to fit these rims. They are offered in Slick (ST-1201) and Treaded (TT-1202). These can be obtained from ICON Automotive Miniatures or Mac's Modeling for $86.00 per set

 

I am still waiting on the boxes for them unfortunately.

 

Also, I forgot I had the rims manufactured without the hole for the valve stem, so I am doing that now. Just as well that the boxes are not ready.................gives me the time to complete that operation.

 

Obviously you will receive 2 sets of front rims and 2 sets of rear rims with wheel centers. Having the rims machined from aluminum and the centers cast in white metal creates some fit issues, so I set up my lathe so I can machine the OD of the wheel centers so they fit inside the rims.    They are a nice fit now, and you will have nothing to do to make them fit.
Put a small amount of super glue, I used "thick" and ran a bead around the inside of the rim, slightly above the face the center will sit up against, then dropped the center in making sure it was pressed firmly up against the face inside the rim. If you get it right there will be no excess to wipe off, as the centers have a small chamfer allowing the glue to be retained.

 

inside face edge of the front rim where the center fits up against has been "deburred" by the machine shop, so you will need to fill in the small gap with something and smooth it off before painting. I used some modeling putty. As you can see in the image. The rear wheels do not need to have that done as the mark left after painting will make it look more like the real wheel.

 

All taped and ready for painting.

 

I have no idea what the correct color for the wheels is. It looks a different color in all the pictures I have looked at. I decided is was close to gold, but not gold, more on the yellow side. For here, I just took paints I have on my shelf. I started with Tamiya "Gold Leaf" (X-12) acrylic paint and mixed some "Lemon Yellow" (X-8). I just added the yellow until I achieved a color I was happy with. Then thinned it with Acrylic thinner, before applying it through my "Aztek" air-brush.

 

This is what I finished up with   Now was the time I chose to drill the holes for the air-valves and fit them. The end product looks pretty good if I say so myself    Also, see how different the color looks, when the pictures are taken at different times of the day. The ones with the air-valves in are closer to the color I was trying to achieve.

 

If you look at the first picture of the painted rear wheel, have a close look at the center, the paint is very thin. I think because I was too far from it with my air-brush. It may be easier to paint the wheel centers for the rears before assembling them.

 

NOTE: I did a test fit of the rims with the tires before assembling and painting as it was the first time these parts had come together since the computer. They are a VERY good fit. In other words; I do not suggest doing a test fit yourself unless you have something to fit inside the rim (without causing damage) to push it back out. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! ;)

Wait until you are ready for final assembly before mounting the tires, otherwise you will regret it.

 

Just so you know what they will look like assembled         click thumbnails for full size images.

 

 

Please use the order form if you would like a set. There are only 50 sets being released EVER. Once they are gone no more will be manufactured.

 

(There are only 13 sets left for sale at this time.)

 

 

Mac

 

Links to previous Showcase items.
AZRM 1:12 Mesh Velocity Stack covers

Scale Spark plug wire
CRAFT1O figures
ICON Automotive miniatures, Rain tires
AZRM 1:20 scale Anodized wheels

Widia Velocity Stacks, P001

AZM BL-16-041 braided hose

AZRM colored heat shrink tubing

1:12 scale Motorcycle chains
1:12 scale Motorcycle figures

 

 

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