Revell 1/12 Ferrari 312T

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Hi all it's my birthday so I'm allowed to start this.

I'm going to stick my neck out and say by the way this builds the original had a crank shaft con rods and pistons (a bit like a Pocher kit)

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I've ordered some replacement decals from Indycal for this so hopefully I won't have the problem I had with the JPS.
 

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Added some pipework and did some work on the engine.

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Love those twelves. Very nice brake plumbing.
 

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More work on the engine of this, it's supposed to have working steering but I think it is highly unlikely to work and even if it does I doubt it will work for long.

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Excellent detailing as always Ken, es the fuel lines. It almost seems like I’m watching someone build a real vehicle…. ;)
 

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Love your fuel lines.
 

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Trial of the body on this, it's going to need a fair bit of fettling notice how the top cowling is badly twisted that must be an 8mm gap at the front, the side skirts are not a great fit either well one of them isn't anyway.









 

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Ok so after closer inspection of the body I've found loads of sink marks and some weird (I've not seen before) wavey marks in the top body panel (it almost looks like the plastic hadn't set when it was taken out of the mold and has run like wet paint) anyway after 3 hrs of sanding I have a reasonable paint job (needs a bit of flatting here and there but a good starting point)









 

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So I spent ages working to keep the very fragile steering on this working only to find all that effort was a total waste of time, after adding the brake cooling ducts and passing the tie rod ends through them the movement in the steering is negligible (yes I could take them (the cooling ducts that is) and file the holes out bigger but the steering won't last long anyway) I've decided it's not worth the effort.










 

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Just a quick warning the indycal decals for this car don't fit this kit(tbf they are designed for the Tamiya kit) and look at the hideous tyres Revell supply got to be honest I've never seen worse they look more like plastic than plastic does.






 

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Ken,
those tyres! - they look like they are made of liquorice! Wet & dry should flatten the slick area, but I think a little experimentation is needed to retain the wall detail, but reduce that shine. I think I'd be inclined to wash the tyre walls with IPA, then try a thinned matt varnish to see the effect - if you use the rear tyres & just do 1/4 of the tyre wall, you can always hide it against the bodywork & at the bottom, if it doesn't work!!!
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Well something wrong with the geometry here.




After a lot of head scratching (and I mean a lot) it suddenly dawned on me, dah, I had the hubs transposed.






One of the many reasons I love my job (99%of our work is Porsche) but we do get other rare stuff through like a 1955 Ferrari monza 750 engine (the car was destroyed)

It's taken 4 years to get the parts together and repair the gearbox (which was destroyed, was actually the cause of the crash)Well now we have all the parts and are rebuilding it in my workplace I'm a no one my title is Caretaker \ workshop assistant (I'm never made to feel like that)like many of us I've stripped and rebuilt many engines but have no qualifications and most of my experience is in motorcycles (I've customised many in my life)

I've never worked anywhere where please and thank you are so often heard, I was given these parts to clean from the 750 engine, I feel so privileged to be working on such iconic engines and cars.


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You will notice (which surprises me) it uses a multiple wet plate clutch(I thought they only used them in motorcycle)
 

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This came out great. Worked in a Euro-shop for awhile restoring Fiats, Jags & Panteras. I was allowed to drive a Testarossa once I'd shown I could well handle the Panteras. Mid-engine cars definitely handle differently. The paddle shifter was my first, very cool.
 
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I once designed mounts, so we could re-engine a Lamborghini!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sadly, it was a Lamborghini tractor - the closest I ever got to the supercar was the name badge!
I had just designed a new 4-cylinder crankcase, and the first prototypes were being cast by a specialist company in the MIdlands - I was very pleased & I went up to see the results & pick up a sample..................
rather deflated, as my humble 4-potter case was on a pallet, surrounded by Bugatti Veyron blocks!!!!!!!!!
Rather like comparing a paint-by-numbers to a Rembrandt!
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Added some more decals, this is a combo of indycal decals and the kit ones (the indycal decals DO NOT FIT THIS KIT regardless of what you read elsewhere ) some of them do but you couldn't use them for the whole kit( I'm not sighting indycals they were designed for the tamiya kit not this one) also the indycal are matt so need a gloss coat over them the kit ones are gloss. In there defence indycal decals go on well and settle well but I think if your spending half the cost of the kit for them in the future I will go with the kit ones and resort to them as a last resort as even then they may not get you out of trouble as they only seem to cater for tamiya kits.



 
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