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Ferrari 312T4,Tamiya 1/12 scale

Kit / Model  

Ferrari 312T4

Manufacturer  

Tamiya

Item Code  

12035

Scale  

1/12

Description  

The Ferrari T4 was also one of the latest 1/12th kits that Tamiya released before 10 years without manufacturing these kind of models, from1981 (when the Renult Turbo was offered) to 1991 with the 641/2 Ferrari. Ten years in which F1 lovers missed the opportunity of building new high quality models.
The T4 together with the Renault were the new technology examples, that Tamiya already showed by that time, with accurate and high quality parts, even though the models lacked (and still do) of important details.
I built this model several times. First, when it appeared in 1980, then in 1991, and finally in 1998, which is the one shown here. So, along this note, I'll make comments about the different changes I would achieve nowadays, or about the paints or materials I'd use, if I decided to construct a T4 again.
The chassis and body are provided separately, this makes the job easier and the modeller will be able to concentrate in other tasks such as detailing and painting the monocoque, as well as getting and acceptable paint for the body.
This note aims at providing the beginner a complementary guideline, apart from the Tamiya instruction's manual, including photos of a detailed and quality enough model to encourage him/her in what we could call a hard and laborious work.... facing for the first time with a Tamiya's box.....with a 1/12th inside.

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Finished

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Comments for this showroom

by: mike (mikefltop@optonline.net) on 2010-10-29 - 23:26

I have made this kit twice, never to the level I see here. I look forward to finding one again

by: Jose Antonio Solbes (jasolbes) on 2007-08-18 - 10:56

This is a model that I still have in my "to build" collection. I guess is the last "boxer" type engine built by Ferrari. Anyway, the model built by Mario is (as usual) excellent, and the kit is Tamiya, that is, superb.