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FERRARI 312T3 – 1978 Canadian GP 1/20 scale

Kit / Model  

FERRARI 312T3

Manufacturer  

Tamiya

Item Code  

20010

Scale  

1/20

Description  

TAMIYA 1/20 scale
FERRARI 312T3 – 1978 Canadian GP Winner (Gilles Villeneuve)

Base Kit:
•1/20 Grand Prix Collection No. 10

Details:
•Modified the cowling to represent the Car driven by Gilles Villeneuve at the 1978 Canadian GP

•Modified the side pods according to references

•Over 100 aluminium components by me including
oBrake disks
oWheels
oWheels Hubs
oWheel nuts
oRear sway Bar
oRear Shock absorbers
oInjector trumpets and filters (machined template)
oExhaust outlets
oEngine accessories including Distributor, Coil etc.
oFire Extinguisher
oEmergency lever
oSteering Wheel back
oSteering shaft and connectors
oDrivers Gauges and connectors
oRear sway bar driver adjustor lever
oFront Shock absorbers and connectors
oElectronic connectors

•Scratch-built the air flow bodywork under front cowling to better represent the real car

•Added correct rivet details to chassis

•Thinned out the brake cooling vents to represent fiberglass pieces used on the real cars

•Drivers seat covered with real leather

•Perfect parts seat belts added

•Studio 27 Photo-etch pieces added

•Added pedals and cockpit details

•Added all visible wiring according to reference pictures

•Custom made side decals

•Fuel lines are made from clear bead & jewelry thread that I found in a craft store. I then made a mixture of Tamiya clear orange 20%, XF57 Buff 40% and the rest X22 clear. I dipped the clear line in this mixture and removed it to dry

Build Time:
7 months (January 2006 – August 2006)

References:
Internet
GP Modelista Volume 6
The Science of Formula 1 Design by David Tremayne

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Category  

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Project status  

Finished

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Comments for this showroom

by: Jose Antonio Solbes (jasolbes) on 2010-04-17 - 11:03

REALLY OUTSTANDING!!!

Congrats on an extraordinary model.
Jose Antonio

by: Alberto Igual (Bertone) on 2007-09-13 - 12:09

First all!! Congratulations!! It's Fantastic!!!

I have got 2 questions

1) How have you made the springys on photo number 12?

2) How have you made the nut-screw on photo number 28?

3)How have you made the springs on photo 29?

Thanks

by: Mario Covalski (marioc) on 2007-09-11 - 09:08

Rob, as I stated many times in the past this model is terrific, a great modelling work. I'm very sorry for delaying the upload, I had forgot the email.
take care!