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Ferrari 312 F1, Chris Amon,1967 GB Grand prix. MFH, 1/20.


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Hi,

 

I've recently started a new project: the Ferrari 312F1 1967 from Model Factory Hiro, 1/20.

This is one of the greatest kits I've worked on.

 

Here are few pics:

 

First, test fit. No glue on the parts... nice fit :wink:

 

 

14 first engine parts:

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few parts of the gearbox:

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some of the cockpit parts:

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assembly of oil tank by welding:

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preparing front cooler for welding:

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Small progress on engine, some of the parts glued together...

 

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Few holes and...few rivets:

 

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Resin rivets:

 

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Backside view :

 

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I set about installing mirrors on the body ... not so easy!

I noted the dimensions depending pictures of the car and decorating instructions for positioning.

Drilled two holes to be able to insert copper wire in each mirror, and drilled the upper body including one hole slightly larger on the front for adjustment.

I let a bit length for inserting two bolts on the inside face of the bodywork part.

 

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Few things were done on the engine and you can see the comparison with his little brother from 1969...

 

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Wheels painted gold:

 

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Onc again 67 & 69:

 

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Time to test the "Surface Primer" from GRAVITY COLORS.

the good point is that it works upon resin, metal and plastic.

 

First of all some parts need to be prepared or finished before painting process.

... And holes need to be done once again!

But it seems I like rivets :roll:

 

1st, drilling the PE:

 

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In position:

 

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holes drilled in the resin tub :

 

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another test fitting next to the 1969 little sister.

 

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Mirrors details:

 

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Time to play with the gun

Mr Sparmax Flat Pattern & the Primer from GRAVITY COLORS

 

 

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Pics with and without the camera flash: 

Surprising 1st almost transparent coat, then miracle and a real pleasure to work with!

 

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The nose

 

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Still little work to do on the nose

 

Top results:

 

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Slight problem on the nose and upper body part due to Staedtler permanent ink marker: still visible after primer...

 

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Wet sanding and putty

 

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Mori Mori

 

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Next step of the painting process.

 

A light color coat is done over the grey primer.

That will be the Giallo Modena for a great and bright Rosso Corsa!

 

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Sanding and primer...

 

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... Yellow:

 

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Rosso:

 

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prepared and primed:

 

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ZP Black

 

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Here are the "wrongdoers"... :twisted:

 

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GRAVITY paints are AWESOME!!

Easy to work with, extremly thin coats can already give a beautiful result and a strong deep satin finish.

They also dry very quickly: perfect!!

Next step is the finnish coat that will be given by the Clear.

 

So let's go for the Gravity Colors clear coat test!

 

New gloves, stirrer and cup for the mix.

 

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3 components: clear, activator and thinner with a 3:1:1 mix ratio.

 

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I always let the mix at rest for about 5 to 10 minutes in order to let allow to the chemical mix to degas.

You can add more thinner if necessary.

 

Then, one mist coat and, 5 to 10 mn later, a wet coat (or more): that's all!

 

Parts drying in the "magic box":

 

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To sum up:

 

Great and pleasant product.

The gloss is... SHINNING!! Deep gloss even if thin.

Only 6ml of clear 2ml of activator and 2 of additive thinner were used...

 

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Alclad gold on the center of the wheels.

 

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The ones shown before were the 1968 312 F1 :oops:

 

The tub is drilled and equiped with 0.5 stainless steel rivets.

Then the tub parts are assembled (welded) with low temp solder (70°C).

 

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Same thing for the front tub part with Calibre 35 0.7resin rivets this time.

The frontwhite metal bulkhead and his PE part are drilled, but I didn't used the PE part...

I just used it as a template for, I think, a more realistic result.

Once again, Calbre 35 0.7 resin rivets were used.

 

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The steering column is cut and the external part of the steering rack is replaced by stainless steel 1.2mm syringe needle cut at the right size.

0.7 resin rivets once again.

Pedals won't be visible at the end...

 

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Front face of the dashboard installed in the tub:

 

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Aft:

 

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Close up:

 

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Gauges are covered with a "glass" made of Rodhoid cut with a Waldron Punch & Die but it's not really visible on the pics :? ...

 

Cavallino !

 

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Radiator is ... empty!

I've tried to make it a bit more realistic or, if not, just more pleasant for me :mrgreen:

 

Brass 0.8 and Alu scotch "aircraft" type:

 

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Nice and still bright...

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Fwd and aft mesh:

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Primer GC:

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Dampers are great: made of machined aluminium.

Just a detail added from F1 Specialties.

I wonder if I haven't already seen the same detail added somewhere...

 

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Not perfect, but not bad :)

 

Black ...is black:

 

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Almost invisible once the engine is assembled to the body, but I couldn't resist :twisted:

 

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Teflon mask and Orange FRAM from Gravity Colors.

 

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Oil filter done.

 

 

Hope you'll like it...

 

Thanks for reading.

 

Kind regards,

Pascal

 

FORZA!

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Hi,

 

Thanks for all your kind comments Mates.

This WIP was started ... times ago, but restarted recently.

The build is now finished, today in fact!

Sorry for posting a long message with a lot of pics 'till last step of the building process of the Ferrari.

I hope it is not an issue...

 

Well, here's one which is all disheveled, long hair and loose:
 
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We'll have to take care of him ...
 
I did not like the original links more than that.
I decided to make new ones:
 
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A nice hair cut  and new links installed:
 
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The "jars" are polished and fitted to the roll bar .
I took the opportunity to install RB Motion Banjo fittigs: 
 
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It remains to connect all this little world ...
 
New paint for the wheels: the Gold done before didn't please me...
So Primer, Alclad Black, then Alclad Gold tomorrow:
 
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Wheels are drilled for the Valve stems from Rob.
 
Schock absorbers are also primed with Gravity.
 
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Here the work of the day:  brakes!
In order to properly clean, coloring and "scratch" the disks (White Metal), I quickly crafted small plates of turned aluminum.
They will allow me to hold them on a small tool holder to be fixed in the drill chuck.
 
Turned parts:
 
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Disk on the tooll:
 
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Done but still dirty:
 
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The rear discs are detailed with beautiful PE parts, but lack detail for my taste.
 
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0.4 holes drilled in the part:
 
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Allen head from Rob (RBMotion):
 
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Brakes are also... Calipers :wink: 
Drilled and equipped with copper pipes and brake bleeders from Rob once again
 
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The front discs on their hubs:
 
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Rear ones with a first light "wash":
 
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I started to work on the gearbox:
 
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...but was not very satisfied.
So, I tried to add some more details:
 
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J'ai aussi bien travaillé sur le reste des éléments du train arrière et des photos ne devraient pas trop tarder...
 
Plumbing time for the front bulkhead:
 
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Small progress on the rear:
 
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Prep and primer  of the exhausts:
 
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First try of the white color: ZP "pure white".
And weld lines:
 
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Plumbing of the dashboard started:
 
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Black painted caps, then mask and paint process including Klir for the finish coat and oil .
Seam is intentionally left in order to depict (or try to...) the plastic bottle.
 
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Lockheed bottles installed:
 
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Light wash on the metal tanks:
 
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...And finally a small test fit:
 
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ZP White is now applied on the exhaust parts:
 
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Few details added on the dashboard: Nuts, bolts, wiring...
 
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Still working on the battery... waiting for cables:
 
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New machined knob, polished and installed on 0.8 SS rod.
The beautiful genuine grid is just detailed with machined bolts and lightly weathered. 
 
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Cockpit is now almost done.
I also decided to scratch build the fuel tap which appears on some of my pics, but not on others...
 
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Tube installed on the expansion tank:
 
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Test fitting of FWD parts:
 
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Still adding tubes and cables on the engine...:
 
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Do and undo...
I was not so happy with the fuel lines: redone:
 
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The wire mesh that protects the velocity stacks against ingestion of foreign objects (FOD) is shaped using the included tool.
The mesh is a bit too "flashy" for me.
I put the grid under the flame to give it a more suitable color.
The shaping is thereby slightly more facilitated.
A small test seems to validate this solution.
 
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As mentioned above, the heat shield is made, its implementation validated.
it  only remains some paint and weathering:
 
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Exhaust assembled:
 
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And exhaust clamps installed:
 
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A new light coat of white is quickly sprayed, then a thin coat of Aqua Gloss in order to protect the paint.
 
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Sorry for the pics...
 
The heat shield is sprayed with Alclad White alu over a primed  Dull Alu base:
 
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The mesh is temporarily installed.
 
Test fit of the exhausts over the heat shield:
 
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Weathering started (oils):
 
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It may need to be accentuated (very slightly) in some areas and reduced for others.
 
And a missing part.Pas lourd, pas lourd, pas lourd...
 
A new one is made using 0.6 brass.
 
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Primer and Alclad Black already done and waiting for the Airframe Alu.
 
Decals time:
 
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I'm not sure about the PROVA number...
Next to her sister from 69:
 
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Less sponsor in 67?...
 
Rollbar finished and installed:
 
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Engine also installed and everything is connected (Oil filter, tachometer...)
 
Hubs are modified to avoid the use of the black screws: I prefer ball joint ;)
 
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A screw head is added on the dampers adjustment knobs:
 
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Sensors details added on the radiator hoses.
A quick oil (W&N) dry brush was done on the seat and the steering wheel.
 
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Fuel pumps were slightly detailed
 
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Same for the Alternator using RB Motion unbelivable stuff!
 
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Installed:
 
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Engine and gearbox married:
 
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Just need to connect the front brakes lines and the radiator holders to finish the front area:
 
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Pascal :piliot:
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Oups!

I forgot those dampers pictures :blink:

 

- Wheels in Alclad Pale Gold
 
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- Dampers in Red (GC)  and Black (ZP).
 
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Small placards on the red part:
 
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Knobs not painted but treated with Master Blackening agent.
 
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Wheels assembled and equipped with RBMotion Valve Stems:
 
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And...
 

The Rooooaaaarrrring Beauty should (very) soon be finished!

Thanks a lot to Misao HIRO for all those incredible kits and thanks a lot to Rob (RBMotion) with his impressive range of stunning stuff!!

 

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Finished!

The Roooaaaring Red Beauty is now ready to rejoin the paddock!

 

Last job was the nose: done.

 

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Not very clean but enough for the pics:

 

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Comments and remarks are welcome ;)

 

Pascal :piliot: 

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Ah Pascal, what a superb model and what a superb modeller !  I'm a huge racing fan so this thread piqued my interest immediately.  

 

I've always wondered about those ZP paints and what you've shown us is how nice they cover the subject matter (I need to investigate some for the various McLaren's in my stash :) )

 

Can you tell me what process you use to polish up white metal - I've a 16th Zero (which I MUST get on with!!) that contains an awful lot of white metal parts.

 

I Can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeve.

 

Grant

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  • 5 years later...

Fantastic build and superb result Pascal.  I will be building that one after my 1/20 Shark Nose.

A few questions:

  1. What is the purpose of the yellow coat between primer and final Rosso paint?
  2. What brand and size rivets did you use on the resin body?
  3. Did you use a tumbler?

Cheers,

Peter

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