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Revell 1/12 Ferrari 312T
« on: October 27, 2021, 04:30:09 AM »
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)











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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Re: Revell 1/12 Ferrari 312T
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2021, 10:05:19 AM »
Nice! It's a big sucker, isn't it?

Oh, and Happy Birthday  :smiley:
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Re: Revell 1/12 Ferrari 312T
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2021, 09:21:58 PM »
Yes, Happy Birthday, mate! :smiley:
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Re: Revell 1/12 Ferrari 312T
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2021, 03:54:09 AM »
Added some pipework and did some work on the engine.













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Re: Revell 1/12 Ferrari 312T
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2021, 12:56:45 AM »
Work progresses on this.







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Re: Revell 1/12 Ferrari 312T
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2021, 01:37:40 AM »
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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Re: Revell 1/12 Ferrari 312T
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2021, 04:33:13 AM »
Lots of pipework and HT leads added to the 312 T engine







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Re: Revell 1/12 Ferrari 312T
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2021, 04:42:14 AM »
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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Re: Revell 1/12 Ferrari 312T
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2021, 01:27:50 AM »
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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Re: Revell 1/12 Ferrari 312T
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2021, 01:47:56 PM »
 :smiley:
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Re: Revell 1/12 Ferrari 312T
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2021, 04:45:38 AM »
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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Re: Revell 1/12 Ferrari 312T
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2021, 06:55:09 AM »
I can't help but notice how Sci-Fi F1 cars look, right up until the wheels go on. 8)


I see someone's prepping for Christmas, already. ;)
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Re: Revell 1/12 Ferrari 312T
« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2021, 04:31:52 AM »
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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Re: Revell 1/12 Ferrari 312T
« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2021, 09:48:03 AM »
Got to agree ... those tires are dreadful  :P

On the wavy marks on the body, I wonder if this is an extreme form of flow lines from an overly slow injection speed into the mould?
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Re: Revell 1/12 Ferrari 312T
« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2021, 04:09:00 AM »
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.





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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Re: Revell 1/12 Ferrari 312T
« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2021, 02:18:48 AM »
Hi all I decided to give my modelling area a long over due clean up.




Did a bit more to the 312 too




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Re: Revell 1/12 Ferrari 312T
« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2021, 01:20:03 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: Revell 1/12 Ferrari 312T
« Reply #17 on: November 20, 2021, 10:19:10 PM »
More plumbing done on this.






Also more cleaning done to the monza 

Engine.







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Re: Revell 1/12 Ferrari 312T
« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2021, 05:01:40 AM »
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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Re: Revell 1/12 Ferrari 312T
« Reply #19 on: November 24, 2021, 04:07:23 AM »
Hi all she's progressing, still loads to do but I like how she's looking now she's go a few decals on.





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Re: Revell 1/12 Ferrari 312T
« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2021, 01:09:58 AM »
Looking good
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Re: Revell 1/12 Ferrari 312T
« Reply #21 on: November 26, 2021, 04:32:01 AM »
Started on the rear suspension and drive train.







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Re: Revell 1/12 Ferrari 312T
« Reply #22 on: November 30, 2021, 04:34:11 AM »
Hi all well the body panels are screwed down (what a royal PITA) that took 2 hrs and a lot of inventive words of rather nasty connotations, still it's done now.