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Family of Ferrari 312s to build

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  • Member since
    February, 2010
  • From: Tehachapi, CA
Posted by PatrickN on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 8:17 AM

Bainford,

It is kind of but not really surprising to find the entire series of variants in 1/12th. It is a mixture of Tamiya and Protar (now part of Italeri) kits. It has been sort of expensive but I have managed to find them all. The only other car, in my research, that have been so much were the Brabham BT44 and the McLaren MP4/ whatever cars. The McLaren M23 has been by quite a few but by far and away, more Ferraris have been kitted in all scales than any other F1 manufacturer.

Thanks for reading. Also, I don't know of a yellow primer out there in plastic land. I know that Tamiya makes a pink and white and grey but no yellow. Hmmmmm...

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  • Member since
    February, 2010
  • From: Tehachapi, CA
Posted by PatrickN on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 8:13 AM

Well, I figured out to remove the tub on the original build but in the mean time, had found a partially built kit on ebay for $45, so I bought it. I guess I could do both! I ordered the decals to do the Villeneuve car again and I will have two chassis built so...

Thanks for asking, Steve. I have been gone a long time for Scale Auto forii (plural of forum, I think...) I will try to be a better correspondent!

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  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 7:02 AM

Very cool project. I had no idea there were so many of the 312 variants available in 1/12 scale.

It is my understanding that Ferrari used a yellow primer on the red road cars to make the colour pop. Not sure if this was so on the race cars too, but might be worth looking in to.

Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
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Trevor

  • Member since
    January, 2005
  • From: sunny Sydney, Australia
Posted by nottheband on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 2:04 AM

G'day Patrick.  I don't know the answers to your decal questions, but I would always use white primer under the TS-8 to get the brightest colour.

I look forward to seeing your results.  How far have you progressed with the rebuild of your T4?  Will it be Villeneuve or Scheckter's car?  I saw them race at Silverstone and Osterreichring (now the Red Bull Ring) in Austria, way back in 1979.  Cheers

Steve

  • Member since
    February, 2010
  • From: Tehachapi, CA
Family of Ferrari 312s to build
Posted by PatrickN on Monday, August 12, 2019 10:19 AM

In my accumulation of 1/12th F1 kits, I have managed to collect the Ferrari 312B, the 312T, T2, T3, T4, and T5. I had built the 312T4 some 20 years ago and the paint and decals did not meet current specs... the paint job had tons of orange peel and the decals have yellowed. So I am rebuilding it...

In light of the decision to build them all (for display), I have a couple of questions
1) Do today's decals (such as IndyCals) hold up better as far as yellowing;
2) Is there anything I can do to stop the yellowing;
3) As I am using Tamiya Italian Red (TS-8) for the Ferrari red on all 6 kits (for consistency), should I be using a pink primer or a white primer? There will be some white on some of the cars up to the T4 and I'm not sure which is the best primer.
4) Am I crazy to do this? (I already know the answer to that!)

Your comments are welcomed and encouraged.

"Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana."- Groucho Marx

 

 

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