Ferrari 312B2 1/12 Protar
Posted 31 May 2012 - 02:54 AM
I had to de-assemble the cockpit and engine, after that, I had to get rid of the terrible paintjob. Including the missed prep-work, all the sprue attachments were still there.
This is how the assembled cockpit looked like.
Most of it was glued with superglue
The engine didn't look much better.
Most horrible are those things on top of the intake-funnels.
Posted 31 May 2012 - 02:56 AM
I took a brave breath and started to dissasemble, which proofed difficult with all the superglue
Same story with the engine
And a giant leap in time to yesterday, after I finished a couple of projects, I could start on this project. This is part of a bulkhead, which lost the battle to superglue and needs to be restored. On the right is how it originally looked.
Posted 31 May 2012 - 02:59 AM
The panel behind the cockpit; was also in bad shape, they just glued it on, with a lot of sinkmarks, didn't look pretty at all.
Bottem of cockpit, notice all that superglue
And a dry-fit, which proofed very usefull. The fit is very bad and a lot of shaving needs to be done to get it to fit nicely.
Posted 31 May 2012 - 03:02 AM
Posted 31 May 2012 - 04:55 AM
looks as though you seem to have it under control though
Built it many years ago, will be watchin' you put it together
thanx for sharing
Posted 02 June 2012 - 10:35 AM
I am not sure I have it under control, I'll just go ahead and tackle the problems one by one, since there are way too many to deal at once haha.
Posted 03 June 2012 - 04:31 AM
Compared to Tamiya's 312B, this later B2 is a real challenge to assemble fitting issues in every steps!!!+++ those "squarred" off Firestones! (get the Tamiya 312B ones... LOL)
Very Nice start, keep your patience &... spirit high, you'll get trough it
...Revell Germany should reissue this vintage Ferrari F1 beauty (with reetooled tires).
Posted 03 June 2012 - 09:52 AM
Posted 06 June 2012 - 08:30 AM
And we struggle further. I have been working mostly on the engine and the bodypanels, especially the engine needs a lot of work to get cleaned up, getting complete and rebuild again. So far I am still in the process of getting all the parts sanded and ready for some paint.
Shown vaguely here are the parts coming from the engine. The covers for the valvecovers were too bad, so I am going to replace them with new ones.
Basically all these parts, except the exhaust, will be discarded and replaced, they are just too badly damaged.
And a jump to the bodypanels. I airbrushed them with Scuderia Red and then 2K glossed them. After it dried, I applied the dry-transfers. Which was a living nightmare, the dry-transfer bit wasn't working no more, so I had to find an alternative to get them on.
Edited by The Creative Explorer, 06 June 2012 - 08:33 AM.
Posted 06 June 2012 - 08:32 AM
A last picture of the cockpit-cowling
Posted 06 June 2012 - 12:56 PM
So what was the fix for the dry transfers please Eric??
Which was a living nightmare, the dry-transfer bit wasn't working no more, so I had to find an alternative to get them on.
Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:08 PM
I know what kind of battle you are going through Eric, I have a Protar F40 in 1/12 scale I have been building on and off for the last few years!
What you have done so far is great work indeed.