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Sanding?Tamiya Rubber Tyres

23 April 2015 - 06:43 PM

1:12 Tamiya ,...Rubber tires,.... very thin



How do I get rid of that pesky seam?

Any and all comments and ideas welcome

1:12 Tamiya WR1

04 March 2015 - 08:59 AM

After 35 yrs. I am going to try this one again....


The first time I didn't have the patience, or skills to build it properly, and gave up, in favour of less creative endeavours :huh:

Anyway, this is going to be a rather long WIP due to extra detail parts from both Best Balsa Kits and Scale Motorsport. This is one of my favorite F1 car liveries from way back. The team only lasted a couple of years ('77 - '78) but won their first event and two more that year ('77) Canadian GP, Monaco, and Argentina. Owned by Walter Wolf,..an Austrian / Canadian,...Read up on this guy, what a character!!

Started this one properly


I always start my builds with the engine,...so, here it is so far....

IMG_4629%20600x450_zpsndswnjtk.jpgTransmission duplicolor #cbgm0529 dark spiral grey mett., drybrushed testors flat steel, and then sprayed testors dullcote.....Block sprayed Krylon chrome, washed with tamiya smoke, and then testors dullcoat....Heads sprayed Duplicolor sandable black primer and washed with

gunze sangyo burnt iron. So far ....about 35 parts

And then this


A couple of extra wires added for rear light and oil pump wiring....

Tamiya kits are well known for accuracy and fitment, this one is no exception, although the flash on this one is a little more than usual. Not a complaint, just saying,...

The '77 WR1 was a quick release, by 1978 it was on the shelf!!

See ya soon with more, after I research some more engine plumbing schematics for the Ford/Cosworth DFV's

Q + C + C's welcome!



oh and thanks to Joe (ferrarijoe) for coming thru with one of my holy grail kits :D

Best Balsa Kits?

15 February 2015 - 08:39 AM

Has anybody had dealings with this company?

They have a P/E set available, that I haven't been able to find anywhere else.

Any help appreciated



10 February 2015 - 02:33 PM

I am on Chrome for my duration ( 2yrs.?)

and never had ads pop up before...

Now they are everywhere..

Top of the page to the right,...

half way thru a post,... there's an ad for FORD,......or worse... :lol:

Just wondering..

If I click on Ad Block , nothing happens,...

Go into settings and it asks me if I would like these or different ads but doesn't stop



any help would be appreciated



My 2014...so far

25 December 2014 - 12:15 PM

All of these came out at the beginning of the year.....




......oops, no it didn't end like that....


oh sorry again...........

IMG_3658500x375_zps301a4a73.jpgThere she is




Oh yeah and this


And i thought I didn't build much this year.....Mm

Thank you all for lookin'...if you do 

and for keeping this great site going, 

Cheers and Merry HoHo