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  1. Dann, much appreciated sir. I have to say it was the careful use of photography. I did what I could to hide the damage from the rear wing collapse and a chaotic assembly on the front suspension. Ultimately, I learned a lot for my upcoming F310B. Thanks for stopping in!
  2. Don, thank you very much! I appreciate the kinds words guys!
  3. John B, I haven't seen the Bright Mice Red, but the sample online doesn't seem to look right. Red is always a tricky color to photograph, especially in sunlight where it can often look orange. I just finished a base coat on the F310B and using Bright Red, it almost looks orange in direct light. John R, thanks for looking in! Hopefully I can continue to do the Scuderia justice in my upcoming builds.
  4. Zoltan, I broke the rear wing while attempting to place it onto the chassis of my Tamiya Ferrari F60. They really are the absolute worst part of assembling an F1 car. Your Tyrrell looks great!
  5. I used Italian Red. I believe I was supposed to use Bright Mica Red, TS-85, although I believe I could not find it, therefore I used Italian Red. So if it looks a little brighter than it should, that is the reason why. I have an F138 on the shelf that I believe I will be using Mica Red on, however I am not sure. I think Italian Red is a suitable stand in for post-2005 Ferrari paint colors. Prior to that, hands down Bright Red is the way to go for the Marlboro era. On this particular model the rear wing is all messed up. I didn't get close up for a reason and you are correct. The F60 has the main plane, a separate upper plane for the DRS, a lower wing and two separate pieces that model the double diffuser. I was unprepared for the chaos that was about to ensue trying to assemble the rear wing. However, for my F310B I am fully prepared and ready to take on the rear wing. I also have an F2000 and F2001 on the shelf and I'm just waiting to click "buy" on Fujimi's F10 and 150 Italia. I also have my fingers crossed that Fujimi or Tamiya, if they are even producing F1 cars anymore, release the SF-15T. Really, hoping it gets released.
  6. I went to hobby lobby and bought a flat base of balsa wood and two 2x2 in pieces, glued them to the base to create an L shape and with the excess length of the shorter piece, I have fashioned a jig. I can place the end wing on flat against the balsa wood, and then using toothpicks placed into holes on the long end of the "L", I can ensure the wing is level. Then when set, I can place the second end wing and then secure the entire wing with the third piece of balsa wood.
  7. Tom, I believe that will be the process I take on the Ferrari F138 I have. It's a Fujimi kit so I have no doubt it will be harder to build than any Tamiya kit I have experience in.
  8. Dave, it came so close to the wall it's not even funny. The rear wing was miserable to assemble. It didn't quite line up correctly. Tony, thank you. I really love using decanted Tamiya spray cans. I did use polish and wax that I haven't used on a model before and I loved the results.
  9. Bruce, thank you so much! I took advantage of the brisk sunny day we have for the photos.
  10. Good afternoon gents, Here's my first model in a year or so, the Tamiya Ferrari F60. It's my first F1 model and I learned a lot about the construction of these guys. Several parts fought me and I had extreme issues on the front suspension. The paint went well, I'm very happy at the paint I messed several things up during the build. The rear wing was an absolute nightmare. It fell apart several times as I attempted to build it. Then in the process of attempting to attach it to the car it again fell apart. It truly was the most frustrating experience. However, I learned a lot about the use of the carbon fiber decals and have prepared a jig using balsa wood for my in progress Ferrari F310B build. It was a fun first F1 build although I don't believe I did the kit justice. Thanks for looking!
  11. yes! another F1 project! Looks great!!
  12. Thanks Tim, glad to have you following along!
  13. Made some small progress over the weekend. The P.E. set arrived so I set about constructing the wing ends. I'm currently wrapping up my Ferrari F60 and I realized how much of a chaotic mess constructing the rear wing is so I made a trip to Hobby Lobby and bought some balsa wood and made a jig. Theoretically, this should make construction of the rear wing a bit easier. I also added the PE lift point in the rear.
  14. beautiful 355 and Testarossa. What paint color did you use on the 355?
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