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1/12 Tamiya Ferrari 312b

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Hello out there!

I found this kit online and purchased it. I was wondering has anyone built this kit? Any tips would be greatly appreciated

Thanks Chris.

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I have painted a few motor and oil cooler parts,waiting to get some paint I ordered 

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Cool model!  I do not have this kit but have several Tamiya 1:12 kits.  I would test fit everything.  Check the tires.  My JPS Lotus had the wrong rear tires.  I have heard that the tires can get out of shape(?) from sitting so long.  I have also heard about kits of this vintage being motorized at one time, therefore making the cockpit too shallow and parts of the drivetrain can be compromised.

My JPS Lotus, which can be found on the forum, had a few of the larger parts warped.  Most everything fit very nicely but then I would have some parts that did not.

Good luck with your build!  I'm looking forward to seeing your progress.

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Thanks,this kit did come with a driver figure.

will do with checking the fit

Thanks!

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I got some time to start assembly of the v 12

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Nice start Chris

I have not built that one, but, as John said, check for warpage in the body panels,...

I am collecting parts for the 312T, if I can finish the WR1 first,...

Cheers

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Thank you

The 312T looks like a nice kit, I just wish company's would produce more large scale kits.

 

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Had some time to get some black base on radiators,oil tanks and fuel injection 

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I have been working on this project,it's been a little slow but sometimes frustrating

yet worth it!

got the fuel injection done and the transmission.

working on oil tanks and oil coolers,I will post some pictures soon

thanks for looking 

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I got some quality time to work on the build tonight 

plug wires all done couple little bits for the fuel injection 

i just have the velocity stacks and exhaust to do

i do wish I had the ability to make my own velocity stacks.the kit ones are a little cheesy.

but they will have to do.

thanks for looking

 

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I have had some time to get some stuff done!😊

A little bit of work to get the exhaust done. Pretty stoked about this 

i painted it in tamiya flat white 

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I also got the oil tanks completed.

i would have to say the oil cooler, the parts in gloss white

where a bear. Trying to fill the seam in the center.

thanks for looking 

coments please!!

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Chris... You are off to a great start on this. It looking quite nice. Keep up the great work!

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Thank you, I'll try. I just have to remember not to rush it

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Never rush Chris,...

I have been working on the WR1 for more than a year and 3 moves,....

312B is looking good,...PE sets are great,....

Cheers

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Bruce: Thank you! Three moves! wow must be hard to find time to unwind.

I have seen the work you have done on the WR1, it looks amazing

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Chris: Thanks for the links, I placed an order with RB Motion!!

now I have to tell the wife :lol::D

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This is kind of an update..... LOL

I just received some alclad aluminum,polished brass and some clear

I also got some small goodies from RB Motion realizing I will need to order more!

I was wondering if any one knows where I could find braided line? I kind of need it in .125 would prefer Black if its available

So hear is the sad part I will not be able to get some quality time to work on this. But the best part is my Daughter is graduating college:D:D

and she is moving out of the house; I get a HOBBY ROOM!!!!

Plus the wife has a few  projects that's going to keep me a little busy

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Oooooh sounds like you are going into, more detailed paint work,..?

Congrats to your daughter,!!!

Best braided line, I have found at Detail master,...A/N fittings and lines,...

Or, depending on the scale,...Micheals beading aisle,...

Good luck and 

Cheers

 

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Bruce: Thank you! Three moves! wow must be hard to find time to unwind.

I have seen the work you have done on the WR1, it looks amazing

Oh, and ...I am moving again,....

so ...no updates on anything, until at least August....

Keep on sniffing...!

Cheers

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Braided line & fittings? Check with Pro Tech.

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Yes, Pro Tech braided line has a more realistic weave than the Detail master. He supposedly had it custom made to his specs (instead of just using electrical shielded cable used by Detail master).

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Bruce: Yup, going to do more detail painting also going to ad more detail to the radiator and I am going to re do the oil coolers

Another move!? must be hard on you and your family. Hope all goes well

Nick and Peter going to get some stuff from Pro Tech soon, thanks for the tip. Seems to be the place to go

Now if I could just wrap my head around small sizes I will be golden.....LOL

What are people using for battery terminals?

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