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Ferrari 312F1, Chris Amon, Monaco 1967. Model Factory Hiro, 1/12.

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Hi,

 

Engine progress.

I was not that happy with the kit throttle linkage... So I decided to build new ones with machined parts from RBMotion.

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It was also necessary to show a bit of interest regarding the exhaust and prepare the white metal parts of the Spaghetti:

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To prime and paint them:

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Other parts are just treated to be left with a natural metal finish:

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I prefer soldering them instead of gluing for évident reasons:

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I played a bit with the iron in order to replicate weld seams :

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The engine connected to the gear box and vice versa, and install for test fit in its compartment:

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Next to the small 1/20 sister : 

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Rear brake discs before assembly on the gear box:

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... and few accessories:

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Modification of the rear hubs in order to adapt machined parts:

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Time for primer:

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The body is drilled in order to be riveted with MFH aluminium rivet:

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The engine is... big. Almost the size of the 1/20 kit:

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Rosso Corsa GC and  Semi Gloss Black ZP on the rear shocks and the steering wheel. 

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Dull Aluminium (Alclad) on the rear hubs

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Test fit of the front end: 

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Heat shield adjusted and drilled for the roll cage:

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Titanium White GC:

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 Not very happy with the Dull Alu, so black Alclad is sprayed:

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Tubes installed in the radiator and started to work on the rear suspension components:

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Front brakes scoops are painted white:

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test fitting of the bathtub:

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Weld seams on the 3in1 exhaust parts:

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I really apologize for the poor quality of the pictures...

Alclad White Alu and Klear Kote.

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Paint family picture:

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Wheels prep & paint session:

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Primer:

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Alclad Black:

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Pale Gold Alclad:

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Masking off:

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Time for oils:

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Test fit of anti roll bar, gearbox and half side transmission.

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I’ve modified the throttle linkage.
The White Metal original ones were not that good, so I replaced them with machined parts.

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The mesh over the stacks is now done, and I must admit it was pretty fun to form and install: I’m mot unhappy with the result.
Oils have also been applied on the heat shield as well as a portion of aluminium tape on both external sides.
I really like the view of the trumpets through the mesh.

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The rear stab bar has been remade with 1mm ø brass, which was later chemically burnished.

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Now working on the connection rods.
One started compared to raw white metal original part.

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Voilà.

More soon ;)


Pascal 

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Seriously amazing work Pascal! I love the welds you made with solder, I shall try that in future.

 

Also your driveshafts, are they just one piece?

 

I look forward to seeing this when its complete!

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Thank you Imraan!

yep, driveshafts are one piece.

I would have liked them to have real movable gimbals... There are not too bad anyway and give strength to the transmission!

 

Pascal

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46 minutes ago, pg265 said:

Thank you Imraan!

yep, driveshafts are one piece.

I would have liked them to have real movable gimbals... There are not too bad anyway and give strength to the transmission!

 

Pascal

 

They look like two piece so I think you did a very good job with your cleaning up and pin washes :)

 

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5 hours ago, pg265 said:

I would have liked them to have real movable gimbals


The wash is so good that it does not stand out.
The feathers, do the metal colors bleed?

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Thank you Mates ?

No problem at all with the metal colors.

I’ve only painted the engine due to its mixed component (white metal/resin) conception.

all the other metal look parts are natural... white metal.

 

Pascal

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Good evening Modelers,

 

I worked a bit on the small metal tanks and others parts that need to be cleaned and polished.

Fuel filter/distributor and water expansion tank.

I also made a quick test of the pedals on the front bulkhead.

 

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Pascal

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Hi Mates,

 

Still progressing on the Bella Macchina Rossa!

 

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More soon.

Pascal

 

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Pascal you are making quick progress! Very nice work as usual, I  forgot to say I like your throttle linkage job, much better than the kit form :)

 

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Hi Mates,

Thank you very much for your kind comments!

Some small progress on the Red Roaring Beauty!

Test fit of the rear structure and tank.
Battery and coils prepaired, masked and primed.
Starting to connecting brakes and fuel pipes.
Engine pan scratched.

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Alfa Rosso On the coils:

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... And white (Titanium White GC) for the battery

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I hope you enjoy the WIP.
More soon!

Pascal 

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Good evening Modelers,

 

Machined bolting and washers have been installed on the wheels.
An old « T » connector is modified and used to complete the front wheels brakes master cylinder.

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More soon.

Pascal

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Very nice work Pascal. The engine looks amazing with the wash. You have a good eye for details. Keep it up.
Is there a tutorial on the welds? They look original. 1A.
Martin

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Good evening Mates,

 

Thank you Martin.

No, nothing regarding the weld seams but Ican try to explain how I proceed in a next post...

 

Tanks and tubes installed on the roll bar with serflex & Ty-Raps:

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Wires ready and waiting for the battery:

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Started to work on the coils:

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More quickly.

Pascal

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Very nice details Pascal, the ignition coil looks really great.
Are the nuts on the coil dummys?

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Hi,

 

Sanding, welding, riveting...

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Few progress in the “office” area.
Paint session, dashboard session and gear lever/selector.
I was not that happy with the instruments, so I turned new ones and made brackets from aluminium foil.
Then test fitting.

 

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Oils and screws added on the steering wheel and, of course, the Cavallino Rampante!

 

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Voilà.

Pascal

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Great job Pascal as always you are an inspiration to us all, your turned dials are a huge imporvement over the kit, and the completed dash looks fantastic! The seats looks superb, what colour did you paint them? And of course I love that sterring wheel

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