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Revell 1/12 Ferrari 312T
« on: October 26, 2021, 09:33:22 pm »

Hi all it's my birthday so I'm allowed to start this.

I'm going to stick my neck out and say by the way this builds the original had a crank shaft con rods and pistons (a bit like a Pocher kit)










I've ordered some replacement decals from Indycal for this so hopefully I won't have the problem I had with the JPS.
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Re: Revell 1/12 Ferrari 312T
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2021, 08:55:26 pm »

Added some pipework and did some work on the engine.











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Re: Revell 1/12 Ferrari 312T
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2021, 05:59:16 pm »

Work progresses on this.





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Re: Revell 1/12 Ferrari 312T
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2021, 08:35:14 pm »

Lots of pipework and HT leads added to the 312 T engine






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Re: Revell 1/12 Ferrari 312T
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2021, 08:43:56 pm »

Well a bit more done to the engine (I've noticed I have an ejector pin mark to remove)



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Re: Revell 1/12 Ferrari 312T
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2021, 08:44:57 pm »

Trial of the body on this, it's going to need a fair bit of fettling notice how the top cowling is badly twisted that must be an 8mm gap at the front, the side skirts are not a great fit either well one of them isn't anyway.








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Re: Revell 1/12 Ferrari 312T
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2021, 05:30:14 pm »

Ok so after closer inspection of the body I've found loads of sink marks and some weird (I've not seen before) wavey marks in the top body panel (it almost looks like the plastic hadn't set when it was taken out of the mold and has run like wet paint) anyway after 3 hrs of sanding I have a reasonable paint job (needs a bit of flatting here and there but a good starting point)








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Re: Revell 1/12 Ferrari 312T
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2021, 08:47:05 pm »

So I spent ages working to keep the very fragile steering on this working only to find all that effort was a total waste of time, after adding the brake cooling ducts and passing the tie rod ends through them the movement in the steering is negligible (yes I could take them (the cooling ducts that is) and file the holes out bigger but the steering won't last long anyway) I've decided it's not worth the effort.







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Re: Revell 1/12 Ferrari 312T
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2021, 08:33:48 pm »

Just a quick warning the indycal decals for this car don't fit this kit(tbf they are designed for the Tamiya kit) and look at the hideous tyres Revell supply got to be honest I've never seen worse they look more like plastic than plastic does.





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Re: Revell 1/12 Ferrari 312T
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2021, 08:16:58 pm »


Well something wrong with the geometry here.




After a lot of head scratching (and I mean a lot) it suddenly dawned on me, dah, I had the hubs transposed.






One of the many reasons I love my job (99%of our work is Porsche) but we do get other rare stuff through like a 1955 Ferrari monza 750 engine (the car was destroyed)

It's taken 4 years to get the parts together and repair the gearbox (which was destroyed, was actually the cause of the crash)Well now we have all the parts and are rebuilding it in my workplace I'm a no one my title is Caretaker \ workshop assistant (I'm never made to feel like that)like many of us I've stripped and rebuilt many engines but have no qualifications and most of my experience is in motorcycles (I've customised many in my life)

I've never worked anywhere where please and thank you are so often heard, I was given these parts to clean from the 750 engine, I feel so privileged to be working on such iconic engines and cars.







You will notice (which surprises me) it uses a multiple wet plate clutch(I thought they only used them in motorcycle)
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Re: Revell 1/12 Ferrari 312T
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2021, 12:02:45 pm »

 I've never worked anywhere where please and thank you are so often heard,


 Yes KP., it's a dying courtesy which many of todays "Managers" forget (or were never taught) and surprising how it oils the wheels. Used to get strange looks from my minions when applied but was instrumental in gaining their respect (which didn't take long).


   Regards Ian.
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Re: Revell 1/12 Ferrari 312T
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2021, 06:19:57 pm »


Hi all I decided to give my modelling area a long over due clean up.




Did a bit more to the 312 too



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Re: Revell 1/12 Ferrari 312T
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2021, 02:24:42 pm »


More plumbing done on this.






Also more cleaning done to the monza

Engine.







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Re: Revell 1/12 Ferrari 312T
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2021, 01:23:29 pm »

But But But where's all the buttons on the steering wheel????? This is undriveable for todays "Drivers"


  Regards   Ian.
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Re: Revell 1/12 Ferrari 312T
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2021, 09:02:21 pm »

Added some more decals, this is a combo of indycal decals and the kit ones (the indycal decals DO NOT FIT THIS KIT regardless of what you read elsewhere ) some of them do but you couldn't use them for the whole kit( I'm not sighting indycals they were designed for the tamiya kit not this one) also the indycal are matt so need a gloss coat over them the kit ones are gloss. In there defence indycal decals go on well and settle well but I think if your spending half the cost of the kit for them in the future I will go with the kit ones and resort to them as a last resort as even then they may not get you out of trouble as they only seem to cater for tamiya kits.


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Re: Revell 1/12 Ferrari 312T
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2021, 08:10:36 pm »

Hi all she's progressing, still loads to do but I like how she's looking now she's go a few decals on.

 


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Re: Revell 1/12 Ferrari 312T
« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2021, 06:37:27 pm »

kpnuts, would you say this is an easier or more difficult build than the JPS?
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Re: Revell 1/12 Ferrari 312T
« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2021, 11:13:36 pm »

Looking fab Ken  :-)) :-))


Also, I am so pleased you found a job that is rewarding both vocationally and socially. A few Ps and Ts never go far wrong do they.


Your mention of the wet plate clutch. Do you think they were investigating the high rev technology of high performance motorcycle engines? To me it makes perfect sense especially considering the low weight of racing cars (I am no expert on racing vehicles so do roll your eyes and tut!!!! )
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Re: Revell 1/12 Ferrari 312T
« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2021, 03:43:02 pm »

It was definitely innovative for its time that engine was in the car Fangio won the 12 hrs of Sebring in 1955.
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Re: Revell 1/12 Ferrari 312T
« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2021, 08:33:36 pm »

Started on the rear suspension and drive train.





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Re: Revell 1/12 Ferrari 312T
« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2021, 08:42:54 pm »

Nice  :-))
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Re: Revell 1/12 Ferrari 312T
« Reply #21 on: November 29, 2021, 08:34:57 pm »

Hi all well the body panels are screwed down (what a royal PITA) that took 2 hrs and a lot of inventive words of rather nasty connotations, still it's done now.







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Re: Revell 1/12 Ferrari 312T
« Reply #22 on: Yesterday at 09:33:08 pm »

Nearing completion tbh this kit is not that great (due mostly to Revell using the cheapest production methods and the cheapest materials) (I know that to be true as italari's productions of ex protar kit are in another galaxy to this kit) that said it looks OK and I'm just glad I didn't pay the price I've seen some of this kit go for on Ebay if I'd paid 350 quid for it I would be very upset.



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