Revell 1/12 Ferrari 312T

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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I’ll be watching this one Ken !
Also PM sent

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Ken,
Looking forward to following your build of the Ferrari 312T. I’ve seen this kit built and decaled with Indy Cals decals, and they look and worked great. Just a little more work as the entire sheet is one very large decal.

joel

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Added some pipework and did some work on the engine.






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Work progresses on this.




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Ken,
That’s pretty nice plumbing on those two master Cylinders.

joel

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More work on the engine of this, it’s supposed to have working steering but I think it is highly unlikely to work and even if it does I doubt it will work for long.









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Ken,
Nice work on the 3.0 liter V12. The fuel injection lines look outstanding.
joel

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






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Ken,
your 3.0L V12 is really starting to look like the real deal.

joel

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




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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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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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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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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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Ken,
So far the decals look ok, but I guess that the real test is once you get the cockpit and engine covers on.

agreed, those tires do indeed look pretty bad. Any chance you can come up with 4 better tires?

joel

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Those tyre markings look horrendous I really want to see what you do to sort those out.
They look like house numbers stuck on LOL

Keith

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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.


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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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Ken,
Once you figured the alignment issue out, the end results looks as it should.

Great job working on mostly Porsches. Are they mostly street cars or do you get some historic race cars as well? My all time favorite Porsche for the track is the 908/3. For the street it’s the 356 C Coupe.

joel

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They are all race cars mate and we don’t do anything newer than 1972 (unless it’s as a favoure to a customer)