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Ferrari 312 T3 1978, Gilles Villeneuve.

August 27, 2016 in Cars & Motorcycles

My third 1/20 Tamiya, I made a few modifications, finished in MM, Tamiya and Floquil enamels and Alclad with Future over the kit and Microscale decals. Carlos Reutemann finished third in the championship on 48 points and Gilles ninth on 17 points, he had his first win in F1 at the final race in Canada, in 1979 Jody Scheckter won the world championship on 51 points with Gilles second on 47 points for Ferrari. Gilles had a fatal crash in practice for the Belgian GP in 1982.

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17 responses to Ferrari 312 T3 1978, Gilles Villeneuve.

  1. Have you been struck by the same problem as me, i.e. no pictures………? Whatever, Gilles Villeneuve remains my favourite F1 driver of all time, he had a never give up attitude and at the same time was a true team player, he could easily have beaten Jody Scheckter to the world championship in 1979, but obeyed team orders to finish number two. He would certainly have been world champion in 1982 had it not been for the fatal crash in qualifying at the Zolder circuit. Anyway, I’m sure your T3 looks great, can’t wait to see the pictures.

  2. Re listing issue. Just tried to edit spelling error in comment and under ‘edit’ I was taken back to main current Headline page. When I tried to use Help and Support to report issue, no link was available under ‘New topic’.

  3. Second time lucky ! not the first time I’ve had trouble with pic’s.

  4. Having seen the pictures I think your model is better finished than the real thing. I remember seeing these at Silverstone, and the bodywork pieces were held in place with red gaffer tape!

  5. Nice! Great detail under the body work. The F1 cars have certainly changed a bit since then!

  6. Nice work on the Ferrari John. Really like the engine detail.

  7. Very nice – but I’m not seeing the kangaroo anywhere…

  8. Hi Allan. This is a true beauty!!! I have always regarded this F1 Ferrari as one of the nicest looking cars on the F1 circuit in those days. You did an amazing job on this one. Well done!!

  9. Really sweet and clean.
    I’ve built a few of the Tamiya 1/20 series and really enjoy them. Need a whole different mindset than when doing aircraft, IMHO.

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