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Tamiya 1/20 Ferrari F60 F1

June 20, 2013 · in Automotive · · 7 · 4.1K

Here's Felipe Massa's 2009 Formula One car, as it appeared at the Goodwood Festival of Speed (without the Marlboro 'bar codes', in deference to the event's sponsor). It's finished, but is way below the standard of the other models featured on this site. Hopefully, I'll learn from my mistakes (e.g. it's not a good idea to spray red over black!). However, it does catch the rather ungainly lines of modern F1 cars, particularly the long nose. Incidentally, the Goodwood Festival of Speed, and the Goodwood Revival, are excellent events if you're interested in any form of racing on two or four wheels, the cars, bikes, and drivers and riders are incredible, and the accompanying airshows aren't too bad either. To see the drivers wrestling their machines off the line (no rolliing starts) and round the tight and twisty bends of the hill climb is mind blowing! Thanks for lookiing.

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  1. This looks great, George. What was the problem with spraying red over black? Just curious.

    • Some parts I sprayed black first, and needed a lot of coats of red to cover where it had over sprayed...I didn't use a primer, just the two colours, maybe that's the problem?

      • Don't blame yourself too much. It looks like you have had a reaction between the two paints. What paints did you use? You might have put your red on too wet. If you used Tamiya rattle cans they are hard to control & I have had trouble with fisheyes with the black.
        Bottom line is you still have a good build here.

  2. beautiful job george and really neat subject

  3. George,
    It looks good to me. Seems that you solved the red over black situation well. If I may, may I offer a suggestion? What I do, and I don't think I am the only one that does, is I spayed a coat of flat or primer white prior to painting any primary color. It usually takes care of the problem of having to apply a lot of coats of the primary color plus it enhances the color. Just a thought.

    • Thanks, Frank, you're right, I should have done things properly, I just hoped these Tamiya spray cans would eliminate that process, I'll know better next time!

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