Tamiya 1/20 Ferrari 312T3
This was picked up in Perth at the Scottish Nationals last year with the idea that it could be a test and learning build for the 3 Ebbro kits that I have lying as I want them to be as good as possible.
I built this kit in my last summer in Dingwall during a Summer holiday from college and so I thought it would be a helpful test subject.
Painted with Mr. Hobby White Primer, AK Extreme Black Base, Aluminium, Polished Aluminium, Chrome, Humbrol Italian Red.
Finished with Alclad Aqua Gloss II.
Decals from Indycals as the kit ones were pretty yellowed.
Due entirely to operator error I made a mess of the sidepod panel deals and so had to use the kit ones, hence the colour difference.
I did find that the Indycal decals gripped immediately on contact and were very difficult to adjust without tearing and stretching so some touching up was necessary around the engine cowl which is visible.
This was probably entirely my fault and the smaller ones went on beautifully.
The car is built as the steed of the Late Great Gilles Villeneuve in my opinion the second greatest racing driver of all time.
As a postscript this nearly didn’t happen. As I was taking it to the kitchen to photograph my arthritis decided to play up and it dropped to the floor, smashing into about 20 pieces.
After almost crying I picked up the bits and managed to patch it together the only really visible effect is on the roll bar which has a slight step.
I’m fairly chuffed with the outcome and as always comment and criticism welcome.
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