Tamiya 1/20 Ferrari 312T3 - Gilles Villeneuve - 1978
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Photograpy: Nikon D300; Focus Stacking using Helicon Focus; Editing using LightRoom
Paint: Zero “Ferrari 70's and 80's”
Aftermarket: Icon Resin rain tires; Tamiya seatbelts
Wow, am I glad this build is over. The kit isn't bad but the plastic from my example had degraded over time (this kit was originally issued in 1978 and there were no re-issues that I know of other than a clear version in 2002) and the plastic was more brittle than I've ever experienced. During the build I was continually repairing broken parts or just ditching them when repair was not possible. The interior details are just a mess and I ended up using blobs of superglue to keep several assemblies together. It was touch and go several times as I contemplated ditching the whole kit out of a sense of hopelessness. I made it to the end though and I'm glad to have this Ferrari among my collection.
A brief history of the car can be found here: https://www.ferrari.com/en-CA/formula1/312-t3.
As a Canadian, I am particularly interested in Villeneuve's brief career. Villeneuve drove the 312T3 during his first full year in with Ferrari. He earned his first victory that year, fittingly, at the Canadian Grand Prix which was the 16th and final race that season.