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1/12 Ferrari 330P4

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Re: 1/12 Ferrari 330P4

Postby CBartholomew4677 » Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:38 pm

Fantastic work, it's really coming together well. The improvement to the windshield wiper is great, funny how little things can make a big impact.
Looking forward to seeing more.
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Re: 1/12 Ferrari 330P4

Postby gtziaf » Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:00 am

Wow Marcus, wow.
I steal it for my 1/12 builds. Thanks for sharing!

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Re: 1/12 Ferrari 330P4

Postby gp-models » Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:50 am

Very nice progress Marcus, great paint job! :)
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Re: 1/12 Ferrari 330P4

Postby mvc » Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:44 pm

Hi all,

It's been a long time, again, since the last update but the project is still alive. There are a few nasty problems that need to be overcome that I didn't have the energy for lately -- but after all weren't that hard to fix.




Solution time now 8)





By the way, I prefer perfect fit over moveable doors. I want to be able to admire the shape of this beautiful car when finished, so all body parts must look good when closed. If this means they cannot be opened anymore, so be it.

Thanks for watching!

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Re: 1/12 Ferrari 330P4

Postby Eagle » Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:12 pm

I had the same issue with the rear cowling/engine cover- I chose to make this an 'exposed' chassis' model as a solution.
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Re: 1/12 Ferrari 330P4

Postby CelicaGT » Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:16 pm

Wow, this looks amazing. Glad you're finding solutions for the body panels. Can't wait to see it all painted!
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Re: 1/12 Ferrari 330P4

Postby pgarat » Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:47 pm

As usual!

Pascal 8)
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Re: 1/12 Ferrari 330P4

Postby jordan » Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:07 pm

Great job ! Respect !

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Re: 1/12 Ferrari 330P4

Postby jaydar » Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:19 pm

Great fixes. Has everyone experienced these problems or is it just your kit's combination of resin parts?

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Re: 1/12 Ferrari 330P4

Postby rasputen » Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:59 pm

I've had the same issues with the gaps between the doors and the two front cowling pieces. I've also had to re-drill the hole for the left side cowl piece like Marcus. I also heated this piece up and re-shaped it to make it fit the door and the bottom of the windshield more closely. In order to keep the doors operational, I re-cast the inner doors out of resin. These are much lighter and will not lose their shape like the soft white metal ones supplied with the kit. I also re-made the window frames out of .032 inch brass, so that they will keep their shape as well.

I was very careful when constructing the chassis, and made 100s of trial fittings to make sure the rear bodywork would line up correctly. I'll probably re-make the rear bodywork hinges out of brass as well, as I'm afraid the white metal parts will fatigue and eventually break.
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