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Tameo 1:43 Ferrari 156/85

Postby dr_gn » Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:20 am

After reading about some 1:43 builds on another forum, I was very tempted to have a go at a metal model again after a break of about 35 years. One of last ones I built was a Ferrari 156/85, when I was 15:

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My Dad got it me for Christmas after going to Silverstone for the GoodYear tyre tests and Grand Prix in the summer of ‘85. Despite going to Grands Prix since I was less than a year old, that ‘85 Ferrari was really the first time I’d got to see and appreciate an F1 car up close, so it’ll always be a special car for me. Here are a couple of pics I took at the time with my Dad’s Olympus Trip:

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Anyway, despite really wanting to build another, I quickly put the thought of yet another kit to the back of my mind, considering the load of other half finished projects I’ve got. I did mention it to a like-minded friend at work though...

Fast forward a few weeks to my birthday, and to my amazement, my work colleagues had a whip round and presented me with this; the latest iteration of the kit:

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Beautifully presented in a neat box, it’s almost too nice to open, but when you do, it’s a treat: these days you get photo-etch, coil springs and pre-printed tyres, as well as beautifully moulded white metal:

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Instructions are ‘interesting’ in places, but no problem really:

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They also got me another kit with a huge amount of sentimental value: a rare Tyrrell P34 Prototype kit from about 1975:

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https://www.f1m.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=31223

Amazing, especially since I pride myself on being the most grumpy and cynical person in the office.

I’ve tried to resist, but I think I’ll be making a start soon....definitely an OOB build though.
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Re: Tameo 1:43 Ferrari 156/85

Postby dgwoodward2 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:21 am

Modern Tameo kits are so nice. Definitely a big jump from the early days. Great to hear what effect certain cars have had on others throughout their life. And having the ability to re-build a kit makes it even better. Enjoy!
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Re: Tameo 1:43 Ferrari 156/85

Postby dr_gn » Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:53 pm

dgwoodward2 wrote:Modern Tameo kits are so nice. Definitely a big jump from the early days. Great to hear what effect certain cars have had on others throughout their life. And having the ability to re-build a kit makes it even better. Enjoy!


Thanks! I intend to enjoy a totally OOB, relatively quick build for a change...
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Re: Tameo 1:43 Ferrari 156/85

Postby RE60B » Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:58 pm

great stuff for a great work, i do the same thing sometime :D

keep on!
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Re: Tameo 1:43 Ferrari 156/85

Postby dr_gn » Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:31 am

Assuming that a bit of what you fancy does you good, and that one more unfinished project won’t make much difference these days, I made a start:

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Just a general clean-up of the main parts and drilling holes for the front wings and turbo intakes. The photo-etch is nice and so far everything fits pretty well:

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Re: Tameo 1:43 Ferrari 156/85

Postby dr_gn » Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:33 am

The main issue are the prominent moulding marks on the sides of the tub:

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I’ll flat them the best I can and give it a primer coat to see how bad it really is.

The base is quite complicated, requiring a screw hole to be drilled:

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and assembly of the cast floor, photo-etched forward monocoque floor, etched rear floor and ride-height spacer:

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The radiator cores are represented inside and out with photo-etch, which, like everything else so far, seems to fit perfectly:

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The etch material is quite thick; as usual I annealed the driver’s harness and it then bent easily to shape:

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I think I’ll probably anneal all the parts at their bend points - particularly the suspension. It feels like it will fracture if any bends need adjusting.
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Re: Tameo 1:43 Ferrari 156/85

Postby dr_gn » Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:32 pm

Dipping in and out of this one - I’m enjoying it. Just been drilling out the myriad mounting holes for the suspension arms:

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It all balances together really nicely:

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The level of detail is great for such a small model, and it’s pretty much all in the box too.
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Re: Tameo 1:43 Ferrari 156/85

Postby turboF1 » Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:48 pm

These Tameo kits are a joy to build. Nice to build one along with a larger 1/12 scale. No way to confuse the parts.
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Re: Tameo 1:43 Ferrari 156/85

Postby dr_gn » Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:33 pm

turboF1 wrote:These Tameo kits are a joy to build. Nice to build one along with a larger 1/12 scale. No way to confuse the parts.


Yes, I need to get on with that McLaren too.
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Re: Tameo 1:43 Ferrari 156/85

Postby dr_gn » Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:35 pm

Pretty much completed the separation of the parts from their gates/frets, and clean-up. The wheels are multi-piece items as per the originals, and should look good when finished. I’m considering polishing the rims rather than painting them:

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The front suspension mounts are nicely done, and look quite effective:

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Surprised to see the diffuser stays included. They require 0.4mm holes drilling, and click nicely into place into slots under the rear wing beam:

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Also included are hoses for the oil cooler and medical air supply for the driver. Again, all the holes need drilling:

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