Post season testing where Ronnie Peterson tried out the P34 for the first time after his move to Tyrrell
I never liked the blue and yellow livery on the P34 but as Ronnie drove it I decided to build one.
Tamiya 1/20 kit built almost out of the box. I added cables and fuel lines to the engines and some seat belts. I also added plates on the radiators.
I decided to use decals from Indycals and don't regret it for a second. Thin and great to work with and I don't understand how Michael can get the colours so good. I just added decals for Ronnie Peterson.
With this finished I moved on to the 1977 Tyrrell P34
Post by williamgrove on Sept 1, 2014 17:02:34 GMT -5
I need some ideas here. A person much more knowledgeable than myself pointed out to me that the 1964 Tombstone Life Spl. didn't have a tail cone over the fuel tank. The body ends at the back end of the cockpit and all the roll bar bracing is outside the tail making the tail quite a bit narrower than the AMT body. A look at the Clidinst drawing and oh s**t. He was exactly right. I had earlier noticed that the roll bar and bracing was outside the "body" but I didn't notice it was basically a bare fuel tank and obviously narrower than the rest of the body. Its just a tad under 1/8" difference in width in 1/25 scale. Does not seem like much, but if you are looking for it in photos or on the drawings, it is very noticeable as a separate piece.
I tried sectioning a spare AMT tail--no soap. I measured all my Jorgenson and Sellers roadster tails (thinking maybe I could splice a smaller tail onto the AMT) but all were the same width or wider. Any thoughts or ideas would be most welcome. (Going ahead with the AMT tail is not an option--I would know it isn't right and it would drive me crazy.)
And all this occurred just as my GWS Tombstone Life decals are being printed up. S**t.
I has had hard worked this Revell Ferrari F2002. I used fitted Tamiya suspension brackets with transmission housing and conversion SMS damper with front bracket used and scratch build suspension arms with damper. No problem with used Tamiya parts with this model F2002.
I has researched books, and our photo pictures with details
Good quality model Tamiya parts can fitted this Ferrari F2002
This Scale Model World 2008 and Scottish Nationals Scale Model Show 2008, my Ferrari F2002 was display on competitions
I brought my first 1/12 Scale, Revell, Ferrari F2002 on local model shop on 2003, and I has discount my loyal customer card with model shop. I was stripped off and massive rubbed off factory paints with all body works and pieces and defected moulded marks around body works, from factory. It was full painted with all body works and pieces from factory
After stripped off it and building with body assembly with fillers up around with job. I has brought special Mr Hobby primer aerosols from model agent dealer in Model shows
I was sprayed first white primer around all body works and pieces and after overnight, I was sprayed with Tamiya Bright Red aerosols with all body works and pieces on two times coats.
I brought my super detail Scale Modelsport kit from Grand Prix Models, UK. It was better alloys wheels and massive photo etches set.
Revell Alloys Wheels was no good and cheapest parts. Nice smart SMS Alloys Wheels
I made all carbon fibres decals around my F2002's parts and all body works on three months and conversion side pads in cockpit
I made real red ribbons seat harness with seat photo etches
I made conversion parts, wiring set and any pieces with engine lay out , and You will looking this engine with picture
I took it on ten months. all hard works with massive carbon fibres decals around all parts
I was building my Ferrari F2002 on ten months, on June 2007 to April 2008.
I won my first class winner and my first shield trophy with my Ferrari F2002 at Scottish Nationals Scale Model Show 2008 and I received my Commended with my F2002 at Scale Model World 2008, UK
Super details = Scale Model Sport detail kit, and red ribbons
Carbon Fibres decals = Fantasy Decals, and Scale Model Sport Hi Di carbon fibres decals
Conversion = Rear damper with pieces with transmission housing, Side pads,Tamiya, all brakes calipers and other pipes
Wiring set = all wiring with engine lay out and control boxes
Special decals = Bloody logos from SMS, and TABU decals
You will find my showroom with Red Racer F2002 with modelersite.net online with my account Nicholas.hazelton
Very terrible Moulded and pieces from Revell, and replaced quality Tamiya pieces can fit any pieces
This Ferrari F2002 with Japanese Grand Prix 2002
After US Grand Prix 2002, Michael Schumacher was victory to Indy Grand Prix brickyard with his Ferrari F2002
Post by williamgrove on Aug 29, 2014 11:39:51 GMT -5
Thanks for the help. I'm going to try what you suggested before I give up and start again. I pulled the hood and I think adding that strip to the hood will help solve the problem. I ordered the Foyt upgrade eons ago but havn't gotten it yet. I am also waiting for the remold of Lance's 63 Watson. That will be my last option
Post by Jerry Sudduth on Aug 28, 2014 20:49:27 GMT -5
Beautiful work as always. You have added so much detail that I don't think the nose/hood fit will be real noticeable. I had the same fit problems with the Konstant Hot car and I used one of Lance Sellers 1964 Foyt upgrades. I ended up shaving down the forward bottom edges of the hood and that helped the fit some. Also there is a front cross member that hangs down below the frame rails. I cut it off and mounted it between the frame rails which allowed me to rotate the back end of the nose up to align better with the hood. This however then caused a gap between the hood and nose and so I had to glue a strip of plastic across the back edge of the top of the nose to close up that gap. I then glued the top of the nose to the hood and after that dried, I was able to force the bottom edge of the nose down to meet the bottom of the body and secured it with super glue. Lance's resin nose may have more flex in it than the AMT nose however? Maybe this will be of help to you. Like I said, I had the same fit problems using the Foyt upgrade.
Still, that is really outstanding work on a difficult kit, I'll look forward to seeing the finished car.
Post by williamgrove on Aug 28, 2014 17:02:38 GMT -5
Fixed the problem with the drag link and got the body painted and some decals on. Am waiting for the TOMBSTONE LIFE decals from GWS. I am not at all happy with the fit of the AMT body parts. Did a lot of filing but the hood fit is impossible. I am considering starting over with Lance’s 63 Watson as a base when it comes back from remolding.
Post by Chris Hale on Aug 25, 2014 19:24:57 GMT -5
I wanted to Thank Everyone who has contacted me expressing their concerns about Patrick and his whereabouts in the last couple of months. Patrick continues his Sabbatical and will for sometime to come. The passing of a longtime friend has caused him to re-evaluate life in General but he is physically, mentally and otherwise doing very well. He has taken up Photography, Water Color Painting and gone on some adventures. He attended the race at Sonoma and as far I know had a good time with some old friends. He has not been building but assures me he will return to our hobby in the near future. He Thanks everyone for their concerns and promises to keep me updated and I will pass along anything I hear from my big brother, Patrick. Thanks Again Chris Hale
Post by illeagle10 on Aug 25, 2014 15:39:16 GMT -5
Like Kip says, check ebay from time to time and this site and the Open Wheel site. I hoping that Bill will get back into remolding some of his kits soon! Right now I believe that there are resin Indy cars available from Lance Sellers(www.lsresincars.com)and Calvin Sallee at Classic Racing Resins (https://sites.google.com/site/classicracingresins/home). Calvin has the 77/78 Wildcat for sale! Calvin just re-released the DW-12, but it looks like they're all gone again! It didn't take very long.
Post by williamgrove on Aug 25, 2014 12:04:27 GMT -5
On EBay, there is a listing for three of Bill's kit. Its the 54/55 Fuel Injection Spl, the 52 Agajanian, and the Miller winner from the 1920's. Doesn't look like there are decals but they can be obtained from Indycals.