Forums Scratch Built Models D'Art Ferrari 312P

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  • #8747
    Ken
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    The first time I laid eyes on Art’s Ferrari 312P my brain said “I want that!”. Based on using 3/4″ aluminum square tubing. I started to rough out a chassis for bearings. Wasn’t sure how to attach the body.

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  • #8748
    Ken
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    The Fox-10 was wider than the slimline slow motor so I had to remove some of the material from the channel to make it fit

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  • #8749
    Ken
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    Motor fits nicely now. Body post holes have been located and drilled.

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  • #8750
    Ken
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    Wired and ready to run. Epoxy holds the motor in place.

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  • #8751
    Ken
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    Body/chassis bottom view.

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  • #8752
    Ken
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    It weighs 87 grams without the window or interior. 

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  • #8753
    Ken
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    Chassis sits 2.5 mm above the tech block. Any lower and the body screws become a danger. It’s time for paint. More pics to come when it’s painted.

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  • #8754
    Ken
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    My platform for this build is Art’s Lola T70 MkII. The Lola has a gear ratio of 3.27. This is 3.33 with a 9/30 pinion to crown. I feel sorry for the crown gear. It’s going to take a serious beating behind the Fox-10. Thanks for looking. Ken.

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  • #8755
    MiA
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    Looks like this may be another ‘weapon’ in the making!!

  • #8756
    Ken
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    Thanks Mike.

    The body is very light at only 17-grams. I thought this would end up a light car. That means the bare chassis weighs 70-grams! I know the aluminum isn’t the culprit. A rear wheel fell off the workbench after truing the tire. I should have suspected something when it left a dent in the floor.

    While the BWA-450 wheels look amazing on the rear and very close to the scale of the real car. I may not have needed to go that wide for a slot car. The big wheels and tires may only hold the car back in a drag race. I don’t think the Fox-10 will spin these tires. I have a feeling the rear tires won’t slide easily. The car may stick or just roll over. Art made an adjustment to the Lola tires for me and the car performed twice as good as it did 5-minutes earlier. I have much to learn about tire/wheel science yet.

    I had no idea how the Tudor would run until it touched the track. I have no clue how this car will perform. Not sure what weapon this will be other than a very heavy rock. I still need to add weight to the front end. Time will tell.

    I also need to choose a colour. Anything but red. My humble apologies to Enzo.

    Ken

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  • #8757
    Ken
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    Some suggested yellow would look sweet. It’s far from perfect. The car just needs to remain in motion.

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  • #8758
    Ken
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    A different view.

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  • #8759
    Ken
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    Other side. 

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  • #8760
    Ken
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    Here’s the extent of orange-peel because I laid the paint on a touch too thick. Oh well… Such is life. Ken

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  • #8761
    Ken
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    Here’s a photo of where the body mold line used to be. Easy to sand out. Nice body kit to build! Thanks Art. Ken.

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  • #8776
    Art
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    Great looking model Ken! Someone’s been very busy! BTW those wheels look the part – I wouldn’t use anything narrower for that racer. Sweeeeeeet!!!

    ...just lay it on the line...

  • #8781
    f1nutz
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    Nice job so far Ken!

  • #8783
    Ken
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    Thank you for the kind words gentlemen. Macro camera settings and interior lights are not a paint job’s best friend. This looks a bit better. Ken

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  • #9115
    Ken
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    Number 51 is born. The decals are a pain in the neck.

    Windows and headlight lenses are about to go in. Then interior, driver, and a little flat black paint on those rear louvers. That’s tonights homework.

    Rear orange dot tires will be ready to true tomorrow.

    My Ford Tudor had to be debugged quite a bit before it ran properly. The Tudor lost a bunch of races before it started improving. I would be foolish to expect this car to be any different. My Slot-It GT40 is also ready for Saturday.

    Ken

    Number 51

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  • #9120
    Art
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    Looking good Ken!

    ...just lay it on the line...

  • #9187
    Ken
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    It’s almost 100% done. Just a few more details. I’m not fond of hand painting semi-gloss black. I need more practise. I nearly ruined the paint on this one.

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  • #9188
    Ken
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    The gas caps are very close to the body and slightly recessed. Hard to use the Molotow pen without making a mess. I started taping around the louvers until the decal lifted. Then switched to hand painting the black. Big mistake. Paint the louvers first next time. This will be my first and last time hand painting louvers.

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  • #9189
    Ken
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    Fun to paint the black around the tail lights. The red brake lights and amber turn signals would not pop as nice had I blacked out the lenses. Nothing more fun than having to paint with a tooth-pick. That takes more patience than a good ketchup.

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  • #9191
    Ken
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  • #9192
    Ken
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    The shape of this car is stunning. It was a fun car to build. I hope I can get it to perform as good as it looks.

    Ken

     

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  • #9194
    Ken
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    Front grills look better in black. I hope to install none-functioning head-lights at some point. It’s just about ready to race. The driver’s paint is drying.

     

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  • #9195
    Art
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    Looks really good Ken. There are a few tricks you can use to paint those details after the rest of the model is painted – without masking anything. Before you joined our group we had a workshop on doing them. It is much easier to demonstrate but regardless we’ll go over some of them together when I see you later tonight… you did a fine job!

    Remind me to give you a pair of Ferrari logo decals (from Pattos)…

    Are you planning to change those wheel inserts to a 5 spoke (in black still)?

    ...just lay it on the line...

  • #9200
    Ken
    Ken
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    I am hunting for nicer Slot-It inserts. I would prefer the original 5-spokes in gold. Hard to find something that fits 15’s front and 17’s rear. The only thing I’ve found in gold so far from Slot-It is BBS style wheels.

    I might try and modify the original inserts I have for the car.

    I appreciate the logo’s. Thanks a million!

    Ken

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  • #9201
    MiA
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    Glad you did such a great job on those tail lights as I fear that’s the only view I will get of that car tonight!!

    Will be fun :scratch: to see on the track tonight!!

  • #9330
    Ken
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    Thank you Bill for noticing the edges on the rear tire profile. Art barely even touched the edges of the tires with 2000 grit sand paper and the Ferrari was half a second faster per lap, and become a pleasure to drive. I can’t believe the difference.

    Tire profiling lesson 101-A for beginners is in the history books. Homework for tonight: Build a tire cleaning/profiling block.

    Thanks a million to Art and Bill for helping me debug this car!

    Ken

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