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More Ferrari time. Here is Jody Scheckter's Ferrari 312T4 driven to the 1979 World Driver's Championship. Built from the Racing 43 kit, box stock with Tamiya acrylics, lacquers and PPG auto urethane clear. Nice kit, no real issues in building it except the windscreen, which I'm less than happy with. Rather than provide a vacform screen you're given a paper template and a rather stiff piece of clear acetate to form it from. Far from ideal. I've got a few others that use the same method and I'm contemplating just ignoring the windscreen all together....or hunting down some much more pliable clear Mylar to try instead. I MUCH prefer a vacform piece.
Marching forth with more Ferraris. Here we have the 1/43rd Hi-Fi Automodelli kit of the 1981 Ferrari 126 depicting the car Villeneuve raced at Monaco that year. Built box stock with addition of a photoetch Tameo racing harness. Tamiya acrylics & lacquers with PPG urethane clear for paint. Kit built without problems and looks OK in the end, though it's probably one of my less favorite F-1 Ferraris from any era.
Not sure how long this has been going on but Fernando Pinto in Portugal is now selling his models in kit form. He only used to supply built models as far as I am aware. Some nice subjects for fans of classic/vintage open wheelers. I ordered one of these from him last week. The kits are available on ebay, open to bidding but he sells them without having to bid if you contact him through message seller. Looks like a nice kit, I'm looking forward to this one. He also does a 1958 Dino 246. If the Cooper builds up nice I will probably have one of his Dino's as well. http://www.ebay.co.u...d7472a12&_uhb=1 Regards, Steve.