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Tamiya 1971 Tyrrell 003
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Posted: Thursday, February 04, 2016 - 01:11 PM UTC
This 1/12 scale Tyrrell arrived to day from model HQ.
I will be starting the build blog this weekend.
Darren has posted a "news"posting for this release:-
http://automodeler.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=20554&mode=thread&order=0

Here are the box top and contents photos:-



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Posted: Thursday, February 04, 2016 - 06:54 PM UTC
Excellent. Looking forward to following the build.
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Posted: Sunday, February 07, 2016 - 08:12 AM UTC
Welcome to the build Jasper!

We start the build with step #1 which is a wheel nut wrench to be used later to attach the wheels and two stands:-

Sprue F(black) and D(chrome)




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Posted: Sunday, February 07, 2016 - 09:48 AM UTC
Stands built to be painted later, wheel wrench assembled:-


Next up front end work:-

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Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 10:27 AM UTC
Front bulkhead is assembled :-

I hand painted the blue on this assembly but the rest will be air brushed.
I will start on the engine assembly next while paint drys.
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Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 10:41 AM UTC
I've never really been into the F1 or Indy open wheelers, but the build processes and techniques that folks use still fascinate me so I will be following along on this one Richard.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Monday, March 14, 2016 - 10:48 AM UTC
Richard,
You can count me in as a dedicated follower of your build. I've been a long time open wheel fan especially from the 60s-80, just not a active car modeler. But that's changing with my 1st Ebbro 1/20 scale build after the B-25B is done and in the books.

Joel
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Posted: Monday, March 14, 2016 - 10:31 PM UTC
Welcome Darian.
Hi Joel!
I am building up a collection of autos in my stash.
This release has some new parts I am told but the mould dates on some parts are 1973.
I will post an update on the weekend.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 02:32 AM UTC
Richard,
The original molds from way back were really cutting edge back then, and if one was actually able to complete the build, ended up with a incredible display piece. From what I've read, the updates are some PE, and machined Aluminum fuel injection intakes.

Looking forward to your next update.

Joel
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Posted: Friday, March 25, 2016 - 08:46 AM UTC
It has been a life gets in the way week but here is an update on my blog:-


There is a fit issue with the end cap on the main frame that will need an adjustment with a file:-

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Posted: Friday, March 25, 2016 - 09:24 AM UTC
Richard,
You're making excellent progress.

Just a heads up, the Tyrell 003 was powered by a Ford Cosworth V8. The valve covers were a Matt Black, not Tyrell French Blue.

Joel
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Posted: Friday, March 25, 2016 - 12:59 PM UTC
Hi Joel
The parts are not ready for paint yet the colours are those of the sprues.
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Posted: Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 01:49 AM UTC

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Hi Joel
The parts are not ready for paint yet the colours are those of the sprues.



Richard,
I should have known better.

Your build is getting my Mojo more then ready for my 1st 1/20 scale Ebbro Lotus as I've been collecting them.
Joel
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Posted: Monday, March 28, 2016 - 09:42 AM UTC
The four rubber tires have a seam around the middle:-

I have used 100 grit to remove the mould line as can be seen on the tire on the right.
Three more to go!
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Posted: Monday, March 28, 2016 - 10:25 AM UTC
That is some serious rubber. We had the F1 here in Melbourne a couple of weeks back, man those new engines just sound like angry Mosquitoes compared with the old bangers!

Great progress in the face of that old adversary Real Life.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Monday, March 28, 2016 - 10:38 AM UTC
Hi rev's and burning rubber! Love it!
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Posted: Monday, March 28, 2016 - 06:13 PM UTC
Looks good Richard.
Good job on removing that mould line.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 12:56 AM UTC
Richard,
New dry F1 sticker tires did indeed have that mold seam on them, but they also had the manufacture's sticker. Back then it was quite common to see new sticker tires on for the start of the race. They usually practiced on the previous races tires. So you could use the tires either way.
Joel
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Posted: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 08:33 AM UTC
Good points Joel!
Seeing as there is no driver supplied this car will be a clean practice car!
If you believe that
I have some good dry land for sale!
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Posted: Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 06:08 AM UTC
Model building time has been far and few between but I have worked on the tire seams and painting the white lettering.
The rims were primed and painted semi gloss black:-


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Posted: Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 06:28 AM UTC
Richard,
The tire tread looks a lot better. Just as they should in real life, as does the white lettering.
Joel
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Posted: Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 07:31 AM UTC

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Richard,
The tire tread looks a lot better. Just as they should in real life, as does the white lettering.
Joel



Thank you Joel!
It was a long process finding the best way for me to paint the lettering, but now to move on with the build.
Thanks for stopping by.
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Posted: Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 08:39 AM UTC

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Quoted Text

Richard,
The tire tread looks a lot better. Just as they should in real life, as does the white lettering.
Joel



Thank you Joel!
It was a long process finding the best way for me to paint the lettering, but now to move on with the build.
Thanks for stopping by.



Richard,
The lettering came out perfect how did you accomplish it?
Joel
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Posted: Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 06:24 PM UTC
Tires/wheels look great.
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Posted: Monday, May 30, 2016 - 10:43 AM UTC
Thanks Jesper!
Joel here is a photo of the Acrlic paint pen that I brought from Walmart:-

I ran the tip on it's side across the raised letters and then filled in with the point of the tip.
This worked best for me, I had tried paint on a pin,Q-tips and a small plastic rod.