Today I decided to start a new job and share it with you. This is the brand new Ferrari 312 B2 GP SOUTH AFRICA 1972 kit SILVER LINE by TAMEO. Start by opening the box and placing all the kit components on the bench to examine and study them properly.
After studying the kit, we start with the cleaning of the few burrs and the drilling to carry out the first adaptation tests of the main parts.
As I said, there wasn’t much to clean and file for the first tests of adaptation of the main parts. I must say that the kit is very precise. After that, I will do the “up” preparation to give the first very thin coat of white primer.
In this step I dedicated myself to treating the bodywork with steel wool, making sure there were no imperfections. I also glued some parts before being painted. Now everything is really ready for the primer!
The primer showed no imperfection. Then, we move on to the usual white coat on the bodywork and then the italian red. Everything else is painted except the nose that will be painted last!
After painting, proceed to the next step, apply the decals and the transparent varnish. While waiting for the varnish to dry, some parts, wheels, seat and instrument panel are assembled. The next step will be the polishing of the body.
This time I used the transparent of zero, I would say that the result is acceptable. Then I wanted to emphasize the accuracy of the kit, the rear train is the rest of the frame is of extreme precision. I would say that at this point you can proceed with the assembly of the front end.
Here we are with the most beautiful part of the WIP, for now everything goes smoothly. The nose rests in its place without any intervention, extraordinary!! Then we move on to painting and laying the decals, making sure they match perfectly. Finally I prepared the windscreen, work facilitated by the white metal shape. Now we wait for the clear paint to dry properly and then proceed with the final photos.
… here we are, the clear on the nose is dry, usual passed with 6000 paper and polishing with tamiya compounds and body polish. Finally, I prepared the case with its identification tag and now the model is really finished. Thank you TEAM Tameo for the fantastic kits you make.