Formula one

Superdetailing the Hasegawa Ferrari 312T2 Monaco 76 1/20 scale

by Antonio Busciglio © 2015 Modeler Site

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One of the most attractive aspects of modelling, in my opinion, is the detailing of mechanical parts, especially for old cars like this. So with this article I’ll share with the reader the work done in the nice Hasegawa Ferrari 312T2 1976 kit. The built model represents the car which Niki Lauda won the GP of Monaco with, over Scheckter and Depailler.

 


I used scratch made parts and several aftermarket, as the Hobby Design set, funnels and turned wheels, which were added during the construction of the model. Also rivets, cables and everything having at hand.
 


Building

Gearbox, engine bay and rear suspension

The work started with the gearbox modification: at first, the brake calipers were separated from the gearbox kit part: they had a different color, and in addition, once separated it’s easier to improve the parts adding more details. Then all pieces comprising the gearbox were put together. I had to improve the suspension supports; to accomplish this task I removed plastic from the part which was moulded solid, using a milling tool. Finally some ribs made out of plasticard were added.


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