Post by Peter Seager-Thomas on Apr 3, 2016 20:29:08 GMT
The Ferrari 312P was one of those cars which didn’t do terribly well and are normally forgotten about. Such a pity. It is often confused with the later and more successful (and uglier) 312PB.
This car will be finished as that driven by Pedro Rodriguez into 2nd place at SPA in 1969.
One of those rare builds of mine which was only started within the last couple of years.
The body is Ocar and I suspect a copy of perhaps an MMK model? It’s one of those rare things, a resin body, which is quite light (25g) despite the vast size. It’s only actually 3mm too wide, but is also 6mm too long.
A little re-shaping of the front wings, but apart from this and general detail work, will be almost standard.
The chassis is another one of my experiments and is made of ABS, as is the sidewinder motor pod. Assembly is with cyano glue. The lump of Plasticine is to help determine the guide type and location, the car nose being quite low.
Piano wire axles and modified MRRC wheels fitted with Munter’s inserts; guide, gears and motor will probably be Slot it.
Looking forward to seeing how this build progresses. I have built several of these and the Coupe, for our 65 to 71 series mainly using Fly 512 chassis. I have what looks like this body and also a coupe remoulded from the old Aurora version.
The Aurora version I have was moulded my Mark Gussin about 16 years ago. Yes Proto did both versions. The Aurora version is wider across the front wheel arches and the ducts in the front are much longer. I also have an old John Bacon Fibreglass one somewhere.