Ferrari F2001, Tamiya, 1/20th scale

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Ferrari F2001, Tamiya, 1/20th scale

Postby beowulf » Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:19 am

next thing i plan on doing is this

been quite while since i did an open wheel race car, F1 is a sport that really does not appeal but i can appreciate the engineering involved

might be a week or so before i make any significant progress, kinda busy and occupied with something else at the mo


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Re: Ferrari F2001, Tamiya, 1/20th scale

Postby Vinny » Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:30 am

I do love a good F1 car build so I'm looking forward to this one Paul. Will be following for sure!

Thanks for posting!
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Re: Ferrari F2001, Tamiya, 1/20th scale

Postby Ferraribod » Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:20 pm

Hi
Just a point to note on this model - I started one a few months ago and I thought it was going really well until I was at the latter stages. I had assembled the body, filling in the seams and painting the body as I went; including fitting the engine air intake. I fitted the body and the engine/rear suspension to the floor; then I assembled the engine cover. But when I fitted the engine cover onto the model, I had a very large gap between the engine air intake and the engine cover. I went back to see if I had done anything wrong - but could find nothing. Then I went through the web looking for others who had built this particular model. Every site I found with photos of a completed version of this model showed pictures with the engine cover off! I then found another modeller who had a similar problem - a very large gap. I suggest you do dry fitting to find out how to do it right.

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Re: Ferrari F2001, Tamiya, 1/20th scale

Postby Vinny » Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:08 pm

That's a right PITA! [smilie=wall.gif] Have you come up with a solution? Is there a way to add plastic to the cover so that it fills the gap? Hopefully this build hasn't stalled.

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Re: Ferrari F2001, Tamiya, 1/20th scale

Postby beowulf » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:58 pm

it hasnt stalled.....i just cant post pics cos my laptop is kaput.....hopefully get it back in the next day or two

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Re: Ferrari F2001, Tamiya, 1/20th scale

Postby beowulf » Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:00 pm

finally after everything going on in my life recently i can get to post some pics!
made significant progress with the Fezzer, must admit im just not into this kit at all and look forward to finishing it just so i can get onto something else....think its cos its not gone as planned and its not a subject that interests me much
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Re: Ferrari F2001, Tamiya, 1/20th scale

Postby beowulf » Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:13 pm

well, im throwing in the towel!
just too much going wrong with the ferrari, its just not up to the standard i expect of myself so its gone back into a box
normal service will be resumed shortly

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Re: Ferrari F2001, Tamiya, 1/20th scale

Postby Ferraribod » Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:28 pm

I know the feeling with this particular model. It's supposed to be an upgrade on their F2000 as well!!

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Re: Ferrari F2001, Tamiya, 1/20th scale

Postby Georgeconna » Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:20 am

I've never done an F1 motor, the only car I have done is the airfix Mg. These F1 jobs do come up very eye catching though.

I will think I will stick with my Scalextrics one for now!!
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Re: Ferrari F2001, Tamiya, 1/20th scale

Postby Ferraribod » Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:42 pm

An update for anyone thinking of having a go at this model. The following were taken from a site set up by modellers in Singapore; so I don't own any copyright. I'm posting them to show the problems with this F2001 Ferrari.

Three gaps are visible. In the first photo below, there is a gap along the side of the bodywork under the FedEx decal and at the tail end of the engine cover, there should not be a gap between the engine cover and the little red part on top of the final drive unit.

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In this photo, the gap between the rear of the air intake and the engine cover, just above the "oro" part of the sponsor's name is clearly visible. It seems to me that what should be unnecessary major surgery is actually required. Over to the "Ideas" department.

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