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Tamiya 1/20 Ferrari F2001 (Finished)

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  • From: Cincinnati Ohio
Tamiya 1/20 Ferrari F2001 (Finished)
Posted by DantheMan85 on Tuesday, May 09, 2017 10:58 AM

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This is a work in progress build of Tamiya's 1/20 Ferrari F2001 Formula 1 car, kit number is #20052, retails for $41.00 USD. Released in 2002. This is my second attempt, was close to finishing the first one but ended up dropping it on the floor.

 

The kit contains 131 plastic, four rubber tires, two decals sheets, one metal foil, and one metal transfers. After watching a few Formula 1 build's on youtube, I'm taking a different approach to painting and assembling, than my first Formula 1 car. In the end it will make painting and finishing a lot easier.

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First up is cutting out the parts from the sprue, some are left attached to make it easier. Then clean up the mold seams, fill in injector holes. I start off with 800 grit sand paper, 400 is only used it needed. Then from 800, to 1000, then 1500 and to finish off with 2000. I found that wet sanding leave's a smoother finish then using the paper dry.

 

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More to come. Cool

 

 

 

 

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Posted by DantheMan85 on Thursday, May 11, 2017 9:59 PM

 

Here's most of the parts that need to be filled in.

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To Remove the mold seam and give the tires a worn look I sanded them down with 400 grit sand paper. The tires used during the FIA Formula 1 2001 season had groves in them. Tamiya painted on the Bridgestone & Potenza logo's.

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Here's all of the parts after washing them with soap and water.

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Every part is attached to a tooth pick or to a pop sickle stick, for easy handily for airbrushing or spray can.

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The parts to be painted TS-49 Bright Red, after filling and sanding I primed them up with Model Master Gray Primer #2737. A good coat of X-2 White is next up.

 

 

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Using TS-30 Silver Leaf I sprayed the engine radiators, then sealed in the metal color with Testors Gloss Coat. Normal metal colors don't have to be sealed in with a clear or gloss coat, when masking over them the tape peals off metal powder. By sealing them in this reduces the powder peal.

 

 

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Last year I decaned Tamiya's TS-49 Bright Red, so to help use it up I airbrushed on the first coats on to the parts. As it turned out, decanning that TS-49 it removed the gloss from the paint. The parts had a flat to semi-gloss feel to them.

 

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The Front wing was at first a little tricky holding so I CA glued on tooth picks on the side. The bottom is X-1 Black, the top is TS-49. There are white decals to be put on the top but, I'll be painting it instead X-2 White.

 

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To help speed up spraying I taped the parts to balsa wood strips, then taped on plastic spures that fit into Tamiya's turn table holder. The parts below now have four coats of TS-49 Bright Red. The monocoque is really looking good.

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On my Work Bench: Trumpeter 1/32 Junkers Ju87B-4/U4. Hawk 1/48 U-2C Spyplane

Up Coming: Academy 1/48 F-14A Tomcat, Academy 1/48 F-15E. Taking a break: Revell 1/72 B-52D

           

 

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  • From: Cincinnati Ohio
Posted by DantheMan85 on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 5:00 PM

 

Finally finished the Ferrari F2001, but first here's some construction photo's.

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On my Work Bench: Trumpeter 1/32 Junkers Ju87B-4/U4. Hawk 1/48 U-2C Spyplane

Up Coming: Academy 1/48 F-14A Tomcat, Academy 1/48 F-15E. Taking a break: Revell 1/72 B-52D

           

 

  • Member since
    February, 2006
  • From: Cincinnati Ohio
Posted by DantheMan85 on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 5:37 PM

 

And now for the finished model. I was going for perfection but it didn't work out they way, I'm happy with the end result. Learned a lot about building open wheel race car models, and using Tamiya's lacquer paints. Some parts had to be stripped down to the bare plastic and repainted which seemed to take forever, the Tamiya lacquer paint does not like to be masked over for some reason, even giving it three or more days to cure. The kit itself is great, not that many parts, the real time eater is painting. The large white decals can be tricky to work with, and as you can see the rear engine cowling does not fit right. 

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Thanks for checking out my Ferrari F2001 build. Smile

 

 

On my Work Bench: Trumpeter 1/32 Junkers Ju87B-4/U4. Hawk 1/48 U-2C Spyplane

Up Coming: Academy 1/48 F-14A Tomcat, Academy 1/48 F-15E. Taking a break: Revell 1/72 B-52D

           

 

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