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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 6:43 PM

wpwar11

  28 years ago today Senna died at tamburello corner Imola, Italy.  Working on the Lotus.  Not much to see but here is the tub and some of the engine assembly.  I'll get the seat installed with aftermarket belts in the next update.  
Really looking forward to seeing all the great f1 models.

 

A great driver.  Looking forward to this build - I'm hoping to get this kit as well.  That Camel yellow is awesome.

Thanks,

John

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    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 8:22 AM

jeaton01

I had a slight hiccup on the Honda.  When I took the parts out of the bag I found the black sprue was deformed and the radius rods for the suspension were bent and in one case broken.  Thankfully, Gary at Tamiya USA had an incomplete spare B sprue even though the kit is not in current production and he is sending me the needed parts which were still on that sprue.  Lucky day and thank you, Tamiya for the great service.

http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/cars/ra272/IMGP23011200.jpg

 

That bent sprue is certainly unusual, especially coming from Tamiya.

Happy to hear of the great customer support,though. Yes

-Greg

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Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, May 8, 2022 12:30 AM

I got the replacement parts from Tamiya already, so tonight I did a small bit of work on the engine and transmission, a transverse mounted V-12 with many tiny pistons.

http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/cars/ra272/003ra272.jpg

 

http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/cars/ra272/004ra272.jpg

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, May 8, 2022 12:49 AM

That was fast!  Motor looks cool in there sideways.

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, May 8, 2022 10:40 PM

Zipping along here, and as you guys said, this is a fun kit to build.  Painting and assembly of the engine continues, and I also painted the wheels.  Mostly Tamiya paints, as usual there is a bit more grain to the Tamiya Flat Aluminum than I like but it just seems right to use Tamiya paints on this one.  X-18 Semi Gloss Black and Alclad Polished Aluminum went on the wheels.  I was unsure of how I was going to get a clean job on the silver rim detail, but I found a metal washer that was the exact fit in my clutter and with the addition of a little Tamiya tape I think the result is nice.  The velocity stacks are also Alclad Polished Aluminum, I made a mask with the Silhouette Cameo to do that.  The body of the part is a mix of 1 part of Tamiya Chrome Silver and 5 parts of Tamiya Gold Leaf that also was used on what I think is an intake and water manifold and also some covers on the engine and transmission.

http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/cars/ra272/005ra272.jpg

 

http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/cars/ra272/006ra272.jpg

 

http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/cars/ra272/007ra272.jpg

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, May 8, 2022 11:06 PM

Great progress.  The wheels came out great.

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Monday, May 9, 2022 6:53 PM

Thanks, John.  Still rolling along here.  This car is definitely closely akin to a 4 wheel motorcycle.  I've been watching a few videos and the V-12 turning 9,000 rpm definitely howls.  I've also seen that there is a whole forest of what I think is fuel injection tubing on the top of the engine.  Don't know if I will go there, I might make a mess of it.  There must also be 12 ignition wires there somewhere.

I installed all the exhaust and some of the framing today, 12 pipes into 4 pretty much wrapping all around everything. 

http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/cars/ra272/008ra272.jpg

 

http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/cars/ra272/008ra272.jpg

 

http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/cars/ra272/010ra272.jpg

 

http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/cars/ra272/011ra272.jpg

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, May 12, 2022 10:47 PM

Honda had a different idea about where to race on the power curve.

I have a model I havent started of a 6 cylinder inline 250 cc bike that ran at top speed at 20,000 rpm.

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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Posted by keavdog on Thursday, May 12, 2022 11:01 PM

The old saying there's no replacemnt for displacement... apparently RPMS are pretty good.  Current cars are electronically limited to 15000 RPM Surprise

My 2013 Boss 302 has a 7500 redline and I thought that was high :)

I think the 2000 Honda S2000 redline was 8900 (some say 9000)

 

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, May 13, 2022 4:39 PM

Engine looking good, John.

Definitely worth clicking to see the bigger pics, lots of detail and nice paint work to look at.

-Greg

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Posted by wpwar11 on Sunday, May 15, 2022 11:00 AM

 Seat completed using studio 27 fabric belts.  Scratch built the drivers communication wire.

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Posted by wpwar11 on Sunday, May 15, 2022 11:02 AM

 better picture.  Sorry for the second post.

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, May 15, 2022 11:19 AM

Great detail Paul!

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Greg on Monday, May 16, 2022 9:00 AM

Had no idea fabric belts/harnesses avail for race car models.

Wow, what a great-looking seat!

-Greg

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  • From: Maryland
Posted by wpwar11 on Monday, May 16, 2022 3:16 PM

Thanks Greg and John,
The kit had molded in belts.  My hand painting skills aren't sharp enough for that task.  So I sanded off the belts and purchased the set.  They can be a little tricky threading the fabric thru the buckles but the results are decent.

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 10:45 PM

Nice looking seat and belts, Paul.

A rather boring report from Honda land, I got in a can of Tamiya's racing white which I was waiting for, and then realized a coat of flat white primer was in order on all the white parts.  Could have done that before, but I'll be able to sand it and try a first coat of the racing white soon.  I never have good luck with aerosol cans so I will decant it first.

Here's a picture to make you snowblind.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

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Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 12:12 AM

Nice progress John.  Racing white is an interesting color - an off-white/cream white.

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 11:52 PM

And now an exploded view.  The racing white paint from Tamiya really went on nice.  However, it melted the first plastic cup I decanted it into.  Hot StuffSurprise

 

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

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Posted by keavdog on Thursday, May 19, 2022 2:03 AM

Great stuff John - it all looks fantastic.  Looking like you are ready for final assembly.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by wpwar11 on Saturday, May 28, 2022 2:21 PM

 Went with a template instead of the Tamiya reverse decals.  It left a bit of overspray but I think it works for tire lettering.  

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Posted by keavdog on Saturday, May 28, 2022 2:23 PM

Looks great Paul.  Where did you get the template?

Thanks,

John

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Posted by wpwar11 on Saturday, May 28, 2022 2:58 PM

A shop called Hiroboy. Don't remember what it cost or if it's still in stock.  I think this will be my method for 1/20 Goodyear tires for now on.  Sometimes I have trouble getting the decals on straight.  
Leclerc killed it this morning in qualifying.  Go Ferrari.  Enjoy the Monaco tomorow.  The cars have long ago out grew the track but I still like the race.

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Saturday, May 28, 2022 3:43 PM

That template worked great Paul, nice looking tire!

My RA 272 is at the finish line.  I was nervous about all the spider web suspension and engine framing, but Tamiya did a great job and it went together very well.  The outer body fit very tightly but by holding my mouth right it went together fine.  When I unmislocate the mirrors I will install them, but I do think the car looks sleeker without the eyestalks.

 

The eyestalks have been located and installed.  All the photos have been updated.  Hooray!

 

Boo!  You have to click on the images to see the new ones, the post won't update the embedded images.  That's not right!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

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  • From: Maryland
Posted by wpwar11 on Saturday, May 28, 2022 6:44 PM

Well done!   A classic f1 car from the golden age of the sport.  It's beautiful.

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Posted by keavdog on Saturday, May 28, 2022 10:09 PM

Looks great John - let me know which pic you want on the front page if your finished.  Love that car.

Thanks,

John

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    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Saturday, May 28, 2022 10:36 PM

Thanks, Paul and John.  It's quite a contrast with the last two cars I've built, the Tamiya 42 Ford and the  Pyro 1931 Cadillac Sport Phaeton.

Pick whatever picture you like for the front page, John.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Monday, May 30, 2022 10:42 PM

I replaced all the RA272 photos with new ones with the mirrors, but the images in the post are not updating.  You can see the corrected images if you click on the ones in the post.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 3:41 AM

Got you on the front page John, but I see the same issue of the image not loading.  It's there when you click on it though.  I'll pull it down and  put it up on IMGUR and see if that works.  Bingo.

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 11:47 AM

Thanks, John.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 3:01 PM

Well done, John. Yes

That has always been my second favorite of the Tamiya Forumula One kits over the years, even though I know nothing about racing or race cars. It's good to see it built up.

-Greg

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