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1/18 Ferrari 333SP, Daytona 24hrs 1998

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Pascal..

 

FERRARI  is MY all time favorite racing car.

 

:wub:

 

Your detailed work is pure joy to see and your workmanship  is definitely PRECISE, PRISTINE..

 

Immaculate  and Exemplary build so far which I am enjoying. 

Keep posting .

 

:m0152:  :m0152:

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Absolutely love the 333SP and you are doing it justice for sure! I still have the old Le Mans Miniatures kit in 43rd scale - I even have the pits!  I'd love tho build the Racinf for Belgium car but can't find the decals anywhere. I remember having built it using a BBR kit many moons ago but impossible to get a decal sheet to build another one. 

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It's been a while. The exhausts have given me a lot of headaches. But after much trial and error I found a method that works for me.

I don't know how many times I build and rebuild the exhaust tubes, but here's some pics of the different versions.

Electric wire  :

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Solder wire :

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Leftover plastic (sprues) from a 1/35 scale tank :

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I modified the engine in order to fit the exhaust tubes :

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And the finally I found the right method to make the exhaust, a mixture of sprue, solder wire and aluminium wire :

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Let's compare it with a reference pic :

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YES, were getting there !!
 

After a lot of hours of bending, cutting, sanding and dryfitting the left set of three inner pipes is ready :

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Sincerely

 

Pascal

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Pascal,

  What truly incrediable transformation of the Hotwheels 1/18 Ferrari P333SP. Impressive doesn't come close to describing what you've accomplished to date.  I raced back in the late 60s and early 70s and haven't really left the 60-80s era, so your build has even more significance to me. Can't wait to see your next update.

 

Joel

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Pascal..

 

FERRARI  is MY all time favorite racing car.

 

:wub:

 

Your detailed work is pure joy to see and your workmanship  is definitely PRECISE, PRISTINE..

 

Immaculate  and Exemplary build so far which I am enjoying. 

Keep posting .

 

:m0152:  :m0152:

 

Maru,

  I was in the Ford camp during the classic Ferrari vs Ford epic years of endurance racing. But my favorite all time Endurance prototype cars will always be the Porsche 908/3 and the Porsche 917K both in Gulf Team colors.

 

Joel

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Glad to know I'm not the only one that modifies 1/18 diecast!  I'm currently decaling the Exoto Porsche 935 Private Team white car into the Martini Porsche. At least I'm just dealing with decals on this one.

 

At home I have a '55 Chevy I'm building into a Tom Daniels Bad Man AF/X drag car, Merging together 2 or 3 cars into Bobby's Chevelle off the Supernatural TV series and I'm custom building 2 1/16 resin and plastic Moongoose and Snake funny cars from the 1970's.

 

Also have a few others on the back burner and slowly collecting parts to build some cars I had in my youth.

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Thanks for the replies,

 

I've got a couple more projects waiting on the workbench :

 

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But those pics are for my next wip.

 

 

Let's continue with the 333SP :

 

The engine compartment has a big airscoop. I opened up the hole in the front and glued the inner part with CA which was covered with flour :

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The Hot Wheels version looks like this :

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The real one looks like this (this is not a picture of the car that won the race, but it has the same type of airscoop) :

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I used my dremel to cut a line that will hold the top horizontal frame :

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Step 1 :

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Step 2 :

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More work on the big airscoop. I started by glueing the white plastic strip on the bottom of the airscoop (the silver paint is there to spot any gaps and cracks) :

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Glued some plastic strip on the top of the engine to fill the gaps :

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The airscoop now fits perfectly and without gaps on the engine :

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The yellow strip will get roughly the same shape as the grey one :

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I've added about 0,75 mm to the grey strip because it was to narrow :

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Should look something like this :

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Sincerely

 

Pascal

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Thanks mate

 

Update.

Fuelpipe : first thing was to make the connector between the body and the pipe. I was a question of trial and error to find the right dimension and the postion of the holes :

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The pipe was made from a knitting needle, the rings are drilled out pieces of sprue :

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Dryfit :

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Hotwheels has made the windows and the frame in one piece, these will be replaced :

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Step 1 : Make an cutout in the body and and drill a hole for the brass tubes :

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Step 2 : Cut the brass tubes to size and insert a piece of copper wire :

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Step 3 : Glue pieces of plasticard to give the brass tubes the correct angle :

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Step 4 : Dryfit :

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This is the Hot Wheels electronics panel :

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It's not wide enough and I don't like the details. After a couple of hours of sanding, drilling and dryfitting, this is the result :

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I mad new electronic connectors with pieces from a lighter :

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It was cut in three and then was sanded to size and reassembled :

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The sidewalls of the cockpit need further modification. I've done some work in the past, but the walls weren't high enough. Now they run all the way to the underside of the body :

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These are the first pieces I made for the battery and its housing :

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The goal is to achieve this :

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Sincerely

Pascal

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Here's some updates of the work I did the last months.

Started with the Hot Wheels brake disc :

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Looks better with a PE brake disc :

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But those are to small, ordered some larger ones from Legende Miniatures :

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Added a piece of plastic tube to the hole in the middle :

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Did some modification (must be the fifth or sixt) to the copper plates :

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These parts are needed on the inside of the wheels :

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Then I turned my attention to the shocks. Hot Wheels made them like this :

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Nice, but there's a lot of room for improvement. Started making the shocks from parts found in lighters and a brass tube :

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Assembled (the nearest one has the selfmade copper wire spring, the other one has the spring that came from a ballpoint pen), I will use the one with the spring from a pen :

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