Salut, Gilles! Villeneuve’s Ferrari 312T3

Salut, Gilles! Villeneuve’s Ferrari 312T3

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Submitted By
Evan Lee
Strathroy, Ontario, Canada
Build Information
Readers Ride Title Salut, Gilles! Villeneuve's Ferrari 312T3
Vehicle Class On-road Car
Chassis Brand Tamiya
Chassis Model F104W
Body Brand Tamiya
Body Model Ferrari 312T3
Power System Electric
Electric Motor Brand and Model Tamiya Sport-Tuned 27T.
Speed Control Brand and Model Mtroniks Sport 20 ESC.
Battery Brand and Model Reedy Wolfpack 7.2V Ni-MH 2400mAh.
Wheels and Tires Brand and Model Tamiya F104W rubber tires on custom 3D-printed wheels.
Paint Brand and Model Tamiya TS-8 Italian Red + TS-26 Pure White + assorted Tamiya brush paints for detail parts and cockpit.
Graphics Brand and Model Tamiya kit standard decals.
Scale Accessories Brand and Model Custom 3D-printed front brake ducts, rear wing mount, and rear motor case panel; scratchbuilt cockpit and heavily-modified Tamiya 4 x 4 driver figure.
Radio System Brand and Model Spektrum DX4C radio and SR-315 receiver.
Further Description/Back Story This build was a collaboration with another TamiyaClub member (alias speedy_w_beans), who designed, printed, and painted the custom 3D-printed parts. These were the wheels, front brake ducts, rear wing mount, and rear motor case panel (to which the rear wing mount affixes). I built a shallow cockpit from scratch, including front and rear rollover pylons, gauge cluster, steering wheel, and instrument wiring. The cockpit shape was modelled after photos of the 1:1 scale car as well as 1:20 scale models, and replaces the moulded kit parts. The unit sits directly on the chassis, over the steering servo. The seatbelt is a generic 1:10 scale 5-point harness, and the driver figure is a heavily-modified Tamiya 4 x 4 driver figure with a Tamiya Rally Cockpit helmet. This build is a tribute to that Canadian icon Gilles Villeneuve, and a celebration of the rare crossover between Tamiya and Canada. And despite the added weight of the scale details, it is fast!

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