Anyone try to accurize 1/14 Burago F1?
I have the 312T and 412T and it's always bothered me a bit how toy-like they are. I have never seen the 312 with the front wheel "mud guards" but I may just not be knowledgeable enough.
Anyway, it would be interesting to see your experience regarding engine details, decals, etc.
Thanks and Happy Friday!
I have never seen front brake ducts as bburago has on its Ferrari 312T in in any actual photos of this car. Other than this, scale is detail is reasonable. I wonder if it was like this for some very hot condition testing. Here are a couple of images of the model to show the huge "mud guard" like brake ducts. The ducts are normally quite small between the wheel and the car body.
I'd be tempted to use a drimel tool to cut down the duct to normal size.
Here are the ducts on 312T2 Monaco 1976 by Hasegawa in 1/20 scale.
I found a photo of the car with the front piece on it, the photo is of Niki Lauda's car. The pieces were likely an attempt to control airflow over the front tires as well as cool the front brakes which explains why the brake ducts are so big.
Well done John. I could not find any race pictures that had this apparatus attached but it might have been used in testing.
Holy cow! Thanks for finding that. Very interesting indeed!
This was clearly an attempt at controlling airflow over the front and rear tires, as the rear of the body work also is designed to direct airflow over the rear tires as you can see they extend the rear body work upwards in front of the rear tire also.
@david-green, this could have been a testing only deal as I doubt it worked out the way they thought it would as even today open wheel cars do not have anything like this to control the airflow over the front tires.
Here is another photo with Niki Lauda posing at the rear of the car, I don't think they ever raced the car with the front air deflectors/fenders.
I did some searching and all I can find is the front fenders/air deflectors were used in an early season test, there is nothing I can find where they were ever used in a race or beyond that early season test. Here is another photo of the car with the front fenders on it. I have not been able to locate any photos of the car on the track testing with the fenders.