1978 Theodore Racing WR3

Belugawrx

Active Member
Joined
Jul 22, 2013
Messages
475
Another one on the bench is the 1978 F1 entry of Theodore Racing (TR).
TR purchased a couple used cars from Walter Wolf Racing in the middle of the '78 season, and could only come up with a 10th place finish.
This is the 1:20th kit with white metal parts, a p/e fret and enough decals to pick one of three liveries,..
CzPB4np.jpg

fW01nNp.jpg

So I dove right into the engine..sanded off the cast Ford logo and installed p/e...
CjWFF1e.jpg

odhHupo.jpg

Started fitting white metal parts
oU2jEp7.jpg

Also a first for me resin weld lines from Archer
o24D1ET.jpg

SuMJ6kv.jpg

More to follow as it happens....
Cheers
 

Belugawrx

Active Member
Joined
Jul 22, 2013
Messages
475
Hello my name is Bruce,.... and I'm an addict..
More done on Teddy Yip's WR3...
oU2jEp7.jpg

Apparently TR decided to add this new air disturber... there it is.. needing much putty, and sanding..
6ZbcLIb.jpg

Built the transmission, painted with Alclad ALC 114 gunmetal and then rubbed with Mr. Zip

Wired the distributor with kit supplied wire. and added p/e where called for..I've started using clear parts cement for added dry time..and I can wipe away excess with a swab and water..
cv9BDnM.jpg

I sprinkled black embossing powder onto wet, brushed on, Future clear...
b9LQVYY.jpg

Then I put a heavy coat of Duplicolor black sandable primer..(thumbsup)
UovZGZQ.jpg

Shell into primer.. the kill switch access hole had to be drilled through the cowl panel..
Freezing rain alert tonight, ... I feel some bench time coming up tomorrow (2thumbsup)
Cheers
 

urumomo

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 18, 2013
Messages
2,637
Nice !

I'm going to be needing more 1/20 bodies to work with for the Hofnarr dio .
Sources to add to my file will be much appreciated :D
 

Belugawrx

Active Member
Joined
Jul 22, 2013
Messages
475
Cheers
Those figs are 1/20 Tamiya pit crew set #89608..all but one of them in shorts... and they do seem large to me..here is one with the Tamiya driver figure...
RqaB5un.jpg

That is the Jody Scheckter figure...I think he was over 6 ft. tall tho..the waving figure measures
3 5/8", which translates to just over 6' tall..guess it's the Sheckter figure thats wonky sized...
I cranked up the spray booth today and shot some colour..
jhdJJLr.jpg

Duplicolor white and red over their sandable grey primer
Now to mask off and shoot Alclad into that cockpit (fingers crossed)
 

ssgteverett

Member
Joined
Feb 7, 2014
Messages
36
Sweeeet... Nicely done. Look forward to the completion...
Makes me want to pull out an old Heller 908 and 917. Good inspiration, I'd say. Thank you.
 

Belugawrx

Active Member
Joined
Jul 22, 2013
Messages
475
I hope you get started on the Hellers...
Finally found time to crank up the booth and shoot some Alclad II chrome for lexan
nBwQke2.jpg

and then I started on the rear wing support, p/e rivet rings, p/e supports,...
d9wW3D9.jpg

MvPptbI.jpg

and all together
zwSkOf8.jpg

And a pic of the whole, short wearing crew..!
kj42UW0.jpg

More to come as it happens
Cheers all - Happy Friday
 

Belugawrx

Active Member
Joined
Jul 22, 2013
Messages
475
Closing in on the finish ...
oGV9Of3.jpg

and of course a dry fit...
VT62mfB.jpg

I purchased a new light for the bench and ..wow what a difference
eoqq1ok.jpg

Happy Happy
 

Belugawrx

Active Member
Joined
Jul 22, 2013
Messages
475
I was able to finish up the WR3..
bq2QAFO.jpg

1AdeAGY.jpg

ndE7sJ9.jpg

1sx6bj1.jpg

zQQQXDG.jpg

dklnmD7.jpg

tayeMI7.jpg

I used Alclad Aqua Gloss Clear over all paints and decals,..I like it, it's alot like Future
Cheers all .. thanks for looking in..
 

Latest posts

Top