1978 Theodore Racing WR3

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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,..


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


Started fitting white metal parts

Also a first for me resin weld lines from Archer


More to follow as it happens....
Cheers
 

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Hello my name is Bruce,.... and I'm an addict..
More done on Teddy Yip's WR3...

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

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..

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

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

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
 

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Scratched out of Evergreen rod and channels...
 

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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
 

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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...

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..

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

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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.
 

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I hope you get started on the Hellers...
Finally found time to crank up the booth and shoot some Alclad II chrome for lexan

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


and all together

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

More to come as it happens
Cheers all - Happy Friday
 

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Your modeling here is coming along really well! Great job so far.
 

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Got a start on the decals... I'm building Keke Rosberg's 1978 ride
 

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Closing in on the finish ...

and of course a dry fit...

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

Happy Happy
 

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I was able to finish up the WR3..







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..
 
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