Model Factory Hiro announced a new 1/12 Full Detail kit. This time it’s the Ferrari 312T3! Not much to see yet, just keep an eye out on the MFH website.
The 312T was developed to replace the 312B, which represented the Ferrari team between 1970 till 1975. While it continued to used the same flat 12 engine found in the 312B, it also featured upgrades such as a transverse mounted gearbox and an aluminum monocoque. The 312T took the championship for 1975, and it was further upgraded into the 312T2 (in which changes were made to comply with new aerodynamic rules at the time), which managed to take the championship for 1976 and 1977 also.
In 1978, the car was further developed into the 312T3. While it continued to use the flat 12 engine from 1970, changes were made to the monocoque, suspensions and aerodynamic surfaces compared to the 312T2. This and other adjustments were made so the car would work with Michelin’s radial tires as they had replaced the Goodyear tires used up to this point. While the T3 had better specs than the T2, it was no match for the “ground effect” car – the Lotus 79. While it was only able to take 2nd place in constructors after Lotus, C.Reutemann managed to take 3 wins with the car and G.Villeneuve managed to take his maiden victory at home in the final Canadian GP.
- during the first two races of the 312T3 in 1978 at Rd.3 South African GP and Rd.4 U.S. West GP, Reutemann’s car features two intakes on the left and right side of the nose cowl. This kit is based on this early build of the car – specifically the version Reutemann drove to the victory at the U.S.West GP.
- a full detailed, multi-material kit featuring white metal, resin, etching, vacuum parts, rubber tires, silk screen decals and various cords allowing for maximum representation of the original vehicle.
- aluminum turned parts used for wheel rim, engine funnel, wheel shaft, lock nut, muffler end, tail lamp base and front damper top.
- body cowl and nose can be removed, allowing full view of the detailed interior after completion.
Check out the MFH website for more information.