As winter draws in and the nights get colder and darker earlier it’s time to get back to the FW14B. The office is a mess, stuff all over so today is day one to get it all sorted and ready for the build. I’ve spent quite a few months looking at reference and studying the release of the engine sets by Top studio. Where to start, I ask myself? Well it’s been quite a long time since I was at the bench building this car so this weekend is a period of thought and getting my mind set right. I will update the build link accordingly and hopefully get quite a few things done over the next month or so.
There are two versions of this engine, the late and the early with an updated more detailed drive shaft set. Below are the images Top studio have released on their FB page to illustrate what you get in the sets. Pretty amazing if you ask me. I’m really happy with what they have produced and cannot wait to get them both.
If you are wanting to know the differences the main ones are the injectors. One set being the side injectors which I’m doing for the Portuguese GP and the overhead injectors favoured more by Patrese. If you have the CD or downloads I sell then you will see exactly what I mean. The reference from the other manuals you can purchase on the market show you both engines too.
March has been a mixed bag. I haven’t had much time in the workshop doing the Williams build due to work and weather. Things are slowly getting there. I’ve had a few dramas but on the whole things are looking good going forwards. This next week I’m hoping to get the side pods and the under carriage of the monocoque completed ready for detail and Clear coating. Keep an eye on the wip. It’s the main objective to get this done before anything else then back to the 1/20 fujimi MP4-6 then a MotoGP bike.
So Top studio have released the latest 1/12 Tamiya additional detail set. The FW14B side pod and ECU kit. Cannot wait to get my hands on this. Hopefully the Engine set by Easter. Awesome kit by the looks of it. Including a much appreciated and needed fuel head system set up. As for price I have no idea. I haven’t seen it advertised on any site so far as this is hours old. So keep your eyes and ears peeled. Set ordered on pre order to be released on the 23/01/21. £48 inc carriage to the UK. Cannot wait