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Something totally different! .....and red 27 Feb 2017 14:06 #1




I have no idea why, but for some reason, I have been itching to build a car model. I currently have 6 kits in my stash. Three of which bare the prancing pony logo. All three have some sense of history too them;


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I am going to start with the 330P4, the dominant car at LeMans, until the Ford GT arrived which, in and of itself is an amazing story!


Start will be a little bit slow while I finish up my CTA3 build, but I am excited to get running.

Mike
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Something totally different! .....and red 27 Feb 2017 14:19 #2

:woohoo:

The bees knees!

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1/48 Trumpeter RA-5C Vigilante (USN RVAH-6 USS Kitty Hawk) - Hippy Ed Tribute
1/72 Hasegawa Space Wolf SW-190 (Yuki Kei Special) - Galaxy Far Far Away
1/72 Fujimi RF-4E Phantom II (Luftwaffe RG 51)

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Something totally different! .....and red 27 Feb 2017 14:23 #3

I have the Fujimi 246 aswell, but with the full displayable engine. I sold my 330 before we came out to NZ and often thought about getting another... Looking forward to seeing what you do, Mike and can I recommend that when it's time for paint, you get a hold of Tamiya's 'Italian Red' aerosol, it sprays beautifully especiallly if you warm the can in a bowl of boiling water first. It's what I used on the 250 SWB...
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Something totally different! .....and red 27 Feb 2017 14:32 #4

ij001 wrote:
I have the Fujimi 246 aswell, but with the full displayable engine. I sold my 330 before we came out to NZ and often thought about getting another... Looking forward to seeing what you do, Mike and can I recommend that when it's time for paint, you get a hold of Tamiya's 'Italian Red' aerosol, it sprays beautifully especiallly if you warm the can in a bowl of boiling water first. It's what I used on the 250 SWB...
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Ian.



I actually have the color matched Zero Paints from Hiro Boy for both the 250 and the 330. Curious to see how different the reds can be :hmmm . I'm just going to use the 250's red for the 246. The 250 has a full engine that I am hoping to detail and leave the hood off. But that is all details for a later time...
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Something totally different! .....and red 27 Feb 2017 15:35 #5

Oh yes were going to see what a REAL mustang is all about hahahaha :fencing :popcorn
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Something totally different! .....and red 27 Feb 2017 17:40 #6

Oooohhhhhh purty :thumbsup :thumbsup :thumbsup :thumbsup :bgrin
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Something totally different! .....and red 27 Feb 2017 22:13 #7

All Ferrari's are cool but the 250 GTO has always been my very favorite :bgrin

Cheers, Christian B)

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Something totally different! .....and red 27 Feb 2017 22:51 #8

For me, the 330 P4 is one of the most beautiful cars...following with interest :popcorn

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Something totally different! .....and red 27 Feb 2017 23:46 #9

lupanzer wrote:
For me, the 330 P4 is one of the most beautiful cars...following with interest :popcorn

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Yes Luiz, yes they are....


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Not certain but I believe this (British registered) car is the one owned by Nick Mason of 'Pink Floyd'.

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Something totally different! .....and red 28 Feb 2017 06:51 #10

Do the red one. :popcorn
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Something totally different! .....and red 12 Mar 2017 23:06 #11

Hello everyone! I have spent a little time working on my Ferrari 330P4 in between painting the YF-23 and I thought I would share a little progress. I do not model cars very often, so please, any advice will be greatly appreciated!

I know one of the biggest deductions for car models is not having all four wheels on the ground. And the wheels make up the foundation, so lets start there. Fugimi have provided the four wheels and the spinners as a chrome plated sprue. Oddly though the spare wheel is not chrome plated and is on another sprue.



Fujimi was nice enough to place the sprue attach points on the back side of the wheel, which would prevent ruining the finish in a noticeable spot, but the spinners would be a little tougher. I decided to strip the chrome anyway. After stripping the chrome plating we have some more white plastic.



In most of the photos I’ve seen of these cars the wheels were either a dull aluminum color or gold. I chose to go with Semi-Matte Aluminum, using Alclad. So after priming and paint all 5 wheels match.



I’ll likely add some air valves after I get the tires on.

I also spent a little time cleaning up the body shell. Unfortunately the kit is cast in white plastic, which makes it very hard to find all the little imperfections.



I sprayed a gray primer coat using Ammo’s One Shot primer in gray, then I sanded off all the mold seam lines and any other imperfections I found. After that was done I polished it all down using a set of micro mesh polishing sheets.



I’m in the process of adding all the parts to the body (the fit is terrible!). After that is completed I’ll shoot another coat of primer.
I do have a question for those of you that do car models. The tires all have some flash at the mold part line, which runs right down the center of the tire. Anyone have a trick or advice on the best way to get ride of it? The arrows in the picture below show what I am talking about.




Not a lot done, but enough to have kept myself busy! Thanks for checking in, and like I said up top, I don’t do car models so any advice is greatly appreciated!

Mike
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Something totally different! .....and red 13 Mar 2017 06:59 #12

:popcorn
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