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Testors/Italeri Ferrari 250 GTO

30 September 2014 - 03:30 AM

I have a couple of questions concerning a dream build I am putting together and wanted some opinions of my choices.



Last year I decided to build a super detailed 250 GTO. My first stop was at a MAMA meeting where I purchased a R&M of M Ferrari engine off Norm Veber. He made me a fresh one and was kind to throw some extra goodies in for me and was helpful about a few things concerning a high detail build. He said that either the Testors/Italeri or Fujimi kits are THE place to start for such a build. He also explained the hazards of going with the Gunze high tech kit but explained the rewards of such an endeavor.



So, I have the engine kit and just purchased a sealed Testors/Italeri kit. I know I'll need a wire wheel set and see a few to choose from but here is the main question I have. What PE set would be best for this kit? There is no maker who says their kit works for the Italeri specifically. I see kits for the Hasegawa and Fujimi cars and they look good. They are all 1/24th scale so scale isn't an issue but things like the headlight bezels will be made with a particular kit in mind so fit could be problematic.



My question then becomes. Which PE set has the best chance for success? If I can use all the available PE parts so much the better but I can live with a few not being perfect if they are tweakable. I can live with not being able to use it all if for the large part I can use the majority of the kit. Which kit offers the most parts usage and parts count?




Any and all answers are very much appreciated.





Removing stubborn decals... Any idea?

18 August 2014 - 01:43 PM

I have a Goodwrench Nastruck and the decals were, let's say....suspect. I applied them anyway and they did their "I don't want to play nice" and bubbles formed underneath them. They looked good wet, but dry? Not so much.



But now......Getting them off is a bear. I tried tape, not much luck. Any thoutghs as to what compound [meaning a liquid of some sort] that i can dip this thing in to and have it come out fairly clean?




Help is appreciated.




Another Go Mad Nomad

28 July 2014 - 02:15 PM

In between finishing up my Malco Gasser and a couple of other things this came in. I jumped right on it and 3 days later here we are.



Intense Blue Pearl with a MM Buffing Magnesium roof. Flocked the inside and swapped out kit wheels for parts box ones. Threw that HUGE air scoop away for something a bit tamer. Alclad on the headers, scoop and blower. I need to BMF the tailgate ribs and the clearcooat on the surfboard is drying but I'm calling it done. Another one for the Deals Wheels section of my display case.


I think it needs an antennae. I can almost hear "Slow Ride" on the Kraco stereo.
I gotta find a better place to take pics than my bench..... arghhhhhh......

Der Baron

12 July 2014 - 01:54 PM

Looks like it's Dave Deal day for some of us. here is another that's been long done but has been put away out of sight for some time now. Duplicolor red with dechromed exhaust. I tried my hand at faux wood on the prop. Came out pretty cool for a first try.







Viva Dave Deal!!!!!

Glitter Bug

12 July 2014 - 01:47 PM

Another one that got almost finished and then stashed. It's been complete for quite a while and it usually sits here at my computer desk to give me a giggle now and then. OOB with some parts box decals. I think it's Tamiya French blue, with K&S injector stacks and reworked exhaust. I also redid the antennae and since I am a NAPA employee I found this GPC logo on a flyer and made the flag.


Dave Deal was the man, R.I.P. Dave.
Ooooops, almost forgot. I handpainted the flowers on his shirt.