Another pair of Ferraris -- Italeri 365 Daytona and Revell 599 GTO
Posted 24 September 2012 - 02:09 AM
Slow beginnings, but I wanted to get the body shells painted so that they can cure properly before final polishing while other work gets under way. The Daytona is Zero's "Blu Dino"; the 599GTO is "Rosso Scuderia", and a matt (ish) black (ish) homebrew for the roof.
These will go slowly while I work on some stuff for SMW 2012, but at least I've started!
Posted 24 September 2012 - 02:31 PM
Posted 24 November 2012 - 12:14 PM
Engines under way. The Italeri 365 GTB V12 is beautifully crisp, with a nice detail, and noticeably bigger than the 599 GTOs. The Revell parts are well-designed and simple, responding well to detail painting, but have slightly more flash and not so precise fit.
The "flying buttresses" are very well engineered, and to fit properly you need to have no primer on the "tab" element or in the slot on the car body. These are cleaned, sanded and pressed into place, where they fit really well....now!
Lots of priming and prep going on off-camera...
Posted 25 November 2012 - 11:35 AM
Engines slowly coming together. The next job is to wire the Daytona ignition.
599 chassis, painted with Vallejo German Grey. I assembled the chassis, wheel wells etc with Copydex (rubber solution glue) before priming and painting. Then, after the paint has dried, they can be pulled apart and the glue peeled off, leaving mating surfaces clean and ready to be glued as the suspension is assembled.
Various parts masked with mesh before spraying a "carbon" effect in graphite grey over black. And the results...
Work on the Daytona suspension continues as well...
Edited by Matt Bacon, 25 November 2012 - 11:35 AM.
Posted 25 November 2012 - 11:38 AM
Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:12 PM
Today I have mostly been building a chassis for the Daytona...
The engine is just dropped into place for the moment. The swinging arms are painted with Tamiya Titanium Gold. There are three parts for each corner -- axle and shock, upper arm and lower arm.
The steering isn't positionable, at least out of the box. This is a pretty good attempt at a realistic suspension set-up, unlike the 599GTO, which prioritises what you can see and being able to steer the front wheels. It's a lot simpler and easy to build than the even more prototypical Fujimi Enthusiast set-ups, though. I'd say, all in all, it's a good compromise between accuracy, complexity and buildability.
It looks good from underneath, as well...
As a matter of interest, this now completes Stage 1 of the Italeri instructions! In other news, I've at least had a response from Italeri spares about the bubble I found in the windscreen moulding -- they've asked for some photos for the technical department to investigate:
A long way to go before I have a replacement in my hands, but at least we have opened a channel of communication!
Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:00 PM
Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:11 PM
If I could ask, where did you get your mesh for the carbon fiber effect? I've been looking off and on for a month or so and not really found anything the right size.
Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:40 AM
@Jamez -- the mesh is actually a dress fabric, from my local department store which sells all kinds of dressmaking stuff. It's a plain acrylic mesh, which in dressmaking land is sometimes called tulle. It's used for veils or petticoats on 50s style dresses, apparently. Anyway, they have it in several colours, and you can probably get different size meshes in a big specialist store...
These guys (or gals) look like they could probably help you (they are in Calgary):
Posted 08 December 2012 - 01:02 PM
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Posted 09 December 2012 - 12:51 PM
Looking good, your putting a lot of work into these builds, I'm sure the final result will be worth all the effort
Posted 09 December 2012 - 04:02 PM
Looks good! I just bought the Revell 599 GTO. Looks like a decent kit. I have already ordered the exterior paint for mine, it's a little different than yours. The color is a vintage Ferrari color called Vinaccia. Here is a photo of the real car
Posted 10 December 2012 - 02:06 AM
Excellent work, and those subtle colour / texture differentiations on the GTO interior looks extremely effective.
Btw, the Daytona was also released by Revell a few years ago. Almost finished building one (but it has ground to a halt since I lost the bonnet hinge & haven't got around to making a replacement yet) and as you say, it's not as insane as the Fujimi kit, but still goes together nicely.
Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:48 AM
Very cool and yes, that carbon trick with the mesh is very cool, much better than trying to get a decal to conform to such crazy surfaces!!