Thanks, Marcos! Another quickie, while I wait for decent daylight to take some more progress pictures. It IS possible to get the bonnet/hood on the 599 to close properly. The first thing to do, before painting, is to check the fit, and if it's like mine, heat briefly in the steam from a kettle and flex the left hand front corner downward a little. YMMV, obviously, so keep test fitting until it closes into the recess properly. Then, when the time comes to fit the thing permanently, I've found that first thinning the pins by removing the upper 1/3 or so and then rounding them again with some scraping, and secondly fully rounding the upper ends of the pivot arms, gives enough room for maneouvre when the bonnet is down for it to drop properly in place while still holding it in position...
Another pair of Ferraris -- Italeri 365 Daytona and Revell 599 GTO
Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:52 PM
Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:20 AM
Nice work and some very worthwhile techniques to consider...... I like the rubber cement used to mask / build / re-assemble the chassis.... inventive approach for sure...
Posted 22 December 2012 - 12:27 PM
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Edited by Matt Bacon, 29 December 2012 - 01:02 PM.
Posted 29 December 2012 - 02:45 PM
Great job on the GTO Matt. The Daytona is coming along well too. I have the same kit in an Airfix box so I'll be watching your progress with interest.
Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:46 AM
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:02 AM
Your subjects/builds always gain my interest because I have most of these kits ( waiting for me to pull my finger out!! ). My only hope to finish more than 2-3 a year is early retirement?! Besides Mopars, I only like the exotics/Supercars & take keen interest in your WIPs because of the detailing & observations you make while building them, therefore helping the rest of us slow-hands out. Thanks mate, really appreciate that too!
I have a couple of questions...
I have the 599GTO & the Fujimi Daytona ( 365 ) Spyder & I'm wondering whether the 365 coupe is worth shelling out for?? On another note, you don't happen to have the Fujimi 250 GTO ( road car ) do you? I'm looking at getting that too & wondering whether to get it or wait for the, rumored, ROG 250 GTO?? Any help would be grateful.
Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:21 PM
Cliff, Fujimi has two different Ferrari 365 GTB4 Daytona kits. One is the regular Daytona coupe and the other is the Daytona Speciale coupe. Both are enthusiast kits and are very well detailed. I have both. I highly recommend the Fujimi 250 GTO kit.
I have attached my Fujimi 250 GTO that I have under construction now. I am building chassis 3505
Edited by johnwitzke, 04 January 2013 - 04:26 PM.
Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:35 AM
Thanks, Cliff and John. This Daytona is actually the Italeri kit (which may once have been a Protar, like some of their other Ferraris. But it may not have been -- it just seems to have a lot in common in terms of design and engineering with a couple of Revell boxes that I have which I'm sure originated with Protar). I'd certainly buy the Fujimi 250 GTO with confidence. I'd also like one of their Daytonas, but be prepared for some work if they are "Enthusiast Model" kits -- my 288 GTO was one of the most fiendish builds I've ever done. It was worth it in the end, but it's SOOO scale-correct that buildability has taken a serious hit...
Anyway, last update for this one!
Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:45 PM
Posted 05 January 2013 - 06:54 PM
they both look sweet