Revell Ferrari Italia- you'll need sunglasses for this one!
Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:29 AM
I am replicating this on the Revell Italia kit with Tamiya's TS-31 bright orange. The color is pretty close...
To go with the bright orange paint, I decided to replace the Revell kit's iffy wheels and tires with a set of BBS 20" wheels from Fujimi. The wheels were chrome plated, but Easy-Off took care of that. I painted them in Tamiya gunmetal and added Ferrari wheel centers from Model Factory Hiro. They look pretty mean.
I am using the Hobby Design photoetched set with this build- for less than ten bucks, this set includes all the stuff that really makes the kit come to life, such as the mesh pieces for all the intakes. The interior will be dark brown with black carpets and black Alcantara on the seat centers and headliner.
More pics and progress to follow. So far, I'm liking the Revell kit- the engineering's a little clunky, and the detail is pretty simplified (mostly where it won't show) but the proportions look spot-on and the fit, from my early test fitting, seems really excellent.
As always, any questions and comments are welcome!
Posted 12 November 2012 - 09:17 AM
Posted 12 November 2012 - 11:38 AM
Won't miss this building process
Posted 12 November 2012 - 01:35 PM
Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:35 PM
you are doing a grate job and it looks awesome. i feel it would have looked better tin Clemson Tiger Orange
Posted 17 November 2012 - 05:56 AM
Posted 17 November 2012 - 06:04 AM
I've got the chassis set up and dialed in the track and ride height. It's going to be about 2 scale inches lower than stock, which will look really mean with the 20" BBS wheels. I also (hopefully) corrected the tendency of this kit to sit a little high in the nose. I've left myself some wiggle room when it comes to final assembly to get the ride height absolutely perfect. Here's the chassis...
Next up will be assembly of the body/interior unit and all of the fiddly photoetched mesh screen involved in that. Should be fun!
Posted 17 November 2012 - 11:04 AM
Thanks for sharing your build.