Fun to watch this one...
Maserati 3500GT -- Monogram 1/25
Posted 08 March 2013 - 06:37 PM
Matt, I'm really enjoying this build. This is one of my "someday" models and it's really interesting to see an accurized version taking shape.
Posted 09 March 2013 - 02:02 AM
Your doing some fine work on this build, and it shows, beautiful work ...
Posted 11 March 2013 - 12:32 PM
Posted 12 March 2013 - 04:10 AM
Posted 12 March 2013 - 04:22 AM
Great color - can't wait to see it shine. All the work you put into the nose is really starting to pay off.
PS: Are you going to paint the insides of the body? A lot will show inside the trunk and engine compartment (should be matte black).
Edited by sjordan2, 12 March 2013 - 04:31 AM.
Posted 12 March 2013 - 04:57 AM
...certainly am. I just tend to do it with a brush and some Humbrol matt enamel after the outside is done. It's easier than masking against overspray, whichever way round you do it...
Edited by Matt Bacon, 12 March 2013 - 05:01 AM.
Posted 12 March 2013 - 05:52 AM
Wow! Great thread and a great looking build. I have an old Aurora kit (blue plastic version) of this car that I've been preparing to build so I'll study this with great interest.
I think my solution for dealing with Aurora's horrible wire wheels will to be to replace them with a resin set of Minilites - not factory correct but the sort of thing a trendy owner might have done in the 60's.
Posted 12 March 2013 - 12:40 PM
Posted 12 March 2013 - 01:01 PM
Sadly, I've come in late on this build, but it looks fantastic. Love the attention to detail. Can't wait to see the finished product.
Posted 18 March 2013 - 10:54 AM
Posted 18 March 2013 - 11:31 AM
Un-bloody-believable. I would never attempt the injector tubes, which you have totally nailed. This is 1/25 scale, and the engine is slightly underscale, so most watchers won't have a clue what's involved here. All of these parts are MUCH smaller than the photos would indicate. The engine block and valve covers, for example, are exactly 1" long. This is one for the ages. The distributor wiring is a work of great art and bravery, and everything here on the engine is better than has ever been done before.
Stand in awe. This is the only kit of this car that exists, and so far you will never see a better build of it in your lifetime.
Edited by sjordan2, 19 March 2013 - 05:19 AM.
Posted 23 March 2013 - 09:11 AM
Thanks, Skip... I'm a bit scared of living up to the billing, now!
Posted 23 March 2013 - 02:07 PM
Posted 31 March 2013 - 11:49 AM
Posted 31 March 2013 - 12:05 PM
Very impressive work, I really love these cars, have the kit, but it does need a lot of modification out of the box as you've already done, really looking good!
Posted 31 March 2013 - 04:04 PM