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1/12 FERRARI F40 by Protar FULL DETAIL BUILD! (UPDATE 1-22-14)


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#1 Kennyboy

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 08:24 AM

I picked this model up as a glue bomb about 23 years ago, disassembled it, stripped the paint/chrome, and had not touched it until a few days ago.

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I have decided to start on the interior which included a very sparsely appointed black plastic dashboard. Drilled out all the gauge holes etc and then prepped it with primer, sprayed it black and added embossing powder to it. When the black paint/powder was dry, I painted over it with Apple Barrel light gray acrylic with airbrush. When that dryed, I sanded the gray with 1000 grit dry to knock down the texture and sprayed another light coat of gray over it. The result was something that looks and feels like gray suede. Perfect! Added all the buttons and scratch built the underside of the dash from wood. So everything below the line across the dash was made by me, it will house the 3 air vents for the A/C. Oh, the gauge cluster is pretty much done, it is awaiting the PE bezel so not installed yet.

 

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Where I am at on the interior tub so far, I have the shifter gate, shifter, and pedals on the way in PE. The beige colored parts will be painted pearl gray and then CF added.

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Seats are going to be next, they have the belts molded into them, I will be Dremeling them out and adding new "actual" belts when done.


Edited by Kennyboy, 22 January 2014 - 05:29 PM.


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Posted 19 May 2013 - 05:39 AM

Does this kit have a detailed engine?



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Posted 19 May 2013 - 07:18 AM

Does this kit have a detailed engine?

Yes, to a point. The engine is multiple pieces (not curbside) but the finest detail on it from Protar is plug wires. I plan to change that. The exhaust on this car WILL be 316 stainless tubing. I have the tubing already and it will be easier for me to achieve the proper blue/purple hue of heat trails by heating it with a mini torch. The intercoolers will receive the photo etch treatment.


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Posted 19 May 2013 - 08:13 AM

this is to cool !!! I will be watching this one close , my brother use to have a real F-40


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Posted 19 May 2013 - 01:07 PM

this is to cool !!! I will be watching this one close , my brother use to have a real F-40

WOW! That is too cool Anne. I know a guy around here that has a real one. Car is amazing. This is the closest I will ever get to one though. :D



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Posted 20 May 2013 - 05:31 AM

Cant wait to see this one built up. Im planning on building my revell f40 up as the competizion racer.
Any thing learned here will go far to add the missing detail from the RM kit

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 05:51 AM

Cant wait to see this one built up. Im planning on building my revell f40 up as the competizion racer.
Any thing learned here will go far to add the missing detail from the RM kit

 

Now that I would like to see. A 1/12 scale Competizione. This one will be yellow when it is done. (One of my favorite colors!) Thanks Gary.



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Posted 20 May 2013 - 06:13 AM

I wonder if this is the same kit that Revell offered a few years ago ? As we all know, Revell now has the Protar moulds and has sold Protar 1/12th F1 Ferrari kits ( 126C2 and the 312T3 ) under the Revell name.



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Posted 20 May 2013 - 08:04 AM

I wonder if this is the same kit that Revell offered a few years ago ? As we all know, Revell now has the Protar moulds and has sold Protar 1/12th F1 Ferrari kits ( 126C2 and the 312T3 ) under the Revell name.

 

I'm not sure about the newer kits, someone did a comparison between this and the Revell F40 a while back and side-by-side this looks way more like the 1:1, also I know this is an original Protar from Italy (the instructions are primarily Italian.) :)



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Posted 20 May 2013 - 09:02 AM

Some pics of the carbon I sprayed on the seats. Was done with a base of semi gloss black, covered with gray sheer material and sprayed over with House of Kolor Galaxy Gray Pearl. I don't mind how it turned out. Pretty convincing....

 

Some pics of it in different light

 

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 08:49 AM

Today's progress, Kandy Pagan Gold over the carbon made a more yellow looking carbon (similar to Kevlar different weave.) I like how it turned out because the gray was too well gray. Below are pics of the seat progress up until now.

 

Untouched before cutting out the seat belts/hardware:

 

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Added individual seat cushions in the seat and painted first (of many) coat of flat red. The seat cushions will receive the embossing powder treatment soon then paint again.

 

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And the new pics of the seatback

 

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Cheers till next time!



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:11 PM

My Uncle had one too I believe :)


Well aint that a coincident. My dad has two of them. One is a daily driver and the other, well, he beats it with a hammer whenever he gets mad at his most unfavorite politician.

Back to the build (sorry, i could not resist). The carbon kevlar is awesome on the seat back. I will try that techneque when ever i do mine
The seat padding is a smart idea. Please continue

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:21 PM

Also. So far this kit is not the same as the monogram kit. The seats are diffrent.

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 08:38 PM

The carbon kevlar is awesome on the seat back. I will try that techneque when ever i do mine
The seat padding is a smart idea. Please continue

 

 

Thanks Gary, just something that came to me.

 



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Posted 22 May 2013 - 08:52 PM

Yesterday before work I did the embossing on the seats and painted......

 

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 04:54 PM

Wow... Very Impressive... Those seats looks great!! Nice work



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Posted 23 May 2013 - 08:41 PM

Wow... Very Impressive... Those seats looks great!! Nice work

Thank you very much Chris!


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Posted 24 May 2013 - 06:16 AM

Made some new pedals. The old ones from the kit were molded backwards :blink:  Yeah the accelerator was next to the clutch pedal. Cut pedals off and started over.

 

Old vs. new (note the wonderful mold quality):

 

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 02:15 PM

I absolutely love theF40 and F50. Mean looking supercars that still have class and pay homage to the early motorsports dominating Ferraris.

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 02:25 PM

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It seems like I could sit in the seats and just relax, they're that concincing.