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


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#61 Kennyboy

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 06:00 AM

 

It would have to be something I'm really interested in. I don't really care for the Enzo or Carrera GT. If they keep going like this, I expect the 288 GTO to be their next 1/12, which I am interested in. 

 

 

Your build is coming together very nicely. 

That would be cool. I have a 1/16 Fujimi 288 GTO that is in the "on deck" position that I picked up a few years back for a decent price completely sealed.

 

Thanks, been working on the exhaust headers (solder) and thanks to you Cameron, the intercoolers are almost done.

Had to do a little filling like you said. ;)



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Posted 14 June 2013 - 07:21 AM

This is very nice work you have done so far... I love that interior... One of my favorite cars

#63 Kennyboy

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 07:49 AM

This is very nice work you have done so far... I love that interior... One of my favorite cars

Thank you James, mine too.



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 10:20 PM

Excellent work Kenn, looking forward to seeing more!!



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Posted 22 June 2013 - 05:40 PM

Excellent work Kenn, looking forward to seeing more!!

Thank you Jeremy, I will hopefully have some new pics soon. I have been trying to fit this build in with my hectic work schedule.

A little update:

 

-The intake manifold was cut apart completely to install the intake runners and the holes at each runner that were not present in the kit engine. ( Currently sanding and filling and sanding and...)

-Added the surface detail to the valve covers (including the cam timing sensors), transmission, and engine block

-Enlarged and detailed the intercoolers as well as added PE screen to the tops

-Built both headers out of solder and currently working on scratch turbos.

-FINALLY got the wheels to take paint (third time is a charm...kept cracking and crazing.)

 

Pics will happen when the sun is out. Thanks for following.


Edited by Kennyboy, 17 January 2014 - 05:28 PM.


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Posted 18 January 2014 - 05:13 AM

Well guys......I PULLED It out of the dust to get back at it. I have been trying to put a couple minutes here and there into this build but enough is enough.....! I will finish this car this time around!

 

I am going to work on the fuel injection rails and lines today as well as the little details around the engine it so desperately needs. Here are some photos of where I am since last time.

 

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 05:44 AM

This looks sweet Ken! When does the work start on the Mustang?



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Posted 18 January 2014 - 06:03 AM

This looks sweet Ken! When does the work start on the Mustang?

Thanks Jim! Working on it on the side. It will be slow going because of all the body work needed though.

 

Here is the link to it : http://www.modelcars...showtopic=82914


Edited by Kennyboy, 18 January 2014 - 06:14 AM.


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Posted 18 January 2014 - 06:47 AM

Kenny, this F-40 is looking really nice! My sons favorite car!...Joe 



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Posted 18 January 2014 - 07:13 AM

Kenny, this F-40 is looking really nice! My sons favorite car!...Joe 

 

Thanks Joe! It is mine too!!  B)

 

This kit needs a ton of work though!!!  :unsure:



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Posted 18 January 2014 - 11:55 AM

Not to put anymore pressure on you but, we're all standing over your shoulder watching for your next move!...LOL...Joe



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Posted 18 January 2014 - 01:58 PM

Not to put anymore pressure on you but, we're all standing over your shoulder watching for your next move!...LOL...Joe

 

:lol: Today got the fuel rails and lines done (with Aeroquip fittings) and painted the intake manifold correct color. Added the photoetch Ferrari scripts to the valve covers and the intake plenum as well.

 

Next will be the ignition coils (scratch built) and plug wires.

 

Pics tomorrow when it is light out.



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Posted 18 January 2014 - 05:04 PM

Looking really great. Love the F40



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Posted 19 January 2014 - 08:58 AM

PICS AS PROMISED:  Yesterday's progress on the fuel injection system/ emblems on engine. Irratating that most of the work I did is hidden by the intake plenum.....oh well, I know it is there!  Ferrari emblems were VERY delicate and were only held together by the application film. --(Detailwise, everything you see was added or made by me.......the kit included nothing but the big parts.)

 

 

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 10:52 AM

You are doing a great job on this, Ken.  About 10+ years ago I searched and searched and found the "clear body" version from Protar.  It cost stupid money for what the model turned out to be as the "clear" body was not very clear and had too many distortions.  Kinda hard to fix that, so I sold it all.  I'd still like to build two of the F40 race versions, and held onto a few of the Revell "slightly detailed" versions.  Dunno if I'll ever get to them, but that engine is very nice. I used one of the V8's in my '37 Cord custom.  Odd, but a good choice to hook up to the Cord's front wheel drive.  Please keep giving us pics. 

 

I tried to post a pic, but nothing happens.  You can click on the Fotki link below, my albums, my models built, page 8, #189 or 014.JPG.


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Posted 19 January 2014 - 11:55 AM



You are doing a great job on this, Ken.  About 10+ years ago I searched and searched and found the "clear body" version from Protar.  It cost stupid money for what the model turned out to be as the "clear" body was not very clear and had too many distortions.  Kinda hard to fix that, so I sold it all.  I'd still like to build two of the F40 race versions, and held onto a few of the Revell "slightly detailed" versions.  Dunno if I'll ever get to them, but that engine is very nice. I used one of the V8's in my '37 Cord custom.  Odd, but a good choice to hook up to the Cord's front wheel drive.  Please keep giving us pics. 

 

I tried to post a pic, but nothing happens.  You can click on the Fotki link below, my albums, my models built, page 8, #189 or 014.JPG.

 

Thank you for the compliments Ken. You are a very talented model builder!! VERY original builds and so crisp and clean. 

 

I am currently working on the headers which are going to be solder into the collectors......the turbos are done and were scratchbuilt out of sprue and spare parts, the pressure and return lines will be braided stainless steel with Aeroquip fittings. The top 2 "things" in the picture below are what they gave for the exhaust headers in the kit!  :blink:  :lol: 

 

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 12:08 PM

''very nice Ken''



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Posted 19 January 2014 - 12:26 PM

''very nice Ken''

 

Thank you Jeff!!  B)



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 05:08 PM

New pics of the forward progress on the driver's side turbo and header. Heatstaining was achieved with different colors of Sharpie over the lead solder. Took these with the Canon 30D ( I think I am starting to get the hang of it!  :) )

 

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 04:50 AM

I have the 1/16 Fujimi F40 kit and want a PE kit for it in the worst way possible. Why can't I find it!!!????