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Posted 06 July 2006 - 06:09 PM

It's almost finished. Sub-assemblies went well; I enjoyed detailing the racing seats w/harnesses and all the P/E latches and whatnot. Final assembly wasn't fun, getting it all to fit together and sit correctly wasn't easy, the tolerance stack is too tight. The radiator/shroud was tricky to fit properly, the windshield was a bit too tight as well. I lowered the ride height a bit in front. Only minor trimming was necessary to fit the Fujimi brakes/wheels.

Since there are so many design similarities w/modern Ferraris, the wheels are BBS/Ferrari CS from a Fujimi F430, brakes also stock F430 w/Corvette decals. Racing style resin seats from Arrowhead Aluminum. Paint is Tamiya Mica Silver. Tamiya XF 63 dark gray and TS Italian red interior.

I still have to make the oil sump tank. I have the parts but will finish it when I'm not so tired, and will get some engine/chassis shots then.

Fun kit up to final assembly... :roll:

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Posted 06 July 2006 - 06:24 PM

What can I say? BRAVO!
I knew you were going to pull it off before mine.
It looks GREAT!

Thanks,

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Posted 06 July 2006 - 11:28 PM

Absolutely Gorgeous Bob!!:mrgreen:

You've laid the groundwork for the rest of us when it comes to building this kit. I get the sense though that Revell kits (new ones particularly) are starting to go the "fiddly" route! :shock:

While the subjects they're putting out are nice.......whomever is doing the engineering for these latest kits needs to back off on the tolerances a bit.

The kits are approaching Tamiya like quality..............but they're not there yet! :shock:


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Posted 07 July 2006 - 02:06 AM

Thanks guys!

I had seen and heard about the final assembly problems on the standard C6 (the chassis often looked like it didn't fit), so I was somewhat prepared for them. Everything dry-fit well until the very end when the glass was installed and things were glued. The only problem I had prior to that was getting the radiator and shroud in place properly. Instructions there are vague and if you glue it in the wrong place as I did, the hood won't stand a chance of ever closing.

I ended up securely gluing the interior tub to the chassis so there were no gaps at all, especially under the luggage compartment. I also trimmed some material from the hood hinge locator that seemed to be interfering with the air cleaners. No problems with the headlamp units contacting the chassis. Building it a second time I'd spend more time fitting the windshield and sanding it's sides a bit to get it to fit better. The wheel locators seemed to be in the right place, I wanted a bit more aggressive stance so I enlarged the locator holes into slots on the chassis to mount the front wheel/brake units a bit higher up.

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Posted 07 July 2006 - 02:18 AM

Nice job Bob.

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Posted 07 July 2006 - 06:27 AM

Thanks for the comments!

I worked on the oil sump reservoir at lunch, was pretty easy to make. I used a leftover hub from XS Tuning wheels, the oil cap from the Z06 kit (it's there for use on the C6 LS6 kit so I used it), and a couple of wires to replicate the lines. Also used a tiny piece of styrene and P/E for the dipstick and tube. This is as good as it's going to get :lol:

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Posted 07 July 2006 - 06:55 AM

I like the "HOT" look of your exhausts Bob!

Nice touch! 8)


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Posted 07 July 2006 - 11:24 AM

Absolutely beautiful Bob!!!

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Posted 07 July 2006 - 11:35 AM

Very clean buildup! :shock:

I really like the Ferrari wheels, they fit perfectly!


Talking about the "new" revell kits;
One major thing about them what i really donĀ“t like are the molded on windshield wipers. The new Mustang has the same Problem.
Even AMT can do better as seen in the new 300C kit.
To reach japanese standards they have do change that!