In 1955, Nino Farina, World Champion for Alfa Romeo in 1950, had decided to retire - but he wanted to drive a Ferrari powered car in the Indianapolis 500.
In 1956, with financial backing from Bardahl and considerable help from Ferrari he showed up in a Kurtis 500D chassis powered by a modified Ferrari 121LM engine, a 4412cc 6 cylinder DOHC pwerplant with 3 Weber 50 DCOA carburators.
Needless to say the car was not fast enough to qualify for the race, but is sure is pretty...
With the "Racecars of the 50's" Sub-Theme at this years NNL West I decided to build a model of this racer
I used Bud Thon's article in the May/June 1991 issue of the out-of-production "Motor Racing Replica News" magazine as a guide to build a model of this car
Here are a few photos of the model followed by the steps and products I used in building it:
to be continued in later posts...
Edited by curt raitz, 19 January 2014 - 12:01 PM.