I have a couple of questions concerning a dream build I am putting together and wanted some opinions of my choices.
Last year I decided to build a super detailed 250 GTO. My first stop was at a MAMA meeting where I purchased a R&M of M Ferrari engine off Norm Veber. He made me a fresh one and was kind to throw some extra goodies in for me and was helpful about a few things concerning a high detail build. He said that either the Testors/Italeri or Fujimi kits are THE place to start for such a build. He also explained the hazards of going with the Gunze high tech kit but explained the rewards of such an endeavor.
So, I have the engine kit and just purchased a sealed Testors/Italeri kit. I know I'll need a wire wheel set and see a few to choose from but here is the main question I have. What PE set would be best for this kit? There is no maker who says their kit works for the Italeri specifically. I see kits for the Hasegawa and Fujimi cars and they look good. They are all 1/24th scale so scale isn't an issue but things like the headlight bezels will be made with a particular kit in mind so fit could be problematic.
My question then becomes. Which PE set has the best chance for success? If I can use all the available PE parts so much the better but I can live with a few not being perfect if they are tweakable. I can live with not being able to use it all if for the large part I can use the majority of the kit. Which kit offers the most parts usage and parts count?
Any and all answers are very much appreciated.