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Italianhorses

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    Texas
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    Alex Kustov

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  1. Couple of AMR 1/43 Ferrari 250 GT PF Cabrios

    Thanks guys, I appreciate it. Bill, what are you planning on building in 1/43?
  2. Couple of AMR 1/43 Ferrari 250 GT PF Cabrios

    Thanks!
  3. I'm slowly chipping away at a pile of old AMRs that one gentleman sent to me for restoration. These are the last two I had. Red one was painted horrible bronze color, and black one was white (go figure), with blue interior. Yuck. Re-did these puppies in more appropriate color combos. Some of the things were left unrestored (like windows, wheels, etc) at a request of the owner. I scratchbuilt new steering wheels (made them thinner), and added few scripts and emblems here and there. Other than that - "box-stock". Thanks!
  4. 1/18 Bluebird-Proteus CN7

    Thanks everyone! Yes, it was a resin kit w/few white metal pieces, etc.
  5. 1/18 Bluebird-Proteus CN7

    The design concept was certainly simple. Take a jet engine - run drive shafts out of each end to the front and rear axles and build a steel frame to house the engine driver and wheels. Well, that's how it started. But hundreds of drawings later and £1,000,000 spent, the vehicle sported an aluminum honeycomb chassis, with huge wheels all covered in a voluptuous ally body. Powered by a Bristol Siddeley Proteus free turbine engine developing in excess of 5,000-hp, this revolutionary car was designed by the Norris Brothers and built by Motor Panels, Ltd, of Coventry. Driven by Donald Campbell, Bluebird CN7 set world land speed record at 403.10 mph at Lake Eyre on 17th July, 1964. This is a rather simple, but very big model. Very heavy too. I had to make a special stand to paint this bad boy!
  6. 1/43 AMR Ferrari 500 Superfast

    Thanks guys!
  7. 1/43 AMR Ferrari 500 Superfast

    Yet another small scale AMR build. This time just a few minor additions to an excellent kit: Corrected/lowered stance Slimmed down the window frames BMF for window trim Working shifter w/real leather boot Real leather upholstery on rear package shelf Photoetched CM PF badges GT1 Factory stripe decals Thanks!
  8. Finished: AMR 1/43 1957 Ferrari 250MM Scaglietti

    Thanks guys, really appreciate it! AMRs are quite decent, only if the price wasn't through the roof!
  9. Finished: AMR 1/43 1953 Ferrari 250MM Berlinetta

    Thanks guys! Bill, yeah, I agree - its nice to build something really quick to rest from superdetailed projects! And these AMR kits are absolutely fantastic quick-builders.
  10. Finished: AMR 1/43 1953 Ferrari 250MM Berlinetta

    Some more:
  11. I just love these 43rd scale AMRs! Another restoration of the old kit built in early 80's (was painted baby blue - yuck!), with some "modern day" additions - Crazy Modeler scripts, MFH badges, complete repaint and few enhancements along the way (interior detail, gauges, real leather hood straps, BMW etc). Thanks!
  12. Yet another small scale (1/43) build from another excellent AMR kit - Ferrari 250MM. Great little kit, enjoyed building it.
  13. 1958 Ferrari 250 PF Coupe

    Well.....yeah....not much though. I built a Porsche last month :-) And working on a BMW bike. There :-) Oh, but I'm having so much fun! Thanks all!
  14. 1958 Ferrari 250 PF Coupe

    Thanks Dave, Been a member for almost 2 years - but don't post much. Lots of polishing Bill - Zero 2-part lacquers are simply fantastic.
  15. 1958 Ferrari 250 PF Coupe

    Yet another small scale 1/43 build from old AMR kit - and another restoration. This was once painted an awful yellow/brown combo! Yuck! Fixed it up and made it look classy! :-) Enjoy. Thanks! Alex