Italianhorses

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  1. Italianhorses added a post in a topic 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. Italianhorses added a post in a topic Couple of AMR 1/43 Ferrari 250 GT PF Cabrios   

    Thanks!
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    Couple of AMR 1/43 Ferrari 250 GT PF Cabrios
    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!











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  4. Italianhorses added a post in a topic 1/18 Bluebird-Proteus CN7   

    Thanks everyone!
    Yes, it was a resin kit w/few white metal pieces, etc.
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    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!











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  6. Italianhorses added a post in a topic 1/43 AMR Ferrari 500 Superfast   

    Thanks guys!
  7. Italianhorses added a topic in Under Glass   

    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












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  8. Italianhorses added a post in a topic 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. Italianhorses added a post in a topic 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. Italianhorses added a post in a topic Finished: AMR 1/43 1953 Ferrari 250MM Berlinetta   

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  11. Italianhorses added a topic in Under Glass   

    Finished: AMR 1/43 1953 Ferrari 250MM Berlinetta
    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).











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  12. Italianhorses added a topic in Under Glass   

    Finished: AMR 1/43 1957 Ferrari 250MM Scaglietti
    Yet another small scale (1/43) build from another excellent AMR kit - Ferrari 250MM. Great little kit, enjoyed building it.











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  13. Italianhorses added a post in a topic 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. Italianhorses added a post in a topic 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. Italianhorses added a topic in Under Glass   

    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.












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