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Phildaupho

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  1. Turned out fantastic Steve especially the interior and engine. It sure would be a blast to drive a full size version.
  2. It is Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend so thanks a lot guys.
  3. It is now over twenty years ago that Ferrari raced at the 2001 Italian Grand Prix at Monza with black noses and no livery to honour the victims of the 911 attacks only five days before. It was a strikingly memorable tribute at a very subdued Grand Prix. Ferraris did fairly well in the race that day finishing second and fourth while Juan Pablo Montoya took his first victory in a Williams-BMW from pole position. Earlier that same year I witnessed those same Ferraris race in full livery at the Canadian Grand Prix – a race also won by a Williams-BMW driven by Ralf Schumacher who finished third at Monza. Ten years after the 2001 F1 season, I attended 2011 Italian Grand Prix at Monza. Sometime in the intervening years I acquired the Tamiya kit of the Ferrari F2001 always with the intention of building it as the black nose version. Now twenty years after it raced, I figured it was time to get it done. Because my primary objective was to represent the simplicity of the black nose and no livery, I decided to build it straight from the box with next to no extra detailing. Monza is a high-speed circuit so F-1 cars always race there in low drag configuration. As such the F-2001 did not use the center rear wing so it was left off and the upper wing had two elements which I simulated by scribing. Up front the two inner elements on the end plates were removed. The most involved and time-consuming aspect of this build was the painting. Almost all the red body parts had to be painted satin black on the undersides so a lot of masking was required. Tamiya spray can was used exclusively including Tamiya Pink Primer under the Bright Red. I have read that Ferrari uses pink primer on their red cars. While the white areas of the wings could have been done with decals, I decided to paint them. I have not built a Tamiya kit in awhile and even though this one is twenty years old it is an absolutely top-notch model kit and was a very enjoyable build. The most involved and time-consuming aspect of this build was the painting. Almost all the red body parts had to be painted satin black on the undersides so a lot of masking was required. Tamiya spray can was used exclusively including Tamiya Pink Primer under the Bright Red. I have read that Ferrari uses pink primer on their red cars. While the white areas of the wings could have been done with decals, I decided to paint them. I have not built a Tamiya kit in awhile and even though this one is twenty years old it is an absolutely top-notch model kit and was a very enjoyable build.
  4. Just arrived in Victoria BC Canada - October 6
  5. Hey Bill - You should plan a trip to Victoria next summer with your models for Deuce Days and Deuce Days in Scale - July 17 and the preceding three days.
  6. Very attractive especially the well done chop and peaked hood.
  7. I always enjoy seeing Duesenberg models and yours is one of the nicest I have seen. I think my dad and I built one of these crudely about 60 years ago. I have a couple of Monogram Duesys in my stash that I may never get around to building but will never get rid of.
  8. Incredible model and fantastic photos. It may be the most realistic model car I have ever seen.
  9. Great looking model. Bring back memories. My uncle had a new 56 Meteor although not top of the line like this one. I rode in the back seat with my cousins many time.
  10. Great looking Slant-Back. The Smoothster chassis and powertrain are sure a nice fit.
  11. Hi Steve - You asked for them so here are my two 300's built shortly after the kit came out. On the grey one I added front chin and trunk edge spoilers, a mesh backing to the grill, tube exhaust tips and some photo-etched emblems. On the green one for fun I added front and rear body parts from the '57 300.
  12. Great project. I always thought that kit had a lot of potential and built a couple myself.
  13. Good looking Hi-Boy. I really like the wheel/tire combo and SBC.
  14. Very attractive Lo-Boy. I hope you will be able to make it to Victoria next summer for Deuce Days and the model car show.
  15. Big Daddy would definitely approve. Far out man.
  16. It is the Revell Curbside Snap kit I sure hope it will happen Thanks everybody There is a comparison of the 63 Stingray and new version in the Current Road & Track
  17. Super well built. Cannot not imagine one any better.
  18. Your custom touches have really made for an interestingly unique and attractive Cobra.
  19. Thanks guys. All these cars made a real impression on me as a kid so for me they were must builds. Maybe that's why Candy Apple Red cars were always amongst my favorites at car shows. My next project involves attempting a House of Kolor Candy Apple Red paint job.
  20. Super nice Deuce 3W. A very good demonstration of what a great looking hot rod can be built from the Revell Deuce kits directly from the box with well done paint and careful assembly. Spark plug wire are maybe the most essential detail item on any model car.
  21. I have not been able to track down any info on what became of the 63 after it appeared in Rod & Custom Thanks Bob Thanks Jim
  22. On the cover of the May 1963 issue of Rod & Custom magazine was Big John Mazmanian’s Candy Apple Red 1963 Corvette Stingray Split Window Coupe. Almost new it was mildly customized. In addition to the paint job, the front bumpers and most emblems were removed, two additional taillights added, the interior was reupholstered and it rode on polished Torque-Thrusts. I have not been able to find out what became of this car and other than the color R&C cover there is only one black & white photo I came across on-line. I do have a copy of the May 1963 R&C for remembrance and reference. This has always been a car on my to build a model of list. Having just completed the Mazmanian Willys the time was right to finally build this Corvette. I still had a couple of AMT ’63 Vettes in my stash but I had been saving a Revell snap kit specifically for this project. My modification followed the Mazmanian formula. The two additional taillights are aluminum tube housings with AMT lenses. The front grill is made from Evergreen styrene strips chromed with Bare Metal Foil. The outside door handles were opened up. Here is the Stingray with two other Mazmanian cars. The '61 Corvette was built 16 years ago with a body combining the front of a Revell '58 Corvette and the back of an AMT '62 Corvette. The Willys was recently completed and is pretty much box stock.
  23. Great to see a full detail engine compartment in 1/24 in your very attractive GT40.
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