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Brand new resin kit of the unusual Ferrari 410 Superamerica Ghia. I've kept my eye on his Facebook page, after several years he posted that this was about ready, so I PMed him to say I was interested. I said that I look for his eBay listings, he said don't do that, he gave me the price and made the sale that way. Ordered August 4, seems like the usual across the ocean service. Nice cardboard box with his artwork top and one end. Well packed in bubblewrap. It's a curbside, but I have plans. You can tell it's handmade, not too thick a body. His famous real wire wheels, rims are painted, and the resin tires have an authentic looking tread. Nice decals. The grill is resin; I asked if he considered doing that with photo-etch, he said this is laser cut. The photo-etch is top notch. I've had this book a long time, so have a great start for reference. This is my plan (of mice and men), restorod! The Revell 2005 575M Maranello based Superamerica is a little shorter in wheelbase, but the width is about the same. Only a nut like me would think of making an already challenging resin kit more so by kitbashing. 🤔 I'm also considering painting turquoise, just to avoid RED. But who knows, I have so many other future projects where I thought the same thing. I've learned to get what I want, NOW, such as the Fisher Alfa Romeo BAT5.
Fernando Pinto Models 1/24 - Auto Union C, Vanderbilt Cup 1937. Found this handmade resin maker via Facebook, ordered through his page. I've always been fascinated by German engineering, especially the mid engine Auto Unions. When I got the kit in 2018, scoured the web for pictures and gathered a bunch, plus three cutaway drawings. Recently read a book about this car, fascinating in a dry technical summary, Dr. Porsche was a genius. This particular car is the race winner, everyone ate his dust. Wanted something different to build (like my Mercedes G666 BenutzerdefiniertHinterntretenJadgAktenvernichterGeländewagenLimousine is not? ?), this is really vintage for me. It's the usual handmade resin kit, the instructions are super vague, so needed to steal pictures of built models to get an idea. There are only 52 parts, wire and decals not counted. I got thin wall stainless tubing to make the exhaust tips (16). The laced wire wheels are assembled by FPM, and the wire grill too. One of the race pictures I stole: Overseas mail call: Not photo-etch! Book for inspiration. Laid out the parts. Discovered there are two of one side trailing arms, easy enough to scratch-build the other one. Two parts are not on the instructions, figured out looking at photos what they are. Today I officially began construction, by cleaning up some of the flashing. Printed a cutaway drawing for easy reference. I'm planning to open the slots, the intake scoops, wire for steering column, small instrument bezels, drill holes in the pedals, on top of simply getting everything to fit! I will have to overcome my fear of painting silver, got Splash paint and their primer. I'm in a bulding lull, so this will take more time than normal.