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  1. Hello, mates! It's been a while since my last post, sorry for that. So I'm glad to introduce you the model I finished just on 31 of December, 2015. By the way, this is the first big rig I was building I took an Italeri kit and carried on a little conversion. The cab was given a rear wall as I wanted it as a daycab. The bed is made from styrene sheets and profiles, the boards were cut from balsa wood sheet. I also made straight exhaust pipes from styrene rod and added mounting brakets made from wire and square profile. The truck has got some aftermarket parts - super-single front tires, six-spoke resin rims, photoetched badges on the hood and grille and the dog, of course. As you can see I tried to represent some wiring and plumbing under the hood and chasis, of course that is not 100% close. The final point is the weathering. You know, I like to give a 1/24 scale model some weathering, because it geves you much more opportunities than 1/35 scale. The effects you can see on cars and trucks in a real life are varied extremely wide, so there's a full scope to train your skills. As a result of it all - here we got this old, ratty but still sturdy workhorse straight from some construction site or a junkyard. I hope you'll enjoy it. Greetings from Russia!
  2. Ingredients : 1 Italeri Ferrari 250 GT SWB 1 R&MCoM 250 GT engine kit 1 set of Dunlop tires, provenance unknown 1 sheet of VRM decals 1-2 dashes of Hiro photo etch 1-2 dashes of Gunze Ferrari 250 GT SWB 2 table spoons of Mr. Surfacer 3 table spoons of Zero Rob Walker Racing dark blue 4 table spoons of Zero Clearcoat Lacquer 1 teaspoon of Mr Color Super Metallic Super Fine Silver Various paints and bits and materials from the larder to taste Preparation time : For the engine : 30 days For the body : 300 days – well, maybe not all of them I hardly think the car needs introduction, but for the youngsters (..) among us, the recently deceased Sir Stirling Moss drove it to victory in the 1961 Tourist Trophy at Goodwood, UK. Yes, that’s him on the right. Clearly pre-Covid days … And no, this time I wasn’t there. Although I found it to be quite a challenge, I enjoyed building Norm Veber’s beautifully engineered and cast engine kit, and learned several modeling tricks in the process too. Yes, my “workshop” gets to be a bit dusty at times … The Baroclem battery is scratch built (and not in the right place, I know, but well, at least it is there, the kit doesn’t provide one). Cables have been added in the meantime, for nobody to see. The PE radiator grille fitted rather well into the Italeri grille surround, to my pleasant surprise. I think the exhaust tips are from the Gunze kit, in any case they are polished white metal.
  3. After years of sitting in its box I have finally finished my 1/16 Italeri Mercedes 300SL convertible (also known as a cabrioblet) Colour is a pearlized ink by Liqui Acrylic currently sold by Hobby Lobby. Colour is called Sun Up blue and i add a small amount of Tamiya clear blue to bring out the colour more. The trunk had some sand through during polishing and had to be resprayed recently. Matching the colour again after 12yrs proved a little problematic. Which is probably why is sat so long. Once past that problem the kit went together well and the chassis was surprisingly detailed. (se photos) I liked all the working features on this kit, opening hood, doors and trunk. Especially the steering wheels which operate through the steering wheel via a rack and pinion box (shown) See photo captions for more details.Thanks for looking. Almost forgot I had this background, rest of the photos are on my white background to show detail One of my favorite photos, all that chrome trim was seperate but fit very nice. The engine is the same 6 cyl as found in the Gullwing coupe. It is mounted at a 45 degree angle to reduce the hood line. This was quite an engineering feat in the 50's The doors open and close quite nicely, I really like this interior which was sprayed with Tamiya flats. Carpet is velour wallpaper I had from a sample book. The chassis ready to go under the body Don't usually take this photo but the underside was so detailed...why not show it. That steering box has a small rack and pinion that worked very smoothly. Took this picture to show the actual size of the car. 1/16 is a good size model. Italeri hit a home run with the kit inmy opine.
  4. After building a few nearly box-stock Tamiya kits to remember how its done, hone some techniques, and feel the airbrush again, I decided it was time to do another serious, all-out, old-school, superdetail project. Long time ago I have purchased an Airtrax transkit to build a car that I consider one of the most beautiful Ferraris of the late 60’s – the gorgeous 330 GTC. The Beauty Traditional 2-seater coupe 330 GTC (Gran Turismo Coupe) was unveiled at 1966 Geneva autoshow as an additional model to the Ferrari lineup and sloted between 275 GTB (on which chassis it is built) and more upscale 330 GT 2+2. The body was designed and built by Pininfarina. Over the 2-year period through the end of 1968, Ferrari made a total of 598 cars (both RHD and LHD). 330 GTC was considered by many to be the most elegant model in the Ferrari lineup. Beautiful body lines were complimented well by the powerful 12-cylinder engine and nicely appointed luxury cabin with spacious trunk. The car was no slouch and handled great too. The Beast Transkit is very simple, and contains a body, few interior pieces, some external bits, and a fret of photoetched parts. Disclaimer: I’m in no way trying to bash people who made the trasnkit in my following descriptions of the parts and the quality overall – I’m thankful it exists and somebody made it. But I want to be objective so others know what they are getting into. The resin castings are pretty horrible, but overall correct as far as proportions go. Quality of resin casting is pretty bad. Lots of bubbles, uneven and partially lost panel lines, parts that are not completely (fully) cast, and body shell thicker than my finger. Poop. But, nobody did anything better since this was released, so we have what we have. There will be a lot of work to make this look worthy of calling a replica, like fixing bent parts like this: The glass vacuuforms are very vague, the front does not fit. Other parts are not much better, some are just wrong. Just look at the seats…. Luckily, photoetch is of great quality, and will be very useful: That’s all for now. As a base for the model, I will use Italeri 275 GTS kit. There will be obviously any other things and sets used, like wheels, etc. Not decided 100% on the color as of right now. Wish me luck.
  5. Another one in the done column. Great kit, everything fit nice, easy build. Colors are testors diamond dust silver, revving red and the frame is mythical maroon. I did use aftermarket mud flaps, service lines and deck plate. Thanks for looking.
  6. Well, I think this is next up on the bench during my ‘out of work due to Covid ‘ build spree. I’m thinking testors reving red with silver fenders ( subject to change, lol)
  7. WIP: Italeri - Ferrari 275 GTS (Spyder N.A.R.T.) Started October 1, 2019, finished March 11 after over 186 hours. A decent kit to begin with, other than truck tires which ended up on my '69 Chevy pickup. 😅 Opened the doors and trunk, painted with nail 'polish', many scratch-built parts added. Not an exact replica of the Thomas Crown Affair car which had the alloy wheels. Woman is a Shapeways product. Diorama is California Pit Stop, the California Spyder is the focus of that project, but have been utilizing for a studio. My studio, was waiting for an overcast and not breezy day. 😬
  8. Ferrari 275 GTS by Italeri, labeled as the Spyder N.A.R.T. I got this years ago at a local r/c hobby shop that didn't last long, for about $15, I didn't have to think twice about it. Even though I have three WIP started last century, this has been staring at me from the stash. It has got to be the sexiest Ferrari, close second is the 250 GTO which was vying for my attention. My plan is to improve a few things, not go overboard (famous last words). First to go are the horrid truck tires, have a decent set from the horrid Aoshima VW Beetle kit that fit the nice wire wheels, are lower profile and most likely wider than correct, but looks much better. The windshield frame has a broken post, so will embed a steel wire, in both, to make stronger and give a chance of adjustment if required. Looks easy to make the wheels steerable. The headlights are a pet peeve, the center pin in the lens and flat reflector are getting fixed (taillights are similar but just the pin removal should work). I'm seriously thinking of opening the doors, will add steel plates to the chassis and sill before cutting, the door panels are separate so it begs to be done. Plug wires and radiator hoses will *have to* be added. I've collected some cool aftermarket emblems and parts over the years, so even though the decals are nice, that's a *have to*. Have the pearl dark red nail 'polish' picked out. If I'm feeling really ambitious, will vacuum form headlight covers. Started today with the basic assembly of the engine and transaxle, suspension, and other things that are two parts. It's decent quality, needs some mold line scraping, a few parts have flashing, but parts fit really well. I used Testors tube and Flex-i-file liquid glue for steps so far, exception is the rear body where the beautiful spoiler lip could be melted, so used superglue. Also used Squadron putty to fill minor ejection pin marks. Need to think about stance, lowering just 1 mm would help.
  9. Hi folks, I would like to show you this one which I finished around 1 year ago. So right about that, Dann! The reason why I chose the Italeri over the Fujimi is... I don't know! In fact, I like the body shape of the Italeri a bit more, it's a bit wider in the front area, maybe more massive. The Fujimi probably is more true to scale, but I don't know. Anyways, I had bought the Italeri second-hand (some of the body parts were glued but that was all) so it was available. I have the Fujimi Anniversary Countach kit too, but only the non-EM kit without the engine. As I wanted to do one with an engine, this was the one to go for. As with most Italeri kits, the rims and tyres are a complete no-go. Even though the design of the rims itself is not that bad, they are all the same size and imho you just cannot do that on a Countach. As a result of my search on the internet I bought a set of Fujimi aftermarket rims + tyres with MUCH to wide rear tyres. Fortunately those were just right for Marcel_T4's massive Turbo Countach build, so he got them from me... As for my Anniversary Countach, I finally decided to use the rims from my Fujimi kit but as ALL Fujimi Countach tyres are too small in width, I had to add some wider ones from my spare parts box. Another modification that has been made is that I used the the "pointed" rear wing from the Aoshima QV 5000 kit. There are 2 wings included in that kit, the pointed one and the straight one. Back in the day, I always liked the Anniversary Countach without the rear wing but nowadays I think all Countach's except for the LP 400 HAVE to have one... The body color is ZP Lamborghini Blu Caelum, a very beautiful metallic blue which has been sealed with ZP 2k clear. Rims have been painted using AK Interactive's Gun Metal. Enough said, here come the images, hope you like them:
  10. Hey everyone!, this is my Italeri Ferrari California Spyder. A lot of people don't like Italeri, or Testors-Italeri, but apart from slightly brittle plastic, and a million ejection pin marks, they have some great details and textures! I would build one any day over an AMT, REVELL, Monogram, or Lindberg! Its fully detailed, and has Fujimi wheels n tyres, and seats from my spares bin. The carbs are SB from many bits of styrene.
  11. Hello friends, after many hours of work, the model has been finished. Greetings and I hope you like it
  12. Bought this kit and looked up some videos on youtube for this kit. Saw a guy who made seatbelts,so I would give it a shot also. First time ever..not the easiest task
  13. Hello friends, we continue to assemble the model, the engine is finished, the interior of the cabin is made and the decals are placed. You start painting exterior panels with Zero-paint. https://youtu.be/RpOTJsws1js Greetings and I hope you like it
  14. Hello friends, we continue to assemble the model, some parts are painted with primer and then painted with chrome. It is my first truck model that I make of the Italeri brand, I have some problems with the assembly of parts. https://youtu.be/Agy-HIo_LmU If you have not seen the previous parts here I leave the link: Part 1: https://youtu.be/gqYZcCjLrag Part 2: https://youtu.be/QnfScLW7fXE Greetings and I hope you like it
  15. Hello friends, we continue to assemble the model, the steering system has been modified so that the wheels could turn as in reality. Pieces of the cabin are prepared to be painted. The assembly is slowing down due to lack of information in the part painting scheme. https://youtu.be/QnfScLW7fXE If you have not seen the first part here I leave the link: https://youtu.be/gqYZcCjLrag Greetings and I hope you like it
  16. Hello friends, here begins the assembly of my first truck. It's a Scania R730 V8 Streamline "Team Chimera", from the moment I saw it I liked it and I decided to buy it. It is from the Italeri brand at 1/24 scale and it seems that it comes very well detailed with a lot of decals. https://youtu.be/gqYZcCjLrag Greetings and I hope you like it
  17. http://www.scalemodelnews.com/2017/11/funky-music-announces-112-scale-fiat.html
  18. Hello friends Here I bring you this heavy car fighter from the German Wehrmacht. The model is from the Italeri brand at 1/35 scale, painted with camouflage and with a figure. https://youtu.be/52lo5oJrVUc Greetings and I hope you like it
  19. Finaly wrapped this one up. It's the old Italeri kit # 735. I got it for a steal on Ebay a few years ago, and started it late winter. Built it box stock with no additional detailing. Turned out okay. I have to say, I'm not a fan of multi piece bodies! And I found some of the details really fiddly and tricky. Like the rear cab fairing supports. Those were a bugger to get right! And some of the engine details didn't fit quite right. Like the air cleaner assembly. Using the stock holes and slots in the frame wouldn't have worked, as the front inner fender, air cleaner, and intake pipe to the turbo were not all lining up, so I had to cut some tabs and move things around to make them fit. Other than that, no issues to speak of. Paint is Tamiya right from the can; TS-18 Metallic Red, TS-38 Gunmetal. The chassis and trim are four different shades of black. The bulk of which is a Duplicolour bumper paint. The headlights and tail lights were BMF'd before being applied. All in all, I'm fairly happy with how it turned out. Next kit though will hopefully be something smaller, without the multi-piece body!
  20. Well this kit has been an incredibly long WIP. I bought this kit back in the mid-90s when I was still working for Porsche. It was to be one of the kits that got me back into building. So I started it, then promptly stopped working on it. For whatever reason. And now I'm going to finish it. Back when it was new, I decided purple was the colour of choice. And I decided to spray that right onto the body, no prep, no primer, big mistake. So now I've done the purple bath, properly prepped the body, primed it using Tamiya white primer, then sprayed Tamiya Gun Metal. Needs some polishing, but I like how the colour turned out. Interior is now a semi-gloss black, with Model Master Dark Crimson. I think it's a pretty close approximation to Porsche's Oxblood Red. Over the years, the kit's wheels and seats vanished. Thanks to Steve (Intmd8r) I have a set of wheels and tires that could be interesting on this one, going to require some suspension tweaking, but it should look cool when done. I have a set of seats coming from Clearly Scale, so those will look pretty good once in. Not going too nuts with detailing on this one. Just want to finally finish it and have a good looking curbside kit to put on the shelf.
  21. This is the beginning of the Range Rover that won the 1981 Paris-Dakar Rally. Kit Review here. http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/118121-italeri-range-rover-rally/#comment-1711587 No engine, but some interior detail. I have never tried weathering a kit, so this may be a candidate for my first try. The rear was solid, but I cut out the window and tailgate. The mesh above is some I had lying around, the mesh below is from the kit, as well as the two included fire extinguishers. Auxiliary fuel tank and aftermarket tubing Basic detail on the chassis Added seatbelts. Rollcage is standard Prelim fit of what it will look like
  22. So, it's been a while since the last post, here is one I have finished not long ago. Freightliner FLC with some mild changes from the box, decals from Modeltruckin', photo etch parts like nameplates, flap weights, chicken lights and supports from KFS, drive tires from Auslowe, exhaust stand pipes from the Australian Western Star and sleeper from the FLD kit. The wheels of the Moebius trailer swtched to bigger Italeri rims and tires to better match the truck. most decals on the trailer also from Jerry Reeter. Spread axle with scratch built tool boxes, same flap weights as the freight. Color is Tamya pure white and Duplicolor Ford dark green.
  23. Starting a new project. A Opel Blitz TLF 3.6T Firetruck from a Italeri 1:24 scale kit. More on my blog (spanish text only, sorry): http://www.angelnoes.es/2016/03/opel-blitz-tlf-36-motor-italeri-124.html
  24. Thought I'd make a Workbench post of one of my more (for me) extreme builds. This started life as an Italeri Porsche 993 Convertible, bought with the intention of making the Japanese Porsche tuner Rauh Welt Begriff haven't done, a RWB Speedster! Now, there are transkits out there to make a RWB 993, but they are pricey and won't fit this kit, so what to do? You build it yourself of course! This is the kit I bought as the base. And to make the convertible body a Speedster body, I had to make a cover plate, so out came some modeling foam, which I sculpted to fit the body, using reference photos of the older and newer Speedster 911's. The 993 was never built from factory as a Speedster except for very few examples.
  25. going to start an italeri pete as soon as it arrives (b-day present to myself) thinking similar this one or maybe i will use the stock unibilt sleeper without the air deflector...not sure yet tho....take care guys
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