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FXX Updated 8-29-2016

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Tamiya Ferrari FXX with addition of Scale Motorsport Super Detail Set , Studio 27 Interior carbon decals, and Hobby Design fuel filler ports. 

So i picked up this Scale Motorsport Super Detail set at a hobby shop in KC. It was on the self for a few years so asked if they would give me a discount on it. So they knocked it down to $100. Every where I have seen it it is $150 plus. After looking at it it has a lot of nice pieces, but leaves a lot out. It has all the exterior carbon to replicate Jean Todt's FXX and nice aluminum, 2 photo etched frets, and resin calipers. What i don't like is they don't include bolts for areas where the shocks mount or the engine bay supports. And no interior carbon, or wiring. It is a very nice kit but not what i consider super detail. So i will add so more detail myself. 

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The firewall details are sanded off and replaced by nice aluminum oil tank, and some styrene, with photo etched brackets.

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the rear shocks have to be cut up and replaced with aluminum parts. This is a part i wish would have included bolts.

rear suspension frame mount modification. 

Shock parts 

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When it comes to the engine bay supports the Detail Set has you cut the rod ends off and drill the shaft to except photo etched rod ends. I didn't like that idea so I bought some brass tubing, RB Motion rod ends, and Hobby Design Bolts and made my own. Will use the Detail set brackets.

this is the detail set rod ends 

And this is what I came up with.

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Now the wheels the Detail Set has really nice spindles and center nut. You have to drill out center of kit wheels and put in a aluminum insert.

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   Wow!!  That looks very interesting!  I look forward to more.

 

       David S.

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Ive been wanting to get that Superdetail kit for years, Will be watching with great interest! Good luck I cant wait to see more!!!

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A great start. I have the MFH detail kit for mine. Will be watching this , it will make me want to build mine. Well done

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Was hoping to have a lot more done by now. But started new job, then had to have emergency nasal surgery last week. so not much done.

Really like the photo etched heat shield on the cam cover.

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Here are the braes from Scale Motorsport kit.. The center lug shaft was bigger then the hole in the discs so i had to drill it out a hair.

Next I will start the carbon from Studio 27. After I get of pain killers.

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I have the Studio 27 Super Detail set for my McLaren MP4/4. I've been looking forward/dreading building it. 

 

When I get my back projects finished I'll bring it to the bench.

 

I'll refer to your build for inspiration as it is superb.

 

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