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Ferrari 250 GTO (11/14) update

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First coat on. Color is Tamiya TS-8 Italian Red

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Picked these decals up. Undecided on which number to use for this build.

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Thanks for looking!

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Looking good but a word of caution on the numbers.  The number 7 at Le Mans was a 4 liter with an 

extra large hood bulge.

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Great looking GTO, very nice work. I have this kit and some of the detail parts, including the HRM engine kit. I am afraid to get started on it, which means I will sit on it forever probably :)

Some of the photo etch and machined parts I had ordered from Strada before he decided  to take the money and run. So, I never got the wire wheels, the carb stacks or the exhaust tips. Maybe that's why mine sits on the shelf collecting dust.

Truly one of the greatest Ferrari racers, classic style that never goes out of style.

Keep up the great work and I'll be checking back.

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It would be a shame to cover up that chassis & engine!

looks great.

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Just a small update. Here's my attempt at building the leather hood straps. I used real leather, wire and spare PE parts.

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Gary- Thanks for the tip! I wanted to make this a 'fantasy' build and I liked the look of the no. 25 and no. 7 roundel decals the best. I probably will only be using the roundels from the decal set. The no. 25 set was actually for a series II '64 GTO.

Bill - sorry to hear about that. The amount of after market parts available for this already nice kit makes this a really enjoyable build.

 

Thanks for looking in.

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While waiting for the body to completely dry I started in on the trim pieces.

Fitting the HD PE rims on the head light covers was a bit tricky but they look great once completed. The four rivets add a nice and very realistic touch.

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Mocked up the covers with the head lights.

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I used clear sheet styrene to make the side windows. The kit side windows look too thick and I wanted an opening to view the interior.

 

Cut-up kit front/side window piece.

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Thanks!

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All these thinner, smaller and more difficult to handle parts can be a real trial to install, but they are well worth it for the enormous step up in realism they provide. Build on!

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Polished the body and got the decals on. Roundel decals were slightly too large and a little transparent but i’m happy with the result. I hope the clear coat goes on without any problems and also hides some of the mistakes with the decals :rolleyes:. Thanks for looking

 

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Very nice Jason  !!

may I ask how you achieved the decal cut at panel/door lines,...?

re; was the decal still wet, or....

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Beautiful work Jason.

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Very nice Jason  !!

may I ask how you achieved the decal cut at panel/door lines,...?

re; was the decal still wet, or....

Thank you Bruce. I cut the decals at the panel lines when they were semi dry. After applying decals I dried them out a bit with a hair dryer and then carefully made the cuts. 

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It would be a shame to cover up that chassis & engine!

looks great.

i was thinking exactly that! i think i wud personally finish the body and place it next to the chassis, do i dare say it, best build ive seen so far in terms of details and attention to these details.......

This build sparked the 250GTO part of my heart again, looks like ill need to buy one in the future (after ive finished all the kits ive currently got sitting on the shelf! Due to it all being "low" prices you end up buying lots everytime and when u add it all up it still becomes alot of money :rolleyes:)

Cant wait to see this thing finished! 

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Hi,

This really should be displayed in a museum or somewhere for public viewing as it's perfect.

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Thanks for all the comments and following along. Happy to inspire some more 250 GTO builds; can’t wait to see em. Decals look sufficiently dry so I’ll put down the first clear coat tonight...

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