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Ferrari 250 GTO (11/23) update

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Hi everyone,

Here's my next build I just started. Fujimi kit with lots of nice details planned. Thanks for looking in!

 

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My progress so far..

Ready for primer. Body lightly sanded and deepened panel lines

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I'll be using Borrani wire wheels from Model Factory Hiro and the kit tires. I assembled one Borrani for body/chassis fit check. The MFH Borrani's look great compared to the kit wheels.

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HRM's resin motor looks fantastic. Can't wait to get it painted to see all the details. I just hope I can assemble it correctly, the throttle mechanism in particular looks tricky... 

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Here's the HRM motor next to the kit motor. The kit motor is decent so I'm planning to make it into a display engine.

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Some other detail goodies i'm planning on incorporating.

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This should be enjoyable to watch! A great car, a nice kit and cool aftermarket parts.

Thanks for posting!

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I love GTO's so I'll definately be be watching for updates.

I have more than a few projects on the go before I start mine cause the wife will kill me if I start another LOL.

Edgar

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Which GTO in particular are you doing?

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Which GTO in particular are you doing?

No particular chassis number , I'm just gonna build it the way I think looks good :). Body will be Tamiya Italian Red with white round number decals (no. 7 or 25 haven't decided yet). Interior will be pretty bare. Thanks for looking!

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Nice project.
I have one Fujimi kit and one Revell/Protar kit of the GTO myself.

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I'm looking forward to seeing this build progress,i've yet to add this kit to my collection.

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Great to see you building this one Jason !!!

Those  MFH wheels look terrific and can't wait to see the motor built up !

 

Randy

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Nice project. I have the same kit and detail bits except for the HRM enine (something I will have to look up). Keep the updates coming, looking forward to them

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Hi everyone, thanks for following along so far.

I got all the primer coats on the body and most of the painting done on the chassis + other parts. Just got a beautiful set of aluminum funnel stacks and photo etch & resin steering wheels to add some more detailing.

Thanks for looking in!

 

 

First primer coat (Tamiya Light Grey)

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Second primer coat (Tamiya White)

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Final primer coat (Tamiya Pink)

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Some more detailing goodies..

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Like the new goodies Jason,  where did you find those steering wheels????

Randy

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Like the new goodies Jason,  where did you find those steering wheels????

Randy

I was going to ask the same thing.

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Wow stunning work so far! Following this one

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Ditto!

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Like the new goodies Jason,  where did you find those steering wheels????

Randy

I was going to ask the same thing.

thanks for the comments everyone.

Randy, Mike - I got the steering wheels off ebay from bestbalsakits. Each one has a back and front resin piece with a PE part in the middle.

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Hi guys. Finally got enough done to post something. The HRM engine is a challenge for me but I think it be a great addition to this already outstanding kit.

Thanks for looking in!

 

Chassis partially completed.

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The PE brake discs from Hobby Design look great. Too bad I have to leave the brake calipers off as the Borrani wire wheels wouldn't fit properly with them in the way.

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Mock up of interior tub.

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I had a heck of a time trying to assemble the throttle mechanism on the HRM engine. After lots of swearing (which the instructions warned I would do.. lol) and lost parts I managed to complete it.. It may not be perfect and I definitely didn't follow the instructions 100% but I'm pretty happy with the result.

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Also got the distributors wired.

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Awesome work so far - looking forward to seeing that italian red go on! 

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Great work,,I love this race car  era by Ferrari, love your build so far as well!

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Nice work,

Ive been looking at these kits on ebay. Might actually pull the trigger on one yet . These are about the only Ferrari cars I care much for.

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Dear G*d !! (apologies), this is going to be a fantastic project to follow...

 

Ian.

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I agree, you are loaded up with goodies for this build

I am following along for sureB)

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these details are great, but the car is worth it!

 

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This is going to be a top-notch build, especially with all the detail goodies!

 I'll be watching your progress with great interest 

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Thank you for all the comments everybody.

 

Just a small update, getting close to finishing the engine and engine compartment. Made a chassis no. plate - it's a shame the kit doesn't provide a decal for this. Thanks for looking in!

 

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Engine & chassis look great.

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