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Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona/Competizione *

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Ok first of all, I think to myself, you can't do another Red Ferrari...

So I thought, maybe a cool cruiser...

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So I started doodling on the engine,...

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Mr. RandyD came thru with a couple awesome distributors from HRM

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So with the engine well on it's way, I started doing some research,.... (opposite of "plan your build, and build your plan"),...sorry Ace,..( where are you? )

Then I found her

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Now this,  is going to require some modifications, but I love the story,...

Guy walks into a Ferrari dealership..

Sales man says,.."What can I help you with?".."

Guy says, "I want a 365 GTB/4 Daytona, in RED"

Sales man.."No problem, gonna take a year to get it,...they're handmade, yanow? !"Guy says, "No problem, I'll wait for perfection"

...And a deal is struck...

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Car comes in in like half the time and sales man starts turning it into a Competizione ....say it with me( that's 6 syllables folks)

So he can race it before handing it over to the paying customer,..Whhaaaat!

https://silodrome.com/ferrari-365-gtb4-daytona-competizione/

True story

So now I had a plan...

I kept working on the engine while I played with the body

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Started cutting up the front end

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...and that's where we sit so far...

Comments and critiques welcome

Cheers

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I have that kit!  But who knows when I'll build it, a few others to choose from.  Now I'll have to look for just distributors, I recently got a whole HRM engine.

Isn't there a Comp... a ....... zoomie kit already?  ;)  Look forward to see your progress!

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Looking forward to this project Bruce, you're off to a great start. 

HRM offers a trans-kit for the later competition cars:  body w/fender fences, wheel flares & monster wheels/tires.

Italeri also produced a plastic kit of the GTB/C.

I have both the trans-kit and the Italeri kit in the stash.

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This is gonna be exceptional!!…...always loved how tough these racers looked!.....I have that kit as well, got it from a great guy.....JC!.  This odly enough is what I wanted to do with mine, but I think that I will look for that Italeri one that JC showed. I will most definitely be following this one!!

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2 hours ago, afx said:

Looking forward to this project Bruce, you're off to a great start. 

HRM offers a trans-kit for the later competition cars:  body w/fender fences, wheel flares & monster wheels/tires.

Italeri also produced a plastic kit of the GTB/C.

I have both the trans-kit and the Italeri kit in the stash.

Image result for italeri ferrari 365 gtb c

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Thanks, JC....now I gotta buy another kit!!...lmao

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31 minutes ago, Dann Tier said:

Thanks, JC....now I gotta buy another kit!!...lmao

You'll have to find your own this time Dann - not giving my kit up. :D

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Just now, afx said:

You'll have to find your own this time Dann - not giving my kit up. :D

LMAO......darnnit!!

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Sacrilege!

Just kidding, great start. Enthusiast kits are ill fitting, so doing a conversion at the same time - you are a brave man.

Good luck to you, you'll need it!

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4 hours ago, afx said:

Looking forward to this project Bruce, you're off to a great start. 

HRM offers a trans-kit for the later competition cars:  body w/fender fences, wheel flares & monster wheels/tires.

Italeri also produced a plastic kit of the GTB/C.

I have both the trans-kit and the Italeri kit in the stash.

 

 

As do I.
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Not all the comp cars ran with the fender strakes (fences).

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GREAT start!  I love these cars and you are on to something really good!

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2 hours ago, Italianhorses said:

Italeri is a GREAT kit. 

Two years ago, when I got back into the modelling hobby after a break of almost 20 years, I was focused on US car models of all various kinds. And I traded this Italeri kit against a Bullitt Mustang and a Plymouth Superbird. Molto stupido... :wacko:

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7 hours ago, Italianhorses said:

Gerry, looking at your pictures is like looking at my stash. Feels really weird. Might be even sitting on the shelf in the same order. :)

That is in the moving box getting ready to get back to Washington State.  I have a slew more Ferraris.

 

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2 hours ago, Tommy124 said:

Two years ago, when I got back into the modelling hobby after a break of almost 20 years, I was focused on US car models of all various kinds. And I traded this Italeri kit against a Bullitt Mustang and a Plymouth Superbird. Molto stupido... :wacko:

I hope you're feeling better now, Thomas!!….lol

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