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Your paintwork is fantastic. 

I had always heard/thought that these didn't build up well. Stance, wheel fitment, overall details...just didn't work. I think you're proving that wrong.

Awesome work on my fav Ferrari.

 

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Thank you  Iam Superdan and Dogfish. The model is not nice. The plastic is kind of brittle , a lot of sinkmarks, the stock stance is terrible. But if you go into it knowing this, fix all the problems the kit is ok. The dimensions seem to be good. I thought this would be a breeze but again I was wrong. Thank you guys very much for the great comments.

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Rear shot before rear bumper goes on

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Thank you funky chiken . These next pics is what I did to get the ride height correct. And what I did to get the wheel and tire to set inside the wheelhouse correctly. Other wise the car would set too high and the tires would stick out. I drilled the disc brakes to fit inside the wheel. If you do it by the testors instructions the tires will stick out of the body. I cut off the spindle shafts and put them on the wheel. Drilled a small hole to put a piece of round brass stock. I drilled the front spindle with two hole locations and the rear with three hole locations. Gives me options on ride height. I will then epoxy the rear wheels , then the next day do the same to the front. I just dry fit the tire /wheel for the photos. Hope this helps with this car. 

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Wow!!, FANTASTIC job on this fussy kit!!.....i got one just to compare it to my Fujimi version, and discovered that its actually a Very nice kit!!

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Wow! Simply beautiful workmanship. The paint is amazing! Great job.

Later-

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Thank you DannTier, thank you Peter, thank you Modbldr for your comments. Putting the glass in now . It’s very brittle. Hope the chassis goes into the body. The rear glass has to fit a channel so this may be nerve racking. Hoping for the best

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Put the chassis and interior into the body. I was impressed as the body went on without any problems. Rear glass mounted into the channel with ease for some reason. I thought I might have to fight it but did not. Tomorrow the wheels to the car. 

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Well just about finished. Mirrors and wipers next. So fat I’m happy with the results. 88FBD7D3-9723-44EE-8A3F-E023BDEA8EF7.thumb.jpeg.62bcd8790cf809e28084a70f9eba8a9d.jpeg

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FINISHED!!! Tough kit. I’m happy with the results. 

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Very nicely done, especially considering the kit you started with

I have the big 1/16 Fujimi 288 GTO sitting in the stash awaiting its turn for attention....one day

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Thank you Twokidsnosleep. I also have two kids but they are older. One 30 and the other 16. So I do get a little sleep. LOL unless they need money, then it’s no sleep! 

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I don't always check out the exotics threads cuz they just aren't my bag, but I'm glad I did here. Real nice paint, clean building and real patience dealing with a lousy kit. Outstanding work.

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Thank you dragmodels44 and thank you Jantrix. Jantrix your comment on a lousy kit is correct. I noticed that I started out saying it wasn’t bad to it’s a rough kit. The more I got into it , the kit was getting worse. Seems like they did some good on the details but failed on other things. The sinkmarks and the stock stance are very bad. The plastic is different also. I tried a white primer and the red plastic bled right thru. Turned the body pink. So I sanded that off and used a automotive primer. PPG one choice grey automotive primer. This held it down. I bought this kit for $5 at a swap meet. I opened the box before I bought it and what sold me was the grills on the body. So I thought the rest of the kit was good. Boy was I wrong. But it worked out. Not the best 288 GTO but it came out ok. Thanks for all your comments.

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