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DSC07000.JPG.e1ede61d6adc1c330ac7221dd707756c.JPGI have long wanted to do this conversion and had this Fujimi kit and a Renassaisance photo etch set for many years. I found a Hobbitime conversion kit to do the rear deck  and that made this project a reality. Although it still took quite a bit of work as the resin conversion pieces still took a lot of filling, sanding and fitting. In the end it was worth it. Paint is Testors 1104 dark red and this matches my earlier berlinetta version. I have included a photo of both.  Pictures with captions will tell the rest of the story. Thanks for looking. 

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I really fussed over the steering wheel but it paid off. Seats are sprayed with Mr Color Character Red and then a brown wash. Kit PE for  the hardware and silk thread for the belts. Gotta luv the machined gear lever.DSC06985.JPG.329d8510ad42019c9c28799f45ed63fd.JPG

That radiator was over 45 seperate pieces of PE. It barely shows through the front scoop. DSC06991.JPG.9b001fbdb0c7c14e3d89a4e06562e318.JPG

Discovered this trick. Lay the photo etch on masking tape and trim with a scissors. Its easier to grab hold of them in a pair of pliers to grind down the little nubbins too. They don't go flying. I was getting rather tired of scrounging on the floor for tiny PE pieces and this solved that issue. 

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This shot of the car reminds me of a line from the movie Ford vs Ferrari when Christian Bales character (Ken Miles) remarked "if this had been a beauty contest...we just lost" It show the lines of this car quite nicely and you can see why this car is considered one of the most beautiful race cars ever. 

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 The chrome trim on the vacuum form side windows is chrome tape cut down thin. DSC07001.JPG.5535cad3d4ce2cea60396b5daffac17e.JPG

I omitted the front winglets on this car as i thought it interfered with the lines. I may add them later after looking at the berlinetta. 

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These tiny number marker lights are two pieces. A PE base and turned light housing. It took some special technique to get them attached. But the PE adds greatly to the detail. DSC07006.JPG.54437b1c875631a5d24cce79974ffec6.JPG

Here are both Fujimi kits. The berlinetta was done about 7yrs ago and the diecast is a Hot Wheels. 

Edited by Rich Chernosky
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Nice build Rich, I have done one also, great minds think alike!!

Dave B

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Looks great! I recently bought the Renaissance conversion too and your build gives me inspiration.

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9 hours ago, Lizard Racing said:

Fabulous work! What scale are these? They look too detailed to be 1:24.

The models are both 1/24  , the diecast 1/64. Thanks for the compliment

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Outstanding build of the spyder Rich.  The detail added with the PE is pretty amazing.  The tips are very welcome too.

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12 hours ago, Dave B said:

Nice build Rich, I have done one also, great minds think alike!!

Dave B

Thanks Dave...maybe I will tear into that Shadow soon too. 

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27 minutes ago, Gramps46 said:

Outstanding build of the spyder Rich.  The detail added with the PE is pretty amazing.  The tips are very welcome too.

Thank you Gary, always appreciate the compliments. 

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Extraordinarily beautiful model of an extraordinarily beautiful racing car. Well built.

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