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This Ferrari 250GT Spyder California was a rebuild that I first completed 20 plus years ago. It was not a bad build but the orange peel in the paint was terrible.

When a couple of trim pieces fell off I decided to see how far I could take it apart and it seemed to cooperate.

I kept the overall look it had before but lowered the stance and added MG brand wire wheels and tires.they almost have a big and little kind of look.the paint was an experiment using Tamils mica red then clear red and finally red russet pearl in clearcoat. I also added some 3D badges from model factory hiro and replaced the kit seats for something I had in my parts bin.

Although not perfect I’m much happier with this on the shelf now.

thanks for looking.

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Gorgeous!  Not familiar with MG wheels.  Very nice restoration, and considering how scarce the kits are, about all one can do.

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A very worthwhile restoration exercise, I think it looks great. The mica paintwork nicely brings out the shape.

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She's a real beauty!  Love the colour & gleaming chrome ?

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Hi Russell!

Great rescue indeed. Bravo!

Now with the question: you mention pearl in the clear coat. Did-you mix and airbrush it? Or used Tamya's Pearl clear as an intercoat before the final clear? Just curious...

CT

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Thanks for all the replies!

Claude, to answer your question I picked up from a craft store years ago a whole assortment of pearl powders. I add some to my clear then airbrush as a mid coat then go over that with straight clear.

hope this helps.

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Fan-dang-tastic! Purist or not, that is a beautiful restoration.

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1 hour ago, m3fan said:

Thanks for all the replies!

Claude, to answer your question I picked up from a craft store years ago a whole assortment of pearl powders. I add some to my clear then airbrush as a mid coat then go over that with straight clear.

hope this helps.

HI!

Thanks for the reply.

I also have some of those, from MIchael's. In my case, the brand is Jacquard, if I remember correctly. Good product. I bought a quart of their powder directly from the factory two years ago, and used it with great results on a 1/1 car.

CT 

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Nothing wrong with this build. I think it looks great.  The wheels really make it.  (yah...and I like my Ferrari's too)

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Great restoration Russ. Really like your colour choice. As someone else mentioned - not familiar with MG wheels

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That turned out great Russell. Nice work ?

I was half expecting an LS engine in it judging by your title though ?

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11 hours ago, Fish_65 said:

I was half expecting an LS engine in it judging by your title though ?

Same here - I think it is a great looking build.   By the title, I was anticipating a dragster or at least a scoop sticking through the hood.  :D

 

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LOL! Good point I chose the title based on the non factory colour and “ hot rod” stance but thanks for looking

39 minutes ago, Jonathan said:

Same here - I think it is a great looking build.   By the title, I was anticipating a dragster or at least a scoop sticking through the hood.  :D

 

 

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I have one of those kits. I've always had plans to make a Ferris Bueller replica from it. I know it wasn't a real Ferrari, but it was SUPPOSED to be one in the movie, so why not?

Yours shows how close it looks to the movie car!

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Hi Russell, another beautiful paint job sir. I’m no purist, that paint colour looks amazing!  Shiny. I’m with the others, I was expecting tubs and a hood scoop!

Cheers, Steve

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