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Ferrari 512s progress

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Ok, it's small progress, but at least I got the cobwebs blown off for a bit... The Ferrari kit came with both resin and PE winglets and spoilers. Some time back, I had made a one piece rear spoiler from .020" sheet. This morning, I tackled the front winglets. The resin parts were too thick to look right, and the PE parts are so thin, that they would easily be knocked off. To add strength, I cut slots in the body with a razor saw blade, using the moulded in alignment bosses as a guide. Because the nose of the car is a tad assymmetrical, I used the PE parts as a guide to make new winglets from some .010" sheet. Still need to refine the shapes just a bit, but it'll look good once painted. Is it perfect? no, but niether is the kit, and I can live with it.

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Looking good so far! I was wondering about this project a few days ago. I'm very interested in following it up. Keep the updates coming!

Thanks,

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Brian, they look great to me. I look forward to seeing this completed as well.

Sometimes doing just a little bit each night or day is enough to really get you going.

Chris

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Thanx guys!

Had a little time this evening, so I worked on the final shape of the winglets. Now that I see it up on it's wheels, I think I got em right where they need to be. Hoping to really find my muse again and get motivated to get back at the bench more often...

Ferrari-512s-07.jpg

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i really look forward to seeing this done..it is just a cool looking car...

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Looks good man! I'm glad those cobwebs were permanent.

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Looking good old buddy

Mal.au

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I really like the way that is shaping up Brian. Great work so far, and I really hope you get inspired to make more progress with it. :D

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Alert the media! Brian Fowler is back at the bench! :shock: Exotic sports cars aren't exactly my thing but that is gonna be an awesome car. Glad to see you're back at it!

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Alert the media! Brian Fowler is back at the bench! :shock: ...

Easy there, Andy. Still trying to get my muse back, don't want all the fuss to scare it away again 8)

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The winglets look great from here, Brian.

Man, that is such a beautiful racer! Be patient, your muse knows best. Just follow...

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Great work on the Porsche 917K's enemy!!!

A question, who makes this kit?

Simón

Thanx guys!

Had a little time this evening, so I worked on the final shape of the winglets. Now that I see it up on it's wheels, I think I got em right where they need to be. Hoping to really find my muse again and get motivated to get back at the bench more often...

ferrari-mockup.jpg

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Thanx!

It's a Fisher Model & Pattern kit, and comes with a photo-etched fret and a set of vac-formed clear parts.

http://fishermodels.com/

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OK,...Thanks a lot!

Simón

Thanx!

It's a Fisher Model & Pattern kit, and comes with a photo-etched fret and a set of vac-formed clear parts.

http://fishermodels.com/

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