Fujimi Ferrari F430 "Shinryaku Ika"

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Wow!!!!!!!

What a beautiful racecar!!!!!

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This kit was very expensive. My heart rate was up and pounding like i was being watched by thousands of people as i put the decals on. It was like i was in the decal superbowl or something.

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And the crowd goes wild.........

The decals laid down great. The only issue was that all the clear sections holding the tentacles should have been removed before install. Had to cut them on the car. That was hard. Did not want to ruin one of the better paint jobs i have ever done.

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The seats were covered with KA Models B-sheet carbon fiber decals

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How much was this kit?

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Like 70 something bucks. The regular f430 challange kits run less than 40.

They are getting hard to find and more expensive on ebay each day.

I was alittle let down that wheel and other decals were not in the kit. I will have to scavenge a number plate from somewhere

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A hard day of modeling produced this. I wasted some carbon decal on the inside because you cant even see it.

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Here i applied some kevlar to the wheel well. It has 900 angles.

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Worse thing is is, i dont even know if this car has kevlar but some japanese sports cars do and i just had to do it.

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wow! great decal work, i love that carbon fiber, and the kevlar. way cool!

cheers

bryan

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That is some decal work you've got going on there!

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i love Squidgirl even more awesome as a Ferrari Itasha

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Body plus glass and window trim.

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Carbon fiber front skid plate

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Rear under skirt in carbon. Got to touch up one or two areas.

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definetely some impressive decal work! nice job

cheers

bryan

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Excellent. Looks like you're winning in the decal Super Bowl (I can't tell, though - have you scored the panel lines, like doors, etc., where they're covered by the decals?)

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Very cool! And very nice work. The Challenge version of this kit is on my list to build an ALMS version.

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well she got kicked to the side for a few months but i am going to pound it out now. i am just going sick the parts together and it will end up what it is.

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one thing is, fujimi did not include the ferrari decals for the engine and car. so now i dont have any detail for the engine.

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vary nice clean work u did there thats a cool car

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Shunko makes the Super GT number plate decals.

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10189121

They are sold out now but you might want to put yourself on Hobby Search's waiting list e-mail. Shunko re-release their decals from time to time, but if you don't pre-order them by the time they are available they would be all sold out.

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I bought several of these to build a ALMS car and was disappointed when I opened it to discover that it was just a Challenge kit with these decals basically. I already had some Challenge kits anyway !! I probably won't use the decals on this, unless I wanna torture myself !!! :unsure:

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Wow! Great work on the decals. I have always been intrigued by the "character" cars but never purchased one. Yours is looking really cool.

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Looks awesome Gary. It's weird, but I never thought of decal-ing the body before assembly. What's your workflow? Do you just clear-coat and then decal, or do you polish/wax and then decal.

And being a newb at decals, do you apply a top coat of something to protect them?

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clean , looks great

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Looks awesome Gary. It's weird, but I never thought of decal-ing the body before assembly. What's your workflow? Do you just clear-coat and then decal, or do you polish/wax and then decal.

And being a newb at decals, do you apply a top coat of something to protect them?

i always base coat with the paint. remove any trash in the finish up to 12000 and then polish with a buffing compound. i then apply the decals using micro sol. i put down a light clear coat a few times. when the 3rd light coat is dry i lay down a wet coat. i then sand with 4000 on up to 12000 then buff and wax. if you go to hard on the polishing u may cut into the decals. so go light.

i always clear my deals to protect them on a project like this. i wont clear if the decals are small or they would look dumb with clear on them

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