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Big, Bad, and Blue... Revell Ferrari 599 GTO

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I've been working on this one for a while now- it's the Revell Ferrari 599 GTO. Paint is Tamiya Deep Blue Metallic with livery decals from Hobby Design. The roof is painted in Tamiya Gunmetal with a coat of clear satin to protect it. I also used the Hobby Design photoetch detail set for this model, which I can't recommend highly enough- all the grilles and mesh come with the set, as well as the slick tread-plate interior floors. I used Scale Motorsport "High Definition" carbon fiber decals throughout the model- under the hood, all through the interior, and on the rear diffuser. This was easily the most challenging aspect of the build, as it was my first time working with these amazing decals, but I'm really proud of how all the CF turned out. It's such a noticeable part of the real car that it had to turn out right.

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The four-point harnesses were done with cloth medical tape "dyed" with a yellow sharpie. The hardware came in the Hobby Design set. I used Detail Master flocking applied with spray-mount to represent the blue Alcantara "suede" interior parts- the GTO doesn't have carpet. The seat buckets were done in carbon fiber, but the pattern doesn't show up well in this shot.

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On to some shots of the finished model...

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Very cool, nice job

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Here's a better shot of that rear diffuser... I'm really pleased with how this turned out. Note the mesh inserts around the exhausts.

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Here's that big swath of CF in the engine bay... I kept the engine detail pretty simple, just using a few photoetched scripts to dress things up. The fiddly and complicated photoetched wipers are also visible in this shot.

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And finally, here's the GTO with the last Ferrari to wear that name... I really need to get on that Italeri 250 GTO I have gathering dust!

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Overall, I was really impressed with the Revell 599 GTO kit. The fit was excellent and the finished model represents its subject well. I did lower the suspension by about two scale inches, as I thought it just sat too high out of the box. The Hobby Design photoetched set gets high marks, too, and I'm going to be buying a LOT more of the Scale Motorsports CF decals for future projects... they're really amazing.

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Beautiful job Jay! I have all 3 GTOs & yet to build any! Lol. I've used SM CF also & it's great stuff. There is a company that makes correct 599 GTO sized wheels/tyres... Just can't recall their name... But I've gotta get their wheel set... So much better than Revell's attempts these days.

Cheers Cliff

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Beautiful builds.

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Way cool GTO! The blue look all but black until the rear end shot. Cool idea on harnesses.

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Very nice indeed!! Love the color combo and the racing harness's. Job well done!!

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nice build Jason!

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Very slick. Great job !

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Excellent build..

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sweet

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Excellent built, congratulations!

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Very nice!

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Great build of that Ferrari! Excellent color scheme. Nice job on the CF decals; I used them on the Tamiya Porsche GT1 and they were a challenge!

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Nicely done

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Lovely job, Jason... it looks really wicked! I love that last shot as well... they look "just like the real thing"!

bestest,

M.

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Looks great....I need to pick up a few of the revell Ferrari kits they all seem to build up nice.

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Pure awesomeness! That interrior looks amazing! Great work!

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Amazing builds, nice and shiny.

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GREAT BUILDS!!! Love the 599 Interior...

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Came out awesome! Glad you kept the yellow mirrors.

Really like the low side shot. Great photography.

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Lovely job, Jason... it looks really wicked! I love that last shot as well... they look "just like the real thing"!

bestest,

M.

Thanks, Matt. Your build, in particular the heads-up on the fit of the "flying buttresses", really helped on this one. Now get back to work on that Maserati!

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Came out awesome! Glad you kept the yellow mirrors.

Really like the low side shot. Great photography.

Thanks, Tim. The yellow mirrors definitely work better with the additional yellow touches on the body and interior. I'm glad I kept them too!

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This is a beautiful build , great paint and awesome detail.

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