1/24 Ferrari 612 first time car build from an aircraft guy.


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Hi guys, I am new at modeling cars as I am an aircraft modeler, well at least I have not done one for at least 40 years. I have started on the Revell Ferrari 612. I got as far as the engine and then I did not like some of my masking on the plenum so am doing it over again. I am posting my pics to hope to get some tips from you guys>

Here are some photos of the engine OOB before I resprayed the plenum:

I was not finished painting the red parts and that is why I started over on this part.

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Here is where I am now I am going to do the top end of the engine again. I

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Looking good! I don't know any tips that might help you, as this looks great already!

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Great start, looking super clean, Nicely done!

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Very nice work so far. :) This is a fun kit. It goes together very well.

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Your aircraft experience has put you in good stead.That's such clean painting you've done.I wish I could be that neat.

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I have gotten the engine complete. Also the body has been primered in Tamiya grey primer and wet sanded. I will give it a coat of white primer tomorrow as I am going to paint it red. Do you guys paint interior body things like headliner etc. before or after painting the exterior color?

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I love this car! Can't wait to see more progress. I've built it three times and recall that it goes together really well.

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You are doing a great job on this so far Geoffrey!

I love Ferrari's so of course I am riveted to this!!

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Looking absolutely fantastic so far, you may have to adjust the ride height, some of these Revell Ferraris; are inclined to sit a bit too heigh on the suspension, other than that they are great kits.

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Do you guys paint interior body things like headliner etc. before or after painting the exterior color?

Geoffrey, I paint my headliners and any other areas that need to be painted in the interior after the body has been painted, it's usually the last thing I do prior to assembly of the body and chassis.

Great job on the re-work of the top of the engine, it looks great! I would show you a picture of the engine in my 612, but it's not quite the same,,,,

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Very nice paint finishes and detailing on that engine. I think it's we who could use some tips from you!

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I got some color on it. It is my first time painting with a rattle can and it is a bit different than using an airbrush. It is not perfect or should I say I wish it came out a bit better, but I can live with it.

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Sorry for the multiple posts, here are some pics in natural light.

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