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A regular customer of mine asked me if I could convert a Ferrari 458 into the one Liberty Walk tuned up.

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I gladly took on the challenge and ordered everything that was necessary.

The base for it is the 1:24 Fijimi model of the Ferrari 458 Italia.

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This is what is in the box. Over all very promising looking and typical Fijimi.

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This is a transkit that I am going to use. It came from Honk Kong and it includes a new front bumper, new front lip, rear wing, wheels and tires, side skirts, rear diffusor and the four fender flares.
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Honestly, guys, I don't know who the kit is made by and how much did it cost. It was sent to me from my customer, who commissioned the build. I had to find the Fujimi kit, which surprisingly was not that simple. It came from Hobby Japan and was just under $50

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First order of business was to cut off the front bumper with a jeweler saw.

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Then I glued the rocker panels and the rear bumper, which are all original kit pieces.

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Gluing the resin front bumper was kind of tricky. After scratching my head a little, I decided to first glue in the headlight buckets, so I could use them to alight the front bumper. It worked out pretty good.

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And now I have a complete body to work with.

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This is DEFINITELY my new favorite topic! So excited to see it posted. I too have the same exact kit planned so I'll be watching very closely. Can't wait to see how it turns out and I am certainly gonna need some advice so I hope you can give as much input as possible. Good luck! Hope it goes well for you.

BTW......for the guys asking, I ordered my transkit from Hobby Easy, as I do with most of my supplies. Shipping is ridiculously quick to USA and prices are very competitive to other online shops. The transkit I ordered is made by Hobby Design and was about the $100 range.

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BTW......for the guys asking, I ordered my transkit from Hobby Easy, as I do with most of my supplies. Shipping is ridiculously quick to USA and prices are very competitive to other online shops. The transkit I ordered is made by Hobby Design and was about the $100 range.

I do as well. I ordered on 30 October and the entire order was here Monday. I'm STILL waiting on my order from Hobby Linc. Gotta give those guys 2-3 days just to process the order, let alone pull it from their stock and then ship it. Anyway, Hobby Easy seemingly has EVERYTHING! Them and Hobby Link Japan.

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I like the idea so...................

Is it going to look something like this?

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Not color wise. The wheels are going to be black and the entire fender flares are going to be carbon fiber. I guess at the end there may be more black looking parts on the car than white.

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OK Michael I'll continue to watch your build with great interest! I've got the Toyota 86 with all the bits plus two extra packs of wide arches (fenders) coming from HLJ. Hopefully I can fit the extra arches to a few Porsche 911's I have on the shelf!

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I like the idea so...................

Is it going to look something like this?

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The white with red wheels is the look that got me to purchase the aftermarket kit for mine. Although Michael has a great color combo that has me thinking otherwise. I think either way it can't go wrong. Can't wait to see yours all done and finally get mine started.

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