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Ferrari F50 clear body

Rich Chernosky

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My local hobby shop is running a clear body challenge. Everyone in our group has some kind of clear body model. Had this Tamiya 1/24 Ferrari in the stash and already had its painted body counterpart done. Kit went together well (except some decals) but special care had to be taken assembling the body.  Mostly clear type glues were used and they don't have a tremendous amount of strength. But assembly went well and it has stayed together. More info below pictures.


Only the mirrors were painted red. Mr Color #5. Chassis slipped into the body fairly easy...whew!


Rear view is where most of the detail is. Metal emblems were included in the kit...a nice touch.


Side view with the optional berlinetta top. It replaces the headrests in the previous picture. 


Lots and lot of engine detail so I didn't bother to add much more. Interesting feature of this kit is that the engine assembly attaches to the upper body instead of the chassis. Once I figured out how it slipped in (goes in fully assembled BTW) it was pretty slick and stayed in place. Tried as hard as I could but those wrinkles just wouldn't come out of the decals. Rear deck opens but you don't notice them with it closed. 


Had to take a picture of the whole tribe.  Back two are 1/18 Maisto diecast, berlinetta hardtop is the Tamiya version of this kit, spyder is a Revell, two smaller diecast are both Hot wheels.  Thanks for looking and comments welcome.

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On 10/11/2023 at 12:38 PM, Mittagskind said:

Wow, great collection.

Thank you Hanjo...these collections are fun to put together.


On 10/11/2023 at 12:41 PM, happy grumpy said:

Very cool model. Doesn't get any clearer than that. 😀

Thank you Mario...they are "different" to put together


On 10/11/2023 at 6:00 PM, karbuildr said:

Nice Ferraris, I like them all, but the clear body is especially interesting and well done.

Thank you


On 10/11/2023 at 6:08 PM, Yeah Nah said:

Interesting take on presenting a model. Some fiddly modeling here so well done! 

You have to be especially careful with the interior pieces as they will all be seen.


On 10/11/2023 at 10:08 PM, Street Rod said:

Very cool build! Nice collection,too.

Thank you


On 10/12/2023 at 9:02 AM, ChrisR said:

Very nice!



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