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After a short hiatus, my final build for 2023 is Fujimi's Ferrari F430 Scuderia.

I strayed from the box art as I just don't see a Ferrari 'street' car with stripes. Body colour is Zero Paints Ferrari Rosso Rubino over Pink primer and cleared with Mr. Color GX100. The actual car has a fair bit of carbon fibre which I tried to replicate with paint over the rear fascia, grids and vents. The interior is a combination of Semi Gloss Black and a lighter shade of carbon fibre coloured paint. The wheels were painted AK Xtreme Metalizer Gold and coated with multiple applications of Tamiya X-19 Smoke.

What I learned:

1. Zero Paint does not like going on wet as it can, and will reactivate the lower layers. In fact, it's so hot it will soften the plastic. It tells you in the instructions to apply 3 or 4 medium coats. This particular colour didn't seem to cover evenly and required a number of extra coats. Due to my impatience I encountered the reactivation thing. :^(

2. I really can't say anything negative about the assembly of this kit. It's probably the best fitting Fujimi kit I've built. Every part went together well including the glass.

3. If you choose to build one yourself, attach the front end of the body to the chassis first and work your way to the back.. easy peasy.

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year for '24

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There is no doubt that you have built a beautiful model and the excellent photography only maximizes your work! Just a fantastic job on both aspects. I built the Fujimi F430 Challenge model a number of years ago and I remember that it was a nice kit.  Zero is definitely some hot paint.  I do believe that some colors are hotter than others for some reason, at least that has been my experience.

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13 hours ago, Nacho Z said:

There is no doubt that you have built a beautiful model and the excellent photography only maximizes your work! Just a fantastic job on both aspects. I built the Fujimi F430 Challenge model a number of years ago and I remember that it was a nice kit.  Zero is definitely some hot paint.  I do believe that some colors are hotter than others for some reason, at least that has been my experience.

Thanks John. This was the first Fujimi kit that didn't creak and pop with teeth-shattering intensity while attaching the body to chassis.

Do you have a photo of your F430 Challenge?

Interesting observation on Zero Paints. I have used their Pepper Grey on a previous build with no issue. Their Grigio Thalasso was quite hot as I recall. I will be using their Jewel Green on my next build... will be keeping and eye on this one. 🤨

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7 hours ago, 70 Sting said:

Thanks John. This was the first Fujimi kit that didn't creak and pop with teeth-shattering intensity while attaching the body to chassis.

Do you have a photo of your F430 Challenge?

Interesting observation on Zero Paints. I have used their Pepper Grey on a previous build with no issue. Their Grigio Thalasso was quite hot as I recall. I will be using their Jewel Green on my next build... will be keeping and eye on this one. 🤨

Yes, Sting, I do have pics, but one thing I really, really dislike is when people hijack, or attempt to hijack, someone's thread.  This thread is all about your beautiful F430.  On a side note, I know what you mean about the Fujimi kits.  I just finished their F355.  It was a bit of a pig of a kit.  Ended up nice, but it took a fair amount of work to get there.

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