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Hi all :)

After having finished the Lamborghini Aventador Roadster it's time for another italian sports car, but this time it will be a prancing horse from Maranello. I had three different models to choose from: the Ferrari SF90 Stradale, Ferrari Roma and the Ferrari Monza SP2. I would have loved to start all of them, but had to decide for one of them. For the Roma I already had a color scheme on my mind and had the paint needed at home (both points would have been true for the other two builds as well). But the decisive factor was that the paint had already been opened for another build I finished some time ago and I had the impression that I had to use this paint quite soon. So of course I picked the SF90 Roma from the shelf... 😁

Up to know not much happened. All the resin parts have been cleaned (although I have to admit that there was very little cleaning needed) and the one piece that arrived already damaged has been fixed. After that all the parts have been primered so that I'll be able to handle them without the need of wearing gloves :)


The damaged part as it was inside the box

and after fixing and putting on some primer. I think the repair turned out quite ok :)

Finally I also put some coats of primer, followed by some thin layers of paint on the body. On the front hood I had to sand some dust, so I'll go over these spots again with paint and maybe I'll give the whole body some more layers before adding the decals and clear coat.

This time the carbon work will be on an absolute minimum, so that motivation should stay on a high level, not like on my McLaren Senna (yes, it does still exist) 😉

Wednesday I should receive the interior paint ordered, so I should be able to start with the interior next weekend :)

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Hi all :)

On 1/15/2024 at 8:18 PM, kelson said:

Looks good so far.

Thank you very much :)

As mentioned in my previous post, the body had some spots where I had to sand it to get rid of dust, so I repainted these spots afterwards and after that was done, the whole body got two more layers of paint. Soon I'll apply the few carbon decals and the Ferrari badges

As the primer's grey was much darker than I had it in mind, I first sprayed the interior white, before applying Ferrari's Cuoio paint. I was so pleased by the color that I changed the color scheme of the interior to have more Cuoio and less black surfaces.

One of the seats has alreday been masked and painted on the backside. Now I'll only have to paint a small area around the headrest in semi gloss black and add the additional parts, then this one will be finished and ready for final installation :)
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That's it for today's update. I think I'll be able to show more of the interior next week and maybe also a body that is ready for clear coating, with all the decals on :)

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Hi all :)

On 1/23/2024 at 3:24 PM, dino246gt said:

This will be so cool, I love the Roma and I love Alpha models, keep posting pictures please, ciao!


Don't worry, I will continue to post pictures ;)

On 1/23/2024 at 5:42 PM, SpikeSchumacher said:

Very nice!

Thank you :)

The last few days I applied the few carbon decals on the body. Also the PE parts for the Ferrari logos have been attached. Just in case the carbon is not that obvious in this picture: It's the splitter and the side skirt ;)

After that, the diffusor received its last pieces of carbon and the first few PE parts. There would have been a decal for the unpainted spot, but somehow I didn't find out how to apply it correctly. In the only way it made sense to me, the pattern didn't match at all with the surrounding decals. So I decided to do without it and paint this area in black one the clear coat has been applied.

The rims have been painted with Alclad Magnesium first (rim at the left in the picture underneath), as I thought, Gunmetal would be too dark. But then I had the idea to apply some Hasegawa Mirror foil to the spokes, paint over it and remove the paint on the foil afterwards. But as you can see on the rim in the middle, there was almost no difference between the Magnesium and the mirror foil, so I decided to paint it in Alclad Gunmetal anyway. The (almost) final result can be seen on the right rim in the pic. It's only almost the final result because I had the idea to apply some nuts from a 1/12 MotoGP detail set. So far I didn't take a picture of the really final result 🙂 

Finally the seat has been completed. Whereat... it's only nearly completed too 😉 Just when I thought, I had it done, I saw that there is a Cavallino Rampante on the headrest. alpha model provides you with a red decal for that. But by looking at pictures of the 1:1 seat, the horse seems to be embroidered and therefore has a certain thickness. So I looked at my leftovers from previous builds and found two PE parts, which are a little too large, but still acceptable. As the embroidery on the original seat is a little darker than the rest of the seat, I'll use black primer before applying the same brown (Ferrari Cuoio) I used on the seat.


That's it for today's update. With a little luck I'll be able to finish body work prior to the start of my son's school holidays, so I could clear coat it  before :)

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Hi all :)

On 2/7/2024 at 11:16 PM, Funkychiken said:

Beautiful start to a stunning car!

Thank you very much :)

Unfortunately I didn't find that much time to continue this build this week as I would have liked, but there is some small progress I'd like to show you :)

Let's start with the pic where I had a minor shock moment when editing the photographs for this W.I.P. As you can see, the brown areas are of different size... 🤔
Luckily the reference pictures show that the driver's side is correct, so I'll only have to cover some brown with grey. The other way round would have been a little more laborious.


Then the Ferrari badges have been applied to the body. Therefore the body is now ready to be clear coated. With a little luck I will be able to do so upcoming friday :)

And finally the seats have been completed. As mentioned in my last update, the badges for the headrest are slightly too large, but in my opinion they're ok the way they are. And I think nobody will really notice it, unless he/she is a Ferrari Roma expert ;)

That's it for today's update. I hope I'll be able to show more next time :)

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