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#26 Bill from NH

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Posted 26 December 2018 - 10:20 PM

If the exhausts on the real Ferrari are powder-coated, you could use a flat white, light gray, black, or light blue to duplicate the color. if they're gloss, use a gloss paint. I keep red, white, blue, & black heat shrink tubing around, but I think it would look too thick on exhausts.


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Posted 26 December 2018 - 11:13 PM

I was wondering if using black shrink wrap tubing would be the answer ? Wouldn't scratch. Don't forget to drill holes in the ends first, so it looks like tubing :) I am so helpful :heat:   

 

Martin I like that idea. I did just that on the Subaru stinger pipe.

 

 

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Posted 27 December 2018 - 01:44 AM

That's the look Miko, thanks for showing the possibilitys.

 

You will have to tell us more about this wild looking green thing when we are not in JWs sand box.


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Posted 27 December 2018 - 11:59 AM

Apologies for the drift. Feel free to delete. I will post the car at a later time.

Back to you Jairus!
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Posted 27 December 2018 - 02:28 PM

No drift that I can see.
Picked up a bug over Christmas, or food poisoning.
Yesterday was BAD.  Today much better but hard to keep things down.
Update in another day or so, provided I make progress.


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Posted 27 December 2018 - 03:04 PM

Hoping you feel better soon Jairus.

Hope you are well for the New Year. I miss seeing your progress.


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Posted 28 December 2018 - 01:38 PM

Finally got an interior constructed.
Two things were limiting this was the clearance above the motor and right-hand-drive. 

All the decent molded interiors were left-hand-drive, not to mention the pass seat doesn't clear the motor.
The few that I do know about are the squished interiors so... I built my own.
 

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Driver figure was cut from the Russkit interior and I swapped the seats.
Hopefully the paint will pull it all together.

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Drivers head is Plan-B.
Plan-A is a nice bust from Immense Miniatures of John Surtees that will probably arrive about Wednesday or Thursday next week.
Unknown if it will fit, or if John ever drove one of these cars.  But he did drive for Ferrari during the 1965 season.

Time to prep the car for paint.
Out back a couple vents will be cut in that rear panel and screen attached once painted.

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Like this:
 

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Posted 28 December 2018 - 02:07 PM

Plan-A is a nice bust from Immense Miniatures of John Surtees that will probably arrive about Wednesday or Thursday next week.

Unknown if it will fit, or if John ever drove one of these cars.  But he did drive for Ferrari during the 1965 season

 

 

 

Yes,  but in 2015: Lavant Cup Pace Car - Ferrari 250 LM driven by John Surtees

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Posted 28 December 2018 - 02:26 PM

I think that this Pactra body is actually a 1963 Prototype.
Not an actual racing car as the orginization would not let them run in anything but the Prototype class.
But.... John Surtees was the first driver to drive the Prototype!

The prototype was handmade as all cars were.  The roof is very close to the front engine 250 LM with the short cove in the back and deflector scoop on the roof.

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Later cars featured a deeper tunnel, smooth roof and larger quarter panel scoops.
 


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Posted 02 January 2019 - 01:17 PM

Looking good!!


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Posted 02 January 2019 - 03:36 PM

In the 1970's I became somewhat familiar with this car. At the time it belonged to Lowell Hedburg, and was originally owned

by David Piper. He had it painted in the most gosh-awful green, but it was fortunately repainted in red. Like most LMs, it actually

had a 275 engine in it. Since it was right-hand steering, I passed on a chance to drive it. Loved seeing it on the track, though,

capably driven by his son, David.

 

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 04:17 PM

FWIW, the Ferrari 250LM race car is/was available from Betta in 1/24.

I remember when I first opened the raceway, racing a nice one, painted in yellow, by Jack Beers.

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 01:52 PM

Finished the interior this morning.

Drivers head is "John Surtees" via Immense Minatures.
The tray is built up from styrene and the driver body and pass seat were cut from a vacuum formed interior.

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 03:20 PM

And, the finished car.

Body is by Pactra.
Motor is a Revell X-100 to which I swapped the endbell with a Type-2 endbell but keeping the blind can bearing.
Wheels are Pro-Track with model car wire wheels as inserts.
Guide and gear Cox.

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Time for a break....

 


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Posted 08 January 2019 - 03:27 PM

Superb...


Yes, to be sure, this is it...


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Posted 08 January 2019 - 06:12 PM

Perfect pipes, everthing is perfect. If I had to pick my favorite part, it would be the shading on the driver's face.

He just looks so real, so European and clean shaven, with a hint of 5 o'clock shadow.

 

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 06:17 PM

I didn't do that?!?!

It's just the shape of John's face I believe.
But I did mix a darker shade of "flesh tone".
 

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Incidentally, the horizontal stripe is actually a strap holding on the visor.
Now I wish I had sanded off the rivits....


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Posted 08 January 2019 - 06:23 PM

You did it, all right, go ahead and enjoy the credit :sun_bespectacled:


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Posted 08 January 2019 - 07:59 PM

John, it that you?

He lives again.  Amazing job :victory:


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Posted 09 January 2019 - 12:51 PM

Bravo, nicely done! I like the grills in the rear. I think you did the best you could with the missing intakes on the rear quarters. The

wire wheel inserts really add to the overall effect.



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Posted 09 January 2019 - 03:00 PM

This is an outstanding example of what can be achieved with a well detailed vac form.  One small nit - if the pin tubes had been mounted higher, it would not look "slammed"

 

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 07:55 PM

Nicely done! Love all the details...even on the pilot, John Surtees figure looks great!


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 11:33 AM

Beautiful car.....there's nothing like a red Ferrari!  :)

 

..................One small nit - if the pin tubes had been mounted higher, it would not look "slammed"

 

 

I think it's just a "modern racer thing" compared to a "period vintage thing"........different strokes for different folks.


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 06:54 PM

 Great job, thanks for the excellent photo build along !!!


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