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Posted 07 November 2021 - 07:07 PM

Bid, but couldn't go that high. Did get some great NOS parts this evening though. Got a card of brand new Certus brush springs which I am particularly excited about. 


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Posted 12 November 2021 - 03:55 PM

I'm back on the project after a nice long weekend visit with my son on leave from the Coast Guard.

 

I started detail painting the interior.......and promptly messed it up so badly I decided to wash it all off and start over.   :shok:

 

Luckily I painted the gloss aluminum base coat with Tamiya lacquer and the detail painting was with Testors enamel. I was able to quickly wash all the enamel off with Testors thinner without it harming the Tamiya gloss aluminum:

 

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A fresh coat of gloss aluminum and I'm back in business for a second try:

 

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Posted 12 November 2021 - 08:11 PM

I'm sure I'm not alone in saying this, if I had a dollar for every time I messed up (painting)a driver, I'd have a real race car.

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Posted 12 November 2021 - 11:58 PM

Rick, I think did that on purpose, so you could show off how easily and flawlessly you could fix it. ;)


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Posted 13 November 2021 - 06:12 PM

Phil and Mark, I switched gears from the interior debacle to getting the body in paint.   :wacko2:

 

We are having a warm and mostly sunny day here and by Monday the temperature will be dropping into the upper 40's. My "trash can spray booth" painting goes much better in warmer weather.   :crazy:

 

I think it turned out OK and man, that's a lot of RED:

 

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Ferrari sure knows how to make a "swoopy" looking car!   :heart:


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Posted 13 November 2021 - 08:34 PM

Wowzer  beautiful red. :sun_bespectacled: Looks like its candy over chrome, but I can see its not.

Is it the lighting or does it really have that look?


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Posted 13 November 2021 - 08:40 PM

The lighting really highlights and shows of all the swoopy curves.   :sun_bespectacled:


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Posted 22 November 2021 - 10:22 PM

Progress on my second red Ferrari I'm painting.   :dance3:

 

The detail painting is done as best I could and all is ready for final assembly:

 

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I'm looking forward to seeing the 3rd of my Lancer's "Fabulous First Four" Super Competition bodied cars come together.


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Posted 23 November 2021 - 07:17 AM

Beautiful!  :sun_bespectacled:  


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Posted 23 November 2021 - 10:44 AM

Looks fine Rick! The car will run so fast that nobody will even notice what you say are imperfections.


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Posted 23 November 2021 - 11:43 AM

Thanks.   :)

 

I see all the imperfections as I'm detail painting. I'll get some black paint from the shoulder belts on the blue driver's suit. So I go back with the blue and then get it on the black.........and back and forth.   :dash2:  Now I will do just one attempt at a fix and then move on......it is what it is as they say.  


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Posted 26 November 2021 - 05:31 PM

That's not black paint on the blue, it's Expresso from the break! I'm supprised hawk eye BillNH didn't catch it.

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Posted 26 November 2021 - 10:11 PM

Mark, sometimes I have to sleep.  :laugh2:


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Posted 26 November 2021 - 10:28 PM

The wheel inserts are installed:

 

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The roller is all assembled:

 

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All the body detail items are installed and it's ready for the decals:

 

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Posted 27 November 2021 - 12:07 AM

The inserts really make it . It looks sooo much better than the Cox Ford mags I've been using. I've been hoping no one noticed that they have 6 instead of 5 spokes.

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Posted 27 November 2021 - 12:10 AM

Almost forgot, you make no mention of what you painted them with. If it's not a secret would you share it with us?

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Posted 27 November 2021 - 10:09 AM

Gold paint, probably in a Testors spray can.  :)


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Posted 27 November 2021 - 11:28 AM

"While supplies last"...........I'm using Testors spray enamel on PETG and Butyrate bodies and Tamiya spray lacquer on everything else.   :)


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Posted 27 November 2021 - 12:53 PM

Looks great! Good stance.
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Posted 27 November 2021 - 01:03 PM

That car just screams speed and beauty  :yes3:


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Posted 27 November 2021 - 02:03 PM

This Ferrari is super swoopy from the days when that's what defined aerodynamics. Make the body sleek and pointy and it would "slice through the air".......I love it!
 

The inserts really make it . It looks sooo much better than the Cox Ford mags I've been using. I've been hoping no one noticed that they have 6 instead of 5 spokes.

 
Mark, I've used Cox Ferrari mags in builds and I think they look pretty good. The spokes are not exactly correct but there are 5 of them and they are Ferrari wheels, although an earlier version:
 

To go after some of those concours points I'm going to put some Cox Ferrari wheels to good use by lathe turning them down for wheel inserts:
 
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My friend Rodney turned me on to the "korrect" decals on eBay:
 
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OK, onward to some simple and light weight engine, interior and, hopefully, transaxle detailing............


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Posted 27 November 2021 - 03:38 PM

If I only had a lathe

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Posted 27 November 2021 - 05:57 PM

Someone at the Syracuse raceway must own a lathe & would probably turn something for you if asked. Isaac has a Unimat lathe.


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Posted 28 November 2021 - 11:09 AM

Anxiously awaiting the installation of the exhaust pipes which has me baffled to this point.

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Posted 28 November 2021 - 05:46 PM

I screwed up installing the rear stripe decal and ruined it.   :dash2:  The decals are from Patto's Place in Australia. I've order another set and I'm having them shipped by "super duper air". Bruce said they will ship Thursday and it takes 4-5 days for them to arrive.

 

In the meantime, here are those exhaust pipes Mark:

 

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They are simply double sided taped to the inside rear of the body:

 

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While I'm waiting for those replacement decals..........onward to the next project.   :D

 

 


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