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Hi again! Here a build that Jairus and me are sorting out at the moment. The model is a 1/24 scale Testors Ferrari 250 GTO. Jairus went ahead and built up the interior to fit an amazing brass chassis old school style. We also wanted to open the hood to show the lovely v12 engine detail.

A good place to read how Jairus did this chassis and the build up - http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=51817

When I got the car I decided to go all out and add a lot extra detail to the interior and motor. Lots of scratchbuilding was done in order to pull off the look. I also used an old Monogram driver from a 1/24 Chaparral 2D kit. I cut the head off and used a modified Cox head. Moreover, I modified the body to fit the cockpit and to be holding the gear stick. Needless to say, at lot will be hidden but if you go looking you'll find the detail. The photos are big and it a little rough but when the car is your hands it looks much better. Onto the body now. I'm thinking Ferrari red?


 

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What a brilliant model. The wood effect on the steering wheel really catches my eye!
Cheers,
Kev.
 

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Absolutely F.M.
king magic!

My gob has just been smacked.
 

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Fantastic attention to detail. I love the drivers you do, have you previously posted a tutorial on how you paint them up. Also what figure do you use, there is so much detail in the face.

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David
 

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WOW, I'm glad that there are people such as Chris and a few others here on the Forum who shows us the stages of there builds, something we must see more on the Forum scratch build section. Even if you think of your self that your not good, and your afraid to make a fool of your self. I'm convinced that you'll get positive tips that will develop in your personal skills, but you must also stand open for others people criticism. And didn't somebody say, he, that's without a sin should trow the first stone. That for the critics who's work we don't see

Chris, you know that your cars and scale (1/24) is not my field of intrest, but if I have to identify top work, man your work stands at the top.
I look forworth to see the development. Perhaps you can make us a detailed tutorial on how you paint your figures in the future, they're just super


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Danny
 

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It's always a special treat to watch you guys work. Really a lovely build, top to bottom....thanks for sharing !

John

PS do I actually see lettering on the pressure hoses??
 

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absolutely sublime workmanship - so depressing to see it


Thanks for sharing.......
 

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Stunning!!!

A true work of art.

Thanks for sharing it with us mere mortals who struggle with an Airfix kit


Cheers,

Philip
 

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In order to open the hood I needed to make the pins to open and to be moved to the side. I also did the straps and cut them at the grove line of the hood. All of this is not glued in yet. I'll be gluing all this at the end. Thanks everyone for the kind comments on the car so far... Cheers!

 

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How fantastic - thanks so much for sharing. I'm currently building Fujimi's 1/24 GTO as a static model so this is particularly interesting for me.

Good luck with the rest of it.

Roger
 

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Please, please stop guys you are killing me!

Every time I see a build like this I just feel like giving up.

It is absolutely freeking gorgeous!!!!!!!

RESPECT!
 
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