Here's another entry for my latest obsession, the sports prototypes of the early 1950s. This time it's one of a confusing plethora of different models entered by Scuderia Ferrari in this era. Taruffi and Vandelli drove this car at the 1952 Mille Miglia, retiring at Siena with transmission trouble when leading the race.
The resin body comes from MSSlot, one of the many Spanish manufacturers and was already painted with the usual mega-thick and bumpy finish that high-end resin body manufacturers love. There are also several inaccuracies to the body shape. I decided to live with these and complete the model as a pretty representation rather than an exact copy.
Here it is, most of the work went into getting the cockpit to fit above the motor and detailing the driver and navigator. I kept the torsos provided with the kit and swopped an Immense Miniatures head for Piero. I also put some effort into getting the windscreens right (yes, it has two screens!), and the front clean. The radiator grille needed careful trimming to get it to fit in the radiator cavity and the surrounding metal trim was simulated using a chrome pen (a brilliant option that I picked up on this forum).
Relatively simple with a nice outcome, I like way the navigator is staring down at his notes. As ever with this particular stable of cars, it has a PCS inline plastic chassis and 22x7 wire wheels.