I've just finished building up my Proto Slot-Kit Ferrari 350 Can-Am and have to say it makes into a lovely model. Yep Fergy, rub your eyes - this model really exists! No virtual building on this thread!
Anyway, for anyone interested, this is how I set about putting it together...
The basic kit comes in unpainted form (pre-painted kits can be obtained too) complete with a vacuum-formed windscreen, wire for roll bar and decals. It also requires donor parts from a Fly Classic Ferrari 512S to complete. Here is the shell alongside the original Fly chassis:
First job was to reshape the chassis to fit the shell. To do this I removed all the running gear and trimmed the chassis roughly to size. This was followed by much gentle sanding, frequently offering the chassis up to the shell to test the fit.
The resin shell itself was very well finished only requiring a light sanding to remove some rough edges. After spraying with Halfords car paint I applied the decals although I have to admit using a little poetic license as far as prototypical accuracy goes here. The roll hoop was shaped (gosh that sounded easy - needs three strong men to bend it!), painted black and held in place with a dab or two of superglue. To finish the shell I just painted the exhausts, filler caps , etc. using Games Workshop acrylics and prepared the windshield:
Next up I trimmed and painted the Fly cockpit. The helmet was finished to resemble that of Jonathan Williams who drove the no.27 car - funny how you never seem to be able to find a driver without goggles when you want one yet...
Once the was cockpit finished it was glued to the chassis using rapid setting epoxy. That's the chassis done - just needs the running gear.
And there you go... all finished - parts assembled and on the track.
I think Proto Slot-Kit have made a terrific job of this shell - a great addition to my collection