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Rich Dumas
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I wish that I had seen this thread earlier. The Maserati Tipo 151/3 is a favorite of mine along with the Ferrari 330 P4. I did the Maserati in HO scale back in the sixties based on an article by Jonathan Thompson published in Model Car&Track. The car was called a 5000 GT in that article. The line drawing from that article was included in an earlier post. Unfortunately the HO car was stolen a long time ago. Someone was selling a 1/32nd scale resin version of the body, I should have ordered one when I had the chance.
 

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Rich Dumas
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I did the HO version starting with a Jaguar XK-E. I would build up areas with melted plastic and carve that with a Dremel. 55 years have gone by and my hands are no longer steady enough to do that sort of work. I suspect that a cousin was the thief, maybe he still has the car.
 

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Rich Dumas
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Some years ago I read an article by the person that modeled the bodies for Tamiya, he said that if you simply scaled down the 1:1 car that it was not likely to look right. When I was doing HO cars I started with the correct proportions and adjusted things from there. In short you are not going to be happy with a model that does not look right, even if it is in perfect scale.
 

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Rich Dumas
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While I was rooting through some old copies of Model Car and Track I found out that Shark and Astra did clear 1/32nd versions of the Maserati. Here is the Shark version.

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There was also a Unique 1/24th scale version.
 
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