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Extreme Makeover: Ertl 275 1/18

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  1. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Just couldn't stand the low key look of my 1/18 275 GTB from Ertl. So I decided to give it a make over. Took it all apart to paint it. The rear window is though to get out and while doing so I cracked it, so I had to replace it with a self made one.

    The model comes easily apart, has several different screws though, so make sure you lay them out like the car while taking them out.

    I redid the interior. The real 275 GTBs had several different interiors and the Ertl one was not wrong per se, just a bit bland all in black.

    I also repainted the engine, those colors were all wrong in the original. Also replaced the tires with tires from a Bburago 1/18 250 GTO. They're a tad too big, whereas the Ertl tires were a bit too small. But at least it looks better IMHO.

    After repainting in rosso corsa I had to reassemble all. Not that difficult really. You guys like it?
     
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  3. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    And a couple more:
     
  4. SefacHotRodder

    SefacHotRodder F1 World Champ

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    wow. real nice. good job man
     
  5. SefacHotRodder

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    btw, how did you make the rear winshield? I am trying to figgure out how to make my 96 mclaren gtr which has bumps in the headlights to flat headlights:

    the pix are bad (just took em off ebay) but you get the idea
     
  6. F355guy

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    Nice job Andreas. Looks great! Did you use airbrush?
     
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  8. Jay GT4

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    The 275 is one I've been hunting for a long time. Can't seem to find it anywhere, and when I have seen it, it is expensive.
     
  9. snj5

    snj5 F1 World Champ

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    Looks terrific!!! Excellent work - can really see the care and thought put into the upgrade.

    Something I am looking for that you may also be interested in is that some aftermarket company makes really nice 1/18 wire wheels. I am planning on re-fitting several of my Bburagos.
    Anyone have a source?
     
  10. SefacHotRodder

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    yeah, i would like some wire wheels too
     
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  14. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Thanks all for the nice words.

    I made the windshield out of the clear plastic window from the boxes the 1/18 cars come in. Just cut it to size and glued it in place on the inside. That plastic is thin enough to take the shape it needs to.

    F355guy, no I used rattle can.
     
  15. SefacHotRodder

    SefacHotRodder F1 World Champ

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    no probs. thanks for the tip, i never thought of that, i'll look into it
     
  16. Chiaro_Slag

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    Nice work Andreas!
     
  17. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Nice change, looks great!!
     
  19. Gimme Fuel

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    Looks very nice Andreas
    I've just began my own x3m makeover with a F50 Spider - think this one is gonna be pretty cool.
    New colour which I've never seen on a F50 (or Ferrari)
    I'll post pix when its done.
    PS:dont wait up :)


    Paul
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  20. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Thanks. F50 Spider, huh? Well, stay tuned for my next one: F50 GT. Almost done.
     

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