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  1. rr1973

    rr1973 Formula Junior

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    Dear ferrari modelist:
    Im Ferrari die cast collector some years ago and I want to experiment in the world of hobby. I want to buy some Ferrari plastic or resin models to begin to work. Please let me know where can I buy some nice kits in resin or plastic. I saw some in Ebay but I want to know if you know other choices.
    Thanks.
     
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  3. Challenge64

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    Wow..thats opening pandoras box!

    There is soooo much to chose from when it comes to kits..there are many many different ways to begin

    Do you have model building experience? painting exp??

    If what you are asking is how to get started in building kits, forget resin for now..go buy a bunch of cheap plastic kits (ebay or habby store..doesn't matter..as long as they are really cheap)

    buy like 3-6 of them..and experiment. try different types of glues..try different types of paint and primers...then trash the models

    Only then, go out and buy some cool kits. I like the large scale 1/12 Tamiya Ferraris..then try some resins
     
  4. Mike360

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    TAMIYA
    Tamiya is the way to go. They fit better than any other brand. Their instructions are second to none. And the quality of the moldings are supreme. Their only downfall is their variety.
    Here are the tamiya ferrari Kits with scale and model number:

    Enzo Ferrari 1/24 (24260)
    Ferrari Tesrarossa 1/24 (24059)
    Ferrari F40 1/24 (24077)
    Ferrari F50 1/24 (24160)
    Ferrari F50 Yellow Version 1/24 (24207)
    Ferrari 360 Modena 1/24 (24288)
    Enzo Ferrari Giallo Modena 1/24 (24270)
    Enzo Ferrari Rossa Corsa 1/24 (?)
    Ferrari 360 Spider 1/24 (24238)
    Ferrari 360 Modena Yellow Version 1/24 (24242)
    Ferrari F189 Portugese G.P 1/20 (20024)
    Ferrari F310B 1/20 (20045)
    Ferrari F1-2000 1/20 (20048)
    Ferrari F2001 1/20 (20052)
    Ferrari F50 Giallo Modena Semi Assembled Die Cast Model 1/12 (BIG) (23204)

    Check em out. They be a little bit more expensive than Revell etc...
    But they are worth it!
     
  5. jsa330

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    Good page to visit if you want to build models:

    http://www.briansmodelcars.com/index.asp

    I tend to agree with the previous poster; Tamiya kits and supplies are about the best there are. Tamiya "rattle can" lacquers are the easiest spray paints to get a good result with that I've ever seen.

    I've had a lot of experience with plastic kits but have never built a resin kit, I think resin tends to be more difficult for a beginner.

    Italeri, Testors/Italeri, Revell Germany, and Gunze Sangyo are all good manufacturers for Ferrari models. If you're into Vintage, they'll have to come off ebay since most vintage plastic Ferrari kits are discontinued now. It's not hard to get good models on ebay.
     
  6. Mike360

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  8. Dave328

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    Just so the moderators don't get too upset, I am apologizing first. But since the original poster wanted to know where to buy resin models I am forced to answer...............you can buy them from me.

    I carry resin Ferraris in every scale and probably have more selection then anybody. I specialize in all sports car resin but Ferrari is my FAVORITE!

    I also design my own resin kits. And sell custom builts to any specifications and detail level.

    Go to;

    www.islandcollectibles.net

    Like I said, and I think most who know me will agree, I don't come on F-Chat so I can promote my business and sell my wears, I like getting involved in good F-Car conversation (and lately a little off-topic stuff) but resin Ferrari model kits is my livelihood.

    You asked, I'm just keeping with the theme of the thread.

    Also resin is no more difficult to work with then plastic. You are just limited to the glues you can effectively use. Resin is EASIER as far as painting is concerned. The prep work needs to be a little careful, like cleaning the parts good before painting. But when you paint there will be NO reaction to even the hottest automotive lacquers. Tamiya plastic models (any any regular plastic model) will melt if you hit them with straight lacquer. Not resin. The resin material my feel a little different when working with it but that is something that you get used to immediately. Its heavier and usually a little more brittle, but they are far from fragile.

    If you have any specific questions I would be happy to answer any.

    Ed Cervo
    Island Collectibles, Inc
     
  10. Gatorrari

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    I think a thread should be started that would attempt to list all styrene plastic assembly kits of Ferraris that have ever been available. This should not be an impossibly long list, and as a start, here is my collection:

    Airfix 1/32 250 LM

    Cox 1/24 158/64

    Hasegawa 1/24 328 GTS

    Monogram 1/32 275 P
    1/32 250 GTO/64

    Protar 1/12 126C2

    Revell 1/12 F2002

    Tamiya 1/12 312B
    1/12 312T
    1/12 312T4
    1/12 641/2
    1/20 312T3
    1/20 F1-89 (early)
    1/20 F310B
    1/20 F1-2000
    1/20 F2001
     
  11. Mike360

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    Italianhorses.net have already tried to do an extensive list. Check it out over there.
    www.italianhorses.net
     
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  13. Old Guy

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    I think this may be a more daunting job that you realize. There have been almost 10,000 different Ferrari models made, and of those, probably 40% are plastic or resin kits in various scales.

    There were some excellent comprehensive listings (published in book form) a few years ago. I don't know of any serious attempt to update these listings -- for one thing, the books didn't sell that well.
     
  14. rr1973

    rr1973 Formula Junior

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    Thanks guys for all your help !! Now we have a lot of choices !!
     

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