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Turn a F50 into a F50 GT

Discussion in 'Collectables, Literature, & Models' started by tifosi12, Dec 17, 2003.

  1. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Good progress has happened: The rear wing is off and I had to fill the holes. Also built the new engine lid and the cabin roof bump. All with Bondo and modeler's putty. Then sand it down. Then more putty. Sand. Putty. Sand. Putty...ad infinitum.

    After about six levels of bondo/putty it has now been completed and the entire car has been air brushed with real Ferrari rosso corso paint! It looks pretty cool so far. Now I have to work on getting all the details back on like the lights, the trim etc. Probably another month or so, but I think it will look pretty good once finished.
     
  2. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Here how the car looks after painting. More to follow as I move along.
     
  3. JOEV

    JOEV F1 Rookie

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    Awesome Andreas! Well done - thanks for the pics and I can't wait to see the finished version.

    Congrats!
     
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    134282 Four Time F1 World Champ

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    Andreas... This is really cool... Fellas like me go out and buy the completed models; then there are other folks who go out and buy models that require assembly; then there's you... You go out, buy models already assembled, then you DISASSEMBLE parts of them and parts of others to make whatever you want, custom-fitted to YOUR specifications... Very cool stuff, indeed... Thank you for sharing... You're a king amongst collectors...
     
  5. zjpj

    zjpj F1 Veteran

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    What an awesome project - I never even thought to do such an extensive mod on a model. Can't wait to see the finished product.
     
  6. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Thanks all for your kind words.

    I'm far from being good at doing these things. But I'm learning. Each project reaches the point of no return, from where you can't go back but either throw it all in the trash bin or continue on the belief/hope that it will all turn out well.

    This project has reached that point several times, but I think I'm finally over the bump and it will turn out right.

    As much as I enjoy building these things, I'm still basically lazy and would buy a finished version if it existed or existed at reasonable prices.
     
  7. SefacHotRodder

    SefacHotRodder F1 World Champ

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    wow, thats awesome. I've actually been planning to do that to one of my F50's but keep procrastinating, can't wait to see what yours looks like.
     
  8. SefacHotRodder

    SefacHotRodder F1 World Champ

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    btw, if thats 1/18 (it appears to be), there is a 1/18 f50 gt model but i've only ever seen 2 for sale
     

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