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My workshop will be on the Ferrari 250 GTO.

I am not sure which model I will choose yet:

 

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It would seem that the models of one car produced by different manufacturers will be similar to each other.

It turns out that not really. I did a small comparison of the appearance of the F250GTO bodies made by Fujimi, Revell and Gunze.

Below are some photos from this comparison:

 

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I leave the decision for later .....

 

 

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Frame shape. Any other.
Unfortunately, I cannot say which frame is closest to the original one. I chose the Fujimi frame for further work, but only because I like it the most

 

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I compared the set rims. The ones from the Gunze set are the best.

 

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They have the disadvantage that their diameter is smaller than that of the Revell or the Fujimi. Accordingly, the tires would also have to be Gunze.
And here is the problem, because the quality of these tires is, to put it mildly, poor.

 

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Revell's tires are more suited to an off-roader than to a sports car.
The only possible option is Fujimi tires.
The rims will be metal by KA-Models. The spokes are photo-etched, but so delicate you can't see they're flat. The manufacturer makes them in versions for the following models: Fujimi, Revell and Italeri.

 

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This is a Revell version, so it will be necessary to add a suitable hub.
I will use one Gunze rim with a Revell tire for a spare wheel.
Initially, I made wheels with lids with a yellow Ferrari logo:

 

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However, after comparing with the photos of the original (I think), I changed the caps to the following:

 

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The caste has been cut out a bit (this is not the end of cutting 🙂

 

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I covered the cut elements with 0.2 mm polystyrene strips.

 

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To be continued....

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Remember that no two GTOs are the same, so differences in bodywork will occur. However those chassis are either GT or SA and so should have commonalities.

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I shall be watching this with interest, as I am interested in getting the Fujimi 250 GTO at some point

 

Cheers,

Alan.

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3 hours ago, Sabrejet said:

Remember that no two GTOs are the same, so differences in bodywork will occur. However those chassis are either GT or SA and so should have commonalities.

 

The Revell kit is the old Protar tooling. IIRC, it was based on one which had been crashed and rebuilt, which is why the rear end is more squared off.

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16 minutes ago, Dave Swindell said:

The Revell and Gunze kits look hopelessly wrong in those comparison photos - everyone knows Ferrari's are red!

Of course  :idea: That's why I chose.........  Fujimi    :yahoo: :thanks:

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😂,yes I also thought they were all red. 

But if I'm not totally wrong... Dave Piper ran a green one, and they was a silver one out there too... 🤔😇

Marco F 

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1 hour ago, Marco F. said:

Dave Piper ran a green one,

 

I intend to build mine as a 'homage' to chassis no. 3505GT which was built for, but never raced by Sir Stirling Moss, and which is painted in a lovely shade of pastel green!! 

 

https://s.aolcdn.com/dims-global/dims3/GLOB/legacy_thumbnail/1049x590/quality/80/http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2012/06/06-stirling-moss-ferrari-250-gto.jpg

 

Got the kit, got the paint, need some of those KA models wheels! :)

 

Keith

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49 minutes ago, keefr22 said:

 

I intend to build mine as a 'homage' to chassis no. 3505GT which was built for, but never raced by Sir Stirling Moss, and which is painted in a lovely shade of pastel green!! 

 

https://s.aolcdn.com/dims-global/dims3/GLOB/legacy_thumbnail/1049x590/quality/80/http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2012/06/06-stirling-moss-ferrari-250-gto.jpg

 

Got the kit, got the paint, need some of those KA models wheels! :)

 

Keith

 

Or 3D resin printed wheel, far less costly :)

 

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40 minutes ago, keefr22 said:

 

I intend to build mine as a 'homage' to chassis no. 3505GT which was built for, but never raced by Sir Stirling Moss, and which is painted in a lovely shade of pastel green!! 

 

https://s.aolcdn.com/dims-global/dims3/GLOB/legacy_thumbnail/1049x590/quality/80/http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2012/06/06-stirling-moss-ferrari-250-gto.jpg

 

Got the kit, got the paint, need some of those KA models wheels! :)

 

Keith

These wheels are available in many places. For example at the manufacturer (Lawerence Young):

http://ka-models.co.kr/?product=250-wire-wheel-for-revell

 

I recently bought some pretty good Hobby Design wheels:

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Inside I found a few PE plates, aluminum rims, aluminum axles, resin adapters for Fujimi and metal valves.

Of course, also instructions on how to put it together.

 

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The set is so unusual that the "spokes" are interlaced. It has a pretty cool effect. They are not as flat as all I have seen so far.

I compared these wheels with the products of KA-Models (mounted on the F250GTO model) and Fujimi Borrani (a separate set for a relatively large amount of money).

It turned out like this:

 

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Work on the engine.

Taken:

- valve covers,

- oil filter,

- V-belt pulleys,

- carburetor trumpets,

- damper return springs.

 

Still everything "flat" without wasch etc.

 

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Trying on the frame.

 

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And to the body.

 

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When I try to close the mask - a surprise

The engine is too high. I have to leave him somehow.

 

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And it was supposed to be so beautiful and easy .....

 

To be continued.....

 

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Refinement of details. Tedious work.
It will be a pleasure putting it together.

Front suspension. Hubs and Brakes:

 

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Main springs. What Fujimi gave me did not suit me very well, so I redoed it my way:

 

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Connection of the radiator to the engine:

 

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Seats and dashboard.

I cut out the seat mounts and made wire frames.

The board is being transformed.

 

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In the floor of the cabin, I plugged the slots of the seat mounting. The unsightly stripes on the rear part of the interior are also gone.

 

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To be continued....

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The work is multi-track. I dig around the frame and suspension, a little bit on the engine, and work out the details.

 

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I made seat frames. And fixing to the floor.

 

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I'm preparing the last trinkets for the engine. The Fujimi starter was not foreseen at all. It needed DIY to refine.

Shock absorbers, of course, to be modified (the photo shows the materials needed for the modification).

Ignition coils, jack and one of the air intakes filled on the bottom.

 

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I put the battery in and checked if it fits in the engine compartment.

 

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Fitting with seats, fire extinguisher and jack.

 

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Finally, a look at the dashboard (without the clocks for now).

 

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The body got a primer for the first time. Of course, a million things came out - for improvement (probably it won't end at one time).

 

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A glance at the front suspension:

 

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I arranged the shelf behind the seats. Company leather suitcase.

 

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Bulkhead wall with accessories. I also made additional reservoirs and brake cylinders. Ignition coils ready for connection to distributors.

 

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Engine and fuel tank:

 

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To be continued...

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Trying on the frame to the body.

I have mixed feelings, but judge for yourself.

By the way, I realized how much more picking is ahead of me?

This crossbar is high ... on my own request.

 

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