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First thing I did was to seperate the rear deck. The cuts had to go a bit deeper on the 275. Its hard to find any really good picks of this car. I'm hoping since this is a targa, Ferrari had the same problem I'm having in hinging the hood and had to flip it from the back rather than the front like the 250 LM. The upper vent work will have to be moved up to the door line and two small vents will have to be cut behind the rear wheel wells. The front window post on the 1:1 are almost vertical. Unless I can get a mold from the original window assembly to Vac this might be something I have to live with. This one will have to be repainted.

 

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Hi there,

Some suggestions:

1) If you want to see this car with excrutiating detail, check out a 1/43 french model maker: www.feeling43.com

These 1/43 scale models go for $300+, and over $2k in built form!

2) The best engine to use for this car would be the engine inside of the 250 GT, the one that was part of the 2 car Ferrari set by HW.

2) To clean up the glass/door, obviously you could fine sand it, and then get a find piece of photo-etch and past it over the sanded surface and give it a metal trim look... though not 100% legit, it would look better than the scruffy edge apparent in the pic.

3) Get rid of those awful wheels!!! With all of the work you have done, get some decent rubber wheels..... recommended wheels would be those found on the 250GT (the one I am suggesting you canabolize its engine earlier), or go on ebay and buy some of the older 250 series Ferraris as rendered in 1/64 by Kyosho.

Kyosho diecasts, though not as good as HW for the higher end collectibles line (now defuncted by Mattel), are definitely better than the "kiddie" diecasts you see for $1, and are on par with several mid range diecasts... the nice thing about Kyosho is that they have done so many Ferraris, I can only find a couple of Ferrari subjects Kyosho has neglected to do... anyway, Kyosho has several 250 variants... worth checking out for parts, especially because the Kyoshos are screwed together, making them easy to disassemble!

4) If you have the time or skill, open the doors! Again, for really nice interiors, use the HW 250 Gt or canabolize a Kyosho!

5) For reference, check out those by TTC:
http://www.tinytoycars.com/index.php?cPath=22_73_138
 

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sheldon said:
Hi there,

Some suggestions:

1) If you want to see this car with excrutiating detail, check out a 1/43 french model maker: www.feeling43.com


These 1/43 scale models go for $300+, and over $2k in built form!

2) The best engine to use for this car would be the engine inside of the 250 GT, the one that was part of the 2 car Ferrari set by HW.


2) To clean up the glass/door, obviously you could fine sand it, and then get a find piece of photo-etch and past it over the sanded surface and give it a metal trim look... though not 100% legit, it would look better than the scruffy edge apparent in the pic.

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3) Get rid of those awful wheels!!! With all of the work you have done, get some decent rubber wheels..... recommended wheels would be those found on the 250GT (the one I am suggesting you canabolize its engine earlier), or go on<a href="http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-1751-2978-71/1?AID=5463217&PID=1606754&mpre=http%3A//www.ebay.com"><a href="http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-1751-2978-71/1?AID=5463217&PID=1606754&mpre=http%3A//www.ebay.com"><a href="http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-1751-2978-71/1?AID=5463217&PID=1606754&mpre=http%3A//www.ebay.com"><a href="http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-1751-2978-71/1?AID=5463217&PID=1606754&mpre=http%3A//www.ebay.com"><a href="http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-1751-2978-71/1?AID=5463217&PID=1606754&mpre=http%3A//www.ebay.com"> eBay!</a>!</a>!</a>!</a>!</a> and buy some of the older 250 series Ferraris as rendered in 1/64 by Kyosho.
Kyosho diecasts, though not as good as HW for the higher end collectibles line (now defuncted by Mattel), are definitely better than the "kiddie" diecasts you see for $1, and are on par with several mid range diecasts... the nice thing about Kyosho is that they have done so many Ferraris, I can only find a couple of Ferrari subjects Kyosho has neglected to do... anyway, Kyosho has several 250 variants... worth checking out for parts, especially because the Kyoshos are screwed together, making them easy to disassemble!

4) If you have the time or skill, open the doors! Again, for really nice interiors, use the HW 250 Gt or canabolize a Kyosho!

5) For reference, check out those by TTC:
http://www.tinytoycars.com/index.php?cPath=22_73_138

1. DANG! Those are nice! But all I saw was a P4 no P2. The only good pic I have so far of the P2 is a profile, rendering from a book called "Sports Cars." I'd really like to find a top view that shows the front and back.

2. Tried to find one on TheBay but everything was 1/18
2b. Yeah I'm nowhere near finished with the windows. I may try and fill the original window post indentions and Vac.U.Form a replacement.

3. Yeah HW's could screw up just about anything with wheel choice. What kills me is this new insistance of staggering the wheel size. Its kind of irrelivant on the P2 since I'm gonna have to build up the rear fender to make the upper venting accurate. My rendering, and they are pretty accurate for the make and type, shows solid alloy? wheels. These are the ones I'm gonna use. Jury's still out as to wheather I'm gonna paint them silver. They are from a Jessie James 666 Modified. Bad taste in makings but nice wheels. And one heck of a chassis I might add. I'll be doing something wih that car soon.


4. Might try opening the doors. There's not a lot of meat there for support after cutting them out. Going to get some hinges today for the 250 LM project. I'll probably take both cars and see what I can find.

5. I'll give this other site a look when I get time.

Thanks for the info.
 

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Fast Eddie said:
nice work, and nice website, beautiful model kits, for the serious :)(seriously rich)
Those are some great 1/43's. Excellent detail. And yeah probably a bit out of my price range. I wouldn't have paid the price for the 666 car were it not that I wanted a modified to play with. Heck! That's almost a buck a wheel otherwise. :D
 

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I've decided to go with the '63 250P LeMans winner. These are the components that are going to make it up. The axles were too long so they were cut down and rejoined with aluminum tube. Nope! She ain't gonna roll. The hinge at the rear has been a problem in that I've removed it several times already and have at least one more time to get it to set right. The window is still an issue in that I'm hesitant to fill the upright indentions. If it can't be done smooth enough it'll probably ruin the windshield. But if it works I'll have a mold. Feast or famin. Hope to have this one together next week.

 
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