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1/20 Revival 1956 Ferrari D50

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  • From: Ohio (USA)
1/20 Revival 1956 Ferrari D50
Posted by DRUMS01 on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 10:57 PM

Here is a kit I got done just a little while back. It hasn't been posted here because I failed to get any good WIP photos. In retrospect, I did not want to neglect her either.  

HISTORY: Also known as the Lancia D50. It was a Formula One racing car designed by Vittorio Jano. It was innovative in its day as it used the engine as a stressed chassis member. The off-center position of the engine is to allow a lower overall height. The pannier fuel cells were used for better weight distribution and aerodynamics. Six of the cars were built, two of them are displayed in Italian museums. The car was originally driven by the legend Alberto Ascari. Juan Manuel Fangio won the 1956 World Championship of Drivers with this car. In the 14 races of its lifespan it had 8 poles and five wins.

THE KIT: Revival is a manufacturer in Italy and many of thier kits are still in production. Revival makes two types of model kits, one basic kit with a plastic body, wheels, and such, and the other is thier upgraded kit with a painted metal body real metal wire wheels, and nearly all of the kit in cast metal (chassis, engine, suspension, etc.). This is the upgraded kit. Like all Revival kits, there is the normal metal flashing and mold lines to remove or fill; bring your files. Much of the kit is assembled with very, very small (wristwatch size) screws. Some Revival kits go together much better than others, this one is a good kit and it fell together with little hassle. Likewise, some of the pre-painted metal bodies arrive looking great while other kits have grit and blemishes. This kits base coat was fine but the gloss had various shaded of gloss and satin (inconsistent). I rubbed it out and clearcoated the kit after the decals were added. Another concern with some of the Revival kits are the assembly of the rubber tires over the wheels with thier large inner-liners. This kits tires were pliable and went of the wheels easily. This was a box stock build with the following exceptions:

- numerous nuts abd bolts added to the engine and suspension

- full brake lines added out to the wheels

- rims painted silver like real car (not polished or chrome)

- rebuilt ignition lines added to the engine

- brass fuel lines and glass bowl added to top of engine

- decals were used from my spares and not the kit ones

- created and added the screens above the injectors

- scratch built windshield (missing from the kit)

Your feedback or remarks are encouraged...... Happy Modeling

v/r,

Ben a.k.a. DRUMS01

 

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- 1/350 USS Alabama - Staged

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 11:05 PM

Very nice!

Thanks,

John

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, July 19, 2018 8:39 AM

Oh My ! 

 How did you know my favorite color was red ? Nice ! T.B.

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    March, 2013
Posted by LonCray on Thursday, July 19, 2018 10:53 AM

I don't know much about F1 cars, but this is the first one I can remember seeing that looks like a transition point from the 30's cars to modern F1 machines.  Gotta be those side sponsons.

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Posted by philo426 on Thursday, July 19, 2018 3:25 PM

Very interesting kit!Are they expensive?

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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Thursday, July 19, 2018 5:54 PM

That's an attractive and unusual machine!  I have never heard of the car before this, thanks for posting!

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    June, 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Thursday, July 19, 2018 7:55 PM

Are they expensive? If you go full retail they are around $120.00 USA +/-

However, if you go to some of the on-line shopping or auction sites, they can be had for as little as the highest bid, sometimess for $50.00 - $80.00

Thanks for the inds words everyone.

v/r,

Ben

I am a Veteran; to all other Veterans thank you for your service. Retired now and living well

PROJECTS:

- 1/350 USS Alabama - Staged

- 90mm Achilles Resin Figure - WIP

- 120mm SS Panzer Officer - Done

 

 

 

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    June, 2018
Posted by TankerEasy on Thursday, July 19, 2018 8:50 PM

very impressive!  really like the details in the engine

Air Force vet (2006-2012)

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Recently completed: 1:16 Dragon figure (for now)

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  • Member since
    June, 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Saturday, July 21, 2018 12:26 AM

Thanks for the kind words everyone, she was a pain to clean-up but a pleasure to build.

v/r,

Ben

I am a Veteran; to all other Veterans thank you for your service. Retired now and living well

PROJECTS:

- 1/350 USS Alabama - Staged

- 90mm Achilles Resin Figure - WIP

- 120mm SS Panzer Officer - Done

 

 

 

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    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, July 21, 2018 7:32 AM

Beautiful!  That is one of my favorite F1 cars!

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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    June, 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Saturday, July 21, 2018 8:38 AM

I just looked at Revival's website. They have Phil Hill's 1961 Ferrari 156 F1 car. I was born too late to see these cars when they werre in their prime. DRUMS01, your Ferrari D50 is wonderful. A beautiful build.

OK. On the bench:

Way too much to build in one lifetime...

  • Member since
    June, 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Saturday, July 21, 2018 10:41 PM

Thanks Don and Frank.... I've have my eye on one of those sharknose Revival Ferrari's but have yet to get one. I think you should buy one and show your thread. I would know then if it is one I must have. Surprise

Ben

I am a Veteran; to all other Veterans thank you for your service. Retired now and living well

PROJECTS:

- 1/350 USS Alabama - Staged

- 90mm Achilles Resin Figure - WIP

- 120mm SS Panzer Officer - Done

 

 

 

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