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Ferrari Daytona Shooting Brake [FINISHED]

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Ferrari Daytona Shooting Brake [FINISHED]
Posted by Scale-Master on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 7:17 PM
It can't be an FF since it's two wheel drive…
Or would it be a 365 GTB/4 Kammback?   (It's actually based on a rebodied Corvette.)
 
I started with a sealed kit of the Miami Vice roadster; the deck lid and right side door were scarred from one of the tires.  90% of the deck damage was fixed by cutting off the deck.  Guess it was destined for this idea…  The rest was filled and sanded out. 
 
About ½ inch of the leading edge of the soft top was used to mate to the windshield frame. The Gremlin roof was cut down height-wise and lengthened. The sides of the roof were reshaped and refined with strip styrene and filler. 
I changed the shape of the rear window and added trim.
Instead of using the glass as the hatch I removed the hinges and scribed in new panel lines Like a Vega Kammback.
 
Many wagon conversions suffer from poor tailgate/hatch design.  To try and negate that issue, and to keep the theme of the original car, I integrated the Daytona trunk line on the back panel.
Getting close to adding the B pillar…

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    April 2005
  • From: Roanoke, Virginia
Posted by BigJim on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 7:55 AM

Sorry dude, but, it reminds me of a Gremlin! Devil

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Posted by Scale-Master on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 6:20 PM
When I built the Gremlin kit a few years ago I wasn't impressed with the soft and uneven molding of the body detail behind the quarter windows.  I sharpened it up on this one with a couple strips of styrene.
And a simple B pillar.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, August 26, 2021 8:18 AM

Now! That is something ya don't see every day!

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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Thursday, August 26, 2021 4:05 PM

Cool, nice proportions!

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

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Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, August 26, 2021 7:09 PM

Thanks guys!

 

To make the rear windows I used the Gremlin tinted pieces.  I trimmed the back one down and cut the side windows out of the windshield.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Thursday, August 26, 2021 8:58 PM

Scale-Master, I like what you are doing with this build. I sometimes think about a similar build, I just don't know if I have the skill to pull it off. I feel that a first generation Mustang station wagon is an attractive car. The Mach-E just doesn't come close. I'm looking forward to seeing your finished build. I know it will be something to see.

BTW: I am taking notes.

OK. On the bench: Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, August 27, 2021 8:12 AM

Great start on this one SM!! 

                   

 

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Posted by Scale-Master on Friday, August 27, 2021 8:59 AM

Thanks Guys!

 

That Mustang is a good example of what I was describing as poor tailgate/hatch design.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Friday, August 27, 2021 9:34 AM
I cut the rear off the Daytona interior and the front off the Gremlin's and mated them together.  A decent amount of putty was needed to smooth the transition on the inside, but the AMC part fit into the Chevy frame like it was designed to do so.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    March 2021
Posted by Marcus M. Jones on Friday, August 27, 2021 3:40 PM
A Grerrari, now that is something you don't see everyday. Keep up the good work!
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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Saturday, August 28, 2021 1:36 PM
I went with a Navy Blue undercoat for the Metallic Blue final coat.  When I decide what shade I want to use…

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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Posted by Scale-Master on Monday, August 30, 2021 6:21 PM
I wanted a dark metallic blue, but this may be too dark…
I'll think on it a bit.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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Posted by Scale-Master on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 9:41 AM
I added texture to the blue paint to "carpet" the blended area of the two interior pieces.
The dash was hand detail painted and the gauges are decals from the Scale-Master '78 Pace Car sheet I drew for the Revell-Monogram kit.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 7:11 PM
The wheels and tires also benefitted from the same Corvette decal sheet.
I used the crossed flag logos for the center caps too.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, September 2, 2021 8:55 AM
The front half of the interior is box-stock except for the addition of the console and steering wheel decals from the same Pace Car sheet.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Friday, September 3, 2021 9:13 AM
I went with a full coat of Deep Metallic Blue to brighten the near black Dark Mica Blue.
                                        

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Friday, September 3, 2021 4:52 PM

In the UK it was called the Ferrari Breadvan when it was first released.

Remember , common sense is not common.

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Friday, September 3, 2021 9:14 PM

Actually shooting brake is an old horse and buggy days term.

The 1962 Breadvan you reference was a one only racecar and not really a shooting brake, but a very cool machine.  Typically they are are street cars.

Many makes and models have shooting break variants, although it is a predominately European configuration/name that came into fashion about 100 years ago.

This one is made up and actually a Corvette.  I guess it could equally be a SportsWagon or Kammback.

 

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Sunday, September 5, 2021 10:15 AM
The engine and chassis are straight out of the kit; very simplistic, not too detailed.  Since this one is more about the exterior I left it all as is and added the underhood decals from the '78 sheet.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Friday, September 10, 2021 7:20 PM
What a difference a little cut and buff can make.

 

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, September 30, 2021 12:12 PM
I drew up and printed the Pininfarina scripts and crests.  I also made door handles and locks at the same time.
BMF for the chrome and the glass has been installed.
I tried the Hasegawa Flat Black Finish material for the B Pillars and it works well. 

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Sunday, October 3, 2021 8:18 PM
All done.  I had fun doing it...

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, October 3, 2021 9:23 PM

Turned  out really nice.  Interesting subject.

Thanks,

John

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