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'57 Ferrari Pontoon Fender TR250 [FINISHED]

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fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Thursday, April 28, 2022 9:15 PM

Outstanding build! Beautiful paint job too!

Jim Captain

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 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  1/48 Tamiya - Vought F4U-1A Corsair for Group Build 'Absent Friends' 50%                                                                   1/48 Encore Models - A-37B/OA-37B Dragonfly 50%

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  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, April 28, 2022 7:48 AM

Oh My Gooness!!

 Dat's one Beautimus Auto!! Great Job!!

  • Member since
    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 6:54 PM

Thanks Guys!

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

  • Member since
    January 2020
  • From: Maryland
Posted by wpwar11 on Monday, April 25, 2022 8:19 PM

What a great looking car.  You did a super job with the model.

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by lurch on Monday, April 25, 2022 7:24 PM

That looks fantastic. you did a fabuluis job.

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, April 25, 2022 5:44 PM

Another beauty!  Turned out very nice.  And it's a little dude at just over 3"

Thanks,

John

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Monday, April 25, 2022 5:24 PM
The last details to be added were the chrome decal stripes around the base of the windshield (Scale-Master Decals produced by Warbird) and the two prong knock-offs for the wheels.

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

  • Member since
    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Monday, April 25, 2022 3:40 PM
I made a circular punch and cut out a Mylar disc for the rearview mirror face.  The tail lights are plated white metal painted with Tamiya Clear Red.
The windshield fits OK, but there is very little material in contact with the body.  I used RC560 canopy glue to secure it and create a small fillet.

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

  • Member since
    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Saturday, April 23, 2022 8:58 PM

Thanks Brandon!

 

It's up on its wheels and leveled.  Paint has been cut & waxed.  The dash and steering wheel/column are installed too.  Wind (and the static it creates) doesn't play well with black paint…

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

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Friday, April 22, 2022 11:03 AM

Those old Ferraris are gorgeous cars. Super nice work.

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

  • Member since
    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Friday, April 22, 2022 10:41 AM
Now to let the clear dry for a while before final assembly…

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

  • Member since
    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, April 21, 2022 8:44 PM

Thanks Lurch!

 

The headlight covers are also vacuum formed clear Lexan and even more tedious to cut out than the windshield.  Careful sanding is the trick to making them fit properly.  On this car they are painted silver; I used Tamiya Mica Silver.

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

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by lurch on Thursday, April 21, 2022 6:44 PM

Still looking fantastic. Great job you are doing.

  • Member since
    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, April 21, 2022 1:40 PM

Thanks John!

 

All the decals have been applied…

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

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, April 21, 2022 1:01 PM

That is impressive!

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, April 21, 2022 10:33 AM
I used a couple sections of the same Scale-Master white stripe decals used on the seats to make up the white parts.  Then I mixed some Tamiya X-7 Red and X-3 Yellow to fill in the rest with a brush.  A close look shows where the repairs were made, but since it's on the bottom it won't really be visible.  I also had to paint the lip of the grille opening.

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

  • Member since
    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 10:24 AM

Thanks!

 

The decals for this particular version were provided by the person I'm building it for.  They aren't for this casting so while they scale out well, the nose band doesn't quite fit this kit.  A couple gaps on the bottom need to be dealt with.  Not a problem…

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

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by lurch on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 9:17 AM

That is looking fantastic. Looking forward to the finished piece.

  • Member since
    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 9:35 PM
The dash needed some detail so I drew a set of gauges and printed a set of decals.

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

  • Member since
    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 6:31 PM
The steering wheel is beautifully mastered.  I still remember seeing the brass master Lloyd made the day he finished it.  A real work of art; it even has the delicate finger notches on the other side of the rim. 
I used brown, candy red and black acrylics to paint the wood rim.  It's attached to the steering box here.  Keep in mind the diameter of the wheel is about the size of a pinky fingernail.

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

  • Member since
    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 10:01 AM
The windshield is vacuum-formed from very thin Lexan.  (Lloyd Asbury was a master at vacuum-forming parts and making the masters for them.  He was the guy behind Lancer slot car bodies and did some for Associated R/C cars too.)
While there is a demarcation molded into show where to cut, it's on the faint side.  But trimming with a knife leaves a more visible whitish line and as tedious as it seems, it is not that difficult once you get started.  I used scissors to cut the base of the sides evenly after excising it from the sheet with a knife.

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

  • Member since
    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Sunday, April 17, 2022 10:56 AM
I decanted some TS-14 Black, thinned it and airbrushed the body with three light coats to help preserve the delicate details.  When that dried for 24 hours I wet sanded the paint with 1200 and shot it with one more coat.  This is the result.

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

  • Member since
    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Saturday, April 16, 2022 7:02 PM
The body needed a few little spots filled, I used CA (instead of solder) since they were so shallow.  One was the panel line molded into the nose; this car does not have that line.  I also scribed some of the panel lines a little bit deeper.  I forgot how unforgiving that can be freehand in white metal…

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

  • Member since
    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Saturday, April 16, 2022 4:51 PM
The exhaust is made up of two parts per side.  I find it is easier to cement the small pipe from the header to the main muffler/tailpipe section and install later as single units.  The main parts have tabs that fit positively into the axle holes in the chassis so a little tape is all that's needed to keep them in place.

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

  • Member since
    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Saturday, April 16, 2022 10:50 AM
The interior features separate parts for the pedals, battery, electrical panel and shifter.

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

  • Member since
    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Friday, April 15, 2022 5:21 PM
After the decaling was done the seats were sealed with clear flat.

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

  • Member since
    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Friday, April 15, 2022 11:49 AM
The seats were primed in gray (all the metal parts that get painted are primed first), and then TS-8 Italian Red was lightly and not uniformly airbrushed.  The white piping was done with Scale-Master decal stripes.  (They are being produced by Warbird Decals now.)  Even though the stripes are straight, a little decal solvent makes them very pliable to follow the curves.  Still a few more sections to add at this point.  I used the "H" size which is a size that is consistent on all the Scale-Master stripe sheets, even from the 80's.

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

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by lurch on Thursday, April 14, 2022 8:10 PM

My dad built those metal kits in the early 70'sand thefinished kit looked fantastic. Going to watch and see what you do with it. Great find. 

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, April 14, 2022 7:07 PM

That brings back some memories. I bought a 1/43 white metal 250 GT kit, maybe a GTO quite a while ago.

This was long before any online information, and my only hobby mags were model railroad stuff.

When I opened the box, Irealized that it was a) small, and b) way beyond my abilities.

I will look around, I might still have it.

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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