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Tamiya Ferrari FXXK (FINISHED!)

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  • Member since
    March 2015
  • From: Close to Chicago
Tamiya Ferrari FXXK (FINISHED!)
Posted by JohnnyK on Thursday, July 1, 2021 3:50 PM

Well, I finally finished this kit. I started this build in April and finished it in the last week of June. A lot of things got in the way of finishing this kit sooner. One of which was my poor judgement of trying tp remove the paint from the driver's door by soaking the door in lacquer thinner. The result was a red blob of dissolved plastic. Tamiya provided a replacement door at no cost to me. 

I have worked on many 1/24 scale cars. I can say that this kit was the most challenging to build. It has over 150 parts (that's a lot of parts for a 1/24 scale model. I also purchased a couple of Tamiya Detail-Up parts upgrades including PE parts and carbon fiber decals. The body was painted in Tamiya rattle can Italian Red and Gloss Black.

The engine is visible through a clear plastic window in the engine hood.

 

The engine hood is operable, thus providing a nice view of the detailed engine bay. Carbon fiber decals dress-up the engine compartment.

 

The doors operable and provide a nice view of the detailed cockpit.

The kit includes soft rubber tires and nice looking wheels.

This is not a small "sport's car". It's larger than a Camero.

 

Your comments and questions are always welcome.

  • Member since
    January 2020
  • From: Maryland
Posted by wpwar11 on Thursday, July 1, 2021 7:40 PM

Nice.  The carbon fiber decals look great.

  • Member since
    February 2006
  • From: Boston
Posted by Wilbur Wright on Saturday, July 3, 2021 5:33 PM

I'm doing the yellow version of this car, same kit.  It's a bear to finish assemble. I have it on hold until I'm in the mood.  It's a fantastic kit and I have the P/E,  but one has to be in the right frame of mind to do a kit with this level of detail, and get it right.

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Saturday, July 3, 2021 7:50 PM

That is one cool Ferrari, Johnny. YesYes

I imagine that would be a challenge in 1/24.

-Greg

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Saturday, July 3, 2021 8:43 PM

Very nice build Johnny! Toast Toast Toast

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

 

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 70% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    July 2021
  • From: New Zealand
Posted by NZAnglia on Sunday, July 4, 2021 2:22 AM
That is a sweet looking build, although with those decals it always make me think of the 60s custom bubble top cars. Love the CF work throughout :)
  • Member since
    March 2015
  • From: Close to Chicago
Posted by JohnnyK on Sunday, July 4, 2021 1:58 PM

Thanks for the kind words everyone !! 

This kit has a 22 page instruction book!! How nuts is that?

Your comments and questions are always welcome.

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, July 4, 2021 3:01 PM

Nicely done.  Wild looking car

Thanks,

John

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    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Monday, July 5, 2021 11:13 AM

Nice job, looks like something Batman would drive (if it was all black!).

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Monday, July 5, 2021 12:21 PM

Rob Gronovius

Nice job, looks like something Batman would drive (if it was all black!).

 

Ha! It does!

 

-Greg

  • Member since
    March 2015
  • From: Close to Chicago
Posted by JohnnyK on Monday, July 5, 2021 4:29 PM

If the model wasn't so difficult to build I would build another one and paint it all black. Hmmm, maybe that would be a good Winter project.

Your comments and questions are always welcome.

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, July 5, 2021 4:48 PM

Hey! 

    I thought you said a Car model. That thing looks like a  "Jump Fighter" from the Science Fiction series I am reading. With Wheels! That is one awesome and intruiging looking automobile.

    But, back to my first comment, That Car is probably the wildest thing on wheels I've seen since the Lincoln Futura( Circa1956-7) Now the Poor thing looks terrible as a BatMobile Wanna-Be! Don't let that happen to this beauty!

  • Member since
    March 2015
  • From: Close to Chicago
Posted by JohnnyK on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 11:59 AM

Tamyia did a great job on the kit. All the parts fit properly and the unusual operation of the doors work corretly.

Your comments and questions are always welcome.

  • Member since
    March 2015
  • From: Close to Chicago
Posted by JohnnyK on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 1:17 PM

First of all, this car is not street legal and it is not approved to be driven in any race event. The car costs about $2.8 million and you, as the owner, cannot take it home with you.  The car is kept and maintained by Ferrari in a Ferrari garage. The owner of the car can drive the car on a  Ferrari approved "track day event". On a "track day event" Ferrari will ship your car to a race track, such as Road Atlanta, and you can drive your car around the race track with other Ferraris. At the end of the day, Ferrari will ship the car back to their garage. It is a true toy for the super rich.

The car has a V12 engine and a "kinetic energy recovery system". The KERS system stores energy when the car brakes. The stored energy can be used, along with the V12 engine, during acceleration. The combined power is about 1,036 horsepower and the car has a top speed of 217 miles per hour.     

 

Your comments and questions are always welcome.

  • Member since
    March 2013
Posted by LonCray on Thursday, July 8, 2021 7:17 AM

Yeah, owning one of these is like paying for season tickets to a really expensive sports team - you give them an immense amount of money and they let you use them for that team's home games and that's it.  Of course, there are few places you could drive them to the limit even if they were street legal - maybe interstates in the west of North America, or the Autobahns (before they started being speed limited).

  • Member since
    July 2021
Posted by Kingslug on Monday, July 19, 2021 11:36 AM

For that Money I'de buy a Koenisegg and call it a day...and drive it when I want.

Nice job...

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