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Metal Revival Ferrari 500 kit by vash68 Metal Revival Ferrari 500 kit by vash68
I almost lost this one at a model convention! I was about to buy it after looking at how detailed the thing was, then i decided id come back to it. I got a few feet away and saw a guy really seriously looking through it talking to the vendor about it for about 5 minutes. Then the potential buyer says "well it it was an Alfa Romeo, Id buy it" Then he walked away, then i snatched it up, and it was only $50. There was a Mercedes one under it for the same price, but I liked how the Ferrari looked way better. Plus the kit was made in Italy, so why not build an Italian model  kit of an Italian race car, instead of an Italian model of a German race car? lol These things, from what Im finding online, usually sell somewhere  around $140
This thing is REALLY detailed, most of it is metal too. The wheels were the first things I noticed, they actually had individual spokes laced  like the real thing. After its built, you can remove the wheels by unscrewing the knock-off hubs. It goes together like the real thing, the body comes in separate panels which screw together over the chassis. I guess you can leave it all apart, because this thing has some nice internal, and frame detail that gets covered up when the body goes over it. I'll see if I can add any more detail to it. I'm already looking it repainting all the prepainted parts, and just detail painting the engine, and whatnot to really bring out all those nice details :)

I just had a thought, I've haven't done a Ferrari model since  my first snap together model I did when i was in preschool (ages ago.) I've done Lambos, but no ferraris, not sure
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BlueFox284 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
A Tipo 500- Cool! Never seen you do an F1 car before. If your gonna repaint the parts, Tamiya TS-8 Italian Red is about as close you'll get to a perfect match. The older F1's are lil' bit of a darker shade of red, sometime in the 90's or so they got lighter. 
vash68 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope never done an F-1, this will be my first :) Cool thanks for the tips! I was debating on whether to repaint the body or not, since the paint looks pretty nice. But since its the wrong shade of red like you said, then I should repaint it . Plus i was wanting to use a clearcoat to seal up the decals, and im not sure how the clear coat would react to the kit's paint.  Looks like I'll go all out Tamiya  paint on this build! :D
BlueFox284 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
Well, the pre-painted parts look to be correct enough shade from here- after all, its made in Italy- would they DARE screw that up? lol :laughing:  But if you're in doubt on how it'll react with a clear coat, then yeah, re-paint away! 
vash68 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
When you said that i kinda. Thought the red did look alil dark to me. True and it's a pricey kit online so thEy better have it all right! Loldcssk. I found out the paint they used on these kits is a baked enamel , I can prolly do a. Test spray inside one of the panels nobody will ever see inside of.
rustyironmonger Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice score.
vash68 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I'm hoping to get around to it soon! :D
rustyironmonger Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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March 8, 2014
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FinePix AX200
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1/32 second
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5 mm
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Sep 29, 2013, 2:03:09 AM
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