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Ferrari F430 Challenge Part I

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Ferrari F430



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Hi to all, I'd like to briefly introduce myself: 39 yo, from Italy, cars lover, since a few years I'm collaborating with "the boss" Mario.
I was recently working a on Fujimi F430 Challenge but personal issues took me away from modelling for the moment. Here a shot of the model, as soon as possible I'll upload the complete progress

Okay, since I got the kits collector syndrome and my last completed model was on 2003, I do not know WHEN/HOW/IF Iíll be able to complete it, but letís go on.

To see the full WIP, folllow the following link

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Fujimi kit with Crazy Modeler F430 photoetched set (Note: I started with this one, during the way I then got the specific F430 Challenge set)
When I started I was not sure about the livery but the model would have slick tires, anyway. To do so, I sanded away the inner radial dent from all the rims. Tires come from a Tamiya Alfa 155 DTM. Rims are too bright, later on Iíll tone them down with Gloss Aluminium
To have an idea about the box-stock stance, I quickly assembled undercarriage, hub and wheels. Stance looks correct in my opinion, despite Iíll probably lower it a bit
While Iím thinking how to install the 360 engine in the 430 engine bay, I relaxed myself installing aftermarket locking-nuts on the wheels. Once milled away the molded in nut, I placed on the beautiful Scale Production turned parts (Item SPA24011)
Checking to my ref photos I realized that the outer ring of the wheels are rather thick, Fujimi did not replicated it correctly
So, just for a check I add a strip of styrene over the kit rims. Here a comparison with and without the strips

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by: rjacobone ( on 2008-04-28 - 12:20

Hi JosŤ, thanks a lot for your comment. I just updated the progress. Anyway I'm slowly working on the F430, sorry.

Bye: Roberto :-)

by: Josť Antonio ( on 2008-04-26 - 18:21

Quite a model, I hope you will finish soon your personal issues and resume the building of this model. Si far, it looks great.

Josť Antonio