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Hasegawa 1/24 Ferrari 250 Testarossa - Lucybelle II - Now with added pics!; Le Mans 1958- Renaissance decals
Topic Started: Dec 3 2017, 11:45 PM (119 Views)
Spad
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Hello all
Been a while since I completed something but I thought I would share my latest effort. I built to support the IPMS Car and Motorcycle SIG display at Telford this year, the them being 70 Years Ferrari, 70 Years since Henry Ford passed. This is the Hasegawa 1/24 Ferrari 250TR finished in the less common white paint job with blue racing stripes as worn by chassis # 0732TR at LM1958 and uses the Renaissance decal sheet Tk24/267. The car was driven by Hugus and Eriksson at the 1958 LeMans and unfortunately retired at the 7th hour; the race was won by another 250 Testarossa (0728TR) driven by a duo including Phil Hill. That car is actually one of the subjects on the kit decal sheet, though the kit is inaccurate for that car.
I had a load of fun with this build and in typical Hasegawa fashion it goes together with precision and displays a fair amount of forethought with most ejector pin marks and sprue gates being located so that they end up out of sight and covered over. Can't imagine how much, unnecessary as it turned out, cleaning up I did!
I replaced the kit wheels with a set of metal rim/photo-etch spoke beauties from Hobby Design and wired both distributors, feeding the wires into the ends of a couple of copper tubes glued onto the rocker covers - a feature in photos of the real thing conspicuously absent from the kit's otherwise beautiful engine. I also added a fuel rail to the carbs and a couple of lengths of spring type tube which represented the corrugated fuel lines when painted yellow. I also replaced the solid intake grill with a piece of wire mesh though it can't be seen behind the driving lamps so maybe I'll not bother next time! I also made good use of my Molotov Chrome Pens on rivets etc but, most significantly, for the windscreen frame and rear view mirror glass. Well recommended!
All in all a most enjoyable build and my thanks to those BM'ers that offered their insight into the likely colour of the tonneau cover!
Anyway, enough of this rubbish, here are the pics - comments and criticism welcome in equal measure. Hope you like her.

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Edited by Spad, Dec 4 2017, 12:29 AM.
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Well that didn't work too well!
First time to use Flickr - can somebody tell me how to embed pics so they actually show?

Cheers
Rick

edit: Thanks Paul!!
Edited by Spad, Dec 4 2017, 12:28 AM.
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Hi Rick, in Flickr click the arrow symbol to bring up the share menu. Select BBCode and copy the text. Paste this into the forum text editor and the image will show up. The Flickr BBCode turns the image into a link back to the Flickr page and adds some text relating to your Flickr page. If you don't want this to happen you need to select and delete the superfluous code, leaving the address between the [img] and [/img] tags. For example the text highlighted in yellow in this example is the bit you want:

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Make sure the img tags have their square brackets, otherwise it won't work!

If you have any probs, let me know.
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:wow: Beautifully done.
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Grant
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That does look good. Worth the extra for the wheels and nice work on the engine.
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Thanks guys - appreciate the comments.
@Grant - yes the wheels are much better than the kit moulded wheels (which aren't bad at all) and they weren't that expensive from memory. I believe the Hasegawa own-brand ones are a bit more cash though! They are quite heavy so lend a fair bit of weight to the finished model.
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