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Romell R
07-18-12, 09:52 PM
Hey fellas Im hoping this first project with you will be a good one. Actually this was my holygrail of projects, I've wanted to build a pocher F40 for years but could never seem to get the kit due to the rarity of it , you know how it works the more rare the more costly it becomes. On ebay these Kits run from anywhere up wards of $500.00 - $1200.00 I was able to get mine as a poorly built glue bomb for $250.00.

Also I have the latest AutoGraph Trans Kit on the way from Germany these trans kits sell for around $2000.00 but will completely transform the pocher kit into a museum quality build.

My first order of business was to dis-assemble the F40 and clean up the parts (there are over 300 seperate parts) and get it ready for the arrival of the Trans Kit.

So without further ado lets get this thread started.....

Heres the F40 when it arrived....
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Ton
07-19-12, 06:03 AM
Here you can find an appetizer gringrin

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/large-scale-cars/2250-pocher-f40.html

hot ford coupe
07-19-12, 06:58 AM
Wow, only $250. That's what I call a real bargain. There's a whole lot of potential there. I'm looking forward to seeing this as you go. 1thumbup1

AirB
07-19-12, 10:01 AM
Hi Romell, i wish you good luck and much fun with your F40 project,
i look forward to see your progress on the model.1thumbup1

strevo
07-19-12, 01:19 PM
Wow, I was expecting to see much worse for $250, looks like you got a great deal Romell! Looking forward to seeing the build progress.1thumbup1

Romell R
07-19-12, 02:35 PM
Here you can find an appetizer gringrin

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/large-scale-cars/2250-pocher-f40.html

Thanks Ton ive followed your build for quite some time you've done an excellent job on it. I was wondering where I can get an F40 shop manual?

Romell R
07-19-12, 02:43 PM
Wow, I was expecting to see much worse for $250, looks like you got a great deal Romell! Looking forward to seeing the build progress.1thumbup1
Yeah when I saw it on eBay the guy had the auction starting at 250 bucks so I just offered him the 250 and he took it I was shocked that he did. And your right its in fairly good condition. I guess I was in the right place at the right time 1thumbup1

Ton
07-19-12, 03:27 PM
Romell,

The shop manual is part of the transkit.

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I only bought the extra manual for the electric wiring.

If you need help....just give shout!

Romell R
07-19-12, 11:37 PM
ahh ok im sure im gonna need help with the wiring. Thx Ton

Romell R
07-20-12, 01:50 AM
I figured while im waiting on the trans kit id start painting some parts.


I was able to get the textured look of the vavle covers by spraying at about 16 inches away from the parts they were sprayed with Testors Itailian red.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/07/132.jpg


these are the exhaust heat shields sprayed with a light coating of alclad pale burnt metal, i'll spray them once more to get em a lil darker...

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/07/133.jpg


And heres the tranny with a lil alclad white aluminum.....

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/07/134.jpg


I may be jumping the gun here so these colors may change. I hope you enjoyed..... 1thumbup1

AirB
07-20-12, 04:05 AM
Ferrari Parts, Ferrari Accessories, and Ferrari Performance Products - Ricambi America, Inc. (http://www.ricambiamerica.com/parts_catalogs.php?M=FE&P=&V=diag&I=1546)
You can find the parts manual here.

Ton
07-20-12, 08:14 AM
Hi Romell,

Your fingers are itching I see, very nice gringrin To avoid double work it is best to wait until you have got the transkit. E.g the replacing of the plastic bolts by brass bolts it is easy to damage your paintwork 1confused1 You can download the manual on the autograph site. To get the best result : study, study, study ....build in your head the part and than start with the actual build. I spent 650 hrs on this build...but probably the same number on studying and thinking. 1gramps1

Romell R
07-21-12, 03:27 AM
Hi Romell,

Your fingers are itching I see, very nice gringrin To avoid double work it is best to wait until you have got the transkit. E.g the replacing of the plastic bolts by brass bolts it is easy to damage your paintwork 1confused1 You can download the manual on the autograph site. To get the best result : study, study, study ....build in your head the part and than start with the actual build. I spent 650 hrs on this build...but probably the same number on studying and thinking. 1gramps1
Thx Ton Im doing just that most of my engine parts have been drilled out where the bolts were and I have downloaded the manual I can tell already this is goin to be one heck of a ride LOL! but im no stranger to long rides feel free to check out my last project its a 1/16th scale 69 Daytona ProMod most of it is scratch built i did the Build on the MCM forums heres the link for ya.
http://www.modelcars...showtopic=44578 (http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=44578) I hope you enjoy.... warning its over 60 pages long! 1confused1

Ton
07-21-12, 05:54 AM
Great build Romell! I see everything is in control! gringrin

Don Garrett
07-21-12, 11:20 AM
Thanks for sharing your build with us here at S.M.C. Romell.......you've got quite a project there my friend, as you know, you have many hours of detailing to do when your trans kit arrives, please post lots of photos.........we love the eye candy!

Romell R
07-21-12, 01:03 PM
Thanks for sharing your build with us here at S.M.C. Romell.......you've got quite a project there my friend, as you know, you have many hours of detailing to do when your trans kit arrives, please post lots of photos.........we love the eye candy!

Will do Don , I didn't know you visited this forum as well, good to see someone I know here. I will keep the eye candy rollin!

Romell R
07-21-12, 02:42 PM
Hey Ton what did you find most challenging about your build?

Ton
07-21-12, 06:49 PM
The most challenging in this build was to look for solutions for ill fitting parts of the Pocher kit and the transkit.

kmeaders@q.com
07-21-12, 07:12 PM
Looks good and I'm glad to see you here on this site.

BrassBuilder
07-22-12, 12:40 AM
Looks like an interesting build....I'm looking forward to updates....especially that trans kit when you get it.
Mike

Don Garrett
07-22-12, 09:22 AM
Will do Don , I didn't know you visited this forum as well, good to see someone I know here. I will keep the eye candy rollin!

You made me grin Romell.........yeah, Ive been known to hang around here from time to time, hee, hee.
Take a peek at my title. 1thumbup1

Romell R
07-22-12, 02:20 PM
You made me grin Romell.........yeah, Ive been known to hang around here from time to time, hee, hee.
Take a peek at my title. 1thumbup1

DOH! 1wthe1 Boy do i feel foolish! well its good to know we're in good hands 1thumbup1

Don Garrett
07-22-12, 03:48 PM
Don't feel foolish my friend, consider yourself initiated into Scale Motorcars.
This is where big toy guys gather to share info, babble a bit, make a few friends and do what we really enjoy doing.

BTW...I've been tinkering with an F-40 engine and have some exploded views (line drawings) of the engine, oiling system etc.
Would you find it useful for me to post them here in your thread?

comp1839
07-22-12, 03:57 PM
glad to see you here, romell. very cool build you have going on.

Romell R
07-22-12, 07:34 PM
BTW...I've been tinkering with an F-40 engine and have some exploded views (line drawings) of the engine, oiling system etc.
Would you find it useful for me to post them here in your thread?
Please do I would appreciate any reference material. Thanks so much Don!

Romell R
07-22-12, 07:37 PM
glad to see you here, romell. very cool build you have going on. Oh man Dave your here too!! Kool im starting to feel at home LOL! good to hear from ya man!

um Dave I always wanted to ask you....whats up with the pointed stick and the sleeping bear???

spinellid82
07-22-12, 10:24 PM
Dang Romell! Just took a gander at your promod daytona....SWEET! Now I am REALLY interested in this build!

spinellid82
07-22-12, 10:27 PM
Oh yeah..welcome to our forum, LOL

spinellid82
07-22-12, 11:15 PM
Any chance at a link to your 67 Chevelle build? I'd love to see it!

Romell R
07-23-12, 02:19 AM
Any chance at a link to your 67 Chevelle build? I'd love to see it!

Sure brother all ya had to do was ask..... http://www.modelcars...l=aftashox&st=0 (http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=31030&hl=aftashox&st=0) here ya go I hope you enjoy! 1thumbup1

Romell R
07-23-12, 02:24 AM
Dang Romell! Just took a gander at your promod daytona....SWEET! Now I am REALLY interested in this build! I'm glad you liked it my friend i like to build the different stuff. things that are new and challenging, you know why im building this Ferrari?... well first is its my favorite super cat in the entire world and secondly out of the hundreds of trans kits sold there have only been a few of them completed and I plan to finish mine. Oh yeah and Semper Fi Bro

spinellid82
07-24-12, 02:12 AM
Right on! Not only do we have another outstanding modeler in the house, he is a Marine to boot! SEMPER FI brother!


OORAH!

Don Garrett
07-26-12, 11:31 AM
Okay Romell, I have a number of these drawings to post so I'll toss them in this thread as time allows. Hope they help you on your journey.......let's start with this one.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/07/149.jpg

Don Garrett
07-26-12, 11:39 AM
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/07/150.jpg

Don Garrett
07-26-12, 11:47 AM
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/07/151.jpg

Ton
07-26-12, 12:15 PM
Well, than I add the electric wiring gringrin

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Romell R
07-26-12, 03:09 PM
Hey thanks Don and Ton i'm gonna be using these im sure, i think my Trans kit is held up in customs cause I havent recieved it yet it been 10 days since it was shipped from Germany.... Anticipation is killing me 1confused1

Romell R
07-26-12, 03:29 PM
Looks like my trans kit is held up in customs so i busyed myself with a few small details , i made a engine stand, drilled some holes, removed some bolt heads painted a few parts...... heres what i have. i hope you enjoy

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/07/152.jpg


http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/07/153.jpg


i made the header end pipes from steel rod all of this will get repainted later..

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/07/154.jpg


thanks for looking in.....1thumbup1

comp1839
07-26-12, 05:27 PM
lookin' good, rom.

Don Garrett
07-26-12, 05:41 PM
You're off to a great start pal.........a little paint on those motor mounts will work wonders (see pic).

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/06/107.jpg

dhamilton
07-26-12, 06:21 PM
Hey Romell,
I started thinking about 4 years back of making the F40 with the Autograph Transkit. I have the chance to buy both for about $1,800. So your progress has inspired me to follow through. I look forward to seeing your progress.

I am a new member to this group. http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/introductions/2543-introduce-yourself-95.html

Thanks.

Doug.

Romell R
07-28-12, 11:39 PM
Hey Romell,
I started thinking about 4 years back of making the F40 with the Autograph Transkit. I have the chance to buy both for about $1,800. So your progress has inspired me to follow through. I look forward to seeing your progress.

I am a new member to this group. http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/introductions/2543-introduce-yourself-95.html

Thanks.

Doug. Hey Doug i'm glad i could be some sort of inspiration this early in the build, thanks for following and if you have any questions please feel free to ask....

RonOC
07-29-12, 09:39 AM
If you've not seen this thread, it may prove helpful

The Official Ferrari F40 Picture and Info Thread - Teamspeed.com (http://teamspeed.com/forums/ferrari-super-cars/727-official-ferrari-f40-picture-info-thread.html)

RonO

Romell R
07-30-12, 12:52 AM
Hey thx RonO I'll check it out tonight, sorry its taking so long for updates but im still waiting on the transkit to come out of customs

Romell R
07-30-12, 09:47 PM
Two weeks today and I'm still waiting on the trans kit to get here, so I'm stripping the paint from the body parts. You know I've heard that the paint on these Ferrari is bad but the paint on mine just doesn't want to let go! I'm having a heck of a time stripping this thing!
1confused1I'll have some pics later....

Romell R
07-31-12, 05:45 AM
Ok so here's some pics of the paint stripped off a few of the body parts hope you enjoy....
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/07/189.jpg

As you can see im not tottally done stripping but im on my way
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/07/190.jpg

i bought this to go on my display once the build is completed, its all metal and is has a bunch of tools for the drawers and stuff
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/07/191.jpg

Hopefully the trans kit will be here soon and we can get down to business.... 1thumbup1

Ton
07-31-12, 08:26 AM
Are you going to open the air inlets ?

Don Garrett
07-31-12, 12:34 PM
Romell, when I started my "Wildwood" ( http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/large-scale-cars/37816-wildwood.html ) build I had an unused F-40 engine kit and a glue bomb engine for spare parts, anyhow I didn't use many of the kit engine pieces and I also have a rear cage (unmolested) that the engine and rear suspension attach to. A few A-arms etc.

Anyway, to get to the point....if you wind up with a broken part or something that's unsalvageable you might want to rattle my cage (PM) to see if I have a spare. Also, I'll post more exploded views for ya as soon as I can get to 'em.

Romell R
07-31-12, 03:14 PM
Are you going to open the air inlets ? Yes ton I will be opening the air inlets, getting the ol dremel ready as we speak umm.. or text LOL!

Romell R
07-31-12, 03:18 PM
Romell, when I started my "Wildwood" ( http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/large-scale-cars/37816-wildwood.html ) build I had an unused F-40 engine kit and a glue bomb engine for spare parts, anyhow I didn't use many of the kit engine pieces and I also have a rear cage (unmolested) that the engine and rear suspension attach to. A few A-arms etc.

Anyway, to get to the point....if you wind up with a broken part or something that's unsalvageable you might want to rattle my cage (PM) to see if I have a spare. Also, I'll post more exploded views for ya as soon as I can get to 'em. Hey thanks Don i will keep you in mind for sure, Thanks brother for the kind offer. Dont ya just love the community of modellers ? Theirs always someone there with a helping hand or a spare part. 1thumbup1

Ton
07-31-12, 05:01 PM
getting the ol dremel (http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/lexikon/tag/dremel/) http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/misc/vbglossarlink.png (http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/lexikon/tag/dremel/)

To get the feeling ....start on this one

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Make a small incision on the visible side and than use this to open it from the back. I used the grinder disc

Romell R
07-31-12, 05:12 PM
To get the feeling ....start on this one

21639

Make a small incision on the visible side and than use this to open it from the back. I used the grinder disc
Will do my friend thanks for the insight.

Don Garrett
08-02-12, 11:58 AM
Here's a few more Romell... more to come.......

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/08/6.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/08/7.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/08/8.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/08/9.jpg

AirB
08-02-12, 12:11 PM
Ferrari Parts, Ferrari Accessories, and Ferrari Performance Products - Ricambi America, Inc. (http://www.ricambiamerica.com/parts_catalogs.php?M=FE&P=&V=diag&I=1546)

You can download the parts manuals of the most Ferrari's on this site.

Romell R
08-03-12, 01:10 AM
Here's a few more Romell... more to come....... Thanks again Don this stuff is invaluable.....

heres some pics of the stripped body oh and my bird "Sassy"
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/08/34.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/08/35.jpg

Sassy says hello!
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/08/36.jpg

Egon
08-03-12, 07:00 AM
Nice birdy and looking forward to see this build with your little helper Sassy, does she work for crackers.

Romell R
08-03-12, 03:03 PM
Nice birdy and looking forward to see this build with your little helper Sassy, does she work for crackers. she wont touch crackers, but a french frie will get her to do just about anything lol! gringrin

Good news is my trans kit just cleared customs in jersey and should be here within the next 3-4 days WHOORAH!!!!

Don Garrett
08-05-12, 02:33 PM
Cool Grey Romell, I have a blue front and a double yellow headed Amazon (my feathered kids).....they are great at dissasembling models but not so good at assembly...gringrin.

spinellid82
08-05-12, 02:55 PM
Two dogs, Puppy the Red Healer and Bella the Chihuahua, two cats, Mufasa the Fuzzbutt His Royal Assholiness and Rafiki the Butfuzz and a mating pair of Lesser Sulfer Crested Cockatoos, Moonshine and Sundance. You want to talk about entertainment, all I have to do is let the birds out and put acut up apple in a bowl that they can all reach. It is really awesome though, nobody tries to hurt anybody but the all play as hard as they can. The really cool part is when the four quadrapeds are all sleeping together and Moonshine make his nest in the middle. Sundance is not quite as social.

spinellid82
08-05-12, 02:57 PM
oh yeah, and good news on your transkit Romel!

Romell R
08-06-12, 01:47 AM
Two dogs, Puppy the Red Healer and Bella the Chihuahua, two cats, Mufasa the Fuzzbutt His Royal Assholiness and Rafiki the Butfuzz and a mating pair of Lesser Sulfer Crested Cockatoos, Moonshine and Sundance. You want to talk about entertainment, all I have to do is let the birds out and put acut up apple in a bowl that they can all reach. It is really awesome though, nobody tries to hurt anybody but the all play as hard as they can. The really cool part is when the four quadrapeds are all sleeping together and Moonshine make his nest in the middle. Sundance is not quite as social. Sounds like you have a interesting house hold indeed my friend, I would love to see those birdies going at it over the apple slices.

spinellid82
08-06-12, 11:26 PM
They don't really go at it between them selves, they taunt the dogs with them! About the only thing funnier is Sundance with Cheese-It's up on the China hutch screaming, "Here kitty kitty kitty!" She drives the cat's NUTS!

Romell R
08-07-12, 10:48 AM
They don't really go at it between them selves, they taunt the dogs with them! About the only thing funnier is Sundance with Cheese-It's up on the China hutch screaming, "Here kitty kitty kitty!" She drives the cat's NUTS!
That's funny.....

the trans kit will be here today or tomorrow it scanned in at Bakersfield last night!!!!

spinellid82
08-07-12, 02:45 PM
Okay, so you will have the engine done Sunday evening right?

1rolling1

I didn't say which Sunday, I hope you noticed that, lol.

Romell R
08-07-12, 05:02 PM
Okay, so you will have the engine done Sunday evening right?

1rolling1

I didn't say which Sunday, I hope you noticed that, lol.
LOL!!!!! i had to laugh at that one myself..... Anyway i came home for lunch today to find my kit had finally arrived I breezed through it real fast and I must say I'm impressed. I don't have time to take pics right now but I'll take some as soon as i get home after work. Soo glad I only have a couple hours left.
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Ton
08-07-12, 05:22 PM
Enjoy that moment as I did Romell1thumbup1

Romell R
08-07-12, 09:29 PM
Ok so i'm home now and would like to share some pics of the trans kit with you....

It arrived in this beautiful wooden box just stuffed with all sorts of goodies
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/08/83.jpg

Only 200 of these kits were made and each one is numbered in series mine is # 147/200
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/08/84.jpg

I laid out the parts from the box on the floor and took this pic, keep in mind there are parts bags in the parts bags that i didnt take out.....
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/08/85.jpg

I got my kit for a very special price and Uli (the designer of the kit) even threw in some of his new fittings and hose clamps and such. he even told me if I need more to just let him know.
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/08/86.jpg

Just look at all this photo etch....
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/08/87.jpg

Well that's enough i have a few more pics but ill just save the rest for later.....I have a meeting tonight so I'll get started tomorrow after work (or maybe I'll burn the midnight oil tonight LOL!) thanks for viewing

RonOC
08-08-12, 09:05 AM
Most impressive!

Thanks for sharing.

RonO

spinellid82
08-08-12, 01:13 PM
Nope, Sunday aint gonna happen...unless we are talking Easter Sunday. Man that is really a handfull of stuff! I am looking forward to watching this progress.

Don Garrett
08-09-12, 01:06 PM
Click the link and scroll for some pretty good pics, drawings & info......

All Ferraris (http://ferraridatabase.com/The_Cars/1987/F40/1/F40 1 1987.htm)

Romell R
08-10-12, 05:03 AM
Hey thanks for the link Don their are some great photos there. i just want to share a few detail pics these are of the motor and tranny with a lil added detail hope you enjoy!

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/08/132.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/08/133.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/08/134.jpg

see ya real soon.... 1thumbup1

Ton
08-10-12, 08:27 AM
The caravan starts rolling.......and the first detailing has begun 1clap1 Did you find already the part of the building you like the least?1confused1

Romell R
08-10-12, 08:44 PM
The caravan starts rolling.......and the first detailing has begun 1clap1 Did you find already the part of the building you like the least?1confused1 Indeed i have Ton , that with out a doubt would have to be sorting all the various watch makers screws 1confused1 that's driving me nuts LOL! But on the other hand it is rather rewarding when you can finish an assembly 1yeah1

Ton
08-11-12, 08:22 AM
that with out a doubt would have to be sorting all the various watch makers screws

You are right....that is why I skipped it he1he For me it was the fabric on the dashboard and chairs....and I was right 1yeah1

spinellid82
08-11-12, 09:09 PM
I have found that there is always a part of a build that I don't care to do, usually cleaning parts and getting them ready for paint. Some kits are worse then others and that is why I am starting to scratchbuild more and more. But pushing throught the sludge makes it so much more rewarding when you have a finished build and sit back and relish the accomplishment.

Romell R
08-14-12, 02:31 AM
But pushing throught the sludge makes it so much more rewarding when you have a finished build and sit back and relish the accomplishment. I hear ya on that..... I'll be posting more progress pics tomorrow the wife and i went whale watching over the weekend so i haven't had time to work on it, i did get a few hours in today after work but finished little so i didn't bother to take photos of it. I'll update ya tomorrow

Romell R
08-14-12, 03:02 AM
ahhh what the heck heres a couple pics from tonights progress ....i hope you enjoy!!

I was able to get the oil line hooked up to the tranny along with the bracket to hold it. with the autograph kit you have to strip your own braided hose (from communication cable) and make them. i think thats pretty kool!
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/08/162.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/08/163.jpg

thanks for joining me....... 1hey1

spinellid82
08-14-12, 03:29 AM
Now there is a way to obtain braided line! What size is the communication cable and what size braid does it yeild? And by the way, looking great so far bro! OORAH!

Ton
08-14-12, 04:16 AM
Looks good Romell! The solder that is put in the braided hose starts discoloring after some times and the braided line gets orange. Maybe you should try to gibe the solder a coating.

Romell R
08-17-12, 01:17 PM
Thanks Ton thats some helpful info I'll be sure to use it.....
I wanted to share with you some progress, I was able to put the brake disc together and this was no simple task as the disk is made up of 3 main photo etched parts that need to be soldered together. The Kit gives you two version possisbilities and I chose to build it with the real threaded knock offs. I also opted not to paint the parts as per the instructions , instead i polished the metal parts for a more realistic piece. The shocks were also a nice piece of work as they are made from white metal and photo etch the only kit piece is the spring which had to be cut to size. I hope you enjoy!
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/08/172.jpg

Heres the new disc next to the pocher plastic disc
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/08/173.jpg

and those wonderful shocks
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/08/174.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/08/175.jpg

See ya real soon.......1thumbup1

3.Star
08-17-12, 02:05 PM
Thank you for sharing your progress.Romell. It's a great chance to watch a dive in an Autograph F 40 again. For my own part....I stalked Ton's build and saw, that I will never have the skills(and money, perhaps) to make one of my own.

Keep us posted for news, please


cheers
Michael

Romell R
08-17-12, 09:01 PM
You are more than welcome Michael, but never give up on yourself . Ive wanted to do this build for years but couldnt afford it. I just happened to get a good deal on both the model and the trans kit. thanks for watching....

popa
08-19-12, 01:47 PM
Hello, I am interested in your assembly(editing) a lot because I think of realizing the same in a few months.
I have déja found the second-hand car, thus in an affordable price.
the kit which cost 1300 euro in Europe. (I write of France)
I am realizing a kit Autograph (engine of 250 gto 1/12 ème)
Plan real bolts because those supplied are not beautiful (in spite of the price(prize)!!!) for example to:
Threaded Hex Bolts : Scale Hardware, the world's finest scale model fasteners (http://www.scalehardware.com/threaded-hex-bolts-c-1?zenid=32c7b6ec2ad634ce1bd3d8c2eb2405dd)


"Reverso" PC translate!!!

Romell R
08-19-12, 02:45 PM
Hello, I am interested in your assembly(editing) a lot because I think of realizing the same in a few months.
I have déja found the second-hand car, thus in an affordable price.
the kit which cost 1300 euro in Europe. (I write of France)
I am realizing a kit Autograph (engine of 250 gto 1/12 ème)
Plan real bolts because those supplied are not beautiful (in spite of the price(prize)!!!) for example to:
Threaded Hex Bolts : Scale Hardware, the world's finest scale model fasteners (http://www.scalehardware.com/threaded-hex-bolts-c-1?zenid=32c7b6ec2ad634ce1bd3d8c2eb2405dd)


"Reverso" PC translate!!! Im glad your following a long Popa I too use a lot of Scale Hardware's products in my builds but I have opted not to in this build. My plan to is to use the trans kit to it's full potential, with out having to buy extra after market stuff I have been known to spend huge amounts of money on projects ......(including this one) I also agreed to give Uli (the designer of the trans kit) an honest write up of his product. Anyway that's enough jiberish out of me heres some progress pics for ya I hope you enjoy......

I worked on the front suspension yesterday... Heres an a arm assembly
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/08/191.jpg

brake caliper and pads......
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/08/192.jpg

Complete modification of the front chassis......(sorry i didn't take pics of all the photoetch before it was painted)
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/08/193.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/08/194.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/08/195.jpg

Thanks for stopping by.......1yeah1

spinellid82
08-19-12, 04:29 PM
Man that looks good Romel! Someday I would like to do the 250 GTO with Autograph transkits but I have to many projects now so it'll have to wait.

Ton
08-20-12, 01:04 PM
@Romell: your discs and shocks look very good! With the given measurements the car is not "limping"

@Poppa: This european manufacturer is cheaper for europeans and delivers very solid german craftsmanship : Dieter Knupfer.


I stalked Ton's build and saw, that I will never have the skills(and money, perhaps) to make one of my own.

Money maybe....but skills ....mwahgringrin For me and many others is/was the problem to continue, to continue, to continue....what ever happens...never lose the momentum and the urge to finish this build.1confused1

Romell R
08-20-12, 07:47 PM
@Romell: your discs and shocks look very good! With the given measurements the car is not "limping"

@Poppa: This european manufacturer is cheaper for europeans and delivers very solid german craftsmanship : Dieter Knupfer.



Money maybe....but skills ....mwahgringrin For me and many others is/was the problem to continue, to continue, to continue....what ever happens...never lose the momentum and the urge to finish this build.1confused1This I will finish Ton , I cant move on to the next project until the one I'm working on is completed that's just the way Ive always been. Thx for the sincere compliments fellas.
1thumbup1

Romell R
08-21-12, 04:27 AM
Here's a few pic of the progress I wont say much, Just that I scratch built the starter and solenoid, And that the horse on the steering wheel is hand painted and polished. enjoy!
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/08/197.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/08/198.jpg

Getting a bit of top end work done now.....
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/08/199.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/08/200.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/08/201.jpg
sorry the wheel was still a bit wet in places....
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/08/202.jpg

see ya soon! 1hey1

spinellid82
08-21-12, 05:12 AM
Now that sure aint Mr. Ed! Great stuff man.

Ton
08-21-12, 10:26 AM
Love the horse! I really enjoyed that tiny little job. Didi you seal the centerpiece with 2K paint : you preserve your work and you get a small bulge.

21724

For the big logo (if you did not do them already gringrin) you need to dilute the paint otherwise it dries to quick

RonOC
08-21-12, 03:09 PM
Ton,

2K paint? Please explain.1dknow1

Thanks

RonO

Romell R
08-21-12, 08:30 PM
Love the horse! I really enjoyed that tiny little job. Didi you seal the centerpiece with 2K paint : you preserve your work and you get a small bulge.

21724

For the big logo (if you did not do them already gringrin) you need to dilute the paint otherwise it dries to quick
I didn't use 2K paint but I do plan to use a small drop or clear epoxy that will do the same job.

Ton
08-22-12, 02:40 PM
Ton,

2K paint? Please explain.1dknow1

Thanks

RonO

Sorry Ron a bit of dutch-english gringrin Epoxy I should have said

Romell R
08-23-12, 05:40 AM
Thanks Ton for clearing that one up for us.....
Well I have a bit of progress to share with ya, I was able to work on the motor and exhaust today. The exhaust took some soldering and I had a really good time putting this all together. I still have to paint the exhaust parts so I plan to do that tomorrow. I hope you enjoy.......
alternator with scratched pulley.......
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/08/212.jpg

Header flange in place .......
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/08/213.jpg

and the exhaust work.......
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/08/214.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/08/215.jpg

this is the exhaust bracket that you have to build to support the exhaust, the trans kit come with and excellent jig to help you build this piece.......
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/08/216.jpg

Thanks for stopping in .......1hey1

spinellid82
08-23-12, 02:26 PM
Looking good Romel.

Romell R
08-26-12, 06:10 AM
Thanks fellas for the compliments on the build I have a small update for you......

I was able to get the exhaust system installed along with most of the pressure lines I also started on the clean air intake I hope you enjoy the photos

here I made all the exhaust pipes in brass.....
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/08/246.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/08/247.jpg

Here the turbo system is started
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/08/248.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/08/249.jpg

the clean air intake started.....
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/08/250.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/08/251.jpg

Heck at this rate the motor will be completed with a few more days thanks for joining me.....

Ton
08-26-12, 08:02 AM
Very nice scratch job Romell....looking much better then the original Pocher exhausts.

spinellid82
08-26-12, 12:33 PM
I don't know what the originals looked like so I can not compare but these look great!

Romell R
08-27-12, 08:11 PM
Thanks fellas for your sincere compliments

I got started on the rear chassis build last night just wanted to give you some pics of the start of it all

this is a pic of the pile of P.E. that's going on just the rear chassis
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/08/283.jpg

Heres the chassis after its been modified
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/08/284.jpg

I'll be back with more tonight....... 1thumbup1

spinellid82
08-27-12, 10:27 PM
You are really flying through this! It takes me forever to build anything, or so it seems. It is going to be an awesome Ferrari when it is done.

Ton
08-28-12, 04:22 AM
Definitely a speedy build.....epoxy glue is the best adhesive on these parts.

Romell R
08-28-12, 04:23 AM
You are really flying through this! It takes me forever to build anything, or so it seems. It is going to be an awesome Ferrari when it is done.Yeah Im moving along a lil faster than I thought I would LOL! .....

here another small update, I got some paint on the rear chassis its complete now more pics tomorrow I hope you enjoy...
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/08/285.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/08/286.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/08/287.jpg

I'll post the painted chassis tomorrow , thx for joining me.......1thumbup1

Don Garrett
08-28-12, 11:02 AM
1clap1 Looking super fine Romell, did those little bits I sent show up? I put an extra little rubber boot (its numbered) in with the other stuff...just in case.

Romell R
08-28-12, 09:42 PM
1clap1 Looking super fine Romell, did those little bits I sent show up? I put an extra little rubber boot (its numbered) in with the other stuff...just in case. Hey thanks Don the parts showed up today the wife just handed them to me , you're the man Bro! 1nworthy1

spinellid82
08-29-12, 08:55 PM
Is it finished yet? LOL

Romell R
08-30-12, 03:09 AM
Is it finished yet? LOLNot quite finished yet but moving along rather quickly....
I was able to get the intercoolers done tonight , at first I painted them with alclad polished aluminum but it cam out way too shiney so i gae em a coat of Tamiya gloss aluminum I hope you enjoy....
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/08/293.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/08/294.jpg

Heres the intercoolers with the P.E. before paint
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/08/295.jpg

polished aluminum paint......
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/08/296.jpg

final paint.....
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/08/297.jpg

Thanks for joining me cya soon 1hey1

spinellid82
08-30-12, 11:46 AM
I agree, the Tamiya paint looks far better. The whole thing looks great!

Romell R
09-02-12, 04:15 AM
I agree, the Tamiya paint looks far better. The whole thing looks great!Thanks alot David I agree with you its starting to look alot better than the original kit parts thats for sure.....

Anyway I got some more detail work done on the motor and I set it in the rear chassis I wont explain I'll just let the photos do the talking, I hope you enjoy!

I got some more detail work done on the motor and I set it in the rear chassis I wont explain I'll just let the photos do the talking, I hope you enjoy!

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/09/4.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/09/5.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/09/6.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/09/7.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/09/8.jpg
I'll see ya soon.....1thumbup1

Ton
09-02-12, 04:57 AM
Great progress......stop now gringrin...and take a very good look in next couple of days, because you will never see it again in its full glory!

Romell R
09-04-12, 03:19 AM
Great progress......stop now gringrin...and take a very good look in next couple of days, because you will never see it again in its full glory!Ya know Ton Im more looking forward to dropping this power plant into it's final resting place than actually seeing it sitting on my bench. Im an overall type of guy LOL! I like the whole picture not just the small parts.

Anyway tha enough babble outta me I hope you enjoy the my small update ..... I was able t sit and work on the rear suspension while I waited on the guys to pick up my Harley and take it to the shop. the brake calipers are only on for mock up as they still need detailing.

here the intake air filters are installed

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/09/14.jpg


here the suspension is being installed

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/09/15.jpg


http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/09/16.jpg


And finally the rear stablizer bar

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/09/17.jpg


Thanks for joining me.........1hey1

spinellid82
09-04-12, 08:53 AM
I think it looks pretty toyish Romel, you should just quit now and give it away...I can email you my address...he1he

Romell R
09-04-12, 07:00 PM
I think it looks pretty toyish Romel, you should just quit now and give it away...I can email you my address...he1he I don't care what nobody says dats funny right there......."Larry The Cable Guy" he1he

spinellid82
09-04-12, 07:05 PM
Glad you took it that way because that's how I meant it. Looks awesome man!

Egon
09-04-12, 07:10 PM
Shouldn't there be some rubber bushing in that stabilizer bar, 1confused1 How's Sassy ?

Romell R
09-05-12, 03:11 AM
Shouldn't there be some rubber bushing in that stabilizer bar, 1confused1 How's Sassy ? You are correct and i will add them when i take it apart for painting. That's a good eye ya got there ..... 1clap1

Romell R
09-09-12, 05:28 AM
With the F40 being my favorite super car of all times I always felt she looked her best not in Ferrari red or yellow but in BLACK, a dark glossy black! So now it time to get some paint on the body so guess what color I'll be spraying this beauty? You guessed correctly , Black.
So i gave her metal body one last sanding and warmed up the ol air brushes and got busy....I hope you enjoy the pics.....

body taken down to bare metal

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/09/46.jpg


now add a lil primer

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/09/47.jpg


and some black paint .....clear coat will be added later....

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/09/48.jpg


notice I cut the vents out on the body.....

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/09/49.jpg


I'll have more for ya soon....1thumbup1

Romell R
09-09-12, 05:38 AM
I also wanted to share with ya the progress on the interior. Heres what i have done so far

Heres what I started with.......
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/09/50.jpg

here it is with carbon fiber decals and cloth added
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/09/51.jpg

you ca see the leather boot added to the emergency brake....
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/09/52.jpg

and the detail of the shift knob here.....
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/09/53.jpg

Oh yeah i also finished the oil and tranny coolers today..., only the oil cooler is pictured here...
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/09/54.jpg

see ya real soon......1yeah1

Romell R
09-10-12, 03:56 AM
I got somemore work done to the interior , covered the seats with carbon fiber , and red fabric hope you enjoy....


http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w294/aftashox/pocher F40 ferrari build/seats003.jpg


http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w294/aftashox/pocher F40 ferrari build/seats004.jpg


they do look good in the interior pan....

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w294/aftashox/pocher F40 ferrari build/seats002.jpg


http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w294/aftashox/pocher F40 ferrari build/seats001.jpg

I thought you might enjoy this mock up

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/09/61.jpg

see ya with more updates real soon.....1thumbup1

Ton
09-10-12, 05:19 AM
Nice red tights 1what1 ....and very well done! For the dashboard I bought new tights because Uli gave black instead of grey ones.

spinellid82
09-10-12, 11:51 AM
Looking really good bud! Now all we need to do is finld that shrink ray Disney used in a couple of his movies.

Romell R
09-13-12, 02:46 AM
Thanks fellas for the kind compliments....

Small update.... I was able to get the front tub covered in CF decal ,I also soldered together the radiator and attached the fans and housing. I dropped the body on just to get a taste of the final look. I hope you enjoy!

Not finished yet it still has to be cleaned up a bit....
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/09/75.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/09/76.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/09/77.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/09/78.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/09/79.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/09/80.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/09/81.jpg

See ya soon....1thumbup1

spinellid82
09-13-12, 03:01 AM
Okay, I take it back, this is NOT looking at all toyish. Get some scale garage doors to take pictures in front of and it will be damned hard to tell that it is a model. AWESOME stuff Romel!

Romell R
09-16-12, 05:06 AM
Hey thanks David I'm considering the garage door thingy LOL! he1he

I got to get a few small details finished or at least started ....so here's a inside peek.

here's the clutch and brake pedals I made them slightly curved like in the real F40

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/09/90.jpg



http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/09/91.jpg



I also soldered together the ignition key and painted the keychain, then incased it in clear epoxy

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/09/92.jpg



here it is in the almost finished dash , I still have to install the gauges

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/09/93.jpg



The gauges are made from 4 differant pieces and I made the bubble lense from clear 5 min epoxy....

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/09/94.jpg



these are the air conditioning ducts that fit in the top of the dash , these had to be soldered together also...

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/09/95.jpg



lastly I wanted to show you the brake cooling duct I added CF to the inside

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/09/96.jpg



Thanks for joining me see ya real soon!..... 1thumbup1

Wet Sellery
09-16-12, 08:12 PM
Nice to see another transkit build. Great progress ! What type of glue did you use for the seat covers ?

Ton's WIP was my inspiration for the project I started a couple of years ago. The plan was / is to scratch all the parts of the transkit. I hate to spoil your WIP, but here's some pics :

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=21954&d=1347836402


http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/09/98.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/09/99.jpg

Sincerely

Pascal

Dougritt
09-16-12, 08:31 PM
Hi Romell-nice job! It is coming alive!

Romell R
09-16-12, 09:14 PM
Nice to see another transkit build. Great progress ! What type of glue did you use for the seat covers ?
Sincerely

Pascal Good start on your project Pascal I hope that works out for you, as for the glue I use 3M Super 77 spray glue. Thanks for joining us

Romell R
09-22-12, 04:50 AM
Thanks fellas for your sincere compliments ......

I was able to get some work done over the past few days but I wasnt able to post any of it due to my internet being down, so heres what I have for ya.

I put togetther the racing harnesses , fuel tanks , and the tail light pan. the clips on the harnesses actualy work too..... I hope you enjoy.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/09/117.jpg

Clip closed ......
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/09/118.jpg

clip opened....
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/09/119.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/09/120.jpg

fuel tanks after soldering....
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/09/121.jpg

now painted.....
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/09/122.jpg

and in place.
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/09/123.jpg

this is how its protected from dust at night....
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/09/124.jpg
with a real ferrari cover
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/09/125.jpg
thanks for joining me..............

Ton
09-22-12, 05:24 AM
It looks great Romell...and familiargringrin How many hours did you spent already?

spinellid82
09-22-12, 12:18 PM
Looking better and better every time I see a new post Romel. I am looking forward to seeing it all done up and ready for a spin through the drive through at the nearest burger king! LOL

Romell R
09-22-12, 05:40 PM
It looks great Romell...and familiargringrin How many hours did you spent already? I'm not exactly sure how many hours I have invested Ton but I can estimate ruffly ...... lets see I started this post 7/18/12 but the trans kit didn't arrive until 8/7/12 which is when the real work started Id say I work on it about 4 hours a day since then, today's date being 9/22/12 that's 56 days. So 56 days x 4 hours a day (give or take a few hours) I'd say somewhere in the neighborhood of 224 hours, now that does not take into account the days that I spent an entire day devoted just to this model or the days I wasn't home to work on it at all.... So to answer your question correctly...... I have no idea how many hours I have into this project LOL!
he1he

Romell R
09-22-12, 05:42 PM
Looking better and better every time I see a new post Romel. I am looking forward to seeing it all done up and ready for a spin through the drive through at the nearest burger king! LOL I'll take that whooper with cheese cut in half please LOL! Thanks for the compliment bro! gringrin

Romell R
09-23-12, 06:13 AM
Hey fellas i was able to get a Lil more done today , I worked on the truck area where I installed the brake master cylinder and lines. I also picked up a 1/8th scale Snap-On floor lift just like the ones used in Ferrari shops. The car is matt black right now until I can get the gloss coats on. anyway nough said on to the pics.......



I scratched up a new roll bar from brass, because the plastic one that came with the car broke

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/09/134.jpg



here's the work done to the trunk area.....

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/09/135.jpg


http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/09/136.jpg

I'll be covering that screw later today
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/09/137.jpg


interior pics of the dash and seats in place.... need to repaint the steering wheel too...

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/09/138.jpg


http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/09/139.jpg


lastly here's the floor jack i will display this build on....

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/09/140.jpg


http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/09/141.jpg


thanks for tuning in see ya real soon 1hey1

spinellid82
09-23-12, 12:09 PM
That will make one hell of a nice display man! Leave the wheels off as if it were being worked on (not that Ferrari's are fiddly cars by any means...ehem). Are you going to put it in a shop setting or just up on the lift?

Romell R
09-23-12, 02:09 PM
Are you going to put it in a shop setting or just up on the lift? It'll be displayed on a base with the floor lift , the toolbox in the back ground with two wheels off on one side and both bonnets and doors open. There will be tools on the floor and in the tool box. so I guess it will be in a semi shop setting LOL!

Ton
09-23-12, 05:27 PM
I'm not exactly sure how many hours I have invested Ton but I can estimate ruffly ...... lets see I started this post 7/18/12 but the trans kit didn't arrive until 8/7/12 which is when the real work started Id say I work on it about 4 hours a day since then, today's date being 9/22/12 that's 56 days. So 56 days x 4 hours a day (give or take a few hours) I'd say somewhere in the neighborhood of 224 hours, now that does not take into account the days that I spent an entire day devoted just to this model or the days I wasn't home to work on it at all.... So to answer your question correctly...... I have no idea how many hours I have into this project LOL!
he1he

I think your estimate is quite right: I ended up with 648 hours but you are working quicker as I did and you are more than half way!

spinellid82
09-24-12, 12:21 AM
Right on MARINE! Way to go! You took two minutes typing and an ENTIRE paragraph to say, "I dunno." You can ONLY learn that kind of efficiency in the military!


SEMPER FI BROTHER!

OORAH!!!

Romell R
09-27-12, 01:00 PM
Right on MARINE! Way to go! You took two minutes typing and an ENTIRE paragraph to say, "I dunno." You can ONLY learn that kind of efficiency in the military!


SEMPER FI BROTHER!

OORAH!!! Now aint that the truth!!! 1gramps1


I'll be moving so I wont be posting for a couple weeks at least until i get my new work room set up. I hate moving! but this will hopefully be the last time, the wife and I just bought a new house so now I'm packing everything up. I'll talk to you guys soon.
1hey1 Hey and i hate to sound like I'm running for office or something , but if you guys like my build throw a nomination a two my way. ( and I'm kissing baby's for photo ops at noon LOL!) 1thumbup1

spinellid82
09-27-12, 08:48 PM
Moving stinks, that is part of the reason we are having such a hard time finding a new home. Susan and I want a bigger place BUT I loathe the concept of packing up nearly ten years of acculumation and starting up again somwhere else. I am definately ready to be out of the ciy though!

Romell R
10-01-12, 10:36 PM
I'm in the new house but its gonna be a min before I'm up and running , i hate moving! 1sad1

phrogs
06-27-13, 03:19 PM
Ok I'm new here Jarhead as well.
I have wanted to build this same trans kit forever, well Now that I have some cash I bought it, I have my F40 and the trans kit.
But I am working in Afghanistan I figured this would be a good thing to pass some time.

My problem is tools, paint and adhesive. I need some advice on where to buy that will mail to a APO.

It has been a long time since I have built models but I'm not worried about it. I have torn apart helicopters for years so no worries.

any suggestions on a soldering iron and glue for this project would be helpful, I mean just an old school iron or is there something better for this, and as for glue I know the old school platic melters and I have access to 5 min epoxy here. This will be my first transkit so im that guy

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Mathieu
12-24-13, 08:38 AM
Hi Romell,

I am really impressed by the amount of details that the transkit is giving to the pocher model. I was lucky enough to get a barely started F40 kit from eBay, and, since I am living in Germany, the Autograph transkit is really tempting.

However, I have some doubts about my ability to "master" the whole thing: I mean, I already made a few models, I learned airbrushing basics (I have a simple single-action Revell basic set, with its small compressor), but I don't consider myself like being a model-expert.

Is there any big technical difficulty? Is there some techniques to master before starting with the transkit?

Ton
12-24-13, 10:52 AM
Is there any big technical difficulty? Is there some techniques to master before starting with the transkit?

Hi Romell has not been active for a long time but I build the F40 with the Autograph kit also a couple of years ago. If you talk about techniques there is not much to talk about. You need to know some basic knowledge of soldering and it is wise to take a couple hours practice to learn to make a good weld. The biggest hurdle is the complexity of the transkit and the lack of a good manual. Further more you need a lot of time ( I spent 650 hours on building exclusive the paint job and the planning of the build) and also you have to step over ourself and convince yourself you can do it. All these thing are ingredients why so many have been sold but not have been build. But it is also fun to "create" a masterpiece of the F40 !

reach67
05-06-14, 03:52 PM
Romell, Romell!! Where art thou? Stop keeping us in suspense!! LOL

I've been following your build on this and my hat is off to you. Very, Very impressive work. I have an F40 that I've purchased and built over 20 yrs ago. Still looks great but now with the transkit out there, I'm thinking of jumping on the upgrade bandwagon but like others, I'm taken aback by the complexity of the kit and lack of clear instructions. I know scaledetails has an engine upgrade kit and am wondering if you or anyone out there is familiar with it and how it compares to the Autograph kit.
Here's what I would ideally like: Even though I can solder, I would rather avoid that part. Can the transkit be installed without using the parts that need soldering on the engine bay frame?. I can deal with soldering the rotors. I really like the way the suspension is upgraded. Any advise from you or anyone else on this forum is greatly appreciated! Want to start this after my Aventador.

Or should I just bite the bullet and get the Autograph kit?