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spinellid82
06-25-14, 10:12 PM
A couple of months ago a very good friend of mine asked me, "What is your holy grail of models?"

My response was, "The Autograph Models Ferrari V12 for the 250 GTO."

Well, I found out on Father's Day that she had ordered one for me and that it should arive soon. I am getting more and more anxioous to have this thing in my hand. I have actually had dreams about it! As soon as it does arrive I will post pics of the unboxing. For now here is a pic form the Autograph web site.

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Now, would it look better in a T Bucket or a full fendered, chopped and sectioned 32 Ford 3 window coupe?

roymattblack
06-26-14, 02:54 AM
Build a 1/8 Ferrari GTO to put it in.......

Roy.

Ton
06-26-14, 04:09 AM
Try to find the Revell 1/12 GTO

roymattblack
06-26-14, 05:26 AM
Try to find the Revell 1/12 GTO


This engine is 1/8 so the Revell kit wouldn't be of any use.

Roy.

Ton
06-26-14, 06:12 AM
This engine is 1/8 so the Revell kit wouldn't be of any use.

Roy.

It is really 1/12 1gramps1 I have the engine,, the Revell and the Borrani rims in my stack ....maybe one day gringrin

spinellid82
06-26-14, 07:06 AM
The engine is 1:12 and the Borrani wheels that Uli does are just as gorgeous as the engine! I have had the Revell 1:12 250 GTO and was not happy with it's quality. I would be happy to build a 1:12 GTO from scratch but I don't think I could pull off the body. If I had kept the 1:12 GTO I could have used that body to build a mold to do it in fiber glass but it is long gone. I do have the 1:24 Revell germany 1:24 250 GTO but to have it scanned, rescaled and printed would cost me over a grand for the body alone.

roymattblack
06-26-14, 07:14 AM
My mistake.
I've been looking at the Autograph C Type engine which is 1/8.
I assumed the GTO engine was the same.

Roy.

spinellid82
06-26-14, 11:15 AM
That is a beautiful kit!

DominiqueBeerts
06-26-14, 04:39 PM
if the body is the only problem, why not build a 250 GTO rolling chassis?

spinellid82
06-26-14, 08:49 PM
Because that would snowball into the entire car...which would be AWESOME!!!!!

AirB
06-27-14, 04:11 AM
The Revell 1/12 looks a great base to start with, it's a lot of work but but i think it's worth the work.
On the other side, it's maybe a little pity to put such a detailed engine in an engine bay, a lot of
the detail disappear.

AMG
06-27-14, 05:35 AM
That's a very nice engine - wish you lots of patience and fun building it.

spinellid82
06-27-14, 11:43 AM
AirB
Compared to this engien kit the 1:12 Revell diecast is a dog. I could see using the body for a pattern to form a buck out of for making copies but even that only after a ton of work fixing panel lines and such. If I still had it I would be more then willing to do the work and produce some amazing fiberglass bodies but I don't have it any longer so...

AMG
It is a beautiful engine kit and if it is half as good as other stuff I've had in my hands from Autograph it will be stunning when built. It is one of those kits though that I will only work on when I am in the mood for specifically this build. Other wise it could go terribly wrong in a big hurry.

spinellid82
06-27-14, 05:04 PM
The postman cometh bearing a beautiful toy! I have opened the outer box and the inner box and taken inventory. Short of counting each individual screw it appears to all be present (Not surprizing from Uli.) and really well made (Again, not surprizing from Uli.)


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spinellid82
06-28-14, 01:27 AM
After soaking the resin pieces in bleach and a very minor bit of clean up I think it is safe to say that this is quite possibly the closest thing to perfect I have ever seen in resin! Yes, there is some minor filling to do and a bit of flash but that's resin. The cast white metal looks to be just as good and I am sure that in a year or two I will have a stunning replica of a 1962 Ferrari Columbo V12 in 1:12 scale. Maybe by then I will be able to afford to add the Borrani wheels to the display.

My hat is off to Uli Krug of Autograph Models!

Tage
06-29-14, 02:36 AM
I got to change the oil in a 250 GTO in 1966.
I was so thrilled, I had to remove the belly pan before draining the oil.
Memories... Sigh

spinellid82
06-29-14, 02:01 PM
I got to ride in one at Laguna Seca in 1989. By then they were getting to be quite special and I had drooled over the car ever since I first saw it. I grew up in Monterey and dad and I spent a lot of time there as dad had a couple of cars that we ran in SCCA events. I've driven a GT40, a 917 and dad's 275GTB4 on the track but only got to ride along in the GTO. That was good enoughgringrin!

spinellid82
07-07-14, 01:19 AM
Not much progress on anything lately. Between P.T., getting ready for the wedding and doctor appointments I have to deliberstely schedule myself time to use the toilet!

Tage
07-08-14, 04:04 AM
So many fun things I can't say here...

SVtrackhead
07-08-14, 11:36 AM
After soaking the resin pieces in bleach and a very minor bit of clean up I think it is safe to say that this is quite possibly the closest thing to perfect I have ever seen in resin! Yes, there is some minor filling to do and a bit of flash but that's resin. The cast white metal looks to be just as good and I am sure that in a year or two I will have a stunning replica of a 1962 Ferrari Columbo V12 in 1:12 scale. Maybe by then I will be able to afford to add the Borrani wheels to the display.

My hat is off to Uli Krug of Autograph Models!Uli always does great work, puts most others to shame.