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    1. Kit: , by (Banned) p9o1r1sche is offline
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      Started: 04-30-11 Build Revisions: Never  
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      Here's another 1/12 scale model built a few years ago. It needed alot of tune ups to get it to the level of detail I wanted. This was my first attempt to scratchbuild wire wheels and they came out well, but next time, spoke nipples are needed. I am pleased with how the engine came out. I think I only used the kit block and scratchbuilt most of the details. This is one heavy chunk of resin 1/12 MG Ferrari 375 - 1954 LeMans winner !

      A lot of kit details weren't going to cut it, so I took matters in my own hand!






















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  1. Welcome very impressive work, you have a great eye for detail and finish, I love your build subjects.

    Sean
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  2. Don Garrett's Avatar Asst. Administrator
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    The heel scuff marks on the floorboards & worn pedals......way to go!
    That's what I call expert detailing!
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    I feel a bit hesitant to react, as I have not finished a decent model in years, and the quality is extremely high, but I should make a remark on the scuff marks near the pedals. These look great, but inconsistent with the rest of the appearance of the car.

    The car looks like new, or even better than new. I would say a fresh American restoration, perhaps even "Pebble Bleached". It definately has never run. Then why the scuff marks? I would like to see a bit of oil and dirt, matte black inside of the exhaust. As in: Driven, but well maintained.

    This would make the car from a 9.8 to a 9.9 out of 10 rating. The other 0,1 point is for spoke nipples. If these were present, the last photo would not be distingishable from a 1:1 1/12 MG Ferrari 375 - 1954 LeMans winner version. Have you see the headlight wires in that picture? Incredible!
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    Herman - you bring up a good point. I agree the scuff marks are not consistent with the rest of the car. I usually put a light weathering 1/12 MG Ferrari 375 - 1954 LeMans winner on my models and for some reason didn't follow through on this one - yet. I would have to say its been well sat in!
    Thanks for the comments, guys!


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    That is one great model!
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    Wow. That's a masterpiece if I ever saw one. Were you also an aircraft modeler? The scuff marks are very common in large scale aircraft building. Your is well done.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    Hello Ken,
    great work on one of my favourite Ferraris. For myself, I like the scuffs in the pedal area. This might be a restored collector's piece, just driven out of the garage, presented to the press, getting washed and polished and then stored again. I think, this wonderful model could lose by wheathering, when not well done. Leave it the way it is.

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    Having seen this car in person I can say it is a beautiful build, as is everything Ken builds.
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    It make me wanna seat and drive!

    Thank you for the show!!
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  10. TonAraujo's Avatar Active Member
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    how many centimeters long was this template-driven?
    ahh congratulations!
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    This is a wonderful build. I have a couple of MG kits to build in my stash, they made some great subjects but the kits need a lot of extra detailing to come out as nicely as yours has.
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    Strange zombie thread. Started in 2011 by a supposedly banned member, with newest post (until this one) last June.
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