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    1. Kit: Autograph, by (VIP/Sponsor) spinellid82 is offline
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      Model Scale: 1/12 Rating:  Thanks: 2
      Started: 06-25-14 Build Revisions: Never  
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      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.

      Ferrari Columbo V12-autograph-1-12-ferrari-250-gto-jpg

      Now, would it look better in a T Bucket or a full fendered, chopped and sectioned 32 Ford 3 window coupe?
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  1. roymattblack's Avatar Established Member
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    Build a 1/8 Ferrari GTO to put it in.......

    Roy.
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    Try to find the Revell Ferrari Columbo V12 1/12 GTO
    Regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ton View Post
    Try to find the Revell Ferrari Columbo V12 1/12 GTO

    This engine is 1/8 so the Revell Ferrari Columbo V12 kit wouldn't be of any use.

    Roy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roymattblack View Post
    This engine is 1/8 so the Revell Ferrari Columbo V12 kit wouldn't be of any use.

    Roy.
    It is really 1/12 I have the engine,, the Revell Ferrari Columbo V12 and the Borrani rims in my stack ....maybe one day
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  5. spinellid82's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    The engine is 1:12 and the Borrani wheels that Uli does are just as gorgeous as the engine! I have had the Revell Ferrari Columbo V12 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 Ferrari Columbo V12 germany 1:24 250 GTO but to have it scanned, rescaled and printed would cost me over a grand for the body alone.


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  6. roymattblack's Avatar Established Member
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    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.
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  7. spinellid82's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    That is a beautiful kit!


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    if the body is the only problem, why not build a 250 GTO rolling chassis?
    Best regards,
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  9. spinellid82's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    Because that would snowball into the entire car...which would be AWESOME!!!!!


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    The Revell Ferrari Columbo V12 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.
    Last edited by AirB; 06-27-14 at 05:14 AM.
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  11. AMG
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    That's a very nice engine - wish you lots of patience and fun building it.
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  12. spinellid82's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    AirB
    Compared to this engien kit the 1:12 Revell Ferrari Columbo V12 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.


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    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.)


    Ferrari Columbo V12-dscf0661-jpgFerrari Columbo V12-dscf0664-jpgFerrari Columbo V12-dscf0665-jpg


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    After soaking the resin Ferrari Columbo V12 pieces in bleach Ferrari Columbo V12 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 Ferrari Columbo V12 ! Yes, there is some minor filling to do and a bit of flash Ferrari Columbo V12 but that's resin Ferrari Columbo V12 . 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!


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