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    Vincenzo Bosica made the first "superkits" in the 1980s.
    You have done a great job building the formula 1 kit!
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    The picture shows Bosicas Porsche 356 and Andre Marie Rufs Ferrari 250 GT Lusso.
    Both were made of white metal. The Bosica Porsche has opening doors made of brass.

    On weekend I will post some pictures of the Conti.
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    Thanks, Jens, I wonder how many of those kits got built.
    I also built the porsche 356 (for Grand Prix Models). The windscreen wipers were a work of art in themselves. I remember the instructions referring to the horn vents as "front air stranglers". Amazing what your brain remembers after 35 odd years....
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    I had sold the AMR line, in my shop, and regret not having bought a few, when I could have had a discount!

    Amazing what you can forget!
    -craftsmanship is a lifelong project of
    self-construction and self determination
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    Here are pictures of the 1:10 Michele Conti Ferrari 330 GTC.
    The model is over 50 years old and represents the old school of modelbuilding.
    Very heavy, lots of metal, leather, wood and so on. Michele Conti built about 1000 hours or more in his little Turin flat on this Ferrari.
    The registration plate is an italian from Padua. Perhaps the first owner was a Padua resident?
    It would be interesting if anybody could add information about the history or contemporary articles.
    Thank you!
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    Auto journalist Ken Purdy did an article on model cars many years ago, and he mentioned a highly detailed Ferrari model by Conti. I don't know if it was this particular one. I know the article was in "Ken Purdy's World of Automobiles."
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    I believe that Mr. Purdy, had Harold Pratley make some models for him.

    A Mercer "Race-About"?

    All done by mailing photographs and sketches with dimensions back and forth.
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    Thank you Richard! As far as I know in the Ken Purdy book is an article about the very famous Henri Baigent Ferrari 250 GT SWB 1:12 scale.
    Stirling Moss wrote an article in the Playboy Magazine about this model! I enclose an picture of this.
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    You can follow Marshall Buck from CMA-Models on youtube building a Bentley Speed Six from scratch!
    There is also a film about his wonderful first big scale series from the early nineties of the Ferrari Barchetta 166 MM in three versions.
    I love this mixture of old school modelbuilding (he has learned from the grandmaster Manuel Olive Sans) and new techniques.

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiu...t0EXA/featured

    Best regards Jens
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    Thank you Jens! Yes! everybody should give these short videos a look!

    Mr. Buck is one of the best informed modelers around! He knew all three of most successful modelers, Olive' , Conti, and of course Wingrove.

    He has been deeply involved in modeling as a modeler, a broker, and author of magazine articles. - his hybrid technique of materials, styrene PAST MASTERS and PIONEERS and Brass is interesting, and a very good place to start for scratch-building. A logical transition from making kits.

    I had skipped the Tour Part 2, but that video was the most interesting to me. I love seeing how others work! How much space is given to collecting research, how small a "spray booth", how to lay out and organize a working environment. Some of us have an embarrassment of excess! Too much room, then filled with too much stuff!

    We all should make videos of where we work, and how we organize! -it might help us be more productive? Step out of our routines and look afresh at how we really work. (or try)
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