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COMPLETED Miami Vice Movie car, Ferrari F430 Spider

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  • Member since
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  • From: Lake Crystal, Minnesota
COMPLETED Miami Vice Movie car, Ferrari F430 Spider
Posted by Chris B on Saturday, September 15, 2007 9:35 AM
I absolutely hated this Revell of Germany Ferrari F430 Spider. It fought me all the way. Just when I thought things were looking good it would rear its ugly head.

Now, I've settled for a shelf model. It will look just fine for my shelf. I need to buy a Fujimi kit.

This was built as my Miami Vice Movie car.
Paint is Grigio Silverstone Metallic by Cobra Colors.
Tamiya interior and basic decals from the sheet.

I have to say that what upset me the most was all the work and time I put into sanding mold lines and cleaning the body to only have them pop through the body after I polished the car.

Here are the pics I took. I'll get a few outside pics later.
Thanks.
Chris






My Fotki page Full of car shows, my builds and some model contests.
  • Member since
    November, 2004
  • From: New York, Paris, Hamilton?
Posted by Chillyb1 on Saturday, September 15, 2007 10:32 AM
Well, you made the best of what you had. Sorry to hear about the difficulties. I've been meaning to post something about this kit. I'm currently working on the coupe version and have been surprised at the lower quality of this kit compared with Revell's other recent Ferraris. Their 360 is just okay; the Enzo is very nice for the price and has a lot of detailing opportunities; the 612 is also very nice with crisp, detailed molds and a beautifully rendered body. Now the 430 seems like a step backward.

Are you saying you used the interior from a Tamiya kit or Tamiya paint? And did you have problems with the way the engine bay parts line up? I'm finding that everything is slightly skewed and am hoping it will straighten up when everything is fitted and glued into place.

You should be pleased with yours. It looks good.
  • Member since
    January, 2004
  • From: Lake Crystal, Minnesota
Posted by Chris B on Saturday, September 15, 2007 10:38 AM
Thanks Chilly. I used Tamiya Paints. After I posted that I realized it sounded like I used a Tamiya interior. Just the paint.

I did have some fit issues. IT was a struggle to get the body on and it does take patience. I cut the locating pin in front just to have more mobility with the body. You really need to make sure that the locater pins on the rear fenders line up on the body.

My engine bay lined up just fine. The front does not stay down without the locater pin and glue. I super glued the front chassis to the body to keep it down.

Thanks
Chris
My Fotki page Full of car shows, my builds and some model contests.
  • Member since
    September, 2006
  • From: The Great Northwest (SPOKANE)
Posted by Space Cowboy on Saturday, September 15, 2007 9:51 PM
Chris for all the trouble that you had it turned out fantastic. The paint is flawless and smooth.

(I Love It When A Plan Comes Together) Hannibal Smith.

http://s116.photobucket.com/albums/o33/moose5147/

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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, September 16, 2007 4:26 AM
Hi all,
thankx for the infor on this revell F430 kits...
i didn't know revell kits does require certain attention, judging from the line fo ferraris they've belted out in such a short time...

for those who wish to get the fujimi kit, thinkning it's better bet...just take note it's a curbside model...you'll get bored after a few years looking at it.

for me, the best is a combination of both kits...fujimi body, revell chassis, revell engine, fujimi wheels, fujimi interior...etc!!!

cheers!
marc
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    January, 2006
Posted by martinpr on Monday, September 17, 2007 7:22 PM
man thats a verry awsome job nice color
Muscle car forever
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    May, 2008
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, September 20, 2007 7:27 PM
thanx for the heads up. i usually build lowriders and wanted something different so i bought the enzo and thought it was a great kit so i figured id buy the 430 too. maybe not now. and i dont like curbside kits so the fujimi is outta the question...
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Posted by TonyO on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 6:38 AM
Terrific! Nothing like spamming an eleven year old thread.....
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Posted by ChrisBat on Saturday, June 30, 2018 9:25 AM
Wow, yeah. talk about old. I haven't been here in ages. Had to get a new username!

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