Model: (Click to see more) 58098: Ferrari F40
Status: New built
Date: 12-May-2018
Comments: 21
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There are way too many red Ferrari's.
And I don't like the F40 wheels of Tamiya, especially on the back.
So, I tried Mercedes C11 wheels and I must say it looks way better.
No, these are not Street Devil wheels as they are different (did you know?).
I added 6 mm spacers on the back to give it a better stance.
On the front they are spot on.
Other than the color and wheels, I tried masking off areas like the rear mesh, radiator and brake duct, headlights and vents on the front fenders.
It all look way more realistic if I may say so.

The unpainted body was found on a local auction site so you can say I was extremely happy, also cuz it only cost €25.
Chassis was build mainly from new parts and the decals on the tires are from F1 cars.
I was planning to sell it so I wanted to make something different, also something attractive.
It turned out way too nice to sell it.
That happens a lot lately.
Next project: C11, for sale as I already have one.

Ok, have a good weekend folks!
More pics on my Facebook:
https://m.facebook.com/dee.miller.750/albums/10213670818378657/?ref=bookmarks

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Comments

Bwaaatch

12-May-2018

More realistic? I'm sorry, but that doesn't do it justice. Spent at least ten second wondering if some of these shots were of the real thing. Ridiculous!

12-May-2018

I was completely convinced i was loollking at a real car in the top photos and would then scroll down to you recreating it......that's an amazing build

DeeMiller

12-May-2018

Haha! Thx guys!

hi-pe70

12-May-2018

Wow, PERFECT! After realizing that this is really a RC model I dont want any red F40 anymore

scoobybooster

12-May-2018

By far best F40 i've seen for ages, mate. Fantastic !!

DeeMiller

12-May-2018

Thank you very much! My pleasure!

rjg1973

12-May-2018

Agree with all these comments. Sensational!!

salvine

13-May-2018

Very nice. I have and unpainted Tamiya body and a very hard to find Yokomo F-40 LM body hiding somwhere

pininy

13-May-2018

Awesome nice work!

neobrunox

13-May-2018

SUPERB !

MAD-BEE

13-May-2018

Very smart!

DeeMiller

13-May-2018

Thx! I wondered how to do the F40 differently and I'm glad the comments are so positive! I think this was the right choice.

Dirt-540

13-May-2018

Beautiful work Dee, again creating a visual delight. I'm not a Ferrari fan but this is really beautiful. Unique!

Dirt-540

13-May-2018

Almost forgot, what chassis is that?

DeeMiller

13-May-2018

Thanks!
It's one of the Group-C chassis cars.
Pretty simple but great drive.
Comes from the F10x series and share many parts.
It goes like hell!

Tamichael

13-May-2018

That build puts this Group C car in a completely different level !! What a great job you ´ve done !!!!

JYCM3

14-May-2018

Very nice, what Tamiya color is that?
If remembered correctly it one of most diffult color to paint but you nailed it , awesome job!

DeeMiller

14-May-2018


It's PS-59 with black backing to make it darker.
It's not difficult, not more different than other paints.
Glad you like it, me too!

mark_biddle

14-May-2018

Love it, Tour de France Blue is one of my favorite Ferrari colours. Looks great on the lines of an F40. Great car and build.

RuniR

14-May-2018

Beautiful. Very inspiring build. Thanks for sharing!

Max Power

15-May-2018

Wow, stunning job. It's always nice to view your work. Thanks for sharing!


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