Model: (Click to see more) 58197: Porsche Boxster
Status: New built
Date: 11-Jun-2007
Comments: 19
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This chassis started it's life as an M02 Porsche boxter. I bought the chassis parts to take it back to a short wheelbase as the MIni or the Alpine to be able to fit this beautiful Ferrari 512 Berlinetta Boxer body from ABC Hobby.

Using long TGX rear hub shafts and 10mm wide wheel hexagons the car became wider at the back as the original. Then dipped into acetone the M chassis alloy wheels lost their red paint to look as close as possible to the original again. I have used the 60D tires because of their higher side wall, yes no rubber band tires at that time

Paint was challenging as you have a lot of masking to do but the result was worth it I think. So I went for the red and black livery, painted the front orange light instead of using the decals, same with the silver air intake at the front, the black wing and the rear bonnet details.

Some extra detail from ABC again are the number plate and the exhausts. The very special wiper is a modified F350 one, only added a few bits on it to look like the pantograph wiper installed on this car, the decal was good but I prefer this. Hope you like it and as usual comments welcome! Cheers. Jerome

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Comments

ukzz4iroc

11-Jun-2007

Oh my God! That is fantastic! Always loved the BB. What a splendid model.

Chain Driven

11-Jun-2007

Thanks Felix!

Mud-Plugger

11-Jun-2007

Lovely job, but soon to be overshadowed by my Dino!!!

mikeekim

11-Jun-2007

nice very nice

Chain Driven

11-Jun-2007

Jealous Mud??? BY the way I have upgraded my alarm system since your last visit ;o)

TA-Mark

11-Jun-2007

Looks very scaled, top job, looks a treat.

Chain Driven

11-Jun-2007

Thanks Mikeekim and thanks TA-Mark!

3clipZ

11-Jun-2007

Fantastic paintjob......awesome car. Congrats.

Wyoming

11-Jun-2007

What a beautiful Ferrari you have built there.

rockthemonkees

11-Jun-2007

Jerome that is truly skilful modelling.. and i want one too but you cant have my yellow javelin!!!
Chris

the green beetle

12-Jun-2007

When does Tamiya put this one in Production,looks great!!

OCD

12-Jun-2007

Nice - something completely different - love it!

Chain Driven

12-Jun-2007

Chris I'll keep trying, you know me now ;o)

Chain Driven

12-Jun-2007

Thanks for the comments guys!

mini_mad_matt&son

12-Jun-2007

Very nice - looks top

Flerbizky

12-Jun-2007

OMG !!!!... That is sooo beautiful. By far the best designed Ferrari, and your replica really does it justice... Good work there !..

Chain Driven

12-Jun-2007

Mange tak Flerbizky ;o)

djderk

30-Jun-2007

I love this. You have done a grand job on the detailing..... and the wheels look fantastic (so refreshing on to see them in red)

flux density

1-Jul-2007

Lovely detail. This Ferrari is so very desirable


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