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#1 OFFLINE   Quant

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Posted 15 January 2021 - 01:40 AM

DX-ers, what is your favourite GMP Ferrari 312 PB, and why ?

From what I could find, GMP released five Ferrari 312 PB models: Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
  • G1804108: Prototype red
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  • G1804109: Prototype black
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#2 OFFLINE   ferrariforever

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Posted 15 January 2021 - 01:49 AM

For me the least favorite is the black one.
The second least favorite is the red prototype.

The other three race liveries are equal for me, because I don't know the historical importance of those races enough.

Perhaps the number 1 is my favorite because that sounds like a winner.

Number two is also attractive because of the well known drivers.

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Posted 15 January 2021 - 03:33 AM

I will echo ferrariforever. The black prototype is meh, I am not even sure there was such a black-liveried prototype from Ferrari. The race versions are what I focus on, and of those the #1 and #2 look best  to me with their gold stripe. All excellent models of course.
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Posted 15 January 2021 - 05:20 AM

Same here.

It's a truly nice model, even now it still has things that some modes don't  - if you like to strip things down, this model is great!! Virtually all of it can be taken off.

I have the number 1 car.

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Posted 15 January 2021 - 07:20 AM

If Ferrari ever ran a prototype other than in red it would probably be in bare aluminium.
As for the race record - https://www.racingsp...ari/312 PB.html

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Posted 15 January 2021 - 07:30 AM

While I would have preferred the Monza or Daytona winners in hindsight, I am still glad I got the black test model, since as has been said it really is an excellent model. Especially seeing as I paid roughly half what they normally listed for when I got it. It also contrasts nicely with my white 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione:
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Posted 15 January 2021 - 11:03 AM

I agree w.r.t. plain colours.
Main difference between the 3 race versions seems to be the rear part - the Daytona winner being more open and with fins instead of a wing.
Which I like - so I‘d pick the Daytona winner...

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Posted 15 January 2021 - 03:14 PM

Would I be a spoilsport by pointing out that in 1972 the Daytona race was only 6 hours?    :rolleyes:

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Posted 15 January 2021 - 03:40 PM

I feel compelled to point out a couple of thing I LOVE about these models from GMP, which live up to their "Masterpiece" moniker:

- The rivets are definitely the best-scaled ones I have seen in any model, be they metal diecast or resin or plastic. Look perfectly scale-correct and nicely shaped. In stark contrast with the huge rivets applied by CMC, and all the more impressive given they are on a metal diecast model.
- The hand-lettering replication on the tire sidewalls looks supremely authentic and gives the models a degree of realism not found in other motorsports related models. Definitely a favorite feature of mine.

And as Craig has said the model can be stripped down to its bare chassis and you end up with a surprisingly large number of separable components for such a small package.

GMP built superb models back in the day and it is a bit of a shame the newly revived GMP Masterpiece line by Acme (the Ferrari 512M) is not exactly at the same very high standards. To anyone who is a fan of Ferrari racing history or motorsports history in general having one of these 312 PB models should be a must.
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Posted 16 January 2021 - 12:15 AM

View Postslartibartfast229, on 15 January 2021 - 03:14 PM, said:

Would I be a spoilsport by pointing out that in 1972 the Daytona race was only 6 hours?    :rolleyes:


I appreciate detail and accuracy, so :occasion14:


(we already have enough 'high level inaccuracies' in our world today... as you can see with my simple (unvalidated) copy/pasting of Carmodel.com model texts  :nice: )

Edited by Quant, 16 January 2021 - 12:18 AM.


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Posted 16 January 2021 - 12:27 AM

Update - also added the chassis no. and their race history to the topic starter

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Posted 16 January 2021 - 01:51 AM

It is indeed a great model.  I have the black version as it was cheap as chips (£70 with free postage - no-one wants them?!) and also two Daytona winners (both cheap - the first was missing a wheelnut (still need one if anyone has a spare!), and the second more recently was mint but without its box).  It's possible I will remove the numbers from one of the Daytona winners to create a different looking model, otherwise displaying two identical models side by side seems silly!

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Posted 16 January 2021 - 11:37 AM

While on this topic - I have to share this video: https://www.youtube....h?v=pF_oF-ZMhD0

At the start it says Targa Florio 1970 in yellow, but it's the 1972 one. The 1970 Targa Florio was won by Jo Siffert / Brian Redman in a Porsche 908/03 - the #12 in light blue with the two big orange arrows over the car and Alfa participated with the much different looking T33/2.

I really love those old 'period' videos of '60/70s races which were held on public roads, not circuits - think Targa Florio, Mille Miglia, Tour de France Automobile, Rallye Monte-Carlo, etc.

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As I have driven the Targa Florio Classic rally a few years ago, I couldn't resist but order GMP's Targa Florio 312PB (G1804111).

Looking forward to receiving it.

Edited by Quant, 16 January 2021 - 02:46 PM.


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Posted 17 January 2021 - 06:36 AM

The GMP Ferrari 312PB is in my mind one of the absolute best diecasts money no object. Unlike their other offerings, which although excellent, generally suffer from poor stance, the 312PB is in my opinion exception with it's many features and execution. I selected the Monza Winner as I love the longer body as opposed to the Daytona Winner, whilst I am on the look out for the Targa Florio winner as well.

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