Correct the ride height of my Pullman is perfectly leveled between front and rear. However the left side is slightly lower than the right side (still leveled) but this is hardly noticeable.Looking again at your Pullman pictures I noticed that your model has a perfect ride height.
However many pictures in the web show models that seem to sit too high on the front wheels (while rear wheels are ok) - at least my impression.
==> Did you something to correct the front ride height or is your sample just a lucky catch?
Thanks for the good words, I love this period for Ferrari. It is important for me to have some detailed diecast models but for more unique subject matters the resin makers are a must.Quite impressed by your 1960s Ferrari collection. I like how it spans across multiple model makers and beyond just diecast.
The model is breathtaking - my only criticism is that it too high on the front wheels (that was my reason to ask).I have seen right height issues on the net. How is your White Swan?
Thanks. Glad you like it.Awesome collection so far
I like the Chiron with carbon but I feel the carbon does not translate perfectly in 1:18 as it lacks depth.Nice to see the grey Chiron, personally i prefer the ones with carbon but the exterior and interior fits well on grey, only wonder if it would be this popular if there wasn't a rich guy specced his Chiron like this and drive it in London
The style looks similar to the 410 SuperAmerica especially the front. But actually the rest of the car shares more similarities with the 250 TDF from 1957-1958. I think the inspiration from the 250TDF actually came from the 375MM Coupe Speciale.Love the styling of this 375 MM Coupe Speciale Pininfarina, which looks fairly similar to the 410 SuperAmerica which I already have by HWE. I didn't know such a model existed, maybe something I have to seriously consider.
On another note, are the wire spoke rims by BBR really that much better than this? I got the impression that BBR's wire spoke rims are also a little 2D when compared to those found on CMC and Kyosho's 250 GTO.
Thanks. You will love it, it’s a great model.Congrats on the 375! It is a stunning model and ordered one myself recently.
It's great to see you posting on DX again, Arnage; I always appreciated your racing model photography and history!Four copies only of the Ferrari 330 LMB racing car were build in 1963. LMB stands for Le Mans Berlinetta. They were essentially a development of the 250 GTO fitted with a 4-liter 330 engine. Although the front of the car is visually similar to the 250 GTO the main structure came from a modified 250 GT Lusso chassis/body. The side profile and rear bears some striking resemblances with the Lusso. But the wheelbase is actually longer than both the Lusso the 250 GTO. The raised plates on the top of the rear fenders were actually necessary to clear the rear tires.
The 330 LMB did not see much racing, as Ferrari was moving over to the mid-engined layout for racing with the 250 P. One 330 LMB retired at Sebring 1963, while of three starters at Le Mans that year, two retired. But the car from the team Maranello Concessionaires (UK) finished 5th overall with the drivers Jack Sears and Mike Salmon. This is the car (S/N 4725SA) presented here in scale.
The model is made by Technomodel in sealed resin. It is well done although the interior and some details may look a bit plain. As a typical Technomodel the historic accuracy of the car is a bit questionable. Several details from the race day car did not make it to scale. It will probably bother the Ferrari purists but I am fine with it. The originality of the subject matter and its rarity largely makes up for the few inaccuracies. I got it under MSRP, no tax and no fees so I can't complain. Enjoy the pictures.