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I always wanted to build a 550 Maranello race car in 1:12 scale, but there was never a proper base to start from. When Top Marques brought their 550 out, I bought one immediately and started the build. At first, I planned to go for the Italtechnica 550 (First Racing, JMB, Dart Racing etc.), but I always had a soft spot for the Prodrive version. So I decided to make the BMS version from the 2002 FIA GT season:

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I started with the front, which meant to carve out a ton of resin and add styrene parts and putty:

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Due to the widened front, the openings on the wheel arches had to be built and attached to the body:

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The openings on the front hood were my biggest concern, as drilling through the hood and insert little wings wasn't possible due to the thickness of the resin. So I went for a fake version. Not totally satisfying, but ok:

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A first layer of primer and a few first parts added to the cockpit made me pretty happy, as it looked nice altogether:

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Tire Wheel Car Vehicle Hood


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I then had the wheels built by "miy minimodels". They did a very nice job on the wheels: I sent pictures with some specifications, paid for it, and they built it within a few days literally. Awesome !

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It is still a long way to go: The front light covers give me headaches, the cockpit is a den of carbon fibre and painting has never been my strength... . I hope you like it anyway so far !
 

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I always wanted to build a 550 Maranello race car in 1:12 scale, but there was never a proper base to start from. When Top Marques brought their 550 out, I bought one immediately and started the build. At first, I planned to go for the Italtechnica 550 (First Racing, JMB, Dart Racing etc.), but I always had a soft spot for the Prodrive version. So I decided to make the BMS version from the 2002 FIA GT season:

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I started with the front, which meant to carve out a ton of resin and add styrene parts and putty:

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Due to the widened front, the openings on the wheel arches had to be built and attached to the body:

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The openings on the front hood were my biggest concern, as drilling through the hood and insert little wings wasn't possible due to the thickness of the resin. So I went for a fake version. Not totally satisfying, but ok:

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A first layer of primer and a few first parts added to the cockpit made me pretty happy, as it looked nice altogether:

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I then had the wheels built by "miy minimodels". They did a very nice job on the wheels: I sent pictures with some specifications, paid for it, and they built it within a few days literally. Awesome !

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It is still a long way to go: The front light covers give me headaches, the cockpit is a den of carbon fibre and painting has never been my strength... . I hope you like it anyway so far !
sheesh, what a work you have done I will also customize my classic mustang and will put it on an office desk, it will really look in my texas LLC office. any guide or suggestion that I should take care of..
 
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