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Does anyone know where I can find a kit or service to convert a 1:18 Maisto Ferrari 348 ts (closed-top) targo into a spider?

I'm trying to go for a series of the "entry-level" Ferrari spiders: 348, 355, 360 and soon the 430.

I have the 348 targa en route and I'm going to want to turn it into a spider.


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I don't know of any kits or something to get a TS converted into a Spider. I'd first advise you to take a Bburago 348 as base model...
I've seen some where the roof part has easily bee chopped off with a Dremel and then a top off a HotWheels F355 Spider was put on it...

Good luck, can't wait to see the result! :cheers :cheers
 
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Why not just try and find the MIRA Ferrari 348 spyder ?

Would be a lot less hassle and probably be better than a custom hack job .
 

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Nojo,
I don't know of any kit, but good luck on it and enjoy doing it.

Angelrott V6,
What makes you think that it will be a "hack job" :confused There are plenty of talented people that can make this work. Also, Nojo stated that he want a 1/18 version and isn't the Mira more like 1/16? :giggle

As far as hassle, some members might be at a point that one more car in their collection does not excite them as much as getting one and modding and/or improving it. I am almost there myself.
 
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To get a decent representation of the 348 Spyder, a conversion would be in order. While the Mira isn't a horrible model (maybe I should think about that a little longer) I don't think it's even up to the Bburago or Maisto standards (personally, I prefer the Bburago to Maisto). I've got both the Mira in top open and top closed configurations. The scale is better than the Bburago, for sure.

Hopefully, your Dremel skills are up to the task, as I haven't done anything other than modify a stock Bburago 348 into a targa, which was a fairly straight forward cut. I don't know what it would be like trying to cut the buttresses. Good luck on the conversion and let us know how it turns out! Definitely sounds like fun.
 
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I can appreciate your point of view .
I just think that modding a 348 into a spyder would be a lot of work for not much gain , especially when a model of a spyder already exists . To do it properly you would have to obtain the parts required from a spyder anyway such as the soft top and possibly the trim.
Wouldnt you be better off buying the Mira version (which im pretty sure is 1/18 - my spyder looked ok size wise) and detailing that ?

Theres nothing wrong with customs , and Im actually doing a couple myself at the minute , but I think in this case theres an easier solution to obtaining a spyder than taking a dremel to a 348 .
 

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Hi there. It shouldn't be too hard a mod. The real hard part would be making a cover for the roof (you know, went its folded down, I think its called a tonneau cover). You might be able to use one from another convertible Ferrari, maybe even the Mira one if its cheap enough.
I say GO FOR IT! It may be harder than buying a Mira, but you will have done it yourself. Either the Bburago or Maisto should be ok. You will probably have to repaint the whole model afterwards, as you have to cut off a lot. I have done this with a Bburago F40 (targa and convertible) and its not too hard to do. Let me know if you want more info.

thanks

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I'd say the Bburago Ferrari 348 is definately the best. It'd be much more fun to turn it into a spider, besides the tonneau cover would hide the cut metal in areas. And if your required to repaint the whole car thats even better because the Bburago is the wrong shade of red anyway. I did simple mods on the 1/18 kit version and it looks great detailed.

When you make it i'd advise you to paint the black sideboards skirting red, they look great.
 
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to everyone who has taken the time to reply to my question, i really appreciate your help. Thanks!
 
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