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The X-Clinic: Maserati A6GCS/53 Berlinetta Pininfarina

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The Maserati A6GCS/53 Berlinetta Pininfarina is probably one of the most beautiful cars ever produced and, truth be told, although the Ricko is a very decent piece, there are 2 or 3 details that take me off, as is the stark case of the wheels and, therefore, the ground clearance. Now that I opened the miniature up, I tooke advantage and gave some more touches on the mechanics. The idea is to be a quick intervention, it is not an "in depth"; job. This is the list of modifications:

- Swap the original wheels for a BBR set of photoetched Borranis;
- Lower the suspension on both axles;
- Paint the engine block aluminum and add some pipes and wiring;
- Paint the exhaust pipes flat white (mimmicking the ceramic coaring) and weathering the manifold;
- Detail the pedals;
- Make the bonnet closures functional (while I don't get others better-looking...);
- Replace the side indicators for some chrome-rimmed clear ones from Légende Miniatures;
- Retouch the tail lights;
- Align the steering wheel;
- Replace the license plate with the one it left Carrozzeria Campana in 1991;
- Add the front and steering wheel decals with the "Maserati"; logo;
- Add brake and fuel lines on the undercarriage;
- Add a bit of detail and contrast to the chassis;
- Retouch the door rubber seals and simulate the unpainted headliner with aluminium paint;
- ... and everything else that I stumbled upon!!

This is how the model was at the start:

This is after the intervention:

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Another amazing custom work the model looks heaps better now. I love the interesting subjects Ricko chose and their models are generally great but all their models with wire wheels are generally bad and a total let down to otherwise fine model. You have definitely changed the overall look of the model but plugging in the proper BBR wire wheels. She looks million times better now and if i am not paying attention and glance through the photos i would have thought that is a CMC release.
for the marvelous custom work mate!
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