Guy Golsteyn I applied the Ferrari red paint. First I airbrushed a mist coat of acryl flat red to cover all the panel lines and hard to reach corners. Next I applied wet coats of Tamiya TS-08 Italian Red with the spraycan, just as long as needed to get a glossy finish. It turned out to be 3 wet coats. I still have to polish the body, but the bonnet already received a polishing treatment to try out the procedure.
Building Ferrari's is always a tricky business since no 2 cars are exactly alike. Therefore it is quite dangerous to just surf around the internet and gather some refernce pics of a similar car. I chose to build the Ferrari Testa Rossa with chassis N° 0734 TR 58. This is the Ferrari owned by F. Gibbs since 1958, and he never raced it. After Gibbs' death the car was sold to Francois Sicard who fully restored it in 1978. In 1985 it was sold again to Paul Pappalardo, and since 1993 it became property of Ralph Lauren who still owns the car and who shows it on very rare occasions. Most of the time the Ferrari is showed at the Fine Arts Museum, Boston, MA, USA. So now I have a guideline against which I can check the details that need or needn't be built on my model. I will try to follow the Ralph Lauren example as close as possible.
24. November 2012, 14:13
Frank Krause Wow, looks great! Such painting surely isn't easy. We tank builders can cover a mistake with dust etc., you can't! Looks absolutely perfect to me. I admire your skills!
Steve Wilson Hi Guy, My favourite non F1 Ferrari. Nice start, the colour looks spot-on, the finish already looks great. Rattle Can or Airbrush??? Watching!!!
24. November 2012, 17:20
Guy Golsteyn I finally decided to continue this build which has been 'on hold' way to long!
20. November 2013, 16:29
Guy Golsteyn @Steve: rattle can. But I somehow managed to damage the paintjob of the body when dryfitting the chassis, so I had to do some repairs by airbrush. The paint is drying now and will be polished again to make it shine again as before...
20. November 2013, 16:32
Steve Wilson 4 days under a year
Wow!!! where's the time gone???
I'm still watching tough!!!
20. November 2013, 16:35
Steve Wilson Sorry to hear that Guy!!!
Dry fitting a painted model is a necessity, but can be dodgy...
It's where ingenuity and experience is vital, you have bags of both Guy )
20. November 2013, 16:43
Bill Spargo What a fantastic gloss finish Guy, awesome! I build airliners so I have an idea of the effort you have applied to get this finish. Love the snaps they look great and show the effort applied.