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    "I like those corona virus days".My grand daughters (5 y.o.) statement enjoying mum and dad being at (working from) home all day and no school.I could use it.I have opened my to do projects drawers to see what can i do to spend my time.First off a couple of damaged Strombecker Ferrari 250 GTO.The primered one has a damaged headlight opening and no windshield whereas the red one windshield full of glue and light damage on the body.

    I started with the grey one.I used blue staff to make a mould from the red one which i then fitted on to the grey one.

    I will fill the gap with epoxy glue later today

    I then tackled the windshield issue,i was lucky to have a 3rd allmost new one from which i used the windshield to make of gypsum and plasticine a vac form mould

    Windshield ready,side windows will be cut from sheet

    Chassis is printed in ABS

    Rims (front,to save wight) and inserts (for rear alu rims) printed also in ABS

    Last edited by alexis in greece; April 13, 2020, 07:10 AM.

  • #2
    Looking forward to seeing more. The kids have a whole different perspective on Corona days. First Easter in my life that my wife and I were without family. Good thing for facetime. I sure am glad I have a hobby and vast stockpile of projects to fill up the day.

    G.P Alberta


    • #3

      I managed to remove the windshield from the red GTO without much damaging the body,the previous owner had dislensed glue by the bucket.

      I used plasticine as moulds this time,it worked better

      So now i have to bodies ready for the paint booth and one complete chassis the second one will be in line

      And here comes the obvious question what color?I have too many red Ferraris.I am open to suggestions

      Until i make a decision i started another one,Jaguar E type Eldon,chassis ready and printed

      I have 3 bodies,this one will replicatethe car of a Greek champion in red colour


      • #4
        That chassis will be a significant improvement in the cars, I am sure! Great work.
        Come Race at The Trace!
        Timberline Trace International Raceway - SW of Mpls, MN


        • #5
          "And here comes the obvious question what color?I have too many red Ferraris.I am open to suggestions."

          Hard to go wrong with the Ecurie Francorchamps yellow from Spa, 1965:

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          or perhaps the more subtle silver 1964 Tour de France entry:

          (photo credits Ecurie Francorchamps facebook page : )

          Last edited by GT6; April 15, 2020, 05:35 PM.


          • #6
            I love the yellow Ferraris. I have heard the official colors are red, black, yellow, white, and blue. Or course, the Gunston 350 was unique you always have choices.
            Come Race at The Trace!
            Timberline Trace International Raceway - SW of Mpls, MN


            • #7
              This one is different

              Bloomberg also states that the buyer is Craig McCaw, the Seattle-based co-founder of McCaw Cellular, which was acquired by AT&T for $11.5 billion in 1993. The pale green Ferrari was originally part of the UDT Laystall team and was to be Stirling Moss’s car for the 1962 racing season – the year he had his life-threatening crash at the Sussex circuit in a Formula One Lotus. It was raced extensively by Ireland in 1962, who shared it with the bespectacled American Masten Gregory at Le Mans where it failed to finish.


              • #8

                Evolution of one of the Strombecker GTOs fantasy livery (the leftovers from theDino 246)

                Last edited by alexis in greece; April 26, 2020, 02:07 PM. Reason: photo added