Could this be the most beautiful car ever made? For me, the answer is yes. I was excited when I got Fujimi’s kit and was even more excited to build it.
I started with the interior. The dash was painted flat black then liberally dry brushed with Mr Metal iron. This makes the flat black surface look like painted metal instead of painted plastic.
For the reds I went with MRP's Corsca Rosa. MRP paints are really nice, and they offer a large selection of common colors used in the scale model world, including a Ferrari red.
The seats were painted with flat black first, then painted with the Ferrari red. This was to give the illusion that the seats were worn red leather. The arm rests were painted flat black.
I used the Xtreme Metal line from AK Interactive for most of the metal parts. Most of the metal parts were painted aluminum. I added a few photos etch parts too, including the shift gate and the pedals.
I added the decals for the guages on the dash, then glued it onto the chassis assembly. The fire wall behind the seats was painted aluminum on the bottom half and MRP Ferrari red on the top.
Above you can see the chassis as it stood after completing the previous steps.
I finished the front suspension next. The wheel rims we're pretty chromed, so I left these as is. The front raidiator was painted aluminum and the other one was painted with Vallejo's Metallic Red from their model air line.
The break assembly was hand painted using Mr Metal Iron then buffed. I used Mr Metal Steel for the transmission housing. The other metal pieces were painted Aluminum.
The brass rear axle provided by the kit was left unpainted, and the two small exhaust parts were painted flat white.
And that pretty much takes care of the chassis. I'll cover painting the body and finishithe model in the next post.