BUILT MODELS (Archives)

Various fine-detail, 1:43-scale, hand-built Ferraris built from kit but transformed using a variety of scratch-built parts

Ferrari 250 TR58 Fine-detail, 1:43-Scale, Hand-built Model
Ferrari 312 B Fine-detail, 1:43-Scale, Hand-built Model

Fine-detail, 1:43-Scale, Hand-built Model of the Ferrari 312 B, Winner of the 1970 Italian Grand Prix

 

Although based on a Tameo kit, there were a significant number of new parts that were built from scratch in order to transform the kit into a highly-detailed model. These included new parts in brass such as the arms for the A-frame suspension and a new roll-bar & headrest. The oil & brake lines & other pipes and feeds, the tyre valves, the anti-roll bar & stabiliser for the suspension, and the rear arms for the suspension were all scratch-built. These alone were made from 11 individual pieces that were soldered, drilled and joined together with hand-made screws. The rear cooling ducts have been transformed by scraping away the original material to open them up, and then new aluminium parts added. New markings for the rivets were drilled by hand to allow for hand-made rivets to be individually inserted (once the model was painted the head of each rivet was then painted by hand prior to varnishing). Other new parts also included the dashboard instruments and seat belts that were made especially.

The original engine was also improved in a number of ways using scratch-built parts . These included new spark plugs, fuel injectors and the mesh covers for the carburettor air trumpets.

This model which was presented for the first time at Retromobile 2009 and is no longer available

Ferrari 312 P Spyder Fine-detail, 1:43-Scale, Hand-built Model

Fine-detail, 1:43-Scale, Hand-built Model of the Ferrari 312 P Spyder Chassis #0868 from the 1969 12 Hours of Sebring

 

This model was made from a Tameo Kit with an extensive number of alterations.  For example, the air-intakes behind the seats and on the rear bodywork were completely opened up by scraping away the white metal.  The interior was improved using aluminium, and there were new dashboard instruments made from aluminium turned parts.  There were also a number of new, scratch-built parts in brass including a new roll-bar, new exhausts and new tyre valves.  There were new seat belts and a new gear box, as well as new photo-etched fastenings for the doors and new, hand-made surrounds for the handles used to open the rear bodywork.  The driver’s mirror was improved, and finally, the wheels and seats were hand-painted.

 

This model was presented for the first time at Retromobile 2009 and is no longer available.

Ferrari 250 GT SWB 'Breadvan' Fine-detail, 1:43-Scale, Hand-built Model

Fine-detail, 1:43-Scale, Hand-built Model of the Ferrari 250 GT SWB 'Breadvan' from Le Mans 1962

 

The now legendary 'Breadvan', chassis #2819GT, continues to excite interest whenever it is seen.  The model of this most distinctive Ferrari is from the 1962 Le Mans 24 Hours where it was driven by Italian Carlo Maria Abate and his British team-mate Colin Davies, for Count Volpi and Scuderia Serenissima.  Despite its revolutionary design it failed to finish following transmission failure in the 4th hour.

The base of this model was a Tron kit and it was greatly modified using many now familiar techniques.  These changes began with improvements to the resin body; all parts that are 'open' on the real car, such as the air-intakes, were 'opened' on the model by removing the resin; the interior was also re-modelled, including an aluminium panel for the interior of the door.  There were a number of scratch-built new parts as well.  These included the engine and the carburettor air trumpets; a new brass surround for the plexi cover for the air trumpets; a new brass exhaust; and a new fuel pipe, made from 6 separate pieces of brass.  The door handles were made from 2 separate parts, one of turned aluminium and the other a photo-etched part.  A number of parts in the original kit were also replaced, such as the rear window ’glass’, and the wheels, which were replaced with ’Borrani’ wire wheels by Bosica.

This model was presented for the first time at Retromobile 2009. Also available is a 'Bodybuck' Model of the 'Breadvan', photos of which can be found by clicking on this link: Ferrari 250 GT SWB 'Breadvan' 'Bodybuck' Model.

The model is no longer available, but it is still possible to order a 'Bodybuck' version.

Ferrari 250 TR58 Fine-detail, 1:43-Scale, Hand-built Model

Fine-detail, 1:43-Scale, Hand-built Model of the Ferrari 250 TR58, Winner of Le Mans 1958

 

Ferrari built a number of 250 TR58s for the 1958 World Sportscar Championship, and these cars secured them the constructors title by winning four out of the six races, including Le Mans for the third time. The TR58 that won Le Mans was chassis #0728TR, #14. It was driven by Phill Hill and Olivier Gendebien and the victory was certainly merited as the nearest competition was 12 laps or 160 kms behind at the finish.

The base of this model is a Renaissance kit, but with a number of significant modifications and additions. These include such improvements as re-etching the resin model, removing resin from the interior of the doors to reduce their thickness so they more closely resemble the real doors, and removing resin so as to fully open up the air intakes. The ’hump’ on the bonnet for the engine has also been replaced. Brass has been used to remake many of the parts of the car. The parts of the chassis that can be seen inside the car have been replaced with specially-made hand-made parts, as has the rod for the gear stick, and all the attachments & clips for the passenger seat cover, the boot & bonnet lids, and the headlight covers. The exhaust has been remade in brass, and there is a new brass surround for the windscreen, which has been attached with individual, handmade screws. There is also a new, hand-made and hand-painted cover for the passenger seat, and the seats have also been hand-painted.

Also shown are two different one-off displays which include a chassis model and ’bodybuck’ models with the built model. The three-model display was made as a special presentation to commemorate the 50th anniversary in 2008 of the TR58’s win at Le Mans, and it was exhibited at the 2008 Le Mans Classic event. The four-model display includes both a wire and a ’wood’ ’bodybuck’ model.

The built model, the chassis model and the displays are no longer available. However it is still possible to order a 'wood' ’bodybuck’ model of the TR58. More information can be found by clicking on this link: Ferrari 250 TR58 'Wood' ’Bodybuck’ Model.

Photos of the chassis model, the wire 'bodybuck' and the displays can be viewed in the Archive Gallery by clicking on the various links: 

Ferrari 250 TR58 Chassis Model

Ferrari 250 TR58 Wire 'Bodybuck'

Ferrari 250 TR58 'Bodybuck' Model Display

 
Ferrari 250 TR60 Fine-detail, 1:43-Scale, Hand-built Model

Fine-detail, 1:43-Scale, Hand-built Model of the Ferrari 250 TR60, Winner of Le Mans 1960

The TR60, chassis # 0772, was driven to victory by Olivier Gendebien and Paul Frere for Scuderia Ferrari at Le Mans in 1960.

The modifications of the base of this model, which was a Renaissance kit, began by improving the resin cast. This was achieved by removing parts such as the resin from beneath the fuel cap and from behind the wheel-arches, and by re-etching the body. The sides of the cockpit were also modified with the addition of new chassis parts using brass tubing which had been soldered together. Soldered brass tubing was also used to scratch-build a new exhaust. There are also new carburetor air trumpets and wheels, plus a new windscreen. Such small parts as the clips for closing the bonnet and the boot have also been handmade.

This model was first built in 2007 and is no longer available.

 
Fine-detail, Ferrari 250 TR57 1:43-Scale, Hand-built Model

Fine-detail, 1:43-Scale, Hand-built Model of the Ferrari 250 TR57 from the 1958 Targa Florio

The TR57, chassis # 0666MM, was driven by Gino Munaron and Wolfgang Seidel for Scuderia Ferrari at the 1958 Targa Florio, but unfortunately did not finish.

A Renaissance kit was used to build this model but it has been significantly transformed. These modifications start with the resin cast which has been improved by removing various parts of the resin body such as from the wheel-arch cavities and from beneath the fuel cap. The body has also been re-etched. The cockpit has been modified with the addition of some new parts for the sides of the chassis, which have been made from brass tubing. The boot and bonnet clips and straps have been handmade, as has the covering for the passenger seat. There is a new windscreen with a new surround in brass which is attached to the body with rivets, plus new exhausts, carburettor air trumpets, and wheels.

This model was first built in 2007 and is no longer available.

 
Ferrari 250 Monza Fine-detail, 1:43-Scale, Hand-built Model

Fine-detail, 1:43-Scale, Hand-built Model of the Ferrari 250 Monza from the 1954 Carrera Panamericana

Entered by the Hotel Prado Americas, Acapulco in the 1954 Carrera Panamericana, this Monza, chassis #0442M, was driven by Franco Cornacchia and finished a very respectable 3rd in class behind two 375MMs, and 5th overall.

Like the closed versions of the Testarossas by LP Creation, a modified kit was used to build this model, but this time the kit was from Tron Models. A variety of modifications were made to transform the kit, including re-etching the resin body, and opening up the side vents and inserting new brass panels . The boot and bonnet clips and straps are handmade, and the driver’s seat has been repainted. There are also new exhausts and new wheels. Extra touches include the addition of the helmet, goggles and gloves, all of which have been hand-made by LP Creation.

This model was first built in 2007 and is no longer available.

 
Ferrari 250 TR61 Fine-detail, 1:43-Scale, Hand-built Model

Fine-detail, 1:43-Scale, Hand-built Model of the Ferrari 250 TR61, Winner of Le Mans 1961

The TR61, chassis #0794TR, was driven to victory by Olivier Gendebien and Phil Hill for Scuderia Ferrari at Le Mans 1961.

The base of this model was a Renaissance kit which has been significantly modified. Transformations include re-etching of the resin body, and removal of various parts of the body such as from beneath the fuel cap and from behind the wheel-arch cavities. Soldered brass tubing has been used to create new sides to the chassis frame. The carburetor air trumpets has been specially hand-made as have the boot and bonnet clips and straps. The surround for the windscreen has also been specially made from brass and then attached to the resin body with individual rivets. There are also new exhausts and wheels.

This model was first built in 2007 and is no longer available.

A chassis model was also built to accompany the built model. It is also no longer available, but there are some pictures in the Archive Gallery which can be found by clicking this link: Ferrari 250 TR61 Chassis.

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