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Old 2019.09.27, 11:46 PM   #1
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Ferrari 575 GT

Lately I've been making some race cars out of non-race livery autoscales that I picked up for cheap somewhere along the way. I got this on the auction site before they were hard to find, but the plain red Ferrari 575 wasn't doing it for me, and in Tri-Cities our only rule that we care about other than the HFAY race rules is that you are required to race a car in full race livery. I know this body is a tank, but the wider stance in the 94 mm wheelbase was a winner on 2 wide L size tracks for me for awhile. I used to race the beautiful Giesse Livery 575 Gt autoscale, but I had a misshap that cracked the front a bit. This car is loosely based on a real car, but I have taken a lot of artistic license. Paint is Rustoleum white with a few Tamiya acrylic brushed details, with Future clear. Decals are a mix of PN Racing, Leftovers from another Ferrari from Pattos, and homemade decals that I printed myself.










. . .and here it is next to my main 98mm racing Ferrari that has seen better days.

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Old 2019.09.28, 08:01 AM   #2
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I like the rule on livery, very cool.

Nice job on adding the belt line and decals. Looks authentic.
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I like the rule on livery, very cool.

Nice job on adding the belt line and decals. Looks authentic.
Thanks! Of course the consequence of our rule is that I "enforce" it by painting bodies when needed.
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um, where are the pictures?
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um, where are the pictures?
Not sure, show up on my end. I just switched the album to "Public", maybe that will make them show up??
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Not sure, show up on my end. I just switched the album to "Public", maybe that will make them show up??
I see them now. Nice work! I also like your livery rule. Are you airbrushing, brushing or dipping with Future? Are you thinning it? I've been going back and forth between Future and Tamiya clear gloss, but I've been struggling to find the ideal thinning recipe.

I've been driving a Giesse 575 GTC myself as my main 94mm car. That wheelbase doesn't get a lot of love, as the 90mm tends to be more fun to drive, and the 98-102 are usually faster and better handling. I find the 575 a little tubby, but very stable and drivable. It's actually a great HFAY car, since most of the layouts tend to be small and tight. I know the spec is +2/+3, but I've found +2.5 all around works best for me. I grabbed some of the bronze aluminum Ray's R246 wheels for mine.
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I see them now. Nice work! I also like your livery rule. Are you airbrushing, brushing or dipping with Future? Are you thinning it? I've been going back and forth between Future and Tamiya clear gloss, but I've been struggling to find the ideal thinning recipe.

I've been driving a Giesse 575 GTC myself as my main 94mm car. That wheelbase doesn't get a lot of love, as the 90mm tends to be more fun to drive, and the 98-102 are usually faster and better handling. I find the 575 a little tubby, but very stable and drivable. It's actually a great HFAY car, since most of the layouts tend to be small and tight. I know the spec is +2/+3, but I've found +2.5 all around works best for me. I grabbed some of the bronze aluminum Ray's R246 wheels for mine.
Airbrushing.with future. I have tried thinning it with windex, and adding a drop of dish soap, but as you can see on the F1, it is far from perfect. I have had better luck with Tamiya clear, thinned with Mr. Color Leveling Thinner, but I have noticed it will bubble Pattos decals a tiny bit sometimes, so I didn't want to risk it. I also didn't know how the acrylic clear woud react with Kyosho's since this started as an Autoscale. I had Tamiya clear react once and crack like a 14th century painting. There is a lot to learn. . .

Today I primed a couple white bodies with Gravity Colors Lacquer. It is pre-thinned for airbrushing and my first foray into laquer paints. I am hoping to make a body where the paint stays on a bit better when I hit all my fellow racers.
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