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Old 01-18-2022, 01:31 AM
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Default Ferrari 250 GTO Scratchbuild RC body for Tamiya M-Chassis

I've recently started a new project to build a mold to vacuum-form a Ferrari 250 GTO body for my Tamyia M-05. The M-chassis with the long wheelbase (239mm) and the width of 165mm is actually almost perfectly meeting the dimensions (in scale 1/10) of the real 250GTO: Wheelbase 2400mm, width 1600mm and length 4300mm.

All starts with some blueprints in scale 1/10th and a board, which is cut and sanded into shape.
Below some pics up to the current status of the project:




Blueprints help to find the correct shape


Sanding, sanding, sanding...


The (very rough) mold. The mold is made out of 3 pieces (front, rear & roof). The parts will be screwed together later and can be detached to take them out of the body after vacuum-forming.
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The mold is almost in shape now. It looks at least a little bit like a Ferrari already. It still needs some sanding, coating of filler, and again some sanding...

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Added a filler coat on the weekend, and a finish with zinc spray. Finally a "polish" with very fine sandpaper.


Removing small grooves, bumps and dents


Adding details like air inlets etc.


Small holes which lead to underneath the mold. They will make sure that the vacuum pulls the sheet also into concave areas of the mold (e.g. air ducts, but also the entire area around the "roof", which is detacheable, has holes so that a slight vacuum pulls the sheet firmly onto the mold)

Will try to vacuum form the first "prototype" body in the next days.
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Thanks for sharing - love the old school workmanship.
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The body ist vacuum-formed. I was a little bit afraid if I can get particularly the rear section out of the body (due to all the undercuts and the rear spoiler) but actually it was very easy. So here it is - still needs some paint ;-)





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Now with some paint on it, I have the impression that I need to rework the front a little bit. Slightly wider (around the front lights) and a little bit lower. But so far, I think it looks good enough to show some pics here:





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Very impressive work!
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amazing work
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Thanks! A short video diary of the making process here:

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looks gorgeous. great work!
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As a lover of RWD m chassis cars, you have just earned my utmost admiration. Truly impressive work!
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Thanks for the positive feedback!

However, I reworked on the mold once more...
The front is now a little bit wider. Some details like the petrol cap and the rear lights are now integrated into the mold.
It has now also grooves for the bonnet, trunk lid and the doors.


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Second body of my "Tamiya" Ferrari GTO...
The windshild and side windows are now slightly lower, and the front (below the lights) is a bit wider:



Painted in the livery of the NART Ferrari 250 GTO - competed in the 1962 LeMans race, finished 6th overall and 1st in class (Experimental 2501–3000 cm³). Chassis 3387GT was the second GTO build of a total of 36 cars.
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Some better pictures in daylight:














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