Italeri Ferrari 288 GTO 1:24


drunken monkey
11-04-2010, 08:15 AM
And yet another one that is way past its due by date.

Original WIP here (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=715565).

As you can see, this one was started literally years ago but too many started kits meant that this got put back in the box and left behind but I finally got my head down to pick out the finishing details and photographing it.


The shape of this kit is generally very good with the only bugbear being that the body is perhaps a bit thick in places but the molded open gills at the rear 3/4 is a nice touch.
After all these years, I still think this is one of the classic side profiles.
http://xcc.xanga.com/6aff8a6a15335272973046/w217684938.jpg

And the top down is still to die for.

http://x7c.xanga.com/32ff937118d33272973051/w217684943.jpg


The kit includes nice little touches like seperate chromed cavallino for the front grill and a black one for the rear panel.
http://x5b.xanga.com/bf6f657318d33272973050/w217684942.jpg


Engine detail is nicely registered and while perhaps a bit over-sized, especially when you compare it to the Fujimi kit but is perfectly workable and makes adding your own details much easier.
http://x89.xanga.com/684f866a75335272973045/w217684937.jpg


When I was snapping away, I thought I'd take a few from different zoom ranges to show you guys what I mean by not always or just using macro up close. In the last two shots of this little set, the object was framed in pretty much the same space from the same angle. The difference in result is due to one being taken with macro up close and the other being taken from afar using a little zoom.
Of course a tripod helps when light is low.
For those interested, I also tend to take photos with a UV filter and a Polariser.

http://x16.xanga.com/fb5f857518d35272973048/w217684940.jpg

http://x09.xanga.com/f79f816a55335272973054/w217684946.jpg

http://x27.xanga.com/04af977718d32272973052/w217684944.jpg

http://x4d.xanga.com/b91f8a6a06635272973064/w217684949.jpg


Classic rear 3/4 shot.

http://x3e.xanga.com/680f947518d32272973043/w217684935.jpg


Trying to find the best reflections.

http://x95.xanga.com/f18e136a55335272973049/w217684941.jpg

http://xea.xanga.com/207f907718d33272973042/w217684934.jpg

http://x99.xanga.com/775f9b7518d32272973053/w217684945.jpg

http://xf6.xanga.com/ccae146a25c34272973058/w217684947.jpg

http://xcd.xanga.com/b6de0a6ad7d37272973089/w217684959.jpg

http://xa6.xanga.com/8eff957220432272973072/w217684951.jpg


So many unfinished kits to go...

BVC500
11-04-2010, 10:26 AM
Very nice, clean work and great photographs too. Never thought about building one of these, but looking at your work is tempting!

360spider
11-04-2010, 12:19 PM
very nice! italeri kit is actually really good, except for their wheels and some heavy details. You sure did justice to the car, the paint is awesome!

DasWiesel
11-04-2010, 12:28 PM
Canīt believe this is the Italeri kit. I hope mine will be as nice as yours when once finished.....
Didnīt dare to open the box again, yet.:icon16:

Perfect finish and great pictures! 288 GTO is still one of my all time favourites.

KevHw
11-04-2010, 12:45 PM
I've never really been taken by the styling of these Ferrari's but you've got a very good looking model there with a wonderful paint job. In fact the paint still looks wet :p I'd probably go crazy polishing around the grills on the engine cover though.

Only because you mentioned it and because I am one of those interested, a UV filter will do nought to these type of photos. Technically speaking, you'll get optically better performance with it off. In a few of your photos that show the windows, there is evident 'rainbowing' which is likely due to the polariser not being at the correct angle to block the polarised light. Of course if you made the decision for it to look like that, then fair enough. Otherwise I would suggest rotating it until the glare is reduced to maximise the benefits of having the filter on. Apologies if you've already taken all the necessary steps....studying Photography, I enjoy getting to talk techie about cameras :)

drunken monkey
11-04-2010, 12:57 PM
well, I find that the UV cuts down on the occasional blue effect you get when photographing on a white background in daylight.
I also find my camera finds it easier to get the right white/colour balance with it on when in daylight.
I use a single plane polariser as opposed to a circular polariser so I can rotate the filter to adjust/control the type of reflections I get and where-abouts on the body it is
i.e mostly on side of car or mostly on roof/top of car
depending on the shot so it's not really glare that I'm too concerned with.

Of course, I'm no photographer so the UV thing might be purely psychosomatic.

And I did go crazy polishing around the hood vents.
If you look closely, I went a bit too crazy and snapped one of the cross bars.
It normally sits back in place but in some of these it seems to have nudged out of position again.


And yes, I think this is an under-rated gem of a kit.
I have the Fujimi Enthusiast kit around somewhere but the thought of it and its little tiny pieces of very soft plastic and miniscule joins sends shivers down my spine.
If you want to be able to finish a 288GTO in reasonable time, this is the one to get.

endac
11-04-2010, 01:25 PM
Another great looking build, colour looks beautiful

Viccario
11-04-2010, 02:03 PM
Awesome paint finish and a great overall result, wouldn't have thought that an Italeri kit could look so good! I too think it is a great shape although I always thought the door mirrors looked too big on the GTO (presumably to meet daft safety regulations?!).

dmacb
11-04-2010, 04:53 PM
Well done.

lemansnut
11-04-2010, 08:13 PM
Great looking model! Paint looks flawless. Wish Italeri would reissue some of their other Ferrari kits, like the 250SWB, 275GTB and Nart Spyder and of course the California Spyder (even tho I already have them all)

Mike

sportracer02
11-05-2010, 01:33 AM
Hi,

I built this kit some hundred (:grinyes:) years ago, it isnīt bad at all.

You did a great job, superclean finish, good looking engine and great photos :eek7: .

Just onr thing: IMO it looks as it would sit a little bit high :dunno: ?!?!

robrex
11-05-2010, 05:39 AM
Wow! That looks awesome! It was worth the wait

modelfan
11-05-2010, 08:05 AM
Congratulations on a fantastic job, paint is just sick!!!

Entau
11-05-2010, 10:40 AM
The 288GTO look sweet, great job!

i had 1 question though, why is the rainbow effect appeared on the 288 but not on the 308 :screwy: because i love those rainbow effect but always can't capture them :icon16:

Lownslow
11-05-2010, 10:55 AM
sexy

drunken monkey
11-05-2010, 11:18 AM
The 288GTO look sweet, great job!

i had 1 question though, why is the rainbow effect appeared on the 288 but not on the 308 :screwy: because i love those rainbow effect but always can't capture them :icon16:

I'm going to assume you mean in some of the shots of both cars together.
To be honest, i'm not 100% sure. The only thing I can think it could be is that 288GTO has the kit plastic clear part in which is quite thick. The 308 has all glass made from very thin acetate from some pckaging I had laying around.

Entau
11-05-2010, 12:08 PM
i see, thanks..:p

hd221813
11-09-2012, 11:42 AM
In my humble opinion, the Ferrari 288 GTO is the most beautiful Ferrari ever built, ever.

What a shame this Italeri/Revell kit has all the 4 wheels of the same size and poorly reproduced. Moreover, the chrome plated parts are way too thick and toy-like. Tamiya kits are another planet in comparison.

By the way, the shiny paint finish and the cable work in the engine bay of this plastic model are absolutely gorgeous. Did you use automotive urethane paint? The thin black line running from the front to the back of the car was reproduced with paint or black adhesive tape? On my Italeri model I used airbrushed semigloss black paint, but the result is not as good as yours, indeed. This model is so perfect that the only two defects that I could point out are the front bumper lights lacking the orange section and the rear outer lights lacking the white spot of the reverse lights.

:smile:

drunken monkey
01-31-2013, 07:19 PM
Did you use automotive urethane paint? The thin black line running from the front to the back of the car was reproduced with paint or black adhesive tape?

oops.

Have been away for a while and am only just catching up with what's been happening on AF and in the modelling world.

Paint is Tamiya TS-08 straight out of the can over Tamiya Surface primers.
The paint itself is gloss so no clear is required, which is also more correct for the paint used during the period the car was in production anyway.

The black line is actually black decal.
I have a big sheet that I cut into strips for this sort of thing.

As for the lights, the centre section of the rear lights are actually transparent. It's just it isn't very visible because the thickness of the plastic makes the whole thing look orange.
The ones on the front, I have no excuse; I'll have to fix that....

tonioseven
02-01-2013, 02:13 AM
Beautiful work on one of very few Ferraris that I like in red!!

michel1973
02-01-2013, 12:12 PM
Wow, this is a beautiful looking car. The shine of the body is just great.

drunken monkey
02-01-2013, 12:19 PM
Thank you all.

This is an old completed build but someone asked a question so here it is again.
Hopefully, I should have a couple of new things to show in the next week.

24hrs
02-02-2013, 01:07 AM
the classic supercar in my opinion! great job! i especially like the engine wiring, superb!

hd221813
02-02-2013, 02:10 AM
The paint itself is gloss so no clear is required, which is also more correct for the paint used during the period the car was in production anyway.

Same philosophy here!

The black line is actually black decal.
I have a big sheet that I cut into strips for this sort of thing.

Thank you for the tip!


Here two reference pictures:

http://www.ferraris-online.com/cars/FE-288GTO-54231/images/P002Web.jpg (http://www.ferraris-online.com/pages/carintro.php?reqcardir=FE-288GTO-54231)

http://www.ferraris-online.com/cars/FE-288GTO-54231/images/P007Web.jpg (http://www.ferraris-online.com/pages/carintro.php?reqcardir=FE-288GTO-54231)


Here the review of the Italeri/Revell plastic kit, in German:

http://www.modellversium.de/kit/bilder/0/6/2/1062-deckel.jpg (http://www.modellversium.de/kit/artikel.php?id=1062)

Maranello1977
02-05-2013, 06:02 PM
Fantastic work, I like the motor wiring. The finish 10. Congratulations.

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