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Old 05-27-2017, 07:38 AM   #1
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Tamiya Ferrari F40, not for the purists

Doing a collaboration with @the_kyza from Instagram. Turning one of his renders into scale realism.



So I ordered the Tamiya F40 and was at my door in just over a week.

First up was to decide on wheels. Went with Work Meister 18" as I found the bigger diameter wheels made the car too high.



Also checked the dreaded fitment, on the rear hatch. Got a bit lucky as it is not too badly twisted.







Now probably the purists are already disgusted with the render as the wing has been removed. Well, I'm going to do more than just that.



Yep, I'm replacing the small block V8 twin turbo with a quad rotor twin turbo. I will be mating the R26B engine to the Ferrari gearbox.

Modified the front brakes to get the Meisters under the guards. Had to cut down the brakes.









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Tamiya Ferrari F40, not for the purists

Rear wing has been removed. Holes plugged with sheet styrene and filled with Tamiya light curing putty.







Began opening the side vents.



Also mated the R26B to the F40 gearbox. Had to move one of the engine mounts as it would foul on and exhaust port.



Definitely looks different with the wing removed.



Now to sand and fix the fitment of the hatch and do the rear suspension.
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Re: Tamiya Ferrari F40, not for the purists

something definitely unexpected, but looks to be a great build!
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something definitely unexpected, but looks to be a great build!


Thanks, yeah the great thing about this hobby is expressing your automotive art. I'm really enjoying this. Been a few late nights lately 😂
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Old 05-29-2017, 04:02 AM   #5
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Re: Tamiya Ferrari F40, not for the purists

Definitely not for purists, but let's see how the result will look like.
At least painting the rear hatch will be a lot easier now!
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Definitely not for purists, but let's see how the result will look like.
At least painting the rear hatch will be a lot easier now!


Ha ha! There's some serious sink marks across the top of the hatch. Still filling and sanding.
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Re: Tamiya Ferrari F40, not for the purists

interesting build!
looks so different without the wing......

looks like you got the twist out of the rear hatch, was it a simple task?
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Great project, keep the updates coming please!
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Very intresting!
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interesting build!
looks so different without the wing......

looks like you got the twist out of the rear hatch, was it a simple task?


Wasn't too bad. Had to remove some material where it was hitting on the intakes on the inside and removed some material around the hinges. I have just fitted magnets to secure in place
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Great project, keep the updates coming please!


Thanks! Will do my best!!
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Still sanding and filling the hatch to remove the sinks and flatten where the wing once was. Also removed the mold lines on the rest of the body.







2 x 2mm magnets were fitted to secure the hatch. This is a must for this kit.



Hatch is starting to look better, more work needs to be done to get the gaps sorted above the wheels.



I literally spent 10 mins just looking at how it is. Pretty happy so far.







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Re: Tamiya Ferrari F40, not for the purists

I am disgusted!

Not really, go ahead and butcher it, the render looks awesome. Good luck with the build
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I am disgusted!

Not really, go ahead and butcher it, the render looks awesome. Good luck with the build


Lol, that's the reaction I want! 😂😂😂😂

The butchering will continue 😆 wait till you see what I have planned in the engine bay 😉
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Wasn't too bad. Had to remove some material where it was hitting on the intakes on the inside and removed some material around the hinges. I have just fitted magnets to secure in place

Thanks. It's good to know, I have the same issue with mine when i dry fitted, but i havnt started the build yet.
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