Building the Ferrari Superamerica

Revell #7391 1/24 scale

by Fabrice Marechal © 2012 Modeler Site

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While Tamiya always seem to focus on the mechanical parts of its models, Revell pays more attention to the variety of kits that we modelers want to see and build, which is the case with the Ferrari 575 Superamerica.


I don’t pretend to make a long review of the kit but however, I would like to mention two weak points in this kit: the rear bumper comes moulded in grey plastic, which is a problem for the younger modelers that are not planning on painting the model, and secondly the tires which are molded in black vinyl which is hard and too shiny.

The objective of this note is to share with you readers, the improvements which came up along the building process and my experiences with it.

The body

The first thing in the building process was to choose the color; why painting a Ferrari in red or "yolk" yellow color if it can be painted in, lets say, metallic blue?, my apology to the purists; so, I choose Porsche's 3A9 which I bought directly from a Porsche dealer shop, it cost me ten euros.

I started working on the adjustment of the hood and the headlight covers. The hood fits almost perfectly but for the headlight covers I had to cut the fixing pegs so I could "push" them back and follow the curve in the hood; in order to do that, I had to fill the mounting holes in the body.


In the following picture you can see the new position for the cover. The small rectangle in the front is the mounting hole already filled with Tamiya's grey putty.


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