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Fujimi Ferrari 575M Maranello 1/24 completed September 9th, 2018.

Pros:

Aside from the few issues mentioned below, this kit just falls together perfectly. An example would be how well the headlight glass fits the hole and the headlight fits from underneath. The interior is nicely detailed, the optional PE parts version contains some useful PE for badges, brakes etc. The wheels are moulded and plated in a nice correct-looking version of alloy and need no further work and the tyres are good. The mouldings are crisp and with few mould lines to sand off. Much of the way the parts are divided in the moulding makes for easy and convenient painting, such as the seperate black front and rear sills.

Cons:

Curbside. Seat mouldings make them look like they were carved from slabby granite, not "comfortable" looking. Rear ride height is too low unless corrected. Body does not sit low enough onto base - which as the lower black sills are moulded onto the base, creates a gap. Paint instructions are not quite correct for a 575 dashboard, they're more for a 550. The front and rear bumpers need extra reinforcing to make them hold on, and out of the box they're splayed out too far. Decals lack European number plates. PE wipers are so fiddly I discarded them.

Verdict:

Overall a pleasure to build with a great looking result. It's also your only choice if you want to build a 575 Maranello, fortunatly it's a good one.

Build notes:

Scratch built seatbelts, number plates, rear parcel shelf carpet and belts, carpets. 3rd party Ferrari emblems used on bonnet, wheel centres and front wings.Mesh added to bonnet duct and some parts used inside to simulate an engine. Interior is semi gloss black and Tamiya AS15 USAF Tan. Exterior is about 6 coats of Tamiya TS18 Metallic red over matt black as a base, with a Tamiya TS13 clearcoat over the top.


Kit bought in Tokyo, February 2018

Fujimi Ferrari 575M Maranello 1/24

Fujimi Ferrari 575M Maranello 1/24

Fujimi Ferrari 575M Maranello 1/24

Fujimi Ferrari 575M Maranello 1/24

Fujimi Ferrari 575M Maranello 1/24

Fujimi Ferrari 575M Maranello 1/24

Fujimi Ferrari 575M Maranello 1/24

Fujimi Ferrari 575M Maranello 1/24

Fujimi Ferrari 575M Maranello 1/24

Fujimi Ferrari 575M Maranello 1/24

Fujimi Ferrari 575M Maranello 1/24

Fujimi Ferrari 575M Maranello 1/24

Fujimi Ferrari 575M Maranello 1/24

Fujimi Ferrari 575M Maranello 1/24

Fujimi Ferrari 575M Maranello 1/24

Fujimi Ferrari 575M Maranello 1/24

Fujimi Ferrari 575M Maranello 1/24

Fujimi Ferrari 575M Maranello 1/24

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