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Hasegawa Ferrari 328 GTS

Hasegawa Ferrari 328 GTS 1/24 completed August 13th, 2022

Background:

I am of that generation where the 328 GTS is the answer to the question "What does a Ferrari look like?". That and it's similarity to to the 308 (Magnum's car), the 512 BB , 365 BB and the 288 GTO makes you wonder if Ferrari could've got stuck in the same groove as Porsche - making every car look basically the same. Fortunately not. I regard the 328 GTS as the ultimate development of the classic Ferrari shape. It's a beautiful car, a work of art.

Pros:

Great proprotions, clean mouldings and little cleanup required. A full engine is included and the interior is nicely detailed as well. Also comes with a Photo-Etched fret for some of the more detailed parts and badges. The plated wheels look very good.

Cons:

Parts of it are fiddly to put together, especially the front and rear suspension and the exhaust system, the latter of which is a small 3D puzzle to get the parts into place. The instructions are only so-so, certain parts are not easy to follow and the assembly order isn't always logical. Some of the engine parts would have been easier to assemble if not plated. No Italian number plates included, only German ones which seems odd. The passenger side wiper does not conform to the shape of the windscreen at all, as it's entirely straight.

Verdict:

Very good. Builds into a beautiful model of the 328GTS.

Build notes:

I've added seatbelts and retainers, carpeting, plus quite a bit of extra detail to the engine bay by way of hoses, pipes and most noticeably, the oil filter on top. I also changed the rear number plate and swapped the useless passenger windscreen wiper for one from a Daihatsu Move CS kit. The side Ferrari shields are also aftermarket additions. Undercoated with Tamiya pink primer and painted in Tamiya TS-8 Italian red, with a TS-46 Light sand interior.


Kit bought in Tokyo, February 2018.

Hasegawa Ferrari 328 GTS  1/24

Hasegawa Ferrari 328 GTS  1/24

Hasegawa Ferrari 328 GTS  1/24

Hasegawa Ferrari 328 GTS  1/24

Hasegawa Ferrari 328 GTS  1/24

Hasegawa Ferrari 328 GTS  1/24

Hasegawa Ferrari 328 GTS  1/24

Hasegawa Ferrari 328 GTS  1/24

Hasegawa Ferrari 328 GTS  1/24

Hasegawa Ferrari 328 GTS  1/24

Hasegawa Ferrari 328 GTS  1/24


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