A Prancing Horse of a different color finally passes the post!

Revell F10 - a (What-if) Fiorano Test

I finally finished my build of the Revell F10 back in early December.  Christmas seemed to start so early this year – the whole month of December became a bit of a blur and I never got posting the final pictures.  Between decorations, parties, Ebay sales and my son doing a revamp of my Website (I’d be totally lost without his technical know-how- so a sincere thanks to him) I’m way behind on my Blog postings – so this is the first of 2012 with hopefully more to come on a daily basis (after all, New Year resolutions are made to be broken!!).  A few words on the F10 build -its more or less an “Out of the box” job with a few additions, however, there is one major difference; this version never existed in reality! Continue reading “A Prancing Horse of a different color finally passes the post!”

More on that F10 – are we there yet….are we there yet……are we….??

Painfully slow but looking good (I think!) – anyway I’ve let my imagination “run” a bit when applying the decals – lots of improvisation and creative license! While I’m committed to the all matt black finish, it occurred to me that it might be a little more pleasing to the eye if I created some “echoes” so to speak which would break up (a bit of a contradiction on my part- apologies) the overall black but would at the same time create a kind of harmony!  So I added some of these “echos” by applying some additional carbon-fibre to the upper body to echo the under-body floor finish finish.  Continue reading “More on that F10 – are we there yet….are we there yet……are we….??”

Black Art and a Dark (prancing) horse!

In between applying decals to the F10 I’ve been doing two sketches of it in ink using a “cross-hatching” technique .  I attached the model to a piece of cardboard with some shrink wrap in order to protect the matt paint finish from my own finger marks.  The paint is quite durable and so far it’s “mark free”, but I thought it was worth taking the precaution while applying the decals.   Very nearly there – more later. Continue reading “Black Art and a Dark (prancing) horse!”

F10 Steering wheel…important bit @300KPH!

Another little piece of the jigsaw – I popped some color and various shades of grey to bring this rather important pice of the jigsaw together – so far it’s looking ok – I may use a little bit of CF to make it a bit more convincing and I also have to place the prancing horse logo in the centre… and on we go…boring, boring I hear you say – yep!! & as I couldn’t decide which pic was the most clear, I posted them all! Continue reading F10 Steering wheel…important bit @300KPH!

F10 Seat harness…………..

…….at the third attempt!  I’ve lost so many of the fiddly bits from the belt buckle set as they flew off in all sorts of directions around the room that I’ve ended up cobbling together a very unorthodox looking harness – but for now it’s done – well nearly – I have to trim some of the hairyier looking bits and add the Santander logos to the shoulder straps.   The other problem I had was getting the straps to sit down correctly rather than standing proud of the seat.  Seat harnesses are quite a weighty item (given that they have … Continue reading F10 Seat harness…………..

Ferrari F10 seat harness

Using a beautiful little Folding tool (the Flip-R5) from RB Productions, I’ve started folding the parts from the SCALE Motorsport photoetch 1/24 Harness  kit # 8124.  I have to admit my approach to folding photoetch in the past has been very unscientific – a razor-blade and the edge of a steel ruler was always guaranteed to produce a slightly wonky result!   The photoetch kits from SCALE Motorsport are top class and using the Flip-R5 for the first time was an absolute revelation – never knew it could be so easy – a wonderful little tool which made short work … Continue reading Ferrari F10 seat harness

Ferrari F10 Revell – at last more progress……………..!

I  eventually re-united myself with the F10 project I’ve had on the go now for several months.  Spent a couple of hours applying the “CF” decals in all the relevant places and I have to say they went on an absolute dream -  sublime to work with and no trimming required – printing is spot-on – just slide them off the paper and apply a little softening solution, then stand back and admire!   Now that I have a bit of momentum going again on this project I’ll try and finish the “All Black” version in the next few days – … Continue reading Ferrari F10 Revell – at last more progress……………..!