Ferrari Enzo Title

Ferrari Enzo

There are a couple of 1/24th scale kits of the Ferrari Enzo, the better quality Tamiya kit and the Revell one which is used in this project. This model is just a quick build, without any extra detail being added to it, though I am going to be changing some of the colours on certain parts and add some carbon fibre decal on others.
Progress as 15/02/2010: The first section built in the model is the engine. Detail on it is not too bad, but there are some gaps that needed to be filled prior to painting the main block and gearbox. There is a couple of fitting issues too with parts not quite matching up, this was easily sorted out with some filing, filling and sanding. The engine has been painted with the exhaust having some heat staining on the bends in the manifolds. The chassis has been painted semi/gloss black with the diffuser fins on the rear having some carbon fibre added. Some C/F decal was also added to two panels in the engine bay area, as I had seen in some of my research photos. The interior colour scheme is based on the red scheme, but C/F panels are being added to the dash and the seats are having some grey upholstery panels added to the red ones. The front suspension been assembled and the rear suspension still needs to be added. The planned body colour is either Black or Metallic Black, with the possibility of some C/F exterior panels. The bonnet assembly has some fitting issues, it does not match the main body section. I also belief the Tamiya kit has a simular problem too, so I plan to display this model with the boot open.
Update 30/03/2010: Well, what can I say about this one! It is not a bad kit, not to the standard of the Tamiya one, but it is producing a nice model. I have had a couple of trials and mishaps along the way with the Enzo, but she is getting there. The chassis is now finished and assembled, though I did thing the chassis floor had a twist in it, but it was me not positioning one of the rear suspension assemblies correct. The rims had the chrome plating stripped and then sprayed with Alclad's Steel, they look just right for the car in this colour. Sprayed the body Tamiya's Metallic Black and it looked great. Went to clear it, then disaster stuck as the clear went all funny whilst drying. It must have gone off or something, so I'm now stripping all the paint and re-prepping the bodyshell all over again. Luckily I've still got another rattlecan of Met. Black left so I can still paint it this colour.
Update 08/04/2010: The bodyshell has been stripped, primed and resprayed in Metallic Black. Just needs to be cleared and have the decals added, then all the remaining parts to it.Final assembly not too far away now.
Update 14/04/2010: I plan to get this project finished in the next few days. The bodyshell has been resprayed and cleared without any problems. I used Tamiya's Pearl clear on it, as there was a can left in my stock. The mesh grills have been cut and glued to the body, the plan was to use some metal mesh, but I tried the plastic mesh supplied with the kit and it went on okay. All the glazing has been added, marker lights, headlight units bonnet and inner door panels. But as with this project, something on this model has to turn around and bite me in the arse. After plenty of dry test fittings, the bodyshell still does not want to fit the chassis correctly! So using a selection of various glues, masking tape and clamps, I finally got the bodyshell fitted, even though it's not perfect.But....a lower panel on the drivers door ended up with some glue on it, so a quick rub down was done and the area was masked off. A bit of paint was decanned and sprayed through my small needle airbrush then cleared when dry.
Now, what's left to be done? Well the radiators need to be fitted, the air ducts need the grills cut and glued, then these can be fitted to the car. The mirrors need painting and fitting, wheels glued to the car, rear lights assembled and fitted then some UK number plates made up to finish. Not much left now.
Update 30/04/2010: At last, the Enzo has been completed. Not one of my favourite projects, but the end result has been pleasing. New photographs of the completed model will be on the "Galley Pages"over the next week.

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