Ferrari California (closed top) – Part 3
In the first month of 2024, I did some work on the Ferrari California.
The work was mainly done on the engine. Assembling it, painting, and placing it on the chassis.
I was not looking forward to this part of the building. The main thing that held me back a bit, was the placing of the decal (water slide stickers). They were very small. A little bit too small to my liking. I even had the thought of maybe not placing them. But if I would leave them off the model, it would not look complete.
Maybe not everyone would notice it, but I would know it.
In the end, I decided to give it a try and see and hope that it would go okay. It was a bit of a fiddle, but I had managed to place them. I don’t know why they did not use some kind of print on the plastic that you could paint, I think that would be a bit more easier. Anyway, the decals are on and I am happy with it.
For the painting, for the very small details, I can see I am still a bit rusty and need to relearn the tricks for that. But that will come with time. I am also thinking that maybe the models in the scale of 1:24-1:25 are maybe not my scale anymore. Things are a bit too small.
The thing is, most of the models are in that scale. So there is not really a way around it. There are also nice models in the bigger scales, and maybe later on I will give those a try. The small side effect of that is, that they will take up more space in the display cabinet. We will see how things go.
My goal for now is, to use more time in finishing this model. I will not build or work on this model every day, every hour. But I would like to finish this model “quicker”. I mean, I don’t want it to take several months to finish it. The reason for it is, that I already have several projects in my inventory that I would like to build. There are also several models that I would like to add to my collection, but don’t want to buy them before my inventory gets less. Otherwise, I will be all the other builders. Just keep on collecting, but no time to build them.
Here below are the photos of the engine.