F e r r a r i 250 GT Lusso Berlinetta
Base Kit: 1/24 Scale Kraft Ferrari 250 GT Lusso Berlinetta #SK068.
Engine Kit: 1/24 Replicas and Miniatures Company of Maryland Ferrari 250 GT SWB V12 3-liter.
Verdict: Both base kit and the engine kit are reviewed in detail in the Reviews section, so I will not go into pros and cons here. Engine kit is a nice piece with only few minor problems. It builds into a very convincing replica of the real engine and is a perfect for Lusso's powerplant. Base kit on the other hand is very problematic. It molded in good resin, but the quality of the moldings is only average. I have only used few parts of the original kit for this buildup. Body shape is accurate, but the surface required a lot of preparation, puttying and sanding. Chassis was completely modified, together with exhaust system and interior. I can not really comment on the fit of the kit, because I have done way to many modifications to it, and used very little kit parts. But my guess that it was not very good.
This is the only 1/24 kit of the Lusso (except for the old Western Models metal kit), and you really have no choice if you want this model in your collection. I did want it, so the only way was to build it as described on the following pages. I hope you'll enjoy my buildup diary. Recommended only to experienced modelers.
This buildup was also published in Tamiya Model Magazine International August 2005 Issue 118, In The Lap Of Lusso, Part One
This buildup was also published in Tamiya Model Magazine International September 2005 Issue 119, In The Lap Of Lusso, Part Two
This buildup was also published in Tamiya Model Magazine International October 2005 Issue 120, In The Lap Of Lusso, Part Three
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Copyright 2005 Alex Kustov. No copying or reproduction in any shape or form without written permission of the author.