Ferrari 488 GTE Le Mans 2017 #51/71 1:12 by Hiro
Ferrari 488 GTE Le Mans 2017 #51/71
Also available HIR12618 #82
Except for a few modern F1s, the majority of Hiro’s 1:12 subjects have been classic racers, so the announcement of Ferrari 488s and Ford GTs from the 2017 Le Mans race was a pleasant surprise. The 488 kit is kerbside but there is some engine detail as the motor is visible through the rear windscreen and there is plenty to get stuck into in the cabin. A feature of modern GT cars are safety nets to protect the driver in the cockpit and these are provided as self-adhesive textured pieces which then have etched mounting buckles. The regular etched parts are relatively few in number, with much of the grille work included as proper mesh, some pre-shaped and other parts to be cut to templates provided. Disappointingly, very little carbon is included, the instructions suggesting satin black for spoilers, splitters and the rear venturi which at this scale doesn’t really work. There are plenty of generic carbon sheets available from Hiro, Studio 27, MG Model and Scale Motorsport, search our website for ‘carbon decal 1:12’.
|Description: ||Ferrari 488 GTE Le Mans 2017 #51/71 1:12 |
|Catalogue#: ||HIR12617 |
|Product Type: ||Resin/Metal Kit |
|Scale: ||1:12 |
|Event: ||Le Mans |
|Colour: ||- |
|Drivers: ||Pier Guidi A, Calado J, Rugelo MRigon D, Bird S, Molina M |
|Sponsors: ||#51, 71, AF Corse, SMP Racing, UPS, Shell, Hublot |
|Dates: ||2017 |
|Race/Position: ||21st |
|Release Date: ||October 2017 |
|Weight: ||4000 grams |
|Comments: ||5th & 11th GTE Pro. Kerbside kit with no opening parts. |
High detail, multi-media kits for the more experienced builder. Also a selected range of excellent accessory parts for use with resin and plastic kits. Always pushing the latest technology.
In larger scales (1:12, 1:20 & 1:24) bodywork typically in extremely crisp resin with the mechanical parts usually in white metal and plenty of etch and machined metal also included. 1:43 kits made with similar level of detail and precision as the larger offerings, but here the majority of parts are white metal, although in some cases we also see 3D printed resin chassis frames! Also an excellent range of photo reference magazines for a wide range of subjects. Made in Japan.