ZAQ 178

Finally got my Testarossa!

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ZAQ 178

But it’s a bit small lol.

Original MV Ferarri Testarossa model still new in box. Issue date 1987. $14.00 shipped & Merry Christmas to me lol. The build should be fun!

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ComplimentsofMrCalderone

 

12 minutes ago, ZAQ 178 said:

But it’s a bit small lol.

Original MV Ferarri Testarossa model still new in box. Issue date 1987. $14.00 shipped & Merry Christmas to me lol. The build should be fun!

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Nice!  Have you built the Daytona Spyder yet?

I currently have the Daytona on route to me. It will be my first model build, so wish me luck!

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19 minutes ago, ZAQ 178 said:

But it’s a bit small lol.

Original MV Ferarri Testarossa model still new in box. Issue date 1987. $14.00 shipped & Merry Christmas to me lol. The build should be fun!

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Cool! You are right about the size, they should have sent you a life-size model. ;):):thumbsup:

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1 hour ago, ComplimentsofMrCalderone said:

 

Nice!  Have you built the Daytona Spyder yet?

I currently have the Daytona on route to me. It will be my first model build, so wish me luck!

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Yes, this is my original 1986/87 issue Daytona I got when I was 11. I still have it though I did rebuild it last year. I’m 42 now & it was locked in storage for over 20 years missing lots of parts. Hence the rebuild. So many missing parts I had to hand make things! Good luck on your build & post photos as you go!

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46 minutes ago, ZAQ 178 said:

Yes, this is my original 1986/87 issue Daytona I got when I was 11. I still have it though I did rebuild it last year. I’m 42 now & it was locked in storage for over 20 years missing lots of parts. Hence the rebuild. So many missing parts I had to hand make things! Good luck on your build & post photos as you go!

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I'll definitely post photos as I go!  You too please, if you can... the Testarossa will be my next project (if all goes well with the Spyder.)

Looks great!  Thanks for sharing it!

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Stinger390X

Funny you mentioned that you have had your model for so many years! I too have had my Daytona for decades and occasionally I come across those Mongram models at flea markets.

I found one a couple of years ago for 5 bucks and bought it. I purchased glue paint and a spray bomb and wrapped it up and sent it to Victor over in Europe ( A member on this site) and he built it for himself.

It turned out good. There is a thread somewhere on this site about it.

I have my model as well as a dies cast 1/24th scale car that was red, that I painted black. Recently I found a small tiny HOTWHEEL version of the car and have it on the dash of my truck. (Wishful thinking)

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Stinger390X
2 hours ago, ZAQ 178 said:

Stinger put up some pics!

of what? the Monogram model, the die cast I painted black, or the Hotwheel?

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jpm1

love the gun behind, lol. like if saying if you touch my scale model, you're dead :)

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Tommy Vercetti

That's cool. Could put Crockett and Tubbs action figures in it too. Better keep an arms dealer with a rocket launcher away from it though.

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ZAQ 178
9 hours ago, Stinger390X said:

of what? the Monogram model, the die cast I painted black, or the Hotwheel?

All of them!

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1 hour ago, Tommy Vercetti said:

That's cool. Could put Crockett and Tubbs action figures in it too. Better keep an arms dealer with a rocket launcher away from it though.

  Yeah it stays parked in front of my television these days lol.

  I might decide to do a progress type build on here w/ the Testarossa. That can be a lot of work w/ detailed pictures & stuff. We’ll see!

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ZAQ 178

Progress pic as of tonight. Trimmed/cleaned up all extra flashing & went over the entire body w/ green scorchbright pad. Washed parts in dish liquid, let dry & installed that damn cool high mount drivers side rear view mirror. The Mirror will be painted in the car. The key to clean looking work is in the prep!

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Gary1911A1
On 12/21/2017 at 12:39 PM, ZAQ 178 said:

But it’s a bit small lol.

Original MV Ferarri Testarossa model still new in box. Issue date 1987. $14.00 shipped & Merry Christmas to me lol. The build should be fun!

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Looks like a Wonderfinished Witness Pistol you have there. Care to tell us more about it?

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ZAQ 178

Good eye Gary!  Full-size Tanfoglio Witness 45ACP w/ Wonder Finish & Armadillo horizontal shoulder holster (very much like Sonny’s Galco Jackass setup). This is my main conceal carry piece. The last photo was a recent range day after it just saw 150 rounds though it. That’s why it’s a little dirty.

 

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ZAQ 178

Built a spray booth and got the primer & single stage top coat done. 

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Suspension installed painted & detailed.

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ZAQ 178

The V12 Testarossa engine is now finished as well. Detailed & the plug wires were my addition to it for extra detail. The 2nd  pic is the real deal for comparison.

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Dadrian

“Absolutely essential...” :p

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On 1/12/2018 at 2:17 PM, ZAQ 178 said:

Good eye Gary!  Full-size Tanfoglio Witness 45ACP w/ Wonder Finish & Armadillo horizontal shoulder holster (very much like Sonny’s Galco Jackass setup). This is my main conceal carry piece. The last photo was a recent range day after it just saw 150 rounds though it. That’s why it’s a little dirty.

 

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Nice Witness. I have an older model of the same one you do without the rail and Novack type Sights. I use the newer K2 Megar Magazines which only hold 14 rounds of 10MM, but I think that would even be enough for Sonny as his Bren only had 11 round mags.

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ZAQ 178
8 minutes ago, Gary1911A1 said:

Nice Witness. I have an older model of the same one you do without the rail and Novack type Sights. I use the newer K2 Megar Magazines which only hold 14 rounds of 10MM, but I think that would even be enough for Sonny as his Bren only had 11 round mags.

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Nice! Is yours a 10mm? I may buy the 10mm conversion kit for mine.

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ZAQ 178

All the trim has been painted black,  glass & lights are in.

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Dadrian

You gonna do the black door panels? Ha

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ZAQ 178

You mean recessed area on the outside of the doors?

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Dadrian

Yes! Nightmare! :) 

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