Chris Savaglio's

1/8 Scale Ferrari 643

The 1/8 Ferrari 643 kit was produced by Rosso in Japan shortly before going out of business and fairly rare. The company's story is pretty wild, if you google it. It's a multimedia kit in the same vein as the Pocher Prestige kits, although with quality closer to the 1/12 Tamiya F1 kits from around the same time period (early 1990s). The body is aluminum and pre-painted, suspension and many other components are various metals and the balance is plastic. Decals are a mix of waterslide, self adhesive stickers, and carrier-less wet transfers where appropriate.

My build includes Rosso's own detail set that they offered when the kit was new, which includes photoetch, metal parts, decals, and various other materials to add some detail. I also used quite a bit of Formula Perfect's parts including shocks, wheels, fuel injectors, engine parts, and a lot more. Scratched parts were also used and various other materials from companies like Anyz such as the braided line used for the brake lines. Electrical wiring was added where appropriate.

The body parts were sanded down and resprayed since the original red was a little dark and there were flaws in the paint that got color sanded thru into the primer and bare metal in places. Of course, despite intended to not need painting, all parts everywhere were refinished. Decals used were a mix of the kit decals and BBK. The original decals were mostly useless from age.