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Ferrari 637 Indycar Kit Annoucement

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Ferrari 637 Indycar Kit Annoucement

Postby PJE » Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:03 am

Even though my avatar is of Lotus racing cars, I’ve always been a Tifosi, but also a lover of Indy cars. Years ago I became interested in the prototype Indy car that Ferrari created back in 1986. The model 637.
I’ve spent a number of years searching for and collecting every photo of the car I could find in publications and online. I also was able to purchase the two Provence Moulage 1/43rd scale kits along the way. What I really wanted though was a 1/25th scale model, as that is the most popular scale for Indy cars. So, being a retired draftsman I sat down at the computer and with some help from a friend created some line work that would get me started on the path of a one off build. And then like so many projects, it sat on the back burner until a few months ago.
I’m a big admirer and customer of the kits from Silver City Models. I was of very minor help in a kit that Kevin Kuzman released a couple of years ago and it gave me to opportunity to get to know Kevin a bit. So, a few months ago I brought up the subject of the Ferrari 637 to him. Since I already had a pretty good basis with my line work for him to begin, he started getting more interested in the project. We’ve spent many a phone call talking about the car and getting the model as close to prototypical as possible.
Last week Kevin sent me these latest photos of his progress, and I’m just delighted with what he has created so far. I believe he’s working on the suspension right now and I’ve also talking with the graphic artist who is drawing up 3D plans for the very Ferrari typical, but unique wheels that will be part of this kit.
As of now, Kevin hopes to have this kit released around Christmas time. Price will be $115.00 plus shipping.
You can contact Kevin at silvercitymodels@comcast.net
You can also find a lot of his kits for sale on eBay.

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Re: Ferrari 637 Indycar Kit Annoucement

Postby Shunter » Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:57 am

It is great news, I saw these on another forum and was very pleased to see. I’m very tempted to get one...I just the Australian dollar to improve quickly.
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Re: Ferrari 637 Indycar Kit Annoucement

Postby JamesB » Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:32 am

WOW!!!! so, so, great! so welcome too
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Re: Ferrari 637 Indycar Kit Annoucement

Postby feelgood » Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:23 am

What a great project en pleasant surprise!!!! Well done!
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Re: Ferrari 637 Indycar Kit Annoucement

Postby vanhookvintage » Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:27 am

Thanks Paul. Gonna have to get one. Forza Ferrari! :D :D :D

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Re: Ferrari 637 Indycar Kit Annoucement

Postby Orso » Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:42 am

Looking good. Let get on with a Lotus 96 as well :D
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Re: Ferrari 637 Indycar Kit Annoucement

Postby herrboma » Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:39 pm

Nice..but unfortunately you have to double the price if the kit is to be shipped to Belgium.Customs and others taxes are ripping us of on any goods coming from outside the US...

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Re: Ferrari 637 Indycar Kit Annoucement

Postby Indy1977TX » Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:56 pm

Orso wrote:Looking good. Let get on with a Lotus 96 as well :D

A good response to this kit would open the doors to other rare IndyCars. Kevin has already done the 1990 Porsche and the 1990 Alfa IndyCars so he is no stranger to oddball cars from this era.

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Re: Ferrari 637 Indycar Kit Annoucement

Postby gp-models » Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:59 am

Interesting subject! :)
I build years ago the Provence Moulage open version, a nice model, but quiet simple done provence typical.

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Re: Ferrari 637 Indycar Kit Annoucement

Postby PJE » Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:30 am

Kevin has an update that he posted on Open Wheel. The kit is available for preorder. Photos shown here:

http://mb2501.proboards.com/thread/9959 ... 637-update

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