2394 S. Willowbrook Lane #19
Anaheim, California 92802 U.S.A.
Modeling the Icons of
1998 Ferrari 333SP
By Ed Hunt
MG Models 333SP 12th.sc.
This one will be after Chassis #026, a second generation Ferrari SP
produced under rights by Michelotto. It depicts the 3rd. place
1998/99 Rolex Daytona 24 Hours car. The car qualified 2nd. and
eventually finished 3rd. after leading handily in the late stages.
Reportedly the right rear upright developed issues and several stops
were required to set things right.
This project began with the resin/white metal/PE MG “full detail”
kit (since discontinued). Deficiencies and inaccuracies resulted in
the use of a mere handful of kit components most of which required
significant changes to replicate this second generation car.
A Tamiya engine block was chosen, along with the F-190 exhaust
primary pipes, as a base to develop the drive line. Essentially
everything else was fabricated (“scratch built”) to suit this
example. Approximately 700 components (I quit counting) were
eventually required to complete the car as illustrated here.
Machined components are too numerous to detail here (see link
MG components utilized comprised the basic F&R body sections, roll
hoop, monocoque (interior shell), intake snorkel,
windscreen/headlamp covers, wing support and mirror bodies.
AZRM provided the wheel spiders (Thanks Mac!), R&B a handful of
electrical connectors and Modelers a batch of A/N fittings.
Exterior finish comprises automotive lacquer beneath PPG urethane
Graphics are masterpieces by F1M's own James B (Many Thanks James!).
A comprehensive WIP can be found at F1M:
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