I found a seller with a white Ferrari F40 GTE model for sale recently, and as the F40 is one of my favorites I decided to snatch it up. I couldn't be happier that I did! It's a gorgeous model.
I knew that I wanted to paint the wheels. The bright silver five-spokes didn't look good on the white car, so I planned on doing them black. When I received the car I disassembled it and started looking at that great interior; a single race seat, fire extinguisher, and that monster engine. I've never seen a review that mentions this part though: the rear axle is just slightly wider than the front, and the rear tires are thicker and wider! The realism is crazy, but that's why I love it.
It was all solid black so I painted the engine, extinguisher, and seatbelts just to give it a little more realism. Since the windows on this model are nice and clear, the added color really makes the model come alive. I also chose more of a gunmetal finish for the wheels instead of a solid black. I'm really pleased with how it turned out!
So now I know about Kyosho! They're amazing models with perfect proportions and incredible detail, and I'll enjoy adding to my collection when I find those truly special cars.