1/24 Hasegawa Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa
Kit No. HC-19
Full Engine Detail, 135 Parts
This is a brand new tool of a classic Ferrari. The first thing you notice upon opening the box are the many small parts that will go into this detailed model. Chassis frame rails, hood latches, bonnet, etc. All of these separate pieces would usually be part of a large chassis or body piece, but not in this case.
Molded in White, black, clear, and chrome, the castings are smooth and details are crisp.
The Testa Rossa is one of the most rare and sought-after racing Ferraris. This kit represents the cars that raced in 1958.
Several racing versions are possible with this kit. Decals are included for the following cars:
No. 14, Sebring Winner, Phil Hill/Peter Collins
No. 14, Le Mans Winner, Phil Hill/Olivier Gendebien
No. 102, Targa Florio 3rd Place, Mike Hawthorn/Wolfgang Von Trips
No. 12, Nurburgring, 10th Place, Gottfried Kochert/Erik Bauer
I can understand the choice of No. 14, but the other two seem odd. Bauer tragically died from injuries sustained in an accident on the cool-off lap of the Nurburgring race.
Many details are faithfully represented in this version. One of the nicest details is the beautiful engine. The valve covers or Red Heads are nicely molded with full detail. There
The body is molded in white, which will make painting
A must-have reference for the Testa Rossa is Ferrari Testa Rossa V-12 bv Joel E. Finn. This book is available in paperback, and it’s not only a good reference with chassis numbers, race results, and period photos. It’s also a fascinating book in its own right. Enzo Ferrari, Phil Hill, Mike Hawthorn, Peter Collins, and many more great names are featured in this book.