Borrani wire-wheelkit scale 1/12 from Autograph
A friend of me once said: " ...
the wheels are the eyes of a car... " - I can only agree to that. Since this time I always
begin a new model with the wheels. Only if this work is done, I dedicate myself to the remaining
components, like body and engine or interior equipment.
It is the same in this case: The Borrani wire wheels form the first subrange of the GTO transkit. Traditionally these filigree works of art were installed on all early Ferraris. Only the introduction of the cast alloy wheels in the end of the 60's terminated this era. Today these expensive wheels are being produced again in the proximity of Milan and mounted on all classical Ferraris.
Interesting is the fact, that in the 50's and 60's all racing cars were sent into the races with painted spoke wheels - not with polished and/or chromium-plated ones. Chromium-plated spokes were considered as very break-endangered, because chrome embrittles the material. Therefore they were not permitted in motor racing.
This is included in the kit:
4 CNC-machined rims from aluminium, front- and rear wheel in different dimensions
4 CNC-turned hubs from aluminium
CNC-milled centralising tool from steel (weighs 400 grams, for a safe stand on your workbench)
1 wire ring (0,3 mm) in german silver for the rear layer of spokes
1 set of wires, german silver 0,3 mm, straight for the front layer of spokes
300 nipples - specially made for Autograph
1 plate with photoetched parts, i. e. drilling templates or covers for the knock-offs with Borrani logo
4 polished wheelnuts with fine thread
instructions in color
foam rubber material for reinforcement of the rubber tires
the kit comes in a beautiful crafted wooden box
If you already threw a view into the building instructions for this wheel set, then you should not be deterred please: The assembly of the wire wheels looks more difficult, than it is! I admit, It is a bit of work, but if you have some experience in model making, I guarantee you enormous fun when assembling! Thanks to our milled centering tool, the photoetched templates and the gradual building guidance you can actually make nothing wrong. And you will be extremely satisfied with yourself, when you have finished the spoking work! These tools should be available for your work:
mini-drill with a simple drill-stand, a small machine-vice
usual modelling tools like tweezers or small flat pliers...
photos of the Borrani wheelset - with the perfect Dunlop Racing tyres
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