Normally yes, it’s Spaghetti Sunday but i’ll do it today. This is a HWE 1/43 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso. Got this one from a Mattel store for only $19.99, which is an amazing deal considering this specific model goes for $50-60 on e the Baeeee.

The model itself is meticulously detailed for what it is. The grill is perforated as well as having a photoetched Ferrari logo. The chrome plastic is nicely done as well.

Headlamps are bug-like but they do represent the actual car pretty well. One thing I wish HWE would have done was photoetched the hood grill as well because it’s just a big piece of plastic.

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If you notice, the car doesn’t come with mirrors. That’s actually historically correct because during the era, mirrors were not required and most Lusso Berlinettas come without them.

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Is it just me or is it hard to believe that HWE was able to put that much detail onto a 1/43? The wired wheels are absolutely stunning and extremely well done. I might not be the best descriptor, but let the photos speak for themselves.

Honestly I wasn’t expecting much with HWEs as the 1/18 LaF and Speciale was quite disappointing. But my God, this model blew me away. A model the size of your palm having such incredibly detailed components was something any collector would be awfully happy about.

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Like someone mentioned in the previous F430 GT3 post, it’s about time you guys make a trip down to your closest Mattel Store because the deals won’t last!