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Update 2-9-2022 --- WIP Italeri 1/12 scale Alfa Romeo 8C2300 Roadster

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  • Member since
    March 2015
  • From: Close to Chicago
Posted by JohnnyK on Thursday, October 21, 2021 10:19 AM

Next up are the friction shocks. There are four sets of these and each set has 12 parts. Each part needs to be painted and the paint needs to dry overnight.

Your comments and questions are always welcome.

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    June 2021
Posted by rocketman2000 on Thursday, October 21, 2021 8:49 AM

I like their large scale kits- built the Mephestofele and it turned out great.  But a friend's AR beat the Meph with his AR at a recent contest!

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 7:18 PM

keavdog

Right on!  Looking forward to this one.  I've been so tempted to add this kit to the stash.  I'll be following along for sure.

 

Ditto. I am really gonna enjoy this. I was tempted to buy this one too. 

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    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 7:15 PM

keavdog

Right on!  Looking forward to this one.  I've been so tempted to add this kit to the stash.  I'll be following along for sure.

 

Ditto

I started but never finished the almost-as-old-as-I-am Pocher version of this as a kid, you keep up this WIP thread and I'll bet you will be responsible for my adding this kit to my stash too.

Thanks for posting and please do keep it going.

-Greg

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    March 2015
  • From: Close to Chicago
Posted by JohnnyK on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 6:56 PM

The car is very old school. It was built in the early 1930's. The frame is an old fashioned laddar frame with bolted components. The side rails look like they were bought at a steel mill. The shocks are friction type. It looks to be a fun build. 

Your comments and questions are always welcome.

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    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 5:33 PM

That looks like a really cool model. You may have me wishing for one before you've done!

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to a Monogram 1/72 SR-71 and that Tamiya P-38F/G to use the other nose art Exito Decal (in-flight for this one), & in keeping with MC's hydra theory I bought another F-5E to do in FROG camo! And I just got a Trumpeter 1/32 F/A-18F!

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 4:11 PM

Right on!  Looking forward to this one.  I've been so tempted to add this kit to the stash.  I'll be following along for sure.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    March 2015
  • From: Close to Chicago
Update 2-9-2022 --- WIP Italeri 1/12 scale Alfa Romeo 8C2300 Roadster
Posted by JohnnyK on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 4:09 PM

Please go to the bottom of page 2 for the resumption of this WIP

 

I really like building 1/12 scale cars. They are ripe for adding tons of detail. I have never built an Italeri model, so let's see how this one goes.

The kit comes in a big box, much larger than a 1/24 scale kit. The box contains about 290 parts on black, red, clear and grey frets. There is very little flash on the parts.

Included in the box is a nicely done 38 page instruction manual.

There are a lot of frets in this kit. I mark each fret with masking tape and a black marker for easy identification.

I'll start by building the frame. All the parts fit snugly, so there is no need for clamps. I'll let the glue cure overnight.

Your comments and questions are always welcome.

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