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Italari 1/12 Alfa Romeo Monza 8c
« on: January 01, 2022, 09:12:37 pm »

Hi all time to start this Christmas present










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Re: Italari 1/12 Alfa Romeo Monza 8c
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2022, 08:24:14 pm »

Hi all time to start this Christmas present










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Re: Italari 1/12 Alfa Romeo Monza 8c
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2022, 08:25:01 pm »

Hi all time to start this Christmas present










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Re: Italari 1/12 Alfa Romeo Monza 8c
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2022, 09:51:54 am »

Hi kp, The lovely 8c is on my bucket list of 'must builds' - interested to hear your thoughts on the kits quality please? have seen mixed reviews.
regards Paul.
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Re: Italari 1/12 Alfa Romeo Monza 8c
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2022, 02:53:46 pm »

No matter what the quality of any kit, if Ken's building it we all know the end result will be first class  :-))


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Re: Italari 1/12 Alfa Romeo Monza 8c
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2022, 09:17:28 pm »

You're very kind joe, thank you very much.
Paul the kit itself is great my only gripe is the colour call outs, some parts have 2 options for colour others have no colour call outs.
Hi all more work on the engine, the pipework is supposed to be gunmetal (why? Surley it would be steel or ally) anyway I decided for a bit of interest I would do it copper.




Added some weathering to the engine.


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Re: Italari 1/12 Alfa Romeo Monza 8c
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2022, 09:38:50 am »

Thanks Ken it builds into a great looking car full of Italian flair !
and with you regarding the gunmetal? it does seem an odd choice for pipework - but hey izz 'Italain'.
Liking the intial highly polished finish on the rocker boxes, before the ageing wash was applied its spot on,
can I ask what's your preferred paint please? I've spent a small fortune on Alclad and the likes trying to get that sheen, and still struggling.
Paul.

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Re: Italari 1/12 Alfa Romeo Monza 8c
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2022, 10:11:32 am »

Never got on with Alcad I use AK interactive true metal love the stuff, you can buff it up to any shine from satin to chrome
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Re: Italari 1/12 Alfa Romeo Monza 8c
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2022, 07:25:33 pm »

More work on the Alfa.





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Re: Italari 1/12 Alfa Romeo Monza 8c
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2022, 08:52:06 pm »

More work on this.



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Re: Italari 1/12 Alfa Romeo Monza 8c
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2022, 09:10:45 pm »

Hi all rear dampers done WAPITA
Pleased they're done but they took ages.







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Re: Italari 1/12 Alfa Romeo Monza 8c
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2022, 10:38:09 am »

That looks well detailed Ken, loving it mate, I've just read a 1932 8c Monza sold at Sothebys  in August last year for $1,160,000  wow  :o
keep it coming Ken  :-))





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Re: Italari 1/12 Alfa Romeo Monza 8c
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2022, 09:05:45 pm »

Thanks Joe, yes I certainly couldn't afford one, even Jay Leno`s replica cots him nearly 400 thousand us dollars.
Hi all there are upgrade kits for the wheels of this kit but I honestly can see nothing wrong with the kit ones, they don't even need cleaning no flash of anything.








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Re: Italari 1/12 Alfa Romeo Monza 8c
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2022, 11:55:26 am »

Well Tamiya certainly lifted the bar years ago for plastic kit manufacture but anyone knowing anything about injection moulding tooling, those wheels are stunning.  O0


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Re: Italari 1/12 Alfa Romeo Monza 8c
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2022, 08:52:09 pm »


Tried some of the body panels on.



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Re: Italari 1/12 Alfa Romeo Monza 8c
« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2022, 09:06:24 am »

Wow, you don't hang about
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Re: Italari 1/12 Alfa Romeo Monza 8c
« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2022, 10:54:28 pm »

More trials of the body fit (I really love this kit)






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Re: Italari 1/12 Alfa Romeo Monza 8c
« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2022, 09:45:59 am »

Connect up all those wires and tubes start her up and see how she runs,, daft I know but it looks like you could do just, even got the lug for the starting handle,
 cracking Ken  :-))




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