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Italari 1/12 Alfa Romeo Monza 2300 8C Options
kpnuts
#21 Posted : 03 February 2022 22:02:51

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OK so I've added locknut detail to the radiator cowling  ( loads more of that to add ) added the advance/ retard mechanism and the low tension leads to the coil and to the distributor (still to make the condenser)











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#22 Posted : 03 February 2022 23:13:28

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That's really looking great Ken. Just loving the extra bits.Love
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#23 Posted : 05 February 2022 20:04:30

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Hi all did more work on the engine and the cockpit




And more work underneath.




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#24 Posted : 05 February 2022 22:44:58

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Looking good Ken. Love that Alfa red!

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#25 Posted : 06 February 2022 21:13:41

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Hi all I'm really enjoying this kit, fit is great, no flash at all( I've seen some bad reviews of this kit, all I can say is they haven't built it or are not modelers)






























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#26 Posted : 06 February 2022 21:26:20

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It's looking really great Ken. Keep it coming.
I know I'm mainly a 1/8 (or even bigger) chap these days but I do enjoy a bit of 1/12 stuff (my current Porsche nightmares) and I'm even tempted to get this one.Love
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#27 Posted : 06 February 2022 21:46:18

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I'd love to see what you do with it mate.
One thing I've noticed,personally I would be worried about driving a car with mechanical brakes rather than hydraulic.
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#28 Posted : 09 February 2022 11:56:41

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BigGrin Looks very snmart, Ken ThumpUp
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#29 Posted : 09 February 2022 22:07:18

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Thanks captn

More done to the Alfa, the underneath is finished so on to the top ( those nuts are 1.4mm the hole I drilled in them is 0.3mm) the drilling was easy threading that wire through the hole was another story. 

I'm kind of wishing I hadn't started it, on the other hand it does make quite a difference to the overall look.

The exhaust is not fixed I just wanted to see how it looked.

The radiator to bulkhead brace I made out of copper wire the thing supplied in the kit is so flimsy (the only bad bit in the whole kit.































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#30 Posted : 12 February 2022 22:25:09

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Hi all first disappointing bit of the kit so far, spent 2 hrs trying to get the bonnet to fit, still not happy with it not sure what to do next to improve fit.
















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#31 Posted : 13 February 2022 10:54:30

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Hello ken.

Looking good but I see what you mean about the bonnet fit.
It looks very much like the same problem with the bigger Pocher kit - the rad cowl at the front is too far forwards.
In the Pocher kit, the fix is quite easy but a real PITA.

The engine needs moving back so the whole rad and cowl has room to move back and then the bonnet fits.
As the Pocher is almost entirely screws/bolts, it's not difficult, just time consuming.

It looks as if this kit has the same problem.
It makes you wonder if they used a Pocher kit as a 'template' for this one...
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#32 Posted : 14 February 2022 21:47:08

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Thanks Roy. well its as good as I'm going to get it.






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#33 Posted : 15 February 2022 09:29:47

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Very nice work Ken, looks excellent.Love Love

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#34 Posted : 15 February 2022 21:38:39

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Hi all more progress










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#35 Posted : 16 February 2022 09:09:25

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This build is looking excellent Ken. The extra details you've added make a huge difference. Great stuff !!
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#36 Posted : 16 February 2022 10:15:33

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Love it Ken.
You've made a cracking job out of this one.BigGrin
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#37 Posted : 16 February 2022 21:41:28

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I agree, you've made a good job of that Ken and in my opinion is clearly your best build yet. With regards to the engine covers not sitting down properly, it wouldn't be something simple like those HT leads that loop up off the top of the distributor ending up with the covers resting on them would it?

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#38 Posted : 16 February 2022 21:44:38

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Thanks Kevin, no its the rad cowl and the pin holes for the hinges.
Started some weathering (don't want it to look showroom condition) I also don't want it to look like an old jalopy. Looking at the pics looks like the rear hinge has broken free (again)













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#39 Posted : 19 February 2022 21:40:29

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Hi all hopefully this will be finished tomorrow.
















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#40 Posted : 19 February 2022 22:03:07

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That really looks great Ken. One of your best.
Hopefully it will get a display cover and go somewhere of providence.
It needs to.Love
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