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    1. Kit: Italeri, by (Yearly Subscriber) nickedw is offline
      Builder Last Online: Sep 2021 Show Printable Version Email this Page
      Model Scale: 1/12 Rating:  Thanks: 1
      Started: 12-26-19 Build Revisions: Never  
      Supported Attribution Build in Progress

      I've been asked to post some more detail of this kit so here goes:

      generally fit is good, but detail is lacking in some areas and moulding is rough in some areas - heavy spue attachment points in visible areas, sink and ejector marks feature widely in visible areas that are hard to remedy.

      Here is a general view of current progress:-

      New Italeri Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza-49277776122_c58b099164_b-jpg

      Here are some views of the engine:-

      New Italeri Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza-49277776102_326ac419b6_b-jpg

      New Italeri Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza-49277574851_a6a88a87f6_b-jpg

      The radiator does have the 80° rake
      I have added a fair bit of detail to the base kit,
      All 'bolts' (actually indistinct plastic blobs) removed and replaced with resin New Italeri Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza items
      PE grill added on air intake
      Laser litho bango coupling and braided hose added
      All filler caps turned from ali
      core plugs and raised surrounds scratch built New Italeri Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza
      'springs' blow-off valves? added above supercharger
      braided ignition lines added
      hose clips added from silver wire
      distributor clips added
      copper wire added to inlet manifold

      There was a question about fuel tank detail?

      New Italeri Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza-49277574816_0024c2f534_b-jpg

      Easily answered! there isn't any

      Also engine mount detail is lacking too:-

      New Italeri Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza-49277102823_389feb70da_b-jpg

      Here's a shot of the other side of the engine:

      New Italeri Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza-49277776117_9d3f299406_b-jpg

      I feel like I've given this kit a hard time, I'm enjoying building it and it bears a passing resemblance to the subject matter.
      I'm by means an expert on this vehicle either, so happy with something that looks OK.

      I have threatened to turn some wire wheels for it as the kit items aren't great and I have done this before for a large scale fokker triplane, but for know I'll stick with the kit items.

      I'm sure someone will produce a transkit for this soon because as a blank canvas, to my eye (with no rulers or rivet counting) it looks OK.

      Thanks for your support and hope some of this is of interest.

      Please forgive my sloppy out-of-practice modelling skills, first build for about three years!

      Regards,

      Nick
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