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    1. Kit: , by (Super Moderator) Mario Lucchini is offline
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      Started: 06-23-08 Build Revisions: Never  
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      Guess what this is???.....

      The specialists say it's the same used at the Alfa factory for exposing and working of their engines....who knows?...they look OK allready....

      They will be painted Alfa red....BTW, it took me many attempts mixing acrylic Alfa 8C-2300 Build 1 - C laquers to achieve an acceptable red...colour mixing is infinite, believe my word.......

      Mario

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  1. Don Garrett's Avatar Asst. Administrator
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    What can I say? Scale finger prints and shop rags next?
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    Mario - it looks like you might have made those from sheet styrene Alfa 8C-2300 Build 1 - C . If you did then the curves and centering of the individual pieces is something else. Gives us machine challenged modelers something to shoot for.

    Be nice to see how you established the mating of the curved leg surfaces. Heated styrene Alfa 8C-2300 Build 1 - C in a jig?
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    Looks like one of Mario's classic engine stands. I like the idea of the scale fingerprints and the shop rags.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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  4. Mario Lucchini's Avatar Super Moderator
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    Quote Originally Posted by sydeem View Post
    Mario - it looks like you might have made those from sheet styrene Alfa 8C-2300 Build 1 - C . If you did then the curves and centering of the individual pieces is something else. Gives us machine challenged modelers something to shoot for.

    Be nice to see how you established the mating of the curved leg surfaces. Heated styrene Alfa 8C-2300 Build 1 - C in a jig?
    Hey Syd!
    Styrene Alfa 8C-2300 Build 1 - C sheet 0.8 mm thick it is....
    The mating of the curve was made lightly heating the styrene Alfa 8C-2300 Build 1 - C strip, mini alligator clips Alfa 8C-2300 Build 1 - C and a shot of thin CA, which goes to every single joint by capillary action....

    Mario


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario Lucchini View Post
    Guess what this is???.....

    The specialists say it's the same used at the Alfa factory for exposing and working of their engines....who knows?...they look OK allready....

    They will be painted Alfa red....BTW, it took me many attempts mixing acrylic Alfa 8C-2300 Build 1 - C laquers to achieve an acceptable red...colour mixing is infinite, believe my word.......

    Mario
    Hello Mario, I am a Pocher builder and I must admit your work is way beyond anything I have ever done, and I have built many of the Pocher kits as far back as the early 70's. I am very impressed with the artistic way you approach your subject. I am @ this time re-building a 8C 2300 and I have read all your postings and hope you do not mind if I use some of your ideas. What I was wondering, would it be possible for you to post a diagram. of the engine stands. There is a set available made of metal, but the cost is a bit steep. I have never thought of just making my own. I have a separate display engine I want to set beside this beauty when finished. Thank you for your time. I can think of no better way to compliment another modeler than emulating his work in yours. Cheers, Rick
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buildlarge View Post
    Hello Mario, I am a Pocher builder and I must admit your work is way beyond anything I have ever done, and I have built many of the Pocher kits as far back as the early 70's. I am very impressed with the artistic way you approach your subject. I am @ this time re-building a 8C 2300 and I have read all your postings and hope you do not mind if I use some of your ideas. What I was wondering, would it be possible for you to post a diagram. of the engine stands. There is a set available made of metal, but the cost is a bit steep. I have never thought of just making my own. I have a separate display engine I want to set beside this beauty when finished. Thank you for your time. I can think of no better way to compliment another modeler than emulating his work in yours. Cheers, Rick
    Hey Rick!
    Find attached a PDF version of the Alfa engine stand, any questions, don't hesitate to ask....

    Regards

    Mario


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    Thanks so very much, and if there is anything I may assist you with, please feel free to ask.Rick
    PS: I have looked thru all threads and where are you on this piece of art.
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