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    1. Kit: , by (Super Moderator) Mario Lucchini is offline
      Builder Last Online: Jun 2011 Show Printable Version Email this Page
      Model Scale: 1/8 Rating:  (3 votes - 5.00 average) Thanks: 1
      Started: 04-17-10 Build Revisions: Never  
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      I'm starting to assemble for a client, a Protar kit scaled 1/12 of the famous Fiat Corsa 806.

      This particular car was made by Fiat for the 1927 French Grand prix...after winning that race by far, Fiat guys took the car to the factory and destroyed it completely...???

      I'm greatly surprised by the quality of the kit...more than 400 parts of which 90% are metal...almost everything is assembled with very tiny screws and glue used very sparingly...

      The hardest work is cleaning those metal parts, they come with LOTS of flashes...(this is part of the joy...)

      First pic shows the real car...

      Following pics show part of the frame being mocked up and cleaned....

      More details following soon....

      Mario


      Protar 1/12 scale Fiat 806

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  1. jfonticobal's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    Hello Mario:

    Here some pictures of my scratchbuilt 1/8 Fiat 806. I can say I have 60% of the car built. Tomorrow I will start the engine and with the body. I just made arround 800 diferent parts and I think I will build another thousand. I never thought in this amount of parts.
    I am squeezing my brain because I donīt know how can I cut the trunk lids louveres. I am thinking on the photoetch process or modify a can opener but..... Any ideas??
    I hope you like my car.
    Best regards to everybody.
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    There is a nice tutorial in the books of Gerald Wingrove. The second book has a more elaborate explanation.

    Basicly it is rolling or pressing a D-shaped wheel through the metal sheet, with a suitable backing to prevent too much deformation. He used a small handpress for that. Those presses are also sold here in NL at a large machine trader (for about nothing, I believe 50 euros or so).

    Used in jewelry making and much more.

    A drill press could work also.
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    Thank you very much Herman.

    I have Mr. Wingroveīs books and I saw his system to make louvres. I sent him an email asking about this problem and he wrote me that the best and esay way is the photoetch process.

    I am looking for information trough the internet about this process. Also I am looking for a good used press. I hope to find a Prestacon press like gerald Wingrove has.

    Thank you very much again.

    Regards,

    Javier
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    The press below is 29 euro (40 usd) new:

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    Amazing job as always!!!
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    Thank you Brizio and thank you Herman.
    Last edited by jfonticobal; 11-09-10 at 03:14 PM.
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  7. Mario Lucchini's Avatar Super Moderator
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    Since the Bianchi motorcycle was finished, I've been working on the Fiat....

    Some images of the rolling chassis, with the engine in place.....believe it or not, the engine is still missing 40% of its parts....

    Cheers

    Mario


    Protar 1/12 scale Fiat 806
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    Very nice! I gave my Fiat 806 (in dire need or restauration) away to Ton (the one that is building the Promocom kit). In trade he will build my Bugatti typ 57S Atlantic.
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    Wow, that's gorgeous. Looks like Mario is back in full force.
    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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    Regrettably there is no more update on this post. Just got the kit from the seller today. Unfortunately the manual is missing
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    I got some pieces of the same Protar kit but missing a lot of pieces such as the wheels and the motor hood. The motor is ready but it's a mess, everywhere there's glue on it. So i think i'm gonna build another one if italeri can provide on for me. Must say yours is a beautiful car even without the bodyworks.
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    Hello everybody ! What I can see here on this thread is very nice and neat ! But itīs not the real car . Itīs not your fault of course that Protar created a completely wrong kit ( and Italeri just reissued this wrong Protar kit ) Protar copied the model thatīs shown in the Centro Storico in Turine . This model is based on plans of a pre-study ( most likely for a car with the 451 2-stroke engine .) If someone is interested in building a realistic model or has questions regarding history and technical aspects , please ask ! This car was a milestone and should get reconstructed as realistic as possible imho .
    Many greetings ! Hannes
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    I fully agree with you, Hannes, and we both know why
    PS for Hannes, I'm Crazycrank on other forum
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    Hello , dear Thierry! As you can see Iīm curious regarding other modellers on this planet who want to build this beautiful car . And of course I want to get new informations because there are still some questions ... Have a good time and many greetings to your family including little Emma of course ! Hannes
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    Hannes,

    what do you mean by "completely wrong"? The period pictures of the 806 available on the internet plus the blueprint in "Le grandi Fiat" indicate that the Protar/Italeri model is not so bad. The radiator grill is too long and not wide enough, the floor tank is too low. But the overall impression isn't bad. I have the Protar model waiting for building, and I'm interested in all the info I can come by. If you have details, please let the guys on the forum know.

    Kind regards,

    Klaus
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