Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Roadster 1:12 scale

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Vic Balshaw

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Jul 20, 2009
Having finished both my night fighter Falco IIs I thought I'd fill in the time till the next GB with an Italeri Alfa Romeo Roadster. I rather like these old cars this one being from the 1930s and has an 8-cylinder in line supercharged engine which was considered very "state of the art" at that time.

The box art, content and instruction book.
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So let the build begin.
Pic 1. The chassis the red parts will be assembled, the others on the little whit bits of paper I'm going to paint in a different colour to the chassis.
Pic 2. The assembled chassis and those little extra bits.

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Somewhere, I should have some 35mm transparencies, taken in the early 1980's of one of these. A friend at the local Aero Club owned one (along with a Hispano Suiza and other exotic stuff), and gave me a ride in it. Great experience.
Lucky you Terry, I'd have loved to just hear the engine ticking over let alone have a ride in it. I would love to get the Italeri Bugatti 35B model, but display room would be a problem. :D
This is a design that my friend Dave Cummins created to fit on an 8C 2300 chassis. It is his own model work- built from scratch.


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These are all the bit that will make up the chassis, suspension and rear axle drive shaft.
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Next up a mammoth spray session but first off an undercoat for the red parts, the plastic being a very shiny red and certainly not the colour I'm wanting for the finished car.

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Got some more done today, a bit more spraying, I say a bit more but it was a good couple hour masked up.
The chassis, suspension and rear axle all done ready for assembly.

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The components that make up just one of the six spring dampers (I think that is what they are).
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