Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Roadster – Part 1
After finishing the Camaro Z/28, it was time to start the built of the Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Roadster.
According to the information on the box, the Alfa Romeo 8C was considered to be the most famous sports car of the 1930s. To celebrate the 110th year anniversary of Alfa Romeo, Italeri released this model.
The model is on a scale of 1:12 and when finished, it will be 32 cm long. This model also has some metal parts called PE (Photo-Etched) and some small nuts, bolts, and screws. For me, it is the first time to use this PE material. But we will see how this goes.
The building, so far, is going fine. It is a nice kit to build.
The first part is finished. It is the chassis. It has some nice details and some of the nuts and bolts are used for the suspension. This way it looks nice.
The hard part so far was to place the steering front wheel hubs. Because they can steer, you had to place a long bolt and nuts. According to the build instructions, the nuts would be sunken in the steering part of the wheel hubs. But, or the nuts are too big, or the hole where the nuts should go Is too small. There was no way to get the nuts in there. After making the holes a little bit bigger, the nut fits in its place. The next problem was, holding the wheel hub in its place and getting the long bolt in, and getting the nut to tighten. It took some time, but with some patience, I got it in the right place.
Here are some pictures of the chassis.
Right now I am busy with the engine. Once that is finished, there will be another update.