Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Roadster – Part 3
The car is slowly taking shape. And maybe this will be the last update before the car is finished.
The part that was missing and would be sent from Italeri has arrived. It was quicker than I expected. So I was able and ready to place the part on. It looks better than what I tried to make for it. So now I could continue with the build.
It already has been a long time since I last experienced this phenomenon. Among scale model kit builders it is called the “Carpet or Floor Monster”. It sounds funny or maybe strange, but it is something that really exists. It can be anywhere. And every scale model kit builder will tell you it is real. Let me try to explain this.
It can happen that while you are busy building, a small part slips out of your fingers or jumps away. You can hear it fall and you have some idea where it had gone. But once you start looking for it, it is nowhere to be found. You start searching all over the floor. Use your hands to feel. Maybe even use a flashlight. Moving things around. Start searching in a wider area. Looking on your table again. Checking your clothing. Double-checking maybe the chair. Going down to the floor again. Because you are sure that you heard it falling on it. This could take several minutes, only to end up with nothing. The part is gone. It had just disappeared. Vanished. That is the carpet/floor monster. Everything from your model that falls on the floor is a victim of that monster.
If you are lucky, then maybe a few days later it suddenly appears somewhere. Somewhere you did not expect.
For me the same. After I had placed the part that I was waiting for, I placed one more very small part on the car. I waited for the glue to dry. When I thought it was dry by now, I picked up the model to check something on the bottom of it. Just to see how it looked and where I had to place the next part. After I had put the model on the table again, I noticed that the small part I had placed earlier was gone. I did not hear it fall. I had not heard it bounce on the table or floor. After searching high and low, I gave up. I just blamed it on the carpet/floor monster.
Time To Place The Body On The Car.
The end is slowly coming insight. There is still enough to do but you can see the finish line.
Last time I mentioned that the engine was placed on the chassis. After that, some other parts had to be placed on the chassis and I could place the seat on it.
From now on, as I mentioned, it will be mostly body parts.
Now and then, I will take some pictures so you can see in the final post, how it had come all together. So far, I am still happy with how it all is going. Of course, some things are a bit more tricky than others, but that is part of the build.
Slowly I am warming up to this scale. And maybe am thinking of building more on this scale. We will see. I am thinking of maybe building the model I had get from my son and his girlfriend. Just to see how it is to build something on that scale again. That model is on the scale 1:24. Half the scale of what I am building now. But that is something to think of later. First, finish this one.