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  1. Along with the full detail Alfa 155 I was building, I was working on a full carbon version at the same time. Not built as detailed as the first, as I didn't want to draw attention away from the carbon bodywork. I also modified the wheels to make them deeper to give a more aggressive look to it.
  2. I started this back in October, but only just getting back to it and realised I'd not posted it up here. So here goes. The first post will be the box contents and some of the extras I plan to use. I picked up the Hobby Design set before even getting the kit, but then I found the Studio 27 set so just had to have that. Box art in all it's glory: On to the contents. I'll let the parts speak for themselves On recommendation, I went for the Hobby Design wheels. Having done a bit of research, they are technically incorrect for the red DTM car, but I'm going to go with them as I prefer the look and it makes it a bit different from all the others Studio 27 CF decals Kit decals. Great to see they are printed by Cartograph so I don't expect any problems from them First detail set - this one from Hobby Design includes lots of photo etch, resin and turned metal rivets Next is the S27 set. Even more detail and quite a bit of white metal parts included. Instructions for both detail sets Studio 27 decals. These are also printed by Cartograph and look high quality as you would expect
  3. Here what will be my next project - a 1:24 Model Factory Hiro kit of a 1968 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/2. I've not decided yet which version I will go with, but thought I would make a start with the box contents. As always with MFH kits, they are beautifully presented an a red cardboard box Model details are on the side Opening up the box, we are presented with the full colour instruction sheet below this, we can start to see the details. On the right is the resin body, with the clear parts and decals on the left Underneath the decals we find the while metal parts And underneath this, and the foam layer are the PE sheets Onto the details - The resin body. Nicely cast, as you would expect with very little amount of cleanup from what I can see Clear parts -these are vacuum formed so will need to be carefully cut out Decal sheets - I'm not going to remove the protective cover until I'm ready to use them, but at first appearance these are crisp and nicely printed. Again - you would expect nothing less Wheels and tyres - the wheels are nicely turned aluminium and very nicely moulded and detailed rubber tyres to wrap them with. A few more turned metal parts A few extra details - wires, rods and other miscellaneous parts onto the white metal - first bag is the chassis components Second bag contains all the smaller parts which will make up the bulk of the model - these all need identifying and sorting as they are not labelled or numbered like you would get in a mass produced plastic kit. As they are soft metal, they could also be some that are out of shape. All will need careful clean up and attention from the casting process Photo etch - two frets in the box. All nice and detailed - and no tabs to clean up which is a bonus! Onto the instructions - all nicely layed out and illustrated in colour. Reference photos are a necessity to get the correct colours and details for these
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