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Postby baby_astons » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:37 pm

as promised a slow start on this one as the first 10 issues are on a 2-weekly schedule, everything fixed to receive the next parts, it'll just take a bit...

as said, the booklets are approximately A5 and square, I have pictured issue #4 here to show how the instructions work:
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of course with this you'll need to have at least basic italian knowledge but the pictures are almost self-explanatory...

issue #1 seat, grille +decal, wheel rim (metal)
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issue #2 steering wheel, wheel disc, tyre
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issue#3 front top bodywork
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issue #4 left bumperette, left indicator, bulb + wires
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next pictures and part in around 5 weeks of time, the parts so far look pretty nice but I cannot say anything about the fit -
what can be said is there's a instruction DVD in issue #1 so at least (contrary to some other partworks cars) we can see there was a completed car before deliveries started...
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Re: baby alfa romeo duetto spider 1:8

Postby Mark » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:40 pm

baby_astons wrote:what can be said is there's a instruction DVD in issue #1 so at least (contrary to some other partworks cars) we can see there was a completed car before deliveries started...


Even if it is just a prototype :laughing-rolling:

Looks really nice - Issue 3 has a nice shiney part. (It's the magpie in me :laughing-rolling: )
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Re: baby alfa romeo duetto spider 1:8

Postby steve131 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:51 pm

Tidy :D
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Re: baby alfa romeo duetto spider 1:8

Postby casper » Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:41 am

Looks very nice BA :)
Do the wheel rims come in two or more parts like the DB5 and are they cast metal.
Bodywork looks nice
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Re: baby alfa romeo duetto spider 1:8

Postby baby_astons » Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:11 pm

the rims are one piece cast metal casp, with all the necessary holes already included as well as a balance weight + the tyre valve -
all this gets me to suspect, the wheels could be held by 4 small bolts as on the original car :P
and you should see the 155 SR 15 pirelli cinturatos in real life -
need to have a look at the dvd that came with the whole lot.................
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Re: baby alfa romeo duetto spider 1:8

Postby baby_astons » Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:32 pm

I thought I'd share a bit of the information as found on the dvd, I know the piccies aren't best quality but they show at least a bit of detail:

the engine looks simply superb, all ribs and details seem to be there:
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a rough layout of chassis parts and part built with engine and exhaust:
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the assembled front suspension - and it looks like a suspension (if you know what I mean db5 owners :oops: )
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lovely window mechanics and they seem to be working:
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nice touch: even if it's hidden underneath the rubber mat, there's the fifth wheel:
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hinges seem to be almost scale appearance, there are numerous panels that need to be attached to build up the bodywoork,
the roof mechanics look great and seem to be working alike, the video is building up appetite to the 100 issues... more as arriving... ;)
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Re: baby alfa romeo duetto spider 1:8

Postby Andrewyzfr6 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:35 pm

That all looks very similar to the 500 abath i bought. Can this be bought and posted to Britain do you know BA?
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Postby baby_astons » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:00 pm

andrew I haven't tried contacting hachette italy yet and don't know if they send to abroad - no trace of such information on their homepage...
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Postby casper » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:28 pm

Looks very nice BA
The engine looks very detailed and so does the front suspension. Looks like its going to be a nice car to build :)
I think you may be right about the fixing for the wheels BA, they look great with the added tyre valve and balance weights. Would be nice to be able to take the wheels off like the real car
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Re: baby alfa romeo duetto spider 1:8

Postby Mark » Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:21 pm

That certainly looks very nice BA. Lucky it isn't on sale in the UK, otherwise I'd be tempted........
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Re: baby alfa romeo duetto spider 1:8

Postby Paul » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:50 pm

Oh Heck BA,
It really looks like a very tasty model, looking at the pics it looks superb as supplied, though no doubt mods can/ will be made !!!! :D :D
Just :) to Cause a Landslide - Some :superlglue: will be included .....

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Re: baby alfa romeo duetto spider 1:8

Postby baby_astons » Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:36 pm

more items arrived, note 3 issues are missing, those should be placed on here later:

issue #5 right bumperette, right indicator, bulb + wires
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issue #6 left main beam + bulb + wires + headlight cover + screws
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issue #7 right main beam + bulb + wires + headlight cover + screws
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looks identically but the wires have different labelling ;)

issue #11 left engine block + engine head parts (plastic) + timing case + screws
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issue #12 right engine block + head side parts + screwdriver
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issue #13 engine sump assembly + clutch (!!!) assembly
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issue #14 clutch bell housing + front gear box parts + screws
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issue #15 engine head assembly + cam shaft cover + distributor and plug leads
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all parts nicely presented, engine parts should be complete with the next 2 issues (+ the missing 3)
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Re: baby alfa romeo duetto spider 1:8

Postby casper » Mon Jun 24, 2013 4:50 pm

All look very nice BA :drool: :drool: :mrgreen:
love the front grill and dizzy cap. The packaging is almost identical to Eaglemoss
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Re: baby alfa romeo duetto spider 1:8

Postby Andrewyzfr6 » Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:39 pm

it appears to be excelent and over the top with the detail such as the clutch. From memory the Fiat 500 is like that too
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Postby baby_astons » Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:50 pm

...as the clutch bell is partially open you can see the flywheel assembly - lovely they still made it - others may have simply ignored the fact...
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Re: baby alfa romeo duetto spider 1:8

Postby baby_astons » Thu Sep 05, 2013 12:47 pm

I'm up to issue 27 now, 10 issues arrived yesterday at my vacation site - pictures of the missing ##'s when I'm back home again -
chassis is #25 and it's a fairly big lump of plastic - needless to say I'm at a point where I'm starting to take measure of liking/disliking the original kit colour -
baby blue was a nice alternative with the spyder... :shifty:
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Re: baby alfa romeo duetto spider 1:8

Postby casper » Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:23 pm

baby_astons wrote:I'm up to issue 27 now, 10 issues arrived yesterday at my vacation site - pictures of the missing ##'s when I'm back home again -
chassis is #25 and it's a fairly big lump of plastic - needless to say I'm at a point where I'm starting to take measure of liking/disliking the original kit colour -
baby blue was a nice alternative with the spyder... :shifty:

would look much better in Baby blue BA :mrgreen:
be nice to see the parts when you return home
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Re: baby alfa romeo duetto spider 1:8

Postby baby_astons » Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:49 pm

there'll be piccies, yes - there was also a nice light blue metallic... humhum
btw the chassis is an extremely complicated affair with a myriad of screw holes for all kinds of stuff, very interesting construction approach...

btw construction, believe it,
i've been tucking away the pages in the newly arrived folder, each in it's own section dealing with alfa romeo, the people, the cars, the instructions,
we're at issue 27 and there are already 122 pages of instructions, haven't seen this kind of meticulously described build for years...
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Re: baby alfa romeo duetto spider 1:8

Postby casper » Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:54 pm

baby_astons wrote:there'll be piccies, yes - there was also a nice light blue metallic... humhum
btw the chassis is an extremely complicated affair with a myriad of screw holes for all kinds of stuff, very interesting construction approach...

should have gone for this instead of the GTR :think:
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Re: baby alfa romeo duetto spider 1:8

Postby baby_astons » Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:56 pm

:D read again, have been adding a bit more information...
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