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1/12 Italeri AR 8C 2300 Monza

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  • Member since
    March 2018
  • From: Billings, Montana
1/12 Italeri AR 8C 2300 Monza
Posted by montanaphil on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 4:14 PM

Starting this soon. Kit comes with screws and nuts. I am fairly sure the 1:1 was bolts and nuts. Does this make sense? I am going to try and replace screws with nuts where visible. 
Frame, running gear, suspension I am guessing will be nut/bolt. 
Zero has a paint color for this car which I have purchased. I have found some web stuff on the kit and it seems to be decent from what I have read. 
Any input appreciated. I build mostly F1 stuff so this is a real diversion for me. 


  • Member since
    December 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Thursday, May 14, 2020 5:53 PM

I don't have any input, but I do hope you post the project. Sounds like an interesting build. 

"It would be unusual, if the unusual didn't occur."

- Steamboat Gariepy


  • Member since
    March 2018
  • From: Billings, Montana
Posted by montanaphil on Thursday, May 14, 2020 10:57 PM

Good idea I will try and put that together. Have not written a build up in over 40 years. 
Thanks for the idea.


  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Collingwood, Ontario, CANADA
Posted by Skelly on Sunday, May 17, 2020 11:33 AM

I built the 1/12scale Mephistopheles and Fiat 806 from Italeri and was impressed with both kits. They are complicated, but many parts actually fit together without glue! Looking forward to building the new 2300 soon. Built the 1/8 Pocher Alfa years ago. Love the oldies!

Good luck, and keep us informed!!



  • Member since
    March 2015
Posted by Jeffpez on Monday, May 18, 2020 11:59 AM

I'm well along in finishing the kit and have enjoyed it. Everything fits well and it's an impressive model. I absolutely love the engine - it's a work of art. The screws and nuts are sometimes annoying but work well. They hold the suspension together but it isn't workable so they don't really serve a purpose. Some body parts are secured to the frame with screws and that doesn't look real to me but overall I have no complaints.

  • Member since
    January 2004
  • From: CA Gold Country foothills.
Posted by mishalah on Thursday, June 11, 2020 10:34 AM

I acquired this kit recently, but have just inspected all of it to make sure everything was there.  Those screws could be made more realistic with a set of the PE flat bolt heads.  I'm thinking we could grind the slotted head down a little until flat or almost flat, then cement the PE hex head simulated bolt tops to the top of the screws.  I guess this could be done to all of them.  To use actual bolts where they have given us screws is an issue because I assume the holes are threaded like screws.  But it's plastic...maybe not a problem.  The size is the only other issue.  These bolts and screws look like 000 size.  Are they even available anymore?

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