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Alfa Romeo GTV

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  • From: Canberra, Australia
Alfa Romeo GTV
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Sunday, October 05, 2008 7:30 PM

i build models of all cars i own (that i've been able to get anyway), so when i bought an 85 Alfa Romeo GTV 2.0 i immediately started looking for a model in 1/24. the only one i could find was a diecast so i bought one from italy. Not only was it not an 85, but a 78 model, it was an ugly blue colour so i disassembled it and repainted it.

i updated the bumpers to be more like my car, so i removed the front turn indicators and painted them matt black, i also thinned the grille center. the rims are incorrect but since i don't have anything like the car, i turned them back to front. here's how it turned out and the prototype.

alfa

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Posted by Stew on Sunday, October 05, 2008 7:47 PM

Looks much better after repainting it!

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Posted by ericmac on Sunday, October 05, 2008 7:59 PM

Much better. I like the background diorama too. Is that you under there?

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Posted by Mkowa PhD on Sunday, October 05, 2008 8:12 PM

I don't know about your 1:1, but knowing a guy here that had one plus the recent Hemmings Sports Cars article of Oct 08, those are really touchy cars to keep serviced and on the road. I really like what you've done with the diecast!

-Mike

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Posted by Space Cowboy on Sunday, October 05, 2008 9:57 PM

Wow you did it you changed a diecast to look 100% better. Great paint and don't work to long under the car "LOL"

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  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Tuesday, October 07, 2008 12:42 AM

thanks for comments, people.

I don't know about your 1:1, but knowing a guy here that had one plus the recent Hemmings Sports Cars article of Oct 08, those are really touchy cars to keep serviced and on the road.

i've had no major issues, just a lot of minor ones. it's not as fast, comfortable, quiet or smooth as my other car (2007 Ford Falcon) but it IS a lot of fun to drive.

i don't know what the brand of the diecast is, but it was a bit toy-like (ie the rear lights are bright orange).

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Posted by sjordan on Friday, October 10, 2008 11:54 AM

Having owned a 1977 version (the only car I bought new from the dealership), I can tell you the mechanic under the car is a very realistic touch. The car fell apart faster than my other 3 Alfas and finally just died, in spite of careful, by-the-book maintenance. The final straw was when the turn indicator lever snapped off.

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  • From: the Netherlands
Posted by henri1 on Friday, October 10, 2008 1:58 PM

Now here´s an Alfa without rust, I´d open the hood if I´d to work under the engine like that....... (a common sight for these Italian cars) Beter than original but still a crude model. If only someone did it in plastic..... for You that is..... I still would not buy an Italian car, even in model......

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Posted by lordairgtar on Saturday, October 11, 2008 9:54 AM

 Still waiting for that DAF kit, eh HenriLaugh

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  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Sunday, October 21, 2018 3:33 AM

Some new 3d printed rims for my Alfa Romeo GTV 2.0 (Alfetta GT). These were designed in Fusion 360 and printed on my Flashforge Finder. I didn't like the supplied rims and were not factory, or correct for my car.

Alfa Romeo

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