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  1. https://flic.kr/p/2mtLEKN I have been asked to give my opinion on some wheels made for an Italeri Alfa Romeo 8c Roadster by Nick Edwards. I’ve not even started the model yet but putting these wheels together has been a joy compared to me re-spoking the wheels recently on my Airfix Bentley build. To start with, Nick has printed some guides at the back of the rim to show where each set of spokes should start. I still consider myself as a novice in making models however, the instructions are clear and easy to understand. Never having seen a 3D printed object up close I’m staggered just how accurate they are. Everything is supplied in the kit from wire for the spokes to the rim nipples and even the air valves. There is even a little tool for pushing the rim nipples in place. There are plenty of extra parts in the kit. I wish Nick had started making these parts for the Airfix Bentley Before I’d actually started mine. https://flic.kr/p/2mtGyrE https://flic.kr/p/2mtRqHP https://flic.kr/p/2mtQiBk
  2. A few more pics. I must confess it seems to be a bit of a faf getting the pictures from Flickr to here. I'm probably doing something wrong but I'll get there in the end. I had a bit of a struggle making the wooden handles on the filler caps and it took four attempts to make the bonnet screen.
  3. I used "Florists" wire to re-spoke them and drilled them from the inside. I did make a jig but thought I knew better. I'll use a jig next time.
  4. I've not really made a photo journey of the build but just taken random photos as I've been plodding along. I've taken inspiration from a guy on this forum, Nick Edwards, and while I probably won't get to the build quality of his and others builds I'm quite chuffed with how my first attempt in 40 + years has gone. I have some finishing and weathering to complete but I'm nearly there. I think more than anything I can't believe I managed to re-spoke the wheels and although there are mistakes, by the time I got to the last one I was getting pretty good at it.
  5. Thanks Ron im just trying to work out the best way to save photos and post them.
  6. At 62 I'm getting back into model building and am coming to the end of building an Airfix Bentley blower 1/12th scale. I've not been great at keeping a photo catalogue of the build but after having built the same model 45 years ago I seem to be doing a far better job now and have found that following the builds of the same model on this site has been invaluable. Really looking forward to the next one.
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