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This is Renaissance Models 1/43 Alfa 158 Alfetta, painted to represent the car of Giuseppe Farina at the 1950 Italian GP:

 

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It's a nice little kit, with lots of photoetech:

 

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Plus body in resin etc:

 

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The engine cover is heavily louvred and Renaissance kindly include a former so that you can shape it into submission:

 

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And the grille is a PE delight/nightmare, depending on your mood and how much gets lost in the carpet:

 

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Finished model:

 

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Time for something a bit larger...

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That's some serious skill on display! Lovely little model. 

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Your usual high standard with this one, well worth showing off. That grille would give me fits though if I had to assemble it, particularly at such a small scale.

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That is one very nice model you have built Chris. Especially in 1/43rd scale with that lovely paint job and the detailing.

The 158 is one of those old GP cars that can truly be described as  iconic in racing car design.

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Lovely model, beautifully finished.

 

Renaissance kits are a bit too over-engineered for me but you have the requisite skills - well done.

 

Trevor

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Another absolute jewel of a model, just gorgeous! 

 

No way on earth would I have the patience (or skill!) to put that grille together - if I built one it would have a tarp over the front to protect it while a 1/43 mechanic workrd on the engine!

 

Cracking job again!

 

Keith

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Absolutely amazing.  Your model puts most 24th scale models to shame, stunning.

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Great build! Your photos are the first high-resolution images I've seen of this kit, and I wonder if Renaissance has captured the car's look better than the Model Factory Hiro version?

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7 hours ago, Kitkent said:

Sorry Noel,but I didn't make this one! I would show if off if I had made it though!  

Chris.

 

I did wonder who Chris was. I was fairly sure it wasn't me.

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6 hours ago, keefr22 said:

if I built one it would have a tarp over the front to protect it while a 1/43 mechanic workrd on the engine!

 

 

It nearly did! 😉

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3 hours ago, Michael Church said:

Great build! Your photos are the first high-resolution images I've seen of this kit, and I wonder if Renaissance has captured the car's look better than the Model Factory Hiro version?

 

OOh that's fightin' talk! I hadn't noticed, and I do loooooove MFH kits but I've noticed a few things like this recently: their 1/24 Jaguar XJR-12 seems to have a windscreen that's too curved in profile and the roof of their latest 1/12 McLaren F1 GTR looks too domed to me. So maybe. I'll still buy both, given the right subjects.

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1 minute ago, Sabrejet said:

 

OOh that's fightin' talk! I hadn't noticed, and I do loooooove MFH kits but I've noticed a few things like this recently: their 1/24 Jaguar XJR-12 seems to have a windscreen that's too curved in profile and the roof of their latest 1/12 McLaren F1 GTR looks too domed to me. So maybe. I'll still buy both, given the right subjects.

Honestly, the reason I started building 1/43 kits is to work up the skill to handle their 1950s F1 cars, and I'm dying to get them one day. For the Alfa It may be as simple as the multiple panels and hidden fuel tanks in the MFH kit vs the uninterrupted sides of the Renaissance version. Could it be a tradeoff between overall impression and detail. 

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 No more lyrical words to express my admiration for your skills and for the utterly amazing tiny model you've built 👍

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