Smer 1/24 ALFA ROMEO

Joined: May 19th, 2018, 9:43 pm

May 23rd, 2018, 10:39 am #1

This another of my Smer car attempts, hope you like, all comments most welcome.
DSCF9374 by john dann, on Flickr

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DSCF9373 by john dann, on Flickr

DSCF9377 by john dann, on Flickr
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Joined: October 12th, 2015, 3:27 am

May 23rd, 2018, 2:47 pm #2

I love it. 
The main thing lacking in these Smer kits are nice wire wheels that stand out so prominent on vintage open wheel racers. A set of homemade wire wheels would add a ton of realism to these models which are beautiful from the start. 
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Joined: May 19th, 2018, 9:43 pm

May 23rd, 2018, 6:03 pm #3

True I agree, but the cost of aftermarket wheels cost more than a few of these kits.
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Joined: October 12th, 2015, 3:27 am

May 23rd, 2018, 6:08 pm #4

Do a search on youtube for hand made wire wheels. There is a nice video for how to make them yourself for next to nothing. Not hard to do. You first make a jig for assembly then some monofilament fishing line, the kit wheels, and some CA...that's basically all you need to make your own.
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Joined: October 12th, 2015, 3:27 am

May 23rd, 2018, 6:16 pm #5

Here you go. This will save you some searching. I didn't realize there were so many videos on this subject, but this is the one I prefer for ease of building and realism.

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Joined: December 26th, 2007, 10:27 pm

May 24th, 2018, 1:38 am #6

Very nice!  According to Wikipedia, the engine produced 420 horsepower @ 9600 rpm. Not bad for 1.5 litres in 1950. On the minus side, it only got 1.5 miles to the gallon.
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Joined: May 19th, 2018, 9:43 pm

May 24th, 2018, 8:29 am #7

rlhart13 wrote: Very nice!  According to Wikipedia, the engine produced 420 horsepower @ 9600 rpm. Not bad for 1.5 litres in 1950. On the minus side, it only got 1.5 miles to the gallon.
Thank you for your kind comment, much appreciated.
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