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1962 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider (Protar 1/24)


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As already told before, these days are hard times for 1/24 scale modelers concerning really good (affordable) Alfa Romeo kits - apart from a few Tamiya releases:  Protar (a - now defunct -  Italian company !) even didn't know that the 1600 cc spider was called Giulia,  it had the Giulietta body with a modified hood though (the Giulietta had a 1300 cc. engine).

Protar was famous for classic motorbikes, but their later released car models all have some issues: this is no exception. (this kit has been reissued over the last decades from Revell Germany and last from Italeri)

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First the cover photo of the kit (with the wrong name on it), then the pictures of the model: built in 1990, sprayed from the rattle can, it is a curbside - I lowered the rear a little bit and used bare metal foil for the chrome - otherwise it is stock out-of-the-box.

Pictures from 2005:

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Some more from 2009 with other Alfa Giulias:

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In 2021 I replaced the headlights which had become white over time and swapped the wheels with a Quattroruote Giulietta Coupé die-cast.

I took some comparison photos with a genuine 1961 Giulietta Spider from Quattroruote's Alfa Romeo Centennial collection which is also not 100 % correct, but has much better proportions - compare the windshield (rake and contour) with the box cover photo!

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Great work. I had a 1:1 '59 Giulietta Spider Veloce, and I wonder why the red model has a convertible boot -- no need for one, since the top folds entirely behind the seats over the spare tire. The blue kit is correct.

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On 9/29/2021 at 11:36 PM, Hard_2_Handle_454 said:

Been wanting one, but they're expensive.  They look beautiful.

Thanks you, Eric.

 

On 9/30/2021 at 4:25 AM, Kah puts said:

Belismo!

Grazie, Glen !

 

On 9/30/2021 at 7:23 AM, Dominik said:

very nice. that blue looks beautiful.

Danke, Dominik!

 

On 9/30/2021 at 3:41 PM, sjordan2 said:

Great work. I had a 1:1 '59 Giulietta Spider Veloce, and I wonder why the red model has a convertible boot -- no need for one, since the top folds entirely behind the seats over the spare tire. The blue kit is correct.

Thank you, Skip - I envy you for having possessed such a lovely little car... The red die-cast has better proportions, I think, but you are right, it has also its faults, f.ex. the convertible boot (I will try to remove this)

 

23 hours ago, Gramps46 said:

Thank for sharing the photos of your Alfas.  They look super fine.

Thanks, Gary - the light blue is the kit, the red one is a die-cast.

 

22 hours ago, Hi-Po said:

Great looking builds.  Well done.

Thank you - I on

ly built the light blue car.

 

20 hours ago, ChrisR said:

Very nice!

Thanks, Chris !

 

23 hours ago, Gramps46 said:

Thank for sharing the photos of your Alfas.  They look super fine.

 

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On 10/2/2021 at 2:07 PM, Zippi said:

Nice looking little sport cars.  Colors look great.  

Thanks, Bob !

 

On 10/3/2021 at 10:32 AM, slusher said:

Beautiful Pair! Love the color choice of the blue.  

Thank you, Carl - there are so many possible factory color choices for Italian sports cars (especially in the 50's and 60's), so I try to avoid the ever-dominant red most of the time.

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Beautiful builds and I love the color choices you made. I built the Tamiya (or perhaps Gunze- Sangyo) AR Giulia Spyder a few years ago for my wife and it sits on top of our China cabinet in the dining room. It was a great little kit and loved building it.

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On 10/9/2021 at 4:11 PM, Modlbldr said:

Beautiful builds and I love the color choices you made. I built the Tamiya (or perhaps Gunze- Sangyo) AR Giulia Spyder a few years ago for my wife and it sits on top of our China cabinet in the dining room. It was a great little kit and loved building it.

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Thank you,Tom !

 

On 10/9/2021 at 9:43 PM, ewetwo said:

Nice looking pair.

Thanks, David !

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