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So I'm fairly burnt on the following project and have shelved it for now.

It's an Abarth OT1300 that I'm using TrueColor paint on which is AWESOME paint BTW.

The chassis was so warped that it spun like a bottle and took me a good while to flatten.

It had this odd way of attaching the front and rear hood/trunk.  So I made them open and close and also fit better although it may not look like much at this point.

The chassis is painted in a custom color that I made mixing silver with baby blue so that it's a sort of pale blue metal that the reference pictures inside the kit showed.

I widened the rear wheels and detailed them up a bit.

In process of trying to build this thing, I had destroyed the headers and distributor and started to make my own headers which sucked big time.

After several attempts in following suggestions on this site, I came up with simply using 45 and 90 degree Plastruct tubing bits and all it needs is some filling and sanding.  But the bends are about right for my liking.

At any rate it is what it is.















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1 hour ago, rrb124@sbcglobal.net said:

My gosh! Big fan of anything ABARTH from that period. Have owned 2 Fiats and 5 Alfa Romeo cars in 1:1. Going to follow your build. Good looking car and killer wheels. 

Not familiar with the kit or the paint you are using. 

Thanks for posting.

Wow now this is unforeseen and very very cool as I assumed my post would evaporate into oblivion.

You've inspired me to keep going so I'll at least fix up the exhaust.

Here is a fellow and excellent builder who has done one of these;


This kit was released by MFH but is a garage kit of sorts, if you can call it that.

You can still find it on eBay etc...  but man it's a tough one.  But then again I'm a very junior builder so maybe easier in more capable hands.

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