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Carmelo Rodrigo
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FIAT 806 GrandPrix

December 15, 2019 · in Automotive · · 9 · 2.8K

The story of a nightmare

This is the most poor quality model I have assembled in a long time. For me has done a terrible job with this kit, the plastic is very rigid and it is split by itself, practically all the pieces have burrs, the fit of the pieces is terrible, the floor of the car has had to be rebuilt by redoing the deposits .
The fixing of the engine to the chassis does not match ...

I could spend the afternoon describing the problems, the quality, so that the price at which Italieri sells it is not adjusted to the quality of the product seems to me not to correspond.

Otherwise, a lot of hours of work sometimes entertaining and others with the thought of returning it with a note to the quality department.

If any of you had thought to buy it, think about it before and look for other manufacturers that for a similar price sell quality and think about customer satisfaction

I take this opportunity to wish you all a merry Christmas and a prosperous new year full of new projects.


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9 responses

  1. You may have had a lot of problems to assemble it, but the result is great ! Very nice painting and weathering.

  2. Whatever the problems were, you defeated them, and your victory is this beautiful, realistic-looking model. This is a real beauty!

  3. Well done in spite of the shortcomings...

  4. Outstanding, just outstanding, love the weathering, realistic as it can be

  5. Having just finished a difficult model myself. I realize that part of the skill of modelling is overcoming difficulties encountered in poorly engineered kits. Yours is just beautiful and a tribute to your skill and perseverance.

  6. Your results are great. Nice work.

  7. Sometimes the biggest struggles turn out to be our favourite models afterwards (at least that's my experience). It looks superb.

  8. The kit may have fought against you, but you won. It looks fantastic.

  9. Isn't this (mostly) the old Protar kit from 1975?

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