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Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/3

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Hi guys! Another digital scale model! Alfa Romeo 33/3 from the early '70. This model is totally RC, with an XL motor for the traction, a servo for the steer, battery pack and IR receiver; fake V8 engine, indipendent suspension. The scale is +/- 1:8.

If some of you want to build it, here it is the link with the LDD file: https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-6980/zazavolley/alfa-romeo-33-3/

"The Alfa Romeo 33/3 made its debut in 1969 at the 12 Hours of Sebring. The engine was enlarged to 2998 cc (183ci) with 400 hp (298 kW), which put the 33/3 in the same class as the Porsche 908 and the Ferrari 312P. The chassis was now a monocoque. The new car did poorly at Sebring and Alfa did not take part in Le Mans after Lucien Bianchi's death in a practice session. The car took a couple of wins in smaller competitions but overall the 1969 season was not a successful one, and Alfa Romeo was placed seventh in the 1969 International Championship for Makes.
In 1971 the Alfa Romeo racing effort was finally successful. Rolf Stommelen and Nanni Galli won their class at the 1000km Buenos Aires (followed by De Adamich and Pescarolo), before taking another class win (and second overall) at Sebring. De Adamich and Pescarolo later won outright at the 1000km Brands Hatch, a significant result against the "invincible" 917s. They then took a class win at Monza (where Alfa Romeo took the three podium slots in the prototype class) and another one at Spa. At the Targa Florio, Vaccarella and Hezemans won outright, followed by teammates De Adamich and Gijs Van Lennep. Hezemans and Vaccarella won their class at Zeltweg, and De Adamich and Ronnie Peterson won overall at Watkins Glen. Alfa Romeo finished the season second place in the championship. In 1972 the 5 litre Group 5 Sports Cars were banned and the 3 litre cars of Alfa Romeo, Ferrari and Matra, redesignated as Group 5 Sports Cars, competed together for outright victories."
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23 minutes ago, Bricksonwheels said:

Throw in more detail, scale modeling is all about that. Like the old racers though!

Thank you for the tip! The original one is pretty "simple" also...I will put some decals in the fisical model obviously.

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It comes close, well done! I have to agree with @Bricksonwheels that you could more detail. Not necessarily a detail related idea but if I'm correct the circle on the "hood" is off centre. Yours doesn't seem to have this but you could give it a try. With that you could try to add the "air intake" too. How about the front part being Orange? That will also add much... :thumbup:

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On 2017-5-4 at 4:40 PM, 2LegoOrNot2Lego... said:

It comes close, well done! I have to agree with @Bricksonwheels that you could more detail. Not necessarily a detail related idea but if I'm correct the circle on the "hood" is off centre. Yours doesn't seem to have this but you could give it a try. With that you could try to add the "air intake" too. How about the front part being Orange? That will also add much... :thumbup:

Thank you for the tips! I will try to do something for the air intakes. In fact, there are some different versions, with orange, white, green and yellow. I chose the white one because for me it is the more representative. =)

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Pretty good job. As the real one has a pretty simple shape, it would be difficult to add more details. Perhaps in the engine bay, but all is question of balance between accuracy and structural strength.Have you checked if the front wheel can turn freely in the wheel arches? The "ready to use" technic parts (arms, wheel hubs) give a lot of offset to the wheel (too much to my taste) that's why i use my own set up.

 

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