2394 S. Willowbrook Lane #19
Anaheim, California 92802 U.S.A.
Modeling the Icons of
1927 Fiat 806
By Christian Franke
It's a Protar 1927 FIAT 806 1500CC
The old and rare Protar kit has a few metal parts. The complete
chassis and the body parts are made of metal. I drilled all the
rivets out of the body parts and replace it with real rivets. What a
work! I must used about 30 drill bits! The inside of the cockpit on
the bottom, was made with real wood and some detail parts like
screws and rivets. All screws and rivets from the chassis are
replaced with real ones. I added a lot of cables in the engine room.
Also some detail screws on the outside. The seat was put in some
real leather from MFH. The color is an semi-gloss look like the real
old-ones had at that time. I choose an old and dirty looking, red
like the Italian cars had at that time.
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