Atlantis: Alfa Romeo & Lago Talbot 2 pack

12-06-2013, 06:54 AM
I'm always looking for something different to build and ran across these in a magazine. I know they are a remake of the Merit kits form the 50's. Has anyone built them or know of the quality? I'm afraid that their 50's molding heritage may be too "frustrating" for my current building frame of mind. However, if they were of a high quality current molding, I may try them.

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12-06-2013, 09:02 AM
Hi, did the Alfetta recently, is the 158 model.
Yes the body requires a lot of work. It is top and bottom shells which have to be joined and filled before anything else, so you need to do cockpit and internal painting first.
You have to make the rear 'axle' in 2 halves to fit later, the flat mount is too big to go through the body hole.
Hope that makes sense?
Not a bad static, turned fins on the drums, bit of weathering on the vents, soda can exhaust, red leather seat, looks ok. nose and bonnet come off.
Plastic disc for wheel spokes!!! I left the wheels as aluminium. 10 kit justify after market wires?

Good Luck.

12-06-2013, 09:30 AM
You can get the same kits from Czech company SMER.
I also built the Alfa - it's not High-Tech but doesn't make big problems either. For the wheels I got a set of cheap Fujimi rims with the correct diameter and used parts of them for the spokes. Only problems were the Decals, that were too yellowed.

12-06-2013, 06:32 PM
Thanks for the answers! It definitely gives me something to think about.


12-07-2013, 10:30 PM
I bought this duo about a month ago. Didn't build them yet but I have seen some very good and detailed builds of those old Merit kits.

Here are two links for builds I am planning to use as reference when time comes for me to build them, at least the Talbot ones

I hope it helps you.


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