Model: (Click to see more) 58570: Lancia Delta Integrale
Status: New built
Date: 19-Jun-2022
Comments: 7
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This is my first on road car. I bought it on a whim last December while visiting my family in Italy, though I've had my eyes on the kit for a while.
It was going to be a Christmas build, and my intention was to complete it in time to be able to run it in the Alps, in the exact same locations where I would watch the real 1:1 Deltas blasting through when I was a kid.
The car's steroid-shaped silhouette, the timeless Martini livery and the iconic Lancia front grid are etched upon my memory since those early days, when I would dream of driving and maybe even owning one of those someday as a grown up... ahah.
While so far I couldn't make that dream come true, I was able to at least finish the car in time for a few Alpine runs before heading back overseas.
It was quite an ambitious project, as I didn't take into account all the time spent with friends and family, which of course had the priority over the build, but most of all I underestimated how lengthy it was going to be to figure out all those stickers! That sure was a challenge, but I thoroughly enjoyed every part of it.
Even without the driver cockpit and with the body posts still to be trimmed, I was able to make the best out of my Lancia-in-the-Alps short driving experience. A real treat visually even with the car not fully finished, and a lot of fun to drive. The chassis, by the way, is stock exept for the usual: mini CVAs, ball bearings and ceramic grease throughout. Haven't driven it that much yet, but so far so good! Nice drifting attitude, too.

Next thing, I had to put the car in the suitcase to bring it back with me. Part of me wanted to leave it 'where it belonged' as it somehow made sense, but the rest of me knew better :) no way I wasn't going to leave a new built model behind...
Fortunately it arrived in immaculate conditions,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 so I kept working on more details in the following months. I added panel lines, grids/vents lines, sorted out the missing Michelin decals, added rear tow ring, front and rear windshield wipers and sprinklers, and of course the drivers.
About that, a big shout-out to the TC member Victorious Secrets for the inspiration: one look at his works showed me the incredible level of detail that it is possible to achieve with those cockpit sets. His skills are out of the ordinary, and while having my first crack at one of these I went back several times to his Lancia drivers, to learn and admire in awe. My result is not comparable to his work, but I'm still very happy with it and I know I wouldn't have pushed this far hadn't I seen his sets first, so thank you Victorious!

As of now, the car is still missing a few details like mud flaps, exhaust, antenna and roll cage, but I'm calling it done for the moment. I want to run it and enjoy it, so will take care of those parts sometime in the future when I feel like it.

Here are the pictures, including some action shots from those precious runs in the Alps.
Hope you enjoy, thanks for looking!

Ferruz

2 The perfect rally machine 1 Timeless 1 Lancia knew a thing or two about racing... 1 ...in fact it is by now part of the sports DNA. 1 Nice B side 1 One of my all time favourites 1 So much detail can be fit into these cars! 1 Here's my Martini, I just need the olive ;) 1 One day they will build their own! 1 Pretty in the woods 1 Some intense looks those guys 1 The cockpit 1 Added a home-brewed fire extinguisher 1 Right at home in the Alps 2 Childhood memories in 1:10 scale 1 Waiting for the red carpet! 2 Right on! 1 Drift sweet drift... 1 And off we go 2

Comments

MAD-BEE

19-Jun-2022

Excellent pics and details outstanding job mate! fully agree l have not really got any desire to get into on road/rallycars but will say this! This is the way to kick it off! Fantastic Rally Legend excellently executed!

GeeWings

20-Jun-2022

I've commented a few times on the forum but this is a beautiful build and all the better for the backstory and the locations you shot from. Absolutely love it, great work.

ModifiedMan

21-Jun-2022

Came out lovely and great paint work on the drivers.

Ferruz

22-Jun-2022

Thanks for the kind words, chaps!

berman

23-Jun-2022

Those snow shots are awesome! Loved the story too!

Jorisschulte

26-Jun-2022

It's perfect!!!!
Compliments

How did you do the panell lines? Microtape?

Ferruz

26-Jun-2022

@Jorisschulte thank you!

I did the panel lines by hand with some of those technical extra fine point pens. Requires patience, time, a stedy hand and also a bit of crazyness, if you ask me. Came to a good result but man, the frustration, and sometimes so so many tries before getting it right...a couple times I almost threw the body shell across the room because of how mad I got... now I get to say I did it by hand at least, ahahah.

For the next one I'll try out the microtape for sure, I'm actually quite curious to find out which method is less frustrating!


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