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I always liked the Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA but couldn't find one.
When it was re-released I was one of the first to order it. It arrived 23 October 2003 and I'm really curious how long I'll be able to leave it in the box because I really think these nice Tamiya kits are made to be built...
30 October 2003: I decided to fix myself a planning I must complete before starting on this kit:
1. Complete my 58122 Blitzer Beetle project (finish the paint job + fix the decals)
2. Complete my 58295 Mini Cooper (fix decals + install ball bearings all around)
3. Finish the restoration of my 58060 Monster Beetle (finish the paint job + fix the decals)
4. Restore my 58043 Grasshopper (complete restoration to do)
5. Restore my 58016 Sand Scorcher (paint job to finish, fix the decals, change the wheels and tires, install the NIB speed control)
6. Restore my 58034 Super Champ (paint job to finish, fix the decals, change the wheels and tires and install some other NIB chassis parts, install the NIB speed control)
7. Built the 58056 Falcon from the NIB parts I've been searching and collecting
Lol, it will take me ages to complete this list so after all the Alfa will stay NIB for quit a while...
Update 9 november 2003: I finished the 58122 Blitzer Beetle so task 1 of my list is done, unfortunately I've won some auctions on eBay recently so there are some more projects coming up...
Update 28 december 2003: I finally finished my 58295 Mini Cooper. Despite the very little work I had to do on it it took me ages...
Update 24 march 2004: After getting a partially built 58137 Blitz Toyota Supra Gr.N I've finished it and completed it with the usual ball bearings.
Update 14 may 2004: The restoration of my 58060 Monster Beetle is finished. It has taken a long time but I'm very satisfied with the final result.