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Porsche campaign anyone?
Ray_from_SA
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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 01:34 AM UTC

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Ray,
Welcome to the GB.

I was so impressed with the BeeWax 935K2 over the Tamiya version that I just not 10 min ago ordered the kit for a build later this year. I'm looking forward to following your build.

Joel



Hey Joel, unfortunately I've not been impressed with the Beemax kit. Truthfully, I expected more from a new release in both terms of detail, accuracy and mold quality.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 11:50 PM UTC
A bit more detail work on my build tonight, put some "Burnt Metal" and an oil wash on the exhaust assembly and did some hand painting on the lines on the underside.




Next step is assembling the engine and fitting this and the suspension/steering parts to the underside.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 10:20 PM UTC
Michael, thanks for loading those images up, you did a great job on that build. Thanks for the feedback as well, much appreciated.

Cheers, D
Cosimodo
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 09:22 PM UTC
Distracted for a while and so much progress made on the Porsche front.
Gabriel, your Dr Porsche inspired, carbon fibre wrapped beetle looks fantastic. A bling machine for the ages
And nice ribbon work for the campaign.
Damian, that's bright red. Nice work on the engine! Interesting that Tamiya for mine just gave a single moulded floor pan with half engine and Monogram gives you the works.
And Ray, welcome to Team Vaillant! Nice to see next year's model getting a run.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 06:47 PM UTC

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Beautiful build first across the line for this Group Build. You've set a great standard for the rest of us to aim at Joel, well done mate.

Cheers, D



I must qualify that statement, you are currently sharing honours with Michael (Cosimodo) as he was first to complete his build, but hasn't loaded images to the GALLERY just yet. I have sent him a PM reminder.

Cheers, D



That's done now.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 03:00 PM UTC

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As Mister Miyagi famously said, "Mask on, mask off!"
Well, I think I remember him saying that



You have achieved the black belt in masking with three dans for sure.
The bottom pan looks nice and very neat. Well done!

Gabriel
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 08:43 AM UTC
D,
I'm really impressed with how the engine and transmission came out. I'd never have thought that anything we shoot would stick to chromed plastic parts. But you've done the next to impossible.

The wash really makes the engine/Trans assembly look like it should for a daily driver. No need for any Dullcoat from what I can see.

The bottom of the pan really came out looking exceptionally nice. Got to hand it to Mr. Miyagi as his method certainly worked its magic.


Joel
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 02:40 AM UTC
As Mister Miyagi famously said, "Mask on, mask off!"
Well, I think I remember him saying that



Cheers, D
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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019 - 11:41 PM UTC
I managed a couple of hours today to clean up some parts, prime and paint. I thought that since I am going outside my comfort zone doing a late model sports car, I might as well continue the journey and use some bling paint. I found an unopened spray can of Mr Hobby Metallic Red (#75), decanted some of it, degassed it, thinned it with MLT and had a go at airbrushing it on the underside. I like the colour, the metallic flakes look a bit golden (probably due to the red tint), and it airbrushed ok, so I will carry on and use it for the top colour.



I'm going to mask and spray the underbody panels black, that's why they didn't get the whole bling treatment!

Cheers, D
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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019 - 01:42 PM UTC

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It looks the enamels and lacquers stick good on the bare chrome plating - no need for stripping, especially for engine / interior parts.


Indeed. I tested it on some chrome sprue before I hit the engine assembly. It dried nicely and quite hard to scrape off.


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Looking much better, that's for sure. I'm not sure you need any dullcote right now - I'm curious how's gonna look after that.


Many thanks, I'm happy with the look as well. I was thinking about Dullcote only to provide a solid surface to fix the other assembly parts to the main assembly. I'm concerned about how much it will dull it down as well, so I might leave it as is and just clean up the fixing points before I place the other parts.

Cheers, D
Szmann
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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019 - 01:16 PM UTC
Hi, D.!

It looks the enamels and lacquers stick good on the bare chrome plating - no need for stripping, especially for engine / interior parts.

Looking much better, that's for sure. I'm not sure you need any dullcote right now - I'm curious how's gonna look after that.

Good start on the Porsche!

Gabriel
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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019 - 01:05 PM UTC
Ray, great to see you get your kit on the bench, looking forward to following your progress.

So, the construction commences on my build. Some sub assemblies to get a feel for the plastic and the fit of the parts. All good so far.


I was pondering the next step on the engine as I didn't want to go straight to the Dullcote, it makes the pin washes more of a filter with large tide marks. You know when you wander through the LHS and pick something up with the thought that it would no doubt come in handy one day? Well, this was one of those moments.
Kit chrome -


AK Xtreme Metal Matte Aluminium, directly onto the kit chrome -


Black enamel pin wash -


And the opposite side of the engine -




And the front end -


A few hours to cure and then some Dullcote to lock it in, and I'm happy

Cheers, D
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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019 - 08:52 AM UTC
Ray,
Welcome to the GB.

I was so impressed with the BeeWax 935K2 over the Tamiya version that I just not 10 min ago ordered the kit for a build later this year. I'm looking forward to following your build.

Joel
Szmann
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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019 - 06:36 AM UTC

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Going to try to use the incentive of a campaign build to break my slump and get one moving across the workbench, I will be joining in with the BeeMax Porsche 935K2.

Taking a little diversion from the norm and building the green car, I managed to get my hands on a can of the Tamiya Cobalt Green they released for their 934 kit.
Here's hoping being accountable to complete this one will get me headed for the finish line.



Very nice entry indeed, Ray!
I guess the second colour scheme is Vaillant green?

Waiting with interest the updates.
Gabriel
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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019 - 06:33 AM UTC
D., great to see you here too. Looking with interest to your updates.
Yes, a dull coat probably will give an aluminum look, closer to reality. There is no chrome on European engines. period.

Gabriel
Ray_from_SA
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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019 - 05:40 AM UTC
Going to try to use the incentive of a campaign build to break my slump and get one moving across the workbench, I will be joining in with the BeeMax Porsche 935K2.

Taking a little diversion from the norm and building the green car, I managed to get my hands on a can of the Tamiya Cobalt Green they released for their 934 kit.



Here's hoping being accountable to complete this one will get me headed for the finish line.
Joel_W
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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019 - 02:07 AM UTC
D,
Welcome to the Porsche GB.

While I'm no Porsche expert by any stretch of the imagination, I've seen enough Porsche 911 6 cyl. engines to be 100% quite sure that not a single part was chromed. The Block, Heads, intake manifold etc., were all cast Alloy, and nothing was painted but left in the raw state from the factory.

As your plan states, I concur to strip all that heavy handed chrome plate off, glue up the block and parts as need be, then Air brush with the Metallizer of your choice. The color should be Regular old Aluminum with a good black wash after sealing.

Joel
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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019 - 01:26 AM UTC
And before you can say "There's no ice for my bourbon!" the bench is a mess of cutting, sanding, gluing and clamping!



I made an executive decision. The chrome engine parts are actually quite dull and rough-cast compared to other chrome parts, so I am going to glue them up and pin-wash and Dullcote them and see how they look. They will be mostly buried under shrouds and other equipment.

Cheers, D

Cheers, D
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Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 11:09 PM UTC
First things first, what's in this box of goodies?




Question to those more knowledgeable than I, are the chrome engine parts supposed to be chrome, or polished aluminium? Looking at some online images, methinks they be headed for a dip in the oven cleaner.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 10:28 PM UTC

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Beautiful build first across the line for this Group Build. You've set a great standard for the rest of us to aim at Joel, well done mate.

Cheers, D



I must qualify that statement, you are currently sharing honours with Michael (Cosimodo) as he was first to complete his build, but hasn't loaded images to the GALLERY just yet. I have sent him a PM reminder.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 10:24 PM UTC

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Great idea, lots of subject matter available. I don't have any in the stash, but who knows what might happen over the next 6 months ??



That was back in June 2018, and quite prophetic wasn't it?
As I said in the "postman" thread, what kind of a Site Administrator and Group Build Leader would I be if I didn't participate? I patiently waited until something turned up in my regular Facebook BSS browsing, and here we are -


So, time to do some research as what I know about Porsche could be written in crayon on the back of a postage stamp

Let's do what we can to get this Group Build running a bit harder, some high-octane juice perhaps, or just a straight up Nitrous injection?

Cheers, D
Joel_W
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Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 02:54 AM UTC

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Beautiful build first across the line for this Group Build. You've set a great standard for the rest of us to aim at Joel, well done mate.

Cheers, D



D,
Much appreciated. I even posted my mandatory two pictures in the campaign gallery.
Joel
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Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 10:38 PM UTC
Beautiful build first across the line for this Group Build. You've set a great standard for the rest of us to aim at Joel, well done mate.

Cheers, D
Joel_W
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Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 07:37 AM UTC
Well guys, I've made my final update post in my build blog in the car forum, as the Porsche 956 has finally crossed the finish line.

I invite all of you when you have a chance to view the full set up pictures located here:

https://automodeler.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=273296&ord=&page=6

And here's a few pictures to give you an idea of what the finished build looks like.

Joel



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Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2019 - 09:35 AM UTC
Sorry guys, but I forgot to let you know that I posted a new update over the weekend on the Porsche 956. Well, I've got another one that I'm posting in a few. Here's a sample to wet your appetite.
The updates are in my build thread in the car forum.

Joel