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Porsche campaign anyone?
AussieReg
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Posted: Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 03:47 PM UTC
Great to see another build hitting the bench here Pasi, looking forward to following your build here!

Cheers, D
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Posted: Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 04:15 AM UTC
Pasi,
I'll be following your build for sure. I love 962Cs no matter what tail configuration you're building.

The Tamiya curbside kits are a better kit/value then the Hasegawa kits from the few I've seen to date.

As for the kit decals, I've yet to have any issues with Cartograf decals.

Joel
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Posted: Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 03:53 AM UTC
Restarting with this:



The decals of 911 GT1 disintegrated when I tried to apply them. I think I've seen similar hard and brittle decals with some other 1990s Tamiyas. Not really a problem with planes, but cars are different matter with compound curves.

The 962C has decals by Cartograph, and hopefully they work better.
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Posted: Thursday, May 09, 2019 - 02:37 AM UTC

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all,
have just received my starting "kit" .
I'd forgotten how small these things are .
Guess it's time to break out the putty and create a body for the chassis. Just comparing the chassis dimensions with my proposed body it may be a case of deleting the pull back mechanism - we'll see. Should be an interesting little project for me as I've never really done any sculpting and/or panel scribing before.
I'll just need to apply the 7 P's before I start.



Hope everyone's panel and paint projects are progressing as planned .




As small as a #11 blade. Glad that you're doing the scratch building as it's going to take a pair of exceptionally good eyes, and that's surely not my eyes.

Joel
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Posted: Thursday, May 09, 2019 - 01:57 AM UTC
Cool concept Roger, like the little Mad Max version you posted in the Ford thread. Looking forward to progress here.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Wednesday, May 08, 2019 - 11:15 PM UTC
all,
have just received my starting "kit" .
I'd forgotten how small these things are .
Guess it's time to break out the putty and create a body for the chassis. Just comparing the chassis dimensions with my proposed body it may be a case of deleting the pull back mechanism - we'll see. Should be an interesting little project for me as I've never really done any sculpting and/or panel scribing before.
I'll just need to apply the 7 P's before I start.



Hope everyone's panel and paint projects are progressing as planned .
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Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 12:42 PM UTC
Great Porsche Damian. I like the fact you can show off the interior and engine, both of which were really well done.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 03:47 AM UTC

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I will make sure Gabriel gets his ribbon, he did a huge amount of work to get his build finished before he left on holiday, especially considering the commission build he also finished, the gold/CF Beetle, and the mishap with the molten Porsche. He deserves a medal for perseverance along with the ribbon for this Group Build!

Cheers, D




D,

Thanks so much. I'm sure he'll be thrilled.


That's one mighty impressive Porsche Cabriolet. Very well done my friend. And I'm equally impressed that you've crossed your finish line not once but twice so far this year.

Joel
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Posted: Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 02:25 AM UTC
I've finished my 911 Slant Nose, enjoyed this build a lot!











My second completed build for 2019, 2 more than I've finished for the last 5 years!

I've put a couple of images in the gallery, now back to my Bowties

Cheers, D
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Posted: Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 01:47 AM UTC
I will make sure Gabriel gets his ribbon, he did a huge amount of work to get his build finished before he left on holiday, especially considering the commission build he also finished, the gold/CF Beetle, and the mishap with the molten Porsche. He deserves a medal for perseverance along with the ribbon for this Group Build!

Cheers, D
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Posted: Friday, April 12, 2019 - 12:32 AM UTC
D,
Looking forward to your completion of 911 Slant Nose.

As for just 2 completed models in the campaign gallery, I believe that Gabriel just forgot to post the pictures of his custom painted 911 with CF accessories before he left on his really long European vacation. I'm pretty sure that his return date is Sept/Oct, so it's past the completion date for the GB. Is there any way that you can add two pictures of his finished Porsche in the gallery with his name? I can only post there under my account.

Joel
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Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 07:12 PM UTC
Now that my 51 Bel Air is off the bench, it's time to do some final assembly on the 911 Slant Nose. Not much to show yet, just fitted the windscreen and side glass in place and now leave it overnight to cure.

Anybody else still moving on their builds here? There are only 2 completed builds in the gallery at this stage, I'm sure we can drop a few more in.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Thursday, April 04, 2019 - 09:03 PM UTC
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some very nice builds going on/completed.
Hit a bit of a snag with my intended scratch build Porsche Diesel , a friend just pointed out that Revell has a Porsche Junior 108 @ 24th scale kit https://www.revell.de/en/products/easy-click-system/porsche-junior-108-easy-click.html?listtype=search&searchparam=porsche. Looks fairly 'basic' and in need of some detailing/refinement though.
So the dilemma is now do I get the gas-axe and grinder out to try and open the wallet, or choose another victim.
Have just been looking at some custom Choro-Q builds http://feng66510.pixnet.net/album/set/15949134
they look like fairly quick and fun relief from counting nuts and bolts .
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Posted: Monday, March 18, 2019 - 01:55 AM UTC

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Gabriel,
You sure do cover a lot of modeling territory.

I will miss your builds and of course you while you're summer long vacation.

Joel



Thanks, Joel!

Yes, the Fokker is a "leftover" from a campaign I never finished and the truck is a build review on request - that is the reason I never published progress pictures - the owner has the intellectual property over the WIP and don't want to be disclosed until the review is ready and published.

I'll be missing from my bench, but I'll be stalking you, no worries. They have better internet in Romania than in Caribbean

Damian, yes, the rear wheel alignment was a bugger and threw some raw dissappointment into my face
Fortunately the fix was easy and just a bad occurence made me miss the fault until after photo shooting. However, I re-did the 360 video and a few pics.
The Fokker has its own build blog on Aeroscale and the truck is going to be published as an YT "how to" build review for intermediate beginner.

Yes, I will compress and upload a few pics into the gallery, thank you for reminding me!

Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 04:36 PM UTC
Beautiful build Gabriel, very well done getting it finished so nicely in the time frame you have. Looking that the quarter-shots, the wheel alignment issue was not really visible, but once you look at the side shots it is very obvious. It is a good thing that the correction as relatively easy.

Please don't forget to put a couple of images in the Group Build Gallery .

An unusual pairing of WIP on your bench right now as well, I look forward to seeing how these 2 builds come out.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 10:26 AM UTC
Gabriel,
You sure do cover a lot of modeling territory.

I will miss your builds and of course you while you're summer long vacation.

Joel
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Posted: Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 04:30 AM UTC

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Great work Gabriel! The finish is fantastic though I am going to disagree with you on the number plate. I think the gaps leave it looking slightly unfinished. Just a thought.

Cheers
Michael



Thank you, Michael!

No worries, there she is again, with the cleavages covered and with the rear wheels stance corrected:







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Gabriel,
Now that's one sexy lady for sure. Don't you wish you could afford her in 1:1 scale?

So what's on your workbench now?

Joel



Thank you, Joel!
Haha! I need divine intervention for sure to can buy one of these. the wrecked up ones sell for half million and the last eight, made out from spare parts, were sold for undisclosed amounts to Middle East and Indonesian collectors.

On my bench right now one can see these:


The truck is stalled until a fresh supply of paint arrives.
The little Fokker was bounced up and down on the schedule - it seems that his turn has, finally, arrived.

And I think once I finish these builds I'm going to close my "shop" until I return from Europe.

Gabriel
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Posted: Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 03:29 AM UTC
Gabriel,
Now that's one sexy lady for sure. Don't you wish you could afford her in 1:1 scale?

So what's on your workbench now?

Joel
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Posted: Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 04:19 PM UTC
Great work Gabriel! The finish is fantastic though I am going to disagree with you on the number plate. I think the gaps leave it looking slightly unfinished. Just a thought.

Cheers
Michael
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Posted: Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 01:07 PM UTC
Richard, I'm glad to see you starting up and I have the full confidence you can match any of the finished or rolling builds. Waiting for your following updates!

Joel and Damian, thank you! with the hips she has...

OK, back to soberness:
Construction finished on schedule and the last bits added to the exterior. I decided not to add a number plate - just have it as stock as it gets:












You might have noted that the back wheels were a little too much in front, nearly touching the well. First I thought is a Tamiya mistake - I knew my wheels were correctly installed - then I have realized that this trapezoidal piece between the shield and the rear axle assembly had moved when I forced the bottom plate into the shell:


It never fall down and I would never had noticed the locator pins had slipped if it wasn't supposed to work as a spring as well and gave me the rear wheels alignment issue. Now fixed back ans all seems to be in order:


Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 10:25 AM UTC
Gabriel, your girl really knows how to play to the camera there mate, looking very nice indeed!

Richard, great to see your build hit the bench, certainly looking forward to following your progress.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 02:50 AM UTC

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Richard,
I'm quite sure that your build will be the equal to the best of the GB. Looking forward to your next update.

Joel



Thank's Joel!
I just looked at an European model car show on FB and builds on
this group build so far are up to show par!
https://www.facebook.com/SpotModelShop/photos/a.1345815675559962/1345815865559943/?type=3&theater&ifg=1

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Posted: Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 02:32 AM UTC
Richard,
I'm quite sure that your build will be the equal to the best of the GB. Looking forward to your next update.

Joel
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Posted: Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 02:06 AM UTC
Wow!
Great builds going on too a very high standard!

Here is my build so far:-



Parts cleaned up and some sub-assembly worked on.
De-chromed rims.

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Posted: Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 12:35 AM UTC
Gabriel,
She really knows how to put on a modeling show, as she's quite the professional by the looks of her.

Joel