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Revell 1/16 porsche 356 C Cabriolet Options
kpnuts
#1 Posted : 28 December 2019 22:38:52

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Hi all I got this from my missus for Christmas.



I must say for a revell kit I'm very disappointed, it's the worst kit I've had in ages, look at the deformation of the windscreen surround for starters.



I've never seen a kit with so many sink mark's or crackling of the surface of the plastic.






And this is the first part I've looked at some of the sink marks are in very awkward places.

Not a very encouraging start.
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#2 Posted : 28 December 2019 23:30:25

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Hi Ken,

From your description it sounded like they may have used an older kit in a rebox but no it first came out in 2018 as Porsche 356 B Coupe.

Be interested to see how you get on with this one.

Tony
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#3 Posted : 12 January 2020 20:35:48

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Hi all I've sorted the sink marks and the windscreen surround (it's still a bit warped but when the windscreen is added it trues up nicely







Did some work on the engine, the rocker cover springs are moulded as just a plastic tab so I cut it off and made them, lots more detailing to do.





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#5 Posted : 13 January 2020 22:46:01

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Good to see you have managed to pull this one back into shape Ken.

Hope it continues well.

Tony
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#6 Posted : 14 January 2020 09:08:40

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That screen frame does look bad. Hopefully you'll get it all looking great - as usual Ken. BigGrin
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#7 Posted : 17 January 2020 22:04:10

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Hi all well i wanted to add the throttle linkages and cold starting system but comparing the engine at work with this one, I got to thinking it's nothing like the real thing so I took it into work and asked our engineers and none of them have seen tinware on a 356 Porsche like the one depicted in this kit (baring in mind they only restore classic porsche here) so I cut all the excess tinware off. Here is what's in the kit.



Heres a pic of the engine out of the 356 C Cabriolet 





So after I cut off the excess tinware I ended up with this




I also wanted to add the low and high tension leads to the coil but when i tried there was no room under it to add them so I thought I will just move it up but then i thought it may have knock on problems later on so I measured it and it should be 8.75 mm the kit supplied one is 10.5mm so it's too long, after the last few revell kits (which I raved about how good they were I'm very disappointed in this one) I also added the leads from the dynamo.




Loads more details could be added to this kit (I dont havevthe skills so I wont be) the 2 stumps either side of the engine with the 2 holes in the top are supposed to be the inlet manifolds and carbs (I may try to make some rudimentary ones but since when in the car they wont be seen at all who knows.
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#8 Posted : 19 January 2020 18:55:30

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Hi all well I've added the throttle linkages the fuel lines and the cold start valve (I know none of this will be visible when the body is on but hey keeps me out of the pubs and away from those loose women)

Loads more needs correcting, I hope this is not a sign of things to come from revell, this kit was only released in 2018 I've really enjoyed the previous revell kits I've built, I even sang their praises not so with this kit though.













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#9 Posted : 19 January 2020 19:04:15

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You're really working wonders on this Ken, considering the kit really isn't 'Tamiya' quality.
I have no doubts the end result will be another masterpiece.
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Thanks Roy, coming from a supreme master I consider that a real compliment.
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Nice details you adding to this Ken.

Hope you do not have any other issues with this one and can get to end easier that how you had to start with some of those parts.

Tony
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#12 Posted : 24 January 2020 22:06:25

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Hi all well I've decided on the colour, black does look great.

Guess what I've discovered the body is warped sideways as well 




One step forward 2 back.

The instructions would have you paint the carpet black, I was going to go by this website http://derwhites356literature.com/Porsche356Colors.html

For colour combos but as you can see they say black had carpets of green or red

Well here are some pics of the actual car we have in the workshop.





So that's what I'm going for







The carpet has a ribbed effect which I will try to duplicate with dry brushing some darker grey over this.
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#13 Posted : 25 January 2020 10:14:05

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You're doing really well to struggle on with this one Ken. It's great to see you sorting out the horrors of the kit.

Roy.
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#14 Posted : 26 January 2020 20:12:35

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Hi all next update and we have some colour, first coat of many.






A little explanation before I mention what happened next I built a shed in the garden for spraying my models as the misses refused to allow painting in the new house (that's fine I can understand that) unfortunately we have a hot tub which we need to take down in the winter so with the new house theres no room to store it so where is it stored, you guessed it, in the shed so now guess what, yep I cant spray in the shed as swmbo says she doesn't want spray dust all over the hot tub.

Spraying outside the shed door got the body sprayed started spraying the other panels and it started to rain, by the time I got it all in the shed all the other panels had at least one rain drop on them. They all have to be sanded down and done again.
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Did some work on the leather seats (used a bit of artistic licence, the seats the cars that I see tend to be immaculate since they have been lovingly restored) but I'm thinking this has been lovingly owned from new so the leather has some ware) ( you have to give me some Lee way as I tend to like to weather things hard)








I do find it really hard making things new and pristine when my natural bent is to add weathering but I think this is a realistic depiction of looked after 50 yr old leather.
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Hi all got some of the interior done, really pleased with the dashboard. 








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More work done on the Porsche, sticking some of the chrome bits on (hope I can straighten the bodywork out! I think I can) quite pleased with paintwork has a nice shine to it.






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Right well this is now going to be buried in the deepest part of my stash, I am more than a little peed off

After heroic efforts to sort the warped body (you may think this clamp is over kill but I assure you its not)



Great all looked to be ok then I moved to sort the front out you cant get the the wheel arches under the wings (wont go high enough)



And look how high the bonnet is



That fitted perfectly till I started pushing the body up to get the wheel arches under the wings (imagine how high it would be if I managed to get the wheel arches under the wings) of course now (due to the use of the clamp the body is really stuck in the middel) how this hasn't been hurled across the room I dont know. More than a little peed off.


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Ken

A real shame but credit to you for giving it a good go.

Was very impressed with you leather seat effect that looked really good.

Its interesting when you look st revell conversations because on some of the sites i visit they draw a big distinction between revell usa and revell germany - almost treating them as two distinct companies.

Revell germany usually gets praise biut if your kit was revell germany it makes you wonder.

Hope you next project does not have so many upsets.

Tony
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#20 Posted : 09 February 2020 10:10:02

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That’s a shame Ken, I had a similar problem with my Airfix TR4a. I had to realign the bonnet because the bottom and top halves were such a bad fit. Hopefully it can be sorted and not by it flying across the room, however tempting it is.Crying

Mark
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