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Gandale
#21 Posted : 10 April 2020 23:12:55

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Looks amazing, loving the extra detailing.....Drool Drool .. Very well done....

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Alan
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#22 Posted : 22 April 2020 22:54:02

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Thanks for all the kind words everyone, and thanks for the medal Derek! I can't wait to get my next one for finishing this beast.


I wanted the model to be a rolling chassis before putting the engine in, so I started building a little out of order. Here we have the work on the transmission. Everything was sanded, primed, and re-painted, and more mini hardware was added.

First, here are a couple of my references I used for ideas.












Here is the stock part








It's probably hard to tell in the photo, but I sanded the stock "bolt nubs" flat to accept the new studs and nuts. You can see I've started adding a few.










This drain plug took a lot of sanding to get flat.








Test fitting more stock parts. Starter motor in pieces in the background.






After painting and starting to add wash and weathering.






Adding some detail to the starter seemed like low hanging fruit, so I decided to clean it up a bit with putty before painting. Here you can see it's already puttied and painted, and I've drilled a few holes to accept wires and studs. The unused stock kit fuel injector lines came in handy for the little grey piece here. I used a string from a tea bag for the wrapped wire, painted black and eventually soaked in super glue. This turned out a little more frizzy than I would have ideally liked, but I'm happy enough to leave it. It'll hardly be visible, and there's no such thing as perfection underneath a real car (that actually gets driven, as any proper Porsche should ;) )







Building up the putty around the screw that mounts the starter took quite a few coats to build up.








I'm not 100% done with the rear suspension yet, but here you can see I've mounted the left side. I opted to paint the whole shock red in the rear, as opposed to just the top part like I did in the front. This all still needs wash and weathering.

I'm surprised how stiff the shocks are, but maybe required for the overall weight of the model.





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-Porsche 2.7 RS
-Jaguar E-Type
-Ford GT40


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-Ferrari F40
-Ferrari 250 GTO
RM1
#23 Posted : 23 April 2020 09:52:36

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Some great extra detail there. really nice work.
Malc.
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#24 Posted : 11 July 2020 18:32:53

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Thanks Malc.

Between moving to a new apartment in June, and craziness at work, I haven't made a ton of progress. But, trying to keep this thread going, so here's a short update. Still working on the underside. I've started sanding and priming a few interior bits, but nothing much to show. Hopefully month 8 arrives soon, as I'm excited to see the body. Though from reading other posts it sounds like that might be delayed.

I did get one wrong size rear tire, but CS was quick to get me a correct replacement.









Maybe went a little overboard on the rotor weathering, but we'll just pretend this Porsche doesn't get driven a lot...or maybe this rear caliper piston has been jammed and not engaging properlyLOL



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-Porsche 2.7 RS
-Jaguar E-Type
-Ford GT40


Currently Collecting
-Ferrari F40
-Ferrari 250 GTO
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#25 Posted : 02 August 2020 01:56:23

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Finally got the bottom half of the engine attached.

I didn't realize how exposed the bottom of the engine cradle would be, so it needed some touch up.







I ended up repainting the entire bottom half of the engine and adding a few details.




The area around the pulley was too empty for me, so I made up my own details, loosely based on reference photos I found.
















Weathering didn't come out exactly how I wanted, but I can live with it.






And my mini zip ties finally arrived. Looks great IMO, so I'll be adding more here and there.







Currently Building:
-Porsche 2.7 RS
-Jaguar E-Type
-Ford GT40


Currently Collecting
-Ferrari F40
-Ferrari 250 GTO
roymattblack
#26 Posted : 03 August 2020 16:33:35

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Some really great work going on here. This will be epic when it's finished.Love
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