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

Hope it continues well.

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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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