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PostSubject: Porsche 911 GT1   Sun 28 Jul 2013, 10:57 am

Hello folks. This is being built for a 50 years of Porsche 911 Group Build elsewhere and it's Tamiya's Porsche 911 GT1. This kit depicts either of the two cars that raced at the 1996 24 hours of Le Mans, my choice will be made later on. As far as the kit itself goes, it's standard issue Tamiya quality all around, including the slightly confusing instructions. For this build I shall be trying aftermarket decals for the first time (of sort) by using the Scale Motorsports carbon fibre decal sheets. The kit looks nicely detailed and well moulded and should be an exercise in decalling if nothing else. Here's a handful of shots of what's included in the box. This kit comes with decals for the tires, which may prove tricky, but thankfully, also has masking film for the windows. I'm apprehensive about the white body colour, but white always makes me nervous, any imperfections are far easier to see. . For now though, I'll leave you with these: I have made progress, but I'm not overly sure where the photos are...







More will be posted as soon as I find the photos and work out a more efficient way of uploading them.
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PostSubject: Re: Porsche 911 GT1   Sun 28 Jul 2013, 12:00 pm

UPDATE: I have found the pictures and found a host for them.

After being out of the rhythm of building models for a few weeks, I decided I needed to dive head first into this build, so needed a good few hours at the bench. this meant taking on the carbon fibre decals.

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The door panels. These have been completed since this photo was taken, but I haven't taken a completed photo.



The undercarriage. With the help of all the Micro Sol in the Midlands, I managed to get the decals supple enough to get the bolt and rivet heads visible.



The vortex generator. This was a real PITA. It took about an hour and consists of five separate pieces. Definitely worth it in the end though.



With this build, I haven't really been following any real sequence, doing odds and sods wherever I fancy at the time. Naturally, this led me to want to complete the seat, but there was a problem.
The seat has this recessed panel on the left hand side of the driver's head, but on the 1:1, this space is empty. This was not a problem with the aid of a pin vice, blade and files...

The kit seat..


The cut seat...


Yesterday, I got a reasonable chunk of time at the bench and decided on a radical new approach; following the instructions.
With this in mind, I build up most of the engine. There's a fair bit still to do, but work continues...

This is the kit engine block. As you can see in the back right hand corner, the tube is represented as a vane. This is inevitable given the production process that is involved in making the sprues, as with the imperfection on the seat. However, applying the same method, recreating the actual tube was not hard, even if it is barely visible now (and will be completely invisible after fitting the intercooler).







Next up, the chrome. The sprue attachment points were pretty poor on this kit, so I elected to simply cut almost everything off and refinish in Alclad. More on that as it happens.
That brings you up to date so far. I've discovered that I have a Photobucket account, so posting pictures is far less labour intensive. Work continues, so more to follow soon. Thanks for looking.
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PostSubject: Re: Porsche 911 GT1   Sun 28 Jul 2013, 4:59 pm

Great start. Well written. That engine looks just right.
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PostSubject: Re: Porsche 911 GT1   Sun 28 Jul 2013, 5:36 pm

It's looking good Dan. Nice job opening up the seat.

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PostSubject: Re: Porsche 911 GT1   Mon 29 Jul 2013, 2:37 am

I've seen somewhere on one of these sites (this one?) a build of this kit. More detailed and correct than Revell ones sold cheaper here in the U.S. That one had alternate choice of decals, with a black body. The work looks good so far. Only maybe a thinned dark paint wash on the engine to bring out details and make it seem a bit used would take the "too clean" look away. Take your time on a great kit and good luck with the paint!
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PostSubject: Re: Porsche 911 GT1   Mon 29 Jul 2013, 3:02 am

Looks great.
Beautiful car !
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PostSubject: Re: Porsche 911 GT1   Wed 31 Jul 2013, 1:35 am

Excellent start on this Porsche. Engine looks great and the seats will be much better that way.
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PostSubject: Re: Porsche 911 GT1   Wed 31 Jul 2013, 2:44 pm

Beautiful model, if I remember correctly, a member on the club I belong, said that he had to paint the decals in come corners, so they match better.
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PostSubject: Re: Porsche 911 GT1   Thu 22 Aug 2013, 11:40 am

Thanks for the kind words, everyone. I've been away from the computer recently as a result of house sitting for various people, but I have managed to drag the Porsche with me and get plenty of work done on it. The engine is essentially finished, the front suspension is done and the interior is coming together. The next issue to address is the seatbelts and the paint for the body. I'm in two minds as to which course of action to take with the belts; on the one hand, I'd like to try the decals on fabric, but on the other hand, I would like to try some aftermarket parts and see where that gets me. Either way, I'll need to decide on a paint for the body, which as it is white, I'm dreading. Anyway, pictorial updates will follow soon, when I get a chance. Thanks for bearing with me and apologies for the delays in posting.
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PostSubject: Re: Porsche 911 GT1   Sat 31 Aug 2013, 1:38 pm

Okay, it's been a fair while, but it's time for an update. I've not found a lot of time for work on the Porsche recently, but nevertheless, I have made some progress.
The engine is finished and installed in the chassis, along with the carbon fibre firewall and work has begun on the interior. Furthermore, the front suspension and brakes are done and installed. I'm hoping to get into Halfords on Monday to pick up a can of paint for the body, but we'll have to wait and see how that pans out.

What's more, I've even jumped on the ever increasing bandwagon of using videos to present updates on builds. I'm not especially happy with this one, my voice sounds too high pitched and nasally and I did waffle on for quite a while. But, after it took four hours to upload it to YouTube, I feel somewhat obliged to include it. Hopefully for the next update, I shall fix the sound issues and try to keep it a little shorter. Thanks for looking and apologies for how slowly everything is happening.



The engine







The dashboard. Touching up required.



The interior as it currently sits.



Front suspension



Seat back, decals in need of edges trimming



Door panels, one last clear coat required

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PostSubject: Re: Porsche 911 GT1   Sat 31 Aug 2013, 4:01 pm

Looks great!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Porsche 911 GT1   Sat 31 Aug 2013, 4:53 pm

That powertrain is stunning. Looking good.
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PostSubject: Re: Porsche 911 GT1   Tue 03 Sep 2013, 10:17 am

Thank you, Briz and Buck.

Right, more progress to be reported. Recently, I got the carbon on the door cards tidied up, a final clear coat done and the door bars glued on. After that it was a simple case of attaching them in place with the horizontal bar between. The dashboard is nearing completion, so that will go in soon as well. I have decided that the best course of action with the seat belts would be placing the decals on strips of masking tape. This will provide more support and better adhesion than strips of fabric, as well as being more flexible and realistic than strips of styrene. Given that I have the day off today, I should have the interior finished up by this evening. For now though, pictures of the interior.





Next up as well is the body. I spent a reasonable portion of time yesterday attacking the seam lines and also finally managed to purchase some Nissan White from Halfords, so I'm making progress on the body as well.






More to come later today, hopefully, thanks for looking.
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PostSubject: Re: Porsche 911 GT1   Tue 03 Sep 2013, 10:29 am

It's coming on great John, the CF work looks spot on!!

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PostSubject: Re: Porsche 911 GT1   Tue 03 Sep 2013, 10:37 am

Thanks, Al. But, who's John?  
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PostSubject: Re: Porsche 911 GT1   Tue 03 Sep 2013, 11:08 am

Beautiful.
Detailing is great! I had to scroll back to the box foto to double check that you were, indeed, in 1/24 scale.
Nice work.
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PostSubject: Re: Porsche 911 GT1   Tue 03 Sep 2013, 5:10 pm

Stunning work. The detail is very nice.
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PostSubject: Re: Porsche 911 GT1   Wed 04 Sep 2013, 11:47 am

Thank you very much, Clay and Buck.

Tribulations and success in equal measure over the past day or so.
I cut the decals for the seat belts out yesterday, with a view to gauging my options; big mistake. As soon as I had finished cutting the decals out, I picked them up to inspect them, following which, the right hand strap promptly shattered into a thousand tiny fragments. By this stage I had taken my fill of the headache caused by the belts and with this in mind, I hurled them asunder and considered my options. A brief look online put a torpedo through the hull of R.M.S. Aftermarket Belts; upwards of £10, I think not.

Nevertheless, I soldiered on and decided to scratch build my own belts in the same vein, using 0.25mm sheet styrene for buckles and masking tape for the fabric (not my first choice but there was no insulating tape to be found). An hour later, after many failed attempts, I had something vaguely recognizable as a shoulder strap. So, one down, four to go.

My first belt, painted, less the padding.


First strap sitting next to the second attempt.


Laid in the seat

It took me almost a day to make them all, but finally here I am: There's work needed on the padding of the shoulder straps, as I want to see if I can find some lettering on spare decals to write "Sabelt" on each yellow strip.



I'm fairly proud of the belts. I know they're hardly show stoppers or terribly realistic, but I prefer them to the decals, even if they did take a while.
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PostSubject: Re: Porsche 911 GT1   Wed 04 Sep 2013, 12:16 pm

Nice work on the belts !!
They look great!
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PostSubject: Re: Porsche 911 GT1   Wed 04 Sep 2013, 1:01 pm

People need to know how carefully they are made, and on small scales it IS a really time consuming and often frustrating process. We bow to your skills. Wow!
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PostSubject: Re: Porsche 911 GT1   Wed 04 Sep 2013, 4:13 pm

Nice seatbelts!
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PostSubject: Re: Porsche 911 GT1   Wed 04 Sep 2013, 4:52 pm

Good job. The belts look nice.
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PostSubject: Re: Porsche 911 GT1   Wed 04 Sep 2013, 5:19 pm

making your own seatbelt hardware is tough but you seemed to have pulled it off Dan!

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PostSubject: Re: Porsche 911 GT1   Wed 04 Sep 2013, 9:45 pm

Very nice work Dan.001 
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PostSubject: Re: Porsche 911 GT1   Thu 05 Sep 2013, 9:57 am

Thank you all for your kind words, more is to come soon.
For now though, the second YouTube video update and a short tutorial explaining how I remove seam lines from tyres.





Thanks for watching, more soon.
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