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Speed Racer 65
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PostSubject: 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder   Thu 28 Dec 2017, 4:24 am

This is a Jimmy Flintstone resin body. It came with a chassis plate with seats molded in and a back header. I had to scratch build the rear grills and the front grill, front bulkhead and then used a Testers/Fujimi 356 B/C kit for doner parts and the parts box(es) for the rest.

I used pe seatbelt buckles.

I built a paint booth in my garage using an old bathroom vent fan to create up draft. I used an florescent light for lighting. Its a lot better than a box sitting on a a trash can...



Its finished already. Dupli-Color silver and red for stripes. Custom mixed bottle paints for the rest.

















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PostSubject: Re: 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder   Fri 29 Dec 2017, 11:21 pm

Silk purse out of a Sow's ear Mitch, very nice.
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PostSubject: Re: 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder   Sat 30 Dec 2017, 4:32 pm

Exactly! Silk purse was my thought after seeing the fotos!
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PostSubject: Re: 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder   Sat 30 Dec 2017, 6:25 pm

Nice scratch work Mitch.

What size tubing did you use for the grille?

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PostSubject: Re: 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder   Sun 31 Dec 2017, 2:08 am

2whl wrote:
Nice scratch work Mitch.

What size tubing did you use for the grille?

I used 0.5 mm or (0.20 in) I made the left one first and it turned out way better than the second one.
I wish there was a PE kit for the grills but oh well. I know the grills are probably the worst part of my build but I couldn't think of a better option. I have to keep trying stuff like that though to improve my scratching skill set.

I hope you and Mike both build yours real soon.
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PostSubject: Re: 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder   Mon 01 Jan 2018, 10:51 pm

Excellent 'bashing' and modifications! A beautiful build!
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