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PostSubject: Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars   Tue 6 Feb - 19:33

I didn't see a started thread so I hope its okay I started this one.

Here is my Build #24 first completion. I am probably going to finish up a stalled race car build next.

1955 Porsche Speedster 356A racer.
Revell kit with Fujimi/Testors wheels and tires, and headlights and rock guards. Scratch made exhaust and the rear wheel openings put back to OEM shape (the kit comes with them radiused). Engine wired and detailed up.














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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars   Wed 7 Feb - 0:26

Love that little stinger exhaust poking out the rear.

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars   Wed 7 Feb - 9:53

Datsun Gazelle Turbo Silhouette









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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars   Wed 7 Feb - 14:14

Both very nice gentlemen.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars   Sat 10 Feb - 17:19

Mitch, very nice looking set of Porsche ya have there.
Cole, real stunner, love those wheels.

I am calling this one done. 
I messed around today with panel line washes and some more race weathering. 

Edit: I deleted the previous pics. I simply needed to try and fix that messed up windshield. 

I spent a couple hours in total today polishing out windshield and doing more weathering. At least an hour just on polishing out the windshield with the following wet sand paper, 
400/600/1500/2000/2400/3200/4000/6000/8000/12000 then corn startch and some ultra sound gel mixed into a paste. 

I masked off the wiper sweep in the windshield. Then spent some more time with my Iwata HP-BH air brush and black wash. 









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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars   Wed 28 Feb - 15:15

ok kit but very fiddly at times......the mudguards took a couple of hours over 2 days to fit! still not happy but it is what it is







and one for scale


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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars   Thu 1 Mar - 11:24

A very nice classic, Paul. Glad you stuck with it.

BTW - what is the decal on the inside, left? I don't remember having that decal in my Heller kit.

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars   Thu 1 Mar - 13:09

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BTW - what is the decal on the inside, left?  I don't remember having that decal in my Heller kit.


no idea.....im assuming its something to do with the advance/retard gubbins?


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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars   Thu 1 Mar - 16:07

Nice work Paul, looks like a decent kit.

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars   Fri 2 Mar - 2:19

I love the subject matter, but this kit had many flaws. The highlights were the decals and engine. This really brings back memories of my youth in southern California. I grew up loving the smell of nitro methane at Lions Drag Strip and Orange County International Raceway.









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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars   Fri 2 Mar - 9:46

Great stuff Cole, nice looking build.

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars   Fri 2 Mar - 18:48

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars   Sat 3 Mar - 10:09

A beautiful build, Cole. Very colorful.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars   Sat 3 Mar - 19:19

Great builds guys.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars   Sun 4 Mar - 16:49

"Four Star" production! A most successful group build, congrats to all!
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars   Tue 13 Mar - 5:26

Speed Racer 65 wrote:



1955 Porsche Speedster 356A racer.
Revell kit with Fujimi/Testors wheels and tires, and headlights and rock guards. Scratch made exhaust and the rear wheel openings put back to OEM shape (the kit comes with them radiused). Engine wired and detailed up.




Saw this in the MOM section and came over for more pics. Its a little cracker!!
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars   Sun 18 Mar - 19:19

Love the subject, but it's really better to build in 1/12th scale.















Thanks for following along, everyone.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars   Mon 19 Mar - 7:04

Absolute cracker Mike.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars   Mon 19 Mar - 7:35

That turned out great Mike, real nice work.

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars   Mon 19 Mar - 13:39

i like that, hope i can do as good a job when i have a crack at mine

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars   Sun 25 Mar - 11:07

I'll say my Camaro rebuild project has crossed the finish line. It's been a fun build and was glad to join in with all the great projects.




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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars   Tue 27 Mar - 14:32

Looks the business Chris.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars   Tue 27 Mar - 20:58

That looks sharp Chris

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars   Wed 28 Mar - 9:22

Nice one, Chris.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars   Wed 28 Mar - 20:12

What is the real car that was modelled after? The exhaust is very interesting.

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