Porsche 904GTS WIP
Posted 22 September 2012 - 04:26 PM
Been working on this model for a while as part of the Foreign CBP. But I think it's closing and I'm not done. So I thought I'd share the progress here. Love to hear any comments. THANKS
Posted 22 September 2012 - 05:28 PM
Posted 23 September 2012 - 03:30 AM
This is an old Monagram 1:24 kit I bought on Ebay. I dont think it's a particularly great kit. There was a ton of sink holes in the body that need repair. The chrome plating was terrible, necessitating stripping of everything, and some key detail parts were missing, like that topedo blower in the engine.
Having said that, I love the subject. AND because the kit is kinda crappy, it forces me to hone my skills. I am new to building and I love the challenge of making it look realistic. All the engine details are scratch, and the tire strap is something I have never done before. Making that roller tongue buckle too some practice as you can see from my failed attempts.
I'll keep you posted on the progress. I am in the home stretch!
Posted 24 September 2012 - 02:12 AM
Simón P. Rivera Torres
Posted 24 September 2012 - 02:53 AM
Posted 24 September 2012 - 11:33 AM
Posted 24 September 2012 - 11:59 AM
You sure know how to rub it in.
I can't look at my stuff after this.....
Posted 26 September 2012 - 11:44 AM
@ George, thanks. Any chance I could see a pic of your build?
I'll keep you posted as I work to finish soon(er).
Posted 27 September 2012 - 01:33 PM
Posted 27 September 2012 - 01:37 PM
Posted 27 September 2012 - 03:25 PM
the dash looks incredible, and i like all the detail you have added, the fuel tank plumbing, seat belts........it all looks great!
Posted 28 September 2012 - 01:43 AM
Thanks Ed! Believe it or not it's painted electrical wire I stripped. Rod was too big. Lol
Well I'll be! Any chance of a closeup shot of them on a scale with the Strap holders?
Posted 30 September 2012 - 02:36 AM
In the meantime, I thought I'd post a few more pics of the build since you guys seem so interested, which I REALLY appreciate.