Porsche 961 Daytona
Posted 23 October 2012 - 05:14 AM
The real car raced three times, twice at Le Mans and once at Daytona where it was entered in the GTX category with full GTP points. The Daytona version is mu choice as a build.
Tamiya released the first Le Mans version as a snap kit, and as part of their Tamtech 1/34th RC series. I started the build with the Tamtech body, a bunch of Porsche parts, and the Tamiya 959 kit as a basis. This was during my "has to be full detailed" phase, so off came the rear body work, and off came the front body work. I eventually got the 961 kit for the interior basics as well as the wheels and tires. I've unearthed a fair number of pictures of the real car with and with out body work.
I am planning on returning to this over the winter this year.
Here is an exploded view of where it exists currently.....
Posted 24 October 2012 - 03:47 AM
Posted 26 October 2012 - 04:42 AM
Yes, it was a particularly awesome vehicle, but somewhat stasr crossed. Porsche had intended it to be a customer car, but it was nearly as expensive as the 962. In the three races the lone one built, it showed well till it burned to the ground at it;s second race at Le Mans.
Posted 29 April 2013 - 07:03 AM
Jim, I sure would like to see you continue this build. I have the Tamtech kit with clear glass as well. Someday I'll tackle my build.