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#1 RancheroSteve

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:44 PM

The idea for this one got started a few years ago when - on something of a whim - I picked up a set of decals for the Porsche 917 "Pink Pig" with the thought, "I can do something funny with those some day." One day it occurred to me that the combination of the VW and a Porsche might be particularly pig-like.

 

It's not a completely original idea - I've seen a few other very well done phantom VW racers - but this is my take on the concept.

 

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Not easy to see, but there's whole detailed engine and driver in there. Markings for the driver were made by making a reduced version of the decal sheet.

 

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Thanks for looking - comments, questions, etc. welcome.

 



#2 Rob Hall

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:48 PM

That's pretty cool....I've seen a Cayman race car in pink pig graphics.



#3 martinfan5

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:49 PM

That is cool, nice job



#4 krazyglu

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 05:37 PM

Interesting you decided to put the engine in the rear like the orginal air cooled's, though it make's sense with this type of race car.  You did a awesome job building this kit, the body mod's all look really good and the driver figure is a real nice touch.



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 05:44 PM

Brought a smile to my face as soon as I saw it!  The more I look, the more I like.  Nice job!!!  :D



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 05:47 PM

Yep! I like that, too. And thanks for putting the engine back where it belongs! :P



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 06:32 PM

I love this!!!!!

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:53 AM

Great job !   All those decals and the details look great ,  and  the engine is where it belongs !



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Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:50 AM

That's just great. The body mods really capture the feel of this kind of race-car. Spectacular.



#10 Davewilly

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 08:21 AM

cool!



#11 RancheroSteve

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:35 AM

Thanks for the compliments! A few WiP shots to give you a little more of an idea of what was involved:

 

This:

 

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Plus this:

 

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Plus some plastic stock and a lot of putty equals this:

 

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I had a few moments when I wasn't sure if I'd be able to pull it off, but I'm glad I persevered.



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Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:44 AM

I love Pink Pigs ! Your one is very cool and a very clean built. Before more years I made my pig too: a diecast toy Porsche in about 1:64. I made only new paint, decals and ready.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 11:18 AM

I never liked the original, but this is so darn cool! I love it!



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Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:01 PM

Wow love the wip shot's, quite impressive.  I might not have been able to see all them body mod's through, but I am glad you did.  Again awesome and very unique build.



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Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:30 PM

 What a great Build! Heck I like this bettert than the 917/20 they came from. A bit of trivia,Martini the 917/20's owner hated those Graphics so much they refused to have their name onthe Car :o



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Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:33 PM

Even without the Pig this is a brilliant build!



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Posted 26 February 2013 - 11:59 PM

Always loved the original pink pig - I love this one too, it looks magic.



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Posted 27 February 2013 - 02:41 AM

 I picked up a set of decals for the Porsche 917 "Pink Pig" with the thought, "I can do something funny with those some day."

 

Mission accomplished. Excellent work.



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Posted 27 February 2013 - 03:42 AM

Steve.... that is cool beyond words! 



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Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:16 AM

Cool. very cool work!