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Porsche 914/6 GT: Casting Begun 6/18/14


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Posted 31 March 2013 - 05:36 AM

The molded in box is what the kit provides for a battery.  Some .060 angle and sheet plastic to fabricate a battery shelf along with a parts box battery and we have a much better representation.

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 05:01 PM

Outstanding work so far. I will be following your progress and will alert when I get my resin 914-6 body from England!!



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Posted 31 March 2013 - 05:17 PM

I'm not a Porsche guy but always have a soft spot for the 914.  I remember when they were new when I lived in Germany. I do own that Revell kit, still unbuilt, bought new in 1972.  I'll be watching your interesting build. I do not have the knowledge of the 1:1 to discover the kit shortcomings, but immediately see once you show us the differences.  Great work!



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Posted 01 April 2013 - 01:44 AM

Outstanding work so far. I will be following your progress and will alert when I get my resin 914-6 body from England!!

Thanks Jim.  Yes please let me know when you get your 914-6 kit.



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Posted 01 April 2013 - 01:46 AM

I'm not a Porsche guy but always have a soft spot for the 914.  I remember when they were new when I lived in Germany. I do own that Revell kit, still unbuilt, bought new in 1972.  I'll be watching your interesting build. I do not have the knowledge of the 1:1 to discover the kit shortcomings, but immediately see once you show us the differences.  Great work!

Thanks Tom.  I am using a 914 restorer's guide for reference-very helpful.



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Posted 01 April 2013 - 03:29 PM

JC:

 

I really like your approach to building...  simple shapes and sheet styrene just do wonders for a build like this....

 

Great work here!!!

 

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Bill (Duntov)



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Posted 02 April 2013 - 04:35 AM

JC:

 

I really like your approach to building...  simple shapes and sheet styrene just do wonders for a build like this....

 

Great work here!!!

 

Regards

Bill (Duntov)

Thanks Bill, If you break down the parts into shapes you will be surprised what you can scratch build.



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:44 PM

After much fiddling I was finally able to modify the 911 front suspension to fit the 914 chassis.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 02:49 AM

These are the kind of projects that I love to do and to see what others do, taking a basic lump and making it into something show worthy. Nice work so far and I'm sure it'll turn out great, so keep us up to date with progress pics. Thanks for sharing!



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 05:17 AM

These are the kind of projects that I love to do and to see what others do, taking a basic lump and making it into something show worthy. Nice work so far and I'm sure it'll turn out great, so keep us up to date with progress pics. Thanks for sharing!

Thanks for your interest Dennis.  I'll keep posting progress photos through completion.



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 09:38 AM

I had the Ritchie Ginther kit, and knowing firsthand how dissapointing this kit is makes your work all the more better.
I don't have the patience to correct all the errors in a Revell kit, but I at least swapped those horrible wheels for ones from one of their VW Beetle kits.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 02:35 PM

I got a little heavy handed when I fist created the flairs and they ended far too wide.  It may be hard to tell but if you compare the two photos you will see that I have narrowed them to and they now look much more accurate.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 02:37 PM

I had the Ritchie Ginther kit, and knowing firsthand how dissapointing this kit is makes your work all the more better.
I don't have the patience to correct all the errors in a Revell kit, but I at least swapped those horrible wheels for ones from one of their VW Beetle kits.

Thanks Jason.  It is a challenging kit no doubt.  I agree the kit wheels are unusable.



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Posted 05 April 2013 - 03:56 AM

It's looking great bro!!!



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Posted 05 April 2013 - 07:35 AM

Pretty cool looking Porsche so far



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Posted 05 April 2013 - 08:31 AM

Pretty cool looking Porsche so far

Thanks Dave.  Your avatar photo makes me laugh.  I remember cutting forks off old bikes and pounding them on the end of our bikes to make "choppers".  Too funny.


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Posted 05 April 2013 - 05:41 PM

I'm a huge fan of the Porsche 914/6 as I've had two at one time. You are doing this build such justice that in the end will be a work of art. Keep up the great work turning a Pig's ear into a Silk Purse.



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Posted 08 April 2013 - 06:12 AM

I'm a huge fan of the Porsche 914/6 as I've had two at one time. You are doing this build such justice that in the end will be a work of art. Keep up the great work turning a Pig's ear into a Silk Purse.

Thanks Jason.  Having owned a few(!) 1:1 914s you will notice some derivations from absolute accuracy. However I am trying to be as fathful to the original as I can.



It's looking great bro!!!

Thanks Marcos.



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Posted 08 April 2013 - 03:27 PM

Okay, still lots of work to do but here is a mockup of what I hope to achieve.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 02:50 PM

The kit has the dash molded in.  Since my plan is to attached the separate windscreen and roof before final painting the dash would have been very difficult to paint.  So using a jewelers saw I cut it lose from the body.

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