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#1 Porscheman

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 02:46 PM

When I was in NW of Chicago in January, I stop by a hobby shop I went to as a kid. They had this for $60.00 plus shipping to my home NJ. When it came I just knew It had to be Glen Green. So I had a friend mine at a local bodyshop mix the paint and then had a local company put the paint in spray cans. Since the body was red, I sprayed 5 coats of Dupli-color sealer-primer, 6 coats of Glen Green and 3 cans of Testors Wet Look cear. Next I used my polishing cloths, 1800 to 12,000 and polished it with Maguires New Car Glaze #5 to a mirror finish. The interior is done in saddle tan from Tamiya. The chassis was very warpped on the right front side, so I cut a V in each side of the chassis so the it would flex. This worked very well, I'll use some sheet plastic to strengthen it when I get the proper stance.
This a work in progress. Let me know how it looks so far of any comment, good or bad.
Al

Edited by Porscheman, 17 June 2013 - 05:12 PM.


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Posted 16 June 2013 - 02:53 PM

Looks GREAT so far Al! B) That paint is gleaming!

 

I've got one of these I'm planning on converting to a 396 car with Ralley wheels, I'll be watching! ;) 



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Posted 16 June 2013 - 03:05 PM

Perfict color. Good idea on the chassis.

 

 

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 03:25 PM

Stunning!



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Posted 16 June 2013 - 03:26 PM

The chassis was very warpped on the right front side, so I cut a V in each side of the chassis so the it would flex. This worked very well, I'll use some sheet plastic to strengthen it when I get the proper stance.

 

Holy cow, that's brilliant.



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Posted 16 June 2013 - 04:28 PM

Looks great so far. Nice color choices.



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Posted 16 June 2013 - 11:12 PM

i've got one of these too..

it's molded in red ,full of flash and mold lines..

it's gonna be a lot of work to get right..especially in 1/8 scale everything shows one way or another, it's also almost the same in detail as the average 1/24-5...(then again this stuf is old)

 

but i like the colours on yours.. a fresh breath from ever black or red...

i'm curious about the finished thing...(could use some inspiration on mine)



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 12:07 AM

beautiful paintjob with a tasteful color. Got it as well in the pile and plan to improve it as best as I can. Will be a close viewer of your building process.



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Posted 13 July 2013 - 06:43 PM

Love the color!!! I have this kit and the body need alot of work. You had to spend some time blocking this body out. Yours looks very straight and beautiful. Is your interior a little narrow for the body? Mine is, so it might need alittle evergreen to do the the job. I will be watching and learning!