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    Johan Liljekvist

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  1. I wanted to make another fast build since my last one was a lot of fun and turned out great (Link to its U-G thread: http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/123302-porsche-911-outlaw-8-hour-build/ ). This newest build took three days from start to finish, but the middle day became a resting day with no progress since work was very tough that day. I decided on the Tamiya Starcard Porsche 911 GT2, and at the start I was going to build it with the Starcard livery, but in the end I decided to dust some Tamiya TS19 Metallic Blue over the black plastic which the body is molded in. It turned out gre
  2. Awesome work on making the damage look realistic!
  3. Thank you! The term Outlaw originally came from a company called Emory Motorsports, who are specialised in modifying Porsche 356's, but the term has been carried over to the 911's too. Basically it's a vintage, street legal Porsche with modifications done to it to make it lighter, faster and more fun to drive, both on and off track. The cars of Magnus Walker are the perfect examples of Outlaw 911's: http://magnuswalker911.blogspot.se/ This kit has been stored away since September last year so I knew I wanted to make an Outlaw build already, but colors, interior details, decals and wheels cam
  4. Awesome to hear Bill! I would love to own a 911 myself but not even old wrecks here in Sweden are cheap enough for me to even consider something like that. Thanks Steve!
  5. Thanks! It was a fun build, much thanks to the fact that I didn't take 8 hours just to strip the pieces
  6. I was bored yesterday and decided to challenge myself by building a car in less than a day. My kit of choice was Revell's re-release of the Porsche 911 carrera 3.0 which I've built as an Outlaw. I already knew tires were completely wrong so I'd already dug out another set, but I also had to find another set of wheels because the originals were simply too badly molded... I also need to find another set of door handles due to the same reason but so far no good. Other than wheels and tires it's got a bit of lowering done to it, otherwise it's box stock. The body is painted with a light dusting of
  7. Thank you Scott and Richard! Steven, its an interesting thing you've noticed, and one I've been thinking about too.. The simple answer is that the rear window framing was like this originally on this particular roof (which is from the AMT '57 Ford T-bird kit), and I was satisfied with the lines it would give the car as it was! Looking at the photos I've taken of the body, I think it's a bit bulgy over the rear and leveling the back end of the window would have lessened that. It's a lesson learned, and if I ever do something similar I will take stuff like that into account, but considering thi
  8. Thanks Mike and James, I am very satisfied with the paint, it's certainly one of the best paintworks I've ever done.
  9. Thanks Paul! Here are a few mock-up pics of the car. Wheels are straight off of the Monogram '56 Ford T-bird and this is the final stance it will have!
  10. Now I've got the paint done at last! I've been working on the body for this car for about a year now, so it was a sigh of relief when it was done and I realised how nice it turned out. I started off with a base coat of gold. It turned out ok, i got one small run but it's nothing that will ever be seen when it's finished since it's only on the underside of the front fender so I'm satisfied with it. And then I sprayed red taillight paint on top of the gold, and it turned out absolutely perfect! Now I will continue working on the suspension to get it to sit where I want it to, whi
  11. Final preparations are being made for paint on the body, there's only some wetsanding of the primer left to do. While waiting for it to completely harden, I decided to test out the paint I'll be using, which is a candyred with goldchrome in the base and transparent, red taillight paint on top. Looks pretty good on the scrap piece I tested on!
  12. Thank you! Yes indeed, part of the later inspiration comes from coachbuilts! It's kind of a mix of kustom, coachbuilt and art deco now! Thanks, glad to hear you like it! Thank you very much! Thanks! Interestng stuff you've found! Thanks for sharing
  13. Thanks, it's indeed quite the unusual subject, but that's how I like them! I got the interior and engine compartment basically finished, that's the things that have slowed me down in this build, as it don't fall into place so to say... In the end, I had to use epoxyglue to hold it together. Some pics of the progress... I chose matt Humbrol brown for the interior, and a matt Humbrol black for the engine compartment. It wasn't the easiest thing to get together, and it took me a few times of trial and error to find the right method... Started with the rear seat and one side of the interio
  14. Thank you all! The removal of the bumpers and mounts really did it for me. I'm going to let the body sit for a few days before tackling the last parts to smooth out, and meanwhile I'll start looking into the chassis and continue on the interior.
  15. Interior looks really good, nice contrast between the red and the cream!
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