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Well this kit has been an incredibly long WIP.

I bought this kit back in the mid-90s when I was still working for Porsche. It was to be one of the kits that got me back into building. So I started it, then promptly stopped working on it. For whatever reason. And now I'm going to finish it.

Back when it was new, I decided purple was the colour of choice. And I decided to spray that right onto the body, no prep, no primer, big mistake. 

So now I've done the purple bath, properly prepped the body, primed it using Tamiya white primer, then sprayed Tamiya Gun Metal. Needs some polishing, but I like how the colour turned out.

Interior is now a semi-gloss black, with Model Master Dark Crimson. I think it's a pretty close approximation to Porsche's Oxblood Red.

Over the years, the kit's wheels and seats vanished. 

Thanks to Steve (Intmd8r) I have a set of wheels and tires that could be interesting on this one, going to require some suspension tweaking, but it should look cool when done.

I have a set of seats coming from Clearly Scale, so those will look pretty good once in.

Not going too nuts with detailing on this one. Just want to finally finish it and have a good looking curbside kit to put on the shelf.

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Great save on the body, the new color looks nice. Curious to see how this turns out as I've planning on adding a 993 to my 911 collection

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Like where you are going with this. The moulded yellow colour dose not look to bad. Hmmmmmm

nice paint work so far. 

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Lots of mold lines on this one too. Mold lines I didn't bother with 20 years ago. So those are all sanded smooth now.

Will be getting some flocking down on the interior. Won't be able to see much when it's done, but it looks pretty plain as it is, so I think a little detail is good.

 

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I hate mold lines especially on the Fujimi Porsche top front fenders 

Agreed! I kept "deforming" the curve ever so slightly on one im building now

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Would you mind posting the Testors/MM part number for Dark Crimson?  I didn't see a listing for it, and from what I see of yours, it'd make a great interior color. 

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Would you mind posting the Testors/MM part number for Dark Crimson?  I didn't see a listing for it, and from what I see of yours, it'd make a great interior color. 

Can do. I'll grab that tonight when I get home. :)

 

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im curious to see how your tweaking the suspension. I just got back into this hobby and want to do things right and am also in almost exactly the same boat with a Tamiya 993 tear down. I have two projects that im stuck on cuz I cant figure out how to lower them :unsure: 

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Would you mind posting the Testors/MM part number for Dark Crimson?  I didn't see a listing for it, and from what I see of yours, it'd make a great interior color. 

I got the name wrong, but this is the stuff! I really like it as an interior colour, will be using it again for sure.

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My replacement seats arrived yesterday! Jeremy from CLearly Scale got these to me in less than a week. Quality looks excellent as usual.

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Got the seats painted and installed. I think they'll fit the overall look perfectly. I've since gone and touched up the spots I missed. Man, the camera really picks up ALL the flaws.

 

 

 

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Porsche's look Awesome in silvers and charcoal colors!, you are doing a superb job on this build!!     -what I like to do while I build is to use a magnifying devise to look over my parts when I "think" they are done, because you are right, the camera picks up EVERYTHING;)

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Nice looking Porsche you got going there.

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That'll look awesome when it's done!

I spy a bottle of the trooper lurking in the background as well! Nice choice :)

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That'll look awesome when it's done!

I spy a bottle of the trooper lurking in the background as well! Nice choice :)

I'm not typically a beer guy, but Trooper is fantastic!

 

 

So in looking at this kit more, it looks like it will be curbside, as there's some engine parts missing too. I could probably mock something up, but I think I'll focus on making this a good looking curbside.

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