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911 GT1


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Saw this on eBay a couple of weeks ago. A business seller back in the UK who I know personally was offering it at a ridiculously cheap price because the box was worn. Even with the postage out here to Middle Earth it was a steal, so after decision making process that could be measured in nano-seconds, I snapped his hand off.

It arrived on Tuesday and I started it on Wednesday afternoon. Two sessions in and I'm well into the engine, transmission and mounting sub-assembly. Lots of pre-painting with AK 'Xtreme Metals' (outstanding enamel lacquers, highly recommended) - absolutely loving this already, incredible engineering by Tamiya. Stay tuned folks this is simply flying together at the moment.

 

Ian

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Good going so far,i love this  kit,.good LUCK!

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The kits is nice and goes together well. Only issue I had was with the rear suspension. I built the clear view version but painted the front half of the body.

What you have done looks good and you have made good progress!

Paul

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Somewhat unexpectedly, managed to grab some bench time this afternoon and made some progress.

So just the direct drive shafts & axles from the gearbox to finish painting and attaching and that is it for the whole powerplant & transmission sub-assemblies done, and I can move on to the front radiator & steering 'bits'. I also mixed-up and sprayed some 'olive black' on the interior sections, chassis plate & firewall etc, so it's all good to go.

 

More next week hopefully. 

 

 

Ian.

 

 

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That's awesome, looking really good!

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Nice job and I am sure a nice kit from Tamiya 

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Progress - All the interior is complete...

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...and the body is primed (but not yet rubbed down).

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Next, paint !!

Ian.

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Looking great! One of the better looking  GT1 cars of its day imo, love that livery. 

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Beauty! Great example of this kit.

My brother started this kit as a child and boy was it ugly. Glue/paint bomb. I still have some of the parts left over!

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Finally got around to applying a couple of coats of Tamiya white on the body...

 

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As usual instead of drying full glossy white, it's dried somewhere between gloss and satin - no matter I've rubbed it back with a 3200 Micro polishing sheet so it's smooth like a mirror now and ready for decalling at the weekend. Hey remember all that beautiful detail on the block and transmission...

 

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This is all you can see now !! - more after next weekend - we have a show here and I'm taking the Porsche with me to do a decalling presentation.

 

AFN

 

Ian.

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Cool build, this model is very high up on my WANT list.... will follow this closely!

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It's a superb kit Jeroen, whenever you see one, don't hesitate, it really is that good.

 

Ian.

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Hi,

Wow, simply put; a superb build!

Love it!

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Looking great Ian, can't wait to see it at the weekend!

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VERY, VERY nice!!!!

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Decals are beginning to happen.  Absolutely no problems so far.

 

Ian.

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