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RWB 993 - High $takes

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Hey Guys

Been working on & off on this one for a while, a build thread should hopefully see me finish it off... fingers crossed...

Im using the C1 Models RWB 993 full transkit, which is pretty BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH good, also using Tamiyas GT2 racecar & other detail parts etc. My plan from day one was to do a better job on this than I did of my GT2 I built 14yrs ago, with a slightly evolved livery.

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Backstory - A long time ago I recieved a Playstaion & the first game was Need for Speed High Stakes, I LOVED that game, It was everything I had wanted & had some cool cars (F1 GTR Longtail, CLK GTR, etc). There was a price car for winning a bunch of races which was this cool Porsche Turbo modified to look like a GT2, instantly loved it, wanted to build a model of it, enter Tamiya GT2, wasnt that stoked with it so years later saw C1 had one for sale, thought that would be the perfect base for this build.

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The Build:

Started a while ago, I wanted more of a racecar RWB build (Not like the triple winged Rotana), something that would be entered at the Idlers 24 hr series. Went with the Tamiya GT2 racecar kit for the slicks etc. Made a few Modifications to the resin body, removed the big rubber splitter at the front & made something a little more race friendly, also removed the rubber bottom from the side skirts. I'm using the C1 Models rear fender "wings" aswell, decided to attach these before painting, which was a good idea they were very difficult to attached nicely. Had to thin the inner wheel well too. & a Porsche GT1 spoiler tops it all off (not a fan of the banana spoiler)

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The Livery:

Inspired from NFS High Stakes, colours are Pearl White from SMS of Austrailia, Pearl black & Gold spraycans, also used Tamiyas TS85 Mica Red, will most likely get a Satin clearcoat when finished.

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Still needs a bit of cleaning up & a tiny touchup here & there.

Trying to finish this off for a Model club meeting with a theme of Stripes, Ive got 3 weeks today. Still plently to do!! & also trying to get a Mustang done for the meeting too....

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Stay Tuned

Ash

 

 

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I'll be folowing this very closely since I have the C1 Models 9963 RWB as well...

How exactly did you attach the rear flaps (above the reart wheels) on the body work?

 

Great paint scheme!

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Auckland is a nice town, I had the pleasure of having an 8 hour layover on my way to Oz so I went downtown to the Princes Wharf area and checked out some sort of arts & crafts festival that was going on. We had a good time there. I had not thought it would have been so hilly before we got into the CBD.

Great fabrication of those fender flares, that is something.

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On 2/16/2018 at 1:39 AM, matthijsgrit said:

I'll be folowing this very closely since I have the C1 Models 9963 RWB as well...

How exactly did you attach the rear flaps (above the reart wheels) on the body work?

 

Great paint scheme!

Cheers! Mostly just lots of Superglue & a bit of filler, Id tried my best to get the bending right before I attached it, quite difficult to bend metal 3 different ways & not put a hard bend in it... maybe I just put it in the wrong place.

On 2/17/2018 at 1:15 AM, El Caballo said:

Auckland is a nice town, I had the pleasure of having an 8 hour layover on my way to Oz so I went downtown to the Princes Wharf area and checked out some sort of arts & crafts festival that was going on. We had a good time there. I had not thought it would have been so hilly before we got into the CBD.

Great fabrication of those fender flares, that is something.

Cheers! I work in the CBD, a block away from Princes Wharf, yeah its quite hilly, esp when you have to walk uphill to a job carrying a ladder! Glad you had a good time here, its a pretty nice place!

The weather was pretty hot over the weekend, so managed to get a clearcoat on, Ive sprayed it with Automotive 2K clearcoat, now i'll be able to sand that back & even it all out before the final clearcoat. 

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Anyone know what you thin Aclads clearcoats with? 

My RWB kit comes with an "engine" too, its pretty much just a resin copy of the Iterali Porsche Engine, I was in 2 minds weather to use it or not, but I figured this would be properply be my only 993 RWB so went for it.

The Engine is just a standard non turbo engine which was never going to fly in my Weekend Racecar. (Pic - not my model)

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I had to remove some of the bracing in the body to get this to fit

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Ive started to scratchbuild an intake similar to the Gunther Werks 400R (also an amazing porsche!!) which requires other parts to be removed. Not alot of it will be seen, but since the engine hatch will be removable by Magnets, & you can see a little something through the RWB mesh on the rear (seriously love this feature!!) - (Pic - also sadly not my car, but my its Gorgeous!!)

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Also had some time to piece together the chassis & weather it a bit for a racecar look.

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Interiors next, stay tuned

Ash

 

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Hey Guys

Spent some time last night piecing together the intake.got it mostly roughed in, just needs a bit of finishing.

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For the intake I'm wanting to replicate the Venturi intake, Lots of head scratching about how I would make the shape & then it came to me, it was in my hand, a pen... So a couple of pens were sacrificed for the good of the cause. Still needs a bit of work to get the right shape. Then I thought how about 2 intakes.... What do you think? One or Two?

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What do you think? I'm torn myself, I like both, slight preference to 2 as its a race car...

Ash

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Progress on the Interior.

The electrical boxes were pinched from an F40 racecar set & connectors were replaced by Top Studio Electrical connectors, just need to wire them up. Photoetch floor plate from RWB set was installed to floor.

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Coming together quicker than expected, 2 weeks to go

Stay Tuned

Ash

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Hey Guys

 

Only 3 days to go till club night, hoping I can finish this one off with a few late nights. Ive been so busy I keep forgetting to take photos as I go, But much has happened since my last update.

Body has been clearcoated with Alclads Satin clear, Used Turps to thin down the gluggy clear, no photo yet, I'll get one tonight.

Engine has pretty much been finished, intake was Carbon Fibred & cleared, now awiting attachment. Interior wiring & seatbelts were completed yesterday. Wheels painted with PE mask (didnt come out that great tho)

Tonight I need to mount the magnets & finish the glass.

Fingers crossed....

Ash

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Fantastic detail work! cAn't wait to see the finished product!

 

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Nice job on that engine blob

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Cheers Guys

Got a few pics from last nights efforts, sorry for the average pics, I'll get some good ones when the suns out!

Made lots of progress last night, seats mounted, body ready for interior, Magnets sorted, engine pretty much ready to go in. Another big night tonight!

Ash

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Got a few hours at the bench last night, made alot of progress. Seats are in, cage is in, interior, engine & chassis sorted, Wheels assembled & installed.

My masking tape left residue on the sanded tire, thankfully some IPA got rid of it but its extra time i couldnt spare.

Put the glass in too, in retrospec I shouldve spent more time making sure they were a nice fit by sanding the openings, Ive used some Aledrite glue to hold them in, but after fitting Ive noticed a few gaps that dont look great, If im not happy I may need to try & get them back out & do it properly. Last night tnight to try & get it & a mustang finished...

 

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& here's a couple of outdoor pics of the body. Its certainly not perfect & its needs a good clean but I'm pretty happy with it.

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Hey Guys

Last week I realised I was never going to make it for club meeting on Thursday night, I'd put the body on & the front sat WAY to high & didnt look right. So I decided to slow down & remove the windows & fit them properly. Spent 3hrs sanding the openings in the body for a better fit & got them in, the body sits much better now & the front windshield is no longer fowling on the dash board. Although it now looks as tho the front wheels are centred in the openings, So might have to do more surgery to alter the wheelbase, but other than that , the other things I managed to get done include fitting more Magnets to better hold the rear spoiler. Should be able to finish this one up pretty soon.IMG_9610A.thumb.jpg.6db3f27e858bd30da08c0309eeeed01a.jpg 

You may be wondering why I'm wearing gloves? Ive used Alclads Light Sheen clearcoat & dont want to ruin it, Ive previously ruined a Alclad matte paint job with my greasy mitts so I wear these car wrapping gloves Ive borrowed from work, really comfy & give a good feel.

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Stay Tuned!

Ash

 

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Good progress!

Looks like in the background I see a sister car of this RWB 993?

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15 hours ago, matthijsgrit said:

Good progress!

Looks like in the background I see a sister car of this RWB 993?

Cheers, Yeah thats the predecessor I built 14 years ago, I'll get some pics with the new one on completion. 

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That's a great result!!

I really like the fact you did your very own design...

 

MG

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