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A pair of 1/24 Porsche 935 K2


Rich Chernosky
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Making good use of some enforced time off. These are two of Aoshima Beemax's Porsche 935 K2 as raced by the Kremer group. Kit had decals for both versions so why not do em both. Bought an extra kit and the photo etch set to go with them. Doing two at once is extra work but in the long run saves time especially when it comes to painting. White car is painted with Tamiya TS-26 white. Green car is a custom mix of Gunze Sangyo H-46 Emerald Green with some "other stuff" added to make it match the decals. Turns out the decals were not going to be on the same car but on the bright side the two of them match. These kits went together very well and I can't say enough for Aoshima's quality.  Further description below the photos. Thanks for looking. 

DSC06895.JPG.4532fddf714701fe13d6a1a2023114fe.JPGChassis has a surprising amount of detail considering these are mostly curbside. PE discs are nice but this is the only time you will see them.DSC06902.JPG.6f0bd63ce5421a556a34bf1a3268a548.JPG

Seatbelts came with the PE set and the material was nice but it took some super sticky glue to  keep them together.  At least they gave me extra and now I can make some more .

DSC06905.JPG.600560b388fae88b781d2c04ec929566.JPGInterior was rather sparse but what was there was good. DSC06906.JPG.6f3ba8e7be4bbe11c73a1f5e611eb20c.JPGAll finished and decalled. This job took most of two days. Decals were very good and responded to solvent and heat well. Those fender vents are usually a terror to decal over but the decals made it easy peazy. Either that or I am getting used to it. 

DSC06907.JPG.3ef9da2af4d625f0dc539e4fe6458217.JPGRear end view. There were extra PE aero tabs in the kit but I could not find any reference where they used them . So the only ones i found  were the ones over the rear fenders. Engine plate is also PE. 

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I left the wheel covers off on Bob Wollecks car because sometimes they used them and sometimes not. The kit windshield wipers were OK but I liked the PE ones better.  These required some special bending, painting and gluing techniques. And 10 times the work. DSC06909.JPG.8ab1d54c6747b729ad5327ba08526311.JPG

Heres the reason for doing both versions. Its kind of a theme here. Some previous builds in a shot of the whole tribe. Back two are 1/20 Tamiya. #2 white car is a Testors/Gunze 934 variant, #4 car is a modified diecast and not so good one at that, smaller 1/43 one is more of the same. 70 & 51 are the current build, and front center is Tamiya's 1/24 934. 

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19 minutes ago, Paul Waymouth said:

Great collection! I’m slowly chipping away at a Porsche racing collection too, so much scope, well done

Paul, if you only knew.  56yrs later and 250+ Porsche models  and diecast completed. Its been a great ride, enjoy yours too. 

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The aero tabs were only used at certain race tracks and the only period reference photos I can even find of them in action is the Wolleck's car at the race the decals represent where it used both the rear and front fender "flaps". Gregg's car as liveried out of the box used neither set.

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21 hours ago, niteowl7710 said:

The aero tabs were only used at certain race tracks and the only period reference photos I can even find of them in action is the Wolleck's car at the race the decals represent where it used both the rear and front fender "flaps". Gregg's car as liveried out of the box used neither set.

Thanks for the info, you did better than I.  And thanks for looking. 

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