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It was supposed to arrive Monday cost 73 quid in customs charges then they wanted 12 quid to deliver it today, I didn't pay it but it still arrived today.

I'm sooo excited.

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Made a start on this primed the main body and glued the main part of the engine together, added some 1/24 scale kits for size ref.

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I wasn't happy with the scale of the kit supplied fuel lines (nearly double the size they should have been at just over 1mm (the actual lines are a tad over 6mm)

The only photo ref I have atm is this


I know they are metal in the pic but back then they were clear nylon because they were lighter than metal ones but when they added more ethanol to modern fuel they started to fail (the nylon ones that is) and so modern cars have metal, anyway I've gone of subject metal ones is the only ref I have atm and the nylon ones were a tad smaller so the kit ones are definitely over scale.

I stretched the kit ones which made them thinner.


I've done some weathering on the engine as well and added a few ancillary parts.


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OK so a little bit of added detail (and it is little)

Take a piece of solder and flatten it.


Cut into 7mm lengths paint the tip satin black put a couple of bends in it, repeat 12 times and you have sparkplug retaining clips.


Take some heat shrink tubing cut into 2mm lengths


Add to end of plug leads and you have plug caps



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Beautiful job! This car seems to slip thru the cracks for Porsche fans. It is a really cool car . I have a gold box version. Even tried to trade it here but no interest. Glad I did not trade it. Will go great with the future Porsche builds. I will be watching and learning. 

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I've sanded down the bleed through and Resprayed the white, you can still the blue through it, unsure whether to give it another coat since I'm going to spray the bule again in the same place.

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You wouldn't believe how hard the suspension on this is and don't get me started on the connection of the wheels to the drive shafts.

I've started scratching the slide throttle linkage for it, the guys at work hate this system, there is a plate with 3 holes in it the size if the venturi of the flutes that runs on bearings and slides forwards and backwards to enlarge or reduce the air fuel ratio by sliding the hole thus reducing or enlarging the venturi, it's prone to leaks and not a great system.

This car had other throttle linkage systems which were better but the one depicted in the kit is this one so (as it's the car I've worked on it's the one I will try to depict) 

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OK some pics of progress so far, I really don't like the tamiya idea of doing the suspension, it's s=€t took ages to do and is very fragile (must be why they give you one extra of each suspension part)

I generally like tamiya kits but not a fan of this one for design of assembly luckily I didn't do the suspension in the order tamiya suggest as it would have been even harder to accomplish done in the way the instructions suggest.


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This is looking great so far. I’m surprised by the suspension fitting issues. Tamiya stuff is usually brilliant.  
I like what you did with the fuel lines. 
Apparently, those sliding throttle plates are terrible on part throttle. They’re never used for road cars, but I can imagine how, in theory, they’d be perfect on full throttle!

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Did more work on the 910 made the porsche decals for the side (quite pleased with them) masked and painted the windscreen and built the dashboard. 
Working on the font for the number 20 (proving quite difficult)

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Sorry none of my pics show after the latest update (strange it all works everywhere else and I've not changed anything)

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