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Mock up. Stance seems good. Strange shape. I guess that’s why people called it “Moby dick”. Flat 6 turbo with 800 hp. Clocked at 228 mph at lemans. Crazy. 

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16 hours ago, Codi said:

Love the stance & look Bruce.  Those wheels were a bunch o' work but well worth it.  cheers, tim

Thank you Tim. 

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Trying to fit the doors. A lot of drilling , sanding, bending and boiling water to reshape the resin parts. Have not even looked at the engine and frame yet. Going nuts already. C1DAF006-B9A7-49A1-82D8-0630DA1C334C.thumb.jpeg.f9c19fb4edee312adbba118afe557fb4.jpeg

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2 hours ago, Brudda said:

Trying to fit the doors. A lot of drilling , sanding, bending and boiling water to reshape the resin parts. Have not even looked at the engine and frame yet. Going nuts already. C1DAF006-B9A7-49A1-82D8-0630DA1C334C.thumb.jpeg.f9c19fb4edee312adbba118afe557fb4.jpeg

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No time to go nuts. But it is a Porsche! Lol

 

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5 hours ago, Chris Smith said:

No time to go nuts. But it is a Porsche! Lol

 

Hello Chris. Trying to fit the doors. Was going to do the engine first but the body was calling my name. I might do the center body section ( interior) white. With a black roll  cage. Body gulf blue with orange stripes. Fun doing a “what if car” . Do not have to follow any paint or build rules. Other door is being worked on. just might have to paint this first. DFE52F26-3C3E-4EBA-86F7-113153FE3435.thumb.jpeg.7548fc172958c71c9b6bb14b5f7d1c22.jpeg
 

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Looking good. Those wheels are impressive. Interesting construction methods around the door hinges, presumably faithful to the 1:1. I don't envy anything involving correcting the shape of the resin body parts.

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On 6/10/2021 at 8:21 AM, Bainford said:

Looking good. Those wheels are impressive. Interesting construction methods around the door hinges, presumably faithful to the 1:1. I don't envy anything involving correcting the shape of the resin body parts.

Thank you Bainford. Molding in the louvers. 

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Well back on the Porsche. Went to the ipms nationals. Now back to play. Bought more masking tape and all of the stuff I needed to complete the Porsche at the vendors tables at the nationals. Since Chris is way ahead of us, I have a lot of work to do. Here we go. Fitting the doors and molding in the vents. 

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I love watching these MFH kits going together.  I can appreciate how much work you are doing just to get it to the point where most plastic kits start out at, regarding fit and finish.

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10 hours ago, Nacho Z said:

I love watching these MFH kits going together.  I can appreciate how much work you are doing just to get it to the point where most plastic kits start out at, regarding fit and finish.

Yes Nacho Z , these kits are very hard. People think just because it’s expensive it should just fall together. Well not a factory hiro kit. Had a great modeler friend try a mfh 1/24 kit and said he would never do another. Not for everyone. One thing for me, the build does wear on you. I need a break every once in a while. I really love 1/25-1/24 the best. My friend Mark turned me to the dark side of the force with these kits. But the rewards are great. I was going to take a long break from them but I took my MFH cobra to the IPMS nationals in Vegas and took best Shelby. So it started up my mojo again.

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35 minutes ago, Brudda said:

Yes Nacho Z , these kits are very hard. People think just because it’s expensive it should just fall together. Well not a factory hiro kit. Had a great modeler friend try a mfh 1/24 kit and said he would never do another. Not for everyone. One thing for me, the build does wear on you. I need a break every once in a while. I really love 1/25-1/24 the best. My friend Mark turned me to the dark side of the force with these kits. But the rewards are great. I was going to take a long break from them but I took my MFH cobra to the IPMS nationals in Vegas and took best Shelby. So it started up my mojo again.

I completely understand.  I tend to build one competition model and then do a couple of Box Stock builds.  I will even do one of those Metal Earth type of metal models.  Quick and easy with a sense of accomplishment.  I have a MFH 1:12 Gurney Westlake Eagle in my stash.  It will get built.  Like you, I spent a few days inventorying everything.  I will admit I am a little nervous about building it…lol.

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10 minutes ago, Nacho Z said:

I completely understand.  I tend to build one competition model and then do a couple of Box Stock builds.  I will even do one of those Metal Earth type of metal models.  Quick and easy with a sense of accomplishment.  I have a MFH 1:12 Gurney Westlake Eagle in my stash.  It will get built.  Like you, I spent a few days inventorying everything.  I will admit I am a little nervous about building it…lol.

The Gurney kit is really cool. I was offered a good sum of money for it. I sold it and bought the mfh cobra kit. It was a toss up between the cobra and the gurney kit. Since these are so much money I had to decide. Bought the cobra and really liked the build. I  started the 917/30 but put it away for the cobra build. Now the 935 is the build I am doing.  Sometimes life brings unexpected turns and my modeling is no different. The gurney kit it looks like a challenge, so I know how you feel. Chris Smith just jumps into the build and they turn out great. That’s what I like about him….not intimidated on a mfh  kit. I look at a mfh kit and sometimes  I break out in a sweat. I hope you build the gurney kit. Such a beautiful car. I have to really like/love the car on a mfh kit as it’s a labor of love. Thank you for the interest.

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1 hour ago, Brudda said:

The Gurney kit is really cool. I was offered a good sum of money for it. I sold it and bought the mfh cobra kit. It was a toss up between the cobra and the gurney kit. Since these are so much money I had to decide. Bought the cobra and really liked the build. I  started the 917/30 but put it away for the cobra build. Now the 935 is the build I am doing.  Sometimes life brings unexpected turns and my modeling is no different. The gurney kit it looks like a challenge, so I know how you feel. Chris Smith just jumps into the build and they turn out great. That’s what I like about him….not intimidated on a mfh  kit. I look at a mfh kit and sometimes  I break out in a sweat. I hope you build the gurney kit. Such a beautiful car. I have to really like/love the car on a mfh kit as it’s a labor of love. Thank you for the interest.

Both feet buddy! But seriously, I do break out into sweat every now and then...

 

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