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Porsche 956 "Rothmans" #2, 24 hours of Le Mans 1983


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Hi there,

I just finished this project which I started 3 years ago. 

The kit is the Tamiya 956 "Kenwood" kit, I used the Tamiya PE parts set and Shunko decals on this. Paint is Zero Paints basecoat + 2K automotive clear.

The engine detail is very poor on this kit, so besides using the PE parts I added some scratch-built details.

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You did a really nice job on that!  I have that kit, still sealed, wondered what it would look like.  The amusing thing is the box art, how they deleted the evil cigarette sponsor logos, surprised the decals were included.

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On 5/18/2021 at 8:51 AM, Tommy124 said:

Hi there,

I just finished this project which I started 3 years ago. 

The kit is the Tamiya 956 "Kenwood" kit, I used the Tamiya PE parts set and Shunko decals on this. Paint is Zero Paints basecoat + 2K automotive clear.

The engine detail is very poor on this kit, so besides using the PE parts I added some scratch-built details

You did a very nice job on this build!

Gotta give Tamiya a little slack this was tooled up back in 1986, and was their first ever full detail kit. 😉

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Wow! Really good work all around on this build... Excellent details, especially in the engine bay. Nice clean lines and impressive decal application. Thanks for the great photos!

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Many thanks guys, I appreciate it!

On 7/3/2021 at 2:11 AM, AlbertD said:

Very nice. May I ask what you used for your clear coat? It looks perfect and I'm sure was a lot of work.

Thanks Albert. I used 2k clear coat over Zero Paints (Pure White & Rothmans Racing Blue).

 

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On 5/19/2021 at 11:36 PM, niteowl7710 said:

You did a very nice job on this build!

Gotta give Tamiya a little slack this was tooled up back in 1986, and was their first ever full detail kit. 😉

"Full detail" is open to interpretation. The 956 kit doesn't have the rear brake cooling ducts( while the closed up 962 kit does. Go figure) and other small details. At least it goes together well.

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