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An early Happy Thanksgiving to all! Just completed Tamiya’s 959. Aside from a very tough time joining the body to the chassis, and a lot of bodywork to prep due to mold lines and sink holes, everything else went well. Tamiya silver leaf was used along with Tamiya red for interior, with semi gloss over that. I cut the drivers side door glass out to simulate the window rolled down. Used Ken’s Fuzzy Fur for carpeting. It has minor flaws here and there but I’m happy. Thanks for looking and as always, comments welcome. 👍👍77957FFF-0603-44DF-9664-C217F553E1B8.thumb.jpeg.e5702d3acb5f208c5e91a8032bb64aa6.jpegF939B621-28ED-444F-9335-C007C75546A2.thumb.jpeg.1f3f75a57b5035bcd09fe29a15c82d89.jpeg399F64B7-4A6F-4D44-BBDD-57740066A8D6.thumb.jpeg.19a3e1cff9b5b614be490c6b63fabc19.jpeg713E70A4-B7F1-443E-A955-4B442F44D512.thumb.jpeg.67a1014654195cc01e8a3a92f59bee8f.jpegA7C28154-A793-4301-A219-3C7204C084EE.thumb.jpeg.b8eb7ca9ed79add0032bf6ba40e44097.jpegB05F1852-CF9F-4AF2-BF66-3C221F6A54FF.thumb.jpeg.68bae70a2f144b32c0b27fbcc7ad0f8c.jpeg7E71A81A-5F10-4FD1-B7F1-539D6A61B0B8.thumb.jpeg.9c7e08f4910b8c1d7bccb52996829f05.jpeg3ABAFA6E-309D-4C8A-8CA9-BF77482003AC.thumb.jpeg.f70a9377ec699c25dd87b5d757fc6c8f.jpeg485B50CC-19DD-4D45-93ED-0D1577375EE5.thumb.jpeg.2464f01f71d1291cc10fd8fd23f94d5f.jpeg

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9 minutes ago, Zippi said:

Nice looking Porsche.  That Tamiya Silver Leaf on the body looks great.  I thought the Tamiya kits were really top notch but yours seem to to have some issues.

Thank you! It’s really just a couple issues that this kit is known for, mainly the body installation is very tight and the rear engine cowl doesn’t fit the best, but overall it’s typical good Tamiya 

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1 hour ago, WizPorsche944 said:

Looks great ! Makes me want to build mine.

 

49 minutes ago, espo said:

Beautiful looking paint finish and the interior is a great contrast. 

Thanks guys...yes I almost went with black interior, glad now that I didn’t 👍👍

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Great looking build Christopher, the paint job really stands out. I agree with the difficulties in attempting to fit the body to the chassis as I recently completed a 959 and had to trim the inner wheel wells a bit to fit the body while at the same time being careful not to knock the turbo piping off the engine or attempt to spread the body too far. Also found the mold lines a bit more pronounced than what one expects from Tamiya. While the kit has its problems, it remains one of the Tamiya’s lowest priced offerings. 
Cheers Misha

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2 hours ago, Hi-Po said:

Simply beautiful!  I really like the color combo.  I am thinking about doing a '68 Corvette in the same scheme.  Your paint is flawless and your attention to detail is spot on.  I like it.

 

1 hour ago, Misha said:

Great looking build Christopher, the paint job really stands out. I agree with the difficulties in attempting to fit the body to the chassis as I recently completed a 959 and had to trim the inner wheel wells a bit to fit the body while at the same time being careful not to knock the turbo piping off the engine or attempt to spread the body too far. Also found the mold lines a bit more pronounced than what one expects from Tamiya. While the kit has its problems, it remains one of the Tamiya’s lowest priced offerings. 
Cheers Misha

 

1 hour ago, TransAmMike said:

Wow Christopher, you sure nailed that 959. Simply beautiful👍👍      I have that kit and as you and others who have built it have said there are fit issues and it's a reason I'm leluctant to tackle it.

 

1 hour ago, John B. said:

Very nice paint! Well done.

Thanks guys so much! Yes this color combo would look great on a Vette, and many other cars too!  During final assembly, the only thing that popped off on me was the windshield so that was an easy fix thankfully but it was tough to get it together at the end lol. But all in all, a really nice kid, so don’t be afraid to do one up! I picked this one up for $18 at the hobby shop a couple months ago. And yes the mold lines and such on the body were a little suprising to me too, but I know the kit has been around quite a while so that may explain it 👍

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19 minutes ago, RAMBENNA said:

sweet job Christopher, really love the exotics. great job

Thank you! I’ve been a fan of Porsche’s since the late 80’s when I worked at a body shop specializing in European cars. Got to drive a lot of neat stuff 👍

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