Porsche 904GTS WIP

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Hi guys,

Been working on this model for a while as part of the Foreign CBP. But I think it's closing and I'm not done. So I thought I'd share the progress here. Love to hear any comments. THANKS

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glad i can be the first to say..amazing. This is awesome work and it looks great

well done

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Excellent details! What kit is this?

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great work!! love the spare strap!

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Wow...

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Thanks guys!

This is an old Monagram 1:24 kit I bought on Ebay. I dont think it's a particularly great kit. There was a ton of sink holes in the body that need repair. The chrome plating was terrible, necessitating stripping of everything, and some key detail parts were missing, like that topedo blower in the engine.

Having said that, I love the subject. AND because the kit is kinda crappy, it forces me to hone my skills. I am new to building and I love the challenge of making it look realistic. All the engine details are scratch, and the tire strap is something I have never done before. Making that roller tongue buckle too some practice as you can see from my failed attempts.

I'll keep you posted on the progress. I am in the home stretch!

Thanks again

Jon

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Wow, at least a Porsche 904 thread!!...You're doing a great work on this one than I know its a real bad kit to finish up correctly and you're doing an excellent work here. Keep us updated on this prodject.

Simón P. Rivera Torres

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Beautiful work on a beautiful car .. and ugly kit! :D

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You sure are turnin a sows ear into a purse with this one! i have this kit and it sure didn't come out as nice as yours! This shows your are a BRAVE man, Jon! Your doin GREAT! I noticed My engine looks nowhere as nice as yours! It IS a BEAUTIFUL looking car though, isn't it? My old high school auto shop teacher, Mr. Armstrong, had one. He LOVED Porsches.

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LOOKS AMAZING, THE DETAILS SO FAR HAVE GIVEN THIS OLD GEEZER SOEM LIFE

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You're new to building and you've put emulsion tubes in the Weber intakes in 1/24th????

You sure know how to rub it in.

I can't look at my stuff after this.....

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Thanks so much guys! WOW @ Cato, I just had to put those tubes in. The original parts were full chromed and solid. Just doesn't look right.

@ George, thanks. Any chance I could see a pic of your build?

I'll keep you posted as I work to finish soon(er).

Jon

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Pretty Neat Detail Man !!!!

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Beautiful.

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Jon, what a wonderful build of what at best is a poor kit for fit. Wondering what size tubing you used for the Aux. Venturi (the small rod inside the intake horn)? I'm goning to be following this build to the end.

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Thanks Ed! Believe it or not it's painted electrical wire I stripped. Rod was too big. Lol

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Jon, that is looking great. Steve

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HOLY COW!! that is beautiful man!

the dash looks incredible, and i like all the detail you have added, the fuel tank plumbing, seat belts........it all looks great!

cheers

bryan

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Thanks Ed! Believe it or not it's painted electrical wire I stripped. Rod was too big. Lol

Well I'll be! Any chance of a closeup shot of them on a scale with the Strap holders?

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Hey Ed, I will try and find the wire and post a pic.

In the meantime, I thought I'd post a few more pics of the build since you guys seem so interested, which I REALLY appreciate.

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Jon, the combination of your prior description of the Aux. Venturi material and the new Pics have answered my question. Thank You.

A side note for any interested in building one of these. There are 2 different Monogram 904 kit's out there. One has Skill 3 on it kit # 2954 which is the one Jon is building and the other is Curbside. So remember no Level 3, no Engine.

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Hi all.

I rebuilt the dash. Was not happy with the 5-min epoxy. So redid gauges this time making plexi-disc for lenses. Not PE key

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Jon, well done. The texture on the Dash looks about perfect for 1:1 krinkle finish that was popular back in the era. Well done.

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Impressive stuff.

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wow!

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