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Fujimi Porsche 911 Convertible

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Built this as a 'Group Build' for another forum, then it got put on the back burner quite a few times, not the easiest kit to build, but I'm pretty happy with the results ....

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I put it in the acrylic showcase I had made for me, as soon as it was finished ...

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Nice choice of colors and finishes. Great looking model.

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Those are some NICE colors. What color did you use for both the body and interior? It's nice to see one without black interior.

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Very Nice !!!

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Sharp build..nice period color choices.

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Sharp build..nice period color choices.

Ditto.

And about the display case... how about a tutorial on exactly how you did it?

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Wow, that looks really nice!

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Is that one of the enthusiast series kits ?

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Those are some NICE colors. What color did you use for both the body and interior? It's nice to see one without black interior.

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I used Porsche white gold basecoat and clearcoated with acrylic lacquer the interior was done with Tamiya XF-64 Red Brown

Is that one of the enthusiast series kits ?

It is, very nice detail in the kit but a nightmare to get the ride height looking right

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Ditto.

And about the display case... how about a tutorial on exactly how you did it?

I can't take credit for it Harry, I've been having them made for for the last 18 years but a company called 'Just in Case', based in Bristol, England, Dave who runs it is a personal friend and does a great job on them ... I have editied my original post, as the way I wrote it did sound as though I had actually made the case ....

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It is, very nice detail in the kit but a nightmare to get the ride height looking right

I recently finished one of these kits ( the 930 version ) I had ride height problems too. Took alot of trail & error to get right.

Would love to see an engine bay pic.

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Would love to see an engine bay pic.

Here's a shot of it before the interior was finished ....

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For more photo's on the build, have a look here http://geebeesmodels.webs.com/porsche911cabriolet.htm

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Looks great, what did you use for the carpeting ? It matches up with the interior perfectly.

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Looks great, what did you use for the carpeting ? It matches up with the interior perfectly.

chocolate brown flocking ....

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Looks great!

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I like it, good job on that porsche!

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Very sharp model....

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It is, very nice detail in the kit but a nightmare to get the ride height looking right

regarding the enthusiast series kit...

i have been waiting to see a kit from this series to be completed. So, what did you have to do to fix the ride height? have you run into any other issues with it?

looks really good, from what i'm seeing.

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regarding the enthusiast series kit...

i have been waiting to see a kit from this series to be completed. So, what did you have to do to fix the ride height? have you run into any other issues with it?

looks really good, from what i'm seeing.

If you look at the instructions, the chassis at the rear is supposed to locate in two tabs on the inside of the bumper, and yes it does fit, but the bottom of the chassis doesn't line up with the sills and the wheels are so far from the top of the wheel arches, it looked like it had to rear end jacked up,

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I cut off the tabs and just forced the rear of the chassis to meet with the body tub, and a few dabs of cyano' and some kicker did the trick, I did the same with the front, but then had trouble lining the front bumper with the slot on the floorpan it was supposed to line up with, it was about 3mm out of line, so the dremel came out with a cutting tool and a 3mm section was cut out of the front floorpan, again cycano' and zip kicker did the trick, after everthing is put together, you can't see non of the cutting etc, it's a real nice kit, but needs a lot of work to get the chassis, body and bumpers to line up, I also had to remove the rear parcel shelf cut that to fit and replace it, luckily the convertible hood hides all that as well .....

They are nice kits, the body looks spot on, but there not for the faint hearted .... will I build another ?? yes, of course, I have four more of these Porsche enthusiast kits to build one day ....

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thanks for the input on that, and i have wrote that down.. I'm looking forward to working on mine, and i might look into getting more of the enthusiast kits in the future. should be fun! once i get home i'll have to pull them off the shelf and look at it to see exactly what you're talking about. i tried the Alpina BMW kit, but the body was destroyed when i was moving, so i need to get another.

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Beautiful build, Geoff. I'm in the process of building the '73 Carrera RS now as an "outlaw" hot rod and have been struggling with this kit's ride height issues as well. I love the subtle color choice... it really has that eighties vibe!

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Outstanding build! Thanks for the heads up vis a vie the ride height. I have several of the 911 enthusiast kits in various stages of build, but none to that point.

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