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  1. After far too long, my first Tamiya Mustang GT4 complete. Modeled as an exact replica of the PF Racing GT4 in the 2018 PWC Race at Portland International Raceway. I designed all of the decals (minus CF) and had them printed by Highball Graphics. The carbon decaled hood louvers were quite the challenge - Scale Motorsports decals with Solvaset. Splitter, wing, and interior carbon fiber decals by Studio27. Photoetch parts in the grill, wing, and console by Hobby Design. PF Racing Mustang GT4, competing in the Pirelli World Championship GTS Sprint X class. Thanks for looking!
  2. The finish line is in sight! Recoated and cleared the PF Racing Mustang GT4 Replica. On to finishing the decals and final touches! Hobby Design photo etch pieces for the grill. Took some modifications but overall turned out well. Really love the way Tamiya did these taillights. They look awesome. Attempting to go 100% accurate on the replica part. This will be as the car raced in 2018 in the Pirelli World Championship series at Portland International Raceway. Starting decals! I custom designed all of the decals on the exterior and had them printed
  3. Well, I was really hoping I'd be done with these, but some failed Tamiya masking tape and a chrome paint that was anything but set me back quite a bit. Masked the window moldings and airbrushed the semi-gloss black to only have the bleed under the tape really mess up the clear coat. So... sanded both bodies and will attempt again. I'm afraid my KohR Motorsports body will take quite a bit more work after the chrome paint (which was bright silver) really goofed the clear coat and came off with the window molding masking tape. Oh well take 2 on the way. Did test fit some carbon pieces which has m
  4. Few more details done. Starting the body paint finally - I'm ready to see how the Kohr livery turns out, fingers crossed! Tamiya X-10 Gunmetal color is beautiful on a body. Matches the Ford Magnetic metallic charcoal gray very well. Kohr livery wheels. well lug nuts with pink painted studs. Tail lights painted. Tried a Model Master version of 'clear red' and it didn't hold a candle to the Tamiya X-27 clear red. Finally found some X-27 and repainted the tail lights. Working all the carbon details... Need a different strategy if I was going to do these again!
  5. Finished up the other chassis for the KoHR Motorsports replica. Used PE parts from Hobby Design on this one. Finished wiring on in the tub: Seat belts with the detail up parts: Thanks for looking!
  6. Close to completing the chassis on the first GT4 - likely the PF Racing replica. Using a blend of custom made Carbon Fiber decals and Studio27 carbon decals for the GT4 model. Hopefully have the second chassis done soon! Thanks for looking.
  7. Misha - Tamiya does include these details as, B43, B42/A3, and A2. All of these parts are in the interior. 1st pic: Fire extinguisher that's near in rear of the interior (A2). 2nd pic: Honestly not sure - pressurized bottle in the interior, but unaware of exactly what it's feeding (B42/A3). The big black box in the upper left of the picture is the battery box (B8). EDIT: I'm fairly confident this is for the Holinger sequential shift transmission. The bottle and electronics are part of the pneumatic paddle / sequential shifting system. 3rd pic: ECU, ignition, and vehicle
  8. Misha - I thought the same with the lack of Tamiya call-outs. I've been going off a lot of my own shots from a few 2018 races as well as some other pics across the internet. Here's a few great reference sites: http://www.mustangandfords.com/featured-vehicles/1804-trans-am-racing-ford-performance-race-car-gt4-mustang//photo-gallery/ https://autoaction.com.au/2019/06/01/under-the-skin-ford-mustang-gt4-pony-express https://www.motor1.com/photos/510743/ford-mustang-gt4-live-photos/ It's a great build for the most part. Fit is really good. Depending on how detailed and realistic
  9. Finally starting and making progress on my GT4 builds. Doing a pair of 2018 liveries, a Kohr Motorsports from IMSA Continental Tire Sportscar Challenge and a PF Racing from the Pirelli World Challenge SprintX. Shocks: Brakes: Completed undercarriage: Starting the interior: Working on the second GT4 currently to get the dash and photoetch toggles done. Need some smaller tooling! Looking forward to getting the body's done and decaled.
  10. Penguins87 - Of the (10) race cars I've seen in IMSA and PWC, the roll cage interior parts of each car have been white. Each team's wiring, drink bottle, cool suit, and other set-up is a bit different, but the location of the 'hard' parts is generally the same.
  11. Finally starting my Mustang GT4 builds – thought I’d share a few detail pics of the actual race cars from a few events I’ve attended. I found a few of these pics helpful in determining what’s carbon, what’s not, fine details, etc… for those are are sticklers and OCD on replica builds!
  12. Yeah - here's a few shots of how the model comes from Top Speed. In the decal removal process, salvaged most of the main livery and paint (light blue and red), then touched up, painted the mirrors and made covers for the left side fuel connection and air jack, added the roof camera pod, and decaled according to how it ran in IMSA at the Sahlen's Six Hours. The models are light on the finer details from Top Speed like grill and extractor vent details and the tires and wheels.
  13. Thanks guys - was a fun conversion. In my attempts to match the car and livery exactly to how it ran at the Glen in 2019 based on my pictures, I had to go back and forth a bunch with the little details. Modelling OCD, haha. I appreciate you looking!
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