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Porsche campaign anyone?
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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 12:00 PM UTC
Excellent work Gabriel, I like the second one in your last post as well.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 10:29 AM UTC
I already voted for the Orange silhouette, but now there's 2 of them, so I'm modifying vote for the 2nd one.

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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 10:28 AM UTC
Sorry, Joel, I made the things complicated again - there are now three orange silhouettes. Perhaps you meant the one with "1", but you haven't seen yet the last two

No more confusion - I promise!

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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 10:23 AM UTC
Damian, I can't tell you why the first badge doesn't display. it is in the same shared album with the last two and I follow the same procedures. I have noticed, however, that both Automodeler forum and Photo Google are running very sluggishly to my end. Maybe you just need to refresh the browser and wait for Google Photo to load (?)

However, here are two more badges tweaked by your excellent suggestion:




If would be to cast a vote, I'll choose the last one.

Gabriel
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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 10:22 AM UTC
Damian,
I vote for the Orange silhouette
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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 10:04 AM UTC
Hi Gabriel.

I can't see your first ribbon for some reason, but the 2 variants above look great. I think the 911 silhouette is iconic enough to clearly identify the Group Build. Perhaps a "70th' on there to recognise the 70th anniversary of Porsche in 2018?

Anyway, lets put it to the group and get consensus.

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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 08:27 AM UTC
Variants:




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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 07:24 AM UTC

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I really like your ribbon as it "screams" Porsche



I was wondering if the silhouette of 911 is iconic enough to unclutter the badge by removing the lettering and to replace it with a numeral, leaving the door open for a future campaign.

???

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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 06:24 AM UTC
Gabriel,
The only thing that matters is which one crossed the finish line 1st, and it was the Bug. A little stretch of the rules, and you've got yourself a winner.

I really like your ribbon as it "screams" Porsche.

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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 06:03 AM UTC

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Gabriel
WOW!!

Even I'd by a Bug with that color and exterior package. Your build came out absolutely perfect.

Joel



Thanks, Joel! Believe me, it's some way short of perfect but I have to say I'm content with the result, especially because was never intended to be "the one", but just a mere lab rat for new techniques. The real Porsche paid the bills and the ugly bug won! Life!

D, please check if we can do with this one: GIF 20x50px:


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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 04:57 AM UTC
D,
Just great to have you back "in the saddle again". We've all missed you.

I'm just posted a few pictures per update here, with the full update in the open Car forum to help draw more interest to our Auto site. I even got Rowan to commit to building the Airfix 1/32 MGB!!

Just an idea for the ribbon, it should have any kind of Porsche on it. After all, it's a Porsche campaign.

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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 04:53 AM UTC
Gabriel
WOW!!

Even I'd by a Bug with that color and exterior package. Your build came out absolutely perfect.

Joel
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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 02:14 AM UTC
Hi Gabriel.

Ribbon is GIF 50x20 pixels.



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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 02:01 AM UTC

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We are still looking for ideas for a ribbon, any and all suggestions gratefully accepted. I'm happy to do some fiddling with the format, just throw out some concepts guys!

Happy New Year, here's to plenty more of the same styrene goodness for 2019!



Hi, D! and Happy New Year!
I was toying with a couple of campaign badge ideas. What dimension needs to be in pixels again?

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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 01:36 AM UTC
I haven't had a chance to troll through this thread for a while, all I can say is WOW, WOW, WOW !!!

Some amazing work in progress and beautifully completed builds, and still 8 months to run!

We are still looking for ideas for a ribbon, any and all suggestions gratefully accepted. I'm happy to do some fiddling with the format, just throw out some concepts guys!

Happy New Year, here's to plenty more of the same styrene goodness for 2019!

Cheers, D
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Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2019 - 10:44 AM UTC

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Gabriel,
Link fixed.
Your Bug looks simply amazing.
Joel



Thanks, Joel, for letting me know.

Last UPDATE

Well, I guess January 1st it's a good day to finish a model . And here she is:
















I'm very close now to a clean bench, with just a single un-finished 1/72nd WWI aircraft completed some 50%

Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Monday, December 31, 2018 - 05:46 AM UTC
Gabriel,
Link fixed.
Your Bug looks simply amazing.
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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 02:19 PM UTC
Joel, that interior looks unbelievably "accomplished". I'll read the whole story on the dedicated thread.
Meanwhile, I re-linked the picture with my VW. Maybe this time will work.
Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 09:27 AM UTC
Well it's time for another update which I'll be posting in a short while in the main Car forum. Here's a few pictures as to where I'm at in the build.

Joel



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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 09:24 AM UTC
Gabriel,
something must have gone wrong, as there are pictures in your post, just a circle with a minus sign?
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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 07:07 AM UTC
Yes, it saddens me to know the rich history of the Beetle has reached a rather inglorious end...

UPDATE - Almost there!
The body and the undersides assembled together - this is the first time I see the whole thing together myself and I'm not too disappointed. There are still turn signals, fog lamps, antenna and such to be attached, but the bug is pretty much done.


Happy New Year everyone!

Gabriel
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Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 03:09 AM UTC

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Gabriel,
Simply outstanding. You should send the pictures of the final build to VW. Who knows, they just might buy the rights from you to produce your version. It surely would turn heads.

Joel



Thank you for the high prize! That will be awesome, Joel! The only thing is VW New Beetle went out of production this year, and there is no sign of continuation of the concept, at least for the time being. Most probably the next small compact volume from VW will be an alternative fuel one (?).

Gabriel




Gabriel,
Hard to believe that the Bug won't be around any longer. Even I had a 1970 Bug for a few months before my next sports car: A MG Midget, which naturally was pushed to the limits for the street. I even had a custom exhaust header made, which was mainly needed so that my two barrel Webber side draft carb fit the intake manifold. Talk about a great sound as a bonus.

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Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 01:38 AM UTC

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Gabriel,
Simply outstanding. You should send the pictures of the final build to VW. Who knows, they just might buy the rights from you to produce your version. It surely would turn heads.

Joel



Thank you for the high prize! That will be awesome, Joel! The only thing is VW New Beetle went out of production this year, and there is no sign of continuation of the concept, at least for the time being. Most probably the next small compact volume from VW will be an alternative fuel one (?).

Gabriel
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Posted: Wednesday, December 26, 2018 - 11:59 AM UTC
Gabriel,
Simply outstanding. You should send the pictures of the final build to VW. Who knows, they just might buy the rights from you to produce your version. It surely would turn heads.

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Posted: Wednesday, December 26, 2018 - 02:36 AM UTC
Hi, guys!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

UPDATE - crawling closer

I never thought I'm gonna say this, but I have here a poorly engineered Tamiya. The cut out surface on the Beetle body is just too big for the parts to align properly and to hold together. Skipping the cross beam that supports the trunk hinges on the real car, Tamiya expects me to click fit two parts (the rear window and the trunk lid) pushing them from opposite directions! Right! I had to remove the trunk cover, install the back window with lots and lots of Micro Krystal Klear and only then to force the trunk lid into its place, praying in the same time the window will stay put


My strategy worked eventually, but cleaning the mess was not all that easy. I still have some little "fogging" from the glue but not to worry - it's water based and I just need more rinsing.


The wheels added and the interior fitted to the floor pan. Finally, the kit recalled itself it is a Tamiya and gave me no more trouble


Cheers!
Gabriel