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Tamiya 1/24 scale Porsche 956
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Posted: Monday, December 10, 2018 - 08:43 PM UTC
Nice work on removing the seat. I do admire your attention to detail for cars. I am still in OOB phase for them, unlike ships or planes, as I am more interested in getting to the paint stage for practice. I guess somewhere there is probably aftermarket pieces for these Tamiya kits or just basic race car bits but I will enjoy watching you scratch build what you need.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 02:58 AM UTC

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Nice work on removing the seat. I do admire your attention to detail for cars. I am still in OOB phase for them, unlike ships or planes, as I am more interested in getting to the paint stage for practice. I guess somewhere there is probably aftermarket pieces for these Tamiya kits or just basic race car bits but I will enjoy watching you scratch build what you need.

cheers
Michael




Michael,

Gloss paint jobs for cars/trucks is still my #1 priority, and where I will continue to focus most of my energy, as I'm still learning the basics. Without a doubt it's the hardest and most alien part of a automotive build. It's something that we rarely, if ever needed in military modeling.

To be completely truthful, I tried race cars twice before, once in the mid 1970s, and once 10 years ago. Both times were complete disasters, as I just couldn't figure the basics out. But this time with the help of the many talented auto modelers that have You Tube channels, I've found procedures that work for me. I took it from there till I have a Standard Painting Procedure that I can duplicate time and time again.

I was amazed at just how many different styles, methods, type of air brushes/Rattle cans were actually used. The trick is to find procedures that you're comfortable with, and to know why you're comfortable doing it that way. That's the trick to the whole process.

To me painting the shell is a completely separate part of the build. When I decide to paint varies by kit, and that's mainly just the mood I'm in. But once I start the shell, I completely finish it. These days I prefer to leave it for last so that I'm not handling it any more then necessary, but not always, as multi piece shells just complicate things even more, like with the Ferrari 330 P4 and the side sills that can't be attached till the very last phase of the build.

The building of the pit, suspension, engine/transmission is exactly the same as building any military model. The level of extra detail is up to us. The 330 P4 is pure OOB, while the Lotus 72E just had engine detailing, and the Porsche 956 C will be my most detailed build to date, but something I really don't want to do on every build.

Joel
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Posted: Monday, December 17, 2018 - 09:22 AM UTC
Well, another week just flew by, and it's time for my next update.

I scratched built all the major components needed for the left hand side of the cockpit, after I'd removed the 2nd dummy seat and rebuilt the cockpit with sheet. Then I wired up those components just to fool the viewers eye.





I used Tamiya panel line wash on all the radiators, but I must have jumped the gun and removed the excess wash before it really had a chance to dry, so I've got to redo it, but this time I'll give it enough time to really dry.

Next up I needed to install the transmission & engine.
The transmission was a little wobbly when I test fitted it, so I made a simple jig to align it while the glue dried.









Then I dry fitted the cockpit to see how it all tied in together.



Thanks for stopping by. and checking out my 956 build to date. As always, it's much appreciated.

Joel

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Posted: Monday, December 17, 2018 - 01:54 PM UTC
Now that's awesome!

One day, next century, I'm going to be as good to scratch build as you are !

Excellent looks of the sub-assemblies, busy but not overdone! The detail painting also great. Now I see quite clearly that my 959 engine would have been pretty much the same, except for the distributor which is located somewhere else

Always inspirational!
Thanks for sharing!


Gabriel
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Posted: Monday, December 17, 2018 - 06:08 PM UTC
Looks amazing my friend.
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Posted: Monday, December 17, 2018 - 08:11 PM UTC

Great job so far, Joel!
Very well assembled, scratched/detailed and painted.

looking foreward, Th mas
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Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 04:32 AM UTC

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Now that's awesome!

One day, next century, I'm going to be as good to scratch build as you are !

Excellent looks of the sub-assemblies, busy but not overdone! The detail painting also great. Now I see quite clearly that my 959 engine would have been pretty much the same, except for the distributor which is located somewhere else

Always inspirational!
Thanks for sharing!


Gabriel




Gabriel,
Thanks so much my friend for your most kind words. Believe me, your detailing skills are the equal or better then mine.


Joel
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Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 04:33 AM UTC

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Looks amazing my friend.



Jesper,
So glad that you like what you see.
Joel
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Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 04:34 AM UTC

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Great job so far, Joel!
Very well assembled, scratched/detailed and painted.

looking foreward, Th mas



Thomas,
Thanks my friend for stopping by and checking out my 956, it's much appreciated.
Joel
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Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 08:58 PM UTC
Lovely details Joel!!
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Posted: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 02:31 AM UTC

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Lovely details Joel!!



Russell,
Thanks so much my friend for stopping by and checking out the 956 build to date. It's always much appreciated.
Joel
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Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 01:00 PM UTC
Following closely, as I have the same in my stash. Nice. Pat
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Posted: Friday, December 21, 2018 - 02:43 AM UTC

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Following closely, as I have the same in my stash. Nice. Pat



Pat,
Thanks for following my build, and leaving a comment, it's greatly appreciated.
Joel
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Posted: Friday, December 21, 2018 - 02:35 PM UTC
Great work Joel.
As I have said before, I admire you patience and dedication to accuracy in completing the interior and the detailing the engine. I guess like most kits in this scale nothing opens but that you complete it even knowing you won't be able to see it is great. I think if I switch to 1/12 scale I will follow your example and do some research on those finishing touches.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Friday, December 21, 2018 - 02:43 PM UTC
Hi Joel,
I noticed this thread in the 'latest posts' page, and thought I'd stop and have a look.

Some very nice effort so far. I'll be looking forward to seeing the outside parts and paint.

Have a Merry Christmas!

Gaz
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Posted: Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 02:22 AM UTC

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Great work Joel.
As I have said before, I admire you patience and dedication to accuracy in completing the interior and the detailing the engine. I guess like most kits in this scale nothing opens but that you complete it even knowing you won't be able to see it is great. I think if I switch to 1/12 scale I will follow your example and do some research on those finishing touches.

cheers
Michael




Michael,
Thank you my friend for those really most kind words. With the 956, there is a ton of glass to look into the cockpit with, so most of what I'm doing can be seen. as for the engine compartment, the shell comes in two pcs, and I intend to display it with the tail standing up, so the viewer will see my best efforts.

Trying to bring up a 1984 molded kit to today's standards is a challenge for someone with my modest skill level, but I'm doing my best. It's still 2 steps forward, and one step backwards. this build is going to take way longer then I thought it would, but I'm enjoying ever work session to the fullest.

Many of the closed wheel race cars in 1/24 scale are just glorified curbside models, which I tend to blow through in about a month's time. There are some detailed kits that I'm really looking at, and of course the world of open wheel cars as well.

Joel
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Posted: Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 02:41 AM UTC

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Hi Joel,
I noticed this thread in the 'latest posts' page, and thought I'd stop and have a look.

Some very nice effort so far. I'll be looking forward to seeing the outside parts and paint.

Have a Merry Christmas!

Gaz




Gary,
You made my day for sure. Thanks so much for stopping by, and checking out my Porsche 956 build. The world of race cars just couldn't be more different then aircraft modeling, but road racing has been my passion since I was 13 years old and bought my 1st issue of Road & Track.

Painting the shell, and then decaling will start once I get a little further into the detailing of the engine compartment.

So what have you've been building these days?

Hope that you and your family have a great Christmas holiday to

Joel
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Posted: Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 09:06 AM UTC
Thank you, Joel.

You know me. Tanks and planes... one ship too but it's been a little sidelined.

The only car I'd consider building at this stage would be a VW Kharmann Ghia but I'd want to do it with a California style drop-top... which I have no idea how I'd make happen because I can't imagine what I'd do to get the supports and glass all correct.

Glad to see you enjoying models.

Merry Christmas!

Gaz
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Posted: Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 09:48 AM UTC

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Thank you, Joel.

You know me. Tanks and planes... one ship too but it's been a little sidelined.

The only car I'd consider building at this stage would be a VW Kharmann Ghia but I'd want to do it with a California style drop-top... which I have no idea how I'd make happen because I can't imagine what I'd do to get the supports and glass all correct.

Glad to see you enjoying models.

Merry Christmas!

Gaz



Gary,
Just glad that you're still building. That's what I was referring to.
Joel
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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 09:44 AM UTC
Well, it's been two weeks since my last update. I've focused all my efforts continuing to detail the engine/transmission bay. All the small details including the air intakes for the fuel injection, over flow tank/with chassis bracing, and various lines. For aluminum tube lines I used Silver solder, for rubber hosing I used black wire insulation, and for braided lines Detail Master's braided line. I still have more to do, but I'm getting there.

Every single mistake and visual error just pops right out with these macro images, that I didn't see prior to taking them. So I'll have to re-focus my efforts on correcting them one by one to the best of my ability.

And finally, I installed the rear half stafts and brake hubs both front and rear. Slowly but surely, I'm getting closer to getting into the paint booth with the front and rear body shells.

Here's a few pictures of where I'm at with my build.

Joel















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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 10:27 AM UTC
This is really shaping up Joel. Amazing detail work.
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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 10:43 AM UTC

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This is really shaping up Joel. Amazing detail work.



Jesper,
Thanks my friend for stopping by and checking out the 956 to date. It's always much appreciated.
Joel
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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 12:56 PM UTC
Joel,
That is some special detail work you've done! It really looks quite nice!

Gaz
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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 02:58 PM UTC
Joel, you are reigning supreme in this kind of detailing. I would have got lost in the technical diagrams long before I could fit the first wire. I am chickening out at the simple thought of putting "wires" on the distribution cap for my Chrysler 300 build - but I have to bite the bullet this time. I'm really glad to have an exquisite example every time you post a build blog!

Gabriel
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Posted: Monday, December 31, 2018 - 05:57 AM UTC

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Joel,
That is some special detail work you've done! It really looks quite nice!

Gaz



Gary,
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my build to date. I'm really thrilled that you like my detailing efforts. As much as it looks complicated, it's really isn't. The real deal has way more lines and electrical connections.

Joel