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Revell 1/16 porsche 356 C Cabriolet
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Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2020 - 06:52 AM UTC
Ken,
No need to thank me. I'm sure you'd have come up with the same solution when you mulled over it.

Anyway, the bonnet is looking rear good now, so you're back on track.

Joel
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Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2020 - 05:34 AM UTC
Thanks Joel that did sort the problem, with the bonnet I added some plasticard under the hinges which lowered the bonnet so it's now a flush fit.








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Posted: Saturday, February 08, 2020 - 12:25 PM UTC
Sorry to hear that you are hitting such major issues on this one Ken. This is the sort of feedback that needs to go back to the manufacturer just in case they have a batch of bad kits for some reason. If it is an inherent fit flaw than they also need to be notified.

As Joel said, those alignment pins on the top of the inner wheel arch may be the issue, perhaps try shaving them off and test fit again.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Saturday, February 08, 2020 - 10:25 AM UTC
Ken,
Egads that truly sucks. But after all you've gone through with this build, I'm willing to bet that you'll put it down, for a day or so, and then figure it out.

I took a look back at the chassis and one picture shows the front wells. I'm wondering if it's those female mounting cups on the top of the well causing the issue? I gather that since they're also on the rear wells, that's how the body gets mounted. I'd cut off the front ones and see if that solves your problem.

Worse case scenario is to cut small sections of the tops of the front wells off till the body fits. Then the issue become on how to mount the body. Maybe sheet plastic across the cut off sections and slowly build it up till the body seats level and square.

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Posted: Saturday, February 08, 2020 - 08:49 AM UTC
Right well this is now going to be buried in the deepest part of my stash, I am more than a little peed off

After heroic efforts to sort the warped body (you may think this clamp is over kill but I assure you its not)



Great all looked to be ok then I moved to sort the front out you cant get the the wheel arches under the wings (wont go high enough)



And look how high the bonnet is



That fitted perfectly till I started pushing the body up to get the wheel arches under the wings (imagine how high it would be if I managed to get the wheel arches under the wings) of course now (due to the use of the clamp the body is really stuck in the middel) how this hasn't been hurled across the room I dont know. More than a little peed off.

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Posted: Wednesday, February 05, 2020 - 10:34 AM UTC
Ken,
I'd say you got a mile deep shine for sure. The Chrome on the grill really looks quite good.

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Posted: Wednesday, February 05, 2020 - 09:28 AM UTC
More work done on the Porsche, sticking some of the chrome bits on (hope I can straighten the bodywork out! I think I can) quite pleased with paintwork has a nice shine to it.






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Posted: Tuesday, February 04, 2020 - 10:24 AM UTC
Ken,
Absolutely stunning.

The dash really looks quite real. I'd personally have had a difficult time deciding if it's the real deal or your model. It's that good.

And the leather seat staining really does come to life.

Have you test fitted the windshield as yet?

Joel
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Posted: Tuesday, February 04, 2020 - 09:23 AM UTC
Sorry for the confusion I was just showing how I normally like to do cars.
Hi all got some of the interior done, really pleased with the dashboard. 








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Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 11:10 AM UTC
Ken,
As Richard said, that's no Porsche. Is it a WWII Merc? In any event I'd say that you did it justice with a ton of realistic war time weathering. The rust really does look like real car rust. And from what I can see of the leather seats, they also have the look of real leather.

Joel
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Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 10:45 AM UTC
Wow Ken - the Porsche seems to have changed somehow....
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Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 09:39 AM UTC
Did some work on the leather seats (used a bit of artistic licence, the seats the cars that I see tend to be immaculate since they have been lovingly restored) but I'm thinking this has been lovingly owned from new so the leather has some ware) ( you have to give me some Lee way as I tend to like to weather things hard)








I do find it really hard making things new and pristine when my natural bent is to add weathering but I think this is a realistic depiction of looked after 50 yr old leather.
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Posted: Monday, January 27, 2020 - 03:24 AM UTC
Ken,
The color coat really has some shine to it.

Sorry to hear about your where to paint issues. I guess that I'm really lucky as I have one of the "kids" bedrooms as my main cave. Since we only had one child, I've always had that room for modeling and my computers. The deal was from day #1, a venting system that works, a compressor that is super quiet (after the house compressor that was super loud and vibrated the house), and I have to keep it spotless. Took some time but I've upheld my end of the deal for years now.

Hopefully you can come up with some deal to store the spa outside but covered and insulated as needed, so the model shed will be back in business.

Joel
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Posted: Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 07:22 AM UTC
Hi all next update and we have some colour, first coat of many.






A little explanation before I mention what happened next I built a shed in the garden for spraying my models as the misses refused to allow painting in the new house (that's fine I can understand that) unfortunately we have a hot tub which we need to take down in the winter so with the new house theres no room to store it so where is it stored, you guessed it, in the shed so now guess what, yep I cant spray in the shed as swmbo says she doesn't want spray dust all over the hot tub.

Spraying outside the shed door got the body sprayed started spraying the other panels and it started to rain, by the time I got it all in the shed all the other panels had at least one rain drop on them. They all have to be sanded down and done again.
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Posted: Friday, January 24, 2020 - 10:23 AM UTC
Ken,
This just goes to prove that the kit manufactures sure do take liberties and do get it wrong way to many times. I would have never guessed that Black wasn't the correct shade. I personally really like that dark Green carpet. So which color will you be going with?

And the engine in the bay with the body shell on, sure does look good.

One thing for sure, you're making excellent progress, so the 2 steps back is incorrect in your case.

Joel
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Posted: Friday, January 24, 2020 - 09:22 AM UTC
Hi all well I've decided on the colour, black does look great.

Guess what I've discovered the body is warped sideways as well 




One step forward 2 back.

The instructions would have you paint the carpet black, I was going to go by this website http://derwhites356literature.com/Porsche356Colors.html

For colour combos but as you can see they say black had carpets of green or red

Well here are some pics of the actual car we have in the workshop.





So that's what I'm going for







The carpet has a ribbed effect which I will try to duplicate with dry brushing some darker grey over this.
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Posted: Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 10:35 AM UTC

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Shell, always an added bonus to have another knowledgeable Porsche guy with us.

Joel



I'm actually more on the VW side (buses are my thing), but there is a lot of overlap in the early vehicles mechanically.
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Posted: Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 10:16 AM UTC
That engine Revell have done is a mess, are those blobs supposed to be carbs? Plus the exhaust stubs seem to come from the barrels themselves and not the cylinder heads. Dunno what the kit designer was smoking before he went to work on that! Tragic at this scale in this day and age.
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Posted: Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 08:54 AM UTC
You are correct Shell
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Posted: Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 08:31 AM UTC
Ken,

You're making great progress. The engine detailing really does look quite good. As for the bottom plate of the chassis, you really duplicated one that's seen a lot of road miles.

Shell, always an added bonus to have another knowledgeable Porsche guy with us.

Joel
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Posted: Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 08:20 AM UTC
That doghouse shroud looks like they just copied one from a Type 1 or Type 2 dual port engine. That rectangular part you trimmed off was the bulge where the oil cooler sits inside the housing, and the little bit coming down from it down to the bottom edge of the housing is the duct that directs the air down and out.

I don't think the Porsches have that feature as they use an external cooler, correct?
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Posted: Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 07:18 AM UTC
Hi all well I've added the throttle linkages the fuel lines and the cold start valve (I know none of this will be visible when the body is on but hey keeps me out of the pubs and away from those loose women)

Loads more needs correcting, I hope this is not a sign of things to come from revell, this kit was only released in 2018 I've really enjoyed the previous revell kits I've built, I even sang their praises not so with this kit though.













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Posted: Friday, January 17, 2020 - 10:21 AM UTC
904 written off now concourse 911 rsr total rebuild took 4 yrs as the owner only wanted original parts (obviously not available off the shelf so you have to wait till they're available. Most expensive was a 550 worth 4 million pounds Stirling, I've seen cars that are so rare I doubt many have seen even in museums. I know I'm very lucky
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Posted: Friday, January 17, 2020 - 09:30 AM UTC
Ken,
That's some detailing and corrections you did on that kit engine. It looks fantastic.

I'm also really jealous that you work in a Porsche restoration shop. That would have been my dream job. I can only imagine the cars that have come through there over the years. So what was the most impressive restoration to date?

Joel
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Posted: Friday, January 17, 2020 - 09:18 AM UTC
More bad news Joel.
Hi all well i wanted to add the throttle linkages and cold starting system but comparing the engine at work with this one, I got to thinking it's nothing like the real thing so I took it into work and asked our engineers and none of them have seen tinware on a 356 Porsche like the one depicted in this kit (baring in mind they only restore classic porsche here) so I cut all the excess tinware off. Here is what's in the kit.



Heres a pic of the engine out of the 356 C Cabriolet 





So after I cut off the excess tinware I ended up with this




I also wanted to add the low and high tension leads to the coil but when i tried there was no room under it to add them so I thought I will just move it up but then i thought it may have knock on problems later on so I measured it and it should be 8.75 mm the kit supplied one is 10.5mm so it's too long, after the last few revell kits (which I raved about how good they were I'm very disappointed in this one) I also added the leads from the dynamo.




Loads more details could be added to this kit (I dont havevthe skills so I wont be) the 2 stumps either side of the engine with the 2 holes in the top are supposed to be the inlet manifolds and carbs (I may try to make some rudimentary ones but since when in the car they wont be seen at all who knows.