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Revell 1/16 porsche 356 C Cabriolet
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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: 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: 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 - 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

Joel
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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: 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: 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: Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 09:06 AM UTC
Hi all well theres no detail underneath, no brake lines, no shock absorbers, no back panel to the brakes, no calipers on the front after a lot of deliberation (is this kit really worth all this effort) I've decided it is, so here are pics of what the kit supplies.






Hopefully I can improve on this. 

Unfortunately the car i was basing this on is no longer in the workshop but we have a coupe in and our engineers assure me the brakes and suspension are the same so more measures and research (I've bought a vernier for the measurements) I must say I'm very disappointed with this kit even without the moulding problems they really dropped the ball with this kit all the other German produced kits I've done were amazing (I would have put them up with Tamiya) this kit I would say is below Frog standards, which is a shame, I hope this is not a glimps of things to come, considering this is a 2018 new moulding.

I will certainly think very carefully before buying another revell kit and I certainly wont be recommending revell kits in the near future.
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Posted: Friday, February 21, 2020 - 03:25 AM UTC
Ken,
Like you, I was always under the impression especially after reading a ton of reviews that the Revell of Germany kits were right up there with the top tier kits. Just miles ahead of Revell USA. And I'm equally surprised that you've had one major issue after another, yet you've beat the kit into submission time and time again.

Looking forward to how you detail the brakes and underside. BTW, I keep on looking at how you painted and weathered the leather seats and cover. Boy do they look realistic.

Joel
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Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 09:34 AM UTC
Well I've added some more to the body (will sort the missing chassis detail at another time)









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Posted: Friday, February 28, 2020 - 02:15 AM UTC
Ken,
Every time I see your build it's looking more and more as I fondly remember them. You've certainly over come every single short coming that Revell has thrown at you.

One thing that I just noticed is the Porsche Club badge on the rear engine grill. Damn, I always wanted one, but opted instead for my MGB badge on the front grill instead, and on the rear just above the bumper was my GB (Great Britton) badge. Funny how these little touches just seem to bring back some of the best of memories.

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Posted: Tuesday, March 03, 2020 - 09:00 AM UTC
Hi all I've done what I can to the rear suspension, cant do much with the front as the way they've moulded it I would have to cut it all out and start again (its moulded all on one plane when in fact it is not) also the tie rod is moulded where the front calipers should be, I cant move it to the back as I would have to cut a channel in the back wall for it to run in.

On the rear brakes there is no backing plate for the handbrake cable or hydraulic pipes to go.



It just so happens a tap washer fits the bill perfectly 





Drilled the holes for the cables and pipes to go through.





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Posted: Tuesday, March 03, 2020 - 09:44 AM UTC
Hi all well it's done, not great but ok (considering what I started with)







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Posted: Tuesday, March 03, 2020 - 10:34 AM UTC
Ken,
I'd say that you nailed it for sure. Just love the final results.


Joel