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Tamiya 1/12 Porsche 934
kpnuts
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Posted: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 08:51 AM UTC
Hi all this will be my next build looks up to Tamiya normal standards but when I first assembled the engine block the fit was awful and I had to use clamps scarily tight to pull the engine halves together (luckily this area is hidden by the timing chain cases) also luckily the gearbox is a perfect fit so maybe the engine halves were warped for some reason and that will be the only problem I get. Which is also lucky as I intend to build the engine on a display stand to be put alongside the car (as if it's just been rebuilt ready to be put back in)The body moulding is awesome hardly any seams at all and the detail in the kit seems incredible 

This is the same scale as the Bentley so is quite a large car.











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Posted: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 11:53 AM UTC
I will be watching this as I built it's 1/24scale version last year for the Porsche campaign (that didn't have an engine)and I have had it's Martini 935 sibling in 1/12 scale for many years. The good thing about this kit is that the Cartograph decals went down really well over all those complex curves.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 12:30 AM UTC
Ken,
I'm really excited about following your build on this iconic 934 Porsche in 1/12 scale. The 934 was Porsches fuel injected race version of the 911 which was based on the actual showroom car, and the FIA has very strict rules on what a team could and couldn't do for race prep. Michael's 935 was the twin turbo version and was by the rules a full blown race car from the tube chassis up.

The Tamiya kit is quite old, so it's not up today's Tamiya super high standards, but still should build into one great kit as you've got the skills to over come any fit issues for sure.

joel
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Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 01:37 AM UTC
Great to see you make a start on this kit Ken, and another big 1/12 scale kit hitting the boards is good to see!

Looking forward to progress reports coming in.

Cheers, D
kpnuts
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Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 08:18 AM UTC
Ok so here is a start on the engine.




kpnuts
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Posted: Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 07:57 AM UTC
More work on the 934 engine.






Dixon66
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Posted: Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 10:19 AM UTC
Ken, your "metal" work is phenomenal.
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Posted: Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 10:40 AM UTC
I'm with David, excellent metallurgy!

Cheers, D
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Posted: Friday, June 19, 2020 - 08:08 AM UTC
Thanks guys.
Hi all more done to the engine (the rest seems to be going together in the usual tamiya fashion (in other words perfectly)








Cosimodo
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Posted: Friday, June 19, 2020 - 04:10 PM UTC
Looking very good Ken. Nice weathering on the engine too.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Sunday, June 21, 2020 - 03:04 AM UTC
Hi all more work on the engine and a start on the bodywork









kpnuts
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Posted: Sunday, June 21, 2020 - 08:12 AM UTC
Hi all made a start on the engine stand and did some work on the front end.










kpnuts
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Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 08:41 AM UTC
Hi all more work on the engine. 









Dixon66
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Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 11:55 AM UTC
Sexy!
Cosimodo
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Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 12:18 PM UTC
Great progress on this and looking really good.
kpnuts
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Posted: Friday, June 26, 2020 - 07:57 AM UTC
More work on the engine and a start on the body.











Dixon66
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Posted: Friday, June 26, 2020 - 08:57 AM UTC
Very nice Ken, the body and the engine look great.
kpnuts
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Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 07:41 AM UTC
Hi all well the tamiya supplied engine is done, I've looked on line but cant find picures the throttle linkages, I will have to ask my boss if he has any references (he seems to have an know anything Porsche related (hes an advisor on several official Porsche boards and is highly respected for his knowledge))started the decals, which are great but, the ones round the grill are really hard especially the ones around the square cut outs (if I could have guaranteed the colour match it would have been far and away easier to mask and spray it.













Ps I've barely started the decals (what ever happened to the English version (which I much preferred transfers) decals, where did that even come from you transfer the image from one place to another what you de (cant even think where cal fits in) sorry rant over, I just dont understand it.
kpnuts
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Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 08:28 AM UTC
Done some work on the fuel tank. a word of caution to anyone building this kit. When it comes to mounting the oil tank, on page one of the instructions it tells you to attach the mount for the oil tank, unless you skip ahead and build the oil tank first dont attach the mount in the first picture the bracket on the left had side is for the oil tank (the shelf with the oblong rail coming out from the side.



The steel pipe laying on its side next to it in the next pic goes into the tank and then into a hole in the bulkhead.



In the position of the next picture.



Here is a picture of the oil tank in position



Getting that pipe into the hole in the bulkhead and into the hole in the oil tank with that bracket in place is impossible (on this model of course that bracket was well and truly stuck) so I cut that rail off in order to get that pipe in then glued it back on again.

A better option would have been to attach the bracket and tank with the pipe on at the same time.

Here are some pics of the fuel tank.


kpnuts
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Posted: Wednesday, July 01, 2020 - 07:24 AM UTC
I used the kit hoses but I do have some braided hose so may well change those.

Here is where I am now.







kpnuts
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Posted: Friday, July 03, 2020 - 08:02 AM UTC
Thanks Randy

I must say I'm really enjoying this kit (although I thought it would take longer to build )

The seat is just placed there not glued loads to do to that yet.






Dixon66
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Posted: Friday, July 03, 2020 - 11:22 PM UTC
That interior really looks the business. Keep it up.
kpnuts
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Posted: Saturday, July 04, 2020 - 07:47 AM UTC
Hi all bought a mirror to mount the 934 on will have the car on axle stands with the engine alongside it, not sure whether to have the tyres stacked or arranged around it, also thinking of putting 2 walls up around it with pictures of the car racing on them I'm going for a look of it being in a museum display.
Any suggestions welcome.







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Posted: Saturday, July 04, 2020 - 03:47 PM UTC
This build is coming together beautifully Ken, and the display idea is great.

I think you should try with the car more central on a diagonal, with the engine front left and a wheel at each corner ready to fit.

Whichever way you decide to go, it will be impressive!

Cheers, D
kpnuts
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Posted: Thursday, July 09, 2020 - 07:56 AM UTC
Hi all made a start on the axle stands but had a major set back on the bodywork looked great till I clear coated it and it went matt (strange as I sprayed the bonnet and wings exactly the same way and they are nice and glossy)

I decanted the laquer out of the can and sprayed it through my air brush, the only difference being I sprayed the body this morning (it rained over night) I sprayed the bonnet and wings during the day in the sun (i wonder if it was damp and it has bloomed)