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Borez

MFH Gulf Porsche 917K 1/24th vs Fujimi Martini Porsche 917K

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Excellent work Borez.

I have to pinch myself to remember that these are 1/24 scale kits.

 

Simon.

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Sublime work there Borez. Looking forward to your next updates... :)

 

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.I lost only one of them but i need to do it two times .First they where not at 90 degres and parrallel to each other .I put everything in acetone and glue them again with a big magnified glass.

 

The car is now almost finished i wait the spa classic in mai to take pictures of the real 917k.I dont find pictures of the left side of the engine bay to connect the pump and the oil reservoir. 

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Check also before mounting the wheels that the screw holding them are not to long.On my kit when i screwed them to hold the front wheels they pushed again the back and the brake disk was unglued (sorry for my poor english).

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Looking good Mr borez. It looks as the the mfh car is coming along nicely, I really like the wooden resistor it looms very close to the real thing. 

 

Shaun

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Posted (edited)

So just some minor bits and pieces as I've been away working again.

 

The repaired fujimi sidepods 2k'd and now looking a lot better than a week or so ago.

 

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And a test fit of the MFH sidepods, no apparent problems with these.

 

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The complete extended inner wheel arch on the Fujimi ( the piece that took me way longer than I wanted )

 

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And some detailing on the Fujimi firewall. ( this as well as the MFH firewal will be given an oil treatment )

 

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And then onto he silverware  ( or... the various metal tanks and side-pod inserts of both cars. )

 

Primed

 

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And then sprayed with Alclad aluminium ( straight over the primer, I don't want them too shiny )

 

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Then ( on the MFH parts )  to try and get a more realistic look to them as opposed to just square boxes, I basically sanded a tiny part of the edges and corners back to the white metal to give them contrast. Very subtle, but I think they catch the light better at a distance.

 

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Then some detailing and oil treatment on one or two of the tanks.

 

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The straps will be painted on this tank.

 

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Oil treatment on the MFH fuel  tank. The rivets are very tempting but I have no clue what size I'd need ( if anyone can help out here? ) I mean, it's not that necessary, the part does look riveted as is. But I'm tempted.

 

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Also in the middle of detailing up the second set of MFH distributors. I added the metal banding as an extra detail.

 

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And the start of scratch building the non-existent ones for the Fujimi

 

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And that's it for now really, just little bits of detailing here and there before I start assembling the Fujimi rear frame and dropping in the engine + detailing up the rest of the MFH rear frame. 

 

I have a few days off now +  Ms Borez is away on a yoga retreat in Portugal so hopefully I can get a lot done over the next couple of days. "Hopefully" being the key word really.

 

Thanks for looking in.

 

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All looking very nice Borez.

The changes to the texture of the tanks etc adds something else into it.

 

Have a nice break.

 

Simon.

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1 hour ago, Borez said:

The straps will be painted on this tank.

 

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I 've this extra tank piece from the engine trans kit and can't for the life of me figure out where it is ment to go as there is little to no space available in the car. Do you know where it goes? 

 

Shaun 

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8 minutes ago, shood23 said:

 

I 've this extra tank piece from the engine trans kit and can't for the life of me figure out where it is ment to go as there is little to no space available in the car. Do you know where it goes? 

 

Shaun 

 

You know what Shaun, that is a very, very good point. Where the hell does that piece actually go?

 

I actually forgot I tried to work it out the other week and couldn't.  Now of the builds I've seen with the transkit engine in them reference it either on closer inspection.

 

Answers on a postcard please to...

 

 

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MFH fuel tank rivets?

I'd be tempted to drill out the holes,

insert stretched sprue, glue with

extra thin, then sand until they are

just proud of the panel.

But that's just me. Details, details....

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3 hours ago, Borez said:

 

You know what Shaun, that is a very, very good point. Where the hell does that piece actually go?

 

I actually forgot I tried to work it out the other week and couldn't.  Now of the builds I've seen with the transkit engine in them reference it either on closer inspection.

 

Answers on a postcard please to...

 

 

 

I've seen somewhere that it's for a bigger fuel tank but I have seen no 917k or lh reference that it goes on. My thoughts were that maybe it's for a 917/10 or 30 but I'm not sure as the I can't find any pictures of the real car with it. 

 

Shaun 

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Posted (edited)

1 hour ago, shood23 said:

 

I've seen somewhere that it's for a bigger fuel tank but I have seen no 917k or lh reference that it goes on. My thoughts were that maybe it's for a 917/10 or 30 but I'm not sure as the I can't find any pictures of the real car with it. 

 

Shaun 

 

Ahh OK, that actually makes a lot of sense. If you look at this Le Mans 1971 pic from the factory team the 917 at the front of the pic does indeed have a much larger fuel tank.

 

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Well spotted.

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Hmm they do seem to have a larger tank in the closest car but not the martini car. Also are they tanks being the rear wheels on the pink pig or something else. 

 

Shaun 

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1 hour ago, shood23 said:

Hmm they do seem to have a larger tank in the closest car but not the martini car. Also are they tanks being the rear wheels on the pink pig or something else. 

 

Shaun 

 

Not sure on the Pig, maybe just a weight.

 

The trans kit spare tank fit is exactly the same length and width of that space over the side-pod though so it must be just a larger tank if you want to use it.

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So I've been getting on with the small details and some test fitting.

 

The Fujimi firewall is nearly done complete with the scratched distributors

 

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And then a look at the front end. I'll need to scratch build a radiator and various details like the brake fluid bottles on this.

 

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The front framework is all pretty much done now, it just needs various bits painting. I'm not replacing the battery, I think the one built in will paint and detail nicely.

 

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A fitting of the rear frame with the side tanks

 

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And one with the larger fuel tank ( for Shaun ) which I won't be using.

 

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Top view

 

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 with the top frame fitted.

 

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 with the engine

 

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Now that I know it's all fitting nicely I'll pull out the mid sections ( the white ones ) and spray them German Grey and associated framework Nato black. The footwell will be lined with silver paper and given an oil treatment + the pedals need to go in there too.

 

The MFH fuel filters have had there pipes fitted ( pin for scale ) Love the detail on these, very fiddly to do but well worth the effort.

 

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I'll be scratching these on the Fujimi which should be fun.

 

And that's it for now. Steady progress but it's all coming together nicely. 

 

Thanks for looking.

 

 

Edit: Inner floor pieces now sprayed and ready for detailing

 

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Your added bits for the fujimi kit look great. It's a game fujimi didn't do the kind of extras you have done. 

 

Shaun 

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On 3/28/2017 at 0:30 PM, Borez said:

Back again.

 

Some more test fitting today before I painted the frame. Just making sure at this stage the wheel covers were fitting correctly. A little cutting was needed but they fit no problem.

 

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A test of the rear bodywork over my scratch work.

 

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A quick look with the whole body on.

 

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Actually starting to look like a 917K here.

 

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Frame out of the car

 

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Very surprised at how well all of my scratch work is fitting together here, I guess I'm getting used to nothing what so ever fitting on the MFH.

 

 I also built a small frame that will hold the strange extra lightweight wooden resistors that some of the 917's had.

 

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You can see them here on the real car. I'm in the process of scratchbuilding the actual resistors themselves.

 

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 Here on the MFH build

 

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Then it was onto painting the frame and bits that go with it all.  ( sitting here on a plastic shot glass you can see how small the frame actually is. )

 

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Fujimi top frame part

 

 

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Extra Fujimi parts

 

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That's it really, just waiting for the frame to dry, I'll give it all a coat of flat clear, detail it up with the distributors etc. and then it's good to go. 

 

Thanks for looking in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Someone builds guitar pedals too by the looks of this....

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Posted (edited)

6 hours ago, Lowbrow said:

 

Someone builds guitar pedals too by the looks of this....

 

I used to build e-cig box mods. ;)

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Posted (edited)

OK, so I have a bit of free time at the moment so I can get some bits done.

 

Today has been various bits of priming and painting.

 

Started on the Fujimi cockpit section.

 

This piece.

 

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I did actually hand paint the framework of this section a couple of days ago and really didn't like how it looked so I sprayed over it all and masked it up.  A bit of overkill I know but I want it right.

 

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Then sprayed Nato Black with a few other bits and pieces from both cars.

 

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Once sprayed though the result is so much better than my hand painting. Definitely worth the effort.

 

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Just needs detailing up really which brings us to the fire extinguishers and seats.

 

A look at both fire extinguishers

 

First the Fujimi

 

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And the MFH

 

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Sprayed red this afternoon.  I'll detail both over the next couple of days.

 

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Also the seats for both cars.

 

Cut some harness holes in the Fujimi seat.

 

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Then Primed

 

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And painted ( still wet here )

 

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Also primed the MFH sidepods

 

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So a fair bit done today.

 

So many parts to work on detailing both of these cars.

 

Couple of pics of some of the prepped and semi prepped parts that are sitting in my drawers.  MFH on the left, Fujimi on the right.

 

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Some of the MFH parts on the left that I haven't even touched yet. There are more parts than this too like the engines, framework section of the MFH and Fujimi bodywork and doors.

 

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So yes, still very much a work in progress.

 

And that's it for today.

 

Thanks for looking in :)

 

 

 

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Seems like you did much in the time possible Borez

And all looking good too.

As you said, still many parts to go.

 

Simon.

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Detail work looks great - well worth the effort!

 

  Roger

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This is a great build thread sir !!!   I love the double build of these two cars.

 

Randy

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