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Cute Porsche 956 / 962
Pascal posted a topic in Work In Progress - VehiclesThis will be a slow build. I want to try to make a rubber mould and cast resin. The kit that I'll be using is this one, a cartoon, cute version of the Porsche 962 : The brand is Mitsuwa (long time out of production, company doesn't exist anymore), the kit is one from the Mid Racer Collection series. It's a "no-scale" kit, the finished model is +/- 9 cm long (which puts it in the 1/43 scale category I think). Basically it's a toy that has a "pull-back" spring-loaded motor so you can make it run. In it's hayday Mitsuwa even produced a track to run these kits on. Sadly these kits have become hard to find and are quite expensive for a toy. I bought mine years ago for 8 euros, now they go for 40-60 euros. I have another kit from the same series. It's boxed as a Porsche 956, but it's the same kit as the 962. In the box you'll find very few parts, the kit kan be snapped and screwed together : Now what I want to TRY is : add some details to the body - like opening up the NACA ducts, fill the inside of the body with clay, make a 2-part rubber mould and cast resin copies of the body, have a go at vacuforming the windows, and build some cute 956's and 962's. Why ? because I'm very fond of these cute Porsches and I want to build a bunch of them. Inside of the body : Topside : First thing I did was remove some unwanted plastic and open up the naca ducts and openings for the radiators : Had to take a few photos with the body on the tires. Oh yeah, real CUTE : I think that I need to remove the large wing at the back before I make the mould ? The rubber and resin products have arrived today, I'll post some photos later. Was thinking of making a box with Lego's. Please feel free to comment. I've never used rubber nor resin for casting before, I need all the help I can get. Sincerely Pascal