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cjhm

1983 Porsche 956 Rothmans

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I'm in with this one please

Original decals are a bit off-white so have ordered some replacements, may also get the Tamiya detail set

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Nice classic LM choice, will you be getting the additional "ciggie" decals.

Cheers,

Warren

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Yep, just ordered these (I think the faded set in the box at home are correct wording, just realised the box is emasculated though):

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And some PE etc

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All the best

Chris (lifetime non-smoker but believer that models should be correctly liveried ....)

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More good choice here, and that livery is never wrong.

Actually it's only in rescent years when the 956's (and 962's) have become historic that I have started to appreciate them much more, for what they are really worth.

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I have the same kit/decal set in stock, so I'll be keeping an eye on this. :popcorn:

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Ooooh! A Rothmans Porsche! Looking forward to seeing this one come together too.

From another never-ever-smoked-and-watching-a-cigarette-sponsored-racecar-was-hardly-ever-likely-to-change-my-opinion person! Just like Martini sponsored cars were hardly likely to change my drinking habits! I mean, can you imagine? "Martini and soda please barman...!" :mental:

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Vodka - Martini please...... Shaken, not stirred.

Ring any bells?

Looking forward to this one as well, I remember building it many moons ago, nice kit.

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Wow!!! When I win the lottery etc... :Tasty:

Great reference photos though!

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Corking project! I was at the 1983 race where Rothmans 956s came 1st and 2nd.

I built my model as the Bell/Ickx second place car.

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I thought my kit came with a secord set of decals - but I can't find them just now.

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OK, the PE has arrived:

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and the decals, new MSM on the left, originals on the right. The white is nice an bright (hope they are not translucent); they are very similar to originals but looks like MSM have tweaked\corrected some markings rather than simply copy as is.

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Right, off to work on some parts cleanup, more soon

Chris

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Not very exciting but I've stuck a few bits together, moulded on towing ring has been removed ready for the PE replacement

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Better start than I've made on my build!

Cheers,

Warren

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I love the Rothmans livery on those Porsches as well. They were some of the most distinctive looking cars ever to grace a racing grid.

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This should be interesting to watch - it's a great looking car. Also the Riko sticker on the box brings back many happy Beatties memories :)

W

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Really looking forward to seeing this develop. Agree, beautiful livery on a beautiful car!

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Right, managed to find time to get a bit of traction on this one

Engine coming along, metalic finish is mainly Games Workshop, red is Tamiya

Have made a start on cleaning up other parts, need some warm weather soon so I can get out the rattle cans for chassis and body

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Great work.

I always thought Porsches were expensive, now I know why, 24 carat gold gearboxes!

Cheers,

Warren

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A great start sir.

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Wheels nearly done

Fronts airbrushed with Tamiya Aluminium and brushed GW Gold, Rears airbrushed with Tamiya Metallic Grey.

Lettering is multiple layers of really thinned (with Tamiya thinner) Tamiya yellow, capillary action pulls the paint into the letters. Not perfect but good enough for me (kit predates those special decals for tyre logos)

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Nice Wheels and the Dunlop looks much better than any I've done.

Cheers,

Warren

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Lovely work so far and that lettering really is first class!

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Unfortunatley pressures of work have delayed build, managed to start work on chassis though.

White is Humbrol 22 Acrylic rattle can, remainder undercoated in 85 but needs more TLC

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Chassis coming along, Humbrol rattle can acrylic satin black, gloss white and silver plus lots of Tamiya tape to mask. Just a bit of detailing and touch up to go, no idea how the big scratch appeared in the silver.

Interior and suspension just about to be undercoated by airbrush

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Chassis coming along now and body has had 2 good coats of white, masking for the blue up next plus working on the interior

Sorry the pics are so dull, these were taken at 1pm outside!

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