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ian wallace

Tamiya Porsche Boxster

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Hi guys

i have decided to make a replica of a Porsche Boxster I bought brand new back in 2004

It was in lapis blue and I pumped loads of extras  

 

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I found this kit on eBay for ¬£20. So I couldn't resist ūüėé

 

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The main body and bumpers are made in a bright yellow 

 

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The first mod I have had to do is the front bumper 

 

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the grills on this kit are joined together vertically as you can see on the left so I have cut them out to match the grils on my car. 

 

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Finished shell with front and rear bumpers attached and all mold lines removed 

 

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Finished front bumper. All ready for prep work to be sprayed 

 

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Good morning

being a back holiday weekend I hopefully should be able to get most of the body work done in-between the other builds I am doing.

so after my first cup of tea I have cleaned and scrubbed the body work using Zeropaints Key And Clean.

 

This stuff is very good you can buy it in a kit with two pads and cleaning solution.

so a quick clean and leave to dry ready to be put in the booth to be primed.

 

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As you can see this system will remove all the chemicals that they use to remove the plastic from the moulds but also it gives it a nice key for the primer to hold onto

 

 

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I will let these dry for an hour or two then I will spray the primer.

I thought I would get some other parts ready also while I have some primer on the go

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Hi Ian,

Love this car. I think that it and it's Cayman sibling are my favourite Porsches.

Your preparation work is meticulous. I'm sure that the primer and top coat will adhere well to that.

I shall have to take a look at the Zero Paints 'Key and Clean', as I use their primers and colour coats already.

 

I only wish I could afford the real thing!

 

Keep up the great work!

 

BTW. What's the other white car front?

 

All the best, Alan.

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HI Alan

thank you for your kind words

the other car is a Porsche GT 1/12 scale

its nearly finished, I didn't think to do a build thread on this one, to be fair

this is my first build thread so far, my friend told me its a good idea to put things on hear like this so I can get advice and suggestions from people and learn new things.

and also help other people also 

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Ok So we are ready to start spraying

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For all my cars I use the Zeropaints Grey Filler Primer.

very easy to use and sprays very nice out the gun. 

Just apply 2-3 coats, at around 15-40 psi, the first coat I would do a very thin dust coat as this stuff will melt your plastic.

you don't need to thin this stuff, just put it in your cup and spray it on.

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Ok so the primer is now on and drying

 

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I will let this dry out for a few hours before I start to polish with miromesh

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 Hello Ian,

 

   Since I rarely finish anything I do not get the body paint stage often so I look forward to following this!

 

 

 Randy

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18 hours ago, RandyD said:

 Hello Ian,

 

   Since I rarely finish anything I do not get the body paint stage often so I look forward to following this!

 

 

 Randy

I have loads on my bench also

I'm trying to get things finished off before I start on anything new but some times it gets the better of me:lalala:

 

1/12 Porsche gt

back to the future cars one and two

studio scale star wars millennium falcon

The black pearl (wooden ship) don't know if this counts as its on plastci

1/16 tiger 1 tank

1.32 phantom

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Ian,

 

Just bought a real one that looks very similar to yours. Wondered about doing what you are doing - so will watch with interest. BTW can a RHD version be built from the kit.

 

Regards

 

Nick

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So back from a spot of beekeeping and back to the bench

 

I have started to use these little sanding pads for small models as I find them better to use

 

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I start at the3200 grit and then finish with the 12000

and you should get a shiny thing like this

 

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Now the front of the bonnet (boot) where it meets the bumper is a little shabby so I have used a scribing tool that my best bro told me about, :laugh:

 

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not a great photo but the join is much nicer, I had to rub down one part as you can see the yellow showing through so I will touch that up later, when ive got some more primer in my gun

 

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6 minutes ago, NickD said:

Ian,

 

Just bought a real one that looks very similar to yours. Wondered about doing what you are doing - so will watch with interest. BTW can a RHD version be built from the kit.

 

Regards

 

Nick

Hi Nick

unfortunately not, well not as I know, as always Tamiya always puts the wheel on the wrong side, that said the kit is a very good kit

it has options

roof up

roof down

side window up or down

hard top

speedster option that sits on top of the folded down roof  

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'Tis a pity and why would I need to? but it is tempting...

 

Perhaps should finish some of my other things first though.

 

Thanks for getting back to me.

 

Nick

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I guess as people are watching I should do this right and touch up the bonnet

 

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I Was shooting some more primer for the 1/12 Porsche GT any who,

 

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will let these fully dry over night and on with the colour tomorrow morning

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7 hours ago, ian wallace said:

the first coat I would do a very thin dust coat as this stuff will melt your plastic

Hi Ian,

That's been my experience with the zero primers. I also found this out with the Halford's primer paints as well. Dust on a protective coat (or two), let it harden for 15-20 minutes. Then a couple more coats after that, all quite fine.

I have found on the few occasions that I have used ZP primer, that a fine sand was normally enough. I have used Tamiya lapping film, which seems to bring up a shine like yours on the primer coat.

I think though, that I will look up those sanding pads. Did you get them from Hiro Boy?

Fabulous finish on the primer, by the way.

I found that the most difficult part I had was with the clear coat. I used the ZP 1K clear-coat. I don't trust myself with the 2K stuff. I don't have a respirator mask. I ought to get one anyway! I think that I need more practise.

 

I shall watch this thread with interest.

 

All the best, Alan.

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38 minutes ago, Alan R said:

Hi Ian,

That's been my experience with the zero primers. I also found this out with the Halford's primer paints as well. Dust on a protective coat (or two), let it harden for 15-20 minutes. Then a couple more coats after that, all quite fine.

I have found on the few occasions that I have used ZP primer, that a fine sand was normally enough. I have used Tamiya lapping film, which seems to bring up a shine like yours on the primer coat.

I think though, that I will look up those sanding pads. Did you get them from Hiro Boy?

Fabulous finish on the primer, by the way.

I found that the most difficult part I had was with the clear coat. I used the ZP 1K clear-coat. I don't trust myself with the 2K stuff. I don't have a respirator mask. I ought to get one anyway! I think that I need more practise.

 

I shall watch this thread with interest.

 

All the best, Alan.

Hi Alan

all the paints I have bought from Hiro Boy

here is a link for the pads

http://www.hiroboy.com/Micro_Finishing_Cloth_Abrasive_Pads__6_pad_Starter_Kit--product--10695.html

 

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Hi Ian,

Thanks for the info. I'll have to get some.

That will have to be the next order. I just ordered a Fujimi FIAT 500 Abarth. The wife won't be too pleased if I order anything more this month! :(

 

All the best, Alan.

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1 minute ago, Alan R said:

Hi Ian,

Thanks for the info. I'll have to get some.

That will have to be the next order. I just ordered a Fujimi FIAT 500 Abarth. The wife won't be too pleased if I order anything more this month! :(

 

All the best, Alan.

Any time. fortunately I don't have that problem got fid of mine, unfortunately she took my son with her, ######

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My kids are both grown up. Just paying to get them through uni...

 

P.S. I would have 'liked' this, but like isn't the right thing.

I hope you get to see your son.

 

Cheers, Alan.

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14 minutes ago, Alan R said:

My kids are both grown up. Just paying to get them through uni...

 

P.S. I would have 'liked' this, but like isn't the right thing.

I hope you get to see your son.

 

Cheers, Alan.

Yeah I see him not as much as we both might like but playing the long game. He's only 5 bless him so when he's older he can have his say

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7 hours ago, ian wallace said:

So back from a spot of beekeeping and back to the bench

 

I have started to use these little sanding pads for small models as I find them better to use

 

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Hi Ian,

Nice choice of kit. I love beating the Boxsters on track! 

 

What brand are the sanding pads? I'll have to get some.

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Good morning all,

first call of today is putting the kettle on and then the compressor or should that have been the other way around?

 

My Porsche I bought in 2004 was in Lapis Blue, I looked at all the colours in the range, and I just loved this colour.

thankfully the guys as Zeropaints make this colour (HAPPY DAYS)

 

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So there we have it guys one shiny car and a pot of Lapis Blue :laugh:

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First coat is just a very fine dust coat as this stuff can melt your plastic also,

the idea is very fine light coats, you are not looking for a glossy finish, as this will dry matt.

 

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Second Coat, so you can see you are just building up the depth of the colour.

 

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This is the last coat which I will leave to dry for a good few hours or might leave until to night or tomorrow to spray the clear

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