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ian wallace

Tamiya Porsche Boxster

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17 minutes ago, Alan R said:

Hi Ian,

I had a quick look on Hiroboy and found this:

http://www.hiroboy.com/124_C1_Porsche_Boxster_Spyder_Resin_Transkit_Fujimi--product--9839.html

The wheels in the trans-kit seem to look the same using the ole mk1 eyeball...

However at 49 quid, I don't expect that you want to invest in all of that just for a set of wheels...

 

Cheers, Alan.

Nice find but your right that's a lot of money for wheels. However I have just sent them an email to see if they can get the company to sell just the wheels?

 

thanks Alan 

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Ian

 

An great build with lots of little detail touches and excellent progress over the course of the weekend; thanks for sharing it with us.

 

 

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25 minutes ago, Richard E said:

Ian

 

An great build with lots of little detail touches and excellent progress over the course of the weekend; thanks for sharing it with us.

 

 

You are more than welcome 

this is my first build on here and I have enjoyed talking to new people and making new friends 

with the feed back I've had from you guys I think I might to an other build thread if people are interested 

 

thank you

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DECALS

 

Hi Guys, just a quick update.

yesterday I put the decals on the Porsche

 

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I'm not going to cover much of this as I'm sure you all know how to put these on, as you can see there is a lot of decals to put on :rofl:

I left the decals to dry over night then off to the spray booth for the last two coats of clear.

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Clear Coat

 

so last coats of clear.

the clear I am using is the zeropaints clearcoat Lacquer

I have sprayed this over my 1/12 Porsche GT and it looks fab.

With regards to the  2 pack gloss, I don't like the idea of putting an epoxy paint through my gun.

I have been told the only difference is that the 2 pack gives a wetter look.

So ok just build up some coats of the normal clear and give it a good polish.

 

so with out any a do here she is

 

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This last shot is to show you the bonnet/boot line,

as you can see by scribing the line to make it nice and neat, it will reward you in the end.

 

there is a knack to spraying this stuff and you can get a glass like finish or close to/ without needing to polish it.

I have a couple of marks here and there so I shall put her in the airing cupboard for the min of 48 hours.

 

by for now   

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Clear parts

While we are waiting for the body to dry, I thought I would crack on and do all the clear parts.

because my Porsche was the facelift version their was a lot of differences.

the front bumper as I have covered at the start of this thread, the interior was different, and the engine and the lights.

 

so I have done the front bumper

cant do anything on the interior

the engine they changed the size from a 2 to a 2.5 

the lights are as follows

 

Front lights

 

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There was little difference on these, I have put a very thin coat of orange clear hopefully it will be just enough.

 

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Side indicators on the old model was orange, but the new face lift it was clear.

 

 

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big changes on the rear lights as the top was orange but I have left mine clear to match my car .

 

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so we have the following

one bottle of floor care

front lights

rear lights

side lights

one wind deflector

side indicators

front windscreen

all of this will be dipped into the floor care to give a nice finish and it also helps to prevent fogging if you use supperglue  

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Can I give a big thanks to Alan who has pointed me in the direction on finding me some wheels that are very similar to the ones that I had on my car.

They are made by C1 Models.

http://www.hiroboy.com/124_C1_Porsche_Boxster_Spyder_Resin_Transkit_Fujimi--product--9839.html

My thanks also to C1 Models as they sold me the wheels separately

as soon as they arrive I will post some photos for you guys.

 

 

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I am really pleased that you could get the right wheels from C1 models. I'm sure that they will look great on the model.

 

All the best, Alan.

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Polish TIme

 

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Now the clear is dry I have gone over the car with the Flory models sanding stick

you will get a nice haze all over the nice shiny paint work and make all dull,

this will get rid of all the hi points on the clear paint and remove all the orange peal effect.

also saves on the elbow grease to get a nice glass like finish.

then with the white side of the stick, you can buff up the paint to a nice level and then polish.

I use the novus stuff that works very well,

 

then you should get something shiny like this.

 

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and this.

 

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Black Trim

now all the bodywork has been done, all is left is the black trim around the front windscreen and the side windows on the door and the rear of the cover where the soft top goes

 

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I will leave this to dry and then put in the front windscreen.

 

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Lights

So I'm having some problems with the lights on this model.

mainly the indicators.

on the early Boxster the early indicators looked like this.

 

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but my Boxster looks like this

 

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so I have been trying a few options.

 

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Firstly I was going to leave out the yellow?

but I thought it still needed something there???

 

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so in stead of applying the yellow to the lends I would add it to the silver on the housing and it looks a little better.

 

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not brilliant but I guess it will have to do.

 

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then I have painted some chrome to the back where the lights lends will be fitted.

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Finished Lights

hear are the finished front lights

 

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rear lights

 

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finished side lights,

for this I have painted a dot of orange clear for the bulb.

 

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So not much to do.

 

Front windscreen

front windscreen wipers

attach body to car

attach wind break in-between the seats.

last polish and wax

wheels

(SUPRISE) detail

side mirrors (will wait until I have some more primer in gun)

  

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Nearly Finished

 

I have now finished (apart from the wheels and the wing mirrors)

I have given the body a few coats of wax

sorry I have forgotten to take a photo of the wax I use but here is a link

http://www.hiroboy.com/Model_Wax_Polish__60g--product--3538.html

and I have fitted the following

Front windscreen

attached body to the car

wind break (in-between the seats)

and hear she is.

 

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So there you go all nice and shiny

 

the mirrors are in primer so when I have finished them and have done the wheels I shall post them up here for you all to see.

 

 

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Hi Ian,

That is truly superb!

 

I hope some of mine go as well as that!

 

Cheers, Alan.

 

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20 hours ago, Alan R said:

Hi Ian,

That is truly superb!

 

I hope some of mine go as well as that!

 

Cheers, Alan.

 

Thanks Alan 

ive done the wing mirrors now and just waiting for the wheels. I'm going to have to mod the wheels as they are not designed for the tamiya kit

i shall post final photos when I have finished 

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Wheels

I wasn't  going to do much talking about the wheels I was just going to show you some photos of the finished car, but I have had to mod these wheels so I thought I would share this info just in

case anyone else wanted to do the same thing.

 

So there are the wheels from C1 models.

 

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They are very nice but the inside needs to be adjusted to fit the Tamiya kit.

 

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The Tamiya stock kit has a nice rod inside that you slide into the centre of the break disc.

 

Step 1

 

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I have sanded the boss down as far as I dare then I have drilled a 2mm whole just enough to glue a pin in place and give it some support. 

 

Step 2

 

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I have taken out the pin from the stock Tamiya wheels and then glued it in place in the new resin wheel.

perfect fit, a little dob of glue and jobs a good'en

 

next step a wash in soapy water and then some primer and paint.

fingers crossed this should be all finished tomorrow?

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Finished Model

So I have now finished this model.

it has been a nice build, very much enjoyed it and also making this post and meeting new friends on here. so thank you to you all

 

Porsche Boxster 2004 2.5

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Thank you for all of you who have taken part in this post, any comments or pointers please drop me a line, I am half way through a 1/12 Porsche GT, if people are interested in this, then I will happy start a post, with what I have done so far and work to finish her off, It will hopefully be entered into the NATS this year, if my standards are good enough   

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Enjoyed the build.You might just have inspired me to build a RH drive one. Thanks for sharing.

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Hi Ian,

That is really good!

 

It's really nice to have a replica of your own car!

I'm not sure that there is a 1:24th scale 2012 Focus Diesel estate model... :(

 

Cheers, Alan.

 

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9 hours ago, Alan R said:

Hi Ian,

That is really good!

 

It's really nice to have a replica of your own car!

I'm not sure that there is a 1:24th scale 2012 Focus Diesel estate model... :(

 

Cheers, Alan.

 

Well sorry to say I got rid of this car years ago. :crying:

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Hi Ian,

Sad news indeed.

There are always cars that we regretted getting rid of. I regretted selling my Alfasud and wished I had kept it much longer.

I had a real soft spot for my Fiesta XR2 Mk2, and recently I was sad to sell my '03 plate SAAB 9-3. Mechanically still sweet after 202,000 miles, but the electronics ...

 

Cheers, Alan.

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Roof

sorry guys o forgotten to post some images of the hood,

all this is, is black primer and a very fine dust coat as I wanted to try and produce a ruff finish like the cloth that is used on the real car.

 

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So final shoots of the finished model.

 

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And finally

 

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