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Hi all,

 

Thought I'd get something up as a first "look what I done" post. I built this 993 GT2 during March of this year whilst on leave. In all honesty I didn't care much for the Porsche marque but in making this model that changed, strange how making a kit can do that... The metallic panels look a bit metal-flake as I have projector LED room lights and the interior really is in red oxide primer! There was a pic on the net of a rejected chassis in this colour, it's a nice contrast if nothing else.

 

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Some in progress shots of the body. Tamiya liquid primer (the one in the glass bottle) smoothed down and masked for the bright steel colour. Blu/White-tac works really well for masking compound curves quickly:

 

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Bright steel panels masked for the dark steel colour. Turned out to be pointless as the primer cancelled out the different tones:

 

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Steel panels masked for fibreglass colour. Tamiya vinyl tape was used to match the contours, it doesn't stick very well though:

 

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Body masked for polyurethane colour. Strange that the 993 GT2 had plastic bumpers, mirrors and engine cover/tail, I thought they were carbon fibre:

 

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Masking the wheels. I stripped off the chrome and painted the center magnesium alloy and the hoop aluminium, carefully applied white-tac worked wonders here again:

 

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All the best.

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Very nice! I have to admit I didn't 'get it' at first when looking at your finished pictures, but your in progress shots made it all clear! Neat idea, well executed!

 

Keith

 

PS :welcome: to the forums!

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Looks very good, even though I must admit I can't see the difference between the bright and dark steel finishes. But the bumpers and arches show that you've done a good job with the masking.

 

I sort of know what you mean about the Tamiya tape not sticking too well, but that's something I personalyl like about it- it's very easy to move about until you get it right then a light rub with a cocktail stick will usually get it stuck down enough for the painting process.

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The Porsche looks great naked !! 

I think this was a great concept and well executed to boot, well done.

 

Atb, Steve.

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On ‎17‎/‎06‎/‎2018 at 21:09, Spiny said:

Looks very good, even though I must admit I can't see the difference between the bright and dark steel finishes. But the bumpers and arches show that you've done a good job with the masking.

 

I sort of know what you mean about the Tamiya tape not sticking too well, but that's something I personalyl like about it- it's very easy to move about until you get it right then a light rub with a cocktail stick will usually get it stuck down enough for the painting process.

Thanks for the tip with the tape. I can't tell the difference between the steel shades in daylight either! I'm sure it's down to the primer as it's the only kit I've ever primed before painting... 

 

All the best.

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