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cmatthewbacon

Revell Porsche 356B Coupe, 1/16 scale

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Very impressive. The dashboard looks great. And the engine bay. And the paint.

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You're doing an outstanding job on this sheep in wolf's clothing.

 

I love the engine work!

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Everything looks great but the dashboard came out fantastic.

 

Looks like the full detail cabriolet will not be under my Christmas tree this year, cannot find a release date yet.

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Thanks very much, all... I think we're on the home straight now:

 

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If there's one key piece of advice I'd want you to take away from this model if you're building the same kit, this is it: getting the interior tub in using the snap fittings is a complete s*d. First, don't bother putting in the windscreen when they tell you to in the instructions; it will fall out repeatedly as you flex the body to get the interior in. Secondly, cut off the front mounting sockets from the tub and just use the back pair. Finally, what you are trying to do is first, get the  top of the dash into the windscreen aperture; secondly, get the doors into the spaces in the side wall of the tub, and thirdly make sure the rear shelf in the tub is inside the back window. With the body and tub upside-down,  I'd bring the tub in from the front (into the tapering body), backwards and angled into and downwards towards the back,  flexing the body sides outwards to get the doors in place and making sure the rear end sits inside the window, then push the front into the body, with a small screwdriver or similar to ease the top of the dash into the window space (it should be  be a millimeter or so above the body edge, and the gap is hidden by the windscreen frame). Then, wiggle it forwards a bit to get the rear mountings into the right place.The tub will snick into place quite firmly without the socket/pillar arrangement coming into play, and the chassis/floor will keep it there. Finally, after a quick clean of the insides of all the windows in case bits of paint have been knocked off during the (quite aggressive) snapping process, you can put the front window in.

best,

M.

 

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Firstly, you made an excellent replica out of a Revell kit - a huge feat of craftsmanship.  :phew:  Your detailed explanation of construction will be a huge help to future builders.

Secondly, you are the first member of this forum to have five hands to accomplish that. :D

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Such a pretty little car.

You have done a superb job!

Cheers, Alan. 

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