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Old 12-29-2001, 07:04 PM   #1
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Porsche 911 GT3 by Tamiya

For some reason I thought the paint job on this was naff! I was going to give it away, until I opened the box again and looked at it!
It's brilliant! I sprayed a metallic silver from a can, and it's kinda strange, but worth sticking with!
Again, with some days off work this week, I hope to have another completed kit to show you.
Just debating whether the GT2 LM wheels will fit this one!
The lights are a project in themselves, getting them to look right! The lenses are kinda smoked, with just a hint or orange from the bulb, but with clear lenses!
I am enjoying it!
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Old 12-29-2001, 07:06 PM   #2
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You can see the masking involved in spraying the chassis!

The engine is various shades of aluminium, and I have masked that at the same time.
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Old 12-29-2001, 07:06 PM   #3
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Hehehe... I noticed the pic in your sig had just changed. How long ago did you start it?
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How will you paint taillights? I painted upper part in orange as in Tamiya's pics. But later I found pics of real 911GT3 and seems all they have WHITE taillights!

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Like so...
Mostly tamiya X19 smoke, with a very thin wash of X26 orange.
If you painted yours with Tamiya paint it will come off easily!
That's the reason I research my subjects well! I made the same mistake with my R33 Skyline! Was well miffed when I saw a real one round the corner the day after I finished it!
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Hehehe... I noticed the pic in your sig had just changed. How long ago did you start it?
About the same time as the WRX road car.
I must have been in a super strict mood, or expecting perfection!
Still, won't have done any harm leaving the paint to cure! And it's another unfinished model that is looking back on schedule!

I still want to paint the rally Subaru before I leave for Australia though!
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All parts were sprayed today.
It certainly has the simplist interior I have ever seen in a road car!
The body is almost ready for lacquer now, just a few parts to glue in place first.
I shall lacquer it with the headlights, tail lights and side repeaters in place so the opening for them doesn't fill with lacquer.
I shall put the badges on first too!
The suspension can be built as is, no lowering is needed!
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Damn thats looking good! Any tips on how you get the masking on so good? Do you use Tamiya masking tape?
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Old 12-30-2001, 01:25 PM   #9
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Oh yes! The only stuff to use.
I also use a mist first coat, it hardly covers the required area with paint, but seals the edges of the tape, and I have never had any leakage!
After the first coat has touch dried (3 minutes) the other coats can be sprayed as normal.
The effect is sharp!
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Thumbs up

It's looking real good. Keep up the good work. Do you have a pic of the interior?
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hey Dan, you're moving along pretty fast these few weeks man keep it comming... keep it comming....

I'll hopefully have something to show you guys too in the next week or after..

I finally finished renovating my house, so I actually have time to build models again
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Nice work Dan. Should look good when all finished
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OK, contrary to the instructions I sprayed the callipers red today!
They are red on every car I have seen, and also on Tamiya's site, so why on earth do they say spray them black in the instructions!
Strange, kinda like the orange indicators thing! I noticed they were orange on Tamiya's show case model on the site!

Everything else is going smoothly!
I shall do the suspension and interior tonight.
The wheels also need the middle section spraying silver, as the wheels on the real GT3 are 3 piece I believe! The outer rim is then chrome.
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I completed the underside tonight.
The engine was given a black wash to pick out the detail, and it worked well, it looks like separate part now instead of molded in with the chassis. I also spotted the oil filter, and picked that out in blue, extra to what the instructions suggest.
It is the strangest chassis I have worked on, everything being very thin and spindly!
The gold heat tint on the exhausts looks good though!
I shall carry on with the interior tomorrow, and the body needs more coats of lacquer.
I think the bottom of the interior section is going to need a coat of silver to look right from underneath!
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...and the obligatory ride-height test! Everything looks Ok here!
Tamiya did a nice job on the stance! It also has the widest rear tyres imaginable! The fronts a quite skinny in comparison!
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