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Old 01-16-2011, 01:11 PM   #1
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Porsche 917 Long Tail 24h Le Mans 1970 #3

A new year and time to make another dream Model Car.

I will make the ModelFactory Hiro Porsche 917 Long Tail 24h Le Mans 1970 No.3 Psychadelic.

It was arround 1,5 years ago when i have contacted Model Factory Hiro, why they did not make a detailed Porsche 917.
Kyoko of Model Factory Hiro sayd yes but we need some pictures.
No problem i have more than 2000 pictures which i copyd on a cd and send them to Hiro.

The result is that Model Factory Hiro came out with this kit first them the 1971 Versions and also now available the Pink Pig. Hope they wil also make the 917K Versions.



Thats the story behind this incredible Kit which Model Factory Hiro made.
And i am proud to be part of it.



If someone dont know the kit is in scale 1/24.

I have started with the Body. First i cut out the doors.



Then i cleaned all the body parts.





2. Step i clean the Rollcage parts and glue them together.





Some parts on the Rollcage are missing specially for inside the roof. I will use some solder wire and make them sratch in a next step.

Main parts of the engine are together.



Dashboard



Hiro made nice parts for the engine and airintake trumpets by clear resine.
Makes look them like Fiberglass.
I have modyfied them by drilled all holes open.





Fueltank:



To check fitts Rollcage parts together.



With engine and Cockpit floor.



To be continued.

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Old 01-16-2011, 01:26 PM   #2
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Re: Porsche 917 Long Tail 24h Le Mans 1970 #3

...and that's another thread I'll have to keep an eye on! That's an impressive-looking kit of parts there - and an interesting connection you have to the project. Looking forward to seeing this come together, I think.

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Old 01-16-2011, 01:43 PM   #3
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Re: Porsche 917 Long Tail 24h Le Mans 1970 #3

Man, I envy you. I have filed for a permission to my fiancée to purchase this kit since its release. Got rejected multiple times already. I will watch your build closely with a lot of jealousy.
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Old 01-16-2011, 02:05 PM   #4
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Re: Porsche 917 Long Tail 24h Le Mans 1970 #3

Zero Paints makes the correct paint color for this car. Get some from Hiroboy.
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Old 01-16-2011, 03:21 PM   #5
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Re: Porsche 917 Long Tail 24h Le Mans 1970 #3

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Zero Paints makes the correct paint color for this car. Get some from Hiroboy.
Thanks for information. This color is with me already 2 months, same art of color i also sell. For me the best art of color to use for modelcars...
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Old 01-16-2011, 03:56 PM   #6
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Re: Porsche 917 Long Tail 24h Le Mans 1970 #3

Nice start on a cool car. I'll follow :-)
I broke my own vow and ordered the kit two weeks ago... and i'm working on the 1:43 version right now :-)
I have my doubts about the Zero paint. I have it and for my taste it's a bit too purple. I'll tweak that. Don't wanna start another burple discussion though :-)
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Old 01-16-2011, 04:26 PM   #7
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Re: Porsche 917 Long Tail 24h Le Mans 1970 #3

kind of off topic, but do you know who the artist is for that first image in your thread?

There was a painting done years ago that i remember in that same style of a Jaguar XJR9-LM that i've wanted to buy for a long time, but i haven't been able to find it again.

Many thanks!
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Old 01-16-2011, 04:49 PM   #8
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kind of off topic, but do you know who the artist is for that first image in your thread?
I google a little bit and found this page:

http://www.hlbergandi.com/gallery_porsche917.html

It is a Mr. Hector Luis Bergandi.
Go to Gallery you will find more drawings...
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Re: Porsche 917 Long Tail 24h Le Mans 1970 #3

Great looking kit can't wait to see more
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Old 01-17-2011, 09:08 AM   #10
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Re: Porsche 917 Long Tail 24h Le Mans 1970 #3

First paint job is done.

@jaykay
You are right about the zero paint color, at the first sight it looks like the color is too bright.But i risk to use it cause i knew from other colors before i painted that the true color will show when its paint and also some when clear coat is on.
I was right the color is exactly the one it should be....
The color also have a little effect depends on what kind of light.
With daylight the color is more bright but not pink,exactly the same which we can see on pictures from the real car. With Spotlight the color comes more to Violet blue and with daylight but inside a room it becomes more darker.
I really like this color.I can tell all you can use this Zero Paint color its perfect.



For all the parts i used Mr.Surfacer 1200 primer, then i painted the main color.All made with Airbrush gun.



Here you can see the color by daylight but inside a room so its more dark.



For the Rear floor from the body there is this clear part together with the white.
This one:



The clear parts are tricky,cause how do i paint the white part and let the clear to be clear.
After a moment i have the idea to use liquid mask.Its like a liquid silikon which will be brushed on the part which have to be covered.
After 30 minutes the parts look like a women with silikon clothes...
Sorry i am a man and have to say that.....
When all the paint jobs are done you can take the silikon off and have a naked wo..., parts.. This way is much better then to tape it,cause it have many corners and too much tape to use.



To be continued....
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No problem i have more than 2000 pictures which i copyd on a cd and send them to Hiro.

Great progress of a fantastic kit, that is probably one of my next projects (i have it already lying at home). Thanks for the info of the Hiro paint!!!
Is it possible to get a copy (CD) or kind of download-Link of these pictures or at least a choice of some detail shots from the inside of that car (Cockpit,wiring of electronic boxes, dashboard, seat, harness,.... and also the engine compartment where the"spare-tyre" is mounted,....) as i could not find some desired pics in the web of that specific areas.

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Re: Porsche 917 Long Tail 24h Le Mans 1970 #3

Hi Mike,

The Gordon Wingrove book ' Porsche 917 The Undercover Story' is particularly useful for reference photos of the long-tail 917's - plenty of new shots of the Martini 917LH and some of the 'Hippy' car. Worth getting a copy if you're into the 917, and not too expensive compared with many recent Porsche books...

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The Gordon Wingrove book ' Porsche 917 The Undercover Story' is particularly useful for reference photos of the long-tail 917's - plenty of new shots of the Martini 917LH and some of the 'Hippy' car. Worth getting a copy if you're into the 917, and not too expensive compared with many recent Porsche books...
Thanks for that info. I try to get a copy of that book and will see. I just made the experience in the past, that most books (if not all),( independent of the manufacture or car that is covered or focused) do not have the detail shots I am looking for. Most of the books have fantastic information about history and may have great shots from outside or some detail but dont show the detail pics and areas that may be of interest for the "crazy" model builder. (especially if the intention is to improve a kit with more details).
But may be i am wrong this time.
I still hope that someone will ( is willing) to share his pictures of the mentioned areas. (Martini Version is also very welcome, if there are any differences at all INSIDE )

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Re: Porsche 917 Long Tail 24h Le Mans 1970 #3

Nice progress Roger! This is my favorite MFH kit. The engine contains over 200 parts by itself! Allan, another builder that frequents this site used Tamiya TS57 Blue-Violet to good affect. It's a bit bluer but also looks good on this car. I don't have an opinion on whats supposedly correct. I think there is a lot of room to interpret the old photos with whatever color you like personally.
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Old 01-17-2011, 06:18 PM   #15
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Re: Porsche 917 Long Tail 24h Le Mans 1970 #3

@Mike

Ok, you need pictures i can send you a CD with all the pictures.
The book Scratch Built talking about is good, its this one:



You have some good pictures in the book like this ones,











Then i also borrow this book from my german friend:



In this book you will find only this pic from the long tail and its from the 1971 Martini Car.



Another book i have is this one but inside are no detail pictures of the 1970 Psychadelic.



I will post now a few of the pictures i have, which are really helpfull if you want to go very deep in detailling your modelcar.
They are also very helpfull to Model Factory Hiro, and as i see the parts, they did an excellent job.

Here are various pictures:





































Now some pictures of the engine in parts:

























Now some walkarround engine block:















I have many more pictures like this, but i cant post them all here too many...

Regards Roger
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