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Old 03-25-2014, 09:35 AM   #1
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MFH Porsche 917LH Gulf 1971 1:24

Dear community,
it's been quite a while since i posted something of value...sorry.
Lots of work, commitments, family.
I started that MODEL FACTORY HIRO Porsche 917 and tempted my fate already one year ago! Process is VERY slow due to that complex kit. What a miniature........unbelieveable. It will be finished within the next four weeks or so (HOPEFULLY!).
Herewith you'll get some impressions how it turned out so far.

The engine:
white metal, "yellowish" resin clear parts (fantastic!!), throttle springs, etched parts, micro tape, tubing of various sizes.....




close up of the fan assembly
these clear resin parts were treated with a decent wash of black/darkbrown oils. The structure is almost perfect, nice material, makes the kit even more valuable!


induction funnels & ignition wiring:
lots of cables.....took me almost two weeks.....


..but once fixed:
A MODEL OF IT'S OWN


And the weight of that power plant is amazing!!

Tubular frame:
Lots of white metal parts for the frame, i "pre-drilled" every hole to ensure a proper fit later on. Gear box is installed also. The first decent step for a weathering was to chip some black paint off the frame to demonstrate work by the brave mec's. All white metal parts were carefully sanded and got a wash of diluted oils instead of a silver colour. Why should one paint a metal part to make it look like metal? Just my 5 cents....




Chassis:
Again lots of white metal and etched parts, but a very strong and stable connection to the engine / tubular frame caused by screws! Imagine the weight so far....these (silver) scratches at the entries to the driver compartement were done by mistake! Thus it was a non-metalic material there can't be metalic scratches. I had to tint these but there had to be "signs of action" anyway!!


Upper rear cowl:
The whole construction becomes more and more stable. A large casted resin piece with pre-attached wheel housings. The seats were painted with acryls and later on some grinded pastel chalk was used for a "worn-out" look.


That' it for now. I'm busy with the tires / rims at the moment, i'll post some step by step pictures of them in a couple of days; so as the cowlings / coverings.

All the best,
good fight - good night

Yours
jochen
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Old 03-25-2014, 12:30 PM   #2
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Re: MFH Porsche 917LH Gulf 1971 1:24

Hi Jochen!
Very nice, i build the MFH 917 too. What Number you make? I build the Martini/ Nr. 21. I have some pictures for you, please send me a Mail....

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Old 03-25-2014, 01:34 PM   #3
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Re: MFH Porsche 917LH Gulf 1971 1:24

This is gone be a masterpiece,for sure!
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Old 03-25-2014, 02:38 PM   #4
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Re: MFH Porsche 917LH Gulf 1971 1:24

Looking great so far. I'm working on an MFH 908 at present, so I know all about the slow pace!

Looking forward to more updates,

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Old 03-25-2014, 03:07 PM   #5
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Wow Jochen, this is real impressive job what you've done here...Wow, and think about I will do the same kit in the Martini livery next year, but.....in 1/43...
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Old 03-25-2014, 11:21 PM   #6
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Absolutely gorgeous
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Absolutely gorgeous work Jochen!
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Re: MFH Porsche 917LH Gulf 1971 1:24

so nice to see another incredible masterpiece from Jochen
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Re: MFH Porsche 917LH Gulf 1971 1:24

Beautiful work so far.

And now MFH has announced a 1/12 917!
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Re: MFH Porsche 917LH Gulf 1971 1:24

Very nice work... Love the light weathering.

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Old 03-27-2014, 03:47 PM   #11
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Superb model and professional quality pictures !!
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Old 03-27-2014, 06:09 PM   #12
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Re: MFH Porsche 917LH Gulf 1971 1:24

Wow, that really is some fantastic work so far and very realistic. I agree the photos look great.!! What is the secret?
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Very nice work as usual!
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Re: MFH Porsche 917LH Gulf 1971 1:24

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so nice to see another incredible masterpiece from Jochen
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Re: MFH Porsche 917LH Gulf 1971 1:24

Like the others already said just great work.
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