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Old 11-05-2008, 05:43 AM   #1
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1/12 Tamiya Porsche 935 with SMS detail set

After years of procrastination I've been convinced to start building this kit. Thanks Dwayne

Here's a very quick summary of my intentions for this build. I've got the Scale Motorsport detail set so of course I'll be adding that to it, but also the usual scratchbuilt details and my own turned and milled metal pieces.

The idea is to replicate the car as if it has been raced therefore I'll use quite a bit of weathering as well. I also want to accurately replicate all the various surfaces of the car such as the fibreglass, cast metal, machined metal, weld seams and putty seams to name a few. I'll share some of my techniques with you as questions arise but I must thank Eric 'mach1_2003' for his great fibreglass technique which I have employed on a few of the parts. here's a link to his 'how to' thread for those who are interested.
http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbul...ght=Fiberglass
Of course I've used a technique of my own for all the other parts which you can see later on.
Anyway, I'm not a fan of words so here are some pictures of the progress so far.

First the wheels and tyres






The Engine






Fuel Tank






OK, I'm ready to answer any questions
I hope you all like the progress so far. This is a BIG build so help keep me motivated and if anyone has extra pictures showing where all the wiring goes I'd be most appreciative
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Old 11-05-2008, 05:57 AM   #2
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Re: 1/12 Tamiya Porsche 935 with SMS detail set

Hey robrex fabulous weathering skills and what material did you use for the fuel tank? Can't wait to see the next set of photos keep up the great work!
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Old 11-05-2008, 06:04 AM   #3
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Re: 1/12 Tamiya Porsche 935 with SMS detail set

looks stunning! What did you do to the tyres to get the worn look?
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Old 11-05-2008, 06:44 AM   #4
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Re: 1/12 Tamiya Porsche 935 with SMS detail set

LOL glad i got you started on that kit was getting sick of seeing it laying on the floor lol. Hey what are friends for to mess with ya head on a build like this im impressed again with the qaulity of the build (again) and if you notice parts missing like well wheels motor etc it may just have fell into my car instead. i have alot of feedback from the guy's at our last model night and they were blown away with it.
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Re: 1/12 Tamiya Porsche 935 with SMS detail set

Finaly another Porsche 935. It's been long since someone build this awsom car.

robrex nice start. I remember this tehniqe for used tyers form your built of Ferrari t3, and still look great also in this model. (I just finising my T3 and I must say that my T3 dosn't look that good as yours ). Just keep on with great work and post many more reference, because soon I will built this model to. And I will need it...many
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Old 11-05-2008, 01:36 PM   #6
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Re: 1/12 Tamiya Porsche 935 with SMS detail set

Im watching, you can bet on that. Im always playing with the idea of making this one or the 934.

This looks very promising so far and Im very curious what else you have up your sleeves.

The texture you applied on the tank is already very realistic. Same with the detailing on the engine. All these small and bity parts - cool!

Lets see how we can keep you motivated. We should put this one on follow-up and PM the hell out of you!

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Re: 1/12 Tamiya Porsche 935 with SMS detail set

Now we're talking. You bet i'm following!

Questions...!? Yes!
The worn tyres and pickup....
The rough look on the engine block...
I think i remember from the 312T but i'm not sure :-)
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Old 11-05-2008, 04:50 PM   #8
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Re: 1/12 Tamiya Porsche 935 with SMS detail set

This is going to be mind-boggling or modeling porn as some would call it !!!

Tyres look superb, engine texture looks awesome (micro ballons or what was that stuff called?) and the tank looks just like the real one... sensational!
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Old 11-05-2008, 05:50 PM   #9
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Re: 1/12 Tamiya Porsche 935 with SMS detail set

I've been waiting on you to do this for quite a while now and it's looking awesome! I'm really looking forward to watching this build come to life.

As for ref pictures... I happened to get a lot of pictures of the sister car (Car #4) at the Porsche Rennsport Reunion in Daytona, Florida earlier this year. When I return from my business trip next week I'll see what I have and send them to you.
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Re: 1/12 Tamiya Porsche 935 with SMS detail set

oh my..another ROBREX project, that will be stunner
I will follow this one with great interest. I'm going to build the 934 with the SMS set.

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Old 11-06-2008, 05:28 PM   #11
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Re: 1/12 Tamiya Porsche 935 with SMS detail set

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I'm going to build the 934 with the SMS set.

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Me too.... I have the latest release of the 934 on pre-order. Having already built the 935 I can't wait to start the 934.

Mine will be nothing like the level of what's happening here though.
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Re: 1/12 Tamiya Porsche 935 with SMS detail set

Uuuuuuuhhhh this will be good. I can feel it. Bring it on Robrex. I'll be following this with great pleasure and admiration :-)

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Old 11-07-2008, 10:36 PM   #13
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Re: 1/12 Tamiya Porsche 935 with SMS detail set

Thanks Guys!
First I'll answer a few questions:

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Hey robrex fabulous weathering skills and what material did you use for the fuel tank? Can't wait to see the next set of photos keep up the great work!
Matthew
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Thanks for the compliment Matthew! I hope I can do the kit proud for you!
As for the tank. I simply brush Lacquer thinners onto the bare plastic then mottle it into the surface with an old and stiff bristled brush. As the thinners dries out the plastic gets stringy and takes on the look you see. From there a series of washes highlights the surface.

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looks stunning! What did you do to the tyres to get the worn look?
First sand the mold lines out of the tyres but collect the rubber that comes off. Then spray the surface of the tyre with hair spray and roll the wet tyre through the rubber. After that dries I spray acrylic (that's important otherwise the paint won't dry) matt black followed by various browns until I get the colour effect wanted.

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This is going to be mind-boggling or modeling porn as some would call it !!!
Tyres look superb, engine texture looks awesome (micro ballons or what was that stuff called?) and the tank looks just like the real one... sensational!
Yep. Micro Balloons. It's important when using this product to really clean your airbrush out afterwards.

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I've been waiting on you to do this for quite a while now and it's looking awesome! I'm really looking forward to watching this build come to life.

As for ref pictures... I happened to get a lot of pictures of the sister car (Car #4) at the Porsche Rennsport Reunion in Daytona, Florida earlier this year. When I return from my business trip next week I'll see what I have and send them to you.
I'd love the reference pictures, thanks!

Just a quick update. I'm switching back and forwards between the various subassemblies so this thread will be all over the place with progress updates

I cut the steering wheel apart for ease of painting. I wanted to replicate the stitched leather cover so after cleaning up the parts I made little 45 degree grooves on the inside of the wheel. I then made them at a 90 degree angle the other way. I used the mission models tool.





After painting the wheel I thinned out some white paint and washed it through the grooves. Stitching done





You'll hardly notice it when the kits complete but that's half the fun of doing these extra little bits.

More soon.
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Words fail me . . . . that steering wheel is incredible!!

These little details you gurus come up with make me contemplate selling the whole stash and taking up basket weaving instead.
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Old 11-08-2008, 12:21 AM   #15
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Stitching on the steering wheel...that blows me away.
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