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1973 Porsche 917/10 Can Am [FINISHED]

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1973 Porsche 917/10 Can Am [FINISHED]
Posted by Scale-Master on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 9:53 AM
Starter resin & brass kit in 1/43rd scale.   Most Starter kits are curbside but this is one of the few "full detail" kits they offered. 
As you can see there is still a good amount of clean-up required after removing the thin flash in the main openings.
This structure has to be cut out too.
The "full detail" section is basically one part and the removable engine cover.
Kind of interesting how they cast it with the steel axle in place.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, February 29, 2024 11:35 AM
The engine cover does not fit well; I guess they figured most people would display it off the car (on the included stand).  The panel lines on both sides look about like this, but at different angles… and the sides are much narrower than the tub.  The leading edge had to be addressed too as it didn't line up or allow the opening for the fan to be centered over the fan.  (Shifting the chassis is an option, but I figured getting the body set first was the better option.)
 
I used sheet styrene to fill in the needed material and modify the panel lines.  Even though I raised the engine cover when I widened it so that the leading edge matched the body, I still had to add material to the top of it outboard of the fairings so the body would flow smoothly. 
First coat of white primer to see how it looks.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

fox
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  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Thursday, February 29, 2024 12:06 PM

Nice work! Everything looks like it is where it's supposed to be.

Stay safe.

Jim Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench: Artesania Latina  (aka) Artists in the Latrine 1/75 Bluenose II

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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Posted by Scale-Master on Sunday, March 17, 2024 10:59 AM
The screw holes in the front section of the body that attach it to the chassis & engine were reworked so the chassis could be moved rearward to compensate for the material I added to the leading edge of the engine cover and make the fan line up with the opening.
I started painting the engine and surrounding area, but there are still more parts to fit and they don't fit positively or symmetrically.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, March 18, 2024 10:02 AM

I have a Question:

 How do you like working on resin as opposed to plastic .Also how about the scale? any problems there?

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, March 18, 2024 10:03 AM

I have a Question:

 How do you like working on resin as opposed to plastic .Also, how about the scale? any problems there?

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Posted by Scale-Master on Monday, March 18, 2024 2:26 PM

I like them both about the same.  For thinner parts the styrene is more forgiving/less brittle but overall they work about the same.  You have to use CA or epoxy to cement resin, but I use CA for most of my styrene assemblies so not much different there either.

Scale/size doesn't present any problems for me.  I build 1/8 to 1/87 regularly.  Just detail what ever it is to the scale it is.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

fox
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    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Monday, March 18, 2024 5:23 PM

And you do it very well in all scales too! Bow Down

Stay safe.

Jim Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench: Artesania Latina  (aka) Artists in the Latrine 1/75 Bluenose II

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 4:31 PM
The engine and rear suspension is pretty much done and much of the cockpit has been detail painted.
The wheels are built too. 
The engine cover still fits so it is time to paint the body.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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Posted by Scale-Master on Tuesday, April 2, 2024 7:55 PM
I used BMF instead of the kit supplied Mylar for the sides.  It didn't feel like it would conform as well as foil.
I started with the roundel & number decals.  They went on fine. 

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 5:25 PM

W O W!!! Toast Toast Toast

Stay safe.

Jim Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench: Artesania Latina  (aka) Artists in the Latrine 1/75 Bluenose II

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 7:57 PM

Thanks Jim!

 

The stripes also went on well which was a little surprising as one of the stripes had a slight fold in it and I fully expected to crack at that point.  They also conformed quite well to the contours including the louvers front and rear.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

fox
  • Member since
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  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 8:47 PM

Outstanding work on those small cars! Bow Down

Stay safe.

Jim Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench: Artesania Latina  (aka) Artists in the Latrine 1/75 Bluenose II

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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    June 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 10:24 PM

Very nice and great modeling so far....

"Everyones the normal until you get to know them" (Unknown)

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Posted by Scale-Master on Saturday, April 6, 2024 6:29 PM

Thanks Guys!

 

All the decals have been applied and I shot the clear coat.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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Posted by Scale-Master on Tuesday, April 30, 2024 1:26 PM
The rear wheels stuck out a bit more than I would have liked.  (To be fair, in some photos it appears they did stick out somewhat.)  But I milled 0.025 inches out of the backsides of the wheels so they tucked in a little.
 
The material the kit provides for the roll bar braces is about twice as thick as it should be.  I used aluminum rod to replace them.  The engine cover still fits without interfering with them.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 8:26 AM

Hi!

      Believe it or not, that is precisely the answer I was looking for. A true Miniaturist, even if he or she  only builds for themselves, is a good thing. This allows a shift through the scales with nary a worry about size and complexity!

    This car now is visuallly stunning and the work is beyond reproach. You've got it going on , my friend! 

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 8:41 AM

Great painting picking out all that detail in the engine bay.  Really like the old RC Cola sponsor!

Thanks,

John

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Friday, May 3, 2024 9:34 AM

Thanks guys!  

 

I'm calling it done.  It was fun.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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Posted by Est.1961 on Saturday, May 4, 2024 2:20 AM

Great looking model 

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    June 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Saturday, May 4, 2024 11:12 AM

That would look wonderful at twice the size. With it being as small as it is and showing a super clean build with detail, it is simply amazing! Great modeling skills. What are you building next?

"Everyones the normal until you get to know them" (Unknown)

LAST COMPLETED:

1/35 Churchill Mk IV AVRE with bridge - DONE

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  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Saturday, May 4, 2024 4:09 PM

This is an impressive build. I like the subject matter although I know nothing about the type of race car it is. I am a fan of RC cola and grab some on ocassion.

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Posted by Scale-Master on Saturday, June 15, 2024 7:54 PM

Thanks Guys!  

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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