SEARCH SCALEAUTOMAG.COM

Enter keywords or a search phrase below:

So the nerdy Porsche 914 scores a date with the rockstar 918 Spyder and this happens...

1380 views
25 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    January, 2016
So the nerdy Porsche 914 scores a date with the rockstar 918 Spyder and this happens...
Posted by FrozenPlastik49 on Thursday, December 08, 2016 11:46 AM

I love all things Porsche.  I used to own a 1:1 914 and had grand plans to install a small block Chevy in place of the 4 banger.  As with most of my projects, it never came to fruition.  I purchased the Revell kit with the intention of replicating what I could never get off the ground 1:1.  Then Revell releases the 918 Spyder kit and what you see in progress below was born.  The undercarriage is from the 918, quartered and reshaped to match the 914 body. The interior and motor are from the 918.  This mock up is sitting on EightyOne's iForged Equip V3s, but I plan to use the 918 kit rims.  Finished body color will be Tamiya's Light Green X-15, similar to Porsche's Acid Green.  I'd use Gravity Colors' Acid Green, but am currently sans airbrush.  I've already purchased Scale Motorsport's clear carbon fiber decals and will make the most of the bright green.  The 918 rims will be black.  Sorry for the crappy cell phone pics from a dimly lit workbench.  So much work left to be done!

This shot shows the incorporation of the 918 fuel filler cap on the targa structure.

20161117_194347.thumb.jpg.bfe6ff73a0ac21

918 front bumper narrowed to fit the 914 body. 

20161117_194333_001.thumb.jpg.cc951075fc

Still have some fit issues with the 918 dashboard.

20161117_194616.thumb.jpg.156dac424ef547

20161117_194400.thumb.jpg.f8e72db72267d9

Mock up of the engine bay.  Parts box provided the rear cowling and torsion bar. 

20161117_194429.thumb.jpg.b086f5379041bf

  • Member since
    January, 2016
Posted by FrozenPlastik49 on Thursday, December 08, 2016 11:46 AM

Quick update...I decided to use the EightyOne rims instead of the 918 rims. Got them painted the eventual body color and then accented them in black. Here's a mock up with the first one.  Body is in white primer.

20161207_231932.jpg

  • Member since
    August, 2016
Posted by mini man on Thursday, December 08, 2016 1:34 PM

Very nice,I like all porkers too.Geeked

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

U.K.

  • Member since
    January, 2016
Posted by FrozenPlastik49 on Thursday, December 08, 2016 2:06 PM

Thanks mini man!

  • Member since
    November, 2016
  • From: Oxford, Michigan
Posted by TechEd on Thursday, December 08, 2016 2:30 PM

Wow. I love the concept and the "outlaw-ish" execution so far. Especially given that this would be near impossible to pull off full scale. The 914 form-factor would not be able to accomodate all of the 918s techical wizardry.

I used to wrench on 914s back in the early 70s; the VW dealer where I worked at picked up a franchise for 914s only. Spun one out on a PDI test drive, too. I came "this close [] to buying a silver 2.0L, but opted to spend my money to prep my Datsun 510 for rally instead. Wierd how things work out.

People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do. - Isaac Asimiov

  • Member since
    January, 2016
Posted by FrozenPlastik49 on Thursday, December 08, 2016 2:59 PM

Thanks TechEd!  That's what I love about this hobby...absolutely no boundaries or limitations on creativity.

I'd love to own another 1:1 914 again...perhaps some day!

TnT
  • Member since
    September, 2016
Posted by TnT on Thursday, December 08, 2016 3:32 PM

Cool project. That green is going to be great.

My experience with the 914,  well a buddy owned one. We must of had like 4 or 5 folks on the inside, and 3 or 4 of us riding on the outside. We was rolling down 2nd street, 20mph maybe less, then another buddy fell of the back, laying in the street hollering medic, medic. Needless to say there was alcohol  and stuff involved. It was funny as hell at that time. 

  • Member since
    January, 2016
Posted by FrozenPlastik49 on Thursday, December 08, 2016 3:44 PM

Thanks TnT!  Can't wait to see what it looks like finished in green either.

Awesome story!  The 914 sits low as it is.  I can't imagine what it looked like with that many people in and on it.

Alcohol...because no great story ever started with a glass of milk! Beer

  • Member since
    January, 2016
Posted by FrozenPlastik49 on Friday, December 09, 2016 4:18 PM

Got all four rims painted, minus some touch-up work to be done.

20161208_230605_001.jpg

  • Member since
    April, 2012
Posted by litespeedsae on Friday, December 09, 2016 5:51 PM

Just when I thought I that have seen it all !    Good for you to come up with this. Will follow.

  • Member since
    January, 2016
Posted by FrozenPlastik49 on Friday, December 09, 2016 6:52 PM

Thanks litespeedsae!  Much appreciated!

  • Member since
    January, 2016
Posted by FrozenPlastik49 on Saturday, February 18, 2017 3:26 PM

First post of the new year.  Started working on the carbon fiber decals and brakes.

porsche_914_918_feb_update_3.jpg

porsche_914_918_feb_update_2.jpg

porsche_914_918_feb_update_1.jpg

  • Member since
    November, 2016
Posted by bugs-one on Wednesday, March 01, 2017 10:24 PM
Nice job on the seats and wheels.
  • Member since
    January, 2016
Posted by FrozenPlastik49 on Friday, August 11, 2017 8:50 PM

Can't believe its been February since my last post!  Here's the latest on the build.  Most of the interior and engine are finished.  Body is painted and clear coated and in the process of being polished.  Shouldn't be more than another six months or so before this thing will be completed...lol.

20170809_230606.jpg

  • Member since
    January, 2016
Posted by FrozenPlastik49 on Friday, August 11, 2017 8:51 PM

20170809_230732.jpg

  • Member since
    January, 2016
Posted by FrozenPlastik49 on Friday, August 11, 2017 8:53 PM

  • Member since
    January, 2016
Posted by FrozenPlastik49 on Friday, August 11, 2017 8:53 PM

  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: cleveland,ohio
Posted by cameraboy5 on Friday, August 11, 2017 9:09 PM

Very nice work and color selection.

 

"If its not surrounded by a corn field..... its not a real race track!!
  • Member since
    February, 2008
Posted by justmike on Sunday, August 13, 2017 7:24 PM

Those are great looking rims and the build is going to be pretty sharp looking. I didn't realize that carbon fibre came in green, or am I seeing things? 

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
  • Member since
    September, 2013
  • From: Tacoma, Washington
Posted by Gary Davis on Monday, August 14, 2017 11:03 PM

Man FP49...That is a very good looking color on the body. The wheels and tire look awesome.

  • Member since
    January, 2016
Posted by FrozenPlastik49 on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 1:25 AM

Thanks cameraboy5!

  • Member since
    January, 2016
Posted by FrozenPlastik49 on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 1:27 AM
Thanks justmike! The Scale Motorsports carbon fiber is actually clear so the body color (or any color you choose) shows through.
  • Member since
    January, 2016
Posted by FrozenPlastik49 on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 1:28 AM
Thanks Gary!
  • Member since
    January, 2016
Posted by FrozenPlastik49 on Monday, September 11, 2017 5:50 PM

After nearly a year and a half on the workbench (!), I'm happy to see this one done. Only my second completed model after being away from the hobby for nearly two decades and far and away the most ambitious. Patience truly does come with age. :)  The front, rear, undercarriage, interior, and engine of the 918 were shoehorned to fit the 914 body. Color is Tamiya's Light Green (TS-22) (a nod to Porsche's Acid Green), with clear coat, polish, and wax. Scale Motorsports carbon fiber decals (twill and clear) were extensively utilized. Rims and tires were iForged-Equip-V3s from www.eightyone81.com. Engine is weathered via Tamiya weathering kits, Tamiya smoke, and Tamiya panel line accent. Engine bay cowlings and cross member came from ye olde parts box. Its got some fleas and there are a few things I'd do differently if I did it over again, but overall I'm very happy to see what I envisioned become reality. Amazing photos that make it look way better than it should are courtesy of my wife Amanda (www.morningdewphotography.com). Enjoy!  

ALM201709090003.jpg

ALM201709090004.jpg

ALM201709090005.jpg

ALM201709090001.jpg

ALM201709090002.jpg

ALM201709090008.jpg

ALM201709090011.jpg

ALM201709090013.jpg

ALM201709090015.jpg

  • Member since
    June, 2015
Posted by topman on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 9:50 AM

Wow, now that is some vision! Well done, congrats Yes (Nice shots, too)

So, does the rear stay opended like that?

  • Member since
    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Friday, September 15, 2017 2:34 AM

As I've just said on the gallery, this is a superb job. Only yesterday I got off the shelf two old 914 kits to to convert to a rallycar and a street sleeper.

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY!

Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.

FREE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER
SUBSCRIBER-ONLY CONTENT