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Revell Porsche 914 + Rat 914 added 28.09.17

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  • Member since
    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Revell Porsche 914 + Rat 914 added 28.09.17
Posted by PatrickW on Sunday, September 24, 2017 3:57 AM

Bought from ebay UK as an 'already started' in a fancy box!

A shade worn! plus other trashed parts of another 914 with the ordinary windscreen,and roof which I'll try and piece together.

This one needed quite a bit of refurb, funny brushed paint of different colours,two piece tyres with hard glue residue but still in pieces. Any way this is the result, decals from the spares box and homemade rollbar set up made from sprue and shaped with a tea light candle.

I'll add these to my Backstreet Garage and put it in the Dio section. 

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    September, 2007
  • From: Melbourne, Fl.
Posted by rickr442 on Sunday, September 24, 2017 5:57 AM

That looks COOL! Well done!

 

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Posted by big-e-models on Sunday, September 24, 2017 2:48 PM

wow didn't think that model could look so nice great job 

  • Member since
    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Sunday, September 24, 2017 3:12 PM

Thanks guys, I got inspiration from all manner of different images online of the 914!

Two here.............

and.......

The second is a model shown in a 914 build on youtube!

  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Monday, September 25, 2017 8:48 AM

Great job, Patrick. I remember tons of those cars running the streets around here back in the day. Imagine that. An affordable porsche.

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    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Monday, September 25, 2017 10:34 AM

I love this one Patrick. Nice job on this old kit. When I was younger I thought the 914s were the ugliest thing ever made. In later years, especially with my love for small bore mid-engine cars, I have really grown to appreciate them, and now quite like them. I have yet to drive one though. The club racer look you have incorporated in your build really looks right. Nicely done.

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

  • Member since
    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Monday, September 25, 2017 3:57 PM

Thanks guys. Yes a better handling car than the 911! We have a lot here and can be seen whenever there's a Porsche club meeting or classic car race meeting at the Silverstone Circuit just 5  miles away!

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    January, 2005
  • From: sunny Sydney, Australia
Posted by nottheband on Thursday, September 28, 2017 1:13 AM

Here in Oz the 914 is rare as rocking horse .......manure.  I like what you have done to make it a neat little track day car, low front end, the windscreen looks sharp, and your bonnet (hood) graphics are a clever touch.  Cheers.

Steve

  • Member since
    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Thursday, September 28, 2017 2:08 AM

Thanks Steve, I just cut up various old decals from their spares box.  

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  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Thursday, September 28, 2017 4:44 PM

There were parts from another 914 in the box, a broken body (3 parts),chassis and a few wheels and those awful two piece tyres. So I built a rat version, with BBS Cross Spoke rims, taking the wheel size from 15" to 13" and the resultant lower stance.

 

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Thursday, September 28, 2017 7:10 PM

Now that's cool! Nice save.

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

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    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Friday, September 29, 2017 1:38 AM

Thanks Trevor.

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    March, 2017
  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Sunday, October 01, 2017 4:57 AM

Mischief I miss out two days of internetting ,and everyone posts up something new Ha Ha Nice work PW !

Love that rust detailing , I have a Hotwheels version thats spookily very similar .

" It started out all so well " Whistling

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  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Monday, October 02, 2017 1:42 AM

Thanks Spencer. Yes it all happens when you have 5 minutes away.

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