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Tamiya Porsche 911 GT2

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  • Member since
    November 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Friday, June 8, 2018 2:07 AM

Thanks Steve, at least we took it in a great part of the world, with great people around us, Aussies, New Zealanders and Fijians. Thanks so much for the hospitality.

  • Member since
    January 2005
  • From: sunny Sydney, Australia
Posted by nottheband on Thursday, June 7, 2018 6:22 PM

Two holidays in one, nicely done, Patrick.  Here in Australia we often refer to 'the tyrrany of distance', so far from the rest of the world.  We're fortunate to have such a beautiful country of our own, and an amazing neighbour in New Zealand.  Cheers, and huge congrats on your 50th anniversary.

Steve

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    November 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Thursday, June 7, 2018 1:31 AM

Pleasure Steve. As it was our 50th wedding anniversary we flew into Sydney in January and took a cruise to the Fijian Islands over two weeks, but as it's so far from the UK for just two weeks, we docked at the end of the cruise and went back out to New Zealand in the same cabin on the same ship, for a further two weeks, amazing!

No more holidays for the next few years while we pay for this one!

  • Member since
    January 2005
  • From: sunny Sydney, Australia
Posted by nottheband on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 9:22 PM

Thanx Patrick.  I used the Rotring pens many years ago in my early engineering days as a draftsman, before CAD of course.  I'll go looking for them, be good to have one or two in the toolbox.  Cheers.

Steve

  • Member since
    November 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 4:10 PM

Thanks guys!

Steve first:

The rivets on these models are quite defined so I use a Rotring Graphic Fineliner Pen used by Architects. It's just like a felt tip but very small tip, so using both hands, pen in the right hand and steadied by the left hand and under a magnifier , so I can't get it wrong! But if I do it's water based so I can wipe it straight off leaving no residue.

Oh and aussiemuscle308 I love wild and the wilder the better!

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    January 2005
  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 6:56 AM
it's wild!

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  • Member since
    January 2005
  • From: sunny Sydney, Australia
Posted by nottheband on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 2:32 AM

I like what you've done here, Patrick, the colours mix is spot on for today's race cars.  You must have a very steady hand to do the rivets on those wheel flares so neatly.  Cheers.

Steve

  • Member since
    November 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Monday, June 4, 2018 11:52 PM

Thanks guys, I like plenty of bright colours as you can see! The rollcage comes in white plastic no need to paint it!

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    April 2012
Posted by litespeedsae on Monday, June 4, 2018 5:30 PM

Home run, Patrick! I especially like the way the white rollcage pulls your attention into the interior. Wicked color too.

Little Rock, Arkansas

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Posted by justmike on Monday, June 4, 2018 5:28 PM

Looks totally ready for 24 hours of Leman. Cool paint job too

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    January 2015
Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, June 4, 2018 3:38 PM

Man that is wicked looking Pat! Very nice turn out!!!

Being really stupid is the new smart!! 

    Joe

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    November 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Monday, June 4, 2018 11:11 AM

Thanks Trevor. Yes a very nice kit with a few extra race bits included.

This is the kit, but can get a full-on Taisan 911 GT2 kit with all the bits....

OR

  • Member since
    December 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Monday, June 4, 2018 10:32 AM

Looking good, Patrick. Nice work on the decals. This looks like a nice kit. Been thinking of picking up one of these.

"A common mistake people make when designing something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools."
- Douglas Adams

Trevor

  • Member since
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  • From: UK
Tamiya Porsche 911 GT2
Posted by PatrickW on Monday, June 4, 2018 10:23 AM

The kit is a road going version which I've modified to a race car. I've added decals from my spares box, added alloy exhaust tips, cut down Nascar window net, and front and rear tow eyes.

The main sponsor is Apple Petronas Lubricants/Fields, with minor sponsors decals on the doors and body including various model kit manufacturers.

The kit has a very basic one piece engine moulding....

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