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Porsche 914 1/25 (The 30 years proyects - Part 1) - WIP and done

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  • Member since
    May 2020
  • From: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Porsche 914 1/25 (The 30 years proyects - Part 1) - WIP and done
Posted by FJSigma on Monday, June 15, 2020 2:59 PM

It's kind of embarassing showing this build here, because of the high quality cars there are in this forum. I'm not really happy with the finished quality, but I'm glad I've done with it finally. No wiring, no piping, no engraving... Most of you would expect an exceptional detailing level for a 30 years long build, but this isn't the case. My apologies.

This is the the 3rd car kit I bought and the first one I finished. The story starts 30 years ago, with this box:

Back then I was building 1/72 planes and thought I wanted to start building cars. Bought the first 2 kits and saw this one at a dirty cheap price I couldn't refuse. It was produced here in Argentina at the time and I didn't know, but to the poor egineering of the kit it adds a poor plastic quality. An awful kit, let me say. Anyway, I started buidling it (among with others) and got stuck in the body paint issue, because I never had an airbrush. I put it in a box and opened it not so long ago and decided to finish building it. And found this:

I decided to go with cans, and primered it...

I have a kind of OCD with the gaps and this kit is lame on that, so I decided to glue both front and back bumpers, that doesn't fit quite good. I had some isues to do the final assembly, but it worked at the end. The interior was primered with brushes.

And painted with artistic acrilics...

It was not the result I was expecting, so I stripped it with oven cleaner (we don't have here purple power cleaner).

I decided to paint it metallic grey (seems to be fine for a Porsche).

One more time for the interior...

Waterslide decals got old...

Decals under the clear cote.

Chromed parts had an awful chrome, so I decided to make them all satin black, like the windscreen frame. I'm sorry to say, I don't have clear red or amber paint, so I did it with Sharpie markers...

I need to master my masking skills... By the way, the masking tape glue had an issue with the clear cote and had to be polished.

I really don't like the B pillar in black, so I left it in body color.

The trunk dosn't close. I tried to remove all I've found it interferes, but still remains open.

Another example of bad engeneering: The huge space on the wheel well.

I lost the exhaust pipe and the rearview mirror. I decided the exhaust could be created from sprue. In the back you can see another thing I don't like: The gap between the chasis and the body. I know you will complain about the Revell markins, but I really prefer to let it there.

Trial fit before painting it aluminum grey.

With lights and plates (that trunk open...)

Then I noticed I forgot to paint something...

I tried to paint the Porsche letters, but I did a mess. I ended up scratching the black. Unfortunately the "S" doesn't look good.

Final pics outside

Is that an engine?


Thanks for watching


Going slooooow from Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Member since
    April 2012
Posted by litespeedsae on Monday, June 15, 2020 9:54 PM

Very good build of one of my favorite cars. I haven't started mine yet but I'm reading a lot about how the parts are tough to fit. Thanks for this. 

Little Rock, Arkansas

  • Member since
    November 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 2:32 AM

Great 914 build. Also one of my favourite road cars, before it's time with a mid-engine layout. I've had three of these kits over the years, yes the parts don't fit together particularly well and I have a new kit on the shelf to have another try at!

  • Member since
    December 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Thursday, June 18, 2020 11:40 AM

You did a fabulous job of this old kit. It was worth the wait. The colours look great. Very nicely done.

I hope you do another model car project.

"It would be unusual, if the unusual didn't occur."

- Steamboat Gariepy


  • Member since
    May 2020
  • From: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Posted by FJSigma on Thursday, July 2, 2020 3:14 PM

Sure thing! I have another model ready, I just need to organize the pictures and I will publish it. I also do have ahother 2 in progress, but unfortunately I don't have too much time, so the projects seems to take forever...

Going slooooow from Buenos Aires, Argentina


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