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Pretty in Pink - Porsche 917/20 (MFH)
Hwa-Rang
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
Joined: June 29, 2004
KitMaker: 6,760 posts
RailRoad Modeling: 15 posts
Posted: Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 10:51 PM UTC
Holy Moly, that is huge.
Dixon66
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New Hampshire, United States
Joined: December 12, 2002
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Posted: Monday, October 12, 2020 - 02:21 PM UTC
X3!!!!
RussellE
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Victoria, Australia
Joined: June 27, 2010
KitMaker: 3,959 posts
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Posted: Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 08:44 AM UTC

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Cheers Russ!

Well body on and still some work to do to ensure those gaps go away.
I added a 1/24 Ferrari to show you the size of the kit and give some idea of why handling it is a challenge.
cheers
Michael



She's a Beasty for sure, Michael... reminds of the days when I used to make 1/8th scale Automotive models for design studies...
Cosimodo
#335
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Auckland, New Zealand
Joined: September 03, 2013
KitMaker: 1,808 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 10:13 PM UTC
I have had enough of trying to make the doors and rear work for me.
I am in the process carving the pig up to get it off my desk. A quick photo showing future cut lines.


cheers
Michael
RussellE
#306
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 12:50 AM UTC
but it's such a nice looking "pig" Michael
AussieReg
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AUTOMODELER
#007
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Victoria, Australia
Joined: June 09, 2009
KitMaker: 8,156 posts
RailRoad Modeling: 18 posts
Posted: Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 09:13 AM UTC

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I have had enough of trying to make the doors and rear work for me.
I am in the process carving the pig up to get it off my desk. A quick photo showing future cut lines.


cheers
Michael





I can see it being displayed mainly with body off and/or doors open to show off the gorgeous details inside, so maybe absolutely perfect fit isn't really worth the angst!

Cheers, D
Cosimodo
#335
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Posted: Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 03:38 PM UTC

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I have had enough of trying to make the doors and rear work for me.
I am in the process carving the pig up to get it off my desk. A quick photo showing future cut lines.


cheers
Michael





I can see it being displayed mainly with body off and/or doors open to show off the gorgeous details inside, so maybe absolutely perfect fit isn't really worth the angst!

Cheers, D



That is sort of the decision I came to after several hours of and

Anyway the butcher has continued marking the porker up and I know the customers are salivating, waiting for the final product. Halfway there.


cheers
Michael
Sunbeamrapier
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Vejle, Denmark
Joined: April 17, 2015
KitMaker: 59 posts
RailRoad Modeling: 1 posts
Posted: Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 06:31 PM UTC
Wow - a huge kit, and a great build! 🐷 What’s next - the Tamiya 935, or the upcoming Meng Ford GT40? Same scale........
AussieReg
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AUTOMODELER
#007
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 10:41 PM UTC
Looking really awesome Michael, definitely well worth the effort you have put in over the past few months!

Cheers, D
Stickframe
#362
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California, United States
Joined: December 01, 2013
KitMaker: 1,661 posts
RailRoad Modeling: 1 posts
Posted: Friday, October 23, 2020 - 09:20 AM UTC
Hi Michael, this sure looks great - I'm sure the final images will be well worth the wait! Sorry to hear about the frustrations with getting the body parts to work as planned - maybe a day or two away from the bench might be good - rethink about ways to look at the problems

Cheers
Nick
AussieReg
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AUTOMODELER
#007
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Friday, October 23, 2020 - 09:33 AM UTC

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- maybe a day or two away from the bench might be good -



Who are you, and what have you done with Nick?
RussellE
#306
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, October 25, 2020 - 12:33 PM UTC
Looks good to me
Joel_W
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New York, United States
Joined: December 04, 2010
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Posted: Sunday, November 01, 2020 - 12:32 PM UTC
Michael,
The top down picture just blew me away. Wow!! the Pink Pig looks fantastic. Can't wait for the full final picture spread.

Joel
Joel_W
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New York, United States
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Posted: Sunday, November 01, 2020 - 12:33 PM UTC
D,
I have absolutely no idea who this person is whose posting as our Nick. But I've seen the real Nick over on the new site.

Joel
Cosimodo
#335
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Auckland, New Zealand
Joined: September 03, 2013
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Posted: Sunday, November 01, 2020 - 08:54 PM UTC

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Michael,
The top down picture just blew me away. Wow!! the Pink Pig looks fantastic. Can't wait for the full final picture spread.

Joel



Neither can I!!
I am over this car. I failed to allow for the venturi effect when applying the clear coat around the front wheel arches and the rear fins. It took several hours of polishing to reduce the sandy effect to approaching something acceptable.
Then the front windscreen, the final piece to install. I tried to create a rubber seal effect around the glass but failed to execute well enough that I have a few more hours of repair.
For the third weekend in a row I hope that this weekend will be the finish line but no promises.

Thanks for checking in though. The support is appreciated!

cheers
Michael