Author Topic: Tamiya 1/12 Martini Porsche 935  (Read 1178 times)

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Tamiya 1/12 Martini Porsche 935
« on: April 03, 2022, 12:14:37 AM »
Hi all just won this on ebay(won't be starting it for a while as this covid is doing a real job on me atm)


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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Martini Porsche 935
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2022, 03:07:23 PM »
It's Jazz! :D
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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Martini Porsche 935
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2022, 03:35:38 AM »
OK so I've made a start, strangely for a Tamiya kit there are some horrid seams on the front end.




Nothing is glued in the front yet, I've masked the inside of the fuel tank and tried to replicate some fuel in there.

I won't be gluing the oil tank cage in until I've finished the tank (I remember that from the Vaillant build)






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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Martini Porsche 935
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2022, 03:51:43 AM »
OK so as you can see I'm not building this as a showroom car but rather as one that has just finished a race.






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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Martini Porsche 935
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2022, 07:25:50 AM »
strangely for a Tamiya kit there are some horrid seams on the front end.

Not really surprising as this kit is from the 1970s !  Mine, purchased in the 1980s, had all the same.

WARNING :-- beware of the rubber hoses to the brake calipers (feeds air to cool the brakes) - they melt the styrene plastic.  The rubber tires seemed ok though.

The semi-transparent fuel boxes etc were a nice touch.

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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Martini Porsche 935
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2022, 03:17:44 AM »
Thanks mate they are OK if there is a layer of paint between them.
Hi all added battery cables.




and starter motor cables.




I've got to say I'm super happy with the metal effects on this. The casings would be made of magnesium and I've worked up close and personal on hundreds of these and I don't think I could get more realistic results, I tried a different approach, normally I use ABT engine grease thinned down to a wash but I didn't want to disturb the mig steel colour I had used which I know white spirit based wash would so I tried a wash of vallejo engine grey over it. I'm loving the result, I can see me using this again.







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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Martini Porsche 935
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2022, 02:13:17 AM »
Did some work on the fuel pump, Tamiya would have you use plastic tube for the fuel lines whereas they are metal on the real thing.

Since I've used artistic licence already and depicted gold plated nuts and bolts I decided to depict gold plated fuel lines too.









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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Martini Porsche 935
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2022, 10:55:54 PM »
Made a start on the turbos and ancillary parts.





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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Martini Porsche 935
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2022, 04:06:16 AM »
Added some of the missing pipework, did the first bit of masking, started weathering the underneath and started on the brakes.










And a trial fit of the rear end.


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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Martini Porsche 935
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2022, 07:39:09 AM »
Added some of the missing pipework, did the first bit of masking, started weathering the underneath and started on the brakes.







These are the rubber pipes that melt the body !!

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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Martini Porsche 935
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2022, 07:59:46 AM »
I see you're using the shrink ray again! ;)
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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Martini Porsche 935
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2022, 01:23:55 PM »
Hi ranf they should be OK as there is a layer of paint between them and the body

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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Martini Porsche 935
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2022, 08:42:30 AM »
Hi ranf they should be OK as there is a layer of paint between them and the body

I found that didn't help !  It may take a few weeks for the melt to take place but I'm sure it will :-\

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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Martini Porsche 935
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2022, 03:49:22 AM »
Hi all added the crossover pipes for the calipers 



And added the bleed nipples



And did some work on the suspension 





Just need to talk to the blokes at work for the routing of the brake pipes.

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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Martini Porsche 935
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2022, 04:26:06 AM »
Hi all I've added some of the missing details to the fire suppression system.









And added a few other missing details.




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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Martini Porsche 935
« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2022, 02:43:43 PM »
Crikey! :icon_surprised:
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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Martini Porsche 935
« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2022, 03:59:34 AM »
Added a few decals 







And a try of the body 





I'm really enjoying this kit, I quite like the look of this car.

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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Martini Porsche 935
« Reply #17 on: April 26, 2022, 04:01:40 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Martini Porsche 935
« Reply #18 on: April 28, 2022, 04:02:02 AM »
Did some work on the front end and installed the engine.










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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Martini Porsche 935
« Reply #19 on: April 28, 2022, 04:04:48 AM »
Did some work on the front end and installed the engine.










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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Martini Porsche 935
« Reply #20 on: April 29, 2022, 03:53:46 AM »
Made a start on the dashboard.




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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Martini Porsche 935
« Reply #21 on: April 29, 2022, 02:02:42 PM »
I like the big red ejection seat button for annoying passengers! :P ;)
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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Martini Porsche 935
« Reply #22 on: May 01, 2022, 02:54:06 AM »
I like that button too mate.

OK so masked the boot (that was confusing to say the least)




Did the safety cage.




A trial of the body








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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Martini Porsche 935
« Reply #23 on: May 01, 2022, 11:09:42 AM »
This build is another feast for the eyes!  :smiley:
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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Martini Porsche 935
« Reply #24 on: May 03, 2022, 03:16:22 AM »
Hi all did the drive shafts, I think they look good, but what a pita they were




Got the suspension done.


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And added some decals.


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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Martini Porsche 935
« Reply #25 on: May 04, 2022, 03:30:42 AM »
Well its got its wheels on.





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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Martini Porsche 935
« Reply #26 on: May 04, 2022, 03:38:58 AM »
Kind of looks cool just like that without the body
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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Martini Porsche 935
« Reply #27 on: May 04, 2022, 07:36:42 AM »
Porsche Beach Buggy !! 8)

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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Martini Porsche 935
« Reply #28 on: May 05, 2022, 02:24:49 AM »
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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Martini Porsche 935
« Reply #29 on: May 07, 2022, 03:52:27 AM »
Added the missing CDI units wires.



Added the low tension leads (I know they're not to scale but it's all I've got)



Added the body, getting there.









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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Martini Porsche 935
« Reply #30 on: May 07, 2022, 08:47:31 AM »
don't forget to add Stig !

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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Martini Porsche 935
« Reply #31 on: May 08, 2022, 11:37:53 PM »
Some pics in daylight.











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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Martini Porsche 935
« Reply #32 on: May 09, 2022, 01:01:36 AM »
Looking good! :smiley:
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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Martini Porsche 935
« Reply #33 on: May 16, 2022, 03:24:38 AM »
OK so back off hols.





Added some decals and getting ready for the weathering.






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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Martini Porsche 935
« Reply #34 on: May 16, 2022, 07:20:24 AM »


just two feet to the sea ;D


Beautiful Porsche, kpnuts. :smiley: :smiley:

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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Martini Porsche 935
« Reply #35 on: May 20, 2022, 01:52:55 AM »
Well she's done.









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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Martini Porsche 935
« Reply #36 on: May 20, 2022, 08:18:38 AM »
Done & dusted! :smiley:

She looks excellent! The post-race spatter looks right, like spots of bitumen flicked up from the race track by the car ahead. 8) 8) :smiley:
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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Martini Porsche 935
« Reply #37 on: May 21, 2022, 02:03:00 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Martini Porsche 935
« Reply #38 on: May 21, 2022, 07:51:01 AM »
Lovely !  Even better after the crew wash the bugs off the nose & windscreen :D