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Tamiya 1/12 Porsche 934
« on: June 17, 2020, 02:43:57 PM »
Hi all this will be my next build looks up to Tamiya normal standards but when I first assembled the engine block the fit was awful and I had to use clamps scarily tight to pull the engine halves together (luckily this area is hidden by the timing chain cases) also luckily the gearbox is a perfect fit so maybe the engine halves were warped for some reason and that will be the only problem I get. Which is also lucky as I intend to build the engine on a display stand to be put alongside the car (as if it's just been rebuilt ready to be put back in)The body moulding is awesome hardly any seams at all and the detail in the kit seems incredible 

This is the same scale as the Bentley so is quite a large car.












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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Porsche 934
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2020, 03:55:23 PM »
 :smiley:
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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Porsche 934
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2020, 04:04:58 AM »
Ok so here is a start on the engine.





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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Porsche 934
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2020, 07:08:05 AM »
Looks like you overcame that fit issue nicely! :smiley:
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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Porsche 934
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2020, 03:35:06 AM »
More work on the 934 engine.







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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Porsche 934
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2020, 03:41:29 AM »
Hi all more done to the engine (the rest seems to be going together in the usual tamiya fashion (in other words perfectly)









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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Porsche 934
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2020, 04:29:47 AM »
Very nice! Excellent paintwork on the gearbox - you've really caught that patchy effect on G50 cast transaxle housings  :smiley:
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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Porsche 934
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2020, 02:43:09 PM »
He's taking photo's of the real thing & passing it off as a model ... Again! :o

 ;)

These big-scale kits are where your skills really shine, mate! Keep up the good work! :icon_alabanza:
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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Porsche 934
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2020, 10:52:23 PM »
Hi all more work on the engine and a start on the bodywork










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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Porsche 934
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2020, 03:57:27 AM »
Hi all made a start on the engine stand and did some work on the front end.











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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Porsche 934
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2020, 03:13:41 PM »
You been using your leg as a base while airbrushing the Porsche, mate? ??? ;)
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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Porsche 934
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2020, 03:39:57 AM »
More work on the engine and a start on the body.












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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Porsche 934
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2020, 07:18:56 AM »
wow, the detail pops on these large scale kits.
I had the pleasure of having to "adjudicate" at a model show on this size car, one of the guys, with a similar porsche, had gone to the effort of putting liquid in the radiator storage and wiper storage containers

Love the colour as well

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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Porsche 934
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2020, 03:17:59 AM »
Hi all well the tamiya supplied engine is done, I've looked on line but cant find picures the throttle linkages, I will have to ask my boss if he has any references (he seems to have an know anything Porsche related (hes an advisor on several official Porsche boards and is highly respected for his knowledge))started the decals, which are great but, the ones round the grill are really hard especially the ones around the square cut outs (if I could have guaranteed the colour match it would have been far and away easier to mask and spray it.













Ps I've barely started the decals (what ever happened to the English version (which I much preferred transfers) decals, where did that even come from you transfer the image from one place to another what you de (cant even think where cal fits in) sorry rant over, I just dont understand it.

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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Porsche 934
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2020, 07:31:48 AM »
Looking good  :)

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Ps I've barely started the decals (what ever happened to the English version (which I much preferred transfers) decals, where did that even come from you transfer the image from one place to another what you de (cant even think where cal fits in) sorry rant over, I just dont understand it.

Decal is an English term  ;)  Decal is short for decalcomania, in turn from the French décalcomanie. At its most popular in Victorian times, decalcomania was/is the industrial process of transferring a design from paper onto another surface (usually a hard surface like pottery or glass).

In other words, 'water-slide transfer' is just a longer, technical way of saying decalcomania.
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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Porsche 934
« Reply #15 on: June 29, 2020, 02:42:29 PM »
Thanks for the info.

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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Porsche 934
« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2020, 04:18:27 AM »
Done some work on the fuel tank. a word of caution to anyone building this kit. When it comes to mounting the oil tank, on page one of the instructions it tells you to attach the mount for the oil tank, unless you skip ahead and build the oil tank first dont attach the mount in the first picture the bracket on the left had side is for the oil tank (the shelf with the oblong rail coming out from the side.



The steel pipe laying on its side next to it in the next pic goes into the tank and then into a hole in the bulkhead.



In the position of the next picture.



Here is a picture of the oil tank in position



Getting that pipe into the hole in the bulkhead and into the hole in the oil tank with that bracket in place is impossible (on this model of course that bracket was well and truly stuck) so I cut that rail off in order to get that pipe in then glued it back on again.

A better option would have been to attach the bracket and tank with the pipe on at the same time.

Here are some pics of the fuel tank.



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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Porsche 934
« Reply #17 on: Today at 03:33:55 AM »


I must say I'm really enjoying this kit (although I thought it would take longer to build )

The seat is just placed there not glued loads to do to that yet.






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