Model: 49400: Porsche Turbo RSR Type 934
Status: Other
Date: 18-Jul-2009
Comments: 11
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A couple of weeks ago I got a 49400 30th anniversary Porsche body shell for a cheap price with all parts needed like rear spoiler, mirrors and decal sheet.

Then one day I had the idea of building a black Porsche of the 1/10 shell. YES!...

But how do I get the decals in the right size? Umm....

I contacted Lee from TC who prints the vintage decals. I told him my idea and he said, yes he can print the Black Porsche decal sheet in a bigger size. He said, that the windscreen logo is 99mm. I measured up the windscreen of the 49400 – it is 117mm long from corner to corner.

So the 1/12 decal sheet of the Black Porsche has to grow bigger to 117%.

About two weeks ago I got the decal sheet from Lee and I started to paint the 1/10 body black. I put on some decals of the 49400 sheet, like the bumper-endings, lights, wipers, logo and then started with the special decal sheet.

A few days ago I finished the body and put it on my chassis. I changed the wheels in HPI vintage 5-spoke wheels and tires. They are no Tamiya but I think they fit better. I look forwar for these new HPI Cup Fuchs wheels :-)

Many thanks to Lee for his professional and kind help!!!

What do you think about this version of the Black Porsche? Does anyone already had this idea?

Comments are welcome!

Comments

gazwilts

18-Jul-2009

looks well smart! bigger is better

CASE1

18-Jul-2009

lovely paintjob and wheels! Perfect idea.

swedishwiking

18-Jul-2009

Gorgeous! THE sportscar imho.

bfst24

18-Jul-2009

very nice

muratti

18-Jul-2009

What a smart idea, Michael! Looks stunning.

RallyeBaz

18-Jul-2009

Stunning

Skottoman

18-Jul-2009

WOW! That paint looks amazing! How did you get such a nice shine on that thing?! BEautifuL!

Challenger-RT

18-Jul-2009

After removing the protection coat from the shell I immediately decalled it and always washed my hands before to avoid fingerprints. So there was nearly no dust on the shell when I took the pictures....I put the shell in a case now, to keep it free of dust.

Manuspain

18-Jul-2009


very nice car with a great finish. I love the 5 spoke wheels on it too. But i think the new hpi wheels will go better on the 1/12th scale, as the RS cup racer is M chassis size.

tamiyoman

19-Jul-2009

That looks mint, just trim those horrible long body posts!.

scollins

31-Jul-2009

This is awesome , A+++ I like what you did here!


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