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Porsche 934 turbo GT-01 rallye spec project

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Here's a little treat. Decided to tackle the 1977 Tour de France rallye, Eminence livery, Almeras-Fres Porsche 934 turbo.

As an Art Director, I spend most of my day designing magazine and catalogues. At night, totally enjoy designing one-off Tamiya Porsche 911 sticker sets with as much realism I can. The Tamiya Porsche 934 turbo GT-01 is a great little base, the body is so detailed. With limited mods though, you have to think out of the box. Inspired by another TC'er I've bought some of the Kawada rims and some Tamiya upgrades.

The photo that inspired my crazy path for this build.

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Based on other TC users speediness, I seem to be on the snail schedule for completing projects. Happy to report, this project has already passed up my 959 project!

 

Research mode on, more photos...

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Sometimes you need to take charge and be your own Santa. Rewind to last holiday... See I'm that sloooow.

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This will be a combination of a box build, also picked up the Jaegermeister body set and an extra clear body for the rallye spec body.

Obligatory Tamiyaclub parts photos...

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Fast forward, built kit out factory settings to here.

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More parts...

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Rough template tracing for the rear paint.

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And, sticker set is designed and printed on clear and white vinyl.

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Very nice project. Looking forward to seeing the body done. I'm surprised you didn't wait to do this on the 40th Aniv. 934 that's just about to come out on the TA-02 chassis.

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@Theibault Thanks! I need to dive into painting the 934 bodies next. More progress should happen soon.

Good idea on the 1/10 934 40th, didn't even think of that!  Besides the already available livery designs for the 1/12 scale...

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These were on my short list, maybe one or all of these for the 1/10 scale 934 turbo 40th?

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On 9/8/2016 at 8:52 AM, studioRS said:

As an Art Director, I spend most of my day designing magazine and catalogues. At night, totally enjoy designing one-off Tamiya Porsche 911 sticker sets with as much realism I can. ...

 

I too am a professional graphics person.  An I have done two Tamiya 911 sticker sets in Illustrator!   One was a replica of the Taisan livery and the other was unique!

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45 minutes ago, firefoxussr said:

I too am a professional graphics person.  An I have done two Tamiya 911 sticker sets in Illustrator!   One was a replica of the Taisan livery and the other was unique!

Haa! That's totally awesome! Very cool, funny how gearhead designers tend to migrate towards the same thing.  I'm also in the middle of finishing the 911GT3 Luminox Pike's Peak hillclimb sticker set, should be fun!

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Interesting project. I built one of these last year, painted the body lemon yellow / RUF 911 CTR. I also managed to get my hands on a Novak 380 8.5 brushless .. It's a quick and a handful like a true 934 lol. 

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Originally wanted to go with a brushless, but in my typical Tamiya fanboy method, I chose factory parts. Maybe after I get this finished and run it in I'll upgrade. Definitely look into the Novak 380 8.5, thanks for the tip.

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I've got a castle 8000K brushless in my 935 and it's ballistically fast. 

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1 hour ago, studioRS said:

Originally wanted to go with a brushless, but in my typical Tamiya fanboy method, I chose factory parts. Maybe after I get this finished and run it in I'll upgrade. Definitely look into the Novak 380 8.5, thanks for the tip.

The have been discontinued a long time .. Hard to find. Castle is a good option as well as Reedy

 

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On 9/8/2016 at 3:46 PM, studioRS said:

These were on my short list, maybe one or all of these for the 1/10 scale 934 turbo 40th?

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If you ever do decals for this one, please print off an extra set! 

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7 hours ago, njmlondon said:

If you ever do decals for this one, please print off an extra set! 

@njmlondon  Yes indeed, plan to design this for 1/12, and newer 40th anniv. 1/10

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3 hours ago, Vrooom666 said:

Where did you get GT-01 from ?    

@Vrooom666 I purchased the kit from gonitrohobbies eBay store. Unfortunately, no longer available from them. However, there look to be several other international sellers.

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On 9/12/2016 at 8:17 PM, studioRS said:

@njmlondon  Yes indeed, plan to design this for 1/12, and newer 40th anniv. 1/10

I have a 1/12 Tamiya Scale model of the 935 which I intend to use on a GT01 chassis (I have some parts which came with the limited edition re-re Black which enable the hard body to be used).

It would be great to find a 1/12 934 in ABS for this amazing paint job.

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I was planning to recreate the HCC Ski Wear design as vector line art and print on white Oracal vinyl on our Roland 540vsi printer for the lean 1/12 and 1/10. I could also print this out on Bell white water transfer decal paper for applying to ABS.

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2 hours ago, studioRS said:

I was planning to recreate the HCC Ski Wear design as vector line art and print on white Oracal vinyl on our Roland 540vsi printer for the lean 1/12 and 1/10. I could also print this out on Bell white water transfer decal paper for applying to ABS.

nice, do you run any of the white or metallics inks in your printer?

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11 hours ago, yogi-bear said:

nice, do you run any of the white or metallics inks in your printer?

Yes! I've printed silver on clear and on white vinyl. We are gearing up for printing white on clear too, just needed some more clear media. Very nice printer, I'll post up a close up photo of the Almeras Frey decals, sticker set.

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5 hours ago, studioRS said:

Yes! I've printed silver on clear and on white vinyl. We are gearing up for printing white on clear too, just needed some more clear media. Very nice printer, I'll post up a close up photo of the Almeras Frey decals, sticker set.

awesome! I use to have a SP-540V myself (A old machine now!). Always wanted to do white or metallics, but at the time I'd heard there was lots of issues so we stayed away, Issues seemed to be mainly with clogging print heads, a little bit like dye sublimation printing, where the print heads would clog easily.

How do you go printing white? I guessing the technology is much better these days. I use my Fathers HP Latex printer now, first gen though, still overall not a bad machine. The colour isn't quite as good as the Roland, but you can use the prints immediately, a big plus with some of the things I do. Oh yeah, I'm a graphic artist too :D

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