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The cockpit is done. My painting skills are atrocious and I am glad it will be inside and somewhat hard to see...lol. Came out good though, I’m pleased with the overall appearance.

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Cockpit is mounted and preliminary body height adjustments have begun. 

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Looks great with the mat coat - im trying to work out how you masked the windows though. Is the green coloured tape on the outside? So that you not masking off the whole window glass area just the centre?

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Yes, the masking is on the outside for when I shot the clear coat. The edges of the windows I used Tamiya masking tape, and for the middle I used just regular painters tape. I tried to keep it a mm or so away from the edge of the window trim decal so the clear coat would seal the edges of the stickers.

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Found a good scale looking tire for the wide Porsche rear rims. I ordered these on fleabay thinking they were the same as the set I have mounted on there now, only to find out they are slightly different. These tires are slightly wider and taller by a few mm.

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You can see the height difference here, but it’s not bad.

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From the top you can see the difference in tread pattern. I have the tire mounted on the wide Porsche rim here, and as you can see it fits fine. Might be an option for someone down the road instead of new rims like I did.

 

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My next build will be the new Audi Quattro rally whenever they are released here in the states. When I was a kid I had a matchbox car (1982) of this exact car. Will try and reproduce the livery when the time comes. 

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My five year old now likes to drive it around :)

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The Porsche 911 rally is complete! First run is imminent...

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I think it would look great with a nice weathering job, but this is the Mrs. car...and she wants it clean.

At some point I need to figure out how to light the rally lamps without having unsightly wires hanging out the back ruining the scale appearance. 

I’m very happy with the build, and can’t wait to get started on my Audi Quattro whenever they come in.

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This car is looking really cool. B) How robust are the bumpers? I would be afraid to destroying them when I use the car.

Regarding the rally lamps you maybe should try enamelled copper wire (I hope you know what I mean). This is available in very small diameters and also in black colour.

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First run is in the books. A really fun car to drive, just like the 240z is. Suspension was dang near perfect, going to leave it alone. Not surprising, since it is the same chassis as the 240z, with the same mods, and that one is dialed in nicely. Will try and get a video up at some point.

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