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Like a lot of my projects this one has been ongoing for a while. I'd planned this to be the first body for my 30th Anniversary chassis. I painted the body about a year ago, then stalled as sourcing the stickers proved to be a problem. I'd bought various sheets to get the Jägermeister logos in roughly the correct sizes, creating a spreadsheet to compare the 1/12 sizes and convert to 1/10. I managed to get most of them from the BMW M3, Alfa 155 and Capri Jäger sheets but I was still missing a few.
I tried a repro set, scaled from 1/12 to 1/10 but they didn't look too good. I put the project on hold and then when Tamiya announced the 40th Anniversary 934 - problem solved. The only downside being that there would be a lot more orange 1/10 934s around!
I bought a complete 40th kit minus electrics, as I wanted the FRP chassis, stickers, wheels and Hop-ups and this was the most economic way of getting them all. I’ll build the chassis at some point and use it for one of my 911 GT2 shells. I think the wheelbase is too long for this body and the 1990s BBS LM wheels included aren’t right for the time period of the 934 either.
It was disappointing to see that like the 1/24 kit of this car, the Shell and Dunlop logos are missing from the sticker sheet. I managed to locate suitable replacements though - the Shell logos (with the correct white border) are from the 58247 Audi R8R. They are exactly the right size (16mm wide). The Dunlop stickers are from the Tamtech 934. They are a little small but look better than having the gap.
The chassis is the same as my Vaillant 934 30th, but with a few changes. I narrowed the rear track to allow for higher offset wheels (9mm) for a greater dish than the original 30th Anniversary wheels. Various models of this car, including Tamiya’s 1/12 version, show it with treaded tyres rather than slicks. I had a set of the 26mm Super Grip Radials and managed to find a pair of the now discontinued 30mm versions.
The roll cage and interior are again from the Vaillant car but with the driver helmet changed to the one from the rally car cockpit set as these look more 1970s than the 90s style ones that come with the touring car sets. As a final touch I added some Jäger decals left over from a 1/24 set I bought to do the cockpit for my Linder M3. I’ve done 20 or so of these drivers now and I still can’t do eyes properly. One always ends up square!
Details in addition to my Vaillant version:
• Narrower rear track using 1XD suspension blocks to allow higher offset wheels
• MST 501 wheels, offset 3mm front, 9mm rear
• Correct treaded tyres (Tamiya Super Grip Radials, 26mm front, 30mm rear)
• Brake discs (callipers not compatible with chassis)
• Electric cutoff and fire extinguisher switches
• Missing Shell and Dunlop logos added
• Brake discs
Details (same as Vaillant version):
• Grille cut out and mesh fitted
• Cockpit set
• Styrene roll cage
• Exhaust and wastegate pipe
• Matt black window, bumper and side trims
• Windscreen wipers
• Tow hook
• Tyre lettering
• Rear toe-in removed
• Stealth mounts
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30th Anniversary Porsche 934 RSR project