Model: (Click to see more) 58215: PIAA Porsche 911 GT2 (Ltd. Ed.)
Status: New built
Date: 22-Jul-2006
Comments: 14
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I built this up to complement my Taisan GT2. This car was actually built from pieces, not from kit form. I got the entire chassis from ebay a while ago, and it is basically one big hopup. It has parts from Cross, Kose, GPM, TRF, etc, etc. I had some of my own parts as well, such as the shocks, red belt and a few other goodies. I tricked it out as much as I could.

For the body, I wanted to build a PIAA 911 but they are hard to find and when you do find them, they cost a lot. One day, while browsing ebay I lucked out and found 3 911GT2 bodies, NIB from one seller for a ridiculous deal. I almost broke my computer clicking the Buy It Now button so hard! A few weeks later I found a somewhat complete PIAA decalset and I was ready to go.

One thing I don't like about most built PIAA 911's is the body seems so transparent if it's just painted white. I wanted to avoid this, so after the white coat, I backed it with bright silver, then silver, then black. The body looks solid and the interior is nice and dark. I'm doing this to all my bodies now- the black undercoat really helps. I took my sweet time on the decals and added some vinyl detail lines. They weren't nearly as labor intensive as my Taisan decals, but still tricky. I found some new H-trees which contain the wing and mirrors. I airbrushed them with Tamiya pure white followed by clear. The decal sheet was missing the headlights, marker lights, front intake details and rear tailights- but a member of the club, Paul T. graciously emailed me a hi-res scan of these parts and now I can print out the missing decals on waterslide and complete this beauty. I would eventually like to build some GT2 rollbars for this car and my Taisan. I don't like the PIAA wheels either, so I went with the 2-piece mesh with wide rears- and sprayed the centers a flat chrome. Much bettah.....

*UPDATE 7/28* I applied the waterslide decals, and they look great! Thanks Paul T. for the scan and my bud Sneddy over @ Hot Wheels for the decals! Now this bad boy is complete.













1 very little of the original kit remains

If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
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Comments

mr_pushrod

22-Jul-2006

Sweet!

SmileyVU

28-Jul-2006

damn, its so nice!!

rizzo rat

21-Aug-2006

Yet another fantastic porsche

21-Aug-2006

Nice car man.

ImRCDad

5-Nov-2006

everytime i see a NICE 911 PIAA i kick myself for giving my kit away... NICE car for your collection

DJ-alpha

5-Nov-2006

hi, what did you use to do the shut lines?
regards

cardesigner

5-Nov-2006

Alpha, the shutlines are done with Pactra striping tape. Be sure to heat them up and 'melt' them on otherwise they will just peel off.

ukzz4iroc

11-Dec-2006

Sweeet!

_miga_

19-Dec-2006

awesome looking Porsche with excellent rims! are the rims painted? (which color?)

cardesigner

19-Dec-2006

Michael, the rims are airbrushed with Alsa chrome laquer. It is similar to Alclad lacquer, a very thin chrome paint. It looks great and holds up very well!

ImRCDad

20-Dec-2006

Aswesome looking car!... I wish i never gave mine away ....
The more i keep looking at your PIAA the more i will kick myself in the BUTT ....

Wyoming

22-Feb-2007

Great detail work Jun, Always nice to have them outside, the pics are wonderful!

slam_it_sideways

9-Aug-2009

the wheels are lovely and the two porsches look good. i love gt2s too

ImRCDad

6-Mar-2010

Your Car is One of my Favorites... I finnaly picked up one again but I need the sticker set... This looks so Clean. I have the exact setup as yours(Chassis,Shocks).. as soon as i get a decal set i'm hoping mine will be just as clean!


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