Status: New built
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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.
If you liked those pictures, you should see these...