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Re: Virtual Concours 2020 - That picture of Bomber 2020/06/22 18:16:41 (permalink)
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Tref remembered that I have a model of my 951 and so to show willing and join in the fun here's a photo of it. This was taken many years ago and was never finished, today it needs a little TLC after one of my grandchildren decided to go 'vroom, vroom' with it..:)  IIRC it's a Hasegawa 1/24 kit, it's converted to RHD and when I left it I was busy making new parts for the engine. If I wasn't so busy with my other model I could be tempted to engineer a much larger scale version, you only have one life though and alas I think mine is already fully booked...:)
 

 
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It still looks good Pete. Very good. I don't remember the top tint of the windscreen from last time either (but it is a few years!) that is fantastic! What else could you want to do to the engine? If I recall correctly, you had already gone down to the level of HT leads!
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Re: Virtual Concours 2020 - That picture of Bomber 2020/06/22 18:21:31 (permalink)
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I have now decided on my theme. A memorable scene from Region 26 back catalogue.
Already constructed my back scene so now waiting on deliveries of materials for the foreground elements.


No clues or original photo of what you are planning to do Geoff? I am trying to think now what it could be? Mind you, it has given me a couple of ideas - a nice compact model would be any of the years we looked after the stand at Goodwood Festival of Speed - only ever three or four cars required, and a gazebo should be easy enough to model!
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Re: Virtual Concours 2020 - That picture of Bomber 2020/06/22 18:47:14 (permalink)
Well I was really happy, and now totally confused! I found decals are available for the 962 (which I still haven't ordered!) but those that I have found, for 1988, seem to be for a different tail to the form I towed it in... So at the moment I am spending more time on research than I am on modelling!
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Re: Virtual Concours 2020 - That picture of Bomber 2020/06/22 18:49:05 (permalink)
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It still looks good Pete. Very good. I don't remember the top tint of the windscreen from last time either (but it is a few years!) that is fantastic! What else could you want to do to the engine? If I recall correctly, you had already gone down to the level of HT leads!




Oh...a lot Tref, don't forget my engine bay is a long way from standard so basically just mimicing the full size. Custom intake and boost pipes, MAF unit etc...lots of small details....just me doing my usual and going OTT...:)
 
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Re: Virtual Concours 2020 - That picture of Bomber 2020/06/22 18:57:16 (permalink)
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Well I was really happy, and now totally confused! I found decals are available for the 962 (which I still haven't ordered!) but those that I have found, for 1988, seem to be for a different tail to the form I towed it in... So at the moment I am spending more time on research than I am on modelling!


You towed it with the long (Le Mans) tail, but the reality is that there is little difference in length between long and short tails on a 962, so short tail model / decals might suffice if that's all you can find
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Re: Virtual Concours 2020 - That picture of Bomber 2020/06/22 19:08:06 (permalink)
I should have just asked you in the first place! I concluded it was long-tail, but also believed it was wearing the livery in which it last raced in '88. The decals I find are for a rear spoiler not integrated and missing a Kenwood logo (so a long way out)... If I can buy it off the shelf, I can live with a few anomalies...if I am going to the trouble of building it, I'd rather try and get it right!
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Re: Virtual Concours 2020 - That picture of Bomber 2020/06/22 19:15:16 (permalink)
I've just checked the 956 / 962 bible. 'Long and short tail' are misnomers, they are both the same length. More correctly, they should be referred to as low and high downforce tails and yes, the Le Mans tail is low downforce.
Doesn't help much, does it?
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Re: Virtual Concours 2020 - That picture of Bomber 2020/06/22 19:32:57 (permalink)
Talking of the 962, I wonder how many realise that Porsche planned to launch the 944 turbo with a PDK gearbox based on the experiences gained with the 962...a number of cars were built and road tested with this box...Reports stated that the car was lightning quick loosing no boost during each gear change....alas reliability was an issue and so the PDK was dropped, or so reports state..IIRC Porsche didn't try again with a road car with PDK until 2005? I stand to be corrected on that one.
 
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Re: Virtual Concours 2020 - That picture of Bomber 2020/06/22 22:01:38 (permalink)
Seen the 4WD 944 with a rear mounted flat inline 4 1600 engine (in the Porsche Museum), but not a PDK fitted one. However it would fit with something I heard in a talk by Derek Bell once. He was saying racers wanted to race, but engineers insisted on trying new stuff on the race cars. In one instance there was a chance of a race win, but an insistance of trying new fangled PDK and ABS. Eventually it was agreed to test one or the other, but not both. The drivers sellected PDK because they had some experience of it. Turns out the race was wet and had they had made the wrong choice. It fits that in the 944s lifespan ABS was added, but PDK wasn't.
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Re: Virtual Concours 2020 - That picture of Bomber 2020/06/22 23:13:26 (permalink)
Hi Tref
 
You'll find all the info here.   https://www.stuttcars.com/porsche-models/944/
 
It looks like there may be images of the PDK box but you need to subscribe to view and that costs money....the full written text is visible though..gives a superb history of the 944 models and specials.
 
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Re: Virtual Concours 2020 - That picture of Bomber 2020/06/25 00:38:27 (permalink)
Indeed Pete - after seeing the car in the flesh, it was from that article I determined what exactly I had seen! (Enginewise).
 
Well I have ordered some stickers for the 962. Unfortunately to get what I want I have ended up buying two sets, one lot coming from Japan, the other from America... and they won't be here until August! What was the deadline again?
Amazingly, there is a model kit for a Brian James Trailer... Of course it is the wrong trailer, so back to the drawing board on that one.
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Re: Virtual Concours 2020 - That picture of Bomber 2020/06/25 19:39:56 (permalink)
I finished modeling my entry this evening. Photo taken for comparison to the original, so ready to go. Where are we putting submissions?

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