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Nunu 1/24 scale Kremer Porsche 935 K3
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Posted: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 11:03 AM UTC
Rowan,
Thanks for your thumps up buddy. Glad you liked how the shell turned out. I'm hoping that the radiators and PE grill covers those rough areas, if not then I'll have to get a little creative to that they look the part.

I gotta say that I'm really quite happy at how those decals turned out. One issue that I had is that there were several different rear fender openings based on whose car, year, and race. The decals were designed for the twin openings, while the kit has one large one. There is a resin conversion kit for the fenders, but honestly, they have other issues, so I opted not to go that route.

Like I said, the overall finish is my best by far, but even glossy White doesn't show up all that well in photographs, just like in real life. And believe me I know that only all to well as my Hyundai Sports Coupe is White and just never seems to have that mile deep shine no matter what new polish I use.

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Posted: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 11:43 AM UTC
Gabriel,
Thanks for checking out my latest update, and liking what you saw. Honestly, it's the best that I can accomplish.

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Posted: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 11:50 AM UTC

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Superb work on such a complex scheme Joel, I love it!

As the other guys have already said, some touch-up work on this level of decaling is inevitable, I'm sure that you have it under control.

Awesome stuff mate!

Cheers, D



D,
Thanks for your thumbs up. It's always greatly appreciated. I'm just hoping that the turbo radiators and screening will cover up those rough decal edges.

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Posted: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 11:51 AM UTC
David,
Thanks for stopping by and checking out the 935 K3. So far so good, but a very long way to go, and more then likely I'll hit a few bumps in the road.

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Posted: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 04:46 AM UTC
Amazing decal work Joel. You're the king of decal application
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Posted: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 08:48 AM UTC
As Jesper said: you are the king of Decals, Joel! 🙂
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Posted: Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 08:09 AM UTC

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Amazing decal work Joel. You're the king of decal application



Jasper,
You very positive comments are much appreciated.

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Posted: Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 08:11 AM UTC

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As Jesper said: you are the king of Decals, Joel! 🙂



Russell,

thanks for the accolades, but decaling on my level is just all about taking your time, having a plan, and follow your decaling procedures.

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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 07:08 AM UTC
Finally time for another update, as I slowly work my way through the bottom details of the engine, suspension, brakes, and wheels/tires.

As I originally said, the Nunu kit is what I'd call a very well detailed curbside kit. In this case the interior looks to be nicely detailed, but there's no full engine or suspension, just the lower portions that can be seen by turning over the model. And honestly, that's fine with me as I build models as display pieces these days.

The bottom half of the flat 6 engine with the tansaxle is well molded with plenty of details to fool one's eye that there's a full engine just out of view. The twin turbos and exhausts do much to confirm that from both the bottom and rear views.

Here's an overall view of the bottom of the overall chassis:



The front suspension:



The rear business end:





All four of the disc brake assemblies have PE discs. To bad that once the wheels are on, you can't see them. Now if they offered BBS wheels for the sprint races, it would make a lot more since.



And finally the wheel/tires. Those inserts are how Porsche helped to cool the brakes at LeMans and the other endurance races.



Thanks for stopping by and checking out my progress to date. It's always much appreciated.

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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 10:48 AM UTC
That is some neat work on the detailing and weathering Joel, looking good! The red wiring and bright orange ductwork add a lot to draw the eye.

As you said, there is enough going on underneath to give the impression of more than a curbside kit, even sitting on a mirror tile in the display case this would certainly pass muster!

Looking forward to the next update.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 11:47 AM UTC
D,
Thanks so much for checking out my build to date, It's always much appreciated.

I can see a few glue joints that need a little tightening up as the pictures are greater then 1:1, but in real life it's really hard to see such small gaps.

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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 12:00 PM UTC
Those details are looking really good Joel. I think the engine is detailed enough that when you put the body on no one will ever notice.
I guess for car companies is do you mold the panels separately i.e. doors, trunk hood etc which often bring there own issues or single body. I enjoyed the Citroen which had opening everything but the Escort was a lot easier with a single piece body shell.

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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 09:39 PM UTC
Great to see an update Joel.

Those disc brakes look the business!

Agree, if you can't see the insides once complete, why spend time on it
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Posted: Friday, March 20, 2020 - 01:04 AM UTC
Michael,
Not so sure I'd like to see separate panels, etc, as everyone I've had to deal with was a real pain in the butt to get aligned properly, and some just never got to that point.

Overall, I'm thrilled with the fit of the parts to date.

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Posted: Friday, March 20, 2020 - 01:08 AM UTC
Russell,
Thanks for the thumbs up. It's always greatly appreciated.

Agreed, that for the most part, the PE disc brakes would be a waste as no one will ever see them. I'm thinking that in this case as I refuse to pay $17 plus shipping for a set of the correct BBS wheels, I just might leave on side of the car with the wheels off so the brakes are visible.

I did the same type of display for the JPS Mustang with leaving the front clip off, and my Porsche 956 leaving the rear deck off to display the detailed engine compartment.

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Posted: Friday, March 20, 2020 - 02:33 PM UTC
Joel, great work on details. I'm glad you registered some progress. I was stalking the update since yesterday, but the internet speed it was too slow, rendering the site unusable (at least at my end).
I particularly loved the extra-detail you added to the half-engine; one will never guess that there isn't a whole powerplant in place.
Myself I love my engine to be there, even if not seen or barely seen upon model's completion. And, big bummer: latest Tamiya release, the Ford GT it's a curbside as well. What happened to them?!

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Posted: Friday, March 20, 2020 - 10:19 PM UTC
Excellent work Joel. As Gabriel sayes,you would never know theres no more than half an engine. Nice subtle weathering, for depth. Love it.
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Posted: Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 12:48 AM UTC
Gabriel,
Thanks my friend for your most positive words. Believe me, they really helped. I've been in what I can only describe as a state of mind with all of this as troubled to poor at best. I struggle to focus on even modeling or sim racing. Still trying to come to terms that this isn't just going to go away, and like the Flue virus, it's here to stay. Vaccines and meds will be the only way to battle it to a draw. Our Immune system creating Anti-bodies is the other half of the equation. So, it's either we get a mild case so the next generation has it in their genes, or we just wait and pray it out.

Now back to my update. Yep, the curbside or semi curbside type of kits for tin tops is certainly the current preferred method. Hasegawa has been strictly full curbside with their closed wheel race cars for years. At least Nunu, Beemax, and Platz do give us enough on the bottom end to fool ones eye.

As I said in another post, I did see a slight glue mis-alignment gap, but in real life it's almost impossible to see. I still added some Extra Thin and got the parts to seat a little better.

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Posted: Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 12:52 AM UTC
Jesper,
Thanks my friend for stopping by and checking out my progress to date. I can assure you that it's greatly appreciated.

Tamiya panel line wash sure does wonders for shadows, grime, and grease.

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Posted: Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 07:42 AM UTC
Hi Joel

The underside and the view from the rear look great! The weathering on the engine is just right to give some depth and character without overdoing it.

It looks like the tyres are real "dust-magnets" and I think I'm going to face the same on some of my models. Do you know of a way to tackle that? With aircraft kits, modellers often bypass it entirely by buying resin replacement wheels, so this could be a classic opportunity to learn a few tricks from another genre.

All the best

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Posted: Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 09:31 AM UTC

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Russell,
Thanks for the thumbs up. It's always greatly appreciated.

Agreed, that for the most part, the PE disc brakes would be a waste as no one will ever see them. I'm thinking that in this case as I refuse to pay $17 plus shipping for a set of the correct BBS wheels, I just might leave on side of the car with the wheels off so the brakes are visible.

I did the same type of display for the JPS Mustang with leaving the front clip off, and my Porsche 956 leaving the rear deck off to display the detailed engine compartment.

Joel



yes, I like the idea of leaving a wheel or two off. Maybe a scratch built hydraulic socket wrench, car jack, and a bit of hose to complete the diorama
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Posted: Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 09:37 AM UTC
Rowan,
I was actually thinking along those lines as well.

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Posted: Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 09:49 AM UTC

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Rowan,
I was actually thinking along those lines as well.

Joel



Hi Joel

No! Don't you dare! I'm looking to you (i.e. plural - auto-modellers) for the fix to save all my "rubber" tyres!

All the best

Rowan