Forums Scratch Built Models #40 – 1970 Targa Florio Porsche 908/3

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    • #15678
      JMSracerJMSracer
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      This build is the famous #40-1970 Targa Florio Porsche 908/3 which has been has in progress for more than six, months due to delays with the decals arriving in a timely manner due to the pandemic.  I custom designed and printed decals for this model.  The orange section in front of the car will be painted on as it proved to be impossible to get a decals to adhere to this area in an acceptable manner.

      Photos of the actual car

      p1   p2

      My attempt

      a1

      The body has been paired with a custom built aluminium chassis – 100% built by the JMS garage.  The 21.5k Piranha motor has been glued onto the chassis in an AW configuration.  Originally I had used a 12T pinion, which was switched to 11T to get more brake.

      This photo with windshield and gas caps installed.

      a2

      a3

      Ready to race… zoom, zoom.

      a5

      Thanks for looking.

       

       

    • #15696
      KenKen
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      Looks great Jim! :good:

      What do you mean think outside the box? Where did you even get a box? Where's my box?
      Even though I may be new at this myself. How can I help you build your car?

    • #15701
      f1nutzf1nutz
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      Nice job Jim! I did this livery in HO a few years ago.

    • #15812
      JMSracerJMSracer
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      Thank you guys.

       

    • #15855
      MiAMiA
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      Great looking job on both the livery and the chassis, and it went as well as it looks!! :good: Is this the new trend in chassis development?? Congratulations to Ken for developing it and to Jim for being the first besides Ken to build one of these!! B-)

    • #15856
      JMSracerJMSracer
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      Thank you MIA

      I don’t know if this will be a trend, but I think it will be worthwhile for anyone who wants to learn to build one of these, they work very well.  Food for thought… It takes much less time than building a brass and piano wire chassis.

    • #15860
      KenKen
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      Think outside. No box required. :yahoo:

      Thank you MIA for your kind words. :-)

      Thank you Jim for taking a leap of faith and trying these chassis’s out. :good:

      What do you mean think outside the box? Where did you even get a box? Where's my box?
      Even though I may be new at this myself. How can I help you build your car?

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