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Porsche 1/8 scratch build Options
kpnuts
#1 Posted : 26 July 2019 20:33:16

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Hi all well some of you will know with the move I have a new job and that job is working at a company which restores classic porsches at the moment there are 16 different porches in our workshop worth 27 mill I'm sooo loving the 904 and would love to build one. I've never done a scratch built car ( loads of ships but never a car) I have no idea where to start but the average turn over is 3 months so plenty of time for measurements I still have to get a modelling area but negotiations are going well. Any suggestions where to start with making the body.
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#2 Posted : 26 July 2019 20:45:30

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Wow you are a brave man wanting to scratchbuild a 1/8 car.I am trying to do the same with a fordgt40 at the moment. I bought a 1/24 kit so I can get an idea of the shape of the body and I think Monogram made a 1/24 Porsche 904 kit. Maybe then you could carve a master in 1/8 of the body in wood and use fibreglass to make a body shell.

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#3 Posted : 26 July 2019 20:45:39

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Wow you are a brave man wanting to scratchbuild a 1/8 car.I am trying to do the same with a fordgt40 at the moment. I bought a 1/24 kit so I can get an idea of the shape of the body and I think Monogram made a 1/24 Porsche 904 kit. Maybe then you could carve a master in 1/8 of the body in wood and use fibreglass to make a body shell.

Carl



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#4 Posted : 27 July 2019 01:17:28

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BigGrin Best of luck with this beasty Roy may have some pointers for youCool
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#5 Posted : 27 July 2019 09:37:02

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Glad to see you're thinking about jumping in at a scratch build.

There are quite a few different ways of going about the body.
Yes, you can'carve' one using balsa and car filler, them make mould from it.
You could look at getting one 3D printed - probably the quickest and most accurate but pretty expensive.
Another way is to make one using card sandwiches and then filling spaces with expanding foam, smoothing down, then filler. Then get a vac form shell made in sections.

If you can find sectional drawings of the car, that's about the easiest DIY method and is cheap.

I've attached some pics of my Aston DBR1 that was made that way.

If I can help in any way, let me know...

Roy.
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kpnuts
#6 Posted : 27 July 2019 09:43:21

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Thanks roy if i do do it you can bet I will be asking for lots of help.
Ken's the name modeling's the game.
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