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bfam4t6
#41 Posted : 06 September 2021 22:36:13

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Next up is the dash.

For a bit of reference, the real car:



As usual, pretty much everything got sanded and most got painted. The stock dash actually had a really nice, satin-ish finish. However, it had a few too many exposed rough spots that needed filling.

I kept the stock chrome center pieces.
























The top of the dash was all covered in leather. Did my best to cut out the openings for the defrost vents. There was a bit of a gap between the two top dash pieces, leather wrapped or not, but I'm anticipating it not showing up once installed and there is no light penetrating the gap.














The steering wheel was pretty bad. Not only was it slightly bent (which was pretty easily fixed with a flat table and some pressure) but the edge of it was about as rough as a ridged coin edge. It's hard to tell in my compressed photos, and I forgot to take progress photos. The final result cam out pretty nice though.











All the lower dash parts got the same treatment.







A bit of test fitting without the all the lower dash.





-Dustin

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delboy271155
#42 Posted : 07 September 2021 07:59:52

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Looking good. Cool Cool Cool

Also congrats for being "Build of the Month" for which you have been awarded your "Green" medal.ThumpUp

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roymattblack
#43 Posted : 07 September 2021 09:08:57

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Looking really great.
Nice to see another one getting the carpet and leather treatment.Love
bfam4t6
#44 Posted : 08 September 2021 01:12:29

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Wow, not sure I deserve build of the month, but I do appreciate it. I should have some more updates soon
-Dustin

“Details make perfection, and perfection is not a detail.”
-Leonardo Da Vinci

Currently Building:
Porsche 2.7 RS


Currently Collecting
Jaguar E-Type, Ferrari F40, Ferrari 250 GTO, Lamborghini Miura, Ford GT40, Ecto-1, Japanese Zero, Porsche 917, Lancia Stratos

Kev the Modeller
#45 Posted : 09 September 2021 16:13:13

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Very nice work Dustin, especially with the added leather and carpet fitting, really adds another level and brings the whole model to life?

Very well done! Cool ThumpUp

Kev

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Markwarren
#46 Posted : 11 September 2021 08:54:38

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Very nice work Dustin. I finished my dashboard with leather too, makes all the difference.Love Love

Mark
bfam4t6
#47 Posted : 30 January 2022 16:17:09

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Thanks guys!

My job has been crazy this past year, so I've had much less time for model building. I also got distracted a bit with some other kits, so not all of my efforts went into the Porsche.

Anyways, some progress has been made. Work has begun on the front end.




Some of the crevices were poorly coated, so I touched them up with some Tamiya white and an airbush. These are the before pics




Stock firewall. This was cleaned up and painted white.





As usual, I found a handful of reference photos online. Here are a couple. I knew I wanted to add some extra details to the blower motor and vent assembly, so I dug a little deeper into those bits.

















The blower motor needed a decent amount of clean up. I also had to trim it's "pegs" a bit until it mounted flush with the rest of its assembly. It was then painted and hose clamps were added.














I had the vent cover fully installed before I realized it would almost never be that shiny white inside. So I removed it and added some nice dirt and gunk to tone it down.







Next up, the fuel tank. The shiny gloss had to go. So I coated it in flat clear and added some light weathering. I also added the vent hose.








Test fitting some bits






Next up the batteries, which got some decals and wiring added to the terminals.











More test fitting.




I have since spilled half a bottle of super glue on my table and front end, which dried into a nice nasty clump that I've been slowly and carefully trying to remove. So I'll post some pics of that in my next update.






-Dustin

“Details make perfection, and perfection is not a detail.”
-Leonardo Da Vinci

Currently Building:
Porsche 2.7 RS


Currently Collecting
Jaguar E-Type, Ferrari F40, Ferrari 250 GTO, Lamborghini Miura, Ford GT40, Ecto-1, Japanese Zero, Porsche 917, Lancia Stratos

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