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Porsche 911 GT2 Vaillant

For more details of my builds, see this article: Taking Tamiya bodies to the next level

This is the third GT2 body I've done and each time I try to improve on the last one. The only downside to this is it takes progressively longer to produce each car. This one seemed to take forever even though the body was painted last year and I re-used the interior from the last previous cars. The cage is from my white street version painted TS Silver Leaf.

 

adrian 08 01

 

There were a few new changes and improvements I wanted to make for greater realism - I cut out and meshed the grilles like I've done on many other models, the chrome exhausts were painted with flat clear to loose the shine and I added the same towing eyes, air jack connector and roof aerials from my M3s.

It's painted the same PS Cobalt Green as specified for the 934, the TS equivalant was limited edition and hard to find so I sprayed the wing PS then sanded and cleared with TS clear.

 

adrian 08 02

 

The Vaillant stickers are from the 49400 934 kit. I had them spare after doing one of the 934 bodies non box art. The shape of the 993 is very close to the 934 except for the arches so the stripes around the rear arches would not fit. I had to extend the stripes that run along the top of the doors as they were about 10mm too short. I used 1.2mm micro screws for the arch rivets which I wasn't too sure about at first but now I quite like. There are holes in the arches now so not really a reversible mod!

 

adrian 08 04

 

The body itself is one of the 49387 body sets with the black wing released without stickers a while back. Unlike the kit body it has no holes predrilled, which is always a bonus so I was able to stealth mount it.
The chassis got a few tweaks too - mainly the replacement of the fixed length upper arms with adjustable ones to allow for that race car camber

 

adrian 08 03

 

New additions

  • Cut out and meshed grille and brake vent
  • Matte black under intercoole
  • Mesh between intercooler sticker and spoiler grill
  • Spoiler holes filled
  • Chargecooler Radiator
  • Arch rivets (1.2mm screws)
  • Stealth body mounts
  • Towing eyes
  • Air jack connector
  • Roof aerial
  • 3D bonnet pins (Wrap-Up Next)
  • Exhausts painted flat clear
  • Driver helmet visor
  • Camber adjustment
  • Silver painted roll cage

Other details:

  • GT3 light buckets front and rear
  • Headlight texture stickers
  • Wheels painted TS gold
  • Wheel centres painted black
  • Rear engine vent painted black
  • Vinyl cut Goodyear tyre logos
  • Green sunstrip cut from gloss vinyl
  • Matt black window trims cut from vinyl
  • Door handles cut from matt black vinyl
  • Thin wheel nuts instead of the standard nylock ones
  • Windscreen wiper
  • Yokomo exhausts

 

For more details of my builds, see this article: Taking Tamiya bodies to the next level

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Written by TB member Kuhfarben (Adrian)

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