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Tamiya 1/12 Porsche 934
« on: June 16, 2020, 09:26:08 PM »

Hi all this will be my next build looks up to Tamiya normal standards but when I first assembled the engine block the fit was awful and I had to use clamps scarily tight to pull the engine halves together (luckily this area is hidden by the timing chain cases) also luckily the gearbox is a perfect fit so maybe the engine halves were warped for some reason and that will be the only problem I get. Which is also lucky as I intend to build the engine on a display stand to be put alongside the car (as if it's just been rebuilt ready to be put back in)The body moulding is awesome hardly any seams at all and the detail in the kit seems incredible
This is the same scale as the Bentley so is quite a large car.










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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Porsche 934
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2020, 07:49:32 PM »

Cripes, I always thought the Bentley was a large car.
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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Porsche 934
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2020, 09:06:19 PM »

Ok so here is a start on the engine.



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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Porsche 934
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2020, 12:41:07 AM »

The engine has gone together a lot better than I imagined from your comments Ken  :-)) 


Are you sure it's not a Subaru opposed flat 6?  ok2


Looking forward to your build progress


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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Porsche 934
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2020, 08:39:17 PM »

More work on the 934 engine.





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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Porsche 934
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2020, 08:44:34 PM »

Hi all more done to the engine (the rest seems to be going together in the usual tamiya fashion (in other words perfectly)







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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Porsche 934
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2020, 03:52:53 PM »


Hi all more work on the engine and a start on the bodywork









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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Porsche 934
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2020, 09:20:56 PM »

Hi all more work on the engine.








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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Porsche 934
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2020, 08:41:24 PM »

More work on the engine and a start on the body.










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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Porsche 934
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2020, 09:31:36 PM »

I love the variety of colours you have used to finish the engine block.


Super work.
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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Porsche 934
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2020, 08:20:49 PM »

Hi all well the tamiya supplied engine is done, I've looked on line but cant find picures the throttle linkages, I will have to ask my boss if he has any references (he seems to have an know anything Porsche related (hes an advisor on several official Porsche boards and is highly respected for his knowledge))started the decals, which are great but, the ones round the grill are really hard especially the ones around the square cut outs (if I could have guaranteed the colour match it would have been far and away easier to mask and spray it.












Ps I've barely started the decals (what ever happened to the English version (which I much preferred transfers) decals, where did that even come from you transfer the image from one place to another what you de (cant even think where cal fits in) sorry rant over, I just dont understand it.
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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Porsche 934
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2020, 07:41:30 AM »

Thanks for the info mate
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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Porsche 934
« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2020, 09:15:12 PM »


Done some work on the fuel tank. a word of caution to anyone building this kit. When it comes to mounting the oil tank, on page one of the instructions it tells you to attach the mount for the oil tank, unless you skip ahead and build the oil tank first dont attach the mount in the first picture the bracket on the left had side is for the oil tank (the shelf with the oblong rail coming out from the side.



The steel pipe laying on its side next to it in the next pic goes into the tank and then into a hole in the bulkhead.



In the position of the next picture.



Here is a picture of the oil tank in position



Getting that pipe into the hole in the bulkhead and into the hole in the oil tank with that bracket in place is impossible (on this model of course that bracket was well and truly stuck) so I cut that rail off in order to get that pipe in then glued it back on again.

A better option would have been to attach the bracket and tank with the pipe on at the same time.

Here are some pics of the fuel tank.


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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Porsche 934
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2020, 05:01:26 PM »

Looking good.


I've never been disappointed with a Tamiya kit and I have built a fair few now. I think I can see a date of 1975 in that body shell. The fit and detail is still impressive today but in 1975 it must have been revolutionary and put Airfix, Revell, Monogram etc. to shame.


I have the 1/32 F-4 Phantom under the desk here and that is an equally dated kit but still very impressive. You read reviews of after market cockpits for it and they all say the same, the kit one is equally detailed if you are willing to spend the extra time gluing it together....


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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Porsche 934
« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2020, 08:07:07 PM »

My first Tamiya kit was the SAS jeep which I got as a birthday present in 1988. I was amazed at the number of accessories and the figures as well. I had only built the odd Airfix and Keilcraft kit in preceding years (Having spent most of the time out in the garden building model villages) so yes Taliya was an eye opener. That kit was the first of twenty or so that I built up until the mid ninties when I dabbled with resin and Dragon kits.


Anyhow, the fuel tank looks great Ken.
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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Porsche 934
« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2020, 09:08:13 PM »

They are great kits Craig.
I used the kit hoses but I do have some braided hose so may well change those.
Here is where I am now.






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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Porsche 934
« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2020, 08:35:56 PM »

I'll ask the blokes at work about the pipes on monday mate.

I must say I'm really enjoying this kit (although I thought it would take longer to build )
The seat is just placed there not glued loads to do to that yet.





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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Porsche 934
« Reply #18 on: July 04, 2020, 08:33:54 PM »

Hi all bought a mirror to mount the 934 on will have the car on axle stands with the engine alongside it, not sure whether to have the tyres stacked or arranged around it, also thinking of putting 2 walls up around it with pictures of the car racing on them I'm going for a look of it being in a museum display.
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