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Minichamps 1/18 Porsche 956 Le Mans 1982


Pascal
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I bought this model some 15 years ago. It was damaged, some decals had yellowed and the Rothmans decals were missing.

 

As usual, I forgot to take photos of my model before I started the disassembly, but this is how it looks when new :

 

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Photo from Carmodel.com, for reference purpose only

 

The interior :

 

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Photo from Carmodel.com, for reference purpose only

 

As with most 956 scale models, this one has a seat for the passenger :

 

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I started by enlarging the space for the driver's legs  :

 

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And cut the passenger seat from the frame :

 

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I'm covering the interior with aluminium tape. But the result is to shiny. I used Commandant 4 polishing compound to make it more dull.

 

This compound is used to polish, but if you use it with a cottonbud, you can make the alu tape less shiny :

 

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The beam in the middle of the floor was enlarged and covered with the alu tape :

 

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I still have to add 2 triangles to the beam, you can see the right one in this photo :

 

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This photo shows the new panel I made, the hole will receive the scratchbuild fuelpumps :

 

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The panel has not been treated with Commandant 4 and shows how shiny the alu tape is before treatment :

 

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Will be quite a job to make the fuelpumps, 1/1 scale reference photo :

 

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I did a lot of sanding to the bottom plate, removed some plastic and added some strips :

 

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Sincerely

 

Pascal

 

 

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Thank you !

 

Update :

 

I've started making the pieces for the fuel pump construction. Reference photo :

 

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Made 4 cylinders with the lathe and added a hex nut :

 

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They will be polished and the shine toned down later :

 

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Dryfit with the tubes that are attached to the bottom of the cylinders :

 

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Added some details and weathered the interior. The light on my workbench make it look way more shinier then it is in daytime :

 

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I used PE buckles from Uli Nowak, first time for me, but I'll use them again in the future because they look very good :

 

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Used the lathe to make 2 fire extinguishers  :

 

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The left side will be sanded to a more rounded shape  :

 

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Sincerely

 

Pascal

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