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FINALLY

My local hobby shop has gotten this model. I thought I had lost it but NO sir! ITs there waiting for me. :happy

I have checked it up and.... the model is different from the picture on the box. The model on the box does not have any form of decal instead of the Rothmans one, but the model does indeed have them, everything is there, there is jus RACING written instead of Rothmans. Also, on the rear spoiler, I looked really well and I could easily see that there is Rothmans underneath :yahoo

What does this mean? Does it have Rothmans underneath all the decals? Or just that one?

BTW, the Racing decals dont look ugly at all, I thought they were much worse
 

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If you can see "Rothmans" under the "Racing" decals then your 956 indeed has tampoed Rothmans logos under the Racing decals on the rear wing, and possibly under the ones on the doors. I removed the Racing decals with some brown tape and revealed the correct logos (which look so much better!) underneath! :cheers
 
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Thanks for the info Ronan, I dont know if I will redecal it when I get it, but I might redecal it in the future.

So you say, the max possibility is that the only the spoiler and side decals have that Rothmans decal underneath.. all others dont.
 

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Unfortunately that's the case, I think only the first few they made were fully tampoed/decaled with Rothmans logos (and I think these only appeared for sale in Japan) but most of the rest of them have the Rothmans logo under the racing decals on the rear wing, and along the sides (partially on the door and on the side bodywork), but nowhere else. Hence the Rothmans crests on the rear wing end plates, on the nose and on the engine cover all have "Racing" on them, meaning that you will have to strip them off and get new decals with the correct Rothmans logos on them.

It is worth doing though as the car looks so much better with the correct logos :cheers
 
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hm... I might go search for those tutorials here at DX. It doesn't seem that difficult. Yet... I might chicken out of it...

I like to too much to do any harm.... :scared
 

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Big congratulations on getting the really beautiful Porsche Bernard. That is one I would really like to own if they get here. Hope you are keeping the Kenwood Porsche too. They would really look awesome together. :cheers
 

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Congrats on finding one, Bernard!
Very happy for you :yahoo

Go ahead and do the decals! Its not too difficult and you will be so glad you did.
 
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I might pratice a bit before doing such a conversion. But I think I will do it in the end.

BTW, I did not get the car yet! I am broke! But the shop will keep it for me
 
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I am SO upset I missed out on this model. I'd been waiting for it's release for so long and when I took holidays last year it swept into the shops from nowhere and was sold out by the time I got back!
I'll get around to getting one eventually I suppose.
 
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Congrats, Bernard! :nicejob :cheers

From the looks of things, this is one fine product from Minichamps. Too bad I missed out on this beauty.
 
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Sorry for the belated reply wayno and Getter, I missed them....

Anyway, Yeah I tought I missed it as well. It is truly one of my holy grails and I always wanted a model of it. Just so happy to finaly 'having it (still need to buy it :giggle) but its on hold there.

Minichamps are also going to release the '82 car, keep a lookout for that one
 
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Congratulations and, once you get the appropriate Rothmans decals, go for the conversion, it's worthwhile!
One or two tips, if I may:
1. When using the adhesive tape to peel off the side Racing decals, be careful not to stick the tape to the red and gold filets which run above them, or you'll risk peeling them off too!
2. The front Porsche emblem is one piece with the Racing crown oval. So, if you want to keep this emblem in place, you'll have to carefully lift the crown (with the aid of the adhesive tape), but at the same time carefully and slowly running a sharp X-acto to separate the crown from the emblem.
3. The same applies to the small portion of stripes ahead ot the crown on top of the engine cover (see picture): you'll have to carefully cut them apart if you want to keep the stripes!


Good luck!
 
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