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Taking an idea from Anthony at Scale18 I decided to create a semi-street version of the Le Mans winning Porsche GT1 by Maisto...

The bottom pic was the doner car
 

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Jeff, what did you use to remove the tampos? I'm very curious about the process because I think of doing that to the W154.
 

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I do not have a clue :giggle
I just thought it would look good on the shelf next to my white UT Porsche GT1 and the AUTOart GT3R in plain white :danbana
 

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Just non acetone Nail polish remover applied with cotton swabs (Q-Tips) and some cotton balls and then a good waxing afterwards.
You have to be very patient and ony take a little off at a time.
I will go over an area with the NPR and then go over it with a wet (with water) sponge and then work on another area and then come back to the first spot.
Keep repeating with clean aplicators (I probably used 50 swabs) wipeing down with a wet sponge or rag between each application and be sure to stay clear of the glass and other plastic parts.

Its pretty easy.

The W154 will be very simple to do :cheers
 

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Jeff you did an amaizing job on the model :nicejob :nicejob :nicejob , it looks so nice like that :cool , iv'e always wanted a street version of that lovely GT1, and was upset when nobody didn't make one :cry
 

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Nice job Jeff. :nicejob
I wanted to do the same thing after reading Jeffs post. I want to strip the decals off a white/black clk dtm too. Hope to find those donor cars soon.
Jeff do you intend those side mirror pods as they are? I wish they were'nt made in plastc. All those wild decals hide so many design features of this car. Especially the bulge on the front fenders.
 

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Nice work Jeff & Jim. :nicejob :nicejob

Jim : What kind of paint did you use (which brand)? Do you airbrush your paint on or use a regular brush? I'm a total noob when it comes to painting.
 
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Nicely done Jeff. This is a mod I've always wanted to do. Now just paint the rims silver, the side mirrors and rear wing white and you'll be done.

 

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Tom. that's a cool looking car :cheers
Is that what you drive to work? :giggle

I was going to paint the mirrors white but I thought it would look good next to the GT3R with the yellow mirrors...
 

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Felix-I use Testor's rattle cans. I usually strip the car completely with Klean-Strip aerosol stripper (got to make sure you get all the plastic parts off the diecast parts, as this stuff will turn the plastic into goo). Then I put on about two coats of primer, and then about two coats of color. After each coat of either primer or paint, I bake the car in the oven (at about 250 degrees F) for ten to twelve minutes, and then let it heat soak with the oven off for another ten to twelve minutes. You can usually put another coat of primer or paint over the first one after you have let the entire model cool down for about 30 minutes, or so.

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