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Fujimi 1/24 scale Martini Porsche 917 K
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Posted: Monday, August 06, 2018 - 10:11 PM UTC
Stunning piece of work Joel.
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Posted: Tuesday, August 07, 2018 - 02:12 AM UTC

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Stunning piece of work Joel.



Jesper,
Thanks so much my friend for that high praise. Coming from a builder of your standing, it means quite a lot to me.


Joel
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Posted: Tuesday, August 07, 2018 - 09:44 AM UTC

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Well!

That's a championship winner if ever there was one!

Congrats on a fantastic build Joel and thank you for sharing!

It's been quite a ride!

Looking forward to seeing what next graces your workbench!



Russell,
Thanks so much for your most kind and positive comments. it's my pleasure to share with you guys my builds, and if some of my techniques are a help to anyone, so much the better.

My next build will also be another race car, the Ebbro Lotus 49 Ford DFV. It's one of my personal all time favorite F1 cars. I started the build 2 years ago, but didn't even finish step one. It's now on my workbench and I'm almost ready for my 1st update.

Joel



Well, I'll be keeping an eye out for that one Joel
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Posted: Wednesday, August 08, 2018 - 01:17 AM UTC
Beautifully done as usual, Joel!

Followed up the build frequently always impressed by your mojo.
My honest congrats to the overall finish consider that was the first sidestep from major building aircrafts.
As many others Iím afraid of a suitable glossy finish. Iíll try any time, as Iíve got a soft spot for motorcycles. But no matter what kit you build is always amazing to follow up your threads and the results are always great. Thanks for sharing, will follow the next...

Do I understand right, that the shell is not removable to see the fantastic interior and engine?

Th mas
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Posted: Wednesday, August 08, 2018 - 07:54 AM UTC

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Beautifully done as usual, Joel!

Followed up the build frequently always impressed by your mojo.
My honest congrats to the overall finish consider that was the first sidestep from major building aircrafts.
As many others Iím afraid of a suitable glossy finish. Iíll try any time, as Iíve got a soft spot for motorcycles. But no matter what kit you build is always amazing to follow up your threads and the results are always great. Thanks for sharing, will follow the next...

Do I understand right, that the shell is not removable to see the fantastic interior and engine?

Th mas




Thomas,
Thank you so much for your most kind words. Praise coming from my fellow modelers is something that I value very highly.

What I've learned from my 1st car build is that if you want to build anything outside of your comfort zone, just go for it. There's so much information out there including 100s if not 1,000s of videos to learn from, or even to learn not to go that route if it seems incorrect to you. There's plenty of modelers right here that will help when ever they can.

So if you want to build a motorbike, then go for it. I for one will be right there from start to finish.

As for the non-removable body, that's true. Right from the start, the two shell halves were glued together as there is no engine, just the top fan housing and the bottom of the block. Turning over the car you can see the rear suspension and there is a ton of clear glass to look into the cockpit. It's just not that easy in pictures to show it.

As I said right from the start, the finish was my main goal, and while it's not nearly good enough for a IPMS Regional contest, it's way better then I thought I could do ono my 1st effort.


Joel
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Posted: Thursday, August 09, 2018 - 12:46 PM UTC
Great build Joel!
Well done!
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Posted: Friday, August 10, 2018 - 12:42 AM UTC

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Great build Joel!
Well done!



Richard,
Great to hear from you my friend.

Thanks so much for likely my Porsche build, it was a joy from start to finish for me. Brought back a lot of great memories.

Joel
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Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 11:51 AM UTC
Wow, looks like a great build.

Nice job!
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Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 12:06 PM UTC

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Wow, looks like a great build.

Nice job!



Calvin,
Thanks so much for checking out my build. It's much appreciated.
Joel
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Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 05:17 AM UTC
Joel, how have I missed this build?

Wow great finish and build of this car, a beautiful white paint finish. This is definitely one to be proud of.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 06:19 AM UTC

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Joel, how have I missed this build?

Wow great finish and build of this car, a beautiful white paint finish. This is definitely one to be proud of.



Luciano,
Thank you my friend for those most gracious of words. And yes, I'm really proud of how the paint job came out, especially as it's the 1st car I've built in many of years.

Joel