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Old 09-10-2013, 02:18 AM   #61
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Old 09-10-2013, 05:38 PM   #62
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To do a respray you will want to disassemble the model. If you can strip the paint off first, you will get better results (won't look as thick as painting over existing paint). By disassembling you will avoid windows issues. For the crest, you can source replicas on ebay.

There are several diecast forums out there, and people will pretty readily share their experiences in modifying their models.

Thanks for the stripping tip. I am definitely going to take it apart but haven't seen crests on ebay yet.

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Old 09-13-2013, 10:50 PM   #63
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Very nice.

Any tips you could share on a respray on a UT. i have two identical 993 gt1s. It's the porsche crest and windows that have me worried.

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To do a respray you will want to disassemble the model. If you can strip the paint off first, you will get better results (won't look as thick as painting over existing paint). By disassembling you will avoid windows issues. For the crest, you can source replicas on ebay.

There are several diecast forums out there, and people will pretty readily share their experiences in modifying their models.
Yep, you really need to disassemble it. I have a thread where I'm using a UT to recreate a member's car. I won't have any updates for a while, but here is a link.

After everything is disassembled, the windows might be tricky. On the regular-roof UT 993 coupes, the windows are all one piece and riveted/mushroomed to the metal roof panel. Unless there was some sort of manufacturing flaw, you can't just go prying them out, they'll snap. You have to carefully shave down or remove the rivet 'mushroom tops' (numerous ways to do that), then gently pry. You might to remove more rivet metal, then pry gently again, etc.

Stripping the paint is also a good idea. Obviously you need the right chemicals and take the correct precautions.

I'm not sure what kind of primer is best for the zinc-aluminum alloy models usually are.

It's kind of related, but worth noting: On most UT Models (not just the Porsches) there is some sort of issue with the wheel paint coming in contact with the tire. The rubber and paint must react in some way, and the paint begins to 'melt'. It actually is as if its been slightly diluted and becomes gooey. Try not to touch it (or at least be aware of it); it is like anti-seize and gets everywhere (once you start removing tires etc.) and is very hard to remove.

Most all UT Models have this issue (on some it may not be visible). So, if you paint the car it may be worth it to repaint the wheels as well. However - removing the wheels is extremely difficult (out of all model manufacturers - perhaps the most difficult).

Try perusing this forum. The link is to the specific instructional section.

Take care,

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Old 09-13-2013, 11:48 PM   #64
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Thanks for the stripping tip. I am definitely going to take it apart but haven't seen crests on ebay yet.

Have a good one!
I did take the 993TT completely apart. The only challenge for me is finding the hood crest. If someone has a link please share. I'll post a few pictures tomorrow.
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Old 10-05-2013, 08:05 PM   #65
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I did take the 993TT completely apart. The only challenge for me is finding the hood crest. If someone has a link please share. I'll post a few pictures tomorrow.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hobby-Design...item5d446e6cba
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Old 10-23-2013, 09:51 PM   #66
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Two of my hobbies looking good together.

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Old 11-09-2013, 01:37 AM   #67
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Does anyone with an 1:18 AutoArt 997 want to do a favor? If the car comes with wheels that would be 19" in real life, would someone remove one front tire, and one rear tire and measure them? Inside diameter, outside diameter and width, in millimeters. If someone can, TIA.

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Old 12-03-2013, 11:01 AM   #68
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Cool thread I'll have to take a pic of my Porsche model collection when I get home...
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What is this "Hershey" that everyone keeps talking about?
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Can someone tell me what brand to focus on when purchasing models? I am not trying to make money doing this, but would like to focus on quality ones and hopefully ones with good detail... Thanks.
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What is this "Hershey" that everyone keeps talking about?
"Hershey" refers to the Porsche only Swap Meet in Hershey, PA. This held in April every year. Do a search in the Events or General Discussion sections here at RL on "Hershey" to find out about past Hershey Porsche Swap Meets and who generally goes.

It is run by the CPA-PCA - http://www.cpa-pca.org/events/2013/4-13/swap/index.html

If the weather is decent, it's a great time.
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Can someone tell me what brand to focus on when purchasing models? I am not trying to make money doing this, but would like to focus on quality ones and hopefully ones with good detail... Thanks.
There a lot of different brands out there. Autoart is a pretty good brand with lots of detail. But, you have to decide what scale you want also. 1:18, 1:24, 1:43, 1/64 and others. My general advice on any collectable diecast that you decide on is buy 2nd hand. Don't buy new. Most "collectables" cost a lot new and don't really appreciate in value. Buy off of someone that already paid the initial high price for a fraction of the cost. It's not like these cars have any wear and tear on them. They sit on guy's shelves.

Just my 2 cents. Some people don't mind paying for new.
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"Hershey" refers to the Porsche only Swap Meet in Hershey, PA. This held in April every year. Do a search in the Events or General Discussion sections here at RL on "Hershey" to find out about past Hershey Porsche Swap Meets and who generally goes.

It is run by the CPA-PCA - http://www.cpa-pca.org/events/2013/4-13/swap/index.html

If the weather is decent, it's a great time.
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Old 12-06-2013, 12:44 AM   #74
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There a lot of different brands out there. Autoart is a pretty good brand with lots of detail. But, you have to decide what scale you want also. 1:18, 1:24, 1:43, 1/64 and others. My general advice on any collectable diecast that you decide on is buy 2nd hand. Don't buy new. Most "collectables" cost a lot new and don't really appreciate in value. Buy off of someone that already paid the initial high price for a fraction of the cost. It's not like these cars have any wear and tear on them. They sit on guy's shelves.

Just my 2 cents. Some people don't mind paying for new.
Thanks for the response..
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Old 12-06-2013, 11:22 AM   #75
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Ive been collecting for about 2 years and Ive found its all about being patient and waiting for the deals. I generally only buy cars with their original boxes. Stick to AutoArt, UT and Minichamps. They are by far the best quality and hold their value, even increasing in some cases.

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