1/24 PORSCHE 996 GT3

June 2019

Finished this build of Tamiya Porsche 996 GT3 kit from 2001, a reworking of their standard 996 which was issued in 1998 which usefully still includes the original bumper which I used for a smoother look replacing the chunkier GT3 one. I also omitted the side skirts for same reason.

I’m not a fan of yellow so went for Tamiya TS-44 Brilliant Blue over Tamiya white Fine Surface Primer. After 2 weeks drying the body was finished with 6000/8000/12000 micro mesh cloths (used wet with a hard foam block) and then Autoglym polish to add a bit of shine.

Interior is Tamiya TS satin black, window frames and other black trim finished with Sharpie and Staedtler permenant markers. Indicators and rear light clusters were brushed with Tamiya clear Orange\Red and then had rear reflector area filled in with Molotow chrome pen.

Engine\Chassis details are Vallejo acrylics; number plates are printed onto photopaper with UK number plate font


This is the 2019 boxing of the lovely 1/72 kit from Airfix which includes the appropriate June 1944 markings seen here.

I built this for a Twitter based Group Build, #DDAYGB which has just finished.

Put together OOB, paint is all by brush, Lifecolor acrylics for the camouflage and then details using Lifecolor\Citadel\Vallejo. Glossed with Vallejo before the decals and a final few coats of Mig Ammo matt to finish with Vallejo light\dark grey washes to add a lightly used look.

Hope you enjoy

Work in progress pics here: https://twitter.com/search?q=cjhm%20airfix%20typhoon&src=typd

See stuff the other members of our group did: https://twitter.com/search?q=ddaygb;src=typd

Excellent video from our ‘leader’ here: https://twitter.com/BigHobbyDude/status/1137076505278685184


May 2019

Kit from 1989, main paint is Tamiya TS43 British Racing Green, brighter than I expected but quite pleased with finish after light going over of some dust flecks with Micromesh 6000\8000\12000 cloths and a bit of Autoglym car polish

Interior is TS46 Light Sand with details in Lifecolor and Citadel acrylics

Number plates were created in Photoshop then printed on photo paper.

Window surrounds are Sharpie permanent marker and chrome details by Molotow pen

WIP Here: https://twitter.com/search?q=cjhm%20%23tamiya%20%23mazda&src=typd