Calling this one done, it’s the Revell 1/24 Porsche 986 Boxster kit, few parts but reasonably well detailed; lack of brake calipers, all red rear light clusters and 2 big screws underneath are only downsides really
Wheels were Humbrol Acrylic Spray 11 Silver, interior is Humbrol Acrylic Spray in Ocean Grey, chassis Tamiya TS Satin Black – all with Lifecolor\citadel brushed on for details.
Body is Halfords VW Blue over their grey plastic primer and finished with same brand clear Lacquer
Windscreen surround and other trim is Staedtler permanent marker pen, indicators clear Tamiya acrylic.
I picked this up for a good price on eBay last summer; it’s the 1980s 1/24 Esci kit boxed by Ertl in 1990. The kit is relatively basic but goes together well just needing a bit of filler in some small sink marks.
It’s the Porsche 935/77 as raced by Jacky Ickx in 1977 featuring the iconic Martini livery.
Decals went on OK considering the age of the kit, bit fragile in places. The decal instructions didn’t always match the numbers on the sheet or what is on the box art. Pictures of the real car on the internet in period show different sponsor decal positions from race to race so final layout is my best effort at a representative scheme; this left me missing the ‘Martini Porsche’ wording across the front; I printed one on some decal paper I had lying around. With the benefit of hindsight I could have used the rear wing wording on the front as I found a picture of the car with only the Martini logo on the wing at a particular race.
After decalling, 2 coats of Tamyia gloss varnish X22 were airbrushed on to seal everything down. Window surrounds are done with permanent marker.
This is the Fujimi Enthusiast Model range kit from the late 80s and has lots of detail parts; the originals can go for high prices on eBay but my build is for a new boxing from some kind of Manga cartoon but it only cost £15 delivered from Japan.
Parts are well moulded and hold up well to modern standards in my opinion.
I added ignition and battery leads from electronic wrapping wire, otherwise apart from paint detailing it’s pretty much as it came.
Interior is airbrushed in Tamiya desert yellow acrylic with Lifecolor Satin Varnish and permanent marker detail to the seats. Blacks are Tamiya satin and Vallejo model air for interior and chassis.