Civilizing a Porsche
Here's how this one began, another of my older kits, probably from the late 70's.
I don't usually build racing cars, but this one looked interesting and a bit of a challenge. So I started.
And then it was time for those decals, and racing machines call for several!
Wait a moment. Look again at that last couple of pictures. Click for enlargement. Those old decals just fell to pieces. I even tried them with a dry application, but they just wouldn't transfer.
So I tried something that's a little more familiar. When I put a license tag on it, the die was cast. (Sorry for the pun. I couldn't resist it.)
And here are the results.
And as I was finishing this report, I found a typo in my ID info taped to the bottom of the model. I'm think this model just wasn't meant for my efforts.
I promise that my next project will have NO decals. (Just having fun.)
I wonder who cast this one for Danhausen - no WM on the baseplate so was it Tin Wizard or someone even older? Italian, French AMR?
David, thanks for the post. I find these older kits interesting. I suspect when that kit was new, I was more interested in model planes and trains and other things. If I could go back in time, I would have tried them. Model looks nice.
Inverness, Illinois, USA
Stay tuned, Ed. I am slowly working my way through a whole bunch of them that have been cluttering a storage closet for months and years. It's fun, even though there's very little market for a completed kit. Right now I'm working with a Mikansue Bentley. I will confess this one is a recent acquisition. I saw it and couldn't resist. Here's how I spent a good part of today: