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Teutonic Tuesday: Tage des 917s

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As Jobjoris and I decreed last week, the theme for today’s Teutonic Tuesday is the lovely (and frightening) Porsche 917. Let’s see em!

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And here are all the ones I have, including a custom I just finished a few days ago for a friend on Instagram. He hasn’t seen it yet as it’s in the mail right now, so shhhhh don’t tell him!

Tube frame flat-12 engine, the driver’s feet pretty much on top of the front axle, what’s not to love?

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The custom started out as the Porsche series car, but I cut open the engine cover and made a hinge to show off the (admittedly not very finely detailed but still) glorious flat-12. I also fully detailed the cockpit, gave it new wheels (staggered minilites) and painted the inside of the headlights to show them off a little more. I also cut the filler plastic out of the rear chassis parts so it looks more realistic.

I had some issues when I clearcoated it. The solvent in the clearcoat spray can melted the numbers I had carefully painted onto the meatball decals so I fixed them as best I could but I’m not 100% happy anymore. :( Next time I’m taking the time to do number decals. I just didn’t have any laying around... It’s still one of my favorite customs to date, though!

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The other opening casting is the Hot Wheels Hot Ones version of the original 1970 Porsche 917 casting. A very nice casting in its own right!

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