Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars
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This is a Spark Porsche 911 Carrera S you can get at your local Porsche  dealer. So it’s pretty detailed. Well, looking somewhat better closer it ain’t that detailed. But there’s a reason for that. As it is pretty tiny. And then those details actually do look great!

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It is a 1/87 so a MBX or a HW looks huge compared to this one. My Herpa 1/87 BMW 2000 Touring however is even a lot smaller than the Porsche.

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That is a fact in the 1:1 world though as the 2000 touring (up to it’s facelift it wasn’t called the 2002 but 2000, don’t ask why) was only 4,110 mm / 161.8 in as the 991 has reached 4,491 mm / 176.8 in already, with the Turbo and GT3 being even (very slightly) bigger.

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It did come as a surprise to me though as I’m used to a 3.2 being near a Touring at home. I guess the 911 has grown a bit over the years.

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I’m not sure which one is better when it comes to details. Those rallylights on the 2000 are epic on such scale, as is the fact all the lights are glass. The only minor thing that comes to mind is those wheels, the Spark is way better there with actual openings.

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Then again: that one has it’s lights painted so I guess it is a tie for me. The fact I’ve had the Herpa since forever may take it in to the lead as modern production methods have increased casts quite significant over the years.

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Not much else to tell about these, these are just my favorite 1/87s. Not that I have lot of these but still: I’m highly impressed. I did try to shoot these with my old Canon 50mm lens again and the tinier they get the harder it is to get ‘m properly focussed.

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But that’s just first world problems. I hope you all have a great week and if you’ve got something Teutonic to show: Today is that day!

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Das war es wieder: Tschüss!

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