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PostSubject: MFH Porsche 917 LH   MFH Porsche 917 LH Icon_minitimeThu 12 Jan 2017, 6:22 am

Some of you may remember the buddy build concept I did with my friend Derek.  We started off building the same kit, but got sidetracked with finishing off other builds we had started.  This year we decided to get back to the same subject concept.  Not quite the same kit, but close enough.  We are both building a Model Factory Hiro 1/12th Porsche 917 Longtail.  He decided on the 1971 car and I will do a 1970 car.  I'll be doing car #25.

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We both started off at step #1.  Being a MFH kit, there is a lot of clean-up and trial fitting.  I got all of the cylinder pieces cleaned up and ready to be painted.

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PostSubject: Re: MFH Porsche 917 LH   MFH Porsche 917 LH Icon_minitimeThu 12 Jan 2017, 9:16 am

Now that is a detailed kit, and the build will be great to follow. Looking very nice Paul. popcorn
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PostSubject: Re: MFH Porsche 917 LH   MFH Porsche 917 LH Icon_minitimeThu 12 Jan 2017, 12:50 pm

This will be an awesome build.
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PostSubject: Re: MFH Porsche 917 LH   MFH Porsche 917 LH Icon_minitimeThu 12 Jan 2017, 1:18 pm

The "long tail" version body is different from the regular mass marketed Heller kit reissued a number of times. I wish the low volume kits with plastic, gunmetal and frequently p.e. parts weren't so darned expensive. Add that parts often need "cleaning up" of flash and fit issues can be common. In short, I hope the long tail will be a success. I luv the sports cars!
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PostSubject: Re: MFH Porsche 917 LH   MFH Porsche 917 LH Icon_minitimeMon 16 Jan 2017, 1:40 am

Wow what a kit. Looking forward to this popcorn
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PostSubject: Re: MFH Porsche 917 LH   MFH Porsche 917 LH Icon_minitimeMon 16 Jan 2017, 3:20 am

Thanks guys

I hope I don't bore you with the slow progress, but these kits have a lot of fitting and drilling that needs to be done to them.  Like I said, we intend this to be true to the 'buddy-build' idea, and we decided to work on them only when we meet-up together. Since this is his first MFH kit, Derek is realizing how much work we are going to have to put into these, so he suggested another nite together. Not really much to show.  The cylinders are three pieces each.  Got all of the pieces cleaned up and CA'd together.  

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I also got all of the holes drilled into the resin engine block.  Then the rear trans pieces were dry fit into place.

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I got the top of the heads assembled and dry fit it all up for some inspiration.

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PostSubject: Re: MFH Porsche 917 LH   MFH Porsche 917 LH Icon_minitimeMon 16 Jan 2017, 9:16 am

I hope you can position the engine cover to allow all that work to be seen and enjoyed. Great stuff!
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PostSubject: Re: MFH Porsche 917 LH   MFH Porsche 917 LH Icon_minitimeMon 16 Jan 2017, 2:43 pm

Beautiful looking engine.
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PostSubject: Re: MFH Porsche 917 LH   MFH Porsche 917 LH Icon_minitimeMon 16 Jan 2017, 5:58 pm

Seeing your hand in a foto shows how big the finished model will be. Take your time and enjoy it and the challenge it is!
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PostSubject: Re: MFH Porsche 917 LH   MFH Porsche 917 LH Icon_minitimeMon 16 Jan 2017, 10:31 pm

Looks great so far Paul.
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PostSubject: Re: MFH Porsche 917 LH   MFH Porsche 917 LH Icon_minitimeSun 22 Jan 2017, 5:24 am

Thanks guys.

Gary, the engine cover hinges up and has a factory hood prop.

This build session was mostly drilling holes.  48 holes for the ignition wires and another 48 for the fuel lines.

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I got the main parts of the fuel distributor glues together.

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PostSubject: Re: MFH Porsche 917 LH   MFH Porsche 917 LH Icon_minitimeSun 22 Jan 2017, 9:34 am

This is looking brilliant, the attention to detail is amazing.
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PostSubject: Re: MFH Porsche 917 LH   MFH Porsche 917 LH Icon_minitimeSun 22 Jan 2017, 1:02 pm

I luv the details that can be put into a large scale kit. Looks like it's coming along.
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PostSubject: Re: MFH Porsche 917 LH   MFH Porsche 917 LH Icon_minitimeSat 28 Jan 2017, 6:48 pm

For something this involved I would expect that slow progress is the norm, just looking at all those parts makes my eyes cross, lol.
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PostSubject: Re: MFH Porsche 917 LH   MFH Porsche 917 LH Icon_minitimeThu 02 Feb 2017, 5:02 am

Thanks for looking guys.   Slow but steady progress.   I spent this session working on the frosted parts.  Cleaning seams and drilling holes. Of course I had to test fit the sub-assembly for some inspiration.

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Then I tried out the fuel line and fitting to see how it would look.

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Fan shroud and fan cleaned up.

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I also got some color on the block and heads.  Testor's Metalizer Titanium.

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PostSubject: Re: MFH Porsche 917 LH   MFH Porsche 917 LH Icon_minitimeThu 02 Feb 2017, 8:54 am

Enjoying this Paul. Fantastic modelling.
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PostSubject: Re: MFH Porsche 917 LH   MFH Porsche 917 LH Icon_minitimeThu 02 Feb 2017, 12:49 pm

Looking great Paul, those sub assemblies are models in themselves.
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PostSubject: Re: MFH Porsche 917 LH   MFH Porsche 917 LH Icon_minitimeThu 02 Feb 2017, 3:15 pm

Awesome looking parts, Paul. Nice work.

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PostSubject: Re: MFH Porsche 917 LH   MFH Porsche 917 LH Icon_minitimeThu 09 Feb 2017, 4:38 am

Thanks guys.  I hope you're enjoying this.   Tonight I jigged up the painted pieces to see how everything was lining up. I checked the alignment of the intakes and the fan shroud.  The shroud will need some tweaking because the holes don't quite line up with the intakes on the head.MFH Porsche 917 LH LH025-vi
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I cleaned up the exhaust pipes and did a trial fit on those pieces.

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I also finished off the injection pump.

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PostSubject: Re: MFH Porsche 917 LH   MFH Porsche 917 LH Icon_minitimeThu 09 Feb 2017, 8:49 am

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PostSubject: Re: MFH Porsche 917 LH   MFH Porsche 917 LH Icon_minitimeThu 09 Feb 2017, 9:52 am

I hope you're enjoying this wrote:
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What's not to enjoy Paul...... bring it on.

At GBP600 (USD750) in the UK, I could never justify buying one though.

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PostSubject: Re: MFH Porsche 917 LH   MFH Porsche 917 LH Icon_minitimeThu 09 Feb 2017, 2:44 pm

Great work getting the pipes nice and straight.

Keep those pics coming - we love em.
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PostSubject: Re: MFH Porsche 917 LH   MFH Porsche 917 LH Icon_minitimeThu 09 Feb 2017, 8:26 pm

Very nice Paul.

From memory, those frosted parts look a bit like yellow plastic on the real thing, I don't know what they're actually made from, but how will you paint them?
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PostSubject: Re: MFH Porsche 917 LH   MFH Porsche 917 LH Icon_minitimeThu 09 Feb 2017, 9:39 pm

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Very nice Paul.

From memory, those frosted parts look a bit like yellow plastic on the real thing, I don't know what they're actually made from, but how will you paint them?

They were made from fiberglass, much like the whole body but they had more resin and less glass fibers and were not painted hence the translucent amber color.
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PostSubject: Re: MFH Porsche 917 LH   MFH Porsche 917 LH Icon_minitimeThu 09 Feb 2017, 11:19 pm

Mitch has it nailed. The fresh parts are very clear and as the resin ages they get slowly more yellow/orange.
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