When my Scaleauto Porsche 959 Raid White Racing Kit (SC-6089) arrived from Pendle Slot Racing, I immediately got my self acquainted with the contents. The key question was, what fantasy livery was I going to give it! As the original car looked for too ambitious for a middle-aged man, with a dicky left arm.
I decided on a Gulf livery, mainly because I have decals and paint left over from an earlier kit from Pendle.
I find it very important to get acquainted with all the parts, as there are no instructions… I tend to leave as many of them the plastic trees for painting.
Roughing up the 1/32 scale body, bumper and wing with T cut removes grease, and then I rinse with water and dry.
I then took a good look at the chassis, and make sure the screws fit to the body…
Running it on my track to ensure it works.
I painted the wheel covers first, whilst on the tree and fitted them over the brake disks and calipers.
I checked out the etched parts, placing them on the body to see the position and fit, filing down where necessary, these will be added after the point job.
The removal of burrs is a necessary evil, before and after painting. Re-touching paint where appropriate. A good range of files is required for any Pendle Slot car kit.
Still painting and familiarizing the best assemble route.
No idea what the funny part is!
Testing the fit of the bumper and wing, wing needed the most filing.
Start to paint and assemble the drivers, don’t forget the map.. I did…
I always use car sprays from my local Motorist Discount store, 2-3 coats primer (I spray outside and use arms with Crocodile clips., and a rub down afterwards…
I always try and allow a day to dry, thus start making another kit, should stop you from rushing!!! I did, the Mini X Raid SC 3615!!
Main coat, only when it is warmish outside. 2-3 coats over a day or two.. I rushed it as usual.
Start to trial the assemble of the cockpit, only hot melt weld when sure, Fire extinguisher at the back, I use a well-insulated fine screw driver and a gas cooker for my weapon of choice to hot melt weld… I also use a Glue gun for bigger jobs...
The use of contemporary glue for little things like gear levers.. Just a bit on a card and a needle for application.
Looking Better, Don’t forget the map.
Painting the clear parts, I always paint the inside, so the clear part is clear on the outside.
The cock pit must be assembled in full before hot melt welding to the inside the body.. After placing decals that run into the window frame are in place. (Decals not included in kit)
Decals and body pats start to go on. (Decals not included in kit)
I should have taken more care over the decals.. Rushing again.
More care needed on the front grill…Did not practice the RHS.. Bugger…
Result, shame about the front grill and decals…
Ready to Race the other Kit.
The product i used for this build is the Scaleauto Porsche 959 Raid White Racing Kit (SC-6089)
The Scaleauto Shop