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Franzis 1/3 Porsche Carrera type 547 engine


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Hi all got this for my birthday, I'm well impressed, the instruction manual is a thing of beauty I've never seen one like it before. 

It is full of history and information also loads of beautiful pictures of the cars this engine was in.

The actual instructions make up about a third of the manual and are also beautifully printed and clear to follow.

The box is huge, good quality and stuffed to the brimm with high quality plastic.

I'm intending to build this as half see through rather than completely see through as is intended with the kit

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So I've started the crankshaft and piston.

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I've built the casings of the half I'm going to paint, we have a machine at work called a vapour blaster which we use to clean engine parts which I'm hoping to use to give these parts a cast look (it uses tiny glass beads and is only supposed to remove 30 microns on metal parts will try it on a piece of sprue first)

 

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Hi all one of the advantages of having a 547 engine completely dismantled at work is loads of reference material, for instance this main drive gear should have 6 30 mm holes in it, 1/3 equates to 10 mm 
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I also took the half I'm painting aluminium to work to vapour blast it (for a cast effect)

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And the first coat of the casting effect

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Got the exhaust on and more experimental metal effects, a word of warning to anyone building this kit and painting parts of it the black shiny plastic is of a different type of plastic to the rest of the kit I sprayed the cowl for the fan (with the same type of paint used everywhere else) the plastic on the cowl has crazed and cracked (and that's even with using plastic safe primer) im hoping a layer of filler  sanded down then sprayed over will fix it.
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