Building the TechArt GT based on the Fujimi Cayman 1/24 scale
by Fabrice Marechal © 2011 Modeler Site
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The TechArt GT sport is a high-performance sports car based on the Porsche Cayman S. TechArt produces the GTsport in limited quantities with added performance and aesthetic features including engine and suspension performance pieces, bodykit, and interior upgrades.
With this version of Cayman, the German contructor was really inspired., especially regarding the front bumper which adds a more aggressive look and gives the car an aerodynamic silhouette. Looking the car’s profile, there are not changes, the side skirts were cut and are similar to the ones in the 911 GT3. The double aileron gives the car even a more aggressive look besides of improving the superior driving stability and road adherence at high speed. TechArt offer wheels in different sizes from 17 to 20 inches. Regarding the engine there are only a few improvements in the air inlet and electronics which allows to reach 310 HP.
Simple but good enough
However the side windows contour is nearly non existent, it’ll be necessary to outline it what it’s not always so easy.
Anyway for those hesitant about using parts from the Tamiya kit, have in mind that you’ll be able to build with the rest of parts a common Porsche 911.
I started removing the lower areas of the body going over once and again with an X-Acto blade until cutting the skirts cleanly. Then they were sanded with #320 to prepare them for next step. The new skirts were cyano glued and used putty and sand to remove the joint. CA was used for the rest of the joints.
To reinforce the joints, I cut and glued from the inside two plasticard strips of 3mm thickness.
Finally, I re-scribed the panel lines of the new skirts using the back edge of the blade (not the cutting side) as a scriber. This line should be made 1mm under the joint line between the body and the new skirt, it’s impossible to scribe a clean panel line in the area glued, several trials prove it.
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