1:18 Scale Replica of my Cayman S inc Lobster claws
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: 1:18 Scale Replica of my Cayman S inc Lobster claws

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Location
    WA
    Posts
    35
    Likes (Given)
    7
    Likes (Received)
    18
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Gamer IDs

    Gamertag: blvckk

    1:18 Scale Replica of my Cayman S inc Lobster claws

    So I'm a sucker for trying to get a model car "as close to" my real car as possible.

    Usually there is lots of compromise.

    This is my closest yet.

    I hit up Bongo's Basement in Australia, and soon had myself:
    Maisto 1:18 Silver 987 Cayman S
    https://www.bongos.net.au/porsche-ca...-model-silver/

    And

    Maisto 1:18 Red 911 (997) Carrera S (with Lobster claws)
    https://www.bongos.net.au/porsche-91...ast-model-red/

    1:18 Scale Replica of my Cayman S inc Lobster claws-models01-jpg

    Now....big thanks to Bongo. Once he understood what I was trying to do, he sent me the 911 FOR FREE as he has one that was slightly damaged. And I mean.....hardly noticeable.

    I'd looked up online how to swap the wheels on Maisto models, but with the Porsches it wasn't as simple as any video which all showed "popping the wheels off" from the axles.

    This wasn't possible due to the wheel design so......

    For the rears, I had to remove 2 screws, remove the plate, and the pull out the entire axle and wheels together.
    Fortunately the design including suspension mounting holes was the same for both cars, so this was a direct swap.

    For the fronts, the "rack" was not the same design, so I had to very carefully pull apart the suspension and steering racks on both cars, and then very very gently "pop" the hub and wheel from the ends of the racks, and swap over. Then re-assemble.

    The result......
    1:18 Scale Replica of my Cayman S inc Lobster claws-models02-jpg

    1:18 Scale Replica of my Cayman S inc Lobster claws-models03-jpg
    Last edited by ugame; 03-12-2018 at 12:07 AM.

  2. Remove Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    FL
    Posts
    2,170
    Likes (Given)
    836
    Likes (Received)
    620
    Images
    1
    Downloads
    3
    Uploads
    0

    Re: 1:18 Scale Replica of my Cayman S inc Lobster claws

    Very cool. Thanks for sharing.

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    CA
    Posts
    827
    Likes (Given)
    477
    Likes (Received)
    215
    Downloads
    1
    Uploads
    0
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: 1:18 Scale Replica of my Cayman S inc Lobster claws

    Fantastic, Thanks!

  5. Remove Advertisements
    Planet-9.com
    Advertisements
     

  6. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Philadelphia, PA
    Posts
    30
    Likes (Given)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    3
    Downloads
    27
    Uploads
    0

    Re: 1:18 Scale Replica of my Cayman S inc Lobster claws

    There is a Kinsmart 1/34 scale model that I just happened to see at the drug store. I also ordered a blue one to match my car. I looks good for less than $10.

    1:18 Scale Replica of my Cayman S inc Lobster claws-dscf3664-jpg

  7. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    236
    Likes (Given)
    115
    Likes (Received)
    51
    Downloads
    1
    Uploads
    0

    Re: 1:18 Scale Replica of my Cayman S inc Lobster claws

    That is pretty cool.

    I’m glad I’m not the only one with a model of their car *cough*

    Porsche Cayman S, Silver - Kinsmart 5307D - 1/34 scale Diecast Model Toy Car

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BE4BWJ8..._RFn8AbD1AADAT




    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

  8. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Location
    WA
    Posts
    35
    Likes (Given)
    7
    Likes (Received)
    18
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Gamer IDs

    Gamertag: blvckk

    Re: 1:18 Scale Replica of my Cayman S inc Lobster claws

    Aww the little models look so cool too

    I may have to get some smaller models. The ONLY size i can find a model Alfa Romeo GTV 916 (one of my other cars) is made by mini champs and is 1:43 scale :/ And they're rare as hens teeth.

  9. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Quebec
    Posts
    1,444
    Likes (Given)
    149
    Likes (Received)
    154
    Images
    7
    Downloads
    39
    Uploads
    0
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: 1:18 Scale Replica of my Cayman S inc Lobster claws

    I have a 1:18 Cayman S (987.2) in black my wife found for me.....sadly my search for a tiny black/silver contract Cayman R continues. It's frustrating because, when I lived in Europe, I signed a contract with Air Berlin to have on of their Airbus A320's liveried in the colours of a hotel brand I ran as COO (I remember it cost $100,000 EUR) - this one off aircraft was reproduced by a German toy company and sold as a limited edition....yet, no Cayman R.
    2012 Cayman R - Black/Silver Contrast
    2017 Macan - Meteor Grey
    Specialized S-Works Tarmac Disc Di2
    Priors: Porsche Cayenne, Audi TT 3.2, Range Rover Sport, Volvo XC 90, Fiat Coupé, Alfa Romeo 156, MB E Class, Fiat X 1/9....among others.

  10. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Location
    WA
    Posts
    35
    Likes (Given)
    7
    Likes (Received)
    18
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Gamer IDs

    Gamertag: blvckk

    Re: 1:18 Scale Replica of my Cayman S inc Lobster claws

    Quote Originally Posted by Singletrack View Post
    I have a 1:18 Cayman S (987.2) in black my wife found for me.....sadly my search for a tiny black/silver contract Cayman R continues. It's frustrating because, when I lived in Europe, I signed a contract with Air Berlin to have on of their Airbus A320's liveried in the colours of a hotel brand I ran as COO (I remember it cost $100,000 EUR) - this one off aircraft was reproduced by a German toy company and sold as a limited edition....yet, no Cayman R.
    Yeah it's odd the things you can't find. Sadly sometimes it comes down to licencing rights. Unless Porsche allow a model company to use the IP, then they cant make a model.

    The same is true even for virtual entities, which is why so few driving games feature Porsche cars, as they dont have the licence to do so.

    Great story about the airbus

  11. Remove Advertisements
     

Similar Threads

  1. Took delivery of my Cayman S yesterday
    By nascar in forum 981 Cayman and Boxster Configurations and Ordering
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 03-15-2008, 06:51 PM
  2. Some Pro Shots Of My Caymans
    By V6 TT in forum 987 Cayman and Boxster Pictures & Video
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 11-14-2006, 09:37 AM
  3. Finally *pics* of my Cayman.
    By malx in forum 987 Cayman and Boxster Pictures & Video
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 09-26-2006, 11:07 AM
  4. Bird's eye view of my cayman.
    By amgevoman in forum 987 Cayman and Boxster Pictures & Video
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-03-2006, 12:06 PM
  5. Pic of my Cayman on Vessel
    By kmns in forum 987 Cayman and Boxster Chat
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12-11-2005, 08:06 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •