Suggestions? 1:12 Porsche Color?

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Suggestions? 1:12 Porsche Color?

Post by GarageOnAWall » Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:10 am

Have been eyeing the Minichamps 1:12 Porsche 911 (930) Turbo for a few months now. The asking price is a BIG bite out of the scale car budget but I can almost justify the 'investment' with some Christmas sales/incentives at a certain online retailer.

There's over a dozen different colors now on offer but the following are what I can choose from...what would you select and why?

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Post by Tom » Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:11 am

It would be a tough choice between the green (iconic colour on a 911) and the metallic blue, which is my favourite colour for a lot of cars. Silver is too subdued for this in your face model and light blue, though nice, lacks a little punch.

If you buy something that large it deserves to have a real visual presence IMO.

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Post by Jager » Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:17 am

If you google "Porsche 930 Turbo", the iconic colours seem to be white, red and black.....not that that helps you ! Personally I'm quite taken by the green version, but I can't give you a reason why. All I can think of is like the depth of colour suits the shape similar to the red and black versions.
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Post by GBOAC002 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:58 am

I'd go with Green too.

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Post by LUW » Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:25 am

Maybe the most common colors for the car would have been white of course and silver, but I admit that they would be a bit boring. So if the options are these four I would go with that darker blue that does look 70's-ish and makes the car stand out in my eyes. The light blue is just "baby blue" for me (only ok in full Gulf colors) and I just don't like green cars.
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Post by scalainj » Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:32 am

Green.
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Post by JSB33 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:21 am

The darker blue
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Post by Galaxy Gaz » Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:31 am

Brookes ,of the colours youve shown , for me it would have to be this.....the metallic paint really stands out .

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The only green I would have on a 930 is the zingy bright Metallic green that Kyosho put on their 1/43 930 Turbo , but Minichamps haven`t done that colour.

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I dont want to be boring , but if it were my money , then it would have to be THE quintessential colour ever to be put on a Porsche and that is Guards red. Ask anyone to think of a 70s or 80s Porsche and Id lay money on them picturing their Porsche as a 911 , with a whaletail and Red paintwork.

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Post by Tom » Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:12 am

I have the Premium Classixxs 1:12 911 and it's Guards Red, but that's because I wanted anything but black or silver.

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Post by rotormotor » Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:37 pm

Metallic Viper green(I have the Aa 1/18 and its stellar) or the metallic blue be my pic.
I have but one 1/12 and its a large but light beast..wouldnt get another.

This generation the epitome of classic porsche design hands down.

Looking on ebay green not viper so definatly blue and like it has both mirrors as opposed to Aa one.

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Post by Serafa » Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:53 pm

Out of the 4 options in the first post, I would go with green. The metallic blue is awesome, but I prefer a medium blue shade for this model specifically. Additionally, I would agree with our forum colleagues above about the red color.

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Post by Alfaholic » Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:03 pm

I'd go with red as well............... but ditch the Porsche and get something Itailan :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by GarageOnAWall » Fri May 04, 2018 1:42 am

Have decided against 1:12 as the scale is just too large & impractical to store and display.

However, the funds can now go for a pair of these, even though I ironically wear a US size 12, what do you think :lol: :roll: :twisted:

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Re: Suggestions? 1:12 Porsche Color?

Post by Jager » Fri May 04, 2018 3:13 am

I believe they say "The Shoe Maketh The Man"......or not, in this case !
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Post by JSB33 » Fri May 04, 2018 4:50 am

Manners Maketh Man, those shoes make you a weirdo :lol:
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Post by Tom » Fri May 04, 2018 4:52 am

Let me be the weirdo who actually likes the shoes. A lot more practical than a 1:12 Porsche too.

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Post by dbonser » Fri May 04, 2018 7:36 am

JSB33 wrote:
Fri May 04, 2018 4:50 am
Manners Maketh Man, those shoes make you a weirdo :lol:
:lol: :lol: :lol: That made my day.

I'm with Tom in that whatever shoes you decide on they will be more practical than the Porsche. And at that price you could buy a few pairs.

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