Collectables>> Pink Power: Kremer K3 Die Cast

Ergh… it seems that each time I go to Wilkenson’s I find an
increasing amount of items to dump my hard earned cash into. I’m
frothing at the mouth for the Autoart Super Silhouette Skyline, but
this True Scale Miniatures 1/18 Kremer K3 die cast is also making me crazy with desire.

The Porsche 935 is absolutely my favourite racing car of all time, and the Kremer K3 is one of the most exciting of the variants to hit race tracks around the world in the early 1980s.

True Scale Miniatures has released a few different 1/18 K3s in the past few months. This is the K3 driven by Tetsu Ikuzawa, Rolf Stommelen and Axel Plankenhorn that failed to finish the 1980 running of the Le Mans 24 hours.

Like the Skyline, this is another pricy model, but it’s jam packed full of features so is definitely worth the money. Production is limited to 1500 pieces, so perhaps it’s also a good investment for future collectability.

The 3 liter air cooled twin turbo flat six engine is fully detailed.

Flipping the model over gives you a moment to really appreciate the workmanship. Check the braided hoses and the discoloured headers.

Here’s a shot of the cockpit.

Although this car didn’t finish the 1980 Le Mans race, it did line up third on the grid, and must have been a favourite to take overall honours that year.

Particularly impressive is the replication of the front boot, especially the materials selection for the plastic tanks.

Up until this moment in time, there haven’t been many 1/18 scale Group 5 models available, so my bank account has escaped relatively unscathed. But if large scale models of this quality and type continue to be released, I’m going to need to start emptying my wallet!… M-U-S-T H-A-V-E N-O-W!!!!

:R

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Wilkenson’s K3 internet order page

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1

detailing for this model is relatively less than the skyline, but still mindblasting... how much does this one go for?

2

i vote SKYLINE!!!

3

ehhh. the car is awesome. the model is cool too. but id rather just have it replicated on Forza 3.

4

collectible******



is that car really available on forza 3?



sweet friggin model!

5

4 g's each for these models

6

this is sick. models are not something i'd spend my bling on [anymore] but PORSCHE and Le 24 Heures Du Mans are the motorsport equivalent of baby jesus.

7

"But if large scale models of this quality and type continue to be released, I'm going to need to start emptying my wallet!... M-U-S-T H-A-V-E N-O-W!!!!"



Thats what i think when just post one of these.But i'd rather have the super silhouette skyline first then this.

8

Skyline from the previous post looks more detailed because you can expose more insides by removing the engine cover etc.. But that doesnt mean that this 935 has less detail, and as a Porsche fan, I would definitely buy this babe first.

9

Easily my favorite 935 of all time. I actually got a chance to see and hear it two years ago and like all of the other 935s, it was amazing, but this stood out for me was the pink and the Japanese writing on it which was a pretty big contrast to other liveries like Coca-Cola or Bilstein. Plus those BBSs are untouchable compared to the LMs we've grown accustomed to.



http://www.flickr.com/photos/jon2000/4145142860/in/set-72157619579965440/

10

Imagine if Rauh Welt built up a REAL car like this... Then I'd drool..!

11

Henry: Porsche actually built up a REAL car like this - it's what the model is a model of...



drool away.

12

truescale miniatures link doesn't work.....



But still u've pretty much sold me. Think i'm gonna have to start a collection of my own. My dad use to have a few diorama's of old drag styled muscle cars similar to what he had back in the day and i use to love those things.

13

Porsche's are cool, but they really need to release a Zakspeed Capri or Escort 1/18 model...

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