Resin is the bane of most scale model collectors’ existence. It’s a lesson I learned the hard way. Within a day of owning my first resin model—the RWB Porsche, built by GT Spirit—I managed to snap off a mirror and a rear left canard. This came after a lot of ridicule from colleagues for handling the model while wearing latex gloves.
Why bother? Resin models are prohibitively expensive (this unit was TK 11,000), and considering the cons, doesn’t really make sense. However, the realistic details and rarity of the model itself almost makes it worth it. Autoart makes RWB Porsches with opening doors and tremendous interior details and they cost a bit more, but GT Spirit’s paint and exterior details are all top notch. The candy red paint, the dished wheels, the Idlers tyre wall—there’s no doubt GT Spirit went all out on it. This particular limited-edition model comes with a ducktail as opposed to the ridiculous wings that are a mainstay of RWB tuned Porsches, and are a testament to what’s possible on resin models.