The Tamiya Porsche Turbo RSR Type 934 Wheel Kit

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Just like installing aftermarket components on a new automobile, scale model kit enthusiasts can purchase and install aftermarket components for their scale model kits. This allows them to change the look and style of their original model kit. Jim Orth, owner/operator of Riverview Hobbies, LLC uses Rhino and RhinoCAM to design and program the CNC toolpaths required to machine single and multi-cavity molds for their aftermarket kits. Read the complete case study here.
Watch RhinoCAM driving the 4 Axis Machining Center at Riverview Hobbies!

This wheel kit is designed specifically for the 1/12 Tamiya Porsche Turbo RSR Type 934. It offers builders an easy to use contemporary wheel option for their Street and Tuner builds. The 1/12 scale resin wheels replace Tamiya kit parts L2 and L8 without any modifications to adjacent parts or changes in wheel mounting technique. Look at the accuracy and attention to detail on display in the 25 cap head screws around the wheel rim!

“Why do we use RhinoCAM? It’s cost-effective, accurate and not difficult to understand! I like the integration between Rhino and RhinoCAM – it allows a workflow where changes in the design process are immediately visible to the CAM toolpaths which is invaluable. Plus your tech support is always there when I need help. The close relationship we have developed over the years means a lot to me. I’m very happy with RhinoCAM!”

Jim Orth, Owner/Operator, Riverview Hobbies, LLC

The kit includes 4 inner wheel sleeves and wheel faces (outer chrome wheel sleeves from the Tamiya kit are required) along with 4 hub adapters sized for the front and rear axles (2 front and 2 rear). Also included are 3 optional resin wheel center treatments; an exposed axle nut, dust cap or full cover center cap along with 4 resin valve stems. Here is a look at the wax mold, kit components and final assembly.

The Porsche 934 wheel kit wax mold half machined from RhinoCAM toolpaths.
The Porsche 934 wheel kit components.
The production Porsche 934 Wheel Kit tooling in resin
The Tamiya Porsche Turbo RSR Type 934 with Wheel Kit assembled

More About Riverview Hobbies

We would like to thank Jim Orth, Owner/Operator of Riverview Hobbies for allowing us to share their RhinoCAM success story! For more information about Riverview Hobbies and their complete line of aftermarket kits we invite you to visit them online at riverviewhobbies.com.

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Don LaCourse

Don LaCourse is an Application Engineer with MecSoft Corporation. Don brings over 20 years of experience in CAD/CAM operations in both automotive and mold design applications. Don also has extensive experience in documenting CAD/CAM products and is actively involved with writing the on-line help as well as creating training tutorials for MecSoft's products.

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