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#1 jbwelda

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Posted 29 March 2006 - 08:13 PM

hi im new here and i thought i would share some slot cars ive built and/or
restored the past couple years! all these are 1/32 scale and im basically a
static builder so i tend to do a pretty detailed job of it. in the case of slots
though, its build them to look good, then photograph them. *then* put
them on the track and after that they are race cars!

anyway, feedback always appreciated:

first here is a lister resin (fiberglass actually) body i tarted up and mounted
on a vintage cox mag chassis. those funky side pipes have since been
replaced, though it still needs a windscreen:

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heres a bottom shot showing chassis and upgraded motor:

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heres a nissan skyline i adapted to a ninco chassis:

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heres a cool mgtd roadster that i raced out and mounted on a monogram
formula one chassis:

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and a bottom shot showing chassis with body off:

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finally heres a lotus elite (lotus 14) clear plastic body on scratchbuild
frame:

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and a shot with body off:

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hope this didnt take up too much space.

ive found i really enjoy the quick build of a slot car and yet being able to
detail it enough to have an effect!

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Posted 29 March 2006 - 11:43 PM

Very cool indeed.
Makes me wish I didn't sell some of my old ones.

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Posted 30 March 2006 - 04:49 AM

Wow, nice stuff! I gott'a get my roadster slot done!

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Posted 30 March 2006 - 05:25 PM

Those are so good looking it makes me want to go back to the 60s when we lived at the slot car track. I can smell the compounds we put on our tires too. Those really were the good old days. Thank you for showing your cars. 8) :D

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Posted 01 September 2006 - 10:09 AM

are these "models"?

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Posted 01 September 2006 - 10:59 AM

If they are "in-scale" then they are definitely models!

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Posted 01 September 2006 - 11:52 AM

thank you jairus!!!

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 04:44 AM

Now, like old cars, I wish I hadn't given all of mah slot car stuff to my nephews either. Hey jb, are there any of tha old Lister Maserati 161 (Birdcage) bodies around?

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 10:48 AM

>Maserati 161 (Birdcage) bodies around

see my post elsewhere of a typo 61 birdcage body that i rescued from the dumpster and restored. at the time i didnt know the manufacturer but then one appeared on ebay MOC. i bid on it but got outbid...dont recall seeing one since.

russkit did one in their superleggera (sp?) series but its pretty basic without any tubular superstructure.