slotbaker

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  • Location Sydney, Australia
  • Full Name Steve King

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  1. slotbaker added a post in a topic Changes at Model Cars Magazine   

    Happy New Year Gregg, and I'm happy for you, that your back is on the improve.

  2. slotbaker added a post in a topic my grandson's first kit   

    Great to see a young guy creating something with his hands.
    Good job, hope to see plenty more.

  3. slotbaker added a post in a topic Wanted - Buick Nailhead info   

    Thanks Bill.
    Sounds like the 29 Ford A Roadster might be the one to start with.
  4. slotbaker added a post in a topic Wanted - Buick Nailhead info   

    Wow... Many thanks for all the responses.
    Great research and info Bill.
    I'm not attempting to build a dead ringer on accuracy, but rather a good representation of OY2 when Dan Gurney drove it.
    I've also found out that these 2 kits might also have the nailhead.
    AMT - T149. 1940 FORD SEDAN DELIVERY VAN
    Revell - H1224:200. TONY NANCY 22 JR Roadster & Dragster double kit
    So, I've got a few choices.

  5. slotbaker added a topic in Wanted!   

    Wanted - Buick Nailhead info
    I'm interested in building a scratchbuilt 1/24 scale version Old Yeller II, and would like to replicate the Buick Nailhead 401ci coupled to a Jaguar 4sp as used in the real thing.
    Can someone please let me know any kit/s that this engine was issued in?
    Or, if anyone has one, or a gluebomb model with one in it they can spare, I'd be interested to buy.
    TIA.


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  6. slotbaker added a post in a topic How do you pick which model you will work on next   

    After a long absence from model building, retiring, and just about finished a house reno', I'm aiming to build as many cars that Mr Dan Gurney drove, as I can. Dan the Man drove a huge range of cars, so there are many to choose from, and gathering the info for each is also interesting.
    First one will be Old Yeller as a scratchbuild, then the next will be the one I've got all the info and stuff to build it with.  Then repeat!!
    I'm into Studebakers as well, so the odd Stude might sneek in there too.

  7. slotbaker added a post in a topic Got some slot Cars   

    Would love to see them.

    Can you show the chassis as well?

  8. slotbaker added a post in a topic Putty that can be shaped, then machined?   

    How about an air drying modeling clay?
    That's just one... there are others that may suit as well.
  9. slotbaker added a post in a topic Minor pet peeve...   

    Maybe cost to tool up? An extra mould would be needed for separate wiper/s.

    It's clearly not a technical issue, because making moulds for wipers has been possible for a long time.

    S'pose they could make a generic wiper that could be adapted to all similar applications.
    That could slightly reduce the cost of the body mould, by eliminating that detail.

    It does seem a bit wierd, because many slot cars (mainly 1/32) have separate wipers.
    And they get broken off during racing.
  10. slotbaker added a post in a topic Aquitania Cunard Line Ship Question   

    Yeah, the Mauretania is quite a bit different in the hull as well. So cancel that suggestion.

    There is a nice looking Aquitania model on ebay at the moment.
    Looks nice, but too big for me at 800mm long.
    Looks like the seller got the photo's mixed up, as there are some of the Lusitania there as well.
  11. slotbaker added a post in a topic Aquitania Cunard Line Ship Question   

    I've got the Triang (missing masts), and have been looking a long time for a larger one without luck.
    My father served in the Royal Navy on her during the war, and would love to get a better version.

    If you're keen, you could also check out an Airfix kit of the RMS Mauretania.

    Photo from Vintage-Airfix.com.

    It's also a 4 stacker, and could be converted to the Aquitania.
  12. slotbaker added a post in a topic Cannonball Run CBP 2012   

    Alligator skin...

  13. slotbaker added a post in a topic Got some slot Cars   

    Neeto.... any chance of shots of the chassis?

  14. slotbaker added a post in a topic Has anyone built any of Academy's 1/24 sports cars or world cars?   

    I've only had experience with one of the Academy sports car kits; The Ferrari 250LM with copyright 1980 on it.

    It's a curbside model with one piece body, no engine, and minimal interior details.
    But, what is there looks pretty good, with quality mouldings having good detail, little flash and very few sinks.

    I've got the same kit that was put out later (1986) by SUNNY.


    The mouldings in both kits look to have come out of the same moulds.

    Here is the Academy box art;


    and this is the SUNNY;

    I like the Sunny, as it showes different liveries for the real car.

    The body for each kit;

    Sunny on left, Academy on the right.

    Chassis;

    Sunny on left, Academy on the right.
    Hard to see the details with black mouldings.

    Interior, chrome and glass still sealed;

    Sunny on left, Academy on the right.

    Decal sheets;

    Sunny on left, Academy on the right.
    Decals are same artwork, but with some slight differences in colours, and paper they are printed on, but the Academy is much better quality.

    There are photo etched head light rims in both kits.

    I didn't take photo of the tyres, but they are the regular pliable black moulded type we are used to, and good tread detail but no sidewall detail because that comes with the decal sheet.

    Axles are straight steel rod for both front and back.

    I can try and take closer shots if anyone is interested.

    Hope this is of interest.

  15. slotbaker added a post in a topic Micromark promotion code   

    The current promo is for $4.95 set price shipping & handling to mainland 48 USA only, ends March 27.