I've always having had a soft spot for the 1966 Batmobile so I couldn't resist this Polar Lights kit.
Though the kit is moulded in black plastic it still requires painting to get a nice finish. The decals were a nightmare to apply, but with a little bit of luck I managed to get them to go more or less where I wanted them.
The kit is fitted to a PCS32 chassis with plenty of lead weight. The Batmobile is very quick on my track, but I now realise the motor I used from my spares box is actually a Scalextric 30K sport motor.
I used Penelope Pitlane alloys and the inserts supplied with the kit.
A very nice kit and always good to have something a little different.
This is my third attempt at an Airfix E-Type as I've never really had much luck with these kits before.
But having seen the prices of the recent Ninco E-Types, I decided to have another attempt at converting one of these into a slot car using a kit I got a couple of years ago.
I'm pleased with the way it's turned out and this means that I won't have to attempt to do 4th one.
I've used a PCS32 chassis which does fit nicely, it's certainly low and the Revell E-Type I have towers over it.
This is one of the resin body kits produced by the Forum's own Choc-Ice and based, I believe, on a 1972 Cadillac Sedan Deville. It's always nice to have a car that's a little different and this one suits the bill. It's a huge car and certainly used its fair share of black paint.
With lots of chrome foil, sporty rims and a low ride helps to give it a custom look.
I've used the chassis (extended by an inch or so) and running gear from an HPI Nissan Skyline R32 which I picked up from TK Maxx last year for £5. I've heard mixed reviews about the performance of these HPI cars, but I'm rather surprised how well this big car goes and the amount of grip the tyres have on my wood track. It certainly gives the Batmobile a run for its money.
Another fine kit from George Turner, really enjoyed doing this one, they require very little work prior to painting, his kits are a joy to build.
One of the fantastic George Turner resin kits which comes supplied with decals and chassis.
Fantastic quality kit and one of my favourite cars, great fun on the track as well.
On Ocar Ferrari 275 GTB. I never realised what a stunning car the 275 GTB was, this one's fiited to an old Scaley Ferrari F40 chassis which was sat in the spares box. I'm still getting to grips with chrome foil, but it's easier than painting window frames.
A resin Ocar Volvo 544 fitted to a PCS32 chassis. Despite its size it does go surprisingly well on my track.
I recently picked up this MRRC bodyshell kit for £11. Though the shell was moulded in red plastic it certainly needed painting, so I primed the body and gave it a few coats of bright red paint and then added a few Ferrari decals.
The wheelbase and body mounts fit the GOM chassis so it makes for a trouble free build and pretty good value.
The gold hubs will be changed for a set of wire rims when they arrive.
The GTO LM is certainly a stunning looking car.
This Rover BRM is certainly something a little different, another fine resin shell from I believe the TMC range which fits very nicely to the GOM Alfa chassis.
One of the latest offerings from Ocar the Ford Zodiac Mk III, a nice quality shell which required minimum work prior to spraying.
The shell is fitted to a PCS32 chassis with additional lead ballast and I've then added a simple Carrera Panamericana style livery.
One to compete against the Daimler Dart, as with the Daimler it's a simple one piece body with modifications to take the PCS32 chassis.
I had a bit of a surprise with the colour as the paint tin showed the colour to be a 'battleship grey' colour, had a surprise when it came out metallic silver.
Another resin shell from the Pendle website, like others from the 'resin body' range the shell required minimal preparation before spraying. The original bodymounts were removed to accommodate a PCS32 chassis.
An unusual looking car, but one I think that has improved with age.
This is one of Phil Kalbfell's resin Falcons. I don't think I have ever seen a 1:1 Falcon, but having seen the various V8 pursuit cars in Mad Max this certainly brought Australian Muscle cars to my attention at a young age and made a lasting impression.
Though not based on any particular car, I did use Allan Moffat's ATCC Falcon XB as my inspiration.
The body is fitted to a PCS32 chassis with a Slot.It motor to help propel it round the track.
This was an old wrecked Airfix/MRRC Carrera 6 that's been sat in the spares box for a long while. I'm always reluctant to get rid of old bodyshells and have for a while contemplated doing something with this one.
The roof and windscreen were very badly damaged, so I decided to turn it into a Spyder, after a quick look at Google images I discovered that Porsche did make a Spyder version of the 906.
The body is sat on a Fly Carrera 6 chassis, I doubt the Spyder raced in Gulf colours but I like the Guf livery and I had plenty of blue paint left over from the TR6.
It still needs a few finishing touches, attempts so far to make new headlamp covers have been unsuccessful and at some time I will drill some holes just behind the driver and add some engine detail.
A resin Triumph TR6 which required very little work prior to spraying. The original bodymounts were removed to accomodate a PCS32 chassis.
Another Goerge Turner car and probably one of the best resin shells I have seen, not only are his shells beautifully cast they come with decals, interior and a chassis and for £25 to £30 are very good value.
The decals used were those provided with the kit plus a few left over from the Cougar build.
This is an RMS resin Mercury Cougar. I've used a PCS32 chassis with extra lead weight to help the handling and a mix of Slot-it and Scaley running gear.
The decals were made by Slotcars4U.net, they are excellent quality and very good value.
This is one of the very fine George Turner resin bodyshells, fantastic quality and required very little work prior to spraying, the kit came supplied with its own chassis.
I've added a little lead weight and with a set of urethane tyres by Wayne69x the handling is pretty good for a car with a short wheelbase and high CoG.
This is one of those sunny afternoon jobs sat out in the garden with a dremel and file.
I took an old Toys r Us Holden and cut out the blacked out windows and simply replaced them with clear ones and then fitted a full driver interior.
I was going to do a relivery, but decided not to.
As this was a high impact car it was far too light to run well on my wood track and performance was always very poor.
So whilst the car was apart I added lead weight to the chassis and replaced the original tyres with grippier ones. I also lowered the ride height a little by trimming the rear body mounting posts.
As a result this has on the wood track considerably improved the handling and the car now runs much better.
One of the RMS resin Stocker kits based on the Pontiac Ventura and using the Buick Regal Turbo as my inspiration for this build.
I was going to leave it as a road car, but the black didn't show up too well so a few decals were added.
I've used a Scalextric Ford Thunderbird NASCAR chassis and running gear with Ninco BBS hubs.
The Mustang behind is another RMS kit, this is one I bought already built and painted a few years back.
0 user(s) viewing
0 anonymous member(s)
Search My Blog
My Gallery Albums