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    It's been a little while since I've built a car. A Beetle has been on my radar since I heard about the Carrera Panamericana team of VW's. The older Beetles had oval windows. That made the ARII Microace static kit a natural choice. The livery I'm going to attempt will be number 262 from the...
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    I find the Corvair to be an interesting car. Rear engine flat-6. This car won a lot of races in its day. Then a guy named Don Yenko developed something called a Yenko Stinger. I found this old, rare static kit of a Corvair Corsa. The base car for a Stinger. I decided on...
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    We are starting a new class at our club called Indi Roadsters. Front motor Indi cars from 1950 up to 1967. We would also need to make our cars front motor drive. The only motor we can use is the BWMS050 with some type of drive shaft. That presented some new challenges for the entire club...
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    A friend gave me this body for a stock-car class. The chassis. Most of the parts. The completed car. Thank you very kindly for looking.
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    I remember being a newbie and showing up at a race with a new car I had just made a scratch-chassis for. The class was 50's Grand Prix. 70 percent of the field were red, and about 30 percent were British racing green. I thought I would try and be different with a dark blue Maserati 250F #5...
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    If ever there was a large saloon? This... is it. Another beautiful static kit by Gunze Sangyo. The yellow didn't quite jump out and say Boulevard Cruiser to me. Testors Lime Ice and clear coat look interesting. The chassis measured and fabricated. The chassis was partially assembled...
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    All Auto Unions I know of are silver. It's called the Silver Arrow for a reason. But the photo's are all black and white. So I like to tease the guys in my club by saying hey look at that yellow one in the black and white photo. Then I saw this beautiful antique-white car in another black and...
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    The BRM Stackpipe has a cool name in my opinion. Not to mention 8-crazy pipes making a wonderful, sweet noise. Almost all are dark green or red. And rightfully so. I thought yellow might be an interesting change. Custom aluminum chassis. Professor Motor roller bearings...
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    This was the first slot car I ever built back in July of 2018. It was the prototype for everything that got built after. My first paint job too. A scary thought now. This was the only chassis to get manufactured on a vertical mill. I couldn't take the mill home. I had to come up with a better...
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    We have a "stock car" class where you can run stock plastic, or a scratch built chassis. The limitations are a BWNC1 motor and 100g minimum weight. It keeps things relatively even. But the scratch chassis's win every time. I built this car for a friend. These bodies come pre-painted. Now I find...
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    A friend at my local static model club gave this to me and said... Make it go! I cannot disappoint such a friend. Thanks Mike! Too much red for my liking. Tamiya bright orange looks better. The box art shows the car towering above the ground. So I lowered it a little. The tech...
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    I've always liked the James Dean style Porsche 550 Spyder. I found a reference from Racing Sports Cars website that wasn't silver. Sold! The project begins. Custom aluminum chassis. Sloting Plus roller bearings. RS Slot wheels. D'Art Hobbies tires, inserts and...
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    I discovered the Gunze Sangyo line of static models last year at a flea market. These kits are very well made. I have several builds already posted. An idea came up to make a chase-car that is a bit faster than the rest of the field. When the police car passes your car... You need to stop...
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    These kits are becoming hard to find. Not the widest choice for a slot car either (41mm track width). But I like challenges. Interior cover/card. Driver's seat. Driver added. Interior cover trimmed. Tonneau cover added. Custom aluminum chassis. Professor Motor roller...
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    These kits are available all over the place these days. I had to try one out just for fun. Tamiya light metallic blue from a spray can. Test fitting the body to the chassis. The finishing details. Inserts, numbers, chrome, windows, and driver. Custom aluminum chassis...
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    I came across an old Shelby kit at a slot car show and could not pass it up. I painted it green at first just because it looked interesting. Then I discovered a GT350 that was supposed to run in the Targa Florio in 1967. It unfortunately became a BBQ before the race. Very sad. So...
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    A local hobby shop had an old used, beat up Ninco AC Cobra that looked quite sad. The braids were worn beyond measure. The motor had a funny/burnt smell. One headlight missing, etc... Sounds like the start of a good project. Sorry I didn't take any before shots of the sad thing. But it was...
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    Our club regulary holds a Targa Florio based race that's mainly focused on the years from 1969 to 1971. Every car must be based on a real livery that is somewhat accurate to what raced back then. The rules state that you can build a car based on a livery that actually raced, or practiced. Or...
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    Several people have hinted that they want to know how to make aluminum chassis from 3/4 inch aluminum square tubing. My apologies in advance for the size of this thread. This is simply how I make them. I take no responsibility for anyone doing their own thing. Always keep safety in mind before...
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    The real 1/1 Lotus 30 was known for it's badly designed chassis. It had a lot of design mistakes. But the body shape looks amazing. My first Lotus 30 mistake. I installed a motor that was too big and figured I'll cross each bridge when I get there. That's the last time I'll do that...
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