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With this new 1/43 section bringing more awareness to the scale, I thought that it might be a good time to show some of the resources available to 1/43 slot car modellers.

As well as the excellent Ranch Design range products,there are a number of talented modellers of 1/43 worldwide who, whilst not running a business, make resin bodies and other useful parts that help us build cars that are different from the RTR 1/43 cars that are currently available. As I have been asked again about my own resin shells, I will start with them, but feel free to show what you may be able to offer.

For my 'Little Monte' rally track I have made moulds for some of the cars i need, mainly 1962 to 1972 with some exceptions. I have made these for my own use and have no intention of making a business out of it, but if you see any that you would like, please PM me and I will make a list for when I do some more casting, probably from early February. I must stress that these are bare resin bodyshells with no vacformed windows (as I have not learned how to do them yet), or body mounts that, with a fair bit of trimming work, can be made into accurate models.

These photos were taken with the first castings straight out of the mould, so some of them have defects, the ones I send out are properly cast:

Ford Anglia1959-66, Ford Mustang 1964



Austin Healey Sprite Mk1 1958, Morris Cooper S, 1964-67



Porsche 911 1965-67, VW Golf Mk1 ?



FIAT 500 1957-66, SAAB 96 1962-66



Ford Escort Mk1 1968-



Triumph Spitfire Mk2, 1965-66, Porsche 904 1965



Renault Dauphine 1958, Alpine Renault A110, 1968-



Ford Cortina Mk1 1964-66



Ford Popular 1956



Volvo 120 Amazon 1964-70



Rover 200 1965



Lancia Fulvia 1967-



Citroen Visa (no photo of resin available yet)



Renault 12 (no photo of resin available yet)



Vauxhall/Opel Corsa B -1999 9no photo of resin available yet)



That's it for now.

Regards, Lloyd
 

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Good idea Lloyd.......

I have some too and like Lloyd have built a vacuum machine for windows yet ether. here are a few pics of what I have been working on.











If there seems to be a interest in my little cars I will post better photos of the resin copies. I also have most of the
trans am series racing cars.
 

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LLoyd,

I would really appreciate a master class in this, I've often thought about trying to make cars that you cant buy easily.

Thanks

Colin
 

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Hi Colin, it is fairly easy to make resin copies in 1/43 as most of the cars are already available as diecasts that can be moulded from. I can turn out a reasonable model this way, but there are many more experienced people than me in the art of mould and resin making. If nobody else steps up I will show how I do it though.

Joel, I dont suppose you have a Howmet TX there, do you?

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Nice collection Lloyd, I've been casting bodies up for my own collection so most are cast without grilles and bumpers so not much use to anyone without the diecast to nick the bits from. I do have a BMW 501 (3rd and 4th in from the left) that I've cast with the grilles and bumpers on if someone would want a copy...



again no windows and don't know when I'd be casting again but if you send me a PM I'll do them when I'm next casting.

Colin, this link covers the moulding and casting process I use, just need to imagine the pattern is the donor diecast instead of the modified resin shell in this example here. This scale is great fun, the cars available to cast from is almost limitless where else would you find a BMW 501 or Bristol 400? definitely not in 1/32
 

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QUOTE (MAF @ 9 Nov 2011, 14:15) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Nice collection Lloyd, I've been casting bodies up for my own collection so most are are cast without grilles and bumpers so not much use to anyone without the diecast to nick the bits from. I do have a BMW 501 (3rd and 4th in from the left) that I've cast with the grilles and bumpers on if someone would want a copy...



again no windows and don't know when I'd be casting again but if you send me a PM I'll do them when I'm next casting.

Colin, this link covers the moulding and casting process I use, just need to imagine the pattern is the donor diecast instead of the modified resin shell in this example here. This scale is great fun, the cars available to cast from is almost limitless where else would you find a BMW 501 or Bristol 400? definatley not in 1/32

Thanks, I will have a look.

I actually started buying Carrera 1/43 and put away in the loft for when my little boy is old enough or I have enough space for a perm 1/32 and 1/43 (Just need that lottery win)
 

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Wraith........... You know you can do what I am doing with my 1/43. Scalextric Digital powerbase routed track. Who said that scalextric Digital had to be 1/32?

Lloyd I do have a howmet TX. although it is casted in 1/32. bummer.
 

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Ok....... Now you are just making me jealous. 60's race cars are with out a doubt my favorite.I know exactly what your talking about. I started with 1/32 can-am. Have done pretty good with that. It is still all I collect. Well mostly. Then I built a 3 lane routed track for my 3 nephews. Well when my sister said they didn't have the room for the track anymore I took it home and set it up in my basement.

Well I started playing on it quite a bit and soon was sick of the lack of car options that was out there. Started getting diecasts to recast and it has just snow balled. 100 some cars later. and now I am hooked. Starting a new routed track this month. But this time around the track will be a lot bigger....... And Digital. I can't wait.

I still build my 1/32 can-am cars and always will, but 1/43 defiantly has a place in my heart.
 

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Wow Lloyd I,m impressed. Is that my 6R4 i see there?
Love the Cortina and Anglia. Might have to get my wallet out and buy them. Would love to see them in action. Hope to catch up soon.
 

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Hello John, the Anglia is my only distorted mould, so they all come out with ripples along the nearside, just like George Polley's! I will keep you in mind when I do the next run of them.

I hope to call into NSR on Sunday, so I may leave you a couple of 6R4s to see if you can do anything with them, but I wont have any more Cortinas till February.

Regards, Lloyd
 
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