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Good idea Eduardo. I think we can extend it to include vintage cars that we've restored as well... I know my new vintage builds aren't that often... I've got 4 restoration projects on the go, and haven't finished any of them!

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The first car I built this year has been a Bugatti 35. I started from a Pactra 1/24 body which maybe isn't original. Anyway, if it is not, the guy who repoped it did a fantastic job, as the detail is as good as on an original. As in other occasions, the aim was not to make an accurate model of the real car, but to build a slot car as it could have beel built at the time. So no worries about the incorrect front end of the body o the use of a metalic (not exactly Bugatti) blue. I scratch built a chassis suited to the body, more or less in the Pactra style:



After some hesitation, I decided that my imaginary period builder could have avoided the inappropiate wheels used by Pactra, and used larger Strombecker rims and tyres instead. This allowed using a not particularly fast Classic 36D I had around:



Tried to keep the detailing according to what is molded on the body, and I'm quite happy with the resulting shade of blue.



 

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Here are my projects: Scalextric Escorts, FIAT, and BMW for Bordo 2022, also 1/24 FIAT 131, Testor's thingie and outrageous Ti22 for Confolens. Otherwise, get last year's cars to go better! That's enough. I won't talk about the modern 'out of the box' cars.
 

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Thanks for the kind comments gents!

....how does it perform?
It runs decently, Mark, and is fun to drive, but you can't expect too much once decided to use those tall wheels and narrow track. The standard Pactra Competition Morgan and Allard I have are decididely faster. As a consolation, this Pactra/Gillmore Special (Miller) I also have, with similar height and track,



is still slower, thanks to the anemic Mabuchi 15R that came with its Buzco 1200 chassis.



The not so usual green guide is also Buzco NOS and came separately. Rims are Dynamic.
 

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This is a bit of a cheat here as these were completed in the last couple of days of 2021.

First off a simple restoration of an EBay bought, brush painted AMT Mustang, I intended a full repaint, chassis mods and motor transplant for club racing, but after stripping, the plastic was as glossy as new (except where bonnet scoop had been glued) so decided to go more the straight restoration route.

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I dont know if it is old enough,its a Scalextric Porsche 962,this is how it was
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And how it is now
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Yes - definitely old enough and your solution for the missing roof looks great. I’m excited to see how you manage the windows, though! ( I have one, myself, with no windows, which I thought of scrapping because I couldn’t see how to repair it)
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I designed a vac form mould which i 3d printed in resin
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as my initial idea was to use a vacformed roof and glass.On second thought i decided that it would not look nice when painted so i 3d printed the cockpits roof in resin glued it in place
then stripped the body and repainted it
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I will now modify the vacform moud to the new size..Next step is to vacform lenses (copy from a good car).Chassis is being printed as we speak.
 

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