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So a bit of a buying splurge.

Bought last year but DHL got a bit precious over brexit so it arrived yesterday.

A couple of Fleischmann cars for clean and re-livery.

The Alfa Romeo 33 'Periscopa' will become this 1967 Nurnburgring car in a suitable dark red.

[EDIT] It would be useful to know the build year for these, pre 1972 or post 1972???

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The Alfa 33 Periscopa is lovely but the Lola T100 BMW 'Affelbeck' F2 is gihugemongous and probably around 1:28th (?)

Has anyone got a specification for the Lola T100? Overall length, wheelbase, track would be useful.

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The Revell 1/24th BRM shows how silly the 1/32 Lola is

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I have also bought this, not arrived yet, 1 of 99, ain't that just lovely?

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And this curio, a Fly Ferrari F40 but one of only 30 created by HobbyClassic using a Fly standard chassis with a full interior and silver wheels rather than the FLY issue of the 'Race' chassis with black wheels and a vac form interior... it also has 11 rivets on the front spoiler rather than 14 - JOKING!

God I am sad, that makes the 78th 1/32 Ferrari F40 slot car in my collection... HELP!

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I promised myself that I wouldn't buy any more cars until existing projects were completed. The postman kindly delivered this A220 a moment ago... which means that my promise is broken and the new year is starting pretty much as it usually does, therefore.
You're OK, Trisha. This is only a bodyshell and doesn't count as a car - trust me; I have the same rule........

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First car this year; Thunderslot's McLaren Elva representing the car first raced in 1965 by Graham Hill, followed by a stint as a movie star in "Spinout" where it was driven by Elvis Presley.

Personally I think that the livery is spoiled by Thunderslot's decision to include the modern-day silver Goodwood Festival of Speed oval numbers and driver-names script on the driver's door, but it's a small issue that will soon be forgotten once I start racing the car.

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First car this year; Thunderslot's McLaren Elva representing the car first raced in 1965 by Graham Hill, followed by a stint as a movie star in "Spinout" where it was driven by Elvis Presley.

Personally I think that the livery is spoiled by Thunderslot's decision to include the modern-day silver Goodwood Festival of Speed oval numbers and driver-names script on the driver's door, but it's a small issue that will soon be forgotten once I start racing the car.

I wholeheartedly agree.
This must be something with the Italians doing research at vintage events and both Thunderslot and BRM/TTS are doing this. My Alan Mann #16 1/24 Escort also has the Goodwood numbers, while the #15 doesnt.
Thunderslot also botched the Lothar Motschenbacher McLaren, putting McLaren Cars on the door instead of Leader Card Racers. Any good research of the car during the area shows the correct lettering, but they used a car currently running in vintage races to model the slot car after.
I have the Monogram car and was ready to buy the Thunderslot until I noticed the mistake.
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it depends on whether or not you are buying slot cars OR model cars

if you want something to look at then buy model kits to build

if you want slot cars to race then does it really matter ??????
 

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yes i like the cars to be realistic but i dont think it is possible to expect the slotcar manufacturers to build their cars exactly to scale

so if they are slightly off scale then having the wrong era number styles and or slight colour difference to ORIGINAL then it is except-able

and should be to MOST people

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I agree with crustypop... near perfect is good enough for me.

But for those of us who as model hobbyists are seeking perfection in all details... is there a way to remove tampo printed markings without damaging the underlying paintwork? i.e. are the finest of adjustments possible?

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I agree with crustypop... near perfect is good enough for me.

But for those of us who as model hobbyists are seeking perfection in all details... is there a way to remove tampo printed markings without damaging the underlying paintwork? I.e. are the finest of adjustments possible?

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I've successfully removed tampo from a Slot.It car by very careful use of cellulose thinners and a Q-tip. The fumes are pretty unpleasant, though, and I think it would have attacked the base paint if I'd continued to rub at it. It's also difficult to get the tampo residue out of panel lines.
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the markings, colors, etc of the current crop of "vintage" slotcars are the least of their scale problems, but are symptomatic of deeper issues. At one point last year I finally looked up the dimensions for the McLaren Elva; folks, it was just 4 FEET (that's 48 inches) wide, both front and rear! In 1/32 that works out to just 1-1/2 inches! Dug out my old Classic 'glas body; even it is two inches. Yes, compromises need to be made to motorize a car that small, which I personally take as a building challenge. I also saw the "Elvis" McLaren when it resided in the Mathews collection here in Colorado. It was and is a TINY car! I guess when you've seen the real deal, and then see a modeler's interpretation of it, you may be bound for disappointment.
 

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2 inches for the Elva matches the width 64 inches given on the Ulitmatecarpage website. Also if you look at the movie screen shoot posted earlier the Elva and the Cobra both appear to be touching the white line and have about the same free air to the edge of the track.
 
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