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Yesterday I got hold of a (Vanquish MG) LOTUS 72 in a blue & white trim with Graham Hill at the wheel (A la Temporada 1970). Graham hill being my total absolute racing hero as a kid I can't get the JPS lotus 'cause Emmo's got his hand in the air like he's won - obviously something that cannot be allowed in MY house!


That leaves me with "What to buy" to run against it. Any ideas?

I also scored a (Carrera) D type Jag in white & blue trim (Bridgehampton 1957 - wherever that is) which looks terrific. Again I need to choose a "dancing" partner for it and suggestions would be appreciated.

I ALSO scored the Aussie V8's that have been released (my wife was feeling generous - I must have pleased her somehow
). When I got back from the shops I had them lined up on the coffee table while watching the V8 race on the telly. The missus got fed up of me shouting "THAT'S MY CAR" whenever they showed Richards or Ambrose - & when the were running 1-2 the two year old sent me to bed for bouncing on the furniture!!
 

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i moved emms arm back to the steering wheel. Not sure if it is supposed to do that, but it worked.

Other than that it's a waiting game till VMG release something else good in their unique scale.
 

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I heard they were a trifle eccentric scalewise. Couldn't leave the shop without GH though.

Was moving the arm difficult to do? At this stage my skills are - erm - rusty to say the least.
 

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i used a modelling technique called 'brute force' - the arm went where i wanted and hasn't fallen off. It was pretty easy to do.
 

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The Green John Player Special Lotus is very striking. Vanquish are to release a Brabham BT49 soon so you might want to have a loook at it.
 

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Do you have a link for me to look at those please Mr Max??
 

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Vanquish MG Review This is a great review which has both VMG Lotus 72D's-the Red/White Gold Leaf and Gold/Dark Green John Player Special. It tells you how to move the arm down as well. It says to: 'Snip the plastic stub that attaches the drivers butt to the seat and pull his arm of and replace the arm turned down. The arm is attached on a square peg so this is done easily. Accomplishing this fete glue Emo back in place.' All the pictures featured in the article can be supersized for extra detail.
 

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As far as the D type goes try any of the following :-

Porsche 550 - Revell should be bringing out one of these soon

Aston Martin DBR1 - MMK or Scalextric.

Mercedes 300SLR _ Carreara do a nice one of these, if you take out the Co-driver!.

Lotus 11 - Resilient Resins do a nice shell

Jaguar XK140 - You could probably justify using the Ninco XK120, but don't tell anyone I told you!.

This website will give you a list of runners in the 1956 Le Mans 24 Hour race.

Suitable running partners

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Alan
 

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Hi Alan,

Where could I get my hands on one of these Resilient Resin 1/32 Lotus 11 shells?

Regards,
Marlon.
 

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Hi Marlon

I understand Nico from this Forum is handling distribution forResilient Resins in Europe, This is his site :-

Nico's Site

or you can contact Resilient direct in the USA via their website :-

Resilient Resin's Website

Or you can E-mail Doug Hayes on [email protected]

The other alternative is to look up Ebay.com (The American Ebay) and under the Slot Car section search under resin.

Their website is no where near up to date so I always email Doug direct.

They are producing such a large range od shells, both in 1/24th and 1/32nd it is difficult to keep up with what is currently in production.

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Alan
 

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Hi

"Bridgehampton" is in the State of New York in 'merica. Famous track that had a lot of famous races. D-Jags in private hands in the U.S. primarily in SCCA races were running as late as 61 or 2.

Fate
 
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