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Hi
I have kust bought 2 scalextricx metro 6r4's.


But they need substanstial remodelling to attain the correct look of the real car.



Does anyone have any instructions for making durable spoilers?
I know the bonnet will never look like this unless I use a resin/scratch built body, but I thought I might be able to mimic the rear spoiler and the enhanced bumpers at the front.

Thanks in advance

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QUOTE (Scott @ 15 Jan 2005, 13:33)You might laugh - no, you will laugh - but I had these on my desk at Austin Rover when they first came out nearly 20 years ago.

Frustrated that it was devoid of wings I cut up one of my business cards and made the wings from that. Fixed with Pritt and spray mount then painted they looked pretty good. I used Milliput to extend the rear arch overt he door and I had - to my mind - a pretty good 6R4. It was certainly no worse that the Team Slot one pictured above - at least my front wing was straight!

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I laugh not
I threw away my mg metro's years ago only to buy some back at extortionate prices the other week.

QUOTE (Scott @ 15 Jan 2005, 13:33)I used Milliput to extend the rear arch overt he door
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I was going to go with this method not only for the doors but also for the bonnet.

Any photo's you do have no matter how bad will surely be a help.

cheers

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QUOTE (JAK @ 16 Jan 2005, 19:29)As you will have read from my site the Scalextric car is based on the prototype 6R4 and so only ever had the side skirts that it has in the picture. The only mistake Scalextric made was the grill and lack of centre bonnet groove.

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Too late.
I have already modded them both.
1 by adding the opening in the bonnet and the second by extending the skirt over the door.

Doesn't matter though as they both look cool.

I may give the spoilers a miss though, I can see trouble with them coming off in cases of bad accidents.

Just got sort out a decent place to house a magnet and I will be ready to give them a nice paint job.

Thanks anyway.

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Also any design templates you happen to knock up for the spoilers!

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Zak
you mention in your website
QUOTE The new wheels, not only look similar to the originals are also deep dished which was a characteristic of this car.

What wheel size are they?

I am looking at some gom ones at the mo but I am open to alternatives.

Also where did you get the vac-form mould from?

It would be cool to have the engine in the back like yours, I could also have a stab at to the bonnet bulges then!

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QUOTE (JAK @ 17 Jan 2005, 12:55)Bonnet bulges should be quite easy with milliput.
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I tried this last night but it looked wrong.

I will try again when I get some decent refernce material.
I may also hang on with the resprays and try the spoilers if I can find some good tips.

I have never modelled using plasticard so I am dubious about using it.
Hopefully barcardibeast will be able to help with this.

Az
 
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