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Ive never before build a 1/32 scale slotcar, (or any other car, come to think about it), but now i decided to try!

Ive been trying to find a nice and easy kit. And came across this World Classic Kits, Jaguar E-type Fastback LM 1964 'Lindner' Complete kit includes Body top, interior, vac formed window mould, driver & decals. Running gear - Chaparral Chassis, motor, guide & classic axles
Ive choose this because i like the E-type, and because its not that expensive in case i should make a mess out of it!

I just want to ask you guys, if you have any experience with this kit, or World Classic Kits
And if its an okay starter kit?

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GO FOR IT!
I have a world classic kit in a box at the track but I have no idea what it is or where I got it and I have never tried it so far.

Just have fun is all there is to it....

I LOVE the way the skilled people who frequent this area, so encourage the rest of us to begin to try their side of the hobby!

You know who you are so thanks guys!
 

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Fantastic car! Go for it! But tell me where you found the kit first. 'World Classic' is new to me.

Hey- now here's a thought- if a bunch of us got hold of that same kit and built it simultaneously 'on the forum' as it were- we could explore the problems and possible mods between us, maybe help a few newbies get cracking?

These shared projects have been a blast so far.
 

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Sounds good, but it's got to be easily available, and pretty simple to make.

But I'd be interested if it was a cheap one...

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howmet tx: I found it at www.pendleslotracing.co.uk under cars\resin cars

Its sounds like a good idea to build the same kit. I would love to do that no matter what kit you select, because i think i could learn a lot about scratch building that way!

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That looks like a nice kit Morten! I don't know anything about those kits, but they look nice. Good luck and welcome to the world of scratchbuilding
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Sounds like a great idea Howmet a good way to help eachother along, especially for newcommers. I'm looking for something nice to build soon too, maybe a 917 langheck... I was all inspired by the movie LeMans that I saw for the first time a week ago. Can't believe I haven't seen it earlier! Extremely nice!!! Fantastic race footage, stunning cars, sad but spectacular chrashes and beautiful women! What more could one ask for in a film? Love that 917 langheck that's pulling away at the start
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I'm sure World Classics will forgive me for saying that the Lidner E-type isn't their best kit available. However it is relatively easy to build using the MRRC Chap chassis, the hardest items to obtain are realistic looking wheel's. Carrera D type or Ninco 356 wheels are ideal but you could use Ninco wires. The body shell is quite heavy especially around the rear arches. These bodies are made by pouring resin into silicon moulds and are not as 'crisp' as a resin body made in a vacuum mould eg Topslot. So you will need to do some prep work before painting. The body is supplied with vac form clear windows, interior and headlamp covers (require trimming to shape) resin driver figure, exhaust pipes, plastic chrome fuel cap and headlamp lenses. Waterslide decals are provided to produce the Peter Linder Racing Jag as raced at LeMans 1964.
For further info into resin body kits we have a dedicated section on our website.
www.pendleslotracing.co.uk
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I picked up one of these about a year ago and have to say I wasn't that impressed (although the price was right!). It seems to be recast from a modified Top Slot Lightweight E-Type. There's a mass of resin in the back of the body - you'd need to seriously take a Dremel to it to reduce the weight to something more viable.

I thought that Top slot were planning to do the Lindner car themselves, so gave up with mine and am awaiting it to come from them (in fact I'm waiting for LOTS of things promised from Top Slot at the moment!)

World Classics also do a P4 which again I was disappointed with - it looked over scale to me (possibly a recast from a Racer - although it doesn't look anywhere as elegant....)

I would definitely recommend an MRRC Clubman kit as a good starting point for you Morten - although if you want to try something in Resin then even though they're more expensive Top Slot are still my faves.

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So it sounds like this kit is maybe not the best to kick off with. Thanks for your honest comments, Sean- even if it might have cost you some sales!

But is anyone else up for a group kit-bash?
And if so, any suggestions for what we might start on? Reasonable price, easy availability, interesting prototype would be the criteria as far as I'm concerned.
I got myself a nice little MRRC Lotus Cortina kit from Scale Models at Goodwood, but it's very basic- no chassis to speak of.
 

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I've got one of those Cortina shells - don't know how available they are generally through?

How about one of the Classic bodies? Lotus 40 or McLaren Elva?

I've just had a quick look on e-bay and resilient resins have been offering a Lotus 19 recently too - theres a car I'd love to do!

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I also have one of those kits & had previously built another one of their kits. It seems like they either go together well or they don't. The first world classics kit I built, the mounting posts did not line up quite as well as they could & the windows & driver card did not seem to have a predetermined method of being secured., I just trimmed them & epoxied them in. That is in contrast to the Top Slot kits I have built; in which the body has little protrusions that hold the clear lexan windows & the driver card in, but leave them free to be removed if necessary. The Jag does look pretty straight forward and test fitting of the Chassis looks like ther should be no problems, but I am not sure when I will be able to finish mine. I started it & stopped when I could not decide on a color scheme. I have since decided on the scheme being run byy Jaguar on the vintage circuit presently. It's a silver car with 2 Dark dark green (Almost Black) stripes down the center & markers over the left front wheel (what are those called?) Hopefully with the winter weather I will get the time.
 

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The best kit in the World Classics range is the MK11 Escort. The resin body which has been formed in a vacuum mould is the most accurate MK11 Escort version i have seen. It is also available with a choice of decals. The donor chassis is from Teamslots MK11 Escort and fits very well. Personally its my favorite car as it was the 'boy racer' car to have when i passed my test.
Escort MK11 RS1800 Cossack - Ist RAC Rally 1976 Roger Clark / Stuart Pegg
Escort MK11 RS1800 British Airways - Ist RAC Rally 1977 Waldegaard / Thorszelius
Escort MK11 RS1800 Castrol - Monte Carlo Rally 1979 Hannu Mikkola / Arne Hertz
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Id be up for doing a Mk11 Escort, how much are they????
 

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I have built this kit - very good kit for a first time...... Headlights are a little tricky but overall a nice kit.

having said that - I found the kit to give the appearance of being 'thick' - bulky. The original car looked 'thin' - thin metal to form the aerodynamic rear end, and I guess that the resin in the back of the kit gives this appearance.... The rivet heads are a little large but until Racer or protoslot bring this out - worth the money..

enjoy.......
 

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The MRRC/Airfix Lotus Cortina is listed here. Not sure how available they are but you can buy the whole kit, just the shell and just about anything else for it.
 
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