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Ken’s great looking car I take it that’s a strombecker body ,I’ve been trying to hook one of those for sensible money but no joy as yet.
 

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Anddelanyno20,

Thank you very kindly.

This is a current DArt Hobbies kit based on a Strombecker body. I paid $55 Canadian for it. To the best of my knowledge, none are in stock at the moment.

Chris Walker used a Strombecker body for his red McLaren. I liked the way Chris's car turned out which is why I'm building this camel yellow version. I would have liked to have found an original Strombecker body. I've always been a Strombecker nut. But it's a long wait as you pointed out.

We use whatever we can get our hands on at the moment.

Ken
 

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Chris Walker used a Strombecker body for his red McLaren. I liked the way Chris's car turned out which is why I'm building this camel yellow version.

Ken
This is a Strombecker M1B, done to resemble Bruces' 1965 car.
No team M1B's were ever Papaya.

Cheers
Chris Walker

Bruce in his,..........



And my attempt,.........







And the chassis,..............

 

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Nice paintjob, clean decals and shinny clear👍
Good job mate!
 

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Chris,

Beautiful McLaren. 🆒

Chris Walker frustrates the hell out of rivet counters because they can't find fault.

I frustrate the hell out of rivet counters because they don't know where to begin.

I'm happy if I can build a car, and make it drive well. :geek:

Ken
 

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Hi Anddelanyno20,

I've sent you a PM.

Ken
 

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Hi Ken,

looking fantastic.

can I ask what you are using for the body posts and what size?


Thanks.

All the best,

Brian
 

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Hi Brian,

Thank you very kindly.

I'm using #227 Evergreen styrene plastic tubing available at most hobby shops, and 4-40 brass inserts/screws.

4-40 brass insert part # 627-D69-1X.

Link here.

I tap them in with a small swing-press. No need for heat or vibration.
 
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