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Well, not much for now, but the idea is to paint the Mercedes Sauber Team that raced at Lemans in 1989, using Slot it white kits and Atalaya decals.
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So first first, sand and clean all the body and then it will be ready for some primer.

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I cheated with Porsche Group C Team effort. As I posted in new cars 2021 string.

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Car no.3 is latest release, which is following the same set up as the other 2 cars and is looking good. [77g]
Car No.2 was originally a white kit painted plain gold. This car is a front runner at Wood Green, London. [81g]
Car No.1 was also originally a white kit painted silver. This car was 98% of car no.2 at the track. [80g]

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Since I had 2 good cars among the front runners I decided to make a proper team of it.

Car no.2 was bought as a complete car on eBay. I then changed my white kit chassis to the livery shell. Used all the left overs to put together a compete car, same set up and sold it.

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Car No.1 is the silver painted chassis, the No1. livery body was bought of eBay as just shell/body but came with Rothmans (not Racing) livery, it came all the way from Australia to the UK. I put together another full car and sold that off with the silver shell.

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As Slot It announced no.3 car i put my order in, approx a year later it arrived last month! I had to have it to make my own "complete set". I normally keep 2 cars for club racing. Development continues by "leap-frogging" stronger car races, other is back up and then worked on until it betters the race car. Then that car races while weaker car is worked on further and it goes on..

I really like this Porsche Group C and it enjoyed a great deal of success in this series. The Rothmans livery is the pick of the bunch being full factory backed team effort.

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If i was selecting a model to race in Group C then the Mercedes would be ahead of the Porsche model. It doesn't have the rear over hang like the Porsche model, looks a fraction wider and lower. One of the Jaguar models would be close choice too on the same basis. The Porsche Group C is more of an emotional choice and even with the higher rear wing on car no.2 it's still winning races!

Our Group C allows slot it 21k or 23k motors only, re-geraing, 15 to 17 wheels (no air rims), lead ballast, lightweight interiors. Wood Green London allows a lot of changes in all it's classes, this is the closest we race to box stock.

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Keep posting pictures on progress but also us know about set-up if you race at a club and what if any changes you can make.

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A contrast below. Wilhelm Werner was the first person to win a competitive event - the 1901 Nice Rally - in a Mercedes. Much water went under Stuttgart bridges before Daimler-Benz arrived at Le Mans, 1989.
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A brilliant project GD, will be great to see all 3 team cars. Scalextric only did 2, 61 and 62, no idea why not 63 as well.
 

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Bodies were primed and Tamiya Ts-17 (aluminium) aplied, as well as the first coat of clear. Wings were painted Black.
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Tomorrow, if everything is ok, decals will be aplied.

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I take a week between different steps. For sure I would let the paint degas a bit longer before applying decals...although it must be really hot around your place.
 

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I take a week between different steps. For sure I would let the paint degas a bit longer before applying decals...although it must be really hot around your place.
Yes its quite hot, around 30-33 Celsius, usually urethane is ready in one or two days, normal paint like Tamiya in a couple of hours... Plus Im always in a hurry when modeling (I know I know, rushing is never good, but cant help it) 😬

'Fact most probably I will applying the decals in the afternoon...
 

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Pilots ready! :cool:
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Its been a long day😅 but hey! I havent had this much time with my Slots since... EVER!

So what are the names of the pilots?

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61- Acheson, 62 Schlesser, 63 Mass...

This is a good way to spend a grey Sunday! Anymore like this GD?

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Wow! If you got it just by watching them then my guess is you must have watched them live mate! I spent two hours finding the right livery for the helmets!

I really would have liked to see in action those men, same as Helmut Marko on his Porsche Martini and many more iron pilots who had the fine drive and the b***s to get inside a steel cage and race like hell!

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Wow! If you got it just by watching them then my guess is you must have watched them live mate! I spent two hours finding the right livery for the helmets!

I really would have liked to see in action those men, same as Helmut Marko on his Porsche Martini and many more iron pilots who had the fine drive and the b***s to get inside a steel cage and race like hell!

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Unfortunately I cannot claim to have seen them live... Internet has it's uses...

When Group C was going, I was only vaguely aware of it and not (then) a petrol head... Really do wish I had paid more attention when I was a teenager. Group C was just one great era that I missed, although to be fair I would only have been about 6 when the monstrous Porsche 917's were being wrestled around various circuits by Rodriguez, Attwood, Elford, van Lennep, Kinnunen, Siffert, Piper etc etc... To have been aware and live at the Circuit de la Sarthe during those days would have been heaven.

Keep up the good work on the Sauber's!
 

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Excellent topic, glad I found it - it's my favorite race car! You're making good progress and can't wait to see your next steps.
I have the Slot.it 3-pack sets of Saubers and Porsches, if you'd like reference pics.

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Excellent topic, glad I found it - it's my favorite race car! You're making good progress and can't wait to see your next steps.
I have the Slot.it 3-pack sets of Saubers and Porsches, if you'd like reference pics.

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Wow! I didnt know that existed the Pipers pack and the Shell pack, are they Nsr or Slot it?
 

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Well the Lemans MB Sauber will be delayed a bit, as wife doesnt want me to go to the track and slot garage in a while hehehe.

Have some Pipers cars in Nsr, but Im not sure which ones I have, will checkout later.

Fly did some awesome cars, I like them.

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