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Graham Windle
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In the p68 thread ottelo mentioned that some of his club mates raced in there own colours , we do the same in the audi challenge Mark Brandwood and I use a bright pink as it can easily be seen among the many black and silver audis

Who else out there uses a "team colour " or do you prefer your race cars to be as the real one
 
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HI Grah1

at Wrexham we dont tend to race home liveries, I know Inte and myself are almost totally incapable of doing anything regarding paint well.

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I prefer my slot cars to have authentic finishes but then I only run them at home. However, I have a sort of "team theme" for R/C club racing based around metallic teal/green with yellow/orange nose and wing:



I'd probably use this colour scheme if/when I join a slot club - just need another 12 hours a day right now!
 

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Hi

While I often model specific cars...I am known to indulge in personalized paint schemes when I feel like it.

Recently, for instance, I have been racing in a series at a local track for (boring) stock modern RTR sports cars from scaley, fly et al. The Fly Lola 98 is a common car. I painted MYcar in 66 Team Surtees Lola colors!

In my old pro days, I used to use the Team Alfa colors: Dark "maserati" red with the left fender in Chrome Yellow.
And in similar circomstances where there are a lot of the same kit/rtr being run, I often do a scheme similar to Penske/Team Marlboro colors, only with a hard signal red and white.
And for other reasons, I do a lot of cobras in Jade with a transverse white stripe!

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Stemming from my early days in HO racing with Formula One cars, where it was possible to have 24 guys show up with only 3 or 4 different liveries
, I began painting self-liveried cars in a sort of "Ligier" style scheme - medium blue and white, with red accents, and pseudo-Ligier graphics.

One of my HO F1s from several years ago:



No, not much detail, but hey, it's HO and my eyes are getting old! Any self-liveried 1/32 cars will likely get a similar colour scheme - I like the colours, they're relatively easy to see on the track, and not too many cars appear to be done in similar colours.
 

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For BSCRA cars (painted on the inside of clear lexan shells) I generally go for Ultramarine blue with a pink triangular section on the nose. (Mines on the far right of the start line photo below). I also usually put a little green frog sticker on the pink bit as a mascot.





It was inspired when i was at a very dull footy match and noticed the same colours on two advertising hoardings. The pink being on the nose is deliberate because when picking your paint scheme you want the front of the car to be distinct from any lane stickers.

I also did a Hornby Mustang kit for the Scalex chassis which anybody at Phoenix on the Sat night before the GS meet might have seen but I don't have a photo of that.

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Nice paint jobs - especially Coop's!

I am completely in favour of personalised paint schemes.
Apart from confusion for everyone, there is little more boring than watching a squadron of identical cars in the same race.
I'd hate it full size and I hate it in 1/32.
Keep up the good work, chaps!
 

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I've had the pleasure of "driving" another racer's similarly-painted car on occasion, though not for very long!

So about ten years ago, I decided to create a personal livery that was easy to apply (we commercial track racers use up .007 Lexan bodies pretty quickly), brightly-colored so my aging eyes could see it, and so ugly that no one else would likely show up with a body painted the same way.

I choose two colors: bright yellow and bright green and painted the front half of the car yellow and the rear half green, with a fading transition between the two. That was about fifteen years ago and I've painted all my bodies with this scheme since that time. Even painted my controller handle to match.

In the heat of battle, automatically picking up one's car without having to think "what color car am I running today?" is an real advantage. As is the limited paint inventory I have to stock.

The disadvantage is that my cars are never in the running for the Concours award . . .
 

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The heck with 'concours' - who decreed that concours had to be a slavish copy of something else rather than a creative original anyway?


AND . . . Schumacher M seems to win his world championships by dint of superbly driving a superb car rather than for either he or the car actually 'looking pretty' and not showing any dirt or paint chips!
 

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Tropi, as I have mentioned before, I consider myself a racer rather than a modeler. Thus the things that make my cars faster or better handling are more important than those that make them more attractive or more scale.

Since we often only get a single race's worth of use (if that!) out of the (faster) .007 thick Lexan bodies, it doesn't make a lot of sense for me to spend a lot of time or effort on them.

Plus, I hate painting Lexan bodies!

The good Prof. Pea will tell you that the USRA 4-1/2-inch "Production Stock Car" I donated to the Marconi Museum is, body-wise, as ugly a slot car as he's ever seen. (But it was very competitive at the 2003 USRA "Scale" Nats in both the Amateur and Expert classes . . .)
 

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oh - my girlfriend paints every car she has lime green - so I try to keep my cars out of her reach..

//peter
 
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