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David J
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As mentioned in previous posts I've been waiting for Scalextric to produce this particular model for far too long, decided it was time to do the job myself, though I gaurentee now I have gone to all the trouble of making it Scalextric will now decide to do it. (just like they did with the Ford GT Playstation car I reliveried years ago.
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Anyway, I bought a Trofeu 1:43 of this car many years ago and always thought it would make a great looking slot car.

The base for my model is a C3027 RS2000, the white car with blue RS stripes, it was released as a limited edition last year I think, anyway quite a few have been making there way onto Ebay recently and I snapped one up for just over £20. I wanted to avoid painting the car so, after advice from forum members, managed to remove the blue stripes mainly using a cocktail stick and a finger nails (thanks Mrs DJ). Bumpers and spot lights were removed and the holes left were filled and painted

The waterslide decals are home made, some from scratch, others from images collected from the internet and redesigned/resized. Printed onto inkjet decal paper and sealed with acrylic lacquer. Wheels are original but with the spokes/hubs painted. Interior is from a previously failed Escort project and includes roll cage and race driver (C3027 had a standard "street" interior).

Overall I'm really pleased with the result, I now have the Scalextric Escort that, so far at least, Scalextric has refused to produce for me. Hope you like it.



Cheers

DJ
 

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I think Scalextric should offer you a job as a designer.

I want one.

Cheers
paul.
 

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David J
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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
QUOTE (PJF @ 17 Jan 2012, 18:29) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I think Scalextric should offer you a job as a designer.
No need to pay me, they just look on SlotForum and nick my ideas...
Just think the Castrol Broadspeed car is worthy of being done in 1:32 and got sick of waiting.

Here's a couple more pictures, showing front and rear. Can't show you the drivers side yet because to be honest I still haven't put the decals on...
That's tonight's job. I'm not really happy with the front and rear, the holes I filled with milliput weren't sanded down prior to painting as I was rushing to get it done. Not really obvious on these photo's but it's all a bit lumpy when viewed close up. Best thing is my 41 year old eyes are not so good close up so it looks just fine for my liking.



 

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David J
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Been thinking that for a while Dave, remember the "special build" Escorts that came with a set of decals, I'm sure a modern version of that would sell well. White cars are so easy to relivery as you don't have to worry about matching the background colour of the decal to the car colour.
 
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