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Oh Yes!

Look at all this lovely junk!



Cheap as chips from MK Swap meet and coming to a Slot Forum page near you soon!

In one guise or another.

I got the Testa Rossa for an absolute song for our narrow tyre classics class at Bearwood (thanks to Phil, Steve and Graham for spotting that one!).

Potential ideas . . . .

Weld together a Brabham BT44 front to a Wolf rear to make a BT45?

Weld together the back end of a Brabham and a front end of a Shadow to make a Hesketh?

Create my own F1 design/livery from that beat up old Spanish Lotus 79 (mid photo).

Rebuilding the BT49 (in shot for Bearwood racer Will Charlton) in the 1979 Red Parmalat livery.

Rebuilding the French Brabham in the 1974 black pinstripe livery (deffo!).

Rebuilding the Teatray March into an accurate representation of the car (for once!).

There's enough to keep me going 12 months here!

I'm a very happy and content man tonight!

Can any of you out there suggest what else I can make out of the bits you can see?

Cheers!
 

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QUOTE (Barry Boor @ 13 Feb 2012, 06:54) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Well, I would say, if those Johnson motors are not what you use, please can I have first refusal on them?

Sorry Barry but they are absolutely central to the Heart Of England Classic Formula 1 Championship 2012.

See linky.

Why don't you take a look at the forum and decide if you want to come and have a blast?
 

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Rather a long trek from Malta I'm afraid.

I understand about the motors. I have just over 100 home made cars and most run Johnsons so I'm always on the lookout for more.
 

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Hi ian
Not sure about some of your mutant F1 hybrids but the lotus 79 interests me
Not sure who made it ,or how scale it is ,but since there seems to be a big interest currently in 70s f1 cars do you think it is possible to take a mould from the body and make some resin replicas
If you want to lend me the body I,ll see what I can do

Cheers tony
 

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Hi Ian,

I see you have a Parmalat Brabham in there !.

I've just done one of these to your regs, ( except Slotit gear, didn't have useable Scalex ), and it goes very well indeed !!.

It is quite low and compact to start with.

vbr Chris A.
 

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[quote name='Ian H' date='13 Feb 2012, 02:04' post='686062']
Oh Yes!

Look at all this lovely junk!

Yes you are right for the scratch builder and restorer there were lots of bargains to be had at Milton Keynes but for the racer I'm afraid I was a bit disappointed. There were very few spares (apart from one continental stall) and the only bargain cars tended to be models that don't race so well. It was my first swapmeet for some time and if I'm honest I was expecting more
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"Nightrider . . Yes you are right for the scratch builder and restorer there were lots of bargains to be had at Milton Keynes but for the racer I'm afraid I was a bit disappointed. There were very few spares (apart from one continental stall) and the only bargain cars tended to be models that don't race so well. It was my first swapmeet for some time and if I'm honest I was expecting more "

Golly! Really?

I thought it was great!

I race all the scratchbuild cars in my collection and I've already built the Testa Rossa for the Bearwood "Narrow tyre classics" class.

Perhaps you'll find something suitable at Gaydon later on this year?

All the best!
 

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QUOTE (CJA @ 13 Feb 2012, 15:03) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi Ian,

I see you have a Parmalat Brabham in there !.

I've just done one of these to your regs, ( except Slotit gear, didn't have useable Scalex ), and it goes very well indeed !!.

It is quite low and compact to start with.

vbr Chris A.

Yes my own BT49 stormed it the other night at Bearwood. A nice car!

I bought the BT49 shell for a fellow Bearwood racer and I'm going to build it into the 1979 red liveried car for him.

He'd better not beat me with it . . . . . . .
 

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Golly! Really?

I thought it was great!

I race all the scratchbuild cars in my collection and I've already built the Testa Rossa for the Bearwood "Narrow tyre classics" class.

Perhaps you'll find something suitable at Gaydon later on this year?

All the best!
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Personally I like to scratchbuild but it isn't flavour of the month at my club West London. We use tune up bits on standard cars but don't allow cutting and converting of chassis or bodies.

Cheers nightrider
 

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The wizard waves his magic wand...

...and with a puff of smoke & Milliput dust...

...a shiny new Formula One car appears !!!
 

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QUOTE (superhornets @ 13 Feb 2012, 13:42) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi ian
Not sure about some of your mutant F1 hybrids but the lotus 79 interests me

Not sure who made it ,or how scale it is ,but since there seems to be a big interest currently in 70s f1 cars do you think it is possible to take a mould from the body and make some resin replicas

If you want to lend me the body I,ll see what I can do

Cheers tony

I'm told that its a fairly rare Spanish Scalextric version of the 79.

The body is fairly thin nylon and quite flexible and I'm not sure it was survive the mould making process.

I've got the chassis too so I'm going to clean it up before I decide what to do with it.
 

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QUOTE (Ian H @ 13 Feb 2012, 00:04) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I'm a very happy and content man tonight!

Can any of you out there suggest what else I can make out of the bits you can see?

Cheers!

OK. Please make me a '51 Chevy Panel Van.
 

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QUOTE (dragrap @ 14 Feb 2012, 21:26) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>OK. Please make me a '51 Chevy Panel Van.

Ha ha!

Wonders I can work immediately . . . . . miracles take slightly longer!

Tempting tho!
 

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QUOTE (Groomi @ 14 Feb 2012, 20:57) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I'm looking forward to seeing what you create from all of this.

I second the motion for the March first - always loved those but haven't seen a modified one.

The Brabham BT49 comes first sorry.

Building it for a client!

Lots of research to do on the March before I do that one.

Options are a "low drag" front wingless Monza set up (Peterson).

Chop off the airbox and do a Niki Lauda version.

Either way nearly all the chrome will disappear on the engine to be replaced by loads of detail.

I'm going to fabricate my own rear wing, hate the Shadow wing Scaley used.

what to do? what to do?
 
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