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In their wisdom Slot-it haven't supplied build instructions for this kit despite a myriad of small parts which I understand are for interior detail. I know that most people wouldn't fit them to save weight, but I'd least like the option of deciding which parts I wan't to fit and which I don't. After I've paid for the stuff, why should they make it hard for me to fit them? My slot supplier has agreed to put this to Slot-it for a response. They don't do unpainted kits now I understand - I wonder why???!!! I'm a recent returner to slot car racing after my distant younger days when I had Scalextric. I'm a bit miffed to say the least by the problems I've suffered so far - poor quality design and lack of quality control on Autoworld III HO NASCAR cars, front axle problems on front-engined Fly cars and the Slot.it problem. I've been a plastic kit modeller (aircraft mainly) for a long time and I've never come across problems like this from manufacturers such as Revell, Tamiya, Monogram or Airfix.

Perhaps we slot car racers should be a bit more vocal? Or perhaps it's not an issue with most as they scratchbuild anyway?

Anyway, rant over! Purpose of this is to ask if anyone can help me out please with fitting these parts to my Jag, either instructions or photos would be a great help or a source of where such could be found (Slot.it dont do build instructions apparently!)

Thanks for listening!
 

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Ey Up Gray,

Which specific parts, some are obvious and others need an analytical approach to work it out ??!!.

Take a photo and someone on here will help you out.

The F40 admittedly can be a bit of a puzzler, but I cant think of anything on the Jaguar which is particularly difficult.

vbr Chris A.
 

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Hi Gray,
Ive just built a Mazda & the majority of parts were self explanatory. There are a few parts that are not that obvious, but if you turn the body over, and just click pieces in place until there are no tabs or holes left un-covered. With the Mazda, there were two options for some parts, one high detailed part & one low detailed lighter part. you get to choose the version you prefer. you can't really go wrong, they either fit in that spot or they go somewhere else.

Make sure you paint the body before you glue / solder the bits in place.
Good luck with your project.

Rob
 
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Perhaps a moderator could merge the 2 threads on the same subject.
Make that 3 threads. You must really want to be noticed GrayHoHoHo. Been eating cucumber?
 

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Thanks for all the help guys! Yeah I'll get some photies posted thanks CJA. Also I've another question being a newbie, what's the best glue? I ask because I'm used to using cement for polystyrene (hard, brittle plastic) on construction kits (aircraft, military vehicles) but the plastic parts on the Slot.it kit are a different plastic (waxy, oily, flexible PVC I think?) so I'd need a different adhesive I think? Unless superglue will do?

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QUOTE (GrayHoHoHo @ 22 Oct 2011, 20:40) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi Guys,

Here's the link for photo of parts I'm having trouble with. Posting actual photo is causing problems

http://blg.mypicturetown.com/cache/CCKODu%.../item.JPG?rot=0

Any help greatly appreciated

Cheers, Graham
Isn't the big black piece the rear Spoiler?
. Also I'm not expert but I was worried about using superglue on my Slotcars parts, but now I'm big fan of it, it holds parts really well and can take a few good knocks without breaking apart, just use as small amount as needed, and you probably know this - but apply the glue to a stick or the end of a small jewellers screwdriver and then apply to the parts. Not sure what brand is best to use though, but don't use superglue on your windows or clear plastic parts, use a glue such as Micro Cristal Clear, is supposed real good quality and won't smoke up your clear parts.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/110547800089?ssP...49#ht_729wt_698

Saying that I've never made a Slot car kit in my life, only repaired them. So please anyone feel free to correct me if I'm wrong. Hope this is of some help.

EDIT: I just noticed you have 3 threads on this topic, my apologies, I guess you have already finished your kit by now and I see that you had a reply regarding which glues to use, any chance of a picture of the finished car?
 

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[quote name='GrayHoHoHo' date='22 Oct 2011, 20:40' post='653993']
Hi Guys,

Here's the link for photo of parts I'm having trouble with. Posting actual photo is causing problems

http://blg.mypicturetown.com/cache/CCKODu%.../item.JPG?rot=0

Any help greatly appreciated

Cheers, Graham
While I'm here, do you have photobucket account, you can join for free, and its dead easy to use to post links of your pictures, took me 5 minutes to register, upload a few pictures and then you can post a link with a couple of clicks. If I can do it.....
 
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