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It's a gorgeous looking car, but I have decided to limit myself, at least temporarily, to cars that fit into the racing classes at my club. I already have too many that never see any action for one reason or another!

Actually, I slipped up this week in buying a whole bunch of Flies because I couldn't resist the damn low prices! But this means that I have to be even more disciplined for a few months. Poor weak person that I am!
 

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That does look mighty nice...

Does anyone know how this compares with the MMK 1953 C-type?

Is the scaling prototypical? Nice though it is, I'm still reeling from the revelation here that my Anni-Mini Maser is overscale!
 

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I looked at a couple of Jag reference books and the Top Slot Jag looks to have a better representation of the wheels. They look like 3 dimensional wire ones whereas the Jag photos on MMK's site look dished 2 dimensional pressed steel, like the wheels on their Astons. Also based on the photos, the Top Slot also appears to have headlight lens whereas to date the MMK cars don't.


MMK Jag from the MMK website


The 1953 winner's wheel detail

As an aside, the Top Slot car is the 1951 winner and the MMK is the 1953 winner, so if you're collecting, you need both

 

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Oh Dear!

Looks like more money will be required.

I don't really know a lot about Top Slot. Does anyone have any info on the type of running gear they use?, or how they perform?.

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Alan
 

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Up until farily recently Top Slot came with noe chassis or runnign gear but WERE designed to use existing chassis /running gear combos, mostly Ninco.
The latest kits have been supplied compete with full Slot.It combos which is Wonderful


If the Jag is RTR with Slot.It parts then it will be excellent though will leave the MMK ones for dead.

Top Slot kits are always excellent in quality and 'buildability' (hmm - that a word? - hehe is now
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I might be mistaken but I was under the impression that the MMK is a painted RTR while the Top Slot is an unpainted kit. I would hope that the Top Slot kit had better parts.

So the choice is pretty clear depending on what it is you want.
 

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That's very interesting. I really like the Slot.Its chassis and if the price is anywhere near the 110 euros I saw on the other site then it seems like a new price point for the parts used.
 

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I have heard that the same person does the pattern making for both Top Slot and MMK. If this is, indeed, the case, I would expect the bodies to be similar. I have built two Top Slot kits, the Cobra Daytona and the Riley and Scott and my only real crticism is that the decal sheets seem a bit prone to cracking but it could be my shop, where, out of consideration for the tools, I run a dehumidifier 24/7/365.

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QUOTE I have heard that the same person does the pattern making for both Top Slot and MMK.

Then could that give us a clue as to the identity of those very white cars mysteriously referred to by TSRF in the "New Line Slot - MMK First Impressions" thread?

Apparently, Top Slot's future line up includes the Chapparal 2E, 2F, 2G, 2H and 2J (see Chaparral 2F thread post 2).

Hmmm...

Incidentally EM, I've only built one Top Slot kit (the quite white one on the left
) and the decals were fine. I also have the Daytona but I've sort of lost the motivation to build it since the Revell came out
. There are detail differences though so it might yet get off the "to do" list and onto the production line.
 
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