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Bad news for Audi. While Salvatore might have been banned from putting out multi-hued versions of its not-quite-as-fast-as-the-Peugeot oil burning behemoth, there's always the white kit.

I've actually done my best to merge the Audi scheme with my dad's old livery from his Pre-74 Formula Ford (the driver's got his helmet and overalls too).

I can now see why Salvatore's having to manage expectations on when to expect the delivery of the cars in race livery, due to its complex nature.

Or in plain English: it's a b******d.

Never have I had such issues in masking a body. No idea why. It's not my best work, but I'm happy enough - and hopefully it will be too fast to notice any fuzzy bits!







 

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Yes looks good to me, how does it race?

I have been trying out different methods to paint the shells myself and like using a airbrush.

What did you use?
 

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Thanks guys, glad you like it.

QUOTE (benj @ 12 Feb 2012, 23:30) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I have been trying out different methods to paint the shells myself and like using a airbrush.

What did you use?

I used a rattlecan of Tamiya Camel Yellow and then a hairy stick to apply the semi-gloss black and flat aluminium. Decals are home made on Crafty Computer Paper and then the whole thing was given a dose of Klear, which I also used to stick the clear parts in with.

Usually I just use rattlecans but from my static models - or rather from looking on in amazement at other people's - I know how good the finish of an airbrush can be. Just can't commit to doing that... here is a Spitfire painted with a hairy stick:



Usually my masking's not so bad...



And here's a handpainted model oversprayed using a rattlecan...



Usually I primer my slot car bodies but on this occasion I skipped that part. NSRs are all about performance rather than looks, which is kind of followed through by how I decorated the kit. No extra weight!

As for how she runs... fast. On my home track it's as fast as the Scalextric McLaren MP4/6 with the magnet in. Fantastic traction and really nice cornering without adding weight in the chassis. I had the motor pod too loose, resulting in some serious chunks of rubber being pulled off the tyres so I've tightened it up a fair bit and that's fixed things. We run non-magnet LMPs at the club so she'll be going up against Avant Slot Audis and a Slot.It Audi R8C RAW - all with what was fitted at the factory. It's a heck of a class.

I'll let you know how they compare!
 

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QUOTE (montoya1 @ 13 Feb 2012, 00:06) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>What happened to the multi-hue versions then?

Apparently Audi didn't want R18s to go out in anything but silver or black. So you've got the black test car and now a silver fantasy version with the blue, yellow and red-orange versions cancelled. Or the white kit.

Until NSR releases the full race version, once they've worked out how to produce it.
 

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QUOTE (montoya1 @ 12 Feb 2012, 23:28) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>That must of cost NSR a lot of money.

And lawyers wonder why most of us hate them...

Well, I've just cancelled my order for a 1:1 R18. What has that cost Audi?

As for lawyers, I never pay their bills. Let 'em sue, I don't care.
 

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theres other liveries available from other manufactures, slot it ect. i particularly like the silver top on black version+ their way cheaper than the nsr, but i would give my right arm, for nsrs black test version. john.
 
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