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  1. 4 points
    The Camaro restoration was going well, but then the Pandemic hit. The world's population was decimated and law and order went out the window. Those that were left had to scavenge and fend for themselves. Gangs roamed the wastelands taking what ever resources they wanted. Then the bodies started coming back to life...... It was time to head for the hills and live off the land... always wary - sleeping with one eye open....
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    Here are a few pics of where my build is up to Just a little more work and then ready for paint Hope to be finished by end of next weekend Look forward to seeing all the finished builds
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    I have made my decision and raise the arms of Capricorn and Crockett in victorious might as FuglyCool dual winners. Congratulations to both of you on your world class builds. The high master of FuglyCool will be along shortly.....oh yea, oh yea, hey nonny nay.
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    This was the grid for the 1967 F1 proxy that was run in North America a couple of years ago........ The cars had to have competed in the 67 Championship year, and they were pre registered to avoid duplicate numbers. Cheers Chris Walker A couple of individual cars.........the ones I still have photos of !! Marc Tylers' (Immense Miniatures)....McLaren Andi Rowlands' (policar) Al Pease Eagle. David Mitchums' concours winning Ferrari....... And the series winner........as luck would have it , my Lotus 33......
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    Well, the FuglyCool winners fronted on a bitterly cold night to do a few parade laps in front of a drooling audience who a) marvelled at the skill and creative genius behind these two extraordinary builds and b) wondered how they beat the sheer magnificence of the mighty MetroJET to take out top honours. As an unbiased observer, I can tell you that these beauties are much, much better in the flesh than the pix on this forum suggest: ...and though neither of them had wings or a jet engine, it was an absolute joy seeing them circulate on my track. As always, winners are grinners... Perhaps, on reflection, I now understand why Munter gave these builds the nod. Both cars are ridiculously cool. But those builders??? Maybe that's where the Fugly came into play. Thanks again to everyone who has enjoyed this thread. It's game over. You can both stop clapping and sit down now.
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    Cheers Crockett & congrats. I love how our similar ideas went in completely different directions. Awesome build. & thanks Munter for you kind words & thanks Mac for your generosity & for putting on another crazy build-off. Really enjoyed it. But we all know you are a Top Gun in our eyes...
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    Despite my unrelenting ego being slapped into touch, and MetroJet being relegated to a mere 'also flew' , I want to add my congratulations to Crockett and Pat. Brilliant job boys. You've both done the Bay proud and I will have to work out prizes for you both seeing as there was only one Sideways car up for grabs. Thanks also to The Great Munter for his sharp judgement and sharper one liners. As the saying goes 'if you're going to be a bastard, you may as well be a good one ' It was a shame we didn't get more entries but that's 2020 FuglyCool done and dusted. Thank you lInesmen. Thank you ballboys.
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    And a few more pics from me. Forgot to show the working roof hatch.
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    I've finished this one and while I am happy with it there are heaps of areas I can improve on the next Commodore. The decals are a particular problem to do as they are the whole body and don't fit that well so they really need cutting out and possibly the stripes would be better painted. Patto makes the decals to suit his flexy bodies and that is fine for them and seeing these resin bodies are a very short run it couldn't be exoected he would make them to suit these too. Really not that big an issue as the fun in building the car was really what it is about. Munter makes some great resin bodies and I would have bought another 3 or 4 Commodores just to round out my grid a little more if he would make enough. Weight is around 110 grams with some lead added and I am hoping it is a good runner. I gave it a run a few weeks ago on Boslot's track with no weight in it and it was OK but still needed some sorting. Hopefully it is a little closer to being a good runner and I will give it a test this Friday night. The it will be packing all my stuff away to move house and get the man cave set up in the new house. I have Munters Dick Johnson Mustang next so I can't wait to get started on that. It will have a little more detail and a better interior. Anyway here are some photos of the finished Perkins car.
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    The Holden LJ Torana Widowmaker is as done as it ever will be, was going to add more detail but just don't have the time now. Built this car to be my track the Blackwidow show
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    Just a couple of bits to tidy up and my car is ready for paint, should make a start on that today Will have it finished next weekend just in time for the deadline
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    The jag ended up here. I was after the 'weekend racer' look so went with no decals. Nice wee runner. The rear wheel drive conversion helps no end. Lockdown's now pretty much unlocked over here, so I guess this is the last of these COVID builds. Thanks for looking; you crazy kids.
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    I would advise Armchair Racer immediately of this situation so they can raise a complaint with their courier. Interesting you say that AusPost sent your parcel to another suburb and completely different address. Mine last week was dropped off to the local computer store across the road... I was like WTF.. I was home expecting the delivery as per AusPost text about coming parcel. If I and the shop were not so honest, I could have made a claim against Australia Post for non delivery of parcel which was insured for substantial amount. Lazy bastards still have the balls to price gouge on shipping costs then they can't even deliver it to the correctly addressed address. I have lodged a formal complaint against Australia Post with the ACCC and Australia Post complaints department, basically this is considered fraudulent behaviour by the ACCC, charging for a service that is not being provided. I suggest and recommend that everyone that has had similar occur also report this.
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    Johnny has them for AU$299 - He's a cuzzy to Mike & Tom Doo, other Lee et all from Orakei club. Nice guy
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    Shenanigans Raceway (SR) dictionary definition: mischievousness or high-spirited behaviour / secret manoeuvring Well I think I have decided on a name for my track, this is a full Four Lane 1:24 scale modular MrTrax system with full timing system. Love the idea of infinitely expandable track by buying extra modules, unclip, move around, install and clip in new module. I can also take these modules to another track, e.g. yours, and combine all our modules into a mega track.. awesome idea I think. MrTrax website and MrSlotcar website. Highly recommend Peter Van Horssen and both his businesses Mrtrax.com and MrSlotcar.com. 200% professional business operator that provides exceptional products, service and after sales support. You can not go wrong. Shenanigans Raceway (SR) Logo These last two images showing the special converter module that converts the Super Four Lane track into a Mega Two Lane track...
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    Hello, I leave you some photos and videos of the rally section that I have finally finished. a greeting VIDEO******** https://youtu.be/OnyB0ZspmWE *********VIDEO
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    Been asked by a member to post more GP 5,s so here are some more. BMW MI pale green slot it sidewinder pod ballraced , motor Pirana 25 K ballraced , ran this car in the NZ GP5 proxy a couple of year back. BMW M1 yellow slot it sidewinder pod ballraced, motor Pirana 25 K ballraced built as replacement for the green one , next proxy. BMW M1 blue slot it sidewinder pod ballraced motor Slot it 23 K ran this in the 2017/18 NZ GP 5 proxy Capri white fitted with a slot it anglewinder ballraced pod fitted with a NSR Evo 30 K motor Caprri red slot it ballraced sidewinder pod with a H&R Cobra 25 K motor. Mustang white slot it ballraced sidewinder pod , motor B.R.M 23 K motor. Mustang red standard anglewinder set up with yellow 21 K motor used in the NZ GP 5 proxy races 2017/18 Mustang black slot it ballraced sidewinder pod , motor Pirana 25 K ballraced motor.
  20. 1 point
    So long as you paint it ... cant allow anyone else to have an orange car
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    IROC was on oval and road tracks. I’ve thought about buying one they are a nice looking car and would drive well.
  22. 1 point
    Well done fellas, a couple of great fugly/cool cars.
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    Just converted these over ...... https://youtu.be/AOqql3cSzvM
  24. 1 point
    Had a go at casting a body. First up is the Maserati 250F Will do the BRM and a Mercedes W196 next
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    The lovely chair in front of the fire is great, but Bronwen wants me head out into the cold and rain so she can enjoy peace, quiet and chocolate. I will be at slot cars at Falls Road tonight.
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    That cars just plain scary Crockett. Next thing you'll be competing with Rodsun's league of silly hats, and coming to club in full steam-punk garb. But I found a better driver for you, already suitably attired.
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    Alfa Romeo 12c - ERA works type B - Mercedes Benz W 125 - Auto Union C - Maserati 6c - Auto Union Rekordwagen Avus Cheers NimROD
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    Well, It has taken a while, but I am finally done. I did have to make a few bits, and the windshield, which was not in great shape, was a bugger to get in even decent shape. I tried to get a less than high gloss/perfect finish as the cars from that era were far from perfect !! This is what I was loosely trying to replicate........... And this is where I ended up..........
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    G'day Lad's I've only just started getting things together but I don't intend to change much for the first year. I''m still getting my host team together but I can confirm that John's track will be part of the series and I'm working on some sort of award to remember John with. I am not a fan of control components, especially in this series, there plenty of opportunity for that in your own club racing. What I will do is make a list of what I think are compatible motors and a choice can be made from that. That's all for now but stay tuned for updates. Cheers Alan
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    That's astonishing.....is that body completely cracked through above the rear wheel arch ?
  31. 1 point
    My order finally arrived safe and sound 89 days after it was sent, yay
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    My order from the states arrived after 3 weeks the postage had increased by £6-45 when i ordered it, and i was quite pleased it got here as it had also passed through our B customs who stuck another £17-50p on it for VAT and handling charge , ouch.
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    Let's go ladies. The slot dogs alone are worth the trip.
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    Just received a parcel from California that was sent USPS about 7 weeks ago. According to the tracking, it was stuck in LA for about 6 of those weeks. Guess I am lucky it came at all considering the challenges at the moment.
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    I'm a bit tight when it comes to paint myself. I use the cheap Fiddly Bits grey primer, Squirts white undercoat and Squirts (any colour Top coat) and the Squirts Clear Gloss. Comes up a treat, but won't have the full range of colours available like the Tamiya paints. Here's an example of the red from the Squirts range. Must say though everything went right when painting these Revell Ferrari's Matt
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    So thorough Rosco It is great to follow the process, gives a better understanding of what the robots in the factories have to do, wonder if they are programmed to get frustrated too.
  39. 1 point
    A quality jig is worth its weight in gold........it not only can be used for scratchbuilding, but, it is also extremely worthwhile for plastic car set up,.....ensuring that the chassis is both square and flat, and also for installing/aligning front end axle tubes etc. That said, more chassis have been built over the years using a home made jig from a piece of slate, plywood etc. and I dare say I have built many more chassis on home made jigs than not !! Regardless whether you go "bought" or "made", a jig is very important in getting the best handling from any chassis. Cheers Chris Walker
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    Yes, I have many thank you notes from husbands across the world for “making me look normal to my wife”. This may start to explain why I have lost count but the display cabinets were designed to hold 1,000 cars, I know there are at least more than 1,600
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    It seems the biggest problem with international shipping is that only about 1% of the worlds planes are currently flying and unless they can get stuff on a plane that's heading in the right direction it's going to take some time. As strange as it seems we're in a different world to what it was 4-5 months ago. It almost seems quite 60's-ish at the moment. The weird thing is I bought some stuff from SRC after the lockdown started and it took 11 days while an item I bought on Trademe from Woodville before the lockdown started took 7 weeks and only arrived a couple of days ago.
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    Hi all. I ordered from Armchair Racer AU and Slot Car Centre USA over lock down. Both warned me about shipping delays but SCC in particular forecast serious delays and offered cancellation. I decided to proceed with both and already have Armchair order. SCC seemed to make good progress initially but no progress for a while. Cannot fault SCC. Regards Chas Le Breton (charlesx)
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    I had one for the UK that luckily arrived before my cranky customer flagged me, and I've got one from 18/03 to Germany that is ongoing. Fortunately for now my German customer is being patient. On the flip side for me I contacted Bruce from Cincyslots for an update on my $900odd order that was posted 20/03 and it got as far as Chicago on 22/03. I removed all my listings when the lockdown started in Melbourne. I'm not surprised ebay stitched a seller up, It cost me $200 for a Racer Ferrari 512 to get smashed up in the post to USA late last year, even two months after I sent it and a month after it arrived. I'm skilled enough that i could repair it to a decent level and recoup much of my losses but still, bots making decisions isn't a good thing.
  44. 1 point
    Has anyone had a chance to compare a Nonnoslot F1 to a NSR F1 yet?
  45. 1 point
    I think from my perspective we have had many comings and goings in our race group for various reasons. One of the largest however, is group members not getting along with others in the group. I myself let things slide and and therefore the banter doesnt bother me. Some dont see it that way. As we all know this is a niche market. (Most of my mates are racing lovers and we have group of 20 or so that regularly go to the 12 hour event. However, ) not one of them is interested in slot cars. Despite my best efforts, they just dont seem to take to it) Without trying to sound to PC, we need to be inclusive of peoples thoughts on different topics and behaviours. I, like most have a definite favourite class but understand as these cars are no longer available we need to adapt with the times to allow new comers in. I dont like all the rules we run with but am happy to play along as the alternative is to sit at home and race by myself. Another thing is the competitiveness. Most racers are by definition competitive. So there will always be the guys who are up the front and the mid pack guys and the slower guys. I have suggested the following to even up the field without greatly compromising everyone 1. The winner of a class series has to sell his car to the slowest guy in the group at a fair market value. This allows the slower guy to at least concentrate only on his driving ability (which will vary as well) The faster guys can easily build a new weapon and repeat the process. 2. Have a class or 2 of breakout racing. Setting a time limit for a lap seems counter intuitive to racing but the faster guys are usually more consistent. This really affects no one but does bring the masses closer together. 3. Running a lot more box standard type racing. Take your typical Slot.it car and make a rule to only allow tyre changes also helps bring the field closer. Once we start changing to sidewinder and gear ratios etc the new guys just cant compete with the guys with experience and tracks to set up on. 4. Running a lot more teams enduro events. By grouping guys together it creates a lot more comraderie and gives the slower guys a chance to run a fast, well set up car. 5. Running a lot more host car classes. Not everyones favourite but we seem to always have higher numbers whenever we run this format. There can be little complaints about tyre treatment etc when all the cars are the same. Would like to hear your opinions on the above. But, I think most important is to include people as much as possible. It matters little whether someone dislikes another member as we dont have to congregate with that person at a race meet. Just keep it cordial is all. Regards John
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    We race the Nono f1's as a class at our Club and they offer very fast and very close racing. We race on wood and the cars are 100% standard. The lexan bodies are very resilient to high speed impacts. We love this class. Regards Alan
  47. 1 point
    Mr slotcar do a great power supply for $79
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    Could definitely use that side to side Gizmo on my Tire Razor. Anyone know if there's a 'how to' on this. cheers Matt
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    Had the Razor for a few years now. I did purchase it because it could true plastic wheels on the axles. I have used it to true all tyre types, on either plastic or metal wheels. Great piece of equipment, well built and I for one would recommend it to anyone wanting a tyre truer. Quality at a reasonable price.
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    Here is my latest project,a Scalxtric Marshal's Hut that I pick up on Ebay last year it was in poor state but a bit of TLC and some paint it looks right at home on the Warwick Farm Track. Regards Bo
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