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  1. It'd be nice to see this one: Maybe not like this though:
  2. Hi guys, The images may not work, but I'll try it Some time ago I wanted to dip my toe in the waters of Racer Ferrari slot cars. Buying a kit seemed most economical. Here is the 330 P4 Can Am kit. Cheapest I could get was the Gunston fags Paul Hawkins car. No problem as I wanted to do the Scuderia Veloce car as raced here during the Tasman series by Chris Amon: Here is the finished article, with the Chris Amon figure supplied by the much missed Ember, and SV logos by Dangermouse.
  3. Looking forward to it. Hopefully there will be a few things I need, and I can get some nice pics for the following issue of Australian Muscle Car mag. If anybody wants to find me, I'll be wearing a red DJR crew shirt. Brett
  4. This might have some potential.
  5. Nice to see the 65E GTHO available with parting-out a complete set. Rum Runner - back in the day, the F5000s ran a summer series and the tourers often ran as supports. After '77 Holden sacked Harry Firth and hired John Sheppard and Peter Brock for '78. Brock made his debut at Sandown in February in one of these support races. HDT didn't have time to build a new hatchback until the ATCC opener, so Brock drove the old four door. Bond debuted for Moffat's team in '77 at the same event the year before.
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    Fairmont Park

    He he, its been a while, but I'm just about there.
  7. Hi Guys - its taken time for publishing to catch-up with the event, but finally the story on Slotworx and the Dapto Three Hours is here in Australian Muscle Car mag out now.
  8. Imagine if they all posted?!?
  9. Munter: http://www.auslot.com/forums/index.php?/topic/13667-the-indy-revolution/
  10. Thank you for the kind words. However I do have a GT40 X1 that has me stumped at the moment. Phil Kalbfel has been helping me with the windscreen, but I need to get motivated on a vac-form buck.
  11. It was the Scalextric Moffat Trans Am Mustang that got me back into slot cars as an adult. It looked miles better than those old Modeos painted to look like Aussie touring cars. But after buying a few other cars, I looked back at that Mustang and thought it could have been better. So now my painting has got to a good enough standard, I thought I’d have a crack at it. The tipping point was finding a few useful bits in a 1:25 static kit... Namely, a grill that I had to narrow and reinforce... ...and a bonnet scoop. I also wanted to drop the nose so it scraped the road like the Moffstang, but of course Scaley built some of the body into the chassis, so they had to be separated and new body posts built into the front. Still there were some obstructions – the exhaust pipes hit the side sills and the chassis hit the cockpit tray, so both were trimmed. As I reckon the Scaley wheels are undersized, I added bigger versions of the minilites from other bits I had around. But then the front guards hit the tyres, so rather than rebuild them, I heated a socket extension bar and used it to apply localised heat and stretch the existing plastic. I also added a few touches such as the windscreen strip and the light covers. The finishing touch was a driver figure from Pioneer that looked more like Moff.
  12. Spike Milligan: "Are you going to come quietly, or do I have to use earplugs?"
  13. Mark Donohue: If you can leave two black stripes from the exit of one corner to the braking zone of the next, you have enough horsepower.
  14. "My country is the world, and my religion is to do good"
  15. nice job Manimmal. Looks just like an Aussie sports sedan.
  16. Thanks for the nice words guys. Hours? No idea - not an excessive amount. It's was about the time span - letting glue, filler, primer, paint, decals and clear coat cure before moving to the next made it a long time from start to finish. My job involves a lot of overnight stays in different towns. I'm not a pub kinda guy so I pack a tackle box with a project and materials to keep me amused. Phil - let me know if you need the 'Cebe' logo for decals. I have a high-res version in pdf.
  17. Some time ago I got my hands on a few Spirit Ferrari 512Ms and got a double-up of the Filipinetti car, which I didn’t like in the first place. After looking at it for a while I thought I could fix the major flaw in its looks – the stubby squared-off nose – and repaint it at the same time. Of course the old paint needed to come off so a soak in a bath of metho and then some scrubbing with a toothbrush to bring it back to bare plastic. The front intake which is the black bit at the nose of the car is moulded into the chassis, so I cut that section off first. Then I used strips of plasticard to build a nose extension around the intake and glued it to the front. Despite this add-on, the body still looks stumpy compared to the real car. In an attempt to fix this I opened out the leading edge of the front and rear wheel arches to make the car look longer. I also move the headlight openings a little bit forward as they should be close to the front. Then on with the primer. The Penske version of this car had a full-width rear wing, which I thought would make the car appear longer, so I made one from a spare wing and some plasticard. The paint caused a bit of drama. I painted it with Humbrol matt enamel as the colours matched the blue and yellow I wanted. I had made the mistake of thinking an air-brushed clear coat would hide the matt effect. It didn’t, and eventually I resorted to topping it with Humbrol acrylic clear, which they tell me is the hobby equivalent to Klear. I didn’t like the driver – one of the worst of the Mr Blobbies. So I added a driver from a Scalextric Mustang which had dark goggles that made him look a bit like Mark Donohue in sunglasses. To fix the droopy front wheels I removed the stub axles and fitted Slot.it alloys and a solid axle. The original wheels were turned into inserts.
  18. Hi Eno - yes it is, isn't it! I never tire of the details you can pick.
  19. Nice set of contrasting colours for racing your chums!
  20. Strange that we seem to be the first market to get the Sierra, a BTCC car. Looking forward to a few of these in Aussie colours.
  21. Thanks Gazza - its been light-on here.
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    New Product Ranges

    Of course its the Scaley prototype - not my work.
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