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  1. Hello, If is just the bushing that popped out of the tube, that is no issue...a dot of CA, and you are back in business......(I have had a few come out) If you have distorted the tube itself, well,...that is another matter. If it is beyond repair, and, you can't find another, you can make one from brass tubing (2 diameters telescoped) .....if you are up for that let me know Cheers Chris Walker Thanks for the reply Chris. I think the tube is ok, I was very careful filing it, not too much pressure. Will repair it and see how straight it looks.
  2. I'm liking all these projects coming out of the woodwork. There are alot of creative people out there, especially when they have time on their hands! Ok this is my finished Merc - took a bit longer to finish as I realized I had to paint the side mirrors, rear tow hook, roof nob which were black plastic when I pulled them out of the parts bag. Was tossing up whether to add additional Marlboro decals on front and rear windows but figured too much of a good thing may crowd things. Will tune up the chassis and put racing tires on once I can get back to the track.
  3. Hi Chris. Great tips on the Mosler. I was following some of your recommendations on my own Mosler project including the Slotting plus rear tube brace. Unfortunately in filing the tube down on the motor side to get some clearance between the Motor and the tube, I over did it and the right side bearing broke off from the tube. Will have to see if I can solder or epoxy glue it back on but I'm afraid I may have weakened the brace.
  4. Hey Chris - those Helmets are a work of art, even more amazing that they are 1/32 scale! Nice one!
  5. Hi Den Yes the decals are from my go to source - Bruce. Only thing missing from the Std sheet was the "GT". I had not seen too many 1/32 versions of Penske's Sunoco 1966 Corvette, so I thought it would make a nice model. I used Tamiya's TS 15 Blue which was a not bad match but the Yellow is wrong, I only had Chrome Yellow at home which is a bit dark but did the job. If I get keen maybe I'll do Penske's original Red Corvette before he painted it Blue. I think I have the decals from the same Patto sheet. Be interested to see your Corvette when you finish it.
  6. Hi Mac, how are you? Hopefully will finish the Merc tomorrow. Can't keep up with you though, I think the output ratio is my 2 to your 20 projects completed!
  7. Thanks Chas for the comments. Using the MRRC Clubman kit alloy chassis with 16k short can motor in inline config to comply with our MRRC class rules. Would love a test track at home but I'm suppose to be clearing out the Garage, my life wouldn't be worth much if the Mrs found out I was setting up a track in the Garage even just for the lockdown period! Seen a few of those Scaley Camaros - watch the rear bearing holding posts, they have a nasty habit of splitting, I ended up gluing a re-enforcing plate on the outside of the bearing post.
  8. Thanks G - it's just sheet of Black card. Just trying to reduce natural light glare so get a sharper pic but seem to end up in Night mode. Should get some Photography tips from you!
  9. Finally finished the Corvette. Have to wait awhile to road test it, likely the chassis will need some weight. Body is a bit heavy with the clip in rear body post attachment so COG could be a bit high. Could drop the front down a bit more by trimming the body post but will road test it first.
  10. This one is for you Chas. Still got to paint the driver, fit the interior.... - bit to go yet.
  11. Too easy - Marlboro scheme is simple to do and also very recognizable. Decided to continue my gold theme from last year's NZ Slotit DTM series. These are pre-final clear coat to seal the decals. The decals took alot longer to do as I didn't have a exact DTM livery to follow so copied bits from existing Merc liveries and from what I could find in my spare decal sheets. When I finished, I kept thinking looks a lot like a Mitshu Evo IV Rallyart!
  12. Can't compete with Mac for output but this is my next project. Can you guess the car and livery - no help from Slotsnz! And this is my other project - MRRC Corvette. Not an exact replica - bonnet and rear split window are different to to the real thing but whose going to notice on the track!
  13. The finished product! No idea how it runs, probably needs weight. On to the next project....
  14. My first lockdown project nearly done! You ever find that starting a project is always easy, you're enthusiastic, the research is interesting, things seem to progress nicely, then you hit a snag or need to order a part. Then you suddenly lose interest, that project goes back on the shelf and you look around for a new project to start! I must have ADD, as my shelf is full of half started projects or is this normal for people in our hobby. Any way I commenced this project in early March and now being stuck at home, I have no excuses not to finish it, though who knows how long before I can test run it. It started as a Monogram 1/32 Chappy Mk 2 with a Sebring Chassis. I wanted to run it in our MRRC house class figuring that MRRC use to produce this model probably from the same mould. The challenge was fitting a MRRC Clubman kit alloy chassis under it with a std 16k FC-130 motor in inline Configuration, as the stock floor of the cockpit and motor base detail were too deep and interfered with the top of the motor. Lucky all the body posts lined up with the alloy chassis so the only surgery was re-working the interior and motor base. I cut out the cockpit floor which included the seat details and replaced it with a thin plastic card floor, cut the driver in half from the waist down, reinstalling the steering wheel was the hardest part as it turned out there was not alot of room under the windscreen, especially as I raised the floor a bit - so had to do some surgery on the steering wheel and halved it too. Used more Plastic card to rebuild the Motor base plate, the injector pipes may end up sitting a little taller but I wasn't going to chop them- anyway -just looks like a Mclaren M6A. The Body posts once I separated them from the original cockpit floor just screwed back into place on the body. In theory as I was careful cutting up the original cockpit floor, I could probably restore it back to it's original state. More later.
  15. Hi DC Still have a month to go before cars are due to be sent to you. Any thoughts about the impact of the Corona Virus on the running of the proxy. Biggest challenge will be for track owners and if they can get enough people to help run a round or whether they even want to have a gathering of people in a small area if NZ has a major outbreak. I for one if I stay fit and healthy would be prepared to just run the round myself, may take me awhile to run 1 car at a time on 4 lanes but I have done qualifying like this so possible (I believe Munter has done this for other Proxies)and it maybe the case I won't have much else to do if we have full lock down, though I would have to travel to the track. The other consideration would be if there is contamination of the cars from handling then they are getting shipped to other people - would track owners need to disinfect the cars before sending them off to the next track. Food for thought.
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