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Vinno

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  1. Anyone doing F5000 cars? Would love a Lola T332, T400, Matich or Elfin from the glory days.
  2. Vinno

    Nissan Bluebird

    That’s nice another addition to the Group C cars.
  3. Vinno

    Bye Bye Holden

    Just race GT4. Great class and wide range of cars.
  4. It came up really well I will be doing it on all cars I think and just file out the molded in strips. I was thinking of doing it for the whole window frames if they are uneven but these only needed a little filling.
  5. A couple more pictures of the Mustang progress. I said I made up some lenses for the tail lights from a screw box corners. Below is a picture and maybe a little close up so don't look so pretty here. On the car they look fine though. I just cut the corners off a box and then cut and sanded to size. I scribed some lines to get a straight line to paint the different lens colours and glued on with epoxy. The next picture shows some strips I made from sheet styrene for window trim as I thought it would look a little tidier this way. Cut to size, painted and glued on with flexible superglue. Below shows the window trims in place along with some of the decals so far. The window trims look much better than trying to paint a straight line so this will be something I will do from now on. So far so good.
  6. I have never been into heavy handed moderating but recent developments seem to indicate this is how things need to be. The forum is here for all to show products and share knowledge. Pissing contests can happen somewhere else.
  7. Still the best model around and easy enough to make up some taillights. The good thing with the lights on yours is they are sunken in and it is easy to make something with a clear lens to sit over the top. When I get onto it over the weekend I will show what I did.
  8. Yep just look at what Joe Zammit ran in his car 15 years ago. Dick Smith motors with no torque but in a car that handled fantastically.
  9. Do you print them too? Will tell the kids for Father’s Day.
  10. Your one has the correct taillights too. I am making some up for mine from the corners of a clear plastic screw box. The Mustang is small compared to most of the Group A cars but luckily sits pretty low. Not as low as the XJS but lower than the others. Would be good to see some Walkinshaw Commodores too. The Group A field thickens up all the time.
  11. Awesome Garza. Need the Capri to do Seton’s car, XD, Monaro to do a Jane car and XT all in resin. Will drop around one arvo to check the progress.
  12. Hi Brett It is a Dulux Rattle can called Dura Max. Colour is GL Grass Court and I bought it from Bunnings.
  13. Nice work Brett, I bought the same original car from a mate who split up his 3 car set. I changed the rear wheels also as they ran larger 19 inch rear wheels on them and I thought it looked better set up with them and an offset pod. Need to catch up with you and some of the other Wollongong guys at some stage too.
  14. Having watched Group A racing I would have to say it is one of my favourite race classes. Being a Ford fan I have always had a soft spot for Dick Johnson when Moffat abandoned us in the Group C days. And being a Mustang fan I loved seeing a Mustang racing. Unfortunately Ford didn't take Group A seriously early on or saw more potential in the Turbo cars so the Mustang never go to realise the potential it had due to being under powered. Dick always said the Mustang was a brilliant car across the top of the mountain but really struggled going up the hill. Anyway I finally got myself into gear to get started on Munters resin body of the Group A Mustang. It is a really well done body with not a lot of clean up required, although I still spent a lot of time on it just making sure it looks as tidy as possible. I am trying to keep my Group A class as close in performance as possible and was thinking about the Slot.it Nissan GTR when I found a chassis with the correct wheelbase for the Mustang. The Slot.it Alfa 155 chassis was perfect with the 80mm wheelbase although I had to cut a bit off the sides, front and rear to make it fit. Here are a few photo's so far that show progress. Paint was an area I was struggling to find as I noticed others over the years were using a Tamiya colour which was just not bright enough. After heaps of research and asking local paint suppliers if they could mix me a can I found I could order a rattle can from Europe with the correct colour of Dulon 913 which is a Renault colour called Verte Laitue. This seemed a stupid idea seeing I would need to wait weeks for it to turn up if at all. More research told me it is basically Green and seemed to look like every green button and dot on the internet. So after much searching I found Bunnings sell a Dulux Paint which looked close enough. Happily after painting today it almost looks a perfect match and will be the colour I use for a DJR XE Falcon when I get a body for that too. I am using a Ninco NC2 motor after some of my others were set up with a NSR Baby King which has close enough specs. I have heaps of old Ninco motors and they are great motors when pushing cars that weight over 100 grams which most Resin cars do. Anyway see progress below.
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    Welcome aboard Paul there is plenty of information here on different tracks and surfaces. It probably is best to see what people in your area use so if you decide to do some racing you can be competitive. If you live in NZ you would benefit from gloss paint as that seems the norm over there. In Australia it seems nothing is standard, anything from Ferrodore which is basically the paint they paint the harbour bridge with. Matt paint or chalkboard paint was popular here too. In the last few years suede paint has been popular among some of the NSW guys Everyone seems to have a different reason to use a type of paint so hopefully you can work out what is good for you. Regards Vince
  16. Gazza is away ridding the world of the Easter bunny this weekend. With the wet weather we have had I think it will be a tall order.
  17. Thanks Peter great to have you back up and posting.
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    Calderwood Valley

    Yeah John I work out of our Moorebank office it takes between 1 hour 5 minutes and 1 hour 15 in general so while further than when I managed our Sydney CBD teams it takes less time than driving to the CBD from my old house which was closer.
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    Calderwood Valley

    Landscaping done mate and swim spa on order. All planned before we built. No pergola needed we have a 7x3 metre covered balcony and same size covered verandah below. Nothing more left after the swim spa and couldn’t add more to the yard anyway.
  20. Yeah you may be onto something there.
  21. Vinno

    Calderwood Valley

    Another one I need to catch up with. Jimmy only lives across the Illawarra Highway from me but I am still settling in a bit so haven't dropped him a line yet. After work on a Friday it is grab a beer, sit on the balcony and chill out chatting to the misses at the moment.
  22. I assume most here have already spotted the news regarding the 5 Australian releases for Scalextric this year. Being an Aussie forum this is probably most important for any die hard Touring Car Fan here and its great to see some different selections. Normally we would hope there are a few more as there are so many livery possibilities to chose from in the Aussie cars Scalextric are producing but considering what most companies and people in general have been through over the last year it is nice to see we have not been forgotten. The liveries for this year are great and it's nice to see two Privateer Falcons and another privateer Brock model. The Brock car was his 1977 Bathurst car that eventually finished forth in the Great Race. A very good looking livery that will no doubt look the part. Murray Carter is apart from Moffat himself is one of the most recognised Falcon racers who flew the Ford flag along with Moffat and John Goss for a number of years. The car Scalextric are producing brought Murray 2nd place in the Australian Touring Car Championship. John French was another loyal Ford racer who did get a Bathurst win with Dick Johnson in the Falcon in 1981. The Purple car here was his 1972 race car which finished second to Peter Brock with the Torana XU1. John could actually have won that year but got a puncture early in the race and dropped a lap. He did climb back to 40 odd seconds behind by the end. The John Goss 1985 Bathurst winning Jaguar XJS is also a great addition and a new model for this year one that I am surprised Scalextric have waited so long for considering they have been producing a number of Group A cars. This was one I couldn't wait for and ended up building a resin version a couple of years ago. And finally a road going XB Falcon Coupe as well to top out the range. Can't wait to spend some more money.
  23. Vinno

    Calderwood Valley

    Yeah mate would only be an issue if Noah was floating past we are pretty high up where we are.
  24. Vinno

    Calderwood Valley

    I was in Emu Heights, didn't take chances.
  25. Vinno

    Calderwood Valley

    Having moved from my old stomping ground of Emu Heights and into the Illawarra I had always planned a Man Cave and track. As we built a house this time I thought it a good idea to incorporate the Man Cave into the house rather than a separate shed. Also modern housing blocks are smaller so there isn't a huge amount of room for a shed outside. So I had a fully lined 7m X 3M area included under the Garage and behind the lower floor of our house. Perfect to make some noise with old Metal and Punk music and building a slotcar track. A good mate of mine is Dutch and had track he bought as a kid so gave me a pile of Fleischmann track after I moved out of my old house. I bought some Policar and adaptors and with a few different trials set up a track somewhere around 24 metres length with a combination of both brands of track. Below are a few pictures of the setup so far. I have made up some sliders for temporary use but Policar and Flieschmann corners are the same radius so I will eventually replace them with Policar borders. Next is setting up elevation changes to make it more interesting and then start on landscaping it. Give me a few years as there are 1,000 other things to do at the same time. Over the weekend it has been pretty wet so I did get some time to set up my timing system on the track so I have some benchmarks to work on for my cars now too.
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