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  1. thanks for the "heads up" on the clear finish, I'll certainly give it a go. lovely work on those cars
  2. For some reason I've had these cars for way too long to not have done this before now, maybe, as my racing time is slipping away I seem to have more time to get these little projects done. Each car has its own story, something we could all relate to so finally all of the Lotus projects are done............... 1/24 scale Tamiya lotus 40 I got this car from a fellow Newcastle slot guy who was having a few issues with his track and I volunteered my services to see if we could fix the track,it happened to be on surely the hottest summer day just before Christmas around 2008, he just said to me during the day "you might be interested in this crap,my uncle gave it to me and I have no interest in these bits" Amongst all the assorted mess was this beauty, body was badly knocked about( sorry no pics) but most of it was there, I think the actual time taken for me has been about 3 months or so, the car is 99% original,( I had to get a repro screen.) Monogram Lotus 33 Tamiya bodied Lotus 30 ( Slotit Alfa 33 chassis) Monograms F1 Lotus 33 Ferrari 158 1/32 Tamiya bodied Lotus 30
  3. What clear coat are you thinking of using?
  4. very neat track Roscoe, Terry
  5. I should have done this before now but you know how it is.... often thinking "I'll use that one day" and I haven't, so time to move these on, Just a brief description on what we have; The Good Year bridge can be used to span a 3 lane tracks (my old track was), has rarely been out of its box. The spectators are as displayed 21 characters all up, these ,I believe, are from Scalextric. The "grandstand" is new old stock, bought way back from Roland at SlotCar Shop in Sydney, still has its original bag and is as shown. Not including postage, I'm looking for anything over $100 which I reckon is a very fair price for all this lot, I will have to calculate postage costs but I'm thinking anywhere in Australia should be around $15, but I can only confirm that once you give me your postcode, I can post overseas no problems. Just to get this lot moving I'll pay for postage within Australia, Thanks for any interest please contact me through Auslot bump Terry
  6. Thanks for those kind words, I've got a lot of pleasure out of these recent builds, especially the Elfin and now the Lola, Since selling my track I've been getting my slot fix through building these little cars and as I cannot track test these cars I will not be running them in the upcoming Tasman series, mores the pity but priorities have got in the way and that is my main focus now. I still check out the proxy scenes and look on with interest, but for now I won't be entering. Good luck with your builds and I hope to see your cars as they progress
  7. Finally got the Lola finished, fairly happy with the overall look of the car, although the cold weather here isn't making it any easier, I guess nimble fingers are no longer , along with other parts of my body! anyway hope you like
  8. I've made some progress........... Still some work to be done but I'm quite pleased with the general "stance" of the car I'm starting to gather a pretty fair collection of "Tasman" cars, and although this car, in this setup, did not run as shown, and I don't think it came to race down here in the Tasman series, maybe before the Tasman series started. Not to worry Maybe its time for another Brabham
  9. Another scratch build, this time the lola Mk 4 as raced by John Surtees around 1962, a very small car and probably one of the trickier cars to do. Build has gone quite well without too many dramas, the body was supplied by John Jones from the U.K I probably got this car about 11 years back and i put it away into the too hard cupboard, a fibreglass body, which I think is a first for me. All done now apart from paint and detailing.
  10. Again I'm putting this out there to see if anyone may be able to point me in the right direction. I'm presently undergoing a rebuild on a 1/24 monogram Ford GT roadster, the old car is pretty much complete but I need front and rear tyres, can anyone help? I'm thinking that the tyres would be similar in size to the 1/24 scale cox cars, I also have a 1/24 Tamiya Lotus 30 which will also need tyres so hopefully they will all come from the same supplier, I would prefer urethane or rubber tyres, not sponge. Thanks for any help Terry
  11. I think we would all agree that we lost Garrie Cooper way too early, every bit as innovative as Brabham.
  12. Can I apologise for being off topic here. I too have a HQ Monaro, but my body does not have any clear bits (windows) what are you using for windows?
  13. Thanks for those kind words, circumstances are such that I'm more or less unable to race with the boys and although I miss that aspect of our hobby the upside is that I now make time to get those projects done and those cars that have been hidden away are now getting done, I'm not sure about the Tasman series as my track is gone, and although I fully intend to get another I still haven't got anywhere to practice and sort out those little things that you need to do
  14. Well, its been about 6 months since this post was started and finally the Elfin is finished, For now it will sit on the shelf with my other scratch build Tasman cars, one day............. I sort of based this car on the Alfredo Costanzo car, I only had a black and white pic to go by, but I thought red was the obvious colour for a Costanzo car, being of Italian heritage and all
  15. Thanks guys, I'm not doing this for anyone else but me, but its real nice to get some feedback, For me its a very satisfying thing to do, theres way too many negatives out there and this is just the perfect way to chill and do something I get a lot of pleasure, when my little cars do get track time either here or in the Tasman I'm always keen to see how the car goes and hopefully learn from whatever shortcomings the racing brings
  16. More progress on the little Elfin, just about got all the suspension bits fitted, burnt finger tips and all, I know you may think "what's the point?" with all this, no track here at the moment, no Tasman race to race this car, too much wire and brass for my liking and all that stuff, but bear with me here guys, I'm having an all right time getting this little car together. there is more to come Terry
  17. After sitting on the shelf for way too long I have started the build on the Elfin Mono. Inspired by FPR7 from 2017 Tasman proxy series I thought it appropriate that this little car should see the light of day, obviously still some way to go but the hard stuff has been done( I hope) and just now to do the suspension and paint, Thanks for this body Phil, Unlke my past Tasman cars this car features a Slimline chassis from Pendle, this chassis absolutely blitzed the field back in 2016( I think,) no doubt someone will correct me on that, the chassis is very easy to put together and fits this quite thin body nicely
  18. I can only back up what the others have said, Get off this forum, get to work Vlad!
  19. Is there a queue starting here? I would be keen to get this when it becomes available
  20. I know its all a bit ahead of time, but in lockdown what better way to occupy the mind?? I don't think anyone need fear if my last effort is anything to go by............ BTW Paul, is your Ferrari a Penelope body? Terry
  21. Typical of me is to start a new build at the end of a just completed Tasman Series,this build follows that rather strange pattern. Nothing too different for me as I had this chassis laying around and I had the body which I got from Phil about 18 months back I began the build as a lockdown thing, as we are in a lockdown and there is absolutely no way I was not going to do something "slot related" No track as yet for me to test on but that's okay I will get to that in good time Hopefully we will see a 2022 Tasman series and just maybe a chance for this to race
  22. Not being entirely selfish but could my #47 car get the tyres cleaned please? It may help
  23. I've still got this beautiful 956 wanting a new home! I'll take any reasonable(sensible) offers.................... As above unopened and mint $60 plus postage
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