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Hi all

 

I was so ecstatic when I found out that Scalextric had announced that they will be producing the L34. There seemed to be a long wait, but they finally arrive just before Christmas.

 

I immediately went to work on converting one into a red SLR5000. I finished the project in record time with the final touches going on this afternoon and thought I would share some photos of the work and final product. I hope you enjoy the images.

 

I made a drop tank from some thin tin soldered together and used some flattened tin wire for the straps.

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After stripping the paint from the car I gave it a hit of undercoat and then started work building the bonnet scoop from styrene and paddle pop sticks.

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I then finished the scoop giving it a fine coat with some modelling putty, sanded it all back and gave it another hit of undercoat. After some fine wet and dry it was then ready for the top coat.

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To finish off, I then created decals using my printer, made some exhaust tips out of aluminium tubing, removed the paint from the headlights to make them clear, removed the roll cage, raised the rear a little and added some fatter rear tyres to make it look more like a road going car.

 

Here are some images of the finished project...

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Cheers Rick

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aah well, forget about my meagre effort at sorting out the wheels.

 

Slotsa - what do you do for an encore, . . . . maybe wave a hat and an XU1 pops out, lands on the floor, wheelies straight to the track, grabs the controller and self-drives for a lap record.....

 

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Wow! But the colour's wrong. The one in my life was dark gold. Spectacular all the same.

 

I had a feeling there'd be a few adaptations with this li'l car. No wonder people are buying them by the 3s and 5s!

 

Chsers

Embs


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Paintwork and clean lines look fantastic. Is the "Torana" word above the front grille printed or painted?


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Whoosh, absoluetly fantastic paintwork.

 

Can a Holden expert confirm something. I thought the LH SLR had square lights and the L34 had the round ones fitted?


cheers

rick1776

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Paintwork and clean lines look fantastic. Is the "Torana" word above the front grille printed or painted?

 

Hi Triggy - at my age it has to be printed, don't have the eye sight or the steady hand to paint detail like that anymore! Cheers for your comments.

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Whoosh, absoluetly fantastic paintwork.

 

Can a Holden expert confirm something. I thought the LH SLR had square lights and the L34 had the round ones fitted?

 

Hi Rick1776 - As a staunt Holden man for most of my life - I wouldn't have a clue!!! Lol

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Wow! But the colour's wrong. The one in my life was dark gold. Spectacular all the same.

 

I had a feeling there'd be a few adaptations with this li'l car. No wonder people are buying them by the 3s and 5s!

 

Chsers

Embs

 

 

But red goes faster Embs!!!

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Can a Holden expert confirm something. I thought the LH SLR had square lights and the L34 had the round ones fitted?

Yes the LH SL/R did have rectangular headlamps and the L34 production option round.

 

The owner of this SL/R saw the L34 at the motor show and changed his headlamps to round because he preferred the look. Remember how HQ owners changed to Statesman fronts. Same thing.

 

If red wasn't faster why are Ducati's, Ferrari's and fire engines mainly that colour. <_<

 

ps. You have done an absolutely brilliant job. The paint scheme is LX isn't it?

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Wow! But the colour's wrong. The one in my life was dark gold. Spectacular all the same.

 

I had a feeling there'd be a few adaptations with this li'l car. No wonder people are buying them by the 3s and 5s!

 

Chsers

Embs

 

 

But red goes faster Embs!!!

Narh.... It's dragged down by the weight of people's stares as it passes. Or maybe that's the weight of expectations.

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I think it's already been said but that's brilliant. <_<


Stu

 

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Hey Slotsofcars,

 

I got into this hobby for some fun and relaxation,

now my blood is boiling, I'm as frustrated as hell 'cause I want one (actually several).

 

Think I'll swing over to the Blue Ovals and then I wont be as greedy.

 

Well done fella. (I could have a couple down to you in 3 hours to start some more <_<:):o)

 

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Fantastic job Rick!

Love the drop tank and scoop!

Looks like this one saw a hard life and has just had a respray...your paint lines are too crisp to be from the factory!!! <_<

 

Excellent job!


Cheers,

Dick

 

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...your paint lines are too crisp to be from the factory!!! ;)

Have to agree ..... no holden looked that good from the factory!


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Hooley dooley - I seem to have missed that one along the way somewhere. Very very nice car!


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