Posted 30 November 2011 - 11:08 PM
But gave it a try and now am hooked.
Using the aussie made MJK chassis and running gear.
see pics below.
Posted 01 December 2011 - 06:13 AM
About time i have another look at my kits. You have given me new inspiration. Hope mine turn out half as good as yours
Posted 01 December 2011 - 06:19 AM
Im just finishing up a 1961 plymouth copcar with flashing lights & siren. Ill post some pics today hopefully.
Posted 01 December 2011 - 07:01 AM
Tiny Tyers Targa - The build saga continues - Aging wood - A recipe for staining wood - Don't take a fence - Step by step paling fence - An old shed for my new cars - Wooden garage under construction
Posted 01 December 2011 - 07:16 AM
Posted 01 December 2011 - 07:32 AM
altough patto seems the only one advertising them
Posted 01 December 2011 - 07:45 AM
Posted 01 December 2011 - 07:56 AM
You can't have a race car without a race driver.
Posted 01 December 2011 - 09:05 AM
thanks for the kind words.
slotbaker, they perform around the same as BRM 1:24 scale cars.
mobbzee,yep, i know they need drivers, just dont have any at the moment.
i have some more models on the "to do" list
most shops sell MJK tyres but not many sell MJK's other lines.
its a shame as they are great australian made, quality products
to me, their wheels in both scales are much better than the imports.
try this link for their catalogue.
Posted 16 April 2012 - 08:19 PM
Posted 20 April 2012 - 08:34 AM
I got a couple of AMT model kits in the mail this week, the 1965 Fairlane Modified Stocker and the 1964 Mercury Marauder 3-in-1 kit. Both are pretty simple kits, with limited chassis detail, unrealistic bonnet hinges etc, although the body mouldings are pretty nice. I think they would actually be easier to bring up to standard as slot cars than as static models (which would require a lot of improvements underneath to create realistic model race cars). I also got a couple of set of Fred Cady NASCAR decals for the Mercury. I might get a second kit of the Mercury and build one as detailed static model and the other as a slot car with accurate outer body details and interior.
The Fairlane is already a race car and thus requires minimal work. If I wanted to detail the interior a bit I could do that but there isn't much point. The interior on the Mercury includes some race parts but really the race option to be done accurately requires a fair bit of work otherwise it is a full stock interior with a roll cage and some gages in it.
There are a couple of good books by Bill Coulter on building muscle cars and stock cars in this scale by Kalmbach. One of them - the one on stock cars - includes a chapter on these early Fords and Mercurys, as well as others on Chevys, Pontiacs, Plymouths, and Dodges.
Building and Detailing Scale Model Stock Cars
Building and Detailing Scale Model Muscle Cars
I know that I did find the second one online somewhere (ebookee maybe). The first one I bought on ebay.
The model kits have some cool old-school boxes:
That's how the model looks built stock out of the box. Note that side chrome is moulded on. The following photo is of one that has been modified to create a fully-detailed replica of the Parnelli Jones #15 car using one of the decal sets I bought (note the absence of side mouldings and the changes to the interior, which do not seem completely accurate):
Edited by Burglar, 20 April 2012 - 08:51 AM.
Posted 29 April 2012 - 12:28 PM
being a nascar fan, i love what you have done to recreate the parnelli #15.
im retiring at the end of june and have about 20 models to build, all nascars of course.
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