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Finally decided to do a topic on my slot builds now that I've got some spare time.

My builds are mainly 1/24th with a few 1/28th Kyosho Mini Z & 1/32nd re-paints.

The bulk of my builds are from 1/24th Model kits with some kids toy conversions & RC.

This first one is an RC car that I picked up on special from Repco & is that good a repliction of a V8 Super car that I coulden't help myself so I bought 2 .At $25 ea they are very affordable & seem strong enough to take a good hit.

The box said 1/24th but they are just a little bit bigger than my 1/28th scale Mini Z's & the same size as a Monogramme Mustang.

Initially I was a bit worried they would be too skinny & fall over in turns,but I was very surprised at how good it cornered so I raced out to get anoyher one.

The dimensions are 190mm long,72mm wide & weighs in at 50gms but if I got serious I'm sure 10gms could be removed easily,but what the heck they both handle very well so maybe down the track I might get the dremmel cranked up.

I used 2 different chassis set ups & different tyre combinations for each.One has a Plafit 1700 chassis & sponge tyres the other has a MJK short dog bone chassis with AMR low profile rubber tyres & my own custom wheels.Both cars have Plafit Fox 2 donks that are more than adequite for the job without being Banshee's.

Here's some pics

The RC setup

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Bonnets off

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Finished car

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Cheers Jimmy :D


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Looking good Jim.

 

I was looking at those on the weekend, and thought they were OK.

 

I had thoughts of sticking a guide on the front, and radio controll it around the track.

:huh:

 

Just need a couple of Fords to go with them now.

:)


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I had thoughts of sticking a guide on the front, and radio controll it around the track.

:huh:

 

Hi Steve

I put a guide on Mk1 before it was turned into a slot car because my track wasn't wide enough to drive without hitting every fence,took it to Thursday night racing at Dapto & put it on the far side of the track & drove it around to where Greg was standing & put in reverse when he was looking at it.Didn't shock him,all he said was I've got one of them & brought the next week when mine was converted & had a few quick laps together.

His was in the silver livery,I think Butch built for him a while ago,but isn't that typical of Greg,if it's a slot car, looking good,Greg's got at least 1.

Seriously thinking of getting another 2 & repainting into a different livery to use as house cars at my track instead of the Tamiya Can-Ams that I was working on. I don't think I'll ever get the Can-Am set finished with good reproductions like these coming out all the time,any way back to the work bench.

Cheers Jimmy :D


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Looks awsome Jim , Now there's a one make series that's screaming for a run .

 

Thats what I thought Paul,& we could throw one in the microwave on high for 30 seconds & call it a Ford & have 2 manufacturers :rolleyes::D

Cheers Jimmy :D


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Looks awsome Jim , Now there's a one make series that's screaming for a run .

 

Thats what I thought Paul,& we could throw one in the microwave on high for 30 seconds & call it a Ford & have 2 manufacturers :rolleyes::D

Cheers Jimmy :D

Just lend it to Pittstop for a weekend

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Looks great Jimmy..Quick, create a class that only allows 1 plafit chassis combo. No options, standard length centre section, pans and T piece. Wow.. a homologated (is that how you spell it?) class that in fact uses all the parts we have left over from cars that failed to be fast enough...I like it!

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Hi Kim

Funny you hit the nail right on the head ,Cam & I had that very same conversation earlier in the year.I've been on the look out for an Aussie V8 Super car for years now & always knew one would turn up & probably in an RC format.

This one ticks all the boxes,price,shape,durability & redily avaliable with the importer in Kirrawee just an hour up the road.

I just bought another 2 today & I'm looking forward to doing some retro paint liveries.The plan is to use up some old Flexi car chassis for the next 2 & some of my other spare parts lying around.

If a class was created I think one of the Plafit ready to run chassis would be the way to go,I've got a used set of Scaleauto wheels on the rear & are just a neat fit inside the guards,keeping it simple would make it much much easier to get newbies interested.

Aussi,Aussie,Aussie,oui,oui,oui

Cheers Jimmy :D


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Just finished my first re-paint for the VE Commodore,on this one I've gone for an 80's livery & added a Lexan interiour & windows to cut down weight & give the car more real appearance.

Body weghs in at 44gms with 3 wall plugs as body mounts for the MJK Chassis.

These body's are definately ticking all the boxes to be a stand alone class but for next year they will be added to our Muscle cars & we'll see how much interest they generate.

Here's some pics,the first one is next to my Scaley of the same livery.

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After looking at this pic I'm going to revisit the front windscreen as it looks crap.

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Time to start my next one :D

Cheers Jimmy :)


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Just finished my second VE Commodore re paint in a series of 4 cars.

This one is a copy of my all time favourite livery Commodore from the Greatest period in Australian motor sport.

This VK livery tribute car has a few different parts as I search for a set up that is best suited to the tracks down here on the Sunny South Coast N.S.W.

Wheels are my own 10mm wide x 19mm OD & I've trued a set of MJK tyres from our Nascars down to 27 mm OD.

Fronts are 8mm wide x 19mm OD with a set of MJK hard fronts trimmed to 8mm wide & 25mm OD.

Wheels are very close to scale & the MJK'S are just the right amount of grip for my Ferradore track.

Traction & handling is very similar to our 1/24th Nascars which is our favourite class of car at Dapto.

The MJK's allow the car to slide on demand so good throttle control is essential for a good lap making these cars great fun to drive when you master them.

Here's some pics,hope you like.

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2 down & 2 to go.

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Cheers Jimmy :D


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Bloody beautiful Jimmy as usual ! Wouldn't mind seeing them at Hornsby next month if you can fit them in the car box.

Will do Dave,plenty of room in the box,only got 2 Scaleauto's which makes it easier to decide which car to run.

Cheers Jimmy :D


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Just completed my latest slotty,it's a Revell 1/24th scale Ferrari 458 Italia.

It's been fitted up to a Plafit 1700 G chassis that was sitting around doing nothing & with a Plafit Cheetah donk it will be my new GT car for Thursday night at X-Treme Trax.

I was going to flare the guards & fit a wing to turn it into a GT but decided to leave fairly standard with the only addition a splitter on the front,It's such a pretty car I didn't spoil its natural looks & didn't want to do another race car copy.

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Cheers Jimmy :D


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Really nice Build Jimmy... I thought by now I would be following your path of pleasure. Unfortunately my wife thinks i'm still too heallthy so sends me out to work each day...

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Had a nice break from rule restricted builds to go back to the 80's & do some Speedway cars that my mate Gary & I used to race at Kembla Grange Speedway.

Gary supplied some Sprint + chassis for the Sprint cars which I extended by 10mm & then passed them on to Gary to do the roll bars & then back to me to finish off the assembly & track test.

Sprint cars were fitted with Plafit Pointer motors & are a lot of fun & look sensational.

Commmodore Super sedan is a copy of my car & is very close to the actual car except the replica is a VK & my car was a VB.

Motor is a tired old Plafit Cheetah that has been retired from serious racing but still gets along pretty well.

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My Speedway collection

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My Commodore

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Cheers Jimmy :D


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Had a bit of spare time last week & decided to give the display cabinet a good clean.Best place to park all the cars was on the track,& what the heck I'll give them all a run to see if they still work.

Spent 2 days cleaning & driving the 1/32nd & the big surprise was only about 10 didn't work & another 10 had tyres like rocks.

Only gave some of the 1/24th's a run as they are what I'm into at the moment.

Even though I mainly race 1/24th the little 1/32s are a lot of fun especially the Slot it's & SCX Nascars

The bride sprung me & thinks I've got too many toys,but I think I need a bigger track. :D

1/24th 171

1/32nd 164

1/18th 1

Motor bike 1

Lay buy 1

338 ouch :D

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My Plafit collection

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Cheers Jimmy

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Very impressive Jimmy. What's the picture inside your wallet... Wife, family or favourite Slotcar... Mines the dog.

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You're missing one Jim.

 

To quote tattoo "The plane, the plane!!" :lol:

 

You have to show everyone the plane.

 

 

Edit, I think I can see it on the main straight.

Edited by Camber

Hoo Roo

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Hi Pete

One of our locals is also a ex Speedway tragic like me & he does the bodies which are the Flexi car ones with the side pods & roof removed,He's also vac formed the exhaust pipes but I haven't got around to fitting them as yet.

Tupperware Greg got the Pro track rears from Hornsby but are a bit too grippy for my track & Dapto but the harder compound Pro track seem a little bit better & MJK's are OK to give them a bit more slide.

Cheers Jimmy


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