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Here's a couple of pics of the progress on the Lotus 30.

 

Managed to repaint the body and apply some decals.

 

Decided to stick with my original idea of replicating the cover of the Tamiya Lotus 30 box.

 

I haven't used the original roll bar, instead soldering up a brass one and adding some black paint with the supports like the cover.

 

Bent a bit of wire up, painted it red and added the steering wheel, seems the original one was missing.

 

The new tyres are on and original spacers used to widen the stance.

 

One pic below shows the car without windshield, the other with the original glue damaged windshield.

 

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Cheers

 

Matt

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Very nice.


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Nice finish Matt. I have seen youtube clips of how to polish out glue marks on model clear parts but never tried it myself.


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I have tried to polish out glue marks before Bram, but that didn't go so well.

 

Phil was getting onto the screen when he had time John, think he has a few clear items to make etc.

 

Don't think I can add any more decals then what's on the car at the moment, apart from on the dash, still looking for a pic regarding the speedos etc.

 

I still have to glue everything else in place and find the screw that mounts the front end, fell into neverland on the floor some time back.

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Hi Mattcrackers. Great looking job. Mine is still at body sanding stage but if it looks half as good I will be very happy.

 

Regards Chas Le Breton

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I've finished the Tamiya Lotus 30.

 

Here it is with the new screen in place thanks to Phil (kalbfellp)

 

I've decided not to glue the screen in place as the owner of the car says he might want to fit the original screen at a later date.

 

 

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I'll take it along to racing on Saturday night at WASCRG and see how it runs.

 

The 16D motor seems to have had very little use but I'm no expert when it comes to these.

 

The car had a weight glued onto one side of the chassis when I first got my hands onto it, I'll see the owner about the other one or make one to suit.

 

Anyway, one cars finished and another begins.

 

This is a Tokyo Plamo Lotus 30.

 

Same owner as the Tamiya Lotus 30 above, must like what I do to his cars, lol.

 

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The body is quite thick and solid (heavy) compared to the Tamiya Lotus 30.

 

I've stripped the parts off in the next pic.

 

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The chassis, minus the 4 different tyres and guide. Came without a motor but I'm assured the owner has one to suit.

 

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Sanded, cut, scraped the existing paint back to the bare plastic.

 

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Filled a few holes and primed.

 

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I'll fill a couple more of the holes which won't be needed then give it a white undercoat before the final green coat.

 

As I've already done one in the Lotus green/yellow and have the decals etc I'll just do this car with roughly the same livery as the Tamiya Lotus 30.

 

One thing that I have found hard to find is any pics, info on the Tokyo Plamo Lotus 30.

 

I have found a pic on the net with the box cover but I'd like to know what's missing from the body as there are a couple oh holes ( Aerial maybe) that are missing parts.

 

Any help with pics info etc would be much appreciated.

 

Cheers

 

Matt

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I have some canopy glue Phil that Munter put me onto some time ago during my 1:24 VE V8 build.

 

Great stuff and heaps better to use than Superglue which is what I used to use.

 

I haven't needed to glue the screen in place as I left the two holes/slits in the body from the original screen.

 

When I was cutting out the vac formed screen I left a tab on each side, cut to suit the holes so it was a tight snug fit.

 

cheers

 

Matt

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I was given the plans for the Tokyo Plamo Lotus 30 at racing on Saturday night and a few other bits and pieces to work with.

 

The bits and pieces completed the chassis and let me know what was missing from what I had.

 

Here's a pic of the Parts List.

 

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And the completed chassis (please feel free to comment as my guide assembly may be arse about).

 

The bits and pieces box had a working FT-16 motor also.

 

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Anyway while waiting for the paint to harden so as not to leave fingerprints all over the Lotus 30 I started a restoration on another car.

 

This is a Cox (Maybe Nichimo- the jury's still out on this one) 1:24 Ferrari Sharknose.

 

It was a pretty simple restoration, glue the missing body parts back on.

 

Search the infamous missing bits and pieces box for some other missing parts and re-assemble.

 

I put some new MJK tyres on the rear and found some front tyres in the parts box.

 

And I made it 'shiny'.

 

Before:

 

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And after:

 

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Didn't come up to bad actually, apart from the missing carbi cover it is complete.

 

cheers

 

Matt

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Great work on the Ferrari sharknose.

 

Don't think it's Cox, just with a glimpse of the chassis, Nichimo maybe?

 

Fabulous job getting 'em back on the track.

 

Chris.


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Cox did not make a Sharknose, only the BRM and Ferrari 156.

Yes I would say it is one of the Japanese Manufactureres.

Have to agree the square rear section on the body does look like Nichimo.

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Ok Chris and Phil,

 

Showing my age not knowing much about these 1:24 cars :)

 

I was just going off what I was told, may have it mixed up with one of the many cars I'm restoring.

 

Is it a Cox, Tamiya, Tokyo Plamo, Revell etc etc.

 

I hadn't even heard of Nichimo before.

 

Here's a photo of the chassis, couldn't find any writing on it.

 

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Hope this helps you/me tell what Model it actually is.

 

I've actually got a few chassis which I'd like to know what they are, I'll post some pics up later.

 

Cheers for the input.

 

Matt

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Hi Matt hope you don't think I was being picky. Really enjoying what you have been doing.

 

My sister gave me a Tokyo Plamo Cooper-Ford for my 14th birthday back in '67. Loved that model just wish I knew about grippy tyres.

 

Did a bit of research after a spot of gardening:

 

http://lascm.com/Slot-Car-Museum/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=4_1206_1085_1087&products_id=6577

 

Chris. (man, really hope that link works!)


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Hi Chris, don't think your being picky at all.

 

If anything thanks very much for the information.

 

Great to know what I'm working on.

 

Thanks again Chris and Phil.

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Hi again.

 

This is another simple restoration.

 

This is a Revell Mercedes 300sl.

 

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This car is attached to the chassis via the interior which had broken away.

 

I repaired the interior and gave the chassis a little clean.

 

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Cleaned the body and re-attached it to the chassis.

 

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And the finished product

 

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This car is still the original plastic and hasn't been painted.

 

Like I said a fairly easy restoration but I'd thought I'd share it anyway.

 

A new set of tyres and it will be ready to go.

 

cheers

 

Matt

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Yeah like I said Phil it was an easy restoration being that it was in such good nick.

 

And yes the Silver plastic does look good Capri, no need for paint on this one.

 

The interior was very fragile, probably due to its age, and had just broken off all the mounts.

 

Thankfully all the pieces were there to re-assemble.

 

Different chassis to the other Revell chassis's I have at the moment but it's good to work with the vintage cars.

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