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Here's an update pic of the Tokyo Plamo Lotus 30 which I started in July, can be seen in posts #111 and #115 of this thread.

 

Just need to finish painting the driver, add the screen and headlight covers.

 

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In the parts box I was given there were no inserts for the wheels to be found.

 

Both the front and rear inserts are different sizes so I'll see what happens with this one.

 

 

I've also started work on a Revell Jaguar XKE as well.

 

This was a complete car minus the front and rear bumpers, sorry no pic of the car before I started pulling it apart.

 

Apparently this body was molded in red while the full kit was molded in white.

 

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As you can see the front and rear sections have been taken off to repair, re-glue and I have started the removal of the paint here.

 

I managed to remove all the clear parts with out breaking any of them.

 

It was quite a challenge on this one as it looked as though a tube of glue had been used to stick the entire windows section in place.

 

And another slightly sanded pic.

 

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I have primed, undercoated and painted this car white and replaced the inserts with new original ones that were in the parts box.

 

I'll post another pic up when the car is re-assembled.

 

 

I've also started another Lotus 16 build, my 4th and final one.

 

As you might know from some of my posts I have a few of the Triang/Scalextric Lotus 16's.

 

These come in red, green, blue or yellow or a different shade of each.

 

I have built the Green, Red and also have Munters resin Lotus 16 to paint still.

 

So I thought I'd build one more to finish off the foursome.

 

It has the basic brass chassis with my own rear bracket and Cam's front bracket.

 

Some more work/brass is needed to complete the chassis.

 

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The body actually sits lower on this one compared to the other three.

 

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Still quite a bit of work to do on the Lotus.

 

I've yet to decide on the yellow or blue liveries for the last 2.

 

I'll probably go with the Gulf colours on the Blue livery as I do like a Gulf livery :rolleyes:

 

But I have no clue as to what yellow livery to do, any ideas?.

 

Thanks again for having a look.

 

Cheers

 

Matt

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Tokyo Plamo Lotus 30 finished.

 

Bar the wheel inserts anyway.

 

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I vac-formed a new windshield but stuck with the original lights.

 

Till next time.

 

Matt

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Another Lotus 16 finished, for now anyway.

 

I would still like to put some type of livery on it, but not sure which one yet.

 

Before the paint etc.

 

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And after a paint job with the bits and pieces added.

 

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cheers

 

Matt

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Love it...chassis is cool, general look of the Lotus 16 is also uber cool.


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And the final Lotus 16 build finished to complete the Green, Red, Yellow and Blue as mentioned earlier.

 

This is the resin Lotus 16 made by Munter aka Mr John Warren.

 

I've attatched a few of the pics shown earlier as well.

 

The Original kit plus some of the extras to build a slot car.

 

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The assembled chassis and body bar a bit of detailing.

 

I did remove the repro wheel/mirror piece and build the dash up and add chrome mirrors separately.

 

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and the finished product.

 

All of the parts, Suspension, Carbi's, Exhaust, fuel caps were made by Munter as well,

 

No Chrome reproduction parts on this one bar the mirrors which are cut down Lotus 16 repro ones from BTS Mouldings.

 

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and a dodgy pic of all 4 completed Lotus 16's, mirrors attached as well. :P

 

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That completes another job, now onto the next.

 

cheers

 

Matt

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I've had this decal kit for a while now.

 

First time using the 'wrap around decals' from Pattos.

 

I cut away all the red decals as I had already painted the Falcon red.

 

At least next time I'll know what to do, learn from your mistakes as they say.

 

Not my best work but this one's for racing at WASCRG, so it's going to get beaten up a little,lol.

 

I haven't modified the car to make the front end look like the FGX because it is for racing and when going fast no one will notice anyway.

 

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Here it is just sitting on a FG chassis although it has now been fitted to the metal MJK chassis for racing.

 

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And yeah, I should of painted the windows before applying the decals to stop the dodgy spray lines.

 

cheers

 

Matt

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Hi Terry,

 

Here's the car set up now with the MJK chassis.

 

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and the underside.

 

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and just the chassis by itself.

 

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As you can see by the pic we run the MJK chassis and tyres, NSR gears,wheels and axles, a Plafit Pointer motor and Ninco deep guide.

 

Being a novice to timber track racing back in 2012 I added a large amount of weight (Blu-tac) up the front to stop the car from tipping.

 

As my driving skills improved over the years I removed more and more of the weight until what you see now.

 

Not sure how this car will run now with the new FG body as the BA Falcon seemed quite large and heavier compared to the FG.

 

I have set it up so I can always interchange between the 2 bodies.

 

Will probably need a little tweaking here and there but there's plenty of time before the next season for these cars begins.

 

cheers

 

Matt

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My next restoration projects will be a Strombecker Ferrari 250 GTO, A Revell Ferrari 250 GTO and an Atlas Ferrari F1.

 

This first Ferrari 250 GTO will need quite a bit more work done compared to other restorations I have done before.

 

 

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As you can see by the pic it has no windscreen, headlight covers and is missing the two window/body pillars,

 

and it looks as if the rear arches have been widened.

 

It's a bit more of a challenge than usual, looking forward to it actually.

 

 

The second Ferrari 250 GTO is a Revell I believe.

 

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I've stripped the paint off this Ferrari but I'll need to fit the chassis to this one.

 

I do have a 'ladder' type Revell chassis ready to fit though.

 

 

The Atlas Ferrari is one I've shown a while ago in the vintage part of the forum.

 

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This one will be quite easy, strip it down, repaint, add decals and replace the rear tyres with MJK's.

 

I've started work on the last 2 and will put some progress pics up soon.

 

Does anyone on the forum know of someone who has made the tyres for the Revell cars?

 

I know I can probably get them on Ebay but at $23 a set it's a bit rich.

 

cheers

 

Matt

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Cheers Gas.

 

Think I've restored, repainted or built more cars in the last few months than the 9 years in the hobby.

 

Good fun though.

 

Here's an update on a couple of the Ferrari's , bit behind with the photo taking.

 

I've painted the Atlas Ferrari and re-assembled it last night, decals are on their way from Patto's to give it the finishing touches.

 

Rear tyres were replaced with MJK's and it's a runner.

 

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Pretty much a straight forward restoration on this one.

 

 

The white plastic body Revell Ferrari 250 GTO has been painted as well.

 

Some black and silver details added here and there as well.

 

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Really like how this one's coming up.

 

I've vac-formed a new windshield for this Ferrari as the original has a crack across the rear window.

 

I have managed to source another windshield to make a copy for the Strombecker Ferrari, one problem solved.

 

The interior has been painted and chassis built from the parts box.

 

Until next time.

 

cheers

 

Matt

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Thanks Matt, it is coming along nicely.

 

I've pretty much finished the body, still to add the windows though.

 

Here it is sitting atop 2 different chassis's.

 

One is an original Revell 'ladder' type chassis and the other with the chrome Ninco spokes is one of Grant's (Zegas) 3D printed adjustable chassis's.

 

 

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And a third pic because I thought this one just looks cool.

 

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I'll probably be going with the Revell chassis but I'll somehow use the Ninco wheels on it.

 

The front axle will fit easily but the rear will need to be made to work due to the threaded axles.

 

I'll probably go with some brass tube fitted over the Ninco axle to fit the rear bearings, still working on a solution for this.

 

I've fitted headlights from the parts box but still to work out how to do the clear covers as well.

 

 

cheers

 

Matt

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I like the Ninco wheels, but only have a few sets left. I use oven cleaner to strip the chrome and repaint with a suitable silver to look like originals.

I have a small lathe here so I solder up the bearing hole and then re drill to 2.5mm.

1/8 brass tube in the bearing and then redrill should work OK.

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Nice idea about soldering the bearing and re-drilling it Phil.

 

I'll have to remember that one for another time.

 

I had another set of Ninco wheels that were a tight fit on the standard 3/32 axle so have gone with these and a Slot.it gear.

 

I have sleeved the axle with some brass tube that I had laying around.

 

I do have some inserts that I painted silver that would have fit the original Revell wheels as well but have decided to go with these.

 

Not sure what the owner of this car likes but I'll give him the choice either way.

 

cheers

 

Matt

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Nice in red, Matt.

 

I have some old oilites with a 1/4" od but with a 3/32" id which might be useful to you....then I could sell you one of my Ferrari 250 vac form interiors.

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sorry, I am always pushing it.


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Cheers Terry.

 

All good John but I might have to get hold of the list of cars you make/have made.

 

I've been playing around with a bit of vac-forming myself lately, even made a few interiors up to use on other projects.

 

Vac-formed another of the Strombecker Ferrari 250 GTO's to see how it would come up,

 

will probably use it for the headlight covers and windscreen, I'll see when I get to that point.

 

cheers

 

Matt

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Great to hear you are doing more than re assembling/refurbishing....

 

Vacforming is fun and results can be really pleasing once you figure out the heat, materials, vacuum, timing, luck factor.

 

Regards

John


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Matt

If you are having trouble getting 2.5 mm bushes for your rear axle there is a 'non slot' solution.

 

Get hold of a Jaycar Electronics catalogue and check out page 209, top left.

You can get a packet of 25 combination nylon hex-nut-washer, part number HP-0150, for $6.50 - that's 26 cents each.

 

The ID of these is 2.5 mm and I have been using them as front bushes for Ninco 2.5 mm front axles rather than trying to find the elusive 2.5 mm ID tubing. I glue the flat washer section to the inside of the chassis.

 

The bearing holes in older chassis are usually larger than current 1:32 types but you will probably have to open the holes up slightly to fit the hex-nut.

 

At this stage I can't comment on how long these 'bushes' will last but at 26 cents each you could afford to replace them on a frequent basis.

 

Another handy item in the same section of the catalog is part number HP-0148, a pack of 10 flat washers for $2.50. These can be used a spacers for 2.5 mm axles.

 

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