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Hi, I'm pretty new to this but the cars are definitely very cool. A couple of questions;

 

There are two chassis, one plastic and one metal, does it make a difference which one you use?

Is there a group using these in Sydney as it would be great to check them out.

 

How do I go about buying the parts I need to start?

 

Ric

 

Hi Ric,

 

In Sydney the Slotit chassis is the way to go, I think there may be quite a few guys running them next year particularly at Armchair Racer.

Complete kit with RTR chassis, mounting adaptors and body set is $95.00.

I am hoping to have them ready soon.

 

Cheers,

 

- Cam


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Thanks Cam,

 

I did notice the pre-order today. plus the discounted price to buy both at the same time.

 

Is there an instruction of attaching the shell?

 

Does the guy that produces the decals do custom decals, I work for Toyo & Nitto Tyres and would be able to get hold of the artwork.

 

Would love to do one Toyo and one Nitto.

 

Ric

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Hi Ric,

 

I am currently re doing my website, links to full build instructions will be there.

Patto's decals typically don't do custom jobs, you can always ask him though.

 

Cheers,

 

- Cam


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1/32 V8 project is now complete and available for sale.

$95.00 for the complete kit including RTR Slotit chassis. Only other expenses required to finish the car are decals, paint and your time to build it.

 

Complete build instruction links are on my webpage.

 

http://slotworx.com.au

 

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Some pics of the H body dolled up as a Nissan.

 

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OK .... I pull the trigger and purchased the chassis and kit (Ford) from Armchair on the weekend, I'm new to all and have no experience at modding or building slot cars. I did check out the decals guy, am I right to assume 2014 decals work on this shells as well? I guess I email him the order and ask for the main colour to be left off. Why don't you use polycarbonate paints? Does it eat the decals? Doesn't the water based paint chip of the shell on impact?

 

Ric

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Order internal peel and stick decals from patto then you can use tamiys pressure pack polycarbonate paint.

 

That's how I do mine

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You can use ps series Tamiya paints on peel and stick (Not waterslides) if you like. It just takes longer to do because you have to mask everything. With art paint, if the paint chips off from crashes over time it is easy to fix, just touch up with a brush. Brushing on Tamiya from the spray can for touch ups doesn't work as well. Tamiya is also very thin when sprayed, a slight wrinkle in a mask will bleed underneath, artist acrylics are less prone to this problem. If you do get a bleed with art paint, you can remove with a metho soaked cotton bud or carefully scratch it off with a hobby knife if it is small.

 

Also, it is easy to mix art paint to achieve the desired colour. Tamiya is probably more durable over time, however the art paint is still pretty rugged. Don't brush silvers, pearls or metallics, if in doubt about brushing do a sample on some scrap lexan. Tamiya spray isn't great for your lungs either.

 

You can choose either method.

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Brush a bit of clear on the edges of internal decals before painting, then you can forget about colour bleeding.

 

The weight saving of spray should not be scoffed at, but the difference is minimal on 15 thou bodies. Still, it is a difference.

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Cheers,

 

Garry J

 

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Old age and treachery will overcome youth and skill

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hair dryer on a low setting between coats also stop any paint bleeding into decals even paper masking tape. Also means you can do second coat straight away.

 

Raced these last night at Narangba and what a blast they are to drive and race.

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I just recently got myself a couple of these cars and have never done these clear bodies before. My decals came the other day from Patto's, so I'm cutting decals out to get ready for painting, I've read this post trying to soak in as much as I can, well my question is, can you use the Tamiya X series(enamel in the little bottles) paint on the bodies? It sticks like you know what to a blanket and is a bit flexible, so I thought it would be good.

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Supercharged,

 

Check out the Preparing and Painting your Slotworx V8 thread in the 1/24 section. All the info you need.

 

Steve

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Thanks guys, I ended up tracking down some Jo Sonja acrylics to do the job. Steve, I did read the slotworx thread, but it didnt say anything about what you cant use, so I thought I'd ask anyway, being my first lexan body I wasnt sure but now I know, NO NO NO , hey Gary! Phil, I didnt want to mask up, so thats why I opted for the old brush instead of using spray cans or do Tamiya do the PC series in bottles as well. Anyway, all good. Now to finish cutting out decals.

Cheers.

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Tamiya use to make pots of PC paint - if you scratch through some old stock in your local model shop, you might still find some.

 

Cheers,

 

Jan


'The older I get the faster I was.'

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Parma Faskolor is excellent for lexan bodies and can be sprayed or brushed on.It is flexible and never cracks,even after many wall hits.I painted all my flexi bodies with Faskolor and not once did the paint flake or crack.

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Cam

I know you are busy at the moment, but do you think that you will be able to supply also bodies for the nissan, volvo and merc in 1/32?

One of the main reason I hate the sacley V8 is that they are limited only to 2 makes.

So after I have seen the 1/24th thread with all the 5 makes on the grid I thought that the 1/32nd versions for nissan/volvo/merc would also be available.

If this has been asked or discussed before I apologise for the repetition.


Cheers

G

 

"I am an expert at the top of my field when mowing the lawn".

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No plans soon to produce other moulds for 32 scale. The Nissan livery on page 2 used the H body.


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Pity, but thanks Cam for letting me know.


Cheers

G

 

"I am an expert at the top of my field when mowing the lawn".

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Sorry to reply to an old thread, I found an old Slotworx SX132-F while cleaning my garage. Can someone help me with the instructions, I can't find them online. Is this type of car still raced?

https://imgur.com/a/ENpo9d0

 

Ric

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