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#1 Wobble

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 03:27 PM

I discovered this kit at a local hobby shop and to my eye it had a rather neat classic appearance that should make a nice adition to our 18k 2 & 4 door saloon class.
And to top it off it has the same wheelbase as a Scalex C2504 Maserati Trofeo coupe so should be a rather straight forward conversion.
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Posted 10 August 2018 - 03:30 PM

They are rather over scale, - You'll need laaaaarge wheels and high profile tyres - and you will need to fabricate a piece to go in at the back where the Tamiya chassis leaves a gaping hole.

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 07:37 PM

I was in at Cooltoys today wondering if some of these could be converted into funky slotcars. Some interesting looking bodies.

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 07:45 PM

I forgot to mention, you'll need a chassis with the right wheelbase.

I THINK I mounted a Slot.it Nissan under mine after checking out numerous under-pans in shop stock - would you like me to check for you tomorrow if podded chassis are allowed?
It would be a good deal faster than with a Scaley chassis
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Posted 10 August 2018 - 09:10 PM

View PostSlotsNZ, on 10 August 2018 - 07:45 PM, said:

I forgot to mention, you'll need a chassis with the right wheelbase.

I THINK I mounted a Slot.it Nissan under mine after checking out numerous under-pans in shop stock - would you like me to check for you tomorrow if podded chassis are allowed?
It would be a good deal faster than with a Scaley chassis

Thanks Mark but the Scaley chassis is already fitted and with the car being as wide as my SCX Audi 90 GTO I think it'll be quick enough as is.
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Posted 11 August 2018 - 08:13 PM

Go hard Bram. Love your builds.
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Posted 12 August 2018 - 06:02 AM

Some classic moderism never went astray...I am following too.
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Posted 12 August 2018 - 05:23 PM

The Baron has had a bit of time spent on it. Windows opened out, rear plugged and bottoms of fenders shaved a bit. I'm quite liking how it's looking with Carrera stocker steelies on it.

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 06:37 PM

I like a Kamm tail.....but I was thinking I would build out the rear of the fenders and boot lip....balsa and bog is a good recipe.
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Posted 12 August 2018 - 07:41 PM

Very cool Bram.
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Posted 12 August 2018 - 07:43 PM

"balsa and bog" hadn't crossed my mind let alone the idea of extending the tail. A full rear end would look good though.

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 05:31 AM

get your sculpting tools out
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Posted 13 August 2018 - 03:20 PM

Sorry John, I don't have the patience of Job and I want to get some paint on it (in fact I've started), and I want to try it out on Wednesday evening. Shouldn't go too bad. The rear track (outside) is about 3mm wider than my Sideways M1 and with Ultras it should be a hoot.
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Posted 13 August 2018 - 03:54 PM

No worries Bram, it is your build so go for it....nothing like a know all pushing ideas about....I look forward to seeing it finished.
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Posted 13 August 2018 - 05:35 PM

Looks cool Bram. Love the wheels - suits it so well.
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Posted 14 August 2018 - 07:57 PM

A bit of paint and detailing and it's as good as done. Still need to nominate a driver and add a guide and some wires.
I should have added a bit of filler around the join at the back but it's too late now and to be honest it's not too noticeable in the flesh but the photos show more than I can see.

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Posted 15 August 2018 - 04:34 AM

Mint!
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Posted 15 August 2018 - 05:50 AM

details look great, nice work on the grill...

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Posted 15 August 2018 - 11:41 AM

Great work, tempted to add to my long list of projects to get to.....

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Posted 15 August 2018 - 03:23 PM

soft top effect looks awesome - & that grill !
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