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  • #91
    Wow, I never fully appreciated the sizes of those cars. Those are Go-Karts with V8s ... AWESOME!!!


    Looking over that thread, I saw a Shadow with an interesting wing. Since I have a Shadow without a wing, that looks like a good model of one for me to make.
    Last edited by oneredz; 04-27-2015, 01:12 PM.

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    • #92
      The top view of the white shadow is awesome but the side view reveals how small the car was.

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      • #93
        I'm running Aurora Xtraction/MagnaTraction chassis (JW front wheel sets, Turbo rear wheels, Supertires rear tires, Turbo guide pins, AutoWorld pickup shoes) under the Porsche 917-10s. I've also done the Jagermeister car, which I don't have a good photo of.

        Bob

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        • #94
          Sorry for the small thumbnail, but I can't get a link to work from DropBox. 1972 L&M Porsche 917/10, as driven my Mark Donohue (& George Follmer...)
          Last edited by C_Spray; 10-22-2015, 11:06 AM.

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          • #95
            Hey Marty, that "ChapaMcLaren" looks pretty darn good! Nice idea... Enjoy -- Ernie :>)

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            • #96
              Fantasy "Repsol" Interserie Porsche 917-10 & Starting Grid

              A new contribution to this favorite thread I started some time ago. Another Tomy Porsche 917-10, but this time done up as a fantasy "Repsol" (Spanish Energy Group) Interserie car. Here paired with my "Jagermeister" 917-10:

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              Paint is Tamiya "Rattlecan" spray lacquer, with details hand-painted in Testors enamel. Decals are sticker (have seen Repsol Porsche 956 Group C, but thought this would make an interesting combination), as well as the pinstriping to set off the color changes.

              My current collection of Can Am / Interserie cars:

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              These represent Tomy, TYCO, LifeLike bodies/chassis (most repainted, some original), as well as my pair of modified BSRT "G-Jet" ( Viper chassis magnets, run at 22 volts), with hand painted Lexan bodies. Various eras are represented, including the last, where Formula 5000 single seaters were given full fender bodies and called "Can Am". Notice how tight the space is between these cars are; time to widen the space between the slots, Racemasters!
              Last edited by Speedhoppy; 12-30-2021, 07:02 AM. Reason: Pictures added back after being lost.......

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              • #97
                Always worth looking through this thread.

                What is the #4 car in the second row? I think is says "OMRON".

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                • #98
                  AMRAC Manta

                  Originally posted by CoachD View Post
                  Always worth looking through this thread.

                  What is the #4 car in the second row? I think is says "OMRON".
                  Coach, that is an AMRAC (Post Cox, pre-LifeLike) "Manta", I picked up at a slot car show. It took me a while to figure out it's modeled after the Formula 5000 full-bodied single seat (notice the center seating position) racers they had renamed "Can Am" to try to revive that series. The body sits a bit high, but is so shallow, it cannot be lowered, so I reverted to a visual "trick", by adding a deep front air dam I made our of Lexan, to bring the front of the car down:

                  IMG_3113.JPG

                  The chassis is almost a clone of the AFX G Plus (somebody copied somebody; but who?) and can use the same pickup shoes. Put on a good set of tires, and it runs surprisingly well......

                  Last edited by Speedhoppy; 12-30-2021, 07:05 AM. Reason: Picture added back after being lost......

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                  • #99
                    Thanks for the info and additional pics. Yes, your paint job and colors make that car look much more appealing than the yellow/black version that shows up on the bay from time to time.

                    P.S. that Tyco M8(?) looks a lot better than I remember it as well.

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                      Mitey fine looking cars you have there, Speedhoppy... The blue & gold Porsche
                      looks fantastic... The Jagermeister one is another favorite...

                      John
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                      • What a transformation of the Mantra. Looks great and you can really see the shape of it so much better. I like the contrasting rear spoiler too.

                        The original factory colours made it look like a Christmas Cracker toy.

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                          I just added girls (the only custom work I can do), TD... It looks a little better that way...



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                          • I'm envious of the skill level evident on many of the bodies in this topic. Steady hands and an eye for scale and detail.

                            I can't recall his name right off hand, but it's pretty easy to find, but one of the guys who designed the G-Plus (and I think held the patent on it) and started AMRAC, hence the nearly identical chassis.
                            The materials are harder making them noisy, but they can be darn good performers if they're smooth and the rear wheels are true. They can usually hold their own with the very early Tyco Magnum 440s, which weren't anywhere near as fast as they eventually became.
                            The lightweight bodies and extended flux collectors helped.
                            Last edited by JimDouglasJr; 04-07-2016, 11:46 AM.

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                            • Got to do some touch up work & probably add some black the front.



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                              • Well, this certainly looks better with the spoiler out back than the stock shadow looks.Nice work.

                                Bob

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