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    This was an old (almost complete) kit that I have had for ages, and rather than continually buy more stuff (my habit), I have decided to make an effort to build what I have.



    I did want to improve the performance of the car, but wanted any changes to be such that I could return the car to stock..(don't ask me why)



    Anyway, the main chassis elements that I wanted to address were...the ability to freeze the drop arm, and allow for some guide height adjustment, and, add some weight via side pans. Both were fairly simple mods., and are easily reversible.



    The motor did get a good overhaul......trued comm, static arm balance, zapped magnets, and, most importantly, I replaced the molded in rear axle bushings with some single flanged oilites.......much better !!



    This is a shot of the completed roller..........









    The body was not totally complete, and I did have to add/make a few bits.......I always struggle with how far to go, do I keep it stock, or add a bunch of details, so, this one is somewhere in the middle. I am still contemplating adding a small aluminum rear spoiler that I have made...we will see.



    The car was airbrushed with Tamiya Light Blue Pearl, and clear coated with Tamiya Semi Gloss.....I think it looks much more period correct than the high gloss stuff. I did get a bit of decal "silvering"...but, I don't mind that much as I was using 50 year old decals.



    She be done !!....still debating adding the small aluminum rear spoiler



    Cheers

    Chris Walker





























  • #2
    Seems to be OK now...post is here and looks like it should....thanks to anyone who helped sort the problem

    Cheers
    Chris Walker

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    • #3
      thanks Chris

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      • #4
        Wow, simply fantastic! It's great to see old bones brought back to life.

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        • #5
          Chris, that looks great! I've always liked that model.

          What did you use to make the webbed harness and goggle strap. It looks realistic.

          Bill

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          • #6
            Originally posted by WRW13 View Post
            Chris, that looks great! I've always liked that model.

            What did you use to make the webbed harness and goggle strap. It looks realistic.

            Bill
            Hi Bill, It is adhesive backed nylon material used for repairing tents/knapsacks etc. I think most camping/outdoor stores carry it, and it comes in black, blue, and red, so I can do different coloured seat belt harnesses. While it does look more realistic, the big bonus is that I have not hand painted goggle straps in a long time.

            Cheers
            Chris Walker

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            • #7
              Absolutely beautiful.

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              • #8
                beautiful, well done

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                • #9
                  Awesome! I like the extra detail.

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                  • #10
                    Very nice build Chris, excellent fit and finish!

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