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  • Questions Regarding 1/32 Indy Cars...

    Please forgive the ignorance of this newcomer...

    I'm drawn to older Indy roadster-type cars, so I wonder what general opinions there might be about the following brands:

    Ostorero: Too expensive for me, but am curious just the same.

    Cartrix: They offered a 1949 Johnny Parsons Indy car at one time...

    Geodies: This ebay seller offers what looks to be nice options of bodies. Anyone here tried any?

    One last thing: I love the way my old Auroras run, but with the sidewinder-style motor, I don't suppose it would lend itself to an open-wheel type of car...(?)

    As always, any thoughts, suggestions or comments are more than welcome. Thanks!

    Mark in Oregon
    Last edited by strummer57; January 18, 2020, 02:33 PM.

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    The Ostorero kits go for as “low” as 70 Euros (pretty comparable to $70) unpainted. That’s pretty much in the Cartrix price range.

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    • #3
      I built Geodies' Novi-Kurtis into a nice car with a one-off scratchbuilt chassis underneath. To do it, I relieved the inside of it extensively with a Dremel tool until a standard sized short can FC-130 motor and bracket would just fit inside. Then I designed a chassis on the fly to fit inside.

      I have another Novi body from him waiting, which won't take much grinding. For these, you'll want to used an offset (lower) motor bracket for a low roll center. I started out with a mild Gator motor in the first one, but it handled so well I bumped up to a Piranha. I built it using narrow CB Design wheels and narrow profile tires from Paul Gage so it would look like 1963 - it's fast, but you really have to drive it in the corners (just like the real thing in '63)!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by RBPhillips View Post
        I built Geodies' Novi-Kurtis into a nice car with a one-off scratchbuilt chassis underneath. To do it, I relieved the inside of it extensively with a Dremel tool until a standard sized short can FC-130 motor and bracket would just fit inside. Then I designed a chassis on the fly to fit inside.

        I have another Novi body from him waiting, which won't take much grinding. For these, you'll want to used an offset (lower) motor bracket for a low roll center. I started out with a mild Gator motor in the first one, but it handled so well I bumped up to a Piranha. I built it using narrow CB Design wheels and narrow profile tires from Paul Gage so it would look like 1963 - it's fast, but you really have to drive it in the corners (just like the real thing in '63)!
        ...pictures...please?

        Mark in Oregon

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        • #5
          The result. Yeah, I never detailed the windshield or exhaust - but I sure do enjoy running it! The windshield I installed (.005 styrene) kept falling out, so I left it out. The grey plate that resembles a 60s drop arm is .060 lead. No magnets in this baby!

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          • #6
            Wow, that turned out great!

            Thanks for posting these.

            Say, I don't suppose you'd be willing to post a step-by step of the process...?

            Mark in Oregon

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            • #7
              Next one! Thanx for the kind words! I'm sure you could build a better one yourself!
              Last edited by RBPhillips; January 17, 2020, 05:30 PM.

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              • #8
                Click image for larger version

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ID:	17744 Geodies cars are reasonable castings they do need a bit of work to make slot cars out of them but in the end it is worth it.
                Ostorero are lovely cars beautifully finished.
                Cartrix did two Kurtis Offy's bit hard to find these days but great little cars.
                cheers
                David
                Last edited by GT40 Racer (DM); January 18, 2020, 08:13 AM.
                Dangermouse to the rescue.

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                • #9
                  Wow David, nice line-up; are those all Geodies?

                  You do nice work!

                  Thanks for posting this...

                  Mark in Oregon

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                  • #10
                    GT40Racer, those are CORRECTLY built Geodies' cars...… praise on the correct detailed builds!

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                    • #11
                      Yes they are all from Geodies on eBay
                      thank you
                      Dangermouse to the rescue.

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