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    Got two "Paint-It-Yourself" Pioneer Legends kits to answer Harry's Legends invitational.
    Not being very familiar with manufactured slot cars, it was daunting to see the myriad of parts & pieces
    in the box. (Without a direction sheet, I might add)
    I was going to follow Harry's videos to build this, but I don't have the patience, & I don't have any after-market
    pieces for these things.
    My only alternative was to put it together "box stock".

    After looking through all the stuff here, I figured my first step would be painting the body.
    That would give me time to think about what I got myself into.
    I used Ace Hardware white primer under Ace Hardware red. Applied home-printed stickers followed by Ace Hardware Clear.

    I used the Pioneer axle bushings & didn't notice the loose rear fit Harry mentioned in the video.
    As a matter of fact they were a very tight fit. Harry's right about the fronts being loose. I installed using a dab of
    "tacky" fabric applique glue. To tighten up the wobbly factory guide, I sleeved the guide pin with a piece of heat shrink tube.
    I used the stock axles, gears & wheels. After figuring out which way gear goes on the axle & truing the rear tires I
    made quite a few laps with the bare chassis. In my opinion it might be a bit overpowered, but that's just me.
    My car came with a 33 tooth spur gear & 3 choices of pinions. I went with 11:33.
    The only problem I encountered was when the spur gear stripped off the knurled axle. some super glue & re-installation
    took care of that.

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    I'm impressed by the fitment off all the parts. (Once I fugured out what & where they all belong)
    I finished up the car in 3 afternoons without too many parts left over.
    I'm also impressed with detail of this model. It could very easily be a static shelf model.
    (Actually the pieces fit better & are more detailed than many of the available static models)
    It also runs real well on my wood track.
    I may have cut down the front body posts just a shmidjin............No other modifications.
    I think I have enough confidence to attack the second one I have..............

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    Last edited by strangebrew; April 13, 2020, 12:51 PM.
    Dave J
    Millstadt, Illinois

  • #2
    That looks great, awesome job


    • #3
      Ah yeah!!! Perfect job sir!


      • #4
        Excellent job! Love the shiny red color and decals.

        I recently put together a Pioneer 'Paint it Yourself' Camaro kit and have to agree on the attention to detail of the body and parts.

        Looking forward to what you come up with paint scheme-wise for your 2nd Legend build.


        • #5
          Just a great build in every way.


          • #6
            Really Iike your vision on this Legends!

            The 3-D fender vents add even more realism

            chrome fenders and accents final touch

            Thumbs up!!

            Dundee Denny


            • #7
              nice work
              though with the sponsor and color should that not be a polar bear driving? Just saying...


              • #8
                Built this for my son to run against his twin 7 yr old boys on the basement Scalextric oval.
                If he's not drinking a Sam Adams he's got a Coke in his hand.
                Put his nickname "Flavor"on the roof.
                Dave J
                Millstadt, Illinois


                • #9
                  That turned out very nice, and I like the idea of the shrink tube on the guide. Might try that on mine. On Carrera 1/24 guides that are sloppy I build the post up with thin layers of superglue.