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    It is not too hard to find ways to kill time now that I am constrained at home.(but it is worth it:we have, so far,only 9 losses /million)

    This one was lying in a drawer for quite a few years waiting for a suitable chassis,now its almost ready missing proper rear rims and light lenses,the latter were included in the kit but cannot locate them:

    lightweight,World Classics body

    Just started the Lindner one,World Classics body

    And Ghost ModelsLM 62

    plus a restoration of an Eldon one

    Last edited by alexis in greece; April 21, 2020, 05:37 PM.

  • #2
    You have more lightweights than Jaguar did!
    Come Race at The Trace!
    Timberline Trace International Raceway - SW of Mpls, MN


    • #3
      Very nice.


      • #4

        Another project completed but not well,the decals wrinkled when lacqered.I will have to strip it sometime in future.Alfa Romeo Giulietta sprint.


        • Fathead59
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          I have question on the chassis . The rod sitting in front of the motor . Is the rod used for chassis flex ? But , nice looking chassis , how does it perform ?

      • #5
        Alex, those are great. I hope to someday put all the Ninco, Scaley, and other E-types I have together for a photo.

        I have a place in my heart for original E-types, and for that matter, all the old Jaguars. I can't stand the V-12s. I made friends with a cabal of 70+ years old guys with a huge garage complete with lifts and a machine shop, and so far, I have been greasy dirty on a pair of roadsters and a V-12 2+2. They are all things British to an extent, and one of the guys worked for MG at Coventry. They do antiques, too. There was a 36 Packard Woody and a '56 Packard Caribbean that came through, too. Its killing me to stay home when I want so much to get back in the shop.


        • #6
          Just off the assembly line Ferrari Dino 246GT LM 72:missing proper inserts,rear view mirror.

          Making Body Posts

          Fly front engine car setup,how to


          • #7

            In the mean time another came off the assembly line,Peugeot 307 Revell easykit.Despite the lighweight cockpit still heavy:the body weighs 30 grams.Why pink rims?Well I run out of white filament


            • #8

              Projects progressing
              Alfa Romeo monoposto

              Rover SD1

              Porsche 997 Ninco was fitted with light weight glass and cockpit (i made the moulds) and now weights a respectable 17 grams compared to the orginal 25



              Ferrari 360 Ninco received the same treatment and now weights 21 gramS


              • #9
                Another project took off


                • #10
                  One project completed,one approaching completion one started


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                    Progress report
                    Jaguar E type LM 62 progressing
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                    Ferrari 275 GTB LM 69 got a chassis and paint
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                    Another Ferrari 360 Modena Ninco got the tratment,lightweight cockpit&glass,poded chassis
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                    And another Porsche 997 Ninco
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                    And the Rover SD1 finished headong straight in to the "to be redone" drawer the photo was shot from a distance to cover what i f8*&d up

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                    • #12

                      Progress report,3 to go to the lacquer shop onerescued from junkyard

                      The decals were a nightmare despite the fact that I protected them with liquid decal film the rear number cracked as soon as it set ,Will have to print a replacement one

                      Part of the same junkyard as the Alpine,Chevy 55

                      Alpine A210 1/24 Heller static kit part of a box full of broken static kits I bought some years ago ,this is the second one I managed to recover (the first one was a Rambler ) .I was lucky to remove all glass in (almost) one piece and repoped them vacforming them


                      • #13
                        I feel your pain on the crinkling decals ( and sometimes also paint with me).

                        thank you so very much for sharing. Always great to see some orphan bodies find a home. Great work. Keep it up.