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  • Slot.it white kit to IMSA GTP 1991 #7 Joest Porsche 962 Camel Continental VIII

    After getting back into slot cars about 15 years ago, and seeing that Slot.it made white kits, I planned on modelling this livery using photos I shot at the Watkins Glen race back in 1991. I wanted to do as much as I could, given my moderate modelling skill level, to model the car as closely as I could. That included chopping the tail, filling in some of the intake vents, adding air scoops and extending the lower nose section. This was the first time I had done any kind of modding of a model kit of any kind. The project sat for quite a while, mainly because I didn't seem to have the time or knowledge of how I wanted to proceed with the nose, until I realised I could make the necessary extra parts with my 3D printer I acquired a couple years ago. So with the recent COVID causing no formal slot car racing in our local clubs I decided to get the car done. The 3D printer came in handy to create the extended nose piece and the air scoops. I used a wing and (Speedline) inserts from the Slot.it Mercedes. I did not do a good job of painting the white - in hindsight, I neglected to use a primer, so there are far too many coats of white for my liking. Oh well. Decals were created in Word, printed on clear decal paper with a colour laser printer and coated with a couple coats of Krylon Fusion clear. I still don't know if I will race this or just parade it around.


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    Peter
    Last edited by PetesLightKits; March 18, 2021, 12:54 PM.
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  • #2
    Wow, looks pretty good for moderate modeling skills.
    Michael Squier
    Chatham, NY

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    • #3
      I was thinking the same thing.... pretty good work for moderate skills. 3DP is funny that way....all of a sudden you realize how much you can do.......
      Come Race at The Trace!
      Timberline Trace International Raceway - SW of Mpls, MN

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      • #4
        I'd say that turned out GREAT!

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        • #5
          Thanks guys. I may still redo the wing end plates on the 3D printer. And I realised that I put some decals on in the wrong order so may scrape them off and reapply new ones - it's always good to create enough spare decals in just such a case.

          Added some other photos.

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          Very early in the modelling stages. I used two part modelling epoxy to fill in the rear intakes. This was done years ago.

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          3D printed nose extension JB Welded onto the front. I filled in the gaps with Tamiya putty - first time ever using that. This was about 4 weeks ago.
          Last edited by PetesLightKits; March 18, 2021, 01:05 PM.
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          • #6
            Looks like a skilled job to me. Very nicely done.

            Jules

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          • #7
            I would bet this is on the short list for a factory Slot It car especially after seeing your version ,very nice!
            Courtney Smith
            Chattanooga TN

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            • PetesLightKits
              PetesLightKits commented
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              It would require a completely new mould, which could be used to model quite a few 962s from the last half of their racing lifespan - about 1989 to 1993.

            • Courtney s
              Courtney s commented
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              But Slot It is not afraid to do a new mold , there are still many crossover parts to make it an economical and profitable venture!

            • PetesLightKits
              PetesLightKits commented
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              I would love to see Slot.it come out with some kind of variant that the car went through over the last couple years of its' racing life. One I see a lot of is the chopped tail with the separate wing. But I imagine there still are many liveries they have planned for the standard body.

          • #8
            Nice to see a different version of the 962. Beautiful workmanship
            Mike V.
            Western North Carolina

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            • #9
              Great looking car Pete, real nice work all around!
              Cheers,
              Paul

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              • #10
                Nice job! Primer makes all the difference. Did you airbrush it or rattle can?
                On the rear wing, you could add some cut .5mm styrene to create the end plates.

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                • PetesLightKits
                  PetesLightKits commented
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                  Tamiya rattle can. I want to cut down the width of the wing also as it is wider than the body. I'll just 3D design and print the endplates - much more accurate than me with a knife or scissors and a straight edge.

              • #11
                I just ordered 4 more white body kits (2 962C, 2 962 IMSA) so stay tuned .
                PetesLightKits

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                • dinglebery
                  dinglebery commented
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                  I need to place my order of light kits with you!
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