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  • Another WOMP lexan body fresh out to the paint booth - VW Bug this time!

    With some time available in among the holidays, I took the opportunity at painted up a fresh VW body!
    The main color is a mix of color shift yellow and bright red to give a nice metallic orange that was then backed by red and white as I did the stripes.


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  • #2
    How do you like the colour shift paint. The ones I’ve used ( folk art ) are ok but I would love something with a more dramatic shift. Nice car !

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    • #3
      Originally posted by 4424ever View Post
      How do you like the colour shift paint. The ones I’ve used ( folk art ) are ok but I would love something with a more dramatic shift. Nice car !
      So far I have only tried the yellow - but have the do have the black to try as well. I personally can't see any real significant color shift either - but I think part of that is that it is pretty fine flake to the paint, which does make for a nice metallic sheen. When I try the black, I am going to back it with black to see if the dark under color doesn't help the color shift effect as some of the videos I have seen on YouTube have them applying it over dark colors giving it a more pronounced effect.
      Fun to experiment with either way though.

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      • #4
        Yes experimenting is the key I sprayed a blue violet shift on a test card over white gray and black primers and got three different colours. Fun stuff to play with

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        • #5
          Nice job on the paint Todd. That looks good.
          Robert- Connecticut, USA. Shoreline Raceways Club.

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          • #6
            Nice work! 😀
            Can you still buy Womp Womps?
            I used to race them at a local commercial track.
            It was great racing as you were not allowed to upgrade the car in any way so it was all about driving skill.
            All of the racers were pretty evenly matched so nobody really dominated week to week.

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            • #7
              A search basically only turned up stuff on Ebay. For a very similar replacement chassis consider the LVJ replica

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              Charger Brass Womp Chassis

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              • $16.00

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              • Bill from NH
                Bill from NH commented
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                LVJ's are the only new womp chassis currently being made. The brass & steel womps were Parma's. They also owned the plated Champion womps. I don't know if Parma is still in business, but for the past few years, once they ran out of a product, they weren't getting any more. REHCO may still have some Riggen womps if you have a commercial raceway that orders from them. As someone else said, eBay may be your best source.

            • #8
              That bug looks good......and fast, Todd!

              Allan

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              • TuscoTodd
                TuscoTodd commented
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                Thank you sir!

            • #9
              Originally posted by oldstromguy View Post
              Nice work! 😀
              Can you still buy Womp Womps?
              I used to race them at a local commercial track.
              It was great racing as you were not allowed to upgrade the car in any way so it was all about driving skill.
              All of the racers were pretty evenly matched so nobody really dominated week to week.
              Our class allows the use of the old steel Parma chassis which are out of production or the newer H&R Stinger brass chassis which is nice upgrade from the older steel chassis.
              It is available from a variety of places - here is a picture of it:
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              Our class is a "spec" class using the blue H&R 18,000rpm motors and with the other restrictions of the class makes for really close competitive racing that is a LOT of fun!
              (would be happy to share a set of our rules with you if you would like)

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              • #10
                I'd like the rules Sir...

                and great work on the beetle Todd!!

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                • TuscoTodd
                  TuscoTodd commented
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                  Thank you sir! A picture of our rule set has been added below. Thanks!

              • #11
                Originally posted by TuscoTodd View Post
                (would be happy to share a set of our rules with you if you would like)
                I would be interested in the rules, especially if there is a section about tires.
                My Womps have the original foam tires and they do not run well on my plastic Artin track. lol...
                Thanks,
                dennis

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                • #12
                  Originally posted by oldstromguy View Post

                  I would be interested in the rules, especially if there is a section about tires.
                  My Womps have the original foam tires and they do not run well on my plastic Artin track. lol...
                  Thanks,
                  dennis
                  Below is a copy of the rules we use. We are running this class at a commercial track using foam tires - but we also raced the same cars on Carrera track with the rear tires switched out with Paul Gage urethane tires on the normal womp rims (trimmed in width to keep the same max width limit) and it makes for a very fun combo!
                  (here is a link to the tires: https://slotcarcorner.com/products/p...-395-paul-gage )

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                  • #13
                    Thanks!

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                    • #14
                      Thank you!
                      I had a problem using the chart and ordered the wrong tires for a Carrera Lightning McQueen car for my grandson so I appreciate the link to the proper Womp tires. :-)

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                      • #15
                        So what do you guys use to reinforce the body where the clips go? And with an old body, how do you repair a hole that had gotten to big or that has ripped? Thanks, Ron

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