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  • Just gotta share this!!

    Last October, I participated in a 24 hour of LeMons race at NHMS.
    I had picked up a MK2 Jetta for the race.
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    One of the team members made it very clear he did not want to race a red car, so out came the sanders...
    We sanded off as much of the red as we could with plans to paint it a different color. However, other areas of getting the car ready took priority, and we never got around to getting the car painted before the race. So it entered the race like this....
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    Recently, another one of the team members, Paul (known as FC47 here on HRW) offered me a good deal on one of his slotcars he wasn't using. The package arrived yesterday, and it was a lot bigger than I expected. Boy, did I get a surprise!!!! Not only did I get the slotcar I bought, but I got this beauty!!! I was simply blown away when I saw it!!!
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    Gotta gives a HUGE kudos to Paul. He not only 3D printed this excellent replica of the Jetta in 1/24, but also did all the painting and detail work. He even included a replica of the rear wing (barely noticeable in photos), and the glass.

    Even now, a day later, I am simply amazed at the workmanship and still can't believe I have something like this.
    For sure, it will get a chassis under it, and it will be making laps on a track sometime this summer.

    Paul, my jaw is still on the floor. I can't thank you enough for this special surprise.
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    Dickie Pearson
    Canterbury, NH

    HOST - Home Operated Slot Tracks
    MSR - Main Street Racing

  • #2
    What a cool story and very generous friend, great craftmanship. Nicely done!
    "I don't make mistakes. I make prophecies which immediately turn out to be wrong "
    "And that just shows you how important the car is in Formula One Racing"

    Murray Walker

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    • #3
      Great story Dungeonracer, an awesome gift for sure.
      I've gotten to know Paul (Fc47) through the 3D printing side of the hobby, he really is one of the nicest people and extremly talented car /model builders I've ever met.
      Thank you for sharing DR.

      Cheers
      NimROD

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      • #4
        So cool, Dickie. What a reminder of (I hope) a fun event.
        How did you guys do in the race?
        Bob G. ..... Boston, North Shore

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        • dungeonracer
          dungeonracer commented
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          Bob, there were about 100 cars in the race. The race is 14.5 hours long. At hour 13, we were running 43rd, and pushing to get 40th or better to see #38 on the scoring tower when the right rear spindle broke. We finished somewhere around 55th overall. Can't wait to do it again!!

      • #5
        Hey you're welcome my friend, it was as much fun to make as it is to drive! I couldn't really ask you for a pic of the drivers side..had the other three but will touch it up next time I see you.
        Glad you like it

        Nimrod, Thanks Mate, your talent and skills are certainly unlimited!

        Cheers,
        Paul

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        • #6
          Definitely a very kOoL story, and quite the gift...

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          • #7
            Dickie, I think Paul should paint all your cars! Paul, you bring a new level to "weathering."

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            • #8
              It's definitely a work of art. Paul does amazing work and it's good to see a very unique slot car!
              Come Race at The Trace!
              Timberline Trace International Raceway - SW of Mpls, MN
              https://www.thingiverse.com/chappyman66/designs

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              • #9
                This is very cool
                The Jester
                of Da Lou (St. Louis) but from
                the Soxside (Chicago)

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                • #10
                  Great story and one outstanding gift. Wonderful to see humans be nice to each other for a change. One can only hope for friends like this. Outstanding job.
                  jeff

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                  • #11
                    Yes, a really cool story and gesture ... must've been quite difficult to unpaint it to look like the real thing.
                    Bram,
                    CHCH NZ

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                    • #12
                      It wasn't that tough, not like I could goof it up.
                      But I couldn't really ask for a pic of the drivers side, I'll match it up when we drag race in a couple weeks..
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                      The top of the door edges were corrected since this shot.
                      All in good fun!
                      Cheers,

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                      • #13
                        Simply amazing! Wow!

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                        • #14
                          Awesome gift, excellent craftsmanship and a great story. One question what did your teammate have against the color 'Red'?

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                          • dungeonracer
                            dungeonracer commented
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                            I dunno really, but it may have something to do with red being the color of most females first car. And the funny thing is...both his daughters cars are red.....lol
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