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    Hello fellow racers!

    I am considering importing a large number of these cars to be sold here in the states. I think they are a unique offering, as they have many models that are not available from conventional manufacturers yet they are still very high performance.

    I have built a few of these now, and find that while they do take some extra prep time to finish they look and perform great. The chassis included with my recent C8R is right up with some of the fastest things I have in my slot box, with just standard slot.it drivetrain installed.

    My goal is to get them here and offer them at retail pricing with good domestic shipping rates. Currently the only option available is around $29 dollars USD, which makes buying a single car very unattractive.

    Below you find the current range of models available in white, and future models nearing completion are in yellow. If you guys are interested in any of these cars please let me know and I can try and get some of them.

    Retail on many of the 1/32 cars is $85. This includes body, chassis, lexan windows and headlight covers, interior and wheel inserts on most cars.

    All of these are also available in 1/24, but come as the body and windows only usually, some with interior, but no chassis as of yet. Retail on these kits is $109

    Thanks guys! ***edit sorry guys I had forgot to add the GT3 and GTE variants first round****
    GTLM/GTE-WK 01 ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE GTE MY'17
    GTLM/GTE-WK 02 ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE GTE MY'19
    GTLM/GTE-WK 03 BMW M8 GTE
    GTLM/GTE-WK 04 CHEVROLET CORVETTE C7.R (2016)
    GTLM/GTE-WK 05 CHEVROLET CORVETTE C8.R
    GTLM/GTE-WK 06 DODGE VIPER GTS-R
    GTLM/GTE-WK 07 FERRARI 488 GTE
    GTLM/GTE-WK 08 FORD GT LM
    GTLM/GTE-WK 09 KOENIGSEGG CCGT
    GTLM/GTE-WK 10 PORSCHE 991 RSR MY'17
    GTLM/GTE-WK 11 PORSCHE 991 RSR MY'18
    GTLM/GTE-WK 12 PORSCHE 991 RSR MY'19
    GT3-WK 01 ACURA/HONDA NSX GT3
    GT3-WK 02 ALFA ROMEO 4C GT3
    GT3-WK 03 ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE GT3 MY'19
    GT3-WK 04 AUDI R8 LMS MY'16
    GT3-WK 05 BENTLEY CONTINENTAL GT3 MY'14
    GT3-WK 06 BENTLEY CONTINENTAL GT3 MY'19
    GT3-WK 07 BMW M6 GT3
    GT3-WK 08 CADILLAC ATS V GT3
    GT3-WK 09 FERRARI 488 GT3
    GT3-WK 10 LAMBORGHINI HURACAN GT3
    GT3-WK 11 LAMBORGHINI HURACAN SUPER TROFEO MY'19
    GT3-WK 12 LEXUS RC-F GT3
    GT3-WK 13 MCLAREN M650S GT3
    GT3-WK 14 MCLAREN MP4-12C GT3
    GT3-WK 15 MCLAREN M720S GT3
    GT3-WK 16 MERCEDES BENZ AMG GT GT3
    GT3-WK 17 NISSAN R35 GT-R GT3
    GT3-WK 18 PORSCHE 991 R GT3 MY'16
    GT3-WK 19 SCG 003 GT
    GT3-WK 20 AUDI R8 LMS evo MY'19
    LMP1-WK 01 NISSAN NISMO GT-R LMP
    LMP1-WK 02 PORSCHE 919 LMP1 (2014)
    LMP1-WK 03 TOYOTA TS 030
    LMP1-WK 04 TOYOTA TS 040
    LMP1-WK 05 TOYOTA TS 050
    LMP1-WK 06 PORSCHE 919 LMP1 (2015)
    LMP1-WK 07 PORSCHE 919 LMP1 (2016)
    LMP1-WK 08 PORSCHE 919 LMP1 (2017)
    LMP1-WK 09 PORSCHE 919 LMP1 evo (2018)
    LMP2-DPi-WK 01 ACURA Dpi (2018)
    LMP2-DPi-WK 02 CADILLAC Dpi (2018)
    LMP2-DPi-WK 03 MAZDA RT24
    LMP2-DPi-WK 04 ORECA 07
    RALLY-WK 01 LANCIA STRATOS
    RALLY-WK 02 LANCIA 037
    RALLY-WK 03 FIAT 131 ABARTH
    RALLY-WK 04 ALFA ROMEO ALFETTA GTV GR.4
    ROAD-WK 01 KOENIGSEGG CCX-R
    ROAD-WK 02 LAMBORGHINI VENENO ROADSTER
    ROAD-WK 03 TVR CERBERA SPEED 12
    CLASSIC-WK 01 ALFA ROMEO 8C 2300
    CLASSIC-WK 02 DE TOMASO PANTERA GTS
    CLASSIC-WK 03 FERRARI 288 GTO
    CLASSIC-WK 04 FERRARI 330 P4 (open roof 0846)
    CLASSIC-WK 05 FERRARI 330 P4 (Presentation)
    CLASSIC-WK 06 FERRARI 250 TR
    CLASSIC-WK 07 FERRARI 250 GTO
    CLASSIC-WK 08 FERRARI 250 LM
    CLASSIC-WK 09 FERRARI 250 GT Swb
    CLASSIC-WK 10 FERRARI 250 Spider California
    CLASSIC-WK 11 FERRARI Dino 246 GT
    CLASSIC-WK 12 FERRARI 512 BB
    CLASSIC-WK 13 FERRARI Testarossa
    CLASSIC-WK 14 FERRARI F40
    CLASSIC-WK 15 FORD GRANADA MkII
    CLASSIC-WK 16 JAGUAR XJ 13
    CLASSIC-WK 17 JAGUAR XJC-V12 "Broadspeed"
    CLASSIC-WK 18 LAMBORGHINI COUNTACH LP400
    CLASSIC-WK 19 LAMBORGHINI COUNTACH LP5000 QV
    CLASSIC-WK 20 LAMBORGHINI JALPA
    CLASSIC-WK 21 MERCEDES BENZ 190 E EVO II DTM
    CLASSIC-WK 22 MERCEDES BENZ AMG 300 SEL 6.8
    CLASSIC-WK 23 NISSAN R34 GT-R
    CLASSIC-WK 24 PORSCHE 917 "Pink Pig"
    CLASSIC-WK 25 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE '66
    CLASSIC-WK 26 VOLKSWAGEN SAMBA BUS T1
    CLASSIC-WK 27 VOLKSWAGEN KOMBI FLATBED TRANSPORTER
    CLASSIC-WK 28 PORSCHE 904
    CLASSIC-WK 29 AUDI 90 "Quattro" IMSA/GTO
    CLASSIC-WK 30 FERRARI 250 GT Coupé Lusso
    CLASSIC-WK 31 FERRARI 365 GT4 2+2
    CLASSIC-WK 32 BIZZARRINI 5300 GT
    CLASSIC-WK 33 FERRARI 330 GTO LM
    F1-WK 01 BENETTON B 194
    F1-WK 02 FERRARI F 641
    F1-WK 03 FERRARI 312
    F1-WK 04 FERRARI 312 T
    F1-WK 05 FERRARI 312 T2
    F1-WK 06 FERRARI 412 T1B
    F1-WK 07 FERRARI 643
    F1-WK 08 LOTUS 98T
    F1-WK 09 MCLAREN MP 4/6
    F1-WK 10 TA71 GENERIC F1 2016's
    F1-WK 11 WILLIAMS FW11b
    F1-WK 12 WILLIAMS FW16b
    K&M-WK 01 FORD 32 A Pick-up "Pro Street" Fender version
    K&M-WK 02 FORD 32 A Pick-up "Pro Street" No fender version
    K&M-WK 03 PORSCHE 993 RWB
    K&M-WK 04 VW FRANKENBUG RWB COUPE
    K&M-WK 05 VW FRANKENBUG RWB CONV
    K&M-WK 06 VW FRANKENBUG BLACK MAMBA
    K&M-WK 07 VW FRANKENBUG "JPS"
    K&M-WK 08 VW FRANKENVAN-2_T1+TRAILER
    K&M-WK 09 VW/PORSCHE KOMBI/917 "FRANKENVAN"
    K&M-WK 10 VW/PORSCHE BUG/919 "FRANKENBUG"
    K&M-WK 11 PORSCHE 911 SINGER
    K&M-WK 12 FERRARI 250 GT Coupé Lusso Restomod)
    LMP1-WK 01 NISSAN NISMO GT-R LMP
    LMP1-WK 02 PORSCHE 919 LMP1 (2014)
    LMP1-WK 03 TOYOTA TS 030
    LMP1-WK 04 TOYOTA TS 040
    LMP1-WK 05 TOYOTA TS 050
    LMP1-WK 06 PORSCHE 919 LMP1 (2015)
    LMP1-WK 07 PORSCHE 919 LMP1 (2016)
    LMP1-WK 08 PORSCHE 919 LMP1 (2017)
    LMP1-WK 09 PORSCHE 919 LMP1 evo (2018)
    LMP2-DPi-WK 01 ACURA Dpi (2018)
    LMP2-DPi-WK 02 CADILLAC Dpi (2018)
    LMP2-DPi-WK 03 MAZDA RT24
    LMP2-DPi-WK 04 ORECA 07
    RALLY-WK 01 LANCIA STRATOS
    RALLY-WK 02 LANCIA 037
    RALLY-WK 03 FIAT 131 ABARTH
    RALLY-WK 04 ALFA ROMEO ALFETTA GTV GR.4
    ROAD-WK 01 KOENIGSEGG CCX-R
    ROAD-WK 02 LAMBORGHINI VENENO ROADSTER
    ROAD-WK 03 TVR CERBERA SPEED 12
    CLASSIC-WK 01 ALFA ROMEO 8C 2300
    CLASSIC-WK 02 DE TOMASO PANTERA GTS
    CLASSIC-WK 03 FERRARI 288 GTO
    CLASSIC-WK 04 FERRARI 330 P4 (open roof 0846)
    CLASSIC-WK 05 FERRARI 330 P4 (Presentation)
    CLASSIC-WK 06 FERRARI 250 TR
    CLASSIC-WK 07 FERRARI 250 GTO
    CLASSIC-WK 08 FERRARI 250 LM
    CLASSIC-WK 09 FERRARI 250 GT Swb
    CLASSIC-WK 10 FERRARI 250 Spider California
    CLASSIC-WK 11 FERRARI Dino 246 GT
    CLASSIC-WK 12 FERRARI 512 BB
    CLASSIC-WK 13 FERRARI Testarossa
    CLASSIC-WK 14 FERRARI F40
    CLASSIC-WK 15 FORD GRANADA MkII
    CLASSIC-WK 16 JAGUAR XJ 13
    CLASSIC-WK 17 JAGUAR XJC-V12 "Broadspeed"
    CLASSIC-WK 18 LAMBORGHINI COUNTACH LP400
    CLASSIC-WK 19 LAMBORGHINI COUNTACH LP5000 QV
    CLASSIC-WK 20 LAMBORGHINI JALPA
    CLASSIC-WK 21 MERCEDES BENZ 190 E EVO II DTM
    CLASSIC-WK 22 MERCEDES BENZ AMG 300 SEL 6.8
    CLASSIC-WK 23 NISSAN R34 GT-R
    CLASSIC-WK 24 PORSCHE 917 "Pink Pig"
    CLASSIC-WK 25 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE '66
    CLASSIC-WK 26 VOLKSWAGEN SAMBA BUS T1
    CLASSIC-WK 27 VOLKSWAGEN KOMBI FLATBED TRANSPORTER
    CLASSIC-WK 28 PORSCHE 904
    CLASSIC-WK 29 AUDI 90 "Quattro" IMSA/GTO
    CLASSIC-WK 30 FERRARI 250 GT Coupé Lusso
    CLASSIC-WK 31 FERRARI 365 GT4 2+2
    CLASSIC-WK 32 BIZZARRINI 5300 GT
    CLASSIC-WK 33 FERRARI 330 GTO LM
    F1-WK 01 BENETTON B 194
    F1-WK 02 FERRARI F 641
    F1-WK 03 FERRARI 312
    F1-WK 04 FERRARI 312 T
    F1-WK 05 FERRARI 312 T2
    F1-WK 06 FERRARI 412 T1B
    F1-WK 07 FERRARI 643
    F1-WK 08 LOTUS 98T
    F1-WK 09 MCLAREN MP 4/6
    F1-WK 10 TA71 GENERIC F1 2016's
    F1-WK 11 WILLIAMS FW11b
    F1-WK 12 WILLIAMS FW16b
    K&M-WK 01 FORD 32 A Pick-up "Pro Street" Fender version
    K&M-WK 02 FORD 32 A Pick-up "Pro Street" No fender version
    K&M-WK 03 PORSCHE 993 RWB
    K&M-WK 04 VW FRANKENBUG RWB COUPE
    K&M-WK 05 VW FRANKENBUG RWB CONV
    K&M-WK 06 VW FRANKENBUG BLACK MAMBA
    K&M-WK 07 VW FRANKENBUG "JPS"
    K&M-WK 08 VW FRANKENVAN-2_T1+TRAILER
    K&M-WK 09 VW/PORSCHE KOMBI/917 "FRANKENVAN"
    K&M-WK 10 VW/PORSCHE BUG/919 "FRANKENBUG"
    K&M-WK 11 PORSCHE 911 SINGER
    K&M-WK 12 FERRARI 250 GT Coupé Lusso Restomod)
    Last edited by ZackM; January 7, 2021, 04:59 PM.

  • #2
    For some visual reference. This is my recently completed C8R.

    It took me 3 coats of filler primer and sanding in between to achieve this finish.

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    • SlotCat
      SlotCat commented
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      Wow, that came out beautiful, great job!

      Not to put a damper on this idea as I love the cars they produce that have been largely ignored by other manufacturers, I'd be interested if they were fully finished painted, detailed bodies and then assemble the rest of it, but I'm not interested in all the prep work, painting, decalling, clearcoat etc. Love seeing what some of the peeps here have done with custom paint and build but just not my cup of tea. I'm wishing you good luck if you undertake this endeavor, just voicing my opinion that some folks might not speak up.
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  • #3
    Isn’t 132slotcar already an importer of Area 71 products? Seems I’ve seen them listed there before?
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    • War Eagle River
      War Eagle River commented
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      Ah, thought I remembered something to that effect.

    • ZackM
      ZackM commented
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      Yeah I think his primary objective was to get the F1 bodies for the Klasse 1 cars they raced there. The Area71 bodies are very light and detailed.

    • docdoom
      docdoom commented
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      you can also use 3d printing uv sensitive resin on the bodies, did that On the ats gt3 and it came out really smooth, wished I did a better job on the paint and clear coat.
      Last edited by docdoom; January 7, 2021, 07:45 PM.

  • #4
    So many interesting cars - I think there would be interest - I like a few right off just scanning the list quickly!

    Pics would help of course, as would model years. For instance, is "CLASSIC-WK 22" the 'Red Pig' Mercedes four-door?

    Also is there any way these body files could be printed using resin printing? The rough finish and lack of detail is a big setback and looking at the quality of the 3d rendered models it looks like something that could be easily avoided.

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    • #5
      I was just thinking about getting the newly released IMSA Audi 90 from them.
      "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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      • ZackM
        ZackM commented
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        I will add to my list!

    • #6
      Originally posted by F1Fan View Post
      I was just thinking about getting the newly released IMSA Audi 90 from them.
      Ordered that earlier and it's on the way to me. And to be honest the rough finish has been a huge turnoff for me but I just had to have the Audi regardless.

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      • #7
        I had no problem achieving a pretty nice looking finish with three coats of primer and sanding. For me, the Corvette pictured is more than acceptable for something I am going to actually race. The main advantage being that this body only weight about 16g painted ready to go. They are perhaps not a good for the modeler, but I think the performance is much better than can be achieved with most resins.

        I have built a number of resin kits, and because the small bits are usually separated from the body you can sometimes get more detail I agree. I also think they tend to be more fragile, and depending on the resin casting I have put just as much time into to fixing warpage, filling holes and prepping for paint as I have the few Area71 cars I have built.

        Zack

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        • Vintage 1/24
          Vintage 1/24 commented
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          I am asking about resin printing not resin casting.

          There are other 3d printing methods available that can render smooth detailed surfaces. I mentioned resin printing only because most folks are familiar with it as the resin printers are hitting the home market now.

      • #8
        Originally posted by Vintage 1/24 View Post
        So many interesting cars - I think there would be interest - I like a few right off just scanning the list quickly!

        Pics would help of course, as would model years. For instance, is "CLASSIC-WK 22" the 'Red Pig' Mercedes four-door?

        Also is there any way these body files could be printed using resin printing? The rough finish and lack of detail is a big setback and looking at the quality of the 3d rendered models it looks like something that could be easily avoided.
        The files will not be available separately. They have put a lot of work into producing some unique models. I found the detail on these myself to be on par with most of the resin kits that I have done. Most of it is just cast right in.

        Anyway, here is what the red pig 4 door is modeled after. I will see if I can get photos of the actual kit.

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        • SlotCat
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          Beautiful MB, I may be incorrect but I believe he's referring to 3d printing using different material/process that comes out nearly perfect and very little prep required before painting. ABS, styrene perhaps?

        • ZackM
          ZackM commented
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          SlotCat, the only thing I have seen with a better finish than these is probably resin printing. Or some low quality stuff from like Shapeways that is not going to be nearly as durable. The carbon in the printing does add texture, but it also adds considerable strength which allows to the bodies to be very light.

          Zack

        • Vintage 1/24
          Vintage 1/24 commented
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          No, of course I would not ask for your art files. SlotCat has it - I mean can the body be printed using a 3d printer method that would show the smooth high quality and detail that looks to be present in the 3D models? The performance from the carbon weight savings would be negligible (to me).

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        This one is using their old style printing, I could make sure it is available with the new process before ordering if it is something you are actually interested in.

        Zack

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        • SlotCat
          SlotCat commented
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          That is sweet!

      • #10
        I would buy 3 of the GT3 cars over a years time
        Austin
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        • ZackM
          ZackM commented
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          Austin, any in particular you are interested in? No commitment, I am just trying to get a list of cars put together that people are interested in!

          Zack

      • #11
        This took some time and work, but here is my A71 Bentley. This was a proxy build, that ended up staying home, so I was not looking for a perfect finish, but it turned out OK. I have since added a mesh grill, I should take a newer picture)

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        • ZackM
          ZackM commented
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          Great looking car.

        • Cgyracer
          Cgyracer commented
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          Looks like a podium car.

        • Audi1
          Audi1 commented
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          We missed that car in the GT3 starting grid!

          Allan

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        Originally posted by ZackM View Post
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        This one is using their old style printing, I could make sure it is available with the new process before ordering if it is something you are actually interested in.
        ZackM:

        This car makes for a great subject and is basically unavailable as far as I know. I do like the big Mercedes and I would be interested in one. What is the old process, and what is the new process? How do they differ?

        To me all/most of these are special unique models that look to be well modeled, drawn, and developed. So a smooth finish and fine detail would be much more important to me than carbon fiber strength or a small weight saving that the rough textured body affords.

        I would want the body that is the most smooth and detailed and at the highest resolution. My thinking is this would be a special car and not a racer/beater in my slot box. The concern I have had is because the body appears rough and detail seems to be lost.

        I think it should be easy to remedy as there are several 3d printing methods that can deliver smooth surfaces and fine detail at reasonably high resolution.



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        • ZackM
          ZackM commented
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          I understand your point of view. On a car such as this I even agree with you. Unfortunately though that is not what they do.

          I am not sure of the fundemental differences, other than these early cars had even more of the "layered" look you get with cheaper printers.

          They are not for everyone, i understand. I however i really like the appeal of unique models thats still perform.

          Zack

      • #13
        I like the C8.R, Viper GTS-R, ATS-V, Ford GT LM. I was told by Marco Rizzi in a Facebook post that were also going to be sharing more of their list of upcoming American Muscle cars soon. One of those apparently includes a 70-73 Pontiac Trans Am. I'd order a couple of those once available.
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        • #14
          Since each body is a unique 3d printing event, and not cast or injected molded, then it seems there is an opportunity for really minimal or no additional cost to print the bodies with a smooth detailed printer/material.

          For instance something like resin-based acrylic plastic photopolymer. There are other choices as well.

          It is one-off printing for each item so it seems plausible. I still imagine the customer presented with a smooth high res body versus the rough body would choose the smooth.

          I think the value is in the quality 3D models and development (and marketing) and they could even print them here in the US and have no shipping over the Atlantic. 3d printing is very flexible that way, allowing for just-in-time production of the item. Even build after the order is made.

          I understand you aren't in charge of production of anything, but it seems like a lost opportunity - because otherwise these look to be top shelf, even boutique type models - and the rough texture and lost detail is a put-off to my eye.

          Too bad there isn't an option where a body could be ordered printed to a different machine using something other than the rough carbon fiber material.

          Also, is CLASSIC-WK-22 a listing for the Red Pig? Like I say I like that model, along with a bunch others, and I have looked at the Area 71 cars more than a few times before, but I find the printing to be a concern. I may still get one or some, but the surface has held me back so far.

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          • ZackM
            ZackM commented
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            These bodies are printed in multiples, I will try and get a video here of the factory. Pretty neat stuff.

            Zack

          • Vintage 1/24
            Vintage 1/24 commented
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            Yes, 3D printing is mesmerizing. I put one in my office and at first it was hard to just not stare at the thing working.

            I am interested in the big Mercedes - but would really prefer if it could be printed to something smoother and better detailed.

            But I may just have to get one anyhow because it is so cool.

        • #15
          Things to do at camp this summer , 4 days at camp, 3 days at home each week


          The SCG 003 GT

          Alfa Romeo 4c GT3

          Koenigegg CCGT

          If I like working on them more





          132slotcar only has this

          FW11B Williams 1:24th scale 3D printed body fits Scaleauto Klasse 1 chassis.
          Last edited by Austin; January 9, 2021, 07:07 PM.
          Austin
          Merrimack, NH

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