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  • A few "Strommie" builds

    A few "Strommie" builds

    Nothing new here folks,...just experimenting with bringing some stuff over from the old forum.....it works !!



    I have always liked the Strombecker 1/32 cars, not so much for their performance, but for the bodies,...... although not as detailed as the current crop of RTR cars, they are generally very close to scale, and, apart from the Lotus 19 (it needs work),they capture the feel of the 1:1 cars extremely well.

    I do have several Strombeckers (many still to be done), but the following are a few pics. of some on the shelf........If anyone needs more details on any of the following, I will be happy to provide more info.

    Cheers
    Chris Walker

    Cheetah with BWA wheels/inserts, and a brass Strombecker comp. chassis. (As a kid I was working in a Toronto Slot car shop, and the owner had a Maroon Cheetah, and I lusted after that car!...........built more than 10 years ago, it is a tribute to him, and his Maroon Cheetah).

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    One of my favs., the Dino spyder

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    Ford J car

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    Ferrari 265P

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    Lotus 30

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    Another Cheetah...in Alan Green livery....this one was done before the Rev/Mon or Carrera versions were available.

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    The McKee Mk 10 (Cro sal olds), and the car Paul Newman drove in the movie "Winning"....this is on a modified AMT brass chassis, and is a very quick little car, easily holding its own with any of the current RTR cars.

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    My fav.,... The Lotus 19...this was done to replicate Stirlings' car from the 1961 Players 200 at Mosport. It has had a fair amount of body work to help cure some of the Strombecker inaccuracies, and, uses a modified Strombecker "Scuttler" motor mounted in a brass plate "period" chassis....A really great car to drive around!!

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    And the RS 61....details on the RS-61 thread. (I painted this to replicate an actual vintage livery I found online......I should have done it silver.....!!!)

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    The McLaren M1B........Bruce McLaren's car as raced at Bridgehampton 1966.

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    Last edited by chrisguyw; June 18, 2020, 10:08 PM.

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    Beautiful looking cars!

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    • #3
      Man O Man,eye candy for sure!!!
      Rusty

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      • #4
        Great stuff, Chris! Digging the blue RS. There are plenty of silver Porsches to go around.

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        • #5
          You have your own personal museum of incredible builds.

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          • #6
            Wow! Fantastic work! All of them. What do you use to paint them? The luster is spectacular!
            Team SCANC
            Woodland Trace Raceway - SlotZuka - Bent Tree Raceway
            OFI - Buena Vista Motorsports Park - Slotkins Glen
            Leadfinger Raceway

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            • #7
              Lotus 19, 265P, Porsche.... wonderful selections for SCCA Proxy Racing. So many cars to choose from, but a limited number manufactured by today’s suppliers unless you’re willing to do some digging. Love the Strombeckers... great builds. Thanks for re-posting Chris...

              Val

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Fast Co. View Post
                Wow! Fantastic work! All of them. What do you use to paint them? The luster is spectacular!
                agree, very quality job on them

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Fast Co. View Post
                  What do you use to paint them? The luster is spectacular!
                  All of these have been done with Tamiya spray cans. Most have been clear coated with Tamiya gloss, but now I mainly use Tamiya semi gloss clear as it looks much more realistic


                  Cheers
                  Chris Walker

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                  • #10
                    Wow! That's fantastic. I never would have guessed you could achieve a finish like that with a rattle can. My attempts at spraying usually result in orange peel. Even after warming the rattle cans in hot water. After a good bit of sanding, I can get them to look reasonably well, but nothing like yours. I've been using Testor's lacquers though. I may try Tamiya on my next build.
                    Team SCANC
                    Woodland Trace Raceway - SlotZuka - Bent Tree Raceway
                    OFI - Buena Vista Motorsports Park - Slotkins Glen
                    Leadfinger Raceway

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Fast Co. View Post
                      My attempts at spraying usually result in orange peel. Even after warming the rattle cans in hot water.
                      Hello FastCo.,........Orange peel usually results from either,... holding the can too far away from the body (the paint actually dries a bit in the air), or, not enough paint being applied.

                      I try to do a few (3 or 4) light mist coats (especially over decals !!.....and let the decals dry for 48hrs.) with 30 mins drying time in between each coat.....then a couple of (2 or 3) heavier coats.

                      Warming the paint in hot water is a very good idea,.....and practice never hurts.

                      If you are still not overjoyed with your results, Tamiyas' rubbing /polishing compounds (coarse/fine/finish) are excellent.

                      Cheers
                      Chris Walker


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                      • #12
                        Thanks for those tips Chris.
                        Cheers,
                        Steve
                        Team SCANC
                        Woodland Trace Raceway - SlotZuka - Bent Tree Raceway
                        OFI - Buena Vista Motorsports Park - Slotkins Glen
                        Leadfinger Raceway

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                        • #13
                          Absolute gems Chris! I never cease to be amazed by your craftsmanship...

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                          • #14
                            Those are really fine looking cars! I have ten bodies that I intend to start refinishing soon. Do you find that Tamiya clear to be pretty durable?

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                            • #15
                              Bravo on the crop of vehicles, I need to get me a J-car to play with. Very nice finishing work.

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