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  • what´s on your workbench? [1/43]


    project Mini Sprint ... in the works for the ProNoMag









    something went wrong on the wheelbase of the scratchbuilt chassis for the Mini Sprint.
    so - correction works ...
    and new ball bearings -finally found some with ABEC5 classisfication for 2mm axles, but sadly no flange.
    nothing that can´t be dealt with ...
    made a groove in the axle and one in the crown gear, a piece of copper wire will be added later, to secure the crown gear from slipping on the axle

  • #2
    Very cool. I just came into a few 1/43 scale models that would be great for conversion but I have no use for them. Bought them online from a guy who swore they were 1/32 scale and gave me bogus wheelbase measurements.. I guess I'll list them in the marketplace

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    • #3
      Originally posted by NHBandit View Post
      Very cool. I just came into a few 1/43 scale models that would be great for conversion but I have no use for them. Bought them online from a guy who swore they were 1/32 scale and gave me bogus wheelbase measurements.. I guess I'll list them in the marketplace
      be sure to list them also in this forum, some 1/43 guys only check this forum, not the entire HRW forum ... (me included) ...

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      • #4
        Here's what I've got. I'd gladly swap them for vintage 1/24 scale bits or 1/32 scale.
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        • #5
          nice AMT kits!
          they are spot on 1/43.

          what i got my hands on - trying to do clear glasses for the head lights ...



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          • #6
            I started to rebuild a Motorific Ford Thunderbird.




            I didn't like the original color so I painted it few years ago when I converted it, but something went wrong with the paint and it had terrible orange peel surface.




            Finally thought to fix it so I removed all the chrome trim parts and glasses which were glued to the body.




            Body cracked from few places in progress so I made it stronger with superglue and baking powder from inside and fixed the body with putty from outside.




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            Repainted the body wit a spray can that I found from my shelf but dropped the body after painting so I guess I'll let it dry now for while and fix it one more time...


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            • #7
              Ferrari California pullback car that I picked from ProNoMag 2019 pricelist.




              After I dissembled the car I started to think that maybe the pullback chassis could be converted to slot car chassis.




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              Original five spoke wheels just wouldn't come off from the axles so I thought maybe some wheels from China might work




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              Brass tube as bearing, Peter's printed braid guide, Carrera GO motor with China gears and all glued to together and it runs.




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              I cut the black windows partly open and made new clear windscreen and glued it on and also the lights to the body.




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              Cheers



              Aki



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              • #8
                this will be a very nice slotcar!
                great work, Aki!
                clear windscreen - very nice!

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                • #9







                  Did some work on the BARC motored sidewinder driven Mini.
                  the gearing is working very nice, crisp accelaration, nice brakes. top speed, well, could be a little better.
                  BUT it will be great, great fun, if you run 2 of these side by side! just like well prepared SCX compact cars.
                  now to do some inlay, driver figure and a add lights, as the body is clear ....

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                  • Barc 1
                    Barc 1 commented
                    Editing a comment
                    If you need more RPM with the BARC motor increase the voltage. These will run all day at 16 volts.

                • #10
                  Nice chassis Peter, home printed?

                  Mini body looks nice too, is it a Carrera body ?

                  Made 2 new body post to Ferrari to the front and used the original in the back.

                  Made a simple inlay tray from plastic sheet and Vroom figure.



                  Starting to look nice, needs a little chassis adjustment and tuning.



                  Thunderbird rebuild is finished







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                  • #11
                    the Thunderbird looks great, Aki!
                    very nice paint job!
                    what color did you use for the white wall of the tires?

                    The Mini body is a fastlane RC body from years back. it´s a nice one. The chassis came out of my printer. this improvements to do on the printer - there are so many small details that matter to get a nice print. But i´m slowly getting there. For chassis - it already works.

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                    • #12
                      Thanks Peter, I used Lifecolor acrylic paint on the wheels and coated the paint with nail polish.

                      Fastlane RC, I have one myself too, in silver and black.

                      Never knew what the body was originally, I bought just the body.



                      Mine is with Artin chassis with SCX wheels but as you can see it doesn't fit perfectly to the body so I thought to do a quick fix.

                      Moved the front axle little bit back and changed the guide pin to mini guide, well it is a Mini so what else can you use







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                      • #13
                        Nice work guys.

                        Re BARC motor. These are a very good slot car motor that deliver nice drives. I too,wished they turned about 3000 rpm more. Then they would be perfect.

                        I started on my PronoMag cars as well. Using FF50 motor in a Mercedes CLK and a Mazda 787. Pictures to follow. Might send a Lotus 30 as well

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                        • #14
                          Looking forward to seeing more Dan.

                          Project Aventador



                          AWD like a real Lambo



                          Still a lot to do with the chassis but who knows maybe something for ProNoMag

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                          • #15
                            very nice chassis, Aki!
                            2 motors? great idea!

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