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#1 bosmeck

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 03:02 PM

1/24 Tamiya Zakspeed Capri Turbo using a TSRF chassis

I loved the 1/32 Fly Capri Turbo slot car so I wanted to do a 1/24 Gaugemaster style version. I really liked the maroon color on this car and I like the simple clean look. Jairus built and painted the Interior and fitted the chassis and did a great job. Because the chassis was limited in movement he went ahead and made the rear wheel arches smaller in size so the wheel will be square inside the arch. I really enjoyed painting this car and I may do another one real soon.

I can't even imagne one of these on the road but this might give us an idea.


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Posted 04 June 2009 - 04:06 PM

Looks like the President of Texas A&M has a new ride!

Very clean looking, Chris.
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Posted 04 June 2009 - 04:15 PM

Chris, very nice! If you want to run this car, you will need to upgrade the chassis to the latest tricks. :)

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 04:18 PM

Well, I have this kit collecting dust. . .
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. . .and a half dozen or so of those chassis, the wheelbases should be close. . .maybe the start of the playtime fleet?

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 05:30 PM

Smoooth and shiney. :good:

Bugger of a body for a slot car. Too many parts to glue together and get it robust for rough and tumble racing.

But great car on the track though.
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Posted 04 June 2009 - 05:45 PM

Chris, very nice! If you want to run this car, you will need to upgrade the chassis to the latest tricks. :)


What ARE the latest tricks? Mine is still stock. :fool:
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Posted 04 June 2009 - 06:13 PM

Gary, the tricks are that it is waaayyyy faster because it is prettier! :)

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 07:47 PM

Chris
I love that model, who made the kit? Jairus what color is that you used on this project because burgundy can go so many ways like blue or even brown.
Chris did Fly ever make a Capri in Gaugemaster colors?

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 07:53 PM

What ARE the latest tricks? Mine is still stock.


1/ Do this (the "advanced" method). You will need a steel guide pin.

2/ Get a set of these tires Posted Image(THP2412).

3/ if not using one or more traction magnets, add weight.

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 08:11 PM

I believe I have one and two waiting for install. Since I don'y use magnets, where should I start with adding weight?
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Posted 04 June 2009 - 08:17 PM

Chris
I love that model, who made the kit? Jairus what color is that you used on this project because burgundy can go so many ways like blue or even brown.
Chris did Fly ever make a Capri in Gaugemaster colors?

Nesta


Nesta, I did not paint the car. I painted the interior and fitted the interior/body to the chassis and fabricated the mounting. Chris painted the outside, detailed the wheels, detailed the outside of the body and made it look sooo much cooler.

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 08:22 PM

Thanks Jairus, do you have pics of the interior? Chris back to you what kit and color did you use? :)
Have to say those pics are out of this world. ;)

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 09:27 PM

Thanks Jairus, do you have pics of the interior? Chris back to you what kit and color did you use? :)
Have to say those pics are out of this world. ;)

Nesta



Hi Nesta

Jairus has pics of the interior and the car before it got painted showing some of the mods he did to make the car work better. The color I used was a can of Tamiya TS-11 Maroon.

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 09:30 PM

Well, I have this kit collecting dust. . .
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. . .and a half dozen or so of those chassis, the wheelbases should be close. . .maybe the start of the playtime fleet?


Hey Dennis, I have this kit :D
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Posted 04 June 2009 - 09:36 PM

Chris
Thank you for you reply, I loved the color and the car of course otherwise I would not collect them? You forgot to mention who made the kit?
I don't mean to be pushy but it would be fun to know.

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 09:56 PM

Since I don't use magnets, where should I start with adding weight?

Up front under the nose, then on the sides beginning up front. The idea is to reduce tilting caused by heavy body weight.

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 11:26 PM

Nesta, it was Tamiya and no, I do not have any pictures of the painted interior.

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 03:21 AM

very cool and nice painted ford capri
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Posted 14 January 2010 - 12:19 AM

Here's a link to the real race car: http://racing65.com/
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Posted 14 January 2010 - 11:07 AM

Well, I have this kit collecting dust. . .
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. . .and a half dozen or so of those chassis, the wheelbases should be close. . .maybe the start of the playtime fleet?


Uh Foamy, since you are not a Ford dude, I need that motor out of that car. Its a Comp thing...lol :D
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Posted 14 January 2010 - 01:04 PM

I refuse to comment about this beautiful carI refuse to comment about this beautiful carI refuse to comment about this beautiful carI refuse to comment about this beautiful carI refuse to comment about this beautiful carI refuse to comment about this beautiful car

Dang, I just did

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