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#26 TSR

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Posted 27 December 2006 - 09:20 AM

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Real slot cars use body pins . . . :mrgreen:
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Posted 27 December 2006 - 01:00 PM

More look (and this one has body pins):

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Posted 27 December 2006 - 01:57 PM

I'm sorry, Dennis, but with those nearly scale wheels on, it misses the look entirely. ;)

I think you should send them to me as pennance, and I will gladly send you some "proper" wheels that will get your car back in "the look". ;)
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Posted 27 December 2006 - 02:20 PM

Al,
Your rear wheels are WAY too wide and the tires the wrong color for "The Look" :mrgreen:

"Blues" are IT. :)

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Posted 27 December 2006 - 03:08 PM

Your rear wheels are WAY too wide and the tires the wrong color for "The Look"

SSSHHHH, Dennis in his shame probly didn't notice. :crazy:

I have the proper Russkit rears, send me some rubber and, I'll fix it. ;)
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Posted 27 December 2006 - 03:34 PM

I guess I'll keep mine the way it is - probably should not have been posting these pics in a Thingie thread to start with.

I do have a set of white silicones that would fit, though . . .

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Posted 27 December 2006 - 08:48 PM

Dennis, I LOVE those Russkit T70 wheels. Keep'em on! :)

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 09:55 PM

UPDATE:
Jairus hard at work on another Thingy chassis as "Von Thingy" is put on hold . . .

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 09:58 PM

If Little Jairus took that picture, then just give him the camera permanently and you keep your wire-cutting paws off of it, okay? :lol:
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Posted 03 January 2007 - 10:15 PM

Kenneth Jairus Watson is my 20 year old son, with whom I am well pleased. Unfortunately he has to go back to school in a few days, leaving me alone to take the crappy pictures. But out of three beautiful children, Ken is the most artistic (but that might be debated by his two sisters). His friends call him Little Jairus, I just call him to dinner!
Back to the iron . . .

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 10:34 PM

Hope you know I was complimenting LJ on that picture, which is excellent.

And I'll bet you don't have to call him to dinner twice . . . :lol:

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 11:46 PM

Maybe it's just the acid-flux talking but I found another good use for the soldering iron . . . stick it into the coffee mug and it re-heats the cooled coffee really fast!
Is that a good thing . . .? :spin:
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Posted 06 January 2007 - 12:44 AM

Now I know why Pablo solders with a torch. Because it also cooks breakfast! :lol: :lol:

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 06:16 PM

Life has been busy for me.
No, there have been no weddings or funerals . . . but busy nonetheless.
However, I have managed to do some painting on “VonThingy" so with all due respect to the Thingy Kingie and his humble many minions, we present "Von Thingy's" new clothes:

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An actual pinstriping "dagger brush" was used, tho I have little experience . . .  :rolleyes: 

 


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Posted 27 January 2007 - 07:23 PM

WOW!

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Posted 28 January 2007 - 09:30 PM

Mockup time again!

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Before anybody asks . . . the redlines were drawn/painted on the tires. I'm thinking "Hot Wheels" or muscle car here. Simply a pair of old draftsman nips were used with Tamiya Flat Red. Slowly turn the wheel while not moving the nib and . . .

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Posted 28 January 2007 - 09:52 PM

They look great. Don't kiss too many walls! 8)

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Posted 29 January 2007 - 09:04 AM

:mrgreen: SWEET!

Jairus, if you have coffee juice on your tip that qualifies you as a charter member of the "Questionable Soldering Techniques Club" of which I am the self-proclaimed President. :twisted: :lol:
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Posted 29 January 2007 - 01:31 PM

Jairus, nice work on this body! :up: Was the dagger brush used on its outside or the inside? :?: Can we look forward to seeing more pinstriping on your furure works? :?:

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Posted 29 January 2007 - 02:56 PM

Bill,
The pinstriping, if you can call it that, was painted on the outside. It is freeform and not a copy of anything. I am not a pro by any means but I have been playing with the two brushes I have for many years. Thank you.

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 01:44 AM

How does it handle with the ISO hinge in the very back like that as opposed to the usual "just in back of the bracket face" location ?


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Posted 17 October 2014 - 05:49 AM

I've always been told the further back you move the hinge location, the smoother the handling gets. Much of this info came from guys building 1/32 scale cars, but I would expect it to apply to 1/24 cars too. 


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Posted 17 October 2014 - 07:09 AM

I built an iso for Jim Allen of "Scratchbuilt.com" years ago with the hinge all the way at the back like this one but he never posted it on his website. In our communication back and forth at the time he was fascinated by the concept. He was going to do a whole topic on iso chassis but that never happened either.

 

Jairus, what's the 2014 update on this car, please?


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Posted 17 October 2014 - 08:41 AM

It resides in the collection of the Kingy of Thingy.


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Posted 17 October 2014 - 12:48 PM

There is my answer, thanks anyway for trying :)  We will never know. Unless I was interested in how it handled on a home track....


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