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#26 Bill from NH

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 06:42 PM

That's a sharp looking car Jairus! You did a nice job on the chassis. :)

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 06:45 PM

Awesome !!!!!!!

Just can't beat H Power and Jairus chassis and paint !!!!!!!!!!! :D
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Posted 26 November 2011 - 10:20 PM

Super nice ...really captures the era !!!
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Posted 26 November 2011 - 10:27 PM

Yes it is super nice Jairus. I really like the extra fine panel lines. That looks very period to me and i know that white makes it that much harder.

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 10:43 PM

The black & white shot is great.
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Posted 23 February 2018 - 04:19 PM

I agree the Black & White shot is great.

I will manage the same project with a McLaren M1B Body.

I think a better way vs my first plan with a standard Russkit chassis !



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Posted 23 February 2018 - 04:52 PM

Yves,

 

Here's a link to lots information and examples of this style of car:

 

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 05:59 AM

Hello Rick,

Many thanks for the link.

A lot of great examples !

I'm very impressed by originality and quality of your slot car projects.

Regards,

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 03:11 PM

The Chaparral car illustrated in the slot car history website assembled by Denis David was not built by Rob Quintana, but is a replica built in the early 2000s by Bryan Warmack. It is a very nice car (as pretty much all of what Bryan has ever built), but uses body decor far too realistic for the period. Regardless, a beautiful build by Jairus, and a nice nostalgic replica.
Bryan built other cars in the same style, that can be seen on that same website, while a few shown there are real, authentic survivors.
Now, when Bryan built that car, it was from memory and not from an actual authentic model, because at the time, NONE had surfaced, that is until about 2004 when Bruce Paschal brought his surviving cars and offered them to what has become the LASCM. I personally restored several of them, and you can see their actual chassis design below.

Very few such authentic cars from the R&C days have survived, and when one appears, it rarely does with its original body. The Russkit boys, Durkee, Quintana, Vucci and Morrissey, all built along the same lines, but with individual variations. I am posting below, what some of these cars truly looked like. This  in no way demeans the beautiful work done by Jairus and Steve Okeefe, as the car Jairus built is truly a unique and very nice piece, and very representative of the 1966-1967 R&C era.

Russkit made two distinct Chaparral 2 bodies, the most commonly found (and the one used by both Bryan and Jairus) was marketed in a clear poly bag with a blue tag. But the team members only used the later model with the 1965-style front "cow catchers", made from a completely different mold. That is the one found in the "Carrera Series" kits, despite that the body of the car illustrated on the box's top is the earlier model!

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This one below surfaced of all places, in France, and was acquired with two more, that were handed by Jim Russell to the Russkit distributor in London in 1967.
Its chassis was built in the last months in 1966.

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