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#1 Neckcheese

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:12 PM

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Protar make a decent model of this classic F1 car and I would like to make it in Grp. for Slot car use.

Knowing that my friend Fola is better than me in making low weight Grp. bodies, I contacted him and the result was NSF-Classics, a coorporation which hopefully will result in a series of fine, decent priced lightweight Grp. Slot Car kit. 

 

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The NSF kit has a very lightweight body + resin and vacformed parts to make a nice slot car replica of the MP4/2C

 

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Decals are also available - also for the McLaren M23 which is also available from NSF Classics

 

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This is my scratchbuilt brass chassis for the body, made from 1,5mm brass and relatively cheap spare parts.

 

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Trial fit of the body

 

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I found that the chassis was much too heavy and removed a lot of material in order to reach a total RTR weight of 130g.

 

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using the enclosed template i made the wing parts in 0,3mm carbon, painted on one side only as the original

 

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Decals added, waiting for clear coat

 

more to follow - more pics on my Picasa: https://picasaweb.go...enMP42CSlotCar#

 

Temporary NSF-Classics website:

 

 

Yours, Niels, DK


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#2 Neckcheese

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 07:06 PM

A little progress: Spoiler assembled and added. Also the car was tested tonight with the lighter chassis and impressed by extreme roadholding and fast lap times - now its very close to the fastest time clocked by this type of cars on our track :-)  NICE

 

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next step, windscreen, driver to be added + carbon plate sides to the lower front end + disassembly of the car and painting the chassis black.

 

Niels, DK


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#3 spudboy

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:54 PM

A nice pair!


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Posted 14 December 2014 - 04:52 PM

LOVELY



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Posted 14 December 2014 - 04:57 PM

Nice


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#6 Paul Jurczyszyn

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Posted 29 December 2014 - 11:49 AM

What are you cutting your brass with?
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#7 Neckcheese

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Posted 29 December 2014 - 12:20 PM

Paul, 

 

I have a small bandsaw and use my dremel + cuttings discs a lot

 

I also did some experiments with Milling out holes etc

 

Niels


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