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Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:45 AM

       .                                           This can't be one?

 

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 08:20 AM

It looks like a JK Ultimate Peugeot coupe with a wacky paint job. Anything can be called a thingie. :)


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:11 AM

A thingie is not a miniaturized real car, unless severe portions of its body work have been cut away to lower it so that the wheels & motor penetrate the body. Re:Cut up Cucs... Years ago in a discussion of all things Classic there was a question concerning the Classic Toronado. The Kingie answered this querry with a picture showing a stock Toronado, & a thingified one.... If someone can repost these that would be helpful...

http://img.photobuck...e/picture90.jpg

 

thats the link, not exactly stock...

 

Have been observing the thingie scene since Thingie Proxie #1, sometimes with a comment or 2, I feel qualified as a peon thingie observer of no merit in the Thingie Kingdom to give a preliminary verdict.

Bob, inspite of your offbeat paintjob, a GTP is still not a Thingie.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:31 AM

remember this from the Balls Out??? Well I don't think it was allowed & its a lot closer to being a thingie than your GTP Bob.

 

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:16 AM

A couple years ago, those Parma wedge bodies were still available. Maybe they still are. :)


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:12 PM

A Thingie is a body designed to look NOT like anything in the world of production.  If it's called a Peugeot by the maker... it's not a Thingie.


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:37 PM

What about wing car "viper" bodies? LOL


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:54 PM

My great friend Jairus is essentially correct, but there are somewhat exceptions to this rule.

Case in point 1: the Classic Industries "Manta Ray" is considered to be a thingie, although a showcar in that same era was called the Manta Ray and had a bubble cockpit. The Classic Industries version is very exaggerated from that showcar and therefore seems to qualify it as a thingie. MPC produced the actual version.

Case in point 2:The Classic Industries "Toronado" is also very deformed (anime term) and exaggerated from the actual car and to some (including me) it too is a thingie.

Case in point 3:The Lancer "Drifter" looks like a Can Am racer but like none that actually existed. Same for the "Whisper" that looks like a LeMans racer but although similar to some cars it too is a bonafided thingie.

The GTP Peugeot is not a thingie to me as it conforms very closely to the actual earlier LeMans car although a little exaggerated.



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Posted 17 February 2013 - 01:37 PM

What about wing car "viper" bodies? LOL

 

That's the point.

Could the 'Cuc' (that is accepted as a thingy) be a Nethercutt Mirage?

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Is this a Dodge Charger or a Thingie?

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:11 PM

Bob: That is a Drag Racing Funny Car loosely based on a Dodge Charger... It is not & never will be a thingie!!!


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:22 PM

 

Bob: That is a Drag Racing Funny Car loosely based on a Dodge Charger... It is not & never will be a thingie!!!

 
Well spoken, and it is also a REAL car!

With so many great thingie bodies available Bob, why try to make one into one that is not?
Your paint job is cool and you can call it a thingie if you want to.


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:01 PM

Bob: That is a Drag Racing Funny Car loosely based on a Dodge Charger... It is not & never will be a thingie!!!

 

:blink: , Here is one, a REAL one that is not quite as 'loosely' ... much tighter ... but what is it now? 

Dodge Omni? Monza? Camaro? Corvette? Toyota? What the painter decides? :huh:

 

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:11 PM

It's a real drag car.

 

What do I win?

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:40 PM

Sorry Bob for being flippant...

 

Just because a real car can be a concoction of other bits, doesn't mean that a model of that car would be a thingie.

 

What about;

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Old Yeller 2.

 

Would you think a model of it would pass as a thingie?

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:50 PM

:laugh2:  :laugh2:  :laugh2:


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:32 PM

Bob, stop fooling around and work on your Lucky 13 car :bomb:  :)


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:34 PM

No drama Steve, that one is clearly a Buick. :laugh2:

"It's a real drag car"  is not the winning answer ... the 'judges' were looking for a make n' model. :clapping: 

 

Ray could make a flexi-wide model of Old Yeller II, then it's a thingy. (maybe ?) :good:


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:45 PM

Bob, stop fooling around and work on your Lucky 13 car :bomb:  :)

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:52 PM

Ray could make a flexi-wide model of Old Yeller II, then it's a thingy. (maybe ?) :good:

Don't think so.


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:52 PM

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:54 PM

 

Ray could make a flexi-wide model of Old Yeller II, then it's a thingy. (maybe ?) :good:

 
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Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:05 PM

  
In the words of the Butler to Mr. Fransworth in the movie "Heaven Can Wait" Do I play polo? ...NOT REALLY SIR!

 

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:34 PM

Don't think so.

 

Exactly, where is the line in the sand, street sign or the one that sez  "Thingies only beyond this point". :big_boss:

 

BTW:

I've been following along. My first 1/24th RTR was Coronado 5000 GTX .... when it first came out. The second car was a Cox BRM. Only replaced the GarVic. See what I'm saying? :dirol:

This is not an attempt to see if the '1958 purple people eater'  fits in a 'A Real' thingie proxy, ... past, present or future.

I know a real Thingy when I see one! :search: :sarcastic_hand:


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:52 PM

Exactly, where is the line in the sand, street sign or the one that sez  "Thingies only beyond this point". :big_boss:

As it's been said previously, (generally speaking) if a model has been made, or fashioned from a real car, then it can't be called a thingie.

As Max points out, there are a couple exceptions to the rule, but for our purposes slot car bodies that do not resemble, or fashioned/derived from a real car would be classed as thingies.

 

For your purposes, you can call anything you want, a thingie, but it may not mean the same thingy in the slot car world.

:huh:

 

Or from the Urban dictionary;

"noun Used to describe an object on the spur of the moment when you have a sudden brain fritz and forget exactly what you were gonna say was."

:)


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:54 PM

Who makes the exceptions?    :to_become_senile:


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