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#1 Neckcheese

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 06:13 PM

I have been away from building slotcars for some months, in stead building some static models. But the time for the annual 5l Race in Neumünster, Germany draws close, so I had to shelf the static models again and build Neckcheese Racing's entry for the race.

Previously my old friend Jan Juul and I have entered the following cars:

 

2009 1971 Martini Porsche 917K

2010 1970 Martini Hippie Porsche 917LH 

2011 1971 Penske Sunoco Ferrari 512M

2012 1970 Porsche Salzburg Porsche 917LH

 

and for 2013 we enter the 1971 Martini Porsche 917LH which is one of the most striking liveries in motor racing history (along with the 1970 hippie)

 

The 1971 Martini Porsche LH was chassis no 917 042 which actually was the 1970 Salzburg car with semi-enclosed rear wheels and a new nose job :-) 

 

In these concours-times its funny to see that the striking paint job actually was applied by brush (Porsche AG photo):

 

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I like the hippie shirt as well :-)

 

For the body I made a copy of my Fisher resin kit (I hope Paul forgives me) using a silicone mould and making the body in 18g grp cloth reinforced with 48g cloth. The result is a lightweight, but relatively strong body.

 

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The body was cleaned, dremeled out and painted silver:

 

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Here is the body mounted on the Werks DSC2 chassis

 

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And the chassis, which is recommendable, being very well fabricated and easy to set up.

 

Then I masked and painted the dark blue colour on the body, which i mixed to get as close as possible to the decal colour.

Paul Fisher unfortunately did not have any more decals for this car, so I got some from le Mans Miniatures for the car.

 

It was not easy to adapt and mount the decals, but the result was pleasing:

 

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The race in Neumünster is raced both in daylight and in the night, so the cars have to have lights added: I used the lightweight Belgian Z-Machine kit and modified it by adding number lights, id-lights and instrument lights, as well as adding extra front lights for the Porsche's double head lights.

 

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The number lights on the rear deck and the side ID light has were small SMD ligh diodes built into the lights. They are cast in clear resin and drilled out to accomodate the SMD diodes.

 

These small diodes are also built into the instruments on the dashboard:

 

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The smallest ones meassure about 1,6 x 0,6 x 0,4mm !!

 

The wheels are PU rubber (which I hate) and I bought them ready made and polished from Werks in Germany. I added Werks decals and my own resin wheel inserts with homemade printed brake discs and brass tube valves and weights from aluminium tape. I weathered the wheels with a slight black wash to get a "used" look:

 

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and here is the finished result, ready to race:

 

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I made a cover for my Nokia 920 using a cheap cover + black paint and decal paper.

 

While I was in the mood, I made a decoration for my Slot Box:

 

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It is made on my Canon Pixma printer on 4 A4 sheets - it look better on the picture than in real life :-)  but it is OK :-)

 

The race in Neumünster is on Aug. the 24th and I really look forward the meet old (and hopefully new) friends there.

But this time there is also a shadow cast on our participation in the race, as my life long friend and team mate, Jan has got a serious attack of cancer and nobody knows if we will return as a team again :-(    - but I keep everything crossed and hope the best   

 

Yours, Niels, DK


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#2 Paul Jurczyszyn

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 06:50 PM

Niels,
Can you do a how to on the Slotcar box?
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Posted 15 August 2013 - 06:50 PM

X-elant car , Very Nice........

I like the Box :clapping:

Sorry to hear about your team mate ... best of Luck in the race......

 

GAV


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Posted 15 August 2013 - 06:54 PM

Niels,
Do you what model printer do you have and do you print your decals on it?
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Posted 15 August 2013 - 07:26 PM

Simply amazing work.  Good luck in the race.


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Posted 15 August 2013 - 09:56 PM

I always enjoy seeing your builds Niels and have been looking forward to your newest post for a while.  Thank you for sharing.  Your work is inspirational.


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Posted 16 August 2013 - 01:28 AM

My thoughts are first for your friend Jan and his battle with cancer. The Porsche is fabulous and I hope it represents you and your team well.


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Posted 16 August 2013 - 06:58 AM

Excellent, Yes! One o' these days, I'm going to dip my toes into the whole "lights" thing.


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Posted 16 August 2013 - 09:46 AM

Bravo Niels! You have outdone yourself.


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Posted 16 August 2013 - 01:50 PM

Excellent work!

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 01:55 PM

Stunning :good:  :good:  :good:


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Posted 18 August 2013 - 06:24 PM

Added Exhaust and gearbox details:

 

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Added new driver insert with correct driving suit :-)

 

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not easy to see, but here is Vic in his correct outfit :-)

 

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somewhat late I have started building our practice car - a similar 1971 LH, but in Ferry Porsche design ("race cars has to be white"):

 

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 09:03 PM

Nice! One can't have too much exhaust and gearbox detail, can one?


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Posted 18 August 2013 - 10:57 PM

Niels, I did the paint and decals on one of those Fisher bodies.  Always thought it would be ultra cool to put a mini motor under the cooling to make it spin while the power was on.
Beautiful job on the decals. they are NOT easy to lay out nicely and you did a very nice job of it.


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Posted 19 August 2013 - 11:28 AM

Jairus, like this ??

 

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Niels  :dash2:


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Posted 19 August 2013 - 03:06 PM

SWEEEEEEEETTTT!  :good:


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Posted 19 August 2013 - 09:38 PM

Sweeet indeed!

 

Good luck this weekend, and to Jan as well!


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Posted 21 August 2013 - 06:41 PM

 

Working lights

 

 

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 06:46 PM

Alright..... Now I want to do one like that. Even have a micro motor at 1.5v that would be PERFECT!!!!

Niels, you are on the cutting edge sir because that is just too cool!  :heart:  :good:  :smoking:


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Posted 26 August 2013 - 06:21 PM

Thanks for the kind words :-)

 

This weekend, my friend and I were in Germany for the 5L race (see also this tread: http://slotblog.net/...ing-in-germany/ ) and they were stunned by the working fan  :)

 

We have particifated in this race for 5 years now and each year I have had the same discussion with Concours judges about the massive layer of clear coats that are mandatory in this kind of racing in Germany. If your car does not have a thick, shiny layer of clear coat, you get a reduction in Concours Points. 

I know I am stubborn, but the real cars in 1970-1971 were not as pretty as the restored cars today. Some were even painted with brush or spray can, just before the race. Therefore I have to add as many details as possible to get the max. 20 concours points which is my goal.

 

The first year, I "only" got 19,5 point, but every year since, I have scored 20 points, but not won any Concours Prized due to my paint job.

 

This year I finally succeded in winning the Concours, even without the glossy finish. The judge this year, Peter Berg, was very strickt and not many got the full 20 points. He commented my paint job, and i got a points reduction for it. I had even documented by picture, that the original car was painted with brush and masking tape.  ^_^

 

The concours point add to the total points, and as my friend and I only race Classics to these rules once a years and also were hampered by health issues, we needed avery point we could gather  :)

 

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me (left) and my lifelong friend Jan after the race - it's past midnight and has been a long day, so we look a little used  :D

 

pics from the race: https://picasaweb.go...0130824NMS2013#

 

Pics of the car: https://picasaweb.go...che917LHSlotCar

 

my Picasa pics: https://picasaweb.go...469759275492557

 

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 09:38 PM

Congratulations on winning Concours, Niels! I voted for ya!


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Posted 26 August 2013 - 10:47 PM

Next year you'll have add more car sounds. If you can figure it out there are ESU decoders that can store all sorts of sounds.

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 08:26 AM

KOMPLIMENT, NIELS! Outstanding, and, convincing Peter Berg, one of the most "accurate" concours judges and my old teammate, is worth your efforts. Wonderful car! Maybe we'll see next year... :wink2:

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 09:03 AM

Thanks, Dieter, I look forward to see you again :-)

 

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 09:20 AM

Congratulations Niels, well deserved.  :clapping:


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