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#1 Neckcheese

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 09:11 PM

In a series of slot car models of the cars that raced on our local track, Jyllands Ringen in 1965-1971, it is hard to avoid the iconic Abarth cars. This is the Abarth 1000 Gr.2 car.
 
Body, decals, and interior details are homemade and available on demand.
 
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Body made in GRP from a Gunze plastic kit master and silicone mould. Engine lid is also in thin GRP.
 
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Body is painted and has received my laserprinted decals.

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Window frames and other details has received a coating of Bare Metal Foil chrome.
 
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Brass struts supports the engine lid.
 
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Vacformed engine copy is visible inside. The exhaust is made in GRP reinforced resin.

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Plafit Super 32 chassis with new chassis plate.

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Hom made chassis plate in 1.5mm brass.
 
Some pics of the finished Abarth with my Mini Cooper
 
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More pics here: https://picasaweb.go...092394358979202
 
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DSV-Facebook group (Danish): https://www.facebook...s/DSV1965z1971/
 
Another Abarth and a Saab 96 are in the pipeline...
 
mvh  Niels Elmholt
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#2 SlotStox#53

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 09:42 PM

Wow! That Abarth is just gorgeous :heart: Great work, Niels :good: :D
 
Loved watching the real thing race around Brands Hatch racing circuit in the UK. :D Those little Abarths really fly!
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Posted 06 February 2014 - 10:36 AM

Wow, I like it. Thanks for posting.
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Posted 06 February 2014 - 11:16 AM

Another shining example indicating why Niels has his own subforum!

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 11:33 AM

Beautiful little scratchbuild!! Very nice!! :)
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Posted 06 February 2014 - 11:42 AM

Carlo Abarth's modified Fiat cars were so cool!

Niels, this is a beauty!

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 12:50 PM

Beautiful car, Niels. Impeccable workmanship. :clapping:


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Posted 08 February 2014 - 11:09 AM

Thanks for the kind words.  :blush:

I am also working on another Abarth, this is the actual Gunze plastic kit body which I am building for an old friend:
 
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This is going to be the 1970 car on Danish GT champ Son Borch-Christensen - Martin, the son of Son (!) is a slot racer as well as a keen historic racer (1:1 scale).
 
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Posted 08 February 2014 - 11:57 AM

I've always loved that Abarth! Beautiful build :good:

 

I've been thinking about acquiring one of the Gunze kits. I'd love to see your lovely work progress on that one too :)


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Posted 08 February 2014 - 12:24 PM

I've always loved that Abarth! Beautiful build :good:

 

I've been thinking about acquiring one of the Gunze kits. I'd love to see your lovely work progress on that one too :)

 

Hi Rick, those Gunze kits are very rare and not easy to find. That was the reason why I make Grp. kits of this and similar cars for our (hopefully) coming DSV-class. DSV is Danish touring cars from from the 1965-1971 period.

 

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Tamiya makes the Alfa Romeo Junior GTA and the Mini Cooper, and NSU 1000TT, Ford Cortina and a few others are made in GRP by German guys, but other suitable cars for the class is harder to come by.

I therefore make and sell slot car body kits of The Abarth, Porsche 911S, Ford Escort Mk.I TC and the Saab 96. i also make some vacformed interior details and 13-15mm resin wheels inserts: https://picasaweb.go...etro124DSVParts

 

More cars here: https://picasaweb.go...etro124DSVParts

 

Sorry about the shameless advertizing here, but it is more about helping fellow hobbyist to get the parts, than makes a business out of it.

 

yours, Niels DK  :)


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Posted 20 September 2015 - 01:48 PM

Hi Race Leader, are you still doing these shells? Please advise pricing. I'm also interested in the finished shell (with stickers).

If you can reply by e-mail to birdseed@hotmail.com please as I can access that from my office.

 

Many thanks and Best regards,

Mike "Birdseed" Thomas

 

 


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Posted 04 October 2015 - 06:40 PM

Mike, I did not see your post here - but we have been connected via Facebook and your body is in the oven for curing right now while I write and ready for shipment latest tuesday :-)

 

Niels 


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