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#51 dc-65x

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Posted 04 May 2015 - 04:43 PM

I've been using a mixture of Testors gloss green and flat black to make "British Racing Green". I does a good job and the more black added the deeper and darker the green becomes.

 

For this build I added some flat yellow in the mix trying to get a more "olive" green. It turned out OK but not really the color I was hoping for. Then I find this shade of green shown below on the left:

 

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I bet some flat yellow (without the flat black) mixed with it might have been the ticket.....next time. :)

 

Anyway here's the finished car:

 

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Best of all it's really fun to drive:

 

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It's got good punch and top end. The handling is smooth and predictable with just the right amount of grip.

 

Anyone know where I can find more of those Ortmann Russkit rear tires? :unknw: Electric dreams is out of stock on them and I don't see them listed at Professor Motor......


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Posted 04 May 2015 - 05:44 PM

Beautiful car.

Those rear tires look cool, well used look like the cords are showing up close and like treads from a far.

 

Great photos :good: and it looks like there is 'big lots' of paint left over.... LOL


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Posted 04 May 2015 - 07:13 PM

Oooohh, that turned out nice.

Nice trio of open wheelers.

Love the DG 804 too.

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Posted 04 May 2015 - 08:17 PM

Thanks guys. :)

 

I'm really liking the way the scale size tires look on these 1.5 liter GP cars. The little Lotus drives great with them too. I'm pleasantly surprised.


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Posted 05 May 2015 - 05:29 AM

Would really like to see a video of those cars running a few laps please ! :good:


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Posted 05 May 2015 - 06:15 AM

Came out great :D :good:

Those rears certainly look the part, will have a search for some.

The trio of F1 cars is really cool , what motors are underneath the other two Rick?

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 07:14 AM

nice work again

For the tyres

http://www.rsslotrac...rationOther.htm
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Posted 05 May 2015 - 10:49 AM

Beautiful build Rick!  :victory:


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Posted 05 May 2015 - 11:21 AM

Would really like to see a video of those cars running a few laps please ! :good:

 

I'm video challenged Paul. Hmmmm......my son will be here on leave next week. Maybe he can video the Lotus zooming around.

 

Came out great :D :good:

Those rears certainly look the part, will have a search for some.

The trio of F1 cars is really cool , what motors are underneath the other two Rick?

 

Here's a link to the Cooper GP Paul:

 

Aristo-Craft power

 

The Porsche is Russkit 22 powered in a four pin tube space frame with those flat Russkit motor brackets. I built is many moons ago:

 

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nice work again

For the tyres

http://www.rsslotrac...rationOther.htm

 

Thanks Regis. If I can't find an Ortmann source in the US I'm glad I'll be able to get them from the UK. RS Slot Racing seems happy to sell worldwide. I love those Russkit tires....I mean tyres on the early 60's cars.

 

Beautiful build Rick!  :victory:

 

Thanks Jairus :) Next up is the Cunningham C4R resin kit......I think. How am I going to paint those blue stripes over that huge, louvered hood bump. :o :wacko2: I hope you'll be around in that thread for advice!


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Posted 05 May 2015 - 11:32 AM

Use decals. 
A little Solvaset will snuggle the decals and provide a very clean line.
I'll see if I can find you raw colored blue sheet. Might even come in strips of various widths.... if you can find me a sample of the blue.  I think it's royal blue if my mind is correct.


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Posted 10 May 2015 - 04:27 AM

Just a little historical note. Was reading an old issue of Car Model in the "office", from July 1964, and came across this quote in the Racing Midwest column by Chuck Tummonds: 

 

"The latest midwest rage is to put 65X 6-volt armatures into DC 196s or RP 66s. The other alternative is to rewind the armatures. Both routes are certain to drastically reduce the life of your hand controllers due to the extra current drain..."

 

The same article has a photo reportage on "The Midwest's best, fastest and sharpest" No specific date, and probably older, but the motors are all DC196, RP66 and Bonner - plus a proxy entry from Australia with a DC65-powered 4WD Alfa Bimotore. No mention of the 65X conversion. 

 

In any case, this idea seems to date from early 1964... 

 

Beautiful car Rick. 

 

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Posted 10 May 2015 - 10:14 AM

Thanks Don :)

 

 

"The latest midwest rage is to put 65X 6-volt armatures into DC 196s or RP 66s..........."

 

It's interesting that the magazine writer would say that. I probably read the same article when I put a 65X arm in a first generation 196. It barely ran and got hot as heck. Somehow I finally realized that the brush location (and therefore the timing) was 90 degrees off on those motors compared to DC65. :wacko2:  Of course the comm timing can be changed if the arm is rewound but the stock 65-6V arms need to go into 196A's and 196B's for them to run.


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Posted 10 May 2015 - 11:49 AM

Right Rick, it was a different article where they talked about having to change the timing! 

 

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PS/ I do really remember reading about that, but have no idea where... will run into it one of these days... 



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Posted 10 May 2015 - 03:22 PM

 

.........it was a different article where they talked about having to change the timing!

 

Now that one I didn't read or I wouldn't have built the motor up the wrong way! :dash2: :laugh2:


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Posted 24 May 2015 - 10:40 PM

Another lovely build Rick!  Gonna havta figure out how to meet you next time I'm driving up to Portland...


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Posted 25 May 2015 - 11:48 AM

Thanks Fred :)

 

Somehow I think you might have a soft spot for the Lotus 25 GP too :D  :victory:  :

 

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