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#1 Maximo

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Posted 22 November 2015 - 12:07 PM

Gentlemen, Ladies, disciples of the Kingdom of Thingies....

 

With renewed vigor and energy, I propose to showcase some of my beloved thingie slot cars here and welcome anyone else to do the same and get some activity going here at SLOTBLOG!

 

I plan but do not build any of these to be shown soon, as I try to work with the true geniuses of the art of building slot cars like Jairus Watson and Paul Wolcott and as well as motor Master Havlicek! So without further to do...

 

First up, an unseen work of art that combined my planning with the incredible meticulous chassis built by craftsman Pablo or as we all know as Paul Wolcott. The body painted by Master arteest Jairus Watson. I present here the first of others to come in the Thingie Can Am types...the Detroit Diablo!

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The body is the PINNER GT made and reproduced by Body Grand Master Gene's World or Eldon Adams

 

More photos to come of this beauty and work of art. 

 

More different Thingies to come here as well. Join in...!

 

 

-MaXimo

 

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Posted 22 November 2015 - 12:18 PM

Lord have mercy.  I'd be afraid to run such a beautiful body as that in anger.  The tri-color livery is deadly cool, as is the actual artwork.

 

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Posted 22 November 2015 - 01:28 PM

How Low Can You GO !!!!!

 

Me Likey .... MAX !!!!

I will have to post a pic or two.... I like Thingies !!!!!!!

 

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Posted 22 November 2015 - 01:56 PM

Now that is just plain sexy :D

What a combination, your planning, chassis by Pablo and paint by Jairus add on HPower motors!!!

Will have to search out some Thingie bodies for some builds of my own :good:
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Posted 22 November 2015 - 02:04 PM

Next up is the pseudo Can Am racer from legendary body producer Lancer and Master mold maker Lloyd Asbury, the DRIFTER! This magnificent reproduction body was made by Victor Ferguson of Truescale!

 

Chassis is built by Master Jairus Watson and also the magnificent paintwork! The chassis build is featured on the Jarius Toys In the Attic thread found elsewhere on this forum.

 

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Posted 22 November 2015 - 09:35 PM

Max, how about some top-side photos of the chassis Pablo built? Thanks. :)


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Posted 23 November 2015 - 07:13 AM

Were the fronts custom made ?


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Posted 23 November 2015 - 10:31 AM

Paul.

 

I use Tamiya Ball Bearing Aluminum O-Ring Wheels on my thingies. They were made for their line of 4WD cars that run on small tracks.

 

I can provide additional information if you need.

 

Bill,

 

I am hoping that Pablo will post additional chassis photos since he labored on this superb chassis!

 

 

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Posted 23 November 2015 - 11:18 AM

Another of Victor's beautiful reproductions is the Predator also from old Detroit. Detroit style chassis by Jairus Watson.

 

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Posted 23 November 2015 - 04:00 PM

Detroit Diablo:

 

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Posted 23 November 2015 - 06:36 PM

Beautiful pictures Paul! :good:


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Posted 23 November 2015 - 07:28 PM

Here is another previously revealed but posted elsewhere thingie...the NIGHTWING car! 

 

Nightwing is Batman's Robin all grown and continuing to be a daring vigilante.

 

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Posted 23 November 2015 - 07:28 PM

Thanks, Jairus :D  I'm drooling over all your work also  :clapping:


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Posted 23 November 2015 - 07:42 PM

All I can say is Thingies ROCK :D

Just can't get bored viewing all these sweet creations :good:

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Posted 25 November 2015 - 10:05 AM

Still hoping that others will post some of their own Thingies for all to see here!

 

Next up is a wonderful thingie originally produced by Lancer and reproduced brilliantly by Truescale, the WHISPER!

 

This body is wider than usual but is awesome nevertheless. The chassis and paint were from Jairus Watson. I have in years past approached other Masters to build some of my project cars and only Jairus, Pablo and Steve Okeefe have agreed. There are others that may be asked one day...

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Posted 25 November 2015 - 11:38 AM

Sorry David, didn't know you were allowing ALL to post their cars on your thread.
Very happy to oblige. :)

Here is one that I happen to love being it's the first of many Detroit Sliders built.
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This one is unique in that I glued and trued up both black and orange rubber to have  a unique striped tire going on out back.
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Really wish I had the time to build another one of these.


Here is the chassis sans body.
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Posted 25 November 2015 - 01:19 PM

Jairus, that one is a beauty and I had never seen it! Thanks for posting it here.

 

I do not want to hog this thread as I want others to participate as well. We need to keep this forum active.

Gents...more please!

 

 

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Posted 25 November 2015 - 03:51 PM

Okay...it is deader-than-a-door nail here! You could hear a body mounting pin drop!!!

 

Alright, the last one for a while as this is getting futile I believe.

 

Behold, thought to be the MOST dangerous slot car in the World...the EXECUTIONER!

Built entirely by Jairus Watson the Master of many skills. The body is another Lancer creation called the SPOILER and faithfully reproduced by Truescale.

 

btw...this slot car is NOT deadly at all.

 

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Posted 25 November 2015 - 04:13 PM

Keep posting :good: I personally love seeing all the different designs & ideas for Thingies :D

If I had some already built I'd be posting them trust me. But it's a good excuse to start building some ...
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Posted 25 November 2015 - 05:07 PM

David, I think we lost a lot of old friends to "Facebook". The old crowd is just plain gone with the wind.
endbelldrive still pops up every now and then.

lowrider is still active with proxy racing on Facebook.

PdL isn't very active here, but still pops up when we really need him :)

etc.

 

I look back on Slotblog and Slotforum posts circa 2006-ish and see a lot of guys were really enthused.

Does anybody else sense that, or is it just me ?

 

Me, I'm still here and as addicted to building as ever. I just finished a pair of thingies in my "Pablo's Build's".

The Go-Kart didn't seem to really turn on many people, but I think the owner will be "tickled pink" :laugh2:

 

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Posted 25 November 2015 - 06:10 PM

Pablo, those are two beautiful cars! One day I still want to get a project off the ground one day using that Jupiter body, but no need to hurry.

 

 

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Posted 25 November 2015 - 06:23 PM

I saved the patterns I used for the Jupiter curved pans, and Billy Watson can pull any body you want :)

The players may come and go, but Thingie spirit lives on forever !!!


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Posted 25 November 2015 - 06:26 PM

Here's one I did for Tom Scott a loooonnnngggg time ago.
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Tom was a little luke warm about the concept but the body was so scratched and beat up that my only option was to put most of the paint on the outside. Thus the large eyeball.

 

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Posted 25 November 2015 - 06:40 PM

Pablo,

 

I already have that Jupiter body waiting as well as others.

 

I haven't decided to plan and build anything new for a while. I do have about a half dozen projects already planned, just haven't made a decision on them yet...

 

Do I really want them or not (yes I do!).

 

 

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Posted 25 November 2015 - 07:31 PM

Hey David, think about it soon because I need a theme for issue #5 after January.
Issue #4 is hard body stuff but... I would love to do a couple pieces on Thingies and have you do another write up about our free form babies.

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