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#101 Regis4446

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Posted 02 January 2016 - 05:33 AM

Very impressive all these Thingies.

Very good work.
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Posted 02 January 2016 - 09:01 AM

Won't be straight away, but seeing all these wonderful Thingies and in particular all the amazing plugs it has definitely inspired :good:

So at some point will grab some wood,filler,paint etc and aquire a vac former....in the meantime there will be some Thingie builds at least :D

Could well end up trying some resin shells aswell.

Thanks again Gene for sharing all your wonderful creations and the originals!

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Posted 02 January 2016 - 09:50 AM

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The Pace Car chassis.
 
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1967.jpg Small Bus, GT, and the a Small Dart.

Above are simple builds that anyone can do, no frame jig needed and the bodies are hand brush painted, three colors. These are racers.
 
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These were in a box I picked up, not pretty as you can see, but when you look at them, these did race in the day and someone did there best to create their dream racer.

I will keep them to preserve someone's dream.
 
Enjoy,

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Posted 02 January 2016 - 10:16 AM

Awesome stuff, Gene!
 
Thank you for continuing to post fascinating slot cars from back in the day as well as your every effort to preserve these wonders of the world of thingies!
 
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Posted 11 January 2016 - 03:22 PM

Just got some of Gene/ZR1's bodies in today and boy are they spectacular! :wub:
 
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Posted 12 January 2016 - 09:25 AM

Waiting on the mail person to deliver some to my door... can't wait. :D

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Posted 12 January 2016 - 06:36 PM

Just received my package of Thingies and wow! :heart:

Truly amazing designs and pulls.

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Posted 12 January 2016 - 10:54 PM

I was wondering if someone could provide me with a good email for Gene's World. I tried to send a message to the address given, and received an error stating that no account existed as it is given here. All help will be appreciated in my attempt to obtain some thingie bodies to build as stated in this thread.
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Posted 12 January 2016 - 10:57 PM

Just send him a private message from Slotblog, John.
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Posted 12 January 2016 - 11:01 PM

Boy!!! Sometimes I really feel stupid without even opening my mouth!!!
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Posted 13 January 2016 - 08:57 AM

It's Genes_World@Ymail.com, there is a underscore (_) between "Genes_World";  it's hard to see.

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Posted 13 January 2016 - 10:33 AM

So what did everyone get? Do tell...
 
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Posted 13 January 2016 - 12:42 PM

Jairus got "the point." :laugh2:

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Posted 13 January 2016 - 01:10 PM

Gene, please check your PMs because I took Jarius' advice as a means of making contact with you.
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Posted 13 January 2016 - 02:40 PM

I am still at work, will check it tonight.

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Posted 13 January 2016 - 02:54 PM

So what did everyone get? Do tell...


Dagger, small and large Dart, GP, and a Stinger. :D

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Posted 13 January 2016 - 05:51 PM

I hope the quality of the bodies meet your expectations.

Please post your finished builds.

Thanks,

g:

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 06:58 PM

Can anyone point me in the right direction to the manufacturer of the rear tires used in post #103, right below the Pace Car chassis by Gene/ZR1? Love the look of the huge hub/small tire.
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Posted 11 February 2016 - 07:00 PM

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We created a MONSTER!

The Finish Lin.
 
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Go wild with this beast.
 
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Nice one here.
 
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Corvette GS II How to carve a balsa plug with contours
 
Now go here, this is my style on carving a plug, with only a small photo, enjoy.
 
Check out the link
 
I can post some Gene's World shop photos, can others post their shops?

It's a man cave hideout.
 
Hey, I am looking for some old Strombecker cars and parts from the '60s.

Thanks,

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 06:07 AM

What kind of Strombecker cars and parts, Gene? 
 
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Posted 12 February 2016 - 01:03 PM

Hi Don,
 
I am trying to put together a race set I got for Christmas in about 1963-64, It cost around $30 new,and I will race these cars just for memories. (I am willing to pay for a original complete set, near mint would be nice.)
 
My set came with a blue D-jag and a red Testa Rossa. The cars had a open style motor, black plastic chassis.
I see different color\shades of these bodies on eBay; which one is the correct color?
 
I can post photos of what I have.
 
I have bits and pieces, but it appears that Strombecker went crazy and it is very had to figure what years and pieces went with what.
 
Where can you get the press-on wheels with the ridge and the tires that fit that rim? It appears that there were two different diameter tires.
 
I have the box and track and black squeeze controllers, but no complete original cars to complete the set. I totally wore the cars out; these were fun.
 
Nice hearing from you. How are Edo, Philippe, and the rest doing?
 
Thanks,

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 05:04 PM

Hi Gene, 
 
Edo and Philippe are both playing with big cars and motorcycles these days, but Philippe is still trying to finish his new book! 
 
All the red and blue ones I have seem to be the same shade, but it wouldn't surprise me that there were variations - Strombecker did so much stuff! 
 
I don't have anything like new, but can see what I have in the used category... if not, there's always stuff popping up on eBay - but be careful, both are often missing the windshield and the Testa Rossa is almost always missing the exhausts! Do you remember how long yours stayed on before they fell off? 
 
I probably have some wheels and tires around too, and there's even a guy here who sells a lot of NOS Strombecker stuff, since they had a big operation in France for a couple years... 
 
That set you had is probably one of the most classic of all the Strombecker sets! Probably a lot floating around, but maybe not too many mint ones....
 
Cheers, 

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Posted 15 February 2016 - 11:53 AM

Hi Gene,

I received a number of Stromie parts in an eBay auction recently and would be willing to let you have any of it you might need. Check the picture here if it has anything that works for ya.

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Posted 15 February 2016 - 12:01 PM

Gene,

Just found a mint blue D-Jag body here... will set that aside for you. Working on the Testa Rossa... 
 
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Posted 15 February 2016 - 02:56 PM

That's the chassis and motors, has the brass screw on top

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