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#126 Gene/ZR1

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Posted 15 February 2016 - 02:58 PM

Wow, that sounds great, Don. Thanks!
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#127 Detroit Dave

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Posted 16 February 2016 - 06:58 AM

I'll put them in a box for you.  Are you in the SE Michigan area? 


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Posted 16 February 2016 - 01:18 PM

Yes. Just north of M59 near 21 mile and Schoenherr road, just north of Lakeside Mall.
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Posted 16 February 2016 - 03:07 PM

I was out in your neck of the woods on Saturday running a couple of cars at Larry's R/C. Are you available Thursday around 5-7 PM?
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Posted 04 March 2016 - 06:12 PM

I forgot these the 1/32 Shinoda style thingy. 1/24 as shown for comparison.
Shinoda never did 1/32 thingy molds as shown below.
The rest shown are hand-carved wood molds from photos.
 
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This is what an original Shinoda Point looks like, this one as shown is a first generation from the original wood mold; you can see the wood grain.
 
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The Shinoda style point, left 1/32, right 1/24, backpour from a first generation original Shinoda body.
 
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The Shinoda style Big Buss, left 1/32, right 1/24.
 
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The Shinoda style Bat Car, left 1/32, center 1/24, right 1/24 (3-1/4" wide Bat Car Exothermic).
The Bat Car as shown in the center may or may not be a Shinoda design; it's been a gray area.


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#131 Maximo

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 11:52 PM

This is awesome! Like a Gene's World Catalog - Part 1.

 

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Posted 07 April 2016 - 09:18 PM

Any new builds lately?
 
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Posted 03 June 2017 - 12:46 PM

I wanted to add this slot car to this thread!

 

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#134 don.siegel

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 09:40 AM

Just saw the long article on this in Slot Cars Magazine (hand-delivered to Bordo...). Have you tried it on a track yet? Curious to know if the weight transfer works... 

 

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 10:26 AM

Don,

 

I live 80 miles from my local track and are preparing to go middle of this week. I will let you know how it handles with that weight transfer system.

 

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 08:31 PM

The Cat Car!

SPECIAL THANKS to the following gents!

THE CAST:

Master fabricator Jairus Watson built the entire project slot car.

The X Minus One body is from Gene Adams of GenesWorld and was trimmed and painted by Jairus Watson.
The chassis is an Evo Iso Fulcrum Jaildoor Watson bilt.
The Motor is a FT16D Mabuchi with a S.V.P. armature rewound and balanced. A Marin County company back in the day.
The Mabuchi can has a ball bearing installed by John Havlicek and he did all motor prep including his own wound brush springs.
The can uses Special Magnets and Brass Post Protectors in case of excess heat.
Yellow Silicone Foamies are Alpha (I believe)hand prepped silicone coated by Jim Honeycutt.
Fronts are 19mm/3/4" Gold anodized Tamiya Mini 4WD 2mm ID Ball Rollers with special Yellow Tamiya Rubber O-Rings.

THE HISTORY:

From DC Comics.
Catman is a Gotham City criminal who mixes it up with Batman.
Since Vigilantes use special cars, now also do the Criminal element, hence this awesome ride!
It is rumored that Thomas Wayne was planning a new luxury automobile brand to compete with Maserati - Bentley and Jaguar.
When he was murdered, the four prototypes disappeared from Wayne Industries....???


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Posted 10 April 2018 - 05:22 PM

Reproductions of this Champion Thingie body will soon be available from GenesWorld!

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