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#1 Maximo

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 07:18 PM

Everyone,

 

I have a few either authentic or Repro classic early '60s RTR (ready-to-run)... right out of the fabulous packing!

 

This thread will showcase those cars, but by all means post yours here as well.

 

To begin, my Viper. All original except the body, which was produced by Victor at TrueScale. It was painted brilliantly by Jarius.

 

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 08:59 AM

Okay everyone, here is the next one!

 

I finally found and bought an AMT Fantum 1, but the body was cracked and unappealing, so I got a new reproduction from Victor at TrueScale and Jairus trimmed and painted it beautifully!

 

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 10:21 AM

Here's one for you David - a GarVic Coronado I believe... original body, but repainted by a very skilled friend. 

 

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And a Sonic Needle to go along with that - how any of these noses survived, I'll never know! 

 

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 10:24 AM

The Viper is my favorite of the complete Classic line. (Still looking for another body. :( )  This is one that was done for me by a guy awhile back (yellow Viper with driver.)  He put it on an Asp chassis,    ;)   I can get a shot of all of my Classic thingies if ya want?   :)

 

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 10:38 AM

A Kitty Spyder, from Switzerland: 

 

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And a Pactra Astronaut, one of my favorites. Available in both kit and RTR versions I believe...

 

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 10:50 AM

Good to see Thingies on display again, Good looking cars, guys.


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Posted 11 May 2017 - 11:20 AM

Wonderful cars gents!

 

Here is my AMT Bandido!

 

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 11:22 AM

The Viper is my favorite of the complete Classic line.(Still looking for another body. :(  )


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Posted 11 May 2017 - 12:24 PM

Here's a couple more.
 
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Posted 11 May 2017 - 12:26 PM

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 02:05 PM

Great stuff, guys, keep 'em coming.

 

Now my Batray, also a total reproduction.

 

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 04:32 PM

I only have one... or two.

 

Riggen Mach One:

 

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 04:45 PM

Me three!

 

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 04:18 PM

Great stuff guys! keep 'em coming!!!

 

My all original Coronado from Gar-Vic!

 

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 08:11 AM

Nice collection of cars.
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Posted 13 May 2017 - 08:19 AM

This one was in my father-in-law's attic. Later issue car, but the box is the first series "Cuc" box with the wide edges.  It was sold off in the late '90s when I cashed out a lot of slot cars. I wonder where it is now???

 

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 09:57 AM

My Asp and also my Ultra Competition Asp. (Factory independent front wheels with knock-offs.)
 
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Posted 13 May 2017 - 01:08 PM

This is bunch of neat cars!


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Posted 13 May 2017 - 01:44 PM

My second all-time favorite RTR, the Classic Industries Manta Ray!
 
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Posted 13 May 2017 - 04:44 PM

So many neat cars...but the Classic Manta Ray is my all-time favorite!


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Posted 14 May 2017 - 02:57 PM

My Gar-Vic Firebirds! All original.
 
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Posted 14 May 2017 - 05:29 PM

My second all-time favorite RTR, the Classic Industries Manta Ray!


I feel lucky to have an original Manta Ray (looks to have never been raced )in a pristine condition box with insert, controller, and Lotus 30 body still with a "bread tie" holding it down.


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Posted 14 May 2017 - 10:10 PM

Years ago, another collector bought a case of new Manta Rays. Twelve of them in the case, I think! He sold them for $55 each and I bought three. I wish I had bought all he  was willing to sell!!!


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Posted 14 May 2017 - 10:53 PM

Wow, lucky you!

 

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 08:08 AM

My all-time favorite RTR thingie... the Cox Hobbies La Cucaracha!

 

Here are three of mine... and a fourth one wrapped up as it is the most pristine one I have.

 

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 09:10 PM

I have to admit to having a LaCucaracha problem also.

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 11:08 AM

Here is my Gar-Vic Sonic Needle. 100% original.
 
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Posted 18 May 2017 - 05:42 PM

My Classic Industries Batmobile!

 

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 07:52 PM

My Classic Ind Batmobile in complete kit form. All NOS, unused, complete with chrome siren, stacks, jet engine rings, and body card. I display it with the five-spoke aftermarket wheels cause they look more like the original RADIR wheels used on the real '66 Batmobile, but have the correct Classic six-spokes polished and stored for it. I also have the right bats for the doors. This one will never be painted...  ;)

 

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 03:53 AM

Neat idea, Mike, looks great that way. And I agree with you about using more realistic wheels if possible... (in fact, I used the six-spoke Classic wheels on my Pactra Bugatti, since they're closer to the originals, but I'll have to change the gray spongies one of these days - and figure out a way to lower the 1/2" ground clearance!).
 
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Posted 19 May 2017 - 06:11 AM

You might be able to see in the background I have all of my Classic Ind favorites in unfinished bodies.

 

I have an unfinished  Manta Ray with the gold, six-spoke "mirror plate" wheels on it also.
 
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Posted 22 May 2017 - 06:12 PM

I have a separate thread I started back in 2013 for this RTR, but here is one photo nevertheless!
 
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Posted 22 May 2017 - 11:39 PM

That is truly one nice-looking Avenger. Good job, I read the other thread also.
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Posted 31 May 2017 - 03:43 PM

I will find some RTRs so I can join in the fun.


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Posted 31 May 2017 - 03:53 PM

Martin,

 

Are those repops or originals?

 

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 03:59 PM

Hey David,

 

While looking for some RTRs decided to show the Lancers in their own post sometime. Trying to do a better job of staying on topic.


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Posted 31 May 2017 - 06:20 PM

Finished this repro car and box today. I need to get some more stickers made up, but otherwise it is finished. I doubt if this was a popular car back in the day, it was an RTR, but came out toward the end of the boom and would not have been competitive with most other RTRs. Over the years I've only seen a couple of these.

 

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 06:41 PM

It was popular in my neck of the woods! I wanted one but was never able to afford one.

 

I too am slowly prepping a reproduction and if you make up stickers could I buy a set or two?

 

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 07:20 PM

Are you wanting to do one on an incorrect Manta Ray chassis?   


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Posted 31 May 2017 - 07:45 PM

The original BB used the plain aluminum frame that is pretty much identical to the Classic Manta Ray.   It was manufactured when the guy that owned Classic was still a partner with the owner of BZ.   It is plain aluminum and it has no script on the drop arm.   It is the same frame that was used on the Ferrari and  ford GT rtr's.   Over the years  there have been cars with the LRW chassis also.    Who knows they may have come both ways.   Where is Philippe when you need him!


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Posted 31 May 2017 - 07:58 PM

I am lucky to cobble up the parts I have.

 

Yeah, I am using the Manta Ray chassis as the original is expensive when found. I think that Electric Dreams has or had them but wanted a home loan to buy one!

 

My wheels are different to but that is the best I can do.

 

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 08:06 PM

The Classic chassis works for me, paint the wheels flat black, then polish the paint off the outer rims and they will look similiar to  the Riggens that came on the car.


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Posted 31 May 2017 - 09:47 PM

When I do it I will do all that is needed to produce a nice example...hopefully!

 

 

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 11:50 PM

In order to replicate a period RTR like the Green Hornet Black Beauty it is important to first get the necessary parts together!

 

I decided on using a Manta Ray chassis and still to be determined wheel/tire set. I often deter from authentic reproductions to one of still something of appropriate taste.

 

It would require about $60 maybe more to the already growing list of parts and tasks in order to accomplish a nice slot car from like back in the day! Is it worth it?

 

I have a Classic Batmobile and wanted to add Batman and Robins' adversarial enemies - the Green Hornet and Kato!

 

 

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 04:53 AM

Did not realize the availability of the BZ chassis was so scarce and expensive??? (I know the EARLY BZ and Manta Ray chassis were the same .   ;) ) My GT 40 I sold had one of those.

 

 Wasnt trying to throw a "wet blanket" or any "shade"on your project. It will look nice and "kewl" when finished.   :good:

 

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 08:41 AM

Thanks Mike, that is the chassis I had under the one original I found many years ago.   I have seen them both ways, though.  I think ED has the LRW style chassis for $50 or there abouts. It may be possible to remove the anodizing on the Classic frame and get the plain aluminum look.   You could probably even sand/polish the script off the drop arm.      Lot of work and still would just be an original appearing car and not the real thing.   

 

You only need to please yourself!    I do have a few Classic chassis, maybe some day I'll take a little time to see if the anodizing can be removed easily.   I know anodized aluminum car grilles can be stripped with EZ OFF oven cleaner!    Just don't breathe it!!!


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Posted 01 June 2017 - 09:48 AM

MY Black Beauty project is on HOLD until I decide exactly what to do with it. I have other projects pending as well so we shall see what develops later.

 

Thanks for all input gents!

 

 

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 07:56 PM

Finally got this one finished!

 

My Testor Marauder RTR!

 

Thank you, Jairus Watson, for the great authentic paint work and body trimming.

Thank you to, Victor Ferguson, at TrueScale for the beautiful reproduction clear body.

Thank you to Tomy, my patient cat buddy.

Thank you to Father Time and Mother Nature and also Uncle Sam!

Did I miss anyone???

 

-Maximo

 

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Posted 28 July 2017 - 08:52 AM

Sweet!

You found the wheels... :)

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Posted 28 July 2017 - 09:35 AM

Yes and at great expense!
 
I decide it wasn't going to be correct without those damn Duro wheels. They are on the gold standard I suppose! Took me a while but ya-la!
 
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