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#1 Pablo

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 02:54 AM

Been eyeballing this little STP Indy car body sitting alongside Billy Watson's track for a long time.

Today I took it home and gave it a toothbrush/liquid soap cleaning.

She cleaned up real nice :yes3:

 

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Is it a 1/32, or a 1/43? Who made it? Where did it come from? Who knows?

 

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I'm going to build it up :dance3:


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Posted 08 April 2018 - 06:06 AM

Nice looking body.

Looks like its got a 3" wheelbase, so if someone knows what the 1:1 car's wheelbase is, we could work out the scale.

:huh:

 

Gunna make it 4wd??

 

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 06:20 AM

The body has great details. from the slight discoloring, it's probably butyrate.  The wheelbase would indicate it's 1/32, too big for 1/43. too small for 1/24. I wonder if it came from a lesser known company, such as Shark? But I don't know for sure. Ask PDL, he'll have the answers.


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Posted 08 April 2018 - 07:20 AM

It's most likely a 1/32 scale Lancer #358:

 

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The prototype had a 96.2" wheelbase, so in 1/32 scale 3 inches is spot-on... :good:

 

On the other hand... the prototype also was just a nudge more than 6 feet over the outside edges of the tires, so if you're going to build this in something close to actual 1/32 scale, the overall width shouldn't be much more than 2-1/4" or so.  Good luck  :D

 

Who let those pesky scale guys in here anyway?  :pardon:


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Posted 08 April 2018 - 10:20 AM

Hi Pablo,

 

Here's a vintage build of the famous racer. the body builds up into a really nice car. This one uses a pan chassis and a guide pin no less  :shok:  

 

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Indycals has 1/32 decals if you like that look:

 

http://www.indycals..../67turbine.html

 

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Let me know if you need anything and I'll help if I've got it. :victory:

 


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Posted 08 April 2018 - 10:22 AM

Thanks gentlemen :)

Gotta order those decals right now....


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Posted 08 April 2018 - 10:28 AM

Testors has #1175 Red Fluorescent color you might like:

 

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 10:54 AM

Decals on order. Now I'll put the body in a window sill to see if it clears up the yellowing a little.

As slow as I build, it may again be "Crystal Clear" by the time I'm ready to paint :dance3:

Seriously, I think it will be fine even if it doesn't help. But it can't hurt.


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Posted 08 April 2018 - 11:28 AM

Nice stuff Pablo!  That one is cool for an indy - Soak it in bleach overnight yet?  Then dawn soap and some elbow grease with a terry cloth.  


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Posted 08 April 2018 - 08:17 PM

I have had pretty good luck by soaking my old bodies in hydrogen peroxide.


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Posted 08 April 2018 - 08:33 PM

Guys, don't hold your breath waiting for me to start using chemicals in an attempt to remove natural yellowing.

It will come out looking absolutely fine once painted, with or without the yellowing.


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 06:55 PM

No, Bunky, I haven't forgotten the little STP car - matter of fact, I rotated it in the window sill today :)

In a few more days I'll invert it. Mississippi skies are beautifully clear.

Never let it be said I'm not making progress :dance3:


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