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#1 Jairus

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 11:50 AM

And now for something completely different! (Monty Python)

Putting the Shinoda Reunion aside for now, back to work. 
Have a few bodies to cut and paint and this is the first, a Lexan Shinoda Mongoose designed by Larry Shinoda and may have been one of his very first designs.

 

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Chassis is fully Dynamic with the center hinge.  Motor is a rewind and the rear tires are Silicone coated foam, guide is the newest bit being a Jet Flag, currently available by many sources to this day!

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Wheel inserts are from my massive collection of model car parts.

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 12:53 PM

Beautiful!


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Posted 06 December 2018 - 12:55 PM

Who made the body?


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Posted 06 December 2018 - 01:05 PM

I'm getting to like "Thingies" more and more.  :good:

 

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 01:11 PM

Just lovely Jairus!


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Posted 06 December 2018 - 01:48 PM

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 03:38 PM

Back in that day I did not like thingies, and am still not crazy for them. On the other hand this is a beautiful body.

 

This one and a few others seen on here are hard not to like.

 

Beautiful work Jairus. 


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Posted 06 December 2018 - 04:00 PM

Who made the body?

Not sure Miko. 
Being that it's Lexan, probably originally through Electric Dreams back years ago.
But I could be wrong.


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Posted 06 December 2018 - 04:23 PM

Incidentally, I found vintage Jet Flag guides in 30 minutes.
Roger Schmidt at Mid-America.  Give him a call 630-484-8574 and he will hook you up. :)


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Posted 06 December 2018 - 04:41 PM

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 05:11 PM

Gene from GenesWorld makes this Mongoose body, but not in lexan!

 

This was old stock from ED. The one from GW is even nicer quality.

 

 

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 05:19 PM

For those who hate Thingies but like the Mongoose....

 

There is another Body similar but difficult to get is from Mike Zimmereman, aka 32 Deuce.

 

It's called the TYPHOON!

 

 

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 05:27 PM

ED & the LASCM had some original thingie molds that the late Tom Scott bought in MI along with numerous chassis. An article about this find is probably posted on here or OWH. If it was OWH, the photos won't still exist.


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Posted 06 December 2018 - 07:45 PM

Not sure Miko. 
Being that it's Lexan, probably originally through Electric Dreams back years ago.
But I could be wrong.

Thank you Jairus. 


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Posted 07 December 2018 - 05:27 AM

Bravo, Jairus!

I've always loved the Mongoose ... such ample front fenders!


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Posted 07 December 2018 - 10:39 AM

Jairus,

 

The car is really cool ! One question, did you make the tires ?


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Posted 07 December 2018 - 10:43 AM

Nope Peter.  They were provided by the customer who's only near track requires them and sells them.  NO GLUE!
They can be cleaned with windex and a soft cloth.  Same as the track surface.
Traction is amazing.


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Posted 07 December 2018 - 01:51 PM

 Thank you , Sir !


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Posted 07 December 2018 - 03:04 PM

:good:  great job Jairus, I like these thingies


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Posted 07 December 2018 - 03:25 PM

Jairus,

 

The car is really cool ! One question, did you make the tires ?

 

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 08:03 AM

Slot car racing as we know it will fade away, but Thingies will live on.


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