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#1 munter

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Posted 08 August 2019 - 07:30 PM

I have repopped these and assume they are Strombecker....can anyone confirm or deny what they are from?

The diameter is 0.40" so they may be 1/32 scale.

 

Regards and thanks in advance.

 

6544774-C-19-B1-425-D-80-A3-4-DA54-FC231

 

Please ignore the colour as I am experimenting with adding dye to the resin.


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Posted 08 August 2019 - 07:54 PM

Strombecker Lotus 38.  Very nice!


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Posted 08 August 2019 - 09:21 PM

Thanks Brad, so 1/32 scale?

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Posted 09 August 2019 - 08:17 AM

Yes.  Do you have facilities in NZ to get them chromed (vacuum metalized)?  I did some last year but left the old chrome on my originals, so when copies came out they were a bit rounded off.  Still looked fine when chromed, but nowhere near as sharp as these.  Nice job!


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Posted 09 August 2019 - 09:25 AM

On the real car they were painted school bus yellow. They were used on most of the Lotus open-wheelers at the

end of the 70's. Also on the type 30's and 40's, and the type 62 GT cars. 


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Posted 09 August 2019 - 02:35 PM

No plastic chroming facilities here that I am aware of....paint them or molotow pens I guess.


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Posted 09 August 2019 - 03:41 PM

This company may not want to do small runs, but possibly worth asking:

 

http://www.talbottec...d Assembly.html

 

Or even:

 

G. S. Shapland Ltd. Vacuum Metalising Division vacuummetalisers.co.nz • Braid Palmer • 8 Haszard Street • Waihi, North Island, New Zealand • 7 863 3032 • 7 863 3052 • Vacuum Metalising of plastic and metal products located in Waihi New Zealand.


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