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#101 Mark Onofri

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Posted 29 November 2021 - 06:22 PM

Thanks, I'll be able to sleep now (lol) I guess it was the proportion in the initial photo that threw me off. Amazing build. Answered a few questions I had about matching bodies to chassis




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Posted 15 December 2021 - 05:54 PM

Not for nuttin but, did they send your decals by carrier pigeons? Very few things are as frustrating as waiting for parts. Hope you ordered extra. Oh well, I'm still here anxiously awaiting the conclusion to this (for lack of a better term) AKickin build.

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Posted 15 December 2021 - 06:27 PM

The decals just showed up today.   :wacko2:

 

They were shipped by International Express Post for $36 Australian. Pattos did their part getting them shipped on Dec. 2nd as promised. They sat for 9 days before they were finally put aboard a plane to the US.

 

Now I need a few days. I in the middle of my Champion chassis and I want to finish it...........

 

And thanks for your interest in my project.   :)


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Posted 06 January 2022 - 05:41 PM

I finally applied the stripe decal that I initially botched:

 

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I think this Lancer Super Competition Ferrari makes one spectacular slot racer:

 

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Talk about low and swoopy:

 

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Lancer's interior is pretty amazing too:

 

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Very fun build. 

 

That's number 3 of my Lancer's "fabulous first four" Super Competition body collection.


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Posted 06 January 2022 - 06:04 PM

Congratulations on finishing this beautiful build. :clapping: :victory:


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Posted 06 January 2022 - 06:24 PM

Rick you are so great at bringing back history and making it real. Jose would love this so much. He was one of my best friends ever and i loved him. We loved running the Ferrari P4's , i think the most beautiful car ever made. Congratulations on creating such a masterpiece! I love everything you do and this one is especially meaningful to me. Thanks again. 


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Posted 06 January 2022 - 11:13 PM

A great way to start the new year. Thank you & please don't stop building.

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Posted 07 January 2022 - 11:54 AM

Beautiful build and body.

 

Does anybody know if the "longer. lower, wider" bodies complied with the very scale NAMRA rules?

 

Cheers


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Posted 07 January 2022 - 12:46 PM

Thank you guys.   :)

 

"Does anybody know if the "longer. lower, wider" bodies complied with the very scale NAMRA rules?" Bill, you got me wondering about the actual size of the Ferrari 350 Can Am. The real car was a 1/24th scale 3.270" wide. That's what this body measures. Makes me wonder what Lancer's scale body was? 

 

Thank you Howie. I enjoyed everything Jose shared with us eager slot car enthusiasts. His workmanship was impeccable and inspirational. To think that he would approve of my attempt to honor him with this build is humbling. Thank you.


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