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#26 dc-65x

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Posted 10 March 2022 - 02:31 PM

I'm looking forward to trying those tires too Ernie.

 

Isaac, I'm going to build 2 more Monogram 1/32 cars. One will be pretty much bone stock and the other will be a "Captain Rick Super Duper Racer" version   :crazy:  That one will have yet to be determined period rewind.   :dance3:


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Posted 10 March 2022 - 03:22 PM

Sound fun!
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Posted 10 March 2022 - 04:33 PM

Hi Rick, I have a couple of the little Monogram 1/32 chassis with some fairly tame (100T x 31) motors from Mr Havlicek,...............I have found that even with these relatively tame motors, a brass pan hung under the chassis is a godsend. !!

 

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.063 brass pan......the pan sits level with the bottom of the can, so no track clearance issues.

 

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The pan is bolted on with silicone washers over the bolts between the pan and the chassis plate......just enough "squish" to dampen vibrations.

 

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Posted 21 March 2022 - 10:46 AM

The Ortmann tires arrived from Electric Dreams and were glued on and ground true. The little Monogram car absolutely loves them.   :wub:

 

These skinny little Ortmann tires..........

 

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.........matched the lap times I turned with these huge AJ's silicones:   :shok:

 

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The car has no bad habits and is a dream to drive. I think it could even use more gear. Maybe up from an 8T pinion to a 10T on my track.

 

Of course all this is without a body so I will wait until I get that mounted before I change anything.

 

Speaking of the body, that's up next........


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Posted 21 March 2022 - 11:07 AM

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Posted 21 March 2022 - 11:40 AM

yeah, i like the ortmanns for monograms too. 


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Posted 25 June 2022 - 08:19 PM

I'm "back in the saddle again" after many weeks of family matters that have kept me away from my slot car passion.

 

The body has been assembled, puttied up, mold parting lines sanded off and ready for primer for weeks. Today the wind stop blowing and the temperature warmed up. Perfect for priming the body in my trash can spray booth:

 

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It turned out pretty good. The sunken area around the rear body mounting posts still showed slightly. But since this is only my fifth hard body paint job and I'm still learning I thought I'd leave well enough alone.

 

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I used Tamiya Italian Red lacquer and finally got a pretty smooth paint job without any runs that plagued my previous efforts:

 

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Fun stuff. I'm glad.........

 

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Posted 26 June 2022 - 08:05 AM

And so are we...


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Posted 01 July 2022 - 01:16 AM

To bad you didn't get the insanity long exhaust pipes but hay, for 99¢ you got a new windshield and lower valance!

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Posted 01 July 2022 - 01:18 AM

What type of track are you running on?

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Posted 01 July 2022 - 09:34 AM

Hi Rick, Next time you paint "red"on a hard body, try using Tamiyas' pink primer.............Ferrari use pink primer on all their road cars.

 

The pink primer allows for less "red" to be applied, and gives the final coat a warmer more accurate tone.

 

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Posted 01 July 2022 - 09:36 AM

I got all the slot car parts including the long exhaust pipes Mike.   :dance3:

 

Here's my track and a link to its story:

 

Home track!

 

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Posted 02 July 2022 - 12:18 PM

It's good to be King isn't it dc-65!
Chrisguyw, how do you know this? Not to argue about it or, dispute it but, I just would like to know. And, does it work for a back up? I've been doing a lot of research on Red.(I have a lot of Italian cars to paint) no reds are created equal.
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Posted 02 July 2022 - 12:46 PM

Chrisguyw, how do you know this? Not to argue about it or, dispute it but, I just would like to know. And, does it work for a back up? I've been doing a lot of research on Red.(I have a lot of Italian cars to paint) no reds are created equal.
Hope I didn't send this off on a tangent dc-65

 

 

Hi Mark, I have done several cars (red) using Tamiya's pink primer, and not only does it require less red topcoat (red is not all that opaque), it also gives the red top coat a warmer (slightly darker) tone..............when using Tamiya TS8 (Italian red) over their pink primer, the finish is much more "Vintage Ferrari" than when using a white primer.

 

I have only used it on "hard" bodies, and as far as a "back up" for clear bodies, I do not honestly know, but, I strongly suspect that it will make very little difference, as opposed to a base coat for styrene bodies.

 

Sorry for any perceived hijacking,....now back to the thread !!

 

Cheers

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Posted 02 July 2022 - 04:59 PM

It's good to be King isn't it dc-65!

 
It's even better if your "Queen" allows you to install a slot car track in the living room/dinning room of the house.   :laugh2:

 

Chris, I will use the pink primer on my next Monogram build. I do see now that the paint has cured that the red is less opaque than I'd like. 

 

But having said that, I'm just so relieved that the body is painted without any disastrous boo-boos.   :)


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Posted 03 July 2022 - 09:13 AM

If you put the track in the living room, where would you rebuild motors and transmissions? The kitchen is for carbs, I'm not sure what the dining room is for,or where it is. It's been a while. 😂

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Posted 09 July 2022 - 06:13 PM

As I've let my paint cure for over 2 weeks until it's REALLY dry, I've been fretting over how to paint the bright metal trim on the rockers:

 

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Actually I've been worrying about painting this detail since before I even painted the body. I seriously considered sanding the darn thing off.   :o

 

I researched different techniques and supplies like tapes, brush paints, spray paints, air brushing and Bare Metal Foil.

 

Finally today I said screw it and just painted the thing with Tamiya masking tape and Testors brush metallic silver:

 

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Holy Smokes! It worked.   :shok:   :dance3:

 

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I tried to brush on just enough paint for full coverage without so much that it puddled up in the corner. I only let the paint dry for 5 minutes or so before I pulled the tape off and I've got no bleed through and no damage to the body paint from the tape.   :sun_bespectacled:   I think I got lucky but I'll take it!   :D

 

I've also go all the little bits sorted out and ready for finishing:

 

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I'm sharing things like this that I'm sure make experienced modelers yawn. But I'm thinking there are many guys like me who aren't that experienced and this might give them a nudge to try detailing their own car. 


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Posted 09 July 2022 - 11:00 PM

Do you have any of these in your bag of tricks?

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It is like have a chromer on you work bench. Great for gas caps, roll bars etc. Not to replace your silver paint but to use when you want polished aluminum or chrome. You will love them Rick.

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Posted 10 July 2022 - 01:58 PM

Hi Martin,

 

I used those pens for the first time on my 1/32 Monogram Lola. I found that it seemed very fragile if handled. Then I used the chrome pens again on the parts still attached to the parts tree circled in red below. They looked beautiful until..............

 

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............I gave them a very light coat of clear I hoped they would fare better during assembly. Bad idea.  :laugh2:  As you can see they lost their chrome luster.   :o


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Posted 14 July 2022 - 11:36 AM

I remember thinking when I started this project, "This body is so little I'll just blow some red paint on it, paint up an interior and I'll be done." Wrong!    :shok:  I've been working on all the little detail parts for days. And speaking of "little", that little body had lots of detail bits molded in and they are also "little". 

 

Here's where the project is now. The headlight covers are attached with white Canopy Glue and were put in position and are held in place with blue tape. The headlights, driving lights, taillights, exhaust pipes, rear cover, gas caps, rearview mirror and whatever else are painted and attached.

 

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Next is finishing the assembly and trying to paint all the 1/32 scale "little" molded in details on the body.   :wacko2:


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Posted 20 July 2022 - 09:17 PM

Here's the Ferrari I'm patterning mine after........loosely:   :crazy:

 

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There's a saying "pain has no memory". I don't know if that is generally true but in the case of this build, it is for me.   :laugh2:

 

As I battled this hard body build trying to save the project from one operation to the next I kept thing I'm not building another one!   :shok:

 

But now that it's finished I think Monogram made a nice slot car and it turned out pretty OK for a novice hard body builder. Of course there are things I wish I could have done or done better.....

 

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I loosely mounted the body by using little set screws in the inside the body mounting inserts. I adjusted them so the short body mounting screws tightened against them leaving the body loose on the chassis:

 

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Here's my pair of Bob Braverman modified Monogram racers on the track:

 

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Two more 1/32 first generation Monogram's to go. A bone stock Ferrari 250 GTO and a super duper modified Cooper Ford. Who knows, maybe even a home set brass chassis pin guide version....... :)


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Posted 22 July 2022 - 09:27 AM

Well Done!

 

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Posted 22 July 2022 - 11:11 AM

Wow, the car is gorgeous ... both the body and what is underneath it!!   :good:







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