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PostSubject: Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars   Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars Icon_minitimeFri 29 Dec 2017, 3:30 pm

Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race cars

1 This build starts January 1st 2018......it does not have an end date, however you must start your build between 1st Jan and 30th Feb, but the next Community Build will start 1st March

2 The subject for the Build is Pre-1990 Race Cars, any kind of racing as long as its pre-1990

3 All build progress to be recorded in this thread, please include a pic of the box art if possible and a shot of the sprues in your first post....you may complete previously started projects which have stalled provided you show pics of where you are when you join the Build

4 A suitable thread will be started for pics of completed projects

5 Any questions just ask.....and above all, Have Fun!!
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars   Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars Icon_minitimeSun 31 Dec 2017, 5:50 am

Since I will be otherwise occupied tomorrow, I will post my entries today.

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars   Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars Icon_minitimeSun 31 Dec 2017, 10:21 am

at the minute i still havnt decided what im going to do lol
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars   Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars Icon_minitimeSun 31 Dec 2017, 5:38 pm

Here is my entry.

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I was originally going to build a Revell 1969 Yenko Nova as 70's sportsman class drag car, but the rear wheel wells are to narrow for any of the tire/wheel combos I want to use.

It would require more time to build, since I would need to modify the chassis to accommodate the wider tires.

I just want something easy for this group build.

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars   Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars Icon_minitimeSun 31 Dec 2017, 7:22 pm

I have one of the new 37 repops Dan, fancy a double build?
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars   Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars Icon_minitimeSun 31 Dec 2017, 8:33 pm

dublin boy wrote:
I have one of the new 37 repops Dan, fancy a double build?

Sounds good to me.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars   Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars Icon_minitimeMon 01 Jan 2018, 8:46 pm

well, simply cos i have the right paint im going to have a crack at the Blower, once the bench is cleared, so probably next weekend i shall make a start

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars   Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars Icon_minitimeMon 01 Jan 2018, 10:44 pm

I'm on a Porsche kick right now. Here is my entry

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars   Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars Icon_minitimeTue 02 Jan 2018, 10:39 am

Looking forward to seeing that Bentley come to light.
Be cool if some of the older Indy roadsters were more available, or, affordable.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars   Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars Icon_minitimeTue 02 Jan 2018, 5:59 pm

Here's my entry. I just hope I can make it 'til the finish. I've got  Protar/Swift model of Fangio's 54/55 RW196.  The kit is a simple curbside, though.  So I'm hoping to be able to open it up and add the mechanicals of the Monogram 300 SLR.  From what I've seen online, the mechanicals should be quite close if not identical.

Mercedes RW196:
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Some of the pieces are off the trees, but it appears to be all there.
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300 SLR:
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And if this doesn't pan out, I have a Tyrell P34 as a backup.  Wish me luck.

Mike
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars   Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars Icon_minitimeTue 02 Jan 2018, 6:41 pm

Nice one Mike if you part out the rest of the SLR, I have this kit but lost one of the pieces to the wire wheels. If you don't end up using them maybe we can work out a deal.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars   Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars Icon_minitimeWed 03 Jan 2018, 12:07 am

A nice variety of entries so far. I'll be adding a bit more with my entry.

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I bought it back in 1991, assembled the engine and gearbox, painted a few parts and haven't touched it since. About time I got it finished I reckon.

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars   Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars Icon_minitimeWed 03 Jan 2018, 3:46 am

Wow ... some great projects here!

I'll join in with a glue-bomb rebuild of an old MPC Camaro short track racer. I downloaded the box-shot from the web. There is a lot missing ... but the most important part (to me) is there ... those great over the top headers. I remember my cousin building this kit in the 70's and always wanted a crack at it. All the missing parts will be sourced from the parts bin with an eye towards that pre-1990 rule.

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars   Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars Icon_minitimeThu 04 Jan 2018, 3:53 am

I wish Round 2 would reissue the Camaro. They reissued the GTO in that series a few years ago.

The headers are what are known as 180° headers. The scavenging of them provides better low end torque. They also have their own unique sound.

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars   Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars Icon_minitimeThu 04 Jan 2018, 8:26 am

Sprues and decals for the Gazelle and Mongoose respectively.

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars   Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars Icon_minitimeThu 04 Jan 2018, 3:27 pm

Dan, great background info on the 180 degree headers; thanks.  With all that is old being new again with Round 2 I'd love to see this series of kits reissued.  

A random place to start ... I chose to tackle the rear of the interior (which was missing).  I found the floor for a PT Cruiser to be a good basis for the part (sorry about the blurry photo ... and the part is from a modern era car).  

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Next, I cut out the molded in console, filled in the various gaps with scrap plastic and trimmed it up a bit.  Some finishing work still to do but I think this part will work.  

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars   Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars Icon_minitimeThu 04 Jan 2018, 11:59 pm

Promodmerc wrote:
I wish Round 2 would reissue the Camaro. They reissued the GTO in that series a few years ago.

The headers are what are known as 180° headers. The scavenging of them provides better low end torque. They also have their own unique sound.


How to make a V8 sound like a Honda Civic Danner!
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars   Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars Icon_minitimeSun 07 Jan 2018, 4:35 am

Sprue shots.

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars   Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars Icon_minitimeSun 07 Jan 2018, 10:36 am

theres some really interesting and varied subjects getting built here

that Pug 205 is a classic

will be joining in with the Bentley once the bench is clear
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars   Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars Icon_minitimeSun 07 Jan 2018, 3:32 pm

Doh,sometimes I wonder about myself. That NSX clearly said 2005 right on the box. 

Redo, this is from 1985. 
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars   Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars Icon_minitimeSun 07 Jan 2018, 9:08 pm

I hope the decals are ok.

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars   Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars Icon_minitimeMon 08 Jan 2018, 3:43 pm

I've always like how those cars looked in that livery.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars   Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars Icon_minitimeMon 08 Jan 2018, 9:07 pm

I did a decal test, they appear to be good.

Famous last words though!

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars   Community Build #24 - Pre 1990 Race Cars Icon_minitimeTue 09 Jan 2018, 7:40 pm

Due to a few head scratching problems with my Mercedes buildup, I'm moving onto a more direct OOTB build.  It's the Tamiya 1977 Monaco GP Tyrell P34.

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I'll still be planning and working on the Mercedes and will post on that too if things work out.

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love the Tyrrel Mike, it's the only F1 car I built.
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