Hi Peter, I find once a car has a few battle scars I am focusing more on why it has the battle scars and what I can do to minimize that without making it slower. Like Andi says, build em to race mostly but I do have a few that I prefer to sit on the shelf. As John, Im curious to know which part of Down under your from, are you building 1/32 static open wheeled models? cheers Stu
I would be interested to read what others think...some cars are built to race and some cars are built to run display laps.
I'd disagree with Andi. I build two types of car, one type to race, one type because I want to build a slot car version of something I like.
The race cars continue to evolve. They have a mixture of chassis types and indeed motor types. At the local club all races are handicaps so even my slower cars are raced as hard as I dare. I still try to achieve a good paint finish on these, but will generally skimp on added small details, especially if they are already included in the body moulding/casting.
The non-specific race cars will normally have more detail. Many body kits as supplied may have very delicate parts, typically flyscreens, separate lamps, mirrors etc. I don't yet seriously race any car with a cranking handle.
Race cars will have tyres with the best grip possible and the best motors I can fit; non-specific race cars will have treaded tyres, perhaps with logos, and a motor allowing the maximum interior detail.
Oh yes, welcome to the Forum Peter. As you may note, this forum contains not just a wide variety of builds, but a lot of discussion, which of course is what any forum is about.
Post by Chris Wright on Jun 24, 2017 18:49:34 GMT -5
A late but sincere welcome to the forum.
this is quite an international forum, members are from all over the place, and then there are people like me who wander the earth.
I'm British and live in the Southern States of America. Yes like all scratch builders I'm a little crazy.
Any how welcome and enjoy your time perusing here.
PS you'll find the art of slot cars is to build highly detailed model cars that can be thrashed around a track. So we build them with steel, brass, glass fibre, etc etc, a little more complicated than static's, but that's what scratch building slot cars is all about.
Hello Peter, Well as I am residing in Perth WA, I guess that makes us neighbours, welcome to the forum and I hope you post some of your work (slot cars) on here when you start production. In March I visited Melbourne for the start F1 season. Regards Nigel
Post by Phil Kalbfell on Jun 25, 2017 18:26:05 GMT -5
Plenty of Aussie racers in your area, You could contact Stubbo and Slo and go along and have a look at the final round of the Tasmsn Cup when it is run. I am sure these guys will make you welcome and you can see some great cars in action.