Jérome , that's the guy who is known on e-bay as Geodis has also got a website: racingslot32.e-monsite.com/album/default-category/3/ You can contact him over that website. The website isn't updated so if you are interested in the Auto Union ask him about it. He recently also made a 1934 Maserati in a limited number. I've ordered it and it will arrive probably next week, so I can't tell you if it as good as the Auto union. But I wouldn't wait to long if you're interested, as I sad it's limited.
I'm trying to convince him to join this forum and let him introduce his latest creations.
As for detailed pictures of the steering, you have to wait a while, because the car is now in pieces again for the paint works.
The only thing I've doubts about are the wheels. Obvious the spokes and outer rims are naked aluminium. But the brake drums on the inside of the wheel I'm doubting about, should it be the dark French blue or a gun metal?
What a good question about the colour of the brake drums on the inside of the wheel ... at this time, I can't help you.
Who want to pay almost €15 for a 1/12 model helmet, that I even doubt is historically correct. Almost every photo I found of her she where like a white leather pilot cap. I found some inspiring photos of Hellé on the net that are quite good material to work on.
Hi, Today I finished "Bidon". I'm pleased with the end result and the build was an inspiration for future projects. I'm also happy with the conversion of the female swimmer made by Aurora into Hellé Nice. And on track the car runs very stable, even with high speeds in corners when it's thrown out of it's slot, it rather slides away than flip over. Anyway here are some photos I hope you'd liked the build as I did.
I'm always frustrated when I see my photo's, in my view they never give the full beauty of a build A tribute to a great Lady.
Post by Andrew Rowland on Nov 14, 2012 14:14:26 GMT -5
Hey there Danny, sorry i've not be contributing lately and I haven't contacted you but at 4 months babies need just as much as at 1 month! Plus if Olimpia and I don't get into the studio to do some overdue work we'll run out of money so little time for slot cars....
Anyway, lovely build as always.
I had a thought about your latest builds.... Now I think you would accept that your builds are more about 'scale' than high performance right? So would it not be nicer not to see the guide? With these open front axle cars why don't you move the guide behind the axle?
Obviously this would suit windey type tracks not others but if overall speed is not the top priority this could make these builds 'even' more amazing.
Post by Peter Seager-Thomas on Nov 14, 2012 14:51:51 GMT -5
I've put a lot of thought into guides in the past, and have built many cars with guide pivots behind the axle line. These had 'leading' rather than 'trailing' flags, and were/are of MRRC origins. They can of course still be seen from above due to open dumbirons without a front valence fitted. I'm still looking at a similar guide with all of the flag below track level, so all but unseen, especially with black track.... Perhaps for the T59? I've got to try sometime....
I suspect a trailing flag guide with a pivot behing the axle might behave a little oddly, not regarding performance, but looks, such as a big front overhang?.
This is why despite being retired (and officially old) I rarely get anything finished. Too many plans!
I don't want to upset you, but a 5, 6, 7,... month old baby also need the same attention, and wait until they can walk... ;D
Actually this car was build to race in the proxy race, but unfortunately, for understandable reasons the hole thing has been blown off.
I really did an effort by making it as light as I could, not as super light and technical as your racers, but hey you got to start somewhere.
I still hope to test it somewhere in a future race event, we'll see where we get.
You're indeed correct about the guide, but technically it's almost not possible for two reasons.
First reason is that the guide is connected to the steering mechanism. If it was a steady axle it wouldn't be a problem.
Second reason is that the brass sheet mounted on the chassis would prevent me of putting the screw in, that holds the guide in place. Plus, right behind the guide there is the screw that holds the body in place and this was the only place it could be fitted.
If you build a scale model slot car, the guide, motor and gear are always a handicap that's not always easy to overcome. I think you should see the guide in this case, as the man in black in a Japanese No theater. they are physically there but you must imagine they aren't.
Post by vintagetitans on Nov 15, 2012 12:28:38 GMT -5
Hello , Once again, I watched Danny's work, and I think it's excellent. Before watching this forum, Danny had already sent me some pictures, but I didn't imagine how much cars were modified from original cars. I would be happy to share some pictures of my own cars, but could anybody help me on how to post a picture ? Please, if somebody explains to me, do it in easy terms, as I'm very bad in computers (my children say I'm a dinosaur ;-). I would be happy to show you some of my pre-war realizations, among them an Alfa P3, a Maserati 2.9L GP 34, some Indianapolis Millers ... I would be happy to show you too how I realize my bodies, from the initial block of resin to the final result. Thanks in advance for your help. Jérôme.