I have been "lurking" here for a year or so, and thought I might finally share a few of my latest efforts. These are the first cars I've built since the mid 1960s, so am trying to relearn some of those old skills, steady my hand a bit, and incorporate the new tools, materials, etc. now available. I intend to show 4 different models built since Spring of this year. The first is this Maserati 8CTF, built up from an Ostorero "Slot Indy" kit. I used the kit pretty much as it came, but substituted a H&R "Jack rabbit" 14K motor, and a set of BRM S-124 25x7 wheels. It is modeled on the Maserati 8CTF that placed 3rd in the 1939 German GP at Nurburgring, driven by Paul Pietsch.
The other cars are two from GTM (Mercedes W125 & Auto Union Type-C), and one from Penelope Pitlane (Bugatti T50B)
I'm really enjoying getting back into the hobby, and looking forward to hearing any comments or suggestions. I have looked through and enjoyed the site for the last year, and much appreciate seeing others builds. It has been a bit intimidating, but also a real inspiration!
Last Edit: Sept 18, 2015 16:57:54 GMT -5 by Howard Lynk
Post by Howard Lynk on Nov 12, 2014 8:40:28 GMT -5
Many thanks to all for your positive comments! I am having such an enjoyable time reconnecting with model building and slot cars. There is a track in the works (now several years in the planning), hopefully to be physically built this Winter. It will initially be built using Sport Digital track.
As to the Ostorero kit, I was pleasantly surprised at the overall quality. The body had good detail, and included many etched metal parts that definitely added detail to the model. It's the first kit of theirs I've built, so I can't speak to others they offer.
Peter, the Le Mans Lagonda is definitely still on my "in the future" list. It seems I will have to completely scratch build the body, which will be a first for me. I decided to build a few kit models prior to any such attempt, but have been trying to read up on how best to go about it. I will probably try carving in wood. The area where I live has a rich history of carving bird decoys, so I thought I might contact some of the old timers for suggestions on wood and tools. Some of the bird carvings are amazing as to detail and smooth finish, which seems will be just the ticket needed for a good car body.
I have a number of other pre~war cars to build still, including other GTM offerings and several Mac Pinches bodies.