Marlon's new site dedicated to the manufacture and supply of slot cars, kits, chassis and accessories from the Golden Era of Grand Prix racing. Shadowfax Slot Cars have created a range of high quality vacuum cast resin kits that will be released over the coming months. Along with these kits we are also able to supply limited edition ready-to-run cars (RTR) using our own unique 'Golden Era' chassis. Our chassis are also available as a spare to enable the scratch builder to build our kits or convert other kits and static plastic models into running slot cars.
Post by David Mitcham on Nov 2, 2015 15:08:06 GMT -5
They look great Chris, especially the 308 - but its bad news for me; yet more tempting cars to build and I already have more projects than time! The only thing I would comment on is that the wheels don't look great - Peter's would be so much better (if they were still available); the 19"or 23" wire wheels from Pendle's might work though.
Post by Martin Field on Nov 2, 2015 16:46:52 GMT -5
A project between me and Colin Spark is shortly to result in 19" wheels with a selection of p/e spoke numbers...36, 48 and 60. These will have 4 separate discs to give texture (a la 1/43rd in the good old days).
The rim detail makes the wheels look finer than Pendle's rather rather clumpy ones (I saw those at Gaydon)
The aluminium wheels are turned and the a/w for the p/e spoke units being done currently on computer unfortunately or they'd be on the market now. Colin has also shown interest in having a new tyre mould made.
I hope that gives makers of earlier cars some succour. That's why we started the project. I have a client who has both an A7 Ulster and an Invicta S type in dire need of them!
Post by Howard Lynk on Nov 4, 2015 11:06:45 GMT -5
Greetings! I had heard some time ago that these were in the works... nice to see them becoming available. As a fan of pre~war cars in general, and the old TRRC cars in particular, I've looked forward to seeing more of Marlon's offerings. Some things are worth waiting for! best to all, Howard
Post by Howard Lynk on Dec 7, 2015 18:04:18 GMT -5
Greetings to all.
I just received examples of the first 3 Shadowfax cars from Marlon. I don't buy many RTR cars nowadays, preferring to build from kits, or resin bodies. In this case, I decided to make an exception. I'm glad I did, as each of these is a real beauty!
In my opinion, they certainly add to and extend the reputation enjoyed by Marlon's classic TRRC cars from a few years ago. I wondered how I would like the new wheel style on these cars, and I have to say they look better than I expected from the pictures I had seen. The wheels show light through the spokes around the outside of the "brake drum", which is not evident in the pictures I had seen.
I will likely also build examples of each of these cars from body kits, and will probably use traditional metal wheels with "wire wheel" inserts for those. In any case, the cars are superb! Looking forward to trying them out on a track... if they run anywhere near as good as they look, they'll be a load of fun! Thanks, Marlon.
I couldn't bring myself to do yet another rendition of the Mercs and Auto Union's they have been done to death by many others.The Alfa's, Maser's and Bugatti's from the 1st series will be joined by Aston Martin, Ballot, FIAT, Delage, Talbot, Sunbeam and a Duesenberg in the 2nd series.