Newsletter May 13th, 2011
Happy Friday the 13th!
Take a couple of hours’ break from slot cars tonight and watch your favorite horror movie!
New items in stock
GMC05/2 Abarth 1000SP, painted body kit – $109.99
GMC06/1 Porsche 907/6 #40, LeMans 1967, painted body kit – $109.99
GMC06/8 Porsche 907 #41 LeMans 1967 RTR – $234.99
GMC06/9 Porsche 907/6 #41, LeMans 1967, painted body kit – $129.99
GMC07 Ford J Car RTR- $234.99
GMC07/1 Ford J Car painted body kit – $109.99
Scalextric C3095 McLaren MP4-6, 1991, A. Senna – $49.99
Slot Classic CJ36 Pegaso BE 2E “El Cangrejo” $295.95
BSR026R Ferrari 166 Abarth, #254 red RTR car – $244.99
BSR027/1R Ferrari 166 Abarth, silver #28 RTR – $244.99
BSR027/2R Ferrari 166 Abarth, silver #145 RTR – $244.99
BSR027/3R Ferrari 166 Abarth, silver #922 RTR – $244.99
BSR028/1 Lancia D20 #30 PAINTED BODY KIT – $109.99
BSR028/2 Lancia D20 #31 PAINTED BODY KIT – $109.99
BSR028/3 Lancia D20 #32 PAINTED BODY KIT – $109.99
BSR028/4 Lancia D20 #63 PAINTED BODY KIT – $109.99
Projects in progress
You may remember sometime back we showed you our project to put a 60s-vintage Aurora A-Jet 1/32 scale McLaren body on a much-modified Fly sidewinder chassis with wheels and tires from a Monogram Greenwood Corvette. At that time it was in the primer stage.
Here’s where we are with it now:
As you can see we now have the car painted in its overall red with decals and some detail painting done. We have fabricated a set of “bigblock” injector stacks using axle spacers made for 1/24 scale commercial-track cars with 1/16″ front axles. Still to come are a driver figure, more details including a roll bar and mirrors, more decals, additional detail painting, clear coating, and final assembly. Rear tires are aftermarket silicones.
Here’s a new one we have been working on. This one started as a Monogram Cooper-Cobra. but we are turning it into heavily modified Cooper with flared fenders to cover wide wheels and tires from a Carrera Ferrari 512BB.
The model is intended to look like what might have resulted if somebody in the mid-60s had taken a late-production Cooper Monaco and stuffed in a big Chevrolet V8. Of course, the car would need cooling, downforce, and wide rubber to go with all that horsepower. A lot of cars were modified like this back then and used in pro racing, often followed by careers in SCCA club racing. Many of these cars, the ones that survived, have been converted back to their original configurations for vintage racing.
Here’s a 3/4 front view. Mean-looking, isn’t it? It’s so ugly it’s beautiful.
Here we see where we are with this car and where we started. More to come in future newsletters.
Thanks for shopping with us!
The Electric Dream Team
Warehouse phone (310) 676-7600
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