2011年10月31日月曜日

With passion

Strange to say, even the boiling golden era of late 80s, I did not pay attention
to the formula one. Even though I wanted to enjoy watching longer racing, it
didn't make me so because the cars were too fragile and would be out cause
of only one crush.

Those days I prefered to watch WRC. Rally cars and drivers were very tough
and never gave up to finish the line.
I was so fascinated by them that was the golden time group A and late group B
showed great performance.

But now, I simply adore F1.  Many people say the aerodynamic gadgets make
cars ugly and difficult to distinguish each car every year.

That's exactly the point why I'm attracted to the current F1 cars.

Any slot car manufactures don't release a proper styling F1 cars, so I decided
to make one at the end of 2008, Felipe Massa lost his only one chance to win
the championship.

Of course I didn't care about the loser, but I wanted to make a Ferrari.
Then I picked up a driver, Raikkonen who was known as "all or nothing".



Do you recognize the difference between 2 cars?

The back one is original scalextric and the other one is customized from it.
They are non-magnet and less lead weight. It's very fun, but extremely difficult
to drive like a razor-edge. It's just suitable for the top category of motorsport.

2011年10月30日日曜日

A lump of resin

Alfa giulia super, Highway 32 kit.
It's very heavy resin body.
It's not only beautiful but a little ugly.
It's not even a good runner.



But,・・・  I love it.

2011年10月29日土曜日

A running mate

I have nothing to do with the politics.
This is a sparring partner of the intimidator.
Same kit, same construction.




It's my wife's slot car.

2011年10月28日金曜日

The intimidator

This is an arii 1:32 bus kitbashing slot car.

The chassis was hand built from ABS cardboard and aluminum rail.


It looks a little crude, but runs great.  Non-magnet.


Racing!



We had a good time.

Good old days...

2011年10月27日木曜日

Old and New

Skyline GT-R.



The old one(KPGC10) is an Arii kitbashing 1:32 slot car.
Chassis is a hand built, plastic cardboards. 
Runs excellent without magnet.

The new(R32) is an HPI's first 1:32 RTR slot car.  It's not
a commercial car. This is one of an HPI's factory test runner.