A few "Strommie" builds

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A few "Strommie" builds

Postby chrisguyw » Tue Sep 08, 2015 1:16 pm

I have always liked the Strombecker 1/32 cars, not so much for their performance, but for the bodies,...... although not as detailed as the current crop of RTR cars, they are generally very close to scale, and, apart from the Lotus 19 (it needs work),they capture the feel of the 1:1 cars extremely well.

I do have several Strombeckers (many still to be done), but the following are a few pics. of some on the shelf........If anyone needs more details on any of the following, I will be happy to provide more info.

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Cheetah with BWA wheels/inserts, and a brass Strombecker comp. chassis. (As a kid I was working in a Toronto Slot car shop, and the owner had a Maroon Cheetah, and I lusted after that car!...........built more than 10 years ago, it is a tribute to him, and his Maroon Cheetah).

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One of my favs., the Dino spyder

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Ford J car

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Ferrari 265P

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Lotus 30

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Another Cheetah...in Alan Green livery....this one was done before the Rev/Mon or Carrera versions were available.

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The McKee Mk 10 (Cro sal olds), and the car Paul Newman drove in the movie "Winning"....this is on a modified AMT brass chassis, and is a very quick little car, easily holding its own with any of the current RTR cars.

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My fav.,... The Lotus 19...this was done to replicate Stirlings' car from the 1961 Players 200 at Mosport. It has had a fair amount of body work to help cure some of the Strombecker inaccuracies, and, uses a modified Strombecker "Scuttler" motor mounted in a brass plate "period" chassis....A really great car to drive around!!

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And the RS 61....details on the RS-61 thread. (I painted this to replicate an actual vintage livery I found online......I should have done it silver.....!!!)

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Re: A few "Strommie" builds

Postby waaytoomuchintothis » Tue Sep 08, 2015 1:47 pm

Gorgeous. What a great finish gloss. I did a flock of them a few years ago, and I agree, they are a blast to "fix up".
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Re: A few "Strommie" builds

Postby TsgtRet » Tue Sep 08, 2015 2:11 pm

Excuse me while I wipe the drool off my keyboard!
Absolutely lovely....if you hadn't said they were Stroms I would have guessed resin bodies.
I've done 2 so far, the D-Type on the ROAR proxy and a Testa Rossa. I have a couple other D-Type bodies around that I may try my hand at.
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Re: A few "Strommie" builds

Postby ShotgunDave » Tue Sep 08, 2015 2:26 pm

Beautiful work as always Chris. And I agree, if you didn't say they were Strommies, no one would know. Fantastic.

And I disagree about painting that RS silver. That blue makes that car.
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Re: A few "Strommie" builds

Postby dge467 » Tue Sep 08, 2015 4:11 pm

Beautiful work on these!!! Awesome!
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Re: A few "Strommie" builds

Postby btaylor » Tue Sep 08, 2015 5:24 pm

Those are Fantastic builds! I love the Strombecker cars, and have never seen them look so good.
Nice job on all of those.

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Re: A few "Strommie" builds

Postby Dundee Denny » Tue Sep 08, 2015 5:44 pm

Excellent, Excellent, Excellent!!!

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Re: A few "Strommie" builds

Postby Audi1 » Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:19 pm

Just a great looking set of cars! I like the Ferrari 265P best..........but then............I like Ferrari best, too............!

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Re: A few "Strommie" builds

Postby VenturaAlfa » Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:22 pm

you have really done these cars justice. They stand out. I agree that the blue on the Porsche looks great. There are already plenty of silver ones out there.

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Re: A few "Strommie" builds

Postby Lou E » Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:14 pm

WOW, what an amazing job you have done!!!!
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Re: A few "Strommie" builds

Postby Nor Cal Mike » Tue Sep 08, 2015 9:03 pm

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Re: A few "Strommie" builds

Postby vonsirius » Wed Sep 09, 2015 3:23 am

Fantastic cars!!!!!
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Re: A few "Strommie" builds

Postby loosewheel » Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:26 am

Great paint jobs! What do you use for screen on your cars? It really adds to the realistic feel.
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Re: A few "Strommie" builds

Postby chrisguyw » Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:25 am

loosewheel wrote: What do you use for screen on your cars? It really adds to the realistic feel.
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Hi Jody, Scale Scenics make a variety of screen material, and most good train shops will carry it, and although very nice, it is a little expensive. Recently I have found some tea strainers/coffee maker cones in the dollar stores and these are equally nice and also very cheap. For a few bucks, I now have all the screening I will ever use.

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Re: A few "Strommie" builds

Postby TuscoTodd » Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:17 am

W O W !!!
Those are absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!
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