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heller/atlantis Talbot/ alfa kit

Postby btaylor » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:54 am

Just scored this double kit of the bay the other day. super nice kits with good detail. I still build 1/24 cars even though my track is down. These should make a couple great slot cars. I'll post some build pics soon.
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Re: heller/atlantis Talbot/ alfa kit

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:58 am

Yes sir, these will make a great race pair. What wheels are you thinking this time?
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Re: heller/atlantis Talbot/ alfa kit

Postby btaylor » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:08 am

I had ordered some indy car wheels from razor jon, looking for pg tires now. No luck! They should make some beautiful race cars.

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Re: heller/atlantis Talbot/ alfa kit

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:11 am

Let me check Curly’s. Might have some for those. Smooth bore right?
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Re: heller/atlantis Talbot/ alfa kit

Postby btaylor » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:13 am

Yes sir! I have molds for them,but they have not arrived yet. I will be able to replace them if you have any to spare.

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Re: heller/atlantis Talbot/ alfa kit

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:20 am

Ok, I’m topping off the Joe and heading down.
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Re: heller/atlantis Talbot/ alfa kit

Postby RazorJon » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:34 pm

I used some tires I got from Paul, they had a pie crust and you do have to stretch to get them on those Indy wheels but they work
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Re: heller/atlantis Talbot/ alfa kit

Postby 32lbking » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:21 pm

RazorJon wrote:I used some tires I got from Paul, they had a pie crust and you do have to stretch to get them on those Indy wheels but they work


Hey Jon, I didn't know that you made wheels, or were they special order ? Could you post pictures ?
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Re: heller/atlantis Talbot/ alfa kit

Postby RazorJon » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:36 pm

32lbking wrote:
RazorJon wrote:Hey Jon, I didn't know that you made wheels, or were they special order ? Could you post pictures ?
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I make wheels mostly for myself, these Indy wheels are huge I made them to fit around the kits insert wheel, they were done on a special order
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Re: heller/atlantis Talbot/ alfa kit

Postby munter » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:11 am

These originally came from the old Merit kits.

I have chased a few of them because they are basically cool.

I have turned the Lago Talbot into a resin body kit of which I have only cast one...the screen post broke off as I was trimming the body out.
Shouldn't be an issue to rebuild a screen surround should it?

The shell cast nicely at 20.1 grams.
My next problem is to source a driver that is authentic....working on a couple of leads at the mo.

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Re: heller/atlantis Talbot/ alfa kit

Postby waaytoomuchintothis » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:48 am

The Talbot Lago has a long winning history with some very famous drivers. That name has appeared on some incredible cars over the years. The 1937 Talbot Lago is the most beautiful car ever built for my money.
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Re: heller/atlantis Talbot/ alfa kit

Postby btaylor » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:06 am

Great body kit John! The wheels Razor jon made for the monogram kurtis will work good on these kits, as will the driver figure from the monogram longshot dragster kit. he will need some work, but the basics are there.
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Re: heller/atlantis Talbot/ alfa kit

Postby munter » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:02 pm

Thanks Bob

Those wheels and that driver should work well.

There is currently a gap for suitable wheels and drivers for these Merit based kits.
I have a driver option I am working on and some PP wheels in hand but for future builds?
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Re: heller/atlantis Talbot/ alfa kit

Postby Dangermouse » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:22 pm

I am planning to use Immense Miniatures driver figures - will mock something up this afternoon and post a photo
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Re: heller/atlantis Talbot/ alfa kit

Postby RazorJon » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:42 pm

I am in full swing of Razor season and its a good one lol

Come July orders tend to slow down I will try and build 10 sets of wheels, if you have a insert in mind I will need that dimension
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