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Honda S800 Racer

Postby VTECFOUR » Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:14 pm

Waiting for wheels to arrive for my 1/24 Sunbeam Tiger build, so in the meantime, dropping down in scale to a build a little Honda S800. Picked up the 1/24 Tamiya Honda S800 Racing model kit last spring but was on the fence to slot convert. Had the 1/32 Arii Honda S600 kit hanging around, so why not build that into a slot racer version and complete the bigger model kit too?

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Remembered Dr Diff's S600 entry from the SLOP proxy years ago and it was a neat little thing. Also, inspired by Bob M's #15 entry in the U13 Challenge proxy from a few years ago.

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So, we're on.

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Re: Honda S800 Racer

Postby redlynr » Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:16 pm

I'm looking forward to this... :banana-dance:
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Re: Honda S800 Racer

Postby BARC 1 » Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:10 pm

I bought 3 of those ( Porsche) ARII kits and was looking at one of these Hondas. I wasn't sure of a prototype racer for it though, and held off buying one. I am really looking forward to what you come up with.

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Re: Honda S800 Racer

Postby VTECFOUR » Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:22 am

Cannabalized another build using the Devised Designs super slimline motor pod and front mini carrier. Had to trim both to get the short 62mm Honda wheelbase. Rims/tires are SCX Fiat Abarth 1000 (front) and Ranch Design custom made/Paul Gage (rear).

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Mocked the body on and stance is close to what I'm looking for.

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Need to tuck the wheels in so wheel well grinding is due and probably some tire trueing.

So far, so good.

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Re: Honda S800 Racer

Postby Cincyslots » Thu Dec 22, 2016 6:54 am

Very cool.
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Re: Honda S800 Racer

Postby VTECFOUR » Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:14 pm

Chassis and body are together with a single post mounts, front and rear.

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Mocked the hard top and windscreen in place. Final fit's going to be fiddly.

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Re: Honda S800 Racer

Postby BARC 1 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:00 pm

That is shaping up to be a nice looking car. Nice to see an unusual subject.

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Re: Honda S800 Racer

Postby Alaskaracer » Fri Dec 23, 2016 6:36 am

Looks really good!
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Re: Honda S800 Racer

Postby chrisguyw » Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:59 am

Looking good Dan !! the little Honda is a really neat car, and, love the inserts.........a quick question?.......where do you source that square brass coloured piano wire?? ;)

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Re: Honda S800 Racer

Postby VTECFOUR » Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:47 pm

Thought I'd make you wince, Chris. Chassis done out of expediency.

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Just modified the Devised Designs parts and attached a perimeter brass pan with side pans to be added. Got a whack of .055 piano wire the other day and my Parts Express buy list ready, so true scratch built chassis are my next slot learning adventure.

In the meantime, did some body work. Cut off the front and rear valences from the kit chassis and attached to the body. Removed the bumper molding for a racer look.

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Getting there.

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Re: Honda S800 Racer

Postby Quickcars » Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:07 pm

That's looking real good Dan. Can't wait to see the finished product!

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Re: Honda S800 Racer

Postby VTECFOUR » Sat Dec 24, 2016 12:10 am

Paint detailed the rear wheel inserts in silver and gold and gave the SCX Fiat Abarth front wheels the same treatment.

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Epoxied the windscreen and hard top together while mock fitted on the body. The one piece will ease installation and removal.

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Works for me with or without the hardtop.

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Re: Honda S800 Racer

Postby VTECFOUR » Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:06 pm

Got some Tamiya white primer then Camel Yellow sprayed on.

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Paint detail and decaling to come.

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Re: Honda S800 Racer

Postby VTECFOUR » Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:36 pm

Paint detail and decaling done.

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Just need an interior tray and driver figure but that's it. Enough handling of fiddly parts!

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Re: Honda S800 Racer

Postby dreinecke » Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:34 pm

That turned out GREAT! What a cool little car!
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