Sprite Proxy Race 2018 - kit parts included with entry fee

Sprite Proxy Race 2018 - kit parts included with entry fee

Postby VTECFOUR » Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:04 pm

The integral part of this pseudo IROC/open chassis proxy are the "must use" DanJim kit components included as part of the entry fee.

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- VTECFOUR's Austin Healey Bug/Frog Eye Sprite body
- Slot Car Corner's Tuna Classic 16k S can motor
- RS Slot Racing's RSW002 aluminum rims
- Paul Gage's PGT tires, 21073 and 21093

VTECFOUR Austin Healey Bug/Frog Eye Sprite body

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This resin cast was mastered from a modified old Monogram 1:32 Austin Healey Sprite model kit which actually measures 1:29 scale. A hard tonneau cover and driver figure upper torso were incorporated to give it a race period look and simplify the modeling.

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They're slosh cast to yield lightweight bodies weighing between 11 and 12 grams. Wheelbase and track are 75mm and 45mm, respectively.

Slot Car Corner (SCC) Tuna Classic 16k S can motor

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We're going for modest and period speed so SCC's Tuna Classic 16K S can motor seemed right up our alley. Harry's HRW review and impression clinched the choice.

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RS Slot Racing RSW002 aluminum rims

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The modeling aspect is a feature of this proxy so wheel detail makes a difference. The old BWA rims immediately came to mind. The small lip detail gives these rims that much more of the right look. Also, period-appropriate wheel inserts simulating wire wheels, Minilites and steel rims were made for the .450" (11.43mm) wheel insert size.

Though the BWA rims have not been available for awhile, RS Slot Racing (http://www.rsslotracing.com) in the UK have the identical scale 15" rims (14mm diameter, 7mm width, 3mm centre rib) and .450" inserts available. After contact with Colin, a rather nice chap, these are our spec rims.

Paul Gage PGT urethane tires

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After confirming the rims would be from RS Slot Racing, Paul Gage urethane tires were our choice for performance and scale modeling reasons. The track venues are all painted wood surface, urethane-friendly, and Paul's PGT (shore 40) 21073 and 21093 tires have a period round sidewall look.

When you put everything together with the chassis of your choice or doing, it'll look like this.

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Now that the twenty-car grid is confirmed with paid entries, kit distribution looks to be within the next couple of weeks.

Let the building begin!

Dan (VTECFOUR)
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Re: Sprite Proxy Race 2018 - kit parts with entry fee

Postby Lou E » Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:18 pm

I can't wait to get started on this, it will be a fun proxy for sure!!!

I think I will attempt a brass chassis for the first time, hope to come up with something worthy of the body and the proxy...
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Re: Sprite Proxy Race 2018 - kit parts included with entry f

Postby JT Previa » Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:48 pm

We've been very fortunate to have generous, supportive sponsors help bring this proxy race to fruition. To help speed selection of parts to complete your kit, or provide spare parts, Slot Car Corner has set up Proxy Parts Page listing their options to complete the kit and tailor it to your tuning preferences - and save you time in the ordering process:

SCC Sprite Proxy Parts Page

Save time and support the manufacturers that make our hobby possible!

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Re: Sprite Proxy Race 2018 - kit parts included with entry f

Postby JT Previa » Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:05 pm

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Vintage reissue packaging for this limited run series was shipped out from our Boston-area production facility to our Winnipeg factory last week.


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Re: Sprite Proxy Race 2018 - kit parts included with entry f

Postby TuscoTodd » Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:28 pm

How cool is that!
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Re: Sprite Proxy Race 2018 - kit parts included with entry f

Postby Radarek » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:14 pm

Whoever missed that proxy will be super jealous. ... sorry guys.. :banana-dance:
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Re: Sprite Proxy Race 2018 - kit parts included with entry f

Postby Beast Lee » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:02 pm

Radarek wrote:Whoever missed that proxy will be super jealous. ... sorry guys.. :banana-dance:


Jerk...!!!

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Re: Sprite Proxy Race 2018 - kit parts included with entry f

Postby waaytoomuchintothis » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:49 pm

Beast Lee - "Everywhere ya go, a&&holes!" -George Segal, The Duchess & the Dirtwater Fox, 1976

Okay, I missed something. I can't find Danjim kits anywhere, and RS seems to be 1/24th only. Do these kits or bodies exist anywhere in 1/32nd? All I have ever found was Bugeyes with huge fender extensions that never existed. While I'm at it, does anyone make a resin copy of the Aurora Ferrari America Coupe? I can't find that, either.
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Re: Sprite Proxy Race 2018 - kit parts included with entry f

Postby JT Previa » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:30 pm

DANJIM vintage reissue kits are available in limited quantities to discriminating hobbyists. Our international facilities are working overtime to keep up with unprecedented demand.

As to the Ferrari America kit you mentioned, I think you'll find that that was originally a DANJIM offering. Checking the factory archives, I found this image of the period boxart.

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Re: Sprite Proxy Race 2018 - kit parts included with entry f

Postby waaytoomuchintothis » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:22 pm

You're kidding! Danjim is older than 1960? That box art looks a lot like the Aurora kit, too.

So, where can they be bought?
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Re: Sprite Proxy Race 2018 - kit parts included with entry f

Postby Lou E » Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:52 am

waaytoomuchintothis wrote: Do these kits or bodies exist anywhere in 1/32nd? All I have ever found was Bugeyes with huge fender extensions that never existed.


Airfix made a 1:32 kit of the Bugeye, I managed to get one a few years ago and I hope to get to it someday. Someone made a resin copy of it, unfortunately I can't remember his name, but I was fortunate to get a couple which I also hope to get to someday.
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Re: Sprite Proxy Race 2018 - kit parts included with entry f

Postby JT Previa » Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:19 pm

Our esteemed manufacturing colleague Munter offered both the SCCA F/G production flared Bugeye Sprite body in 1/32 and the classic 1/32 bodies in resin. Munter's contact info and body gallery are both listed in the Resin Resources section of the HRW Scratchbuilder's Shop. Many of Munter's bodies were entered in the pre-BOP editions of the Sprite Proxy Race.

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Re: Sprite Proxy Race 2018 - kit parts included with entry f

Postby BARC 1 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:16 pm

Radarek wrote:Whoever missed that proxy will be super jealous. ... sorry guys.. :banana-dance:



Yes I really missed out on this. I was on vacation and only checking the forum in the evenings. By the time I got around to entering it was too late.
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