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Post  jexy1 on Tue May 01, 2012 12:14 pm

Hi All

New boy alert!

I collect Slot (Scalextric type) Rally Cars. My collection is around the 1000 in number (not actually got around to finally cataloging everything). Most of the collection is 1;32 Scale, but there are a few 1;24, 1;28, 1;43 and HO scale in there.

Most (approx 60%) of the collection is on display on my web site; www.slotrallygb.com the web site is a labour of love and takes for ever to complete, but it's getting there.

I also run a Slot Rally Championship in the UK - held at 8 clubs around the UK with various classes for different types of cars/classes.

Most of the collection consists of RTR (Ready to Race) or off the shelf cars, but there is a large number of prototypes, one off specials and over recent years more and more re-liveries/re-paints and i have recently begun to have specific cars made to order in resin (the most recent being the Skoda Fabia S2000 IRC).

I guess like many on this forum, i produce my own decals (Waterslide/lazer) and wish i had access to an Alps printer for white decals. I'm always on the hunt for that elusive logo reference for some obscure logo from the 60's, 70's, 80's.

I'm a mod on www.slotforum.com

I used to rally 1;1 scale with a Historic MG Midget (stage and road).

I will post some recently completed projects soon, but on the works bench at the moment are;

Morris Minor Himalaya Rally - body and decals completed - just the chrome to finish
Triumph Dolomite Sprint - Body and Paint done - decals produced
Triumph TR7 - Primed and painted
Skoda Fabia S2000 IRC - the master body is finished, rear wing done, just popping 50 bodies, windows, lights, wings etc - plan to do about ten liveries, but so many to chose from it's hard to stop.

The next major event i will be going to is the UK Slot Car Festival on May 20th at the Gaydon Motor Heritage Centre, where we will holding a public slotrally event and displaying a small selection of my collection and some of the more recent resin slot rally cars; Clan Crusader, Rover SD1, Volvo Amazon, etc, etc.

Gareth Jex

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Post  GMR..Models on Tue May 01, 2012 12:49 pm

Hi Gareth...Welcome to the forum, Hope you can get the help and advice you require...All the best Gary Smile
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Post  Cowley on Tue May 01, 2012 1:00 pm

Good afternoon Gareth, and welcome to the forum!

What a small world it is then, as our paths have crossed in the past even though you may not realise!

My name is David Sims and I think Scott added you to my Austin Rover Motorsport group on Facebook, and his own British Leyland Motorsport group.

Having seen your model work before, I am positive that they will be of great interest to the members - and that you will also benefit from being a member.

If you need anything - just shout! Nice to see you on board.
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Post  jexy1 on Tue May 01, 2012 1:11 pm

Hi David - what a small world (1;32)

Yep - Good friends with Scott - it was a post on FB Austin that alerted me to this forum (somone looking for a 6R4 model).

Without trawling through the entire forum, is there anyone on here that does white decals to order????? (wishfull thinking).

Thanks for the kind words about my models - i try my best, but when it's something special i do have a small band of pro model makers who build some kit up for me.

This is a recent completed project that you may have seen;



1;32 Scale, MSC Donor car stripped and repainted - decals by me.

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Post  newt5550 on Tue May 01, 2012 1:27 pm

Hi Gareth,
Welcome to the forum. Got to say the 1st picture you post is absolute quality build. Well done. Look forward to seeing more.

Chris.
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Post  bmd on Tue May 01, 2012 2:50 pm

hi gareth, welcome aboard m8, hope you enjoy the forum........... Smile
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Post  Cowley on Tue May 01, 2012 4:22 pm

It is indeed a small world Gareth, however mine (and most people's on here!) is evan smaller at 1/43rd lol! Very Happy

There are a couple of people that print white for themselves, but I am not sure if they do individual jobs for other people. Nicky (Nicky6R4) has recently contacted a company www.redfirecracker.co.uk - and they have even registered on here as Red Firecracker I think? - and it might be worth contacting them about any plans or ideas you have mate.

That Ken Wood 'Golden Wonder' 6R4 is an absolute stunner Gareth - a very nice job you have made of that! I don't suppose there would be any chance of reducing your 1/32nd scale decals to 1/43rd, and printing out a set for me would there? Wink
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Post  jexy1 on Tue May 01, 2012 4:26 pm

Drop me an email David and i can send you what you have - what is the percentage drop from 1;32 to 1;43?

I had to draw many of the logos and never managed to find the logo for "Stage Times" that was on the rear window.

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Post  gofastfreddy on Tue May 01, 2012 5:49 pm

hello jexy , welcome on this lovely forum , a question the fabia you are working on , what scale is this please

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Post  David Napier on Tue May 01, 2012 6:21 pm

welcome to the forum Jexy, nice work on the Golden Wonder livery

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Post  jexy1 on Tue May 01, 2012 6:34 pm

gofastfreddy wrote:hello jexy , welcome on this lovely forum , a question the fabia you are working on , what scale is this please

All the models i make up into slot cars are 1;32 scale.



This is how how i have got - the master has been made and the first pull resin taken (so it can be used as a two part master) - the rear wing arrived today, the chassis is a donor SCX slotcar. The decals - I'm working on - hence the flat paper artwork (i print to check dimensions etc).

This was the first master.



I cant take any credit for the superb craftsmanship in making the master - this was all done for me.

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Post  jexy1 on Tue May 01, 2012 6:39 pm

Another i did recently - Volvo S60 from the Dutch Volvo Rally Team (like i said i like them slightly obscure!)


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Post  gofastfreddy on Tue May 01, 2012 7:05 pm

very nice , is this for sale , i maen the fabia

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Post  jexy1 on Tue May 22, 2012 4:35 pm

Update on the Skoda:


The windows and front light covers are taking longer than hoped for. The rear wing (complete with photo etch end plates) are ready.

Decided to spray up the prototype body in Skoda Rallye Green (rattle can) and test fit it on a chassis.

Two liveries done, but working on more to fill a sheet prior to printing.

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Post  gofastfreddy on Tue May 22, 2012 4:58 pm

ME WANT A LOIX Very Happy

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Post  jexy1 on Tue May 22, 2012 5:03 pm

On the "To Do" list - Monte 2011 - Freddy Loix - It's a very tricky livery to get right especially on the sides and requires some serious paint masking.

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Post  gofastfreddy on Tue May 22, 2012 6:31 pm

i paint the 2011 livery over 20 times , so i look forward to it Very Happy

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Post  mcm motorsport on Tue May 22, 2012 7:47 pm

very good work there!

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Post  rallypics on Sun Jun 10, 2012 2:54 pm

was in the attic, and look at what were the first 3 cars I came across.
M3's in 1/32 or 1/43 are still class



must delve a little deeper and and get the track out soon
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