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Resin Casting Small Parts

Making resin castings of small parts is probably much easier than you might think, especially if the part has a flat side. Parts with a flat side, like many wheel inserts, can be duplicated with a one-piece mold. The RTV mold compound I most commonly use is Polytek Platsil 71-20 Silicone RTV Rubber. Click here…

Mille Miglia Round 3 Results

Round 3 of the 2012 running of the Mille Miglia saw only 4 cars make the start. Ferrari fielded two cars, the Touring-bodied 166MM of Gentleman Jim Johnson and the Abarth Spyder of Russell Mill. Lancia was well represented by the immaculately prepared D24 of Count Ary Barbosa while the British fans cheered on the…

Round 2 of the 4th Quarter Slot.it Challenge

Well, I do have to admit, the Porsche-Chaparral was hooked up for the second round of 4th quarter Slot.It Challenge.  As my first set of  Shore 30’s on the rear have worn smaller and smaller, the car seems to have picked up speed.    That, combined, with a day when I was “in the zone,” resulted…

Pictures From Thursday Night

  After experimenting Thursday night, I have an idea a better idea on camera settings for taking action photos at the track.  Some shots, like the one above, came out OK.  Others showed the promise of what could be achieved with better settings.  I should be able to do much better next time. Russell

Fly Ferrari GTO Slot.It Converson Project

Soon after the release of the Slot.It Ford GT I started looking to see what other cars the chassis might fit. The Fly Ferrari GTO, of which there are many variations, is a near-perfect fit. These cars have beautiful bodies but with the front-mounted motors, the cars don’t run well without magnets. Replacing the Fly chassis with the Slot.It sidewinder chassis promised to work much better. The BRM wire wheels really add the finishing touch.