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Alpine slot car

I’ve finished putting together this Retro Slot Alpine slot car kit. This was a very easy one to build so I’d highly recommend it for a novice. I’ve painted it up as “Rosebud” – the Alpine driven by Brabham and Moss at Riverside in 1961.

The only change I made was to swap the Minilite wheels from the kit for some Ninco wire wheels which were more appropriate for this livery.

Sunbeam Lotus slot car

I enjoyed putting together the Imp slot cars so much I decided to buy a World Classics Sunbeam Lotus kit. These show up on ebay quite often. I found this a bit more work than the Highway32 kits but the result was worthwhile.

Note the Minilite wheels shown here aren’t the ones that came with the kit. I had these from a different project and found they suited the car better.

Imp slot cars

I’ve just taken delivery of a pair of slot cars from Highway32. The first one is an Imp saloon kit. I’m tossing up whether to do it as a replica of my own Imp or whether to do it up as the Bevan Imp.

The second one is an Imp coupe which I intend doing as a Stiletto.

Both are nicely detailed models. The shells are designed such that they can be configured for either single or twin headlights, depending on which Imp variant you want to represent.

They also come with a choice of wheel trims so you can go with either hubcaps or Minilite alloys.

I’ll be sure to post more pictures when they’re finished.

Highway32 also do Alpine and Rapier slot cars. You can find out more at http://www.traffic-modelcars.com/