I did a little research and found that my car is a Resilient Resin (now defunct) Mercedes W196 Streamliner. Monogram also made a 1/24 Mercedes SLR 300 "722" that is a similar 2-seater, currently available on eBay in the $25 range. (I'd let you have my slot car body a lot cheaper - I'll probably never get to it.)
Post by Mastercaster on Oct 13, 2011 22:20:55 GMT -8
That's OK, it would not have been any clue to me. When it comes to measurements or anything about cars I'm really just a big dummy!! If you are talking to me and I get that deer in the headlights look, don't even worry about it. LOL
Post by Mastercaster on Oct 14, 2011 10:18:38 GMT -8
HMMMMMM....Ten bucks with shipping for a shaped resin part I suppose ain't too bad.
OK...So here is the back side of the wheel. A little silicone got behind the spokes but was easily removed with my free Starbucks coffee stirrer and a short piece of brass stock is inserted in the axle hole.
Post by Mastercaster on Oct 14, 2011 19:05:45 GMT -8
I am honestly floundering about the W196. I am just not capable of making it what it should be. I'm just lousy at body work. it would take a skilled model builder to make it into a subject worthy of casting. What you have is rough but I could do no better.
Post by Mastercaster on Oct 15, 2011 8:52:03 GMT -8
While I'm at it, I am attempting to cast in clear the two back glass parts. The kit comes with a thin sheet of clear and a template to cut out the oddly curved window. ROTSA RUCK getting that glued in without a mess. Well it would be for me. I am casting two small flat sheets. There are two separate sheets in each cell. I am hoping to cast them in clear and trim them as the template shows then put them in hot water to be set in their respective spots to be come the proper curvature and then cast a nice form fitting window in clear. I will attempt to do the same with the front window. The side windows are flat.
So far, here are two good wheels out of the first two tries.