First off, hope you are all well.
I am coming to the end of a weeks leave. Was supposed to go to Portugal to check on my folks but that went west.
Like so many of us, at home being sensible. Got some glue from a corner store so...
So I had time to go through my bitz boxes. Tidy up a bit.
Found a resin March 762 body cast by a mate from a 24/25th diecast toy.
Found a couple of spare slot car chassis and a bundle of other bitz.
Found some old decals.
Set myself a kinda scrap heap challenge. Nothing bought in. Just use what was to hand and save on the kits for later.
Decided to retro fit the body into a Patrick Tambay 1975 Formula 2 MARCH 752 and slap it on a slot chassis to run on my track.
If it wasn't for the Indycar stuff I think I would be focused on the mid 70s to early 80s F2, F3 and F Atlantic stuff.
Couple of bits ain't right but it was an exercise in restraint.
We are all so used to doing everything like a proper static kit but with this thing I had to hang everything on the body.
No lower wish bones at the front. No rear suspension assembly.
Scratch built the front assembly but could do with thicker paper clips and staples.
No where to mount the springs given the axle height and chassis config.
Some of the decals are quite old.
I may one day do a more accurate static version given the chance.
MRRC inline chassis with a 3/32 axle with a set of 'BRM Megane' rears that are meant for 3mm axle.
It might rattle a bit when running but they appear OK.
Will test it tomorrow morning.
Also working up to using a couple of spare Penske PC17 bodies left over from Hobbitime conversions
onto a couple of chassis to see if that works.
And got a Carrera Go chassis to fit under a Lola T530 43rd scale body.
These will have to wait.
I am back to duty tomorrow evening for the next seven days.