AML Rolls Royce Racer
This car has turned very competitive laps on Bigstuff Speedway, and it has earned a spot in my race box among cars that I would race in public. The only aftermarket parts are Thunder Brushes and the rear wheels/tires from BSRT. The front end is a Tuff Ones independent front. Everything else is stock, including a short rear axle. But that doesn't mean I'm not close to the 1 5/16" max.
| This started out as a normal AML Rolls Royce kit. The
car comes in solid red. I painted the bumpers & lights with Pactra
Indy Silver. The roof was done in a pearly and very glossy green
nail polish. The stripe is white acylic paint for a base, then clear
nail polish infused with very fine red, blue, green, and
silver glitter (which you cannot see here). My wife gave me
the idea to use nail polish to paint my cars. One of the great things
about it is you get a great shiny finish (if you do it right--it took
me a few attemps because that stuff dries fast).
| It's too bad I didn't take any "before" pictures.
You really can't appreciate how much the body is lowered without
the frame of reference. You can see what a great finish the green
nail polish has in this shot. The contingency decals are HO peel-n-stick.
The "World Champions" is from leftover R/C stuff. The
number is waterslide from RRR "Hermie the Love Bug" kit.
front end, as you may have noticed is a Tuff Ones. The tire are
skinny low profile T-Jet silicones from Nostalgia
Hobby. You may have also noticed that the car has glass,
even though the kit does not include glass. I retro-fitted some
left over old Aurora glass I had lying around that didn't fit any body
I had. So I cut out a portion of the middle of the glass to fit
it to the shorter roof of the Rolls. I then glued (any CA glue)
each piece in place. Why bother? I wanted to make it race
legal in the NJ/PA Delaware Valley series (Paperboy/Octara Hills), and
their rules require injection molded, hard plastic glass that covers the
front and rear openings completely.
| In this shot you can make out some of the glitter in the
stripe. The rear setup uses BSRT Fastrax double-flanged hubs (.225
OD). This hub is not new, but BSRT has developed a new T-Jet sized
tire to fit the old hub. The OD of the mounted tire is .395. Nice
and low for a slip on.
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