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Hi, My name is Roger, I'm in my 40's and I love the V8 Supercars. I purchased my first slot car set over 5 years ago being a SCX Australian Rally set (Mitsubishi Evo vs Subaru WRX). I converted to Scalextrics V8's plus Aussie classics when I came across a Stones Brothers Racing team Pirtek BA Ford-Ambros. I now have the entire collection of all the V8's & Aussie classics released by Scalextric plus a few of my own which I have created. I haven't set up my track due to limited space, but every now & then the Aussie V8s rumble the living room. One day I'll set up a permant track. Enjoy going to the races when possible, if not I'll be glued to the TV. My favourite current racing car driver is C. Lowndes, from the past Allan Moffat. My favourite Scalextric V8 would be Vodaphone 888 & both Allan Moffat Ford Mustangs. Other interests apart from my hobby & attending the V8's is my motorcycle (Buell XB12X) & social rides. Well that's about it...motor sport, scalextrics & motobikes.  

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Reply Roger
9:01 AM on July 11, 2013 
I'vr been custom painting slot cars for sometime now & now my teenage daughter helps me with the fine details. She has just done a car by herself & it came up near perfect. BMW E30 M3 JPS. Every car I custom paint I try to better my skills by using different products plus different techniques and for every car I paint they get better & better. The black XB Ford was my first scalextric car I repainted & it looked easy but the thin lines decals was a bugger to lay, I had to cut them in sections lining them up with the doors to get the result I wanted. I use ear buds to push the decals into the door gap & a make up remover pads to apply decals. For every car I try to get perfect however every car I produce there will be something I'm not happy with, maybe I'm a perfectionist but it's hard to produce a car like the originals. My latest XB Ford is a Richards Melford livery, looks great from a distance but the decals on the bonnet have a few bulbs due the surface not being totally flat. I'm still very happy with the car, it's just hard to get 100 percent perfect. Anyway I'll keep trying & experimenting & maybe 1 day I'll reach the standard I'm looking for. PS. Thanks for your positive comments & praises. Greatly appreciated. Cheers.
Reply Darren
6:03 AM on July 11, 2013 
Howdy bloke, just viewing your repaint on eBay and it led me here. I am very similar to your above comments(age hobbies and daughter skills LOL). I just have to give you some credit for your resprays. A few of my customers have bought from 8212SCOTT and they say his stuff is very average, his lines sux and his decal laying can be poor. They all say his lack of photos is very disappointing because they don't show the final product very well.
Do you use a hairdryer whilst laying decals around corners and edging ? Works great but can be dangerouse. I use a piece of neoprene to push into areas and door lines etc. Keep up the GREAT WORK,
Reply pagey
2:32 PM on November 22, 2009 
hey mate! welcome back and congrats on ya wedding!

ya collection looks wicked!

pagey