Saturday, 8 August 2009

SLOT SOUL: Toyota GT-one

Toyota GT-one Rothmans

You don't have to purchase a 'white kit' to get into creating your own slot cars liveries. Often you have a slot that you like driving so much that it starts to look a little old from wear and tear. You know the slots I'm talking about, we all have them and these slots are the perfect candidate for a respray. Revamping an old slot also has the bonus of providing you with brand new slot for the cost of a little paint and some decals.

In this case I had completely destroyed yellow ProSlot GT-one that had been accidently crushed by a small child, yes I said crushed! The chassis was in good order however the body was badly damaged, almost in two pieces. Firstly I went about fixing the body which is another story and after some putty sanding, etc. it was time for a new coat.

I decided to add a little detail and upgrade the wheels/rubber as these are wonderful slot cars and the ProSlot release is getting harder to acquire these days. Wheels are NSR which I found to be excellent once I put NSR rubber on them. I also decided to add an aerial which is flexible. The livery is a fantasy Rothmans livery made up of a few left over decals I had.


1 comment :

knight4444 said...

Superb, another beautiful repaint!, nice job