Scalextric SCX Renault RS10 from a SCX Ligier JS11 Vol. 1: Cutter, putty and sandpaper

Ligier Js11This is a project I decided to star in spring: to make a Renault Rs10, the first successful 80’s turbo F1 car.

The fact that any brand sold this amazing and beautiful car (except a truly expensive SRC model) moved me to find a similar slot car and to modify it deeply. I was pondering the SCX Williams FW07 and the SCX Ligier JS11.

I finally decided to refuse the Williams because it has the engine covered, radiator air layout ahead of its position, engine air intake too exaggerated and no ramps in sideway skirts.

Ligier JS11 was the chosen one. As you can see the first step was to remove sideway skirts, front wing endplates and some parts behind the engine bulkhead, to sharp front suspension roots, to smooth ramps edges and to add the cockpit cone and engine cover with Ceys Epoxy bar (in picture, before sanding). The rear wing was going to be completely rebuilt, using only the two main planes as you will see in next post; the same with rear view mirrors, roll structure, skirts, endplates and engine sideway covers.

One of the most beautiful challenges was to turn a V8 into a V6 Turbo, a Ford-CosworthDFV into a Renault-Gordini EF-Type. You will enjoy the result.

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2 thoughts on “Scalextric SCX Renault RS10 from a SCX Ligier JS11 Vol. 1: Cutter, putty and sandpaper

  1. Pingback: SCX Renault RS10 from a SCX Ligier JS11 Vol. 2: Skirts, Endplates, Rear wing, Engine, Rollover arc, and Rear-view mirrors. | F1 Slot Car Collection

  2. Pingback: Scalextric SCX Renault RS10 from a SCX Ligier JS11 Vol. 2: Skirts, Endplates, Rear wing, Engine, Rollover arc, and Rear-view mirrors. | F1 Slot Car Collection

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