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I intend to make a glass box to house my RT when I get it for Christmas, and I want to display it with one of the W cars on it's back. But since my RT is already packed for Xmas, can somebody give me it's measurments (H×W×L)?
Thanks in advance! :cheers
 

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From CMC's website (http://www.cmc-modelcars.de) page of the RT, actual dimension of the 1:1 is Length: 6750 mm, breadth: 2000 mm.

So at 1:18, the model should be about 15 inches in length and 4.5 inches in width.

Edit: And since I was at CMC, I checked out whats coming and I guess some prayers are going to be answered sometime in the future. They have the Ferrari 250 SWB Berlinetta in the making.
 

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Thanks guys, that really helps! :cheers
Now I have to decide what I'll make the base like. Any suggestions?
 

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You need a piece of autobahn under it. Nothing less for motor racings fastest mode of transportation.
 

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Well...I dont know about the blue thing size, but my foot is 43 (brazilian size)
:tease :tease :tease :tease :tease :tease :tease :tease
 
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Im almost certainthat CMC made a display case Specifically for the Racetransporter and for a car on the back of it.

Did see one at Modellissimo and a couple on E-Bay, forget how much they were.
 

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Mr. V., there is a case at CMC's site, to use with the RT with a car loaded. But the dimensions they give for the display case are really big. I want something with a "tight" fit. Using the dimensions of the truck that you guys provided, I think I'll commision a box of glass with 400 (L) × 200 (W) × 150 (H) mm in size. I don't want it to look as if I put an aquarium over the truck.

For the base, initially I thought about some polished Brazilian noble wood (imbúia, a dark brown hard wood common to my region is the 1st that comes to mind) or maybe something looking like asphalt. To do that I think of using black sand paper, but the problem would be how to cover the seams. You guys suggested buffed or brushed aluminum, and that also sounds nice. I just thought about using a mirror, that could also look cool.

I want the glass case to settle in a groove on the base (all four sides), but I don't think I can do this with all the ideas I wrote, specially with a mirror.
 

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Lu, mirrors tend to become spotted after a few years. When I said autobahn, I meant some texture that simulates the road. I am not so sure about using sandpaper. Afraid that the glue in the paper could give out fumes that may ruin the tires.
 

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Thanks for the pics Michamel. :cheers

Winston, I hadn't thought about the glue, so sand paper is out. And you're right about mirrors getting spotted. Well, that leaves me with aluminum (or some other dull metal) or polished wood. I'll have to talk with my carpenter to see what he suggests.
 

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LUW,
I believe that the wood would be a good idea.
But we all have to take care about the weight!!!
The RT alone weights a lot, and he plus the W196R...!!!
Remember about the special supports.
 
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Yeah the weight is huge with a W series on the tray. I have mine in my glass cabinet/s on quite a thin tempered glass shelf. I can then see underneath too!

How about a perspex or glass base. Action have some of their Indy cars on the perspex and they look great.

Let us all know what you finally decide on Luciano and good luck.......the truck really is a masterpiece.

:cheers

Timbo.
 
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