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Strip, Track & Trail - Race Theme Group Build
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Posted: Friday, November 15, 2019 - 05:26 PM UTC
Hey, I found one of those Jeff Gordon NASCAR Monte Carlos.


Looks like it missed turn 3 somewhere. All of the parts seem to be there.
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Posted: Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 01:11 AM UTC
Richard, that is an awesome classic racer, and from what I've seen a very nice kit to put together as well.
BTW, when you get a chance can you please get working on a submission for the Group Build so we can get things rolling there?

Mike and Mark, you guys are joining Gabriel making it 3 of the NASCAR Monte Carlo kits!

Mike, I worked for 10 years managing hardware and power tool supply businesses here in Melbourne, it's a great line to be in, and we sponsored a Ford touring car back then driven by Mark Larkham.



Cheers, D
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Posted: Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 01:40 AM UTC

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Richard, that is an awesome classic racer, and from what I've seen a very nice kit to put together as well.
BTW, when you get a chance can you please get working on a submission for the Group Build so we can get things rolling there?
Cheers, D



Damian I will work on the submission this week!
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Posted: Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 02:49 AM UTC
Nice looking Ford touring car. One of my favourite classes.
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Posted: Monday, November 18, 2019 - 07:24 AM UTC
Enrolment pictures.

Top two are the kit the bottom three are the real car.

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Posted: Monday, November 18, 2019 - 08:08 AM UTC
That's a very cool looking unit Darrell, I look forward to watching it come together. The 1:1 engine bay looks like it might be easy to replicate in the kit, not too busy like most of the modern vehicles.

Does the kit come with a race option for markings, or are there after-market options?

Cheers, D
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Posted: Monday, November 18, 2019 - 02:10 PM UTC
Damian It comes stock and some parts to make it a cafe racer, (roll hoop and two half moon windscreens) Looking for Minilite style rims.
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Posted: Monday, November 18, 2019 - 07:51 PM UTC

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Damian It comes stock and some parts to make it a cafe racer, (roll hoop and two half moon windscreens) Looking for Minilite style rims.


Found some Minilite wheels on E-Bay.Ready to start when it starts,
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Posted: Monday, November 18, 2019 - 08:13 PM UTC
Hey, wait a minute, I haven't given up on the Target Reynard yet,
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/revell-85-2325-target-reynard--192657
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Posted: Monday, November 18, 2019 - 09:57 PM UTC

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Hey, wait a minute, I haven't given up on the Target Reynard yet,
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/revell-85-2325-target-reynard--192657



No problems Mark, I fully expect most of the interested parties to change their minds 2 or 3 times between now and the start date. I have once already, it just adds to the interest and anticipation of the whole deal!

Cheers, D
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Posted: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 03:56 AM UTC

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Mike, I worked for 10 years managing hardware and power tool supply businesses here in Melbourne, it's a great line to be in, and we sponsored a Ford touring car back then driven by Mark Larkham.



Damian, I've had three "real" jobs since I was 17: Army for 20 years, higher education, and retail. I've worked for three retailers since I've been out - Sears, Lowes, and Home Depot. I hated the stupid politics of higher ed, being salaried management in retail and having one's hands tied trying to get rid of lazy employees, and now? Just a peon in hardware and I freakin' LOVE it! Go to work, take care of my customers and department, and not worry "dog and pony" shows. Regional Managers coming in? Bah, no worries on my part - make sure our ducks are in a row and, well, ignore them.

Anyhow, I'm looking forward to this build. I may see about a place at work to display it.

Mike
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Posted: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 03:57 AM UTC
Oh, and THREE NASCAR Monte's? Sweet!

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Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 05:10 AM UTC

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Damian It comes stock and some parts to make it a cafe racer, (roll hoop and two half moon windscreens) Looking for Minilite style rims.


Found some Minilite wheels on E-Bay.Ready to start when it starts,


The Minilites arrived today. I am ready to start and finish the build. I have started a few kits but not finished any. Hopefully I will finish this build as it is one of my dream cars.
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Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2019 - 12:13 AM UTC
Bump/motivation/inspiration time once again, and another kit from my stash.



And the alternative markings that I was planning to do.



Doing some digging, I am now wondering if Revell got this one wrong (shock, horror!!). The Guardsman Blue #11 markings are described on the box and in the instructions as being those of Harold "Hal" Keck from the ARRC November 1965 race at Daytona, but from what I can find he actually raced a Shelby Daytona Coupe and not a Cobra. I would be really happy if anybody could find reference to this #11 car, otherwise it might just be Guardsman Blue with white stripes and no racing livery.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2019 - 04:50 AM UTC

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Hi folks.

With the Blue Oval Group Build just around the corner, it's time to get the discussion going around the next Automodeler Group Build. Starting on April 1, 2020 we will be trying to scale down our need for speed and build a race themed vehicle.

The rules are up for discussion but as per the "Group Build Themes" thread, in order to maximise the participation I believe that we should be all-inclusive and allow open and closed wheel cars, trucks and bikes, from any genre of organised race or time trial, from circuit tracks, straight strips, rally and off-road, hard surface, dirt, grass, sand, dust and mud !!

Formula cars, NASCARS, stock cars, funny cars, gassers, rails, rally cars, superbikes, dirt bikes, super trucks, enduro off-road vehicles, pretty much anything with wheels that needs to go from A to B faster than the other guy

If anybody would like to put their hand up to act as Group Build Leader, you will as always get the full support of the admin staff here along the way as required.

So let the discussion begin.

I will maintain an updated list of interested parties and prospective builds here throughout the lead-up period.

Aussiereg (Damian) - '55 Chev Pro Sportsman (Revell)
Joel_W (Joel) - TBA (too many options to narrow it down just yet!)
Dixon66 (David) - TBA
tinbanger (Richard) - Funny Car + Vintage Circuit Racer
md72 (Mark) - Chev Monte Carlo NASCAR (Jeff Gordon)
Szmann (Gabriel) - Chev Monte Carlo NASCAR (Tony Stewart)
Hwa-Rang (Jesper) - NASCAR (TBA)
PasiAhopelto (Pasi) - TBA
forest1000 (David) - TBA
jimb (Jim) - '57 Ford Sedan Gasser
Cosimodo (Michael) - '60s Ferrari F1
bluebell914 (Patrick) - Ferrari P4 or 512S
2002hummer (Darrell) - Lotus Super Seven (Tamiya)
TacFireGuru (Mike) - Chev Monte Carlo NASCAR (Home Depot)

Cheers, D

P.S. I might build an old Chevy, just for something different




Has anyone set up a campaign page yet? On the campaign section page nothing shows up yet.
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Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2019 - 10:31 AM UTC

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Has anyone set up a campaign page yet? On the campaign section page nothing shows up yet.



Hi Darrell.

Richard (tinbanger) is our Group Build Leader for this one, he is working on a submission and once it is activated I will put a link in this thread.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Sunday, December 08, 2019 - 01:23 PM UTC
Ok folks, we are now "Up & Running" on this one. Richard has submitted the proposal and it in now Live.

Please JUMP IN HERE and enlist, and feel free to keep posting motivational and inspirational images and reference materials here until the start date.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Sunday, December 08, 2019 - 01:43 PM UTC
I'm in!
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Posted: Sunday, December 08, 2019 - 02:18 PM UTC
I have signed up. Lotus Super Seven.
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Posted: Sunday, December 08, 2019 - 02:37 PM UTC
While you are cogitating over your builds for this one, please keep thinking about a ribbon as well.

This is the last one I suggested, maybe the "2020" is a bit small?




Cheers, D
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Posted: Monday, December 09, 2019 - 09:12 AM UTC
Thanks Damian for setting up the group build enlisting page!
Thought seeing as I am heading the group build I better enlist!
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Posted: Monday, December 09, 2019 - 03:20 PM UTC
Just signed up for the Group Build. I must be insane! Anyway, I am planning on doing the Revell 1957 Ford Sedan Gasser:



The first rule of the campaign is that "all entries must have a racing number somewhere on the body". As you can see from the photo, the gasser doesn't have a racing number. Does this disqualify this car from the build?

Jim
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Posted: Monday, December 09, 2019 - 03:34 PM UTC

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Just signed up for the Group Build. I must be insane! Anyway, I am planning on doing the Revell 1957 Ford Sedan Gasser:



The first rule of the campaign is that "all entries must have a racing number somewhere on the body". As you can see from the photo, the gasser doesn't have a racing number. Does this disqualify this car from the build?

Jim



Good choice, a great era! Also a good question. We might need to amend rule 1 to allow vehicles that are obviously dedicated racers, not just daily drivers on a weekend adventure! Things like the custom gas tank and racing sponsorships should satisfy the qualifications IMHO.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Monday, December 09, 2019 - 11:46 PM UTC
"Good choice, a great era! Also a good question. We might need to amend rule 1 to allow vehicles that are obviously dedicated racers, not just daily drivers on a weekend adventure! Things like the custom gas tank and racing sponsor ships should satisfy the qualifications IMHO."


That thought crossed my mind while working on the submission.
For drag racing bracket cars a ET time marked on side windows free hand would work.
Damian please amend the rules.

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Posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 08:08 AM UTC

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That thought crossed my mind while working on the submission.
For drag racing bracket cars a ET time marked on side windows free hand would work.
Damian please amend the rules.




Done!