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Strip, Track & Trail - Race Theme Group Build
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Posted: Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 07:07 PM UTC


This is the one I was thinking of, with a trailer. I was sure there was a set with a tow vehicle as well but I can't seem to find it. Maybe the TET fumes are getting to me

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Posted: Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 12:07 PM UTC
Damian I would like to get one of those.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 01:39 PM UTC
This will be one of my builds:-



Damian please remove the Funny Car from my builds and add this one.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 03:03 PM UTC

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This will be one of my builds:-



That is a cool looking kit. I just jumped on Scalemates and found that it is a 2009 rebox of a 1977 rebox of a 1954 Saunders-Swadar kit! It will be great to see how this one builds up!


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Damian please remove the Funny Car from my builds and add this one.



Done and done!

Cheers, D
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Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 09:24 AM UTC
Damian the LHS owner saw this car built at a show and he was surprised at the size of it and apparently who ever built it did a good job.
I am looking forward to the build.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 07:26 PM UTC
Hi, guys!

Question for Richard (tinbanger):

I have announced myself already with Tony Stewart NASCAR, but my schedule urges me to do another commisioned build: Ferrari F-50 Barchetta by Lee. Definitely a sports car, but not sure it compliant with all the rules, since there is no racing number and no sponsorship allowed: please see the picture:


There is no big issue if the build doesn't comply - I still want to build the NASCAR one, but I'm going to miss the start of the campaign.

Gabriel
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Posted: Friday, February 28, 2020 - 04:11 AM UTC
Hey D, I've un-enlisted myself from this campaign due to my crazy travel schedule, which is looking like it is going to get worse before it gets better. Going to keep the Ford one going and do hope to at least finish that one.

I'll be living vicariously through the rest of you folks.
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Posted: Friday, February 28, 2020 - 01:13 PM UTC

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Hey D, I've un-enlisted myself from this campaign due to my crazy travel schedule, which is looking like it is going to get worse before it gets better. Going to keep the Ford one going and do hope to at least finish that one.

I'll be living vicariously through the rest of you folks.



Very sorry to lose you for this build David, but perfectly understandable. The old faithful "real life" syndrome that we all need to face. Keep the kit close to the bench in case things change for the better and you can rejoin later, we won't be finished until the end of September!

Cheers, D
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Posted: Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 12:41 AM UTC


"Definitely a sports car, but not sure it compliant with all the rules, since there is no racing number and no sponsorship allowed"


Hi Gabriel
I think that you miss read " no sponsorship allowed "
Cars with sponsorship are allowed.
I am open to change the rules to "What Ifs " to be included as long as sponsorship or race numbers are displayed.
Welcome comments from all.
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Posted: Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 12:44 AM UTC

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Hey D, I've un-enlisted myself from this campaign due to my crazy travel schedule, which is looking like it is going to get worse before it gets better. Going to keep the Ford one going and do hope to at least finish that one.

I'll be living vicariously through the rest of you folks.



Sorry that life is getting in the way!
I hope you find the time to re-enlist.
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Posted: Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 12:47 AM UTC

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"Definitely a sports car, but not sure it compliant with all the rules, since there is no racing number and no sponsorship allowed"


Hi Gabriel
I think that you miss read " no sponsorship allowed "
Cars with sponsorship are allowed.
I am open to change the rules to "What Ifs " to be included as long as sponsorship or race numbers are displayed.
Welcome comments from all.



I think I've misread the rule?
My car has to be as on the box art, "stock". It will be compliant with the rules as they are? Sorry, I've got confused.
Gabriel.
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Posted: Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 12:51 AM UTC
Thanks guys, I've always got kits close to the desk. If things change I'll be back in the pool.
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Posted: Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 03:09 AM UTC

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"Definitely a sports car, but not sure it compliant with all the rules, since there is no racing number and no sponsorship allowed"


Hi Gabriel
I think that you miss read " no sponsorship allowed "
Cars with sponsorship are allowed.
I am open to change the rules to "What Ifs " to be included as long as sponsorship or race numbers are displayed.
Welcome comments from all.



I think I've misread the rule?
My car has to be as on the box art, "stock". It will be compliant with the rules as they are? Sorry, I've got confused.
Gabriel.



All clear now!
Thank you Richard and Joel. I remain with my Tony Stewart NASCAR build for the Campaign.

Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Sunday, March 01, 2020 - 12:26 AM UTC
We are up to 14 enlisted now with 1 month to go!

Aussiereg (Damian) - enlisted - '55 Chev Pro Sportsman (Revell)
Joel_W (Joel) - enlisted - TBA (too many options to narrow it down just yet!)
Dixon66 (David) - Definite possibility - TBA
tinbanger (Richard) - enlisted - 1914 Mercedes Racer (1/16 Lindberg kit) + Vintage Circuit Racer
md72 (Mark) - enlisted - Chev Monte Carlo NASCAR (Jeff Gordon)
Szmann (Gabriel) - enlisted - Chev Monte Carlo NASCAR (Tony Stewart)
Hwa-Rang (Jesper) - NASCAR (TBA)
PasiAhopelto (Pasi) - enlisted - Olds 442 NASCAR (Donnie Allison)
forest1000 (David) - enlisted - TBA
jimb (Jim) - enlisted - '57 Ford Sedan Gasser
Cosimodo (Michael) - enlisted - Late 60's Porsche 917/20
bluebell914 (Patrick) - enlisted - Ferrari P4 or 512S
2002hummer (Darrell) - enlisted - Lotus Super Seven (Tamiya)
TacFireGuru (Mike) - enlisted - Chev Monte Carlo NASCAR (Home Depot)
Stickframe (Nick) - TBA
Lakota (Don) - enlisted - Seeking inspiration at the LHS
RedwingNev (Neil) - enlisted - TBA

If anybody has firmed up their proposed builds, or spotted anything wrong in the list, please let me know.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Friday, March 06, 2020 - 07:04 PM UTC
Three weeks until start, and I'll be building this:



I thought Hawaiian Tropic is pineapple juice brand, but it's suntan lotion. Anyway I like the simple and bold markings of the era.
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2020 - 12:05 AM UTC
Pasi, I've read only good things about Salvino Jr. kits, but this is the first occasion I'm gonna see a build in progress. Looking forward to it.

Gabriel
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2020 - 11:04 AM UTC
Excellent choice Pasi, really looking forward to following your build with this one. As with Gabriel, I haven't seen one of the Salvinos kits built up yet.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 10:16 AM UTC
Two weeks to go folks, I can already smell the high-octane and burning rubber (tyres, not clutch!)

Recent stash addition for inspiration.



Cheers, D
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Posted: Monday, March 23, 2020 - 10:45 AM UTC
One week to go, how about we all try to get a breath of fresh air!









As always, stay safe and take care of yourselves and those closest to you.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Monday, March 23, 2020 - 02:45 PM UTC
Nice collection of "flying" cars, D.!

Take care, guys, and since you're grounded, build some models! It's good as therapy as well.

Gabriel
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Posted: Monday, March 23, 2020 - 05:52 PM UTC
OK, question time. I'm looking at the painting instruction for my Reynard open wheel racer. They're recommending painting the body sections separately. That flies against all of my experience. I'm assuming that the fits on racers aren't supposed to be as tight as aircraft or street machines because the body panels have to be removable for repairs, so the seams are supposed to be visible?
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Posted: Monday, March 23, 2020 - 10:45 PM UTC
Hi Mark.



I dragged out my Reynard kit to have a look, and I can see what you mean.


I think that these parts might be difficult to get to once installed, so painting beforehand makes sense


I think that the side wings would be installed to the side pods then painted as a whole, then fitted to the centre body section.

In my instructions there are notes to finish paint and decal application on the centre body section prior to installing the suspension arms and side pods, so I think it would be wise to take a close look at each stage, do a lot of test fitting and planning for paint/decal before just launching in to the assembly.

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Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 08:21 AM UTC
Damian!
You flying machines should have been posted on Aeroscale!
Not long until the start!
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Posted: Friday, March 27, 2020 - 09:52 AM UTC
Mark,
your question is certainly a valid one as many of the older race car kits were molded with panels and parts to make the building and molding easier, but usually don't follow the prototype. None are worse then the old AMT 1/25 scale Indy car kits which are a perfect example. The top and bottom halves of the shell are completely wrong. to be able to remove the seam the complete front suspension needs to be cut off, then pinned and glued back on.

Getting back to your AAR Indy Car question, the major pieces are the full engine cover:



The side pods tops and usually the sides are separate as well so the radiators are accessible. Also you can see that the nose of the car has just the top access panel off so that the front Shock Dampers can be adjusted.





The nose clip comes off as a unit so it can be replaced quickly after the driver has damaged it. They never just change either wing.

the good news is that there's literally 1,000s of pictures that our friend Mr. Google will bring up for you.

I'll be more then glad to help answer any questions you may have if I know the answer, or will help you find the correct answer.

Joel


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Posted: Friday, March 27, 2020 - 10:00 AM UTC
Mark,
As for all those winglets they're separate pieces that weren't molded with the main sections as they often changed position and size per race track.

The cover around the turbo pop off valve isn't there in real life. The valve are given to the teams at the track for each car and are preset. The teams can't tinker with them or they get DQ'd asap. The valve limited the available turbo boost that passes through it, to much and the valve pops open till the boost is within limits. The valve is always completely visible.

Joel