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Poll: Potential Group Build - Built to Race

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4 years 6 months ago #61 by 1/35th Battalion
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. . . . And I'd been considering simply your base kit . . . :P

Oh well, I'll have to extend my search for something less modern . :blink: . . . :lol: :whistle:

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4 years 6 months ago - 4 years 6 months ago #62 by turtle65
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:P D1 - If you really want to do the Bentley that's no problem as I think I may have found an even better subject over at's Rick's site (first visit :blush: ).
Plus it's a biggish kit and I don't have a lot of bench space left - 4 GB's on the go soon :ohmy:
Not saying what just yet - one of you lot will probably jump in ahead of me :( .
So go for the Bentley ;)

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4 years 6 months ago #63 by Xtr3meNZer
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Put my vote back in. All good to go, will still be using the F1 kit, which turns out to be a Ferrari

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4 years 6 months ago #64 by Webby_NZ
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I'll be going into the stash of F1 kits, no idea which one. Leaning towards the RB6 or the MP4-27

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4 years 6 months ago #65 by Michaels Models
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Webby_NZ wrote: I'll be going into the stash of F1 kits, no idea which one. Leaning towards the RB6 or the MP4-27


Nice. I am looking at a F1 kit also. The only kit I have some detail bits for is the MP4-13 so that might be the kit that gets used.

But this might change as I keep thinking about other kits in the stash lol.

Michael

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4 years 6 months ago #66 by kiwigav
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Hoping to get one of those Dirt Track Racer Sprint cars from Rick. Love the speedway, it will be quite cool to build

something along these lines

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4 years 6 months ago #67 by Michaels Models
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Very nice, really like the look of the decals on the DTR kits.

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4 years 6 months ago #68 by 1/35th Battalion
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Yussiree, I'll look forward to seeing something like that take shape . . . :cheer:

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4 years 6 months ago #69 by 1/35th Battalion
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Xtr3meNZer wrote: Put my vote back in. All good to go, will still be using the F1 kit, which turns out to be a Ferrari

Welcome back to the grid . . . :lol:

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4 years 6 months ago #70 by grover
I was going to make the Merc SL300 in a racing livery until I came across this

and I fell in love. :blush:


Now I'll probably make the Porsche you sold me D1 ;)

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4 years 6 months ago - 4 years 6 months ago #71 by IAN
So I've narrowed-down my choice to one of these: I have them all in the stash, the Mustang would be by far-and-away the easiest build, the Corvette is really nice, a real challenge to build but I'd need to do some surgery to flip the front end and show the (superb) engine detail. The Camaro wouldn't be in the Hot Wheels colours, I have some Slixx decals for an even more outrageous scheme !!, it's very close to a NASCAR kit but just different enough.

So what do you folks think, any preferences ??










Beyond that, I'm still lost :S

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4 years 6 months ago #72 by Andrew

IAN wrote:


Do this one!

I remember driving that a bit on Grant Turismo back in the day. Heavy beast to get up and going, but once underway :woohoo:

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4 years 6 months ago #73 by IAN
Funny you should pick the 'Vette, matey. I just checked the price of the etch & carbon fibre decal sets over on HLJ...

...$70.00 not including postage :blink: - No freakin' way am I spending seventy dollars on a kit that cost around $35.00 a couple of years ago.

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4 years 6 months ago - 4 years 6 months ago #74 by Terry

IAN wrote: So what do you folks think, any preferences ??


I love those C5-R's. Not only a very cool looking race car, but I just love the sound they make. Vivid audio recollections of Lemans as cars drove past commentary box opposite the pits.... every petrol engined car in the field was meow, meow meow, and the diesels burble, burble, burble, and the Corvette.... THUNDER THUNDER THUNDER, yep there goes the Vette. :lol:

or better still when did the Vette pass the pits ?.... meow meow burble meow burble burble meow THUNDER meow burble meow :lol:
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4 years 6 months ago #75 by Xtr3meNZer
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How about I do the Shelby, and you do the other two? ;)
I've always loved the Shelby - that's my vote

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4 years 6 months ago - 4 years 6 months ago #76 by Viperbuilder
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IAN wrote: So I've narrowed-down my choice to one of these: I have them all in the stash, the Mustang would be by far-and-away the easiest build, the Corvette is really nice, a real challenge to build but I'd need to do some surgery to flip the front end and show the (superb) engine detail. The Camaro wouldn't be in the Hot Wheels colours, I have some Slixx decals for an even more outrageous scheme !!, it's very close to a NASCAR kit but just different enough.

So what do you folks think, any preferences ??




Beyond that, I'm still lost :S

Ian.


I reckon you should do the Shelby Mustang. It can be built into a nice model. Here are a few pix of one Paul Edwards built as a 1967 Le Mans entry.:










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4 years 6 months ago #77 by Gary
I think I remember that Vette at Le Mans in 2001, I think it was the same year that one of the Cadillacs caught fire and melted.



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4 years 6 months ago #78 by IAN
Great feedback folks, thank you. As I've no preference whatsoever, I'll keep a mostly open mind for now, but of the the three the C5-R is waving the hardest at me from the stash, and I found an excellent build/detail article on a French auto enthusiasts site. My only issue is the the overall yellow paint-job. If it were the yellow/white American GT Series scheme or the silver/blue/black Compuware colours that would be the decision made !!

Ahhh well, decisions, decisions... :unsure:


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4 years 6 months ago #79 by Webby_NZ
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Id love to see that Camaro done, slammed down on the ground like that it would look very cool.

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4 years 6 months ago - 4 years 6 months ago #80 by turtle65
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Ian - can't really advise any of them :lol: , all a bit "main stream" :P .

Well thanks to my long suffering wallet and Rick's Models, I know have some additional decisions to make :side:



1. Do I rebuild the glue-bombs (x2, Alfa and a Cooper) orrrrrrrrrrr
2. Tuck into one of the unstarted kits !

4 days to make a big D :silly:

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4 years 6 months ago #81 by ricksmodelkits
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turtle65 wrote: Ian - can't really advise any of them :lol: , all a bit "main stream" :P .

Well thanks to my long suffering wallet and Rick's Models, I know have some additional decisions to make :side:



1. Do I rebuild the glue-bombs (x2, Alfa and a Cooper) orrrrrrrrrrr
2. Tuck into one of the unstarted kits !

4 days to make a big D :silly:


Good to see you got them ok! Look forward to seeing some of them built up after so many years
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4 years 6 months ago - 4 years 6 months ago #82 by 1/35th Battalion
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Competitors, Start Your Engines; Please move your vehicles to the start grid in an orderly fashion . . .

Remember, this is a Long Event, so take your time on the twisty bits. Once the flag has fallen, all additional entrants may start from the Pit Lane at any time . . . With the Starters permission. . . .

Don't forget to keep an eye on your fuel, you may need to make unintended pit-stops . . .

30 Seconds!!!

The Flag has fallen, Go Go Go . . .

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4 years 5 months ago #83 by 1/35th Battalion
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Quick reminder here :P
This Group Build is LIVE B) Lets see your entries motorsport enthusiasts :woohoo:


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4 years 5 months ago #84 by Andrew
Still browsing to determine best price for the Evo 5 base kit for my build :whistle:

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4 years 5 months ago #85 by Xtr3meNZer
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Yup all aware that this one is live... just gotta finish the Starwars build (very close), the NASCAR one (yet to start) Then I planned on building the F-14 - and that's as far as I have planned out until lol

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4 years 5 months ago #86 by IAN
Yep not forgotten, but think I'll do a project with wings next, and jump in to this after the New Year.

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4 years 5 months ago - 4 years 5 months ago #87 by Terry
I'll likely start my entry in the new year, after finishing my current project. I've moved away from doing the Tamiya Ferrari 312T3 I initially planned on doing, for something a bit quicker to make; a Senna DAP kart complete with Shapeways replacement parts designed and drawn by me. Should fly together :dry: well that's my hope! I'm choosing something easy to make because I stuck my hand up for a the Tomcat GB as well, and aircraft models are pretty new to me, so I'm expecting it to take about a decade! :P

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4 years 5 months ago #88 by turtle65
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A question for our illustrious GB Leader - would caricature style models be acceptable within this GB ?.
Something along the lines of:


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4 years 5 months ago #89 by 1/35th Battalion
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Illustrious? Aw Shucks, Thanks :P :lol:

Egg planes and similar Caricature styles have been permitted in other GB's, and hey, a model is a model, and it's all about having some fun making them. So I see no problems with having some fun in this Group Build either. :cheer: ;)

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4 years 5 months ago #90 by turtle65
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Cheers.
Just letting my tiny mind wander. However it could be a nice distraction :) .

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