Built to Race
Start Date 30/11/2015
End Date 28/04/2017
The Build is open to all current members of KiwiModeller.
Open to ANY Scale of Model using any medium and any method of construction from OOB to complete Scratchbuilt.
ONLY Vehicles of four or more wheels, (excluding motorcycles and motorcycle-like vehicles (i.e. Quads and trike types)).
Depict ONLY motorised vehicles specifically designed and/or built to compete in any class of sanctioned motor racing events from any era, including Land Speed Record attempts. This may include Post Showroom modifications.
If possible, include written and/or photographic documentation of the vehicle/s you are depicting. Yes, we are looking to depict ACTUAL vehicles that have or do exist.
Artistic Bases/Dioramas are acceptable.
The model/s must be built in entirety within the specified build dates and the build should be accompanied by a thread in the specific “Built to Race” group build forum documenting regular progress. Post shots of your sprues, and documentation if you have any, at the beginning of your thread. By the end of the GB (and no later than 24 hours after the completion date) participants should post a minimum of five pictures of the completed build in the GB’s completed builds thread.
There is no entry fee for the GB, but a donation for the upkeep of Kiwimodeller is always welcome.
The winner of the group build will be decided by popular vote. Voting will run for seven days from the 28th of April 2017, ending Midday on the 5th of May 2017. A deadlock will be decided by a separate run-off vote.
Moderators for this GB are 1/35th Battalion (D1 – David) and one other person yet to offer their services.
Just a quick shot to show I'm starting this Fujimi kit soon. I'll try and post semi regular updates showing how much of the this tiny kit gets bashed around. In short the kit is actually more a 1990's DAP kart badly back dated, so with some hacking about and new Shapeways parts I designed, I hope to make the famous little kart a bit closer to the original driven by Ayrton Senna, and even more notably by contemporary Terry Fullerton. Somewhere I have a fantastic photo of Fullerton exiting a corner on opposite lock with three wheels off the ground on full power with the outside back tyre the only point of contact. Built to race indeed!
I have this in the stash so will be watching with interest
Stand aside caffine, this is a job for alcohol.
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Some more bits removed from the chassis, and some new ones added (nerf bars, front bumper bracket and throttle cable bracket) Now that the rear axle mounts are on I've set the chassis up on all four wheels, and praise be the wheel alignment gods, all four wheels touch the cutting mat.
Now as soon as the humidity drops below "steam" I'll put some paint on.
This is a great start Terry, I'm impressed with your scratch building. Definitely would be a relief that the gods of wheel alignment were in your favour. I did some painting last night but luckily I have a decent dehumidifier which is cranked up to it's maximum setting. I hope it's going to be enough.
Just a quick update. Dropped parts loosely in place tonight (including driver which i may or may not use) to check fit and clearances for steering arms, and all is going to plan. I'll post more when I get a chance to photograph in better light.
Michaels Models wrote: Have you replaced the chain with a metal one?
I replaced the kit part with a 3D printed part which is painted. I am generally impressed with the new Shapeways frosted extreme detail. The chain actually has holes between the links and pins! The chain is however very fragile, so has to be handled with extreme care. The only downside with printed parts is often surfaces have layer lines in them, but when you compare the Fujimi kit chain and sprocket part with the printed part it's not a difficult choice on which one to use.
Yeah, i know what you mean...but 3D printing is great if you have experience with 3D software, and computer skills. I'm a computer dummy, so this looks like black magic to me!!
BTW Terry doesn't have his own 3D printer (do you Terry?) This is printed by 3rd party website Shapeways...you upload your design, and they print it for you. Seems like a good compromise and these look like excellent results....but I know it wasn't completely hassle-free!
Talk about take this down to the wire. I only twigged on Monday that the group build for Built to Race had not officially finished and was still running, finishing today!! As I had many of the parts ready to go, it was mostly a case of assembly. Sorry no update pictures of the final build sequences. I crammed all my available time into building in my two days off on Monday and Tuesday, and finished off the small stuff over the last couple of evenings. I will post better pictures later today in better light.
Lol, hey, I often post and comment on here mate I don't think I've committed to any other GB's on other sites as well to be honest... I'm a bit GB'd out I think... I did do quite a few though - Starwars, Sci-Fi, Nascar, Helicopter, I feel there was another couple as well...
Think my biggest problem at the moment is lack of motivation to get on to it... really should as I have quite a few to build, for people as well, but I just can't find the motivation - I think the Wednesday pool nights, Tuesday fire practice and Fri/Sat socialising is getting in the way - not to mention Battlefield 1, and launched today Dawn of War 3 on the comp... also another model mojo sucking hobby lol.
I hear you there, I was just pretending to be an evil dictator................
I'm with you though, lately I feel "stretched" as Bilbo would say, I've tried my usual thing of starting lots of new builds but even that has only partially helped, maybe it's just seasonal.
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