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.
Slight change of plans for this GB - have done some checking up on the Merit kits I have and will put them aside for a rainy day auction .
So after checking out all the usual race car suspects nothing really screamed "me, me , me". However while sorting and itemising my diecast collection I found a non-suitable candidate , a bit of research later and there was a project stuck in my little skull
Still working on the nitty gritty details - scale, how to do it etc. etc.
Just found another box of diecast and in it are all the odd scale and others. In it are two 1/18th Solido motorbikes - so 18th scale is it.
I have no qualms about stripping down and reusing parts.
Paul - definitely a class of motorsport I'd have no troubles watching (you just know someone's going to go arse-up at some point ). Plus on the technical/engineering point some very creative mod's.
From the quick research I did there appears two classes - Unlimited - bigger engine, suspension mods etc. etc. however it appears they have to retain the 12" front wheel.
And a limited class - minor mods, original capacity engine etc. etc.
Right off to the shed to grab the hammer and make a start.
Cheers for dropping in for a nosey.
"No, I didn't lose my mind. It got scared and ran away"
On the Bench:
Scratch - Steam Car
Scratch - Santa's sleigh
Scratch - EggCopter Ka-26
Scratch - EggPlane !