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#1 brett

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 11:34 AM

Fictitious dragstrip, going for an early eighties vibe so my 70's funny car builds will suit as well. Based on an old table top so its about 5 feet long 3 feet wide.
Dirt bank, not sure I'm happy with it yet, made out of polystyrene packing. Once the armco and fence signage goes in front it might not be so bad. An armco and fence will go on the near side as well as the control tower with maybe a grandstand. Heaps to do just started yesterday, this is really intended for a photo background for some fun shots, but all suggestions are welcomed
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Posted 18 February 2012 - 02:49 PM

I like it, where did the light tree come from? I think you are going to have lots of fun with this one.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:17 AM

that looks great right now. i can imagine when its done. great work.
i would like to see some shots of the p/up junker diorama you have in the backround. looks cool as heck.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 03:07 PM

Thanks, got some more done last night and picked up a couple of things today,so more pics tonight hopefully. Manny the 40's here
http://www.modelcars...showtopic=53848

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 08:38 PM

Worked on the control tower last night, needs a bit more work but quite happy with it so far
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 02:33 AM

Looking good. That tower is going to add the perfect touch of realism.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 04:43 AM

Progressing nicely Brett. This is going to add so much more realism to your photos. I like where you're going with this.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 10:36 PM

Thanks guys, got some old floor covering in and a well used desktop.Made up the first old computer screen and have a bunch of other nic naks for the tower to make up eg, certificates, file box, pizza boxes etc
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Posted 01 June 2012 - 07:15 PM

got a couple of dragstrip parts packs, put them together last night and had a play today
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still got heaps to do but quite happy about how its shaping up. A few more pics here
http://s1188.photobu.../dragstrip dio/

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 02:35 AM

Very cool. Would it make sense to have some kind of fencing to protect the fans and TV crews?

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 04:19 AM

Very nice concept and execution!

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 04:25 PM

That's looking good! Great concept and well done! I agree it needs a safety fence for the spectators. Nice work!
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Posted 02 June 2012 - 05:09 PM

Thanks guys, yeah I'm working on some fencing, the track side armcos are whats giving me problems though. Still gotta do the starters box etc , heaps to do on the tower, a bunch of figures still to paint the list gos on but I'm inspired to keep working on it again now

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 05:16 PM

I see Jungle Jim and Pam were in attendance lol. Great job all around

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 07:29 PM

Wow that`s coming around nicely Brett .... Wouldn`t be a strip without some girls...Bud...
Good to see the crowd getting under there umbrellas, looks like a hot day on and off the track.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 07:10 AM

Nicely done

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:36 AM

I really like this Brett....I'll be looking forward to more! Keep at it...

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 12:11 PM

Awesome job so far Brett. I've always wanted to do something like this but have been a bit overwhelmed with how many people I think would be needed to be convincing, but that's just me. What you've got is great and is coming along nicely. Can't wait to see more.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 02:09 PM

Thanks guys, I'm flying to Australia tonight so wont be around for the next week and a bit (Winternationals baby). so will be scouting around some hobby shops while I'm over there for bits and pieces.
Wayne, yeah people are a big issue but so far I have around 20 more than whats displayed already. The good thing is they can be added in at any stage and I'll pin them all through their feet so can be used in other dios as needed. This isn't a permanent setup just a photo base that takes a bout 15 minutes to set up (so far). Thanks again for looking in and any comments advice etc is appreciated.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 05:56 PM

Nice strip, looks really cool