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#261 KurtisEBear

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:14 PM

Here's my entry, started out building the interior tub, roll cage and dash started building on the Rolex 24 weekend and will be influenced by the cars in that race, I'm modeling my chassis off a Riley Daytona Prototype so in essence it will be a Riley Ford Ranger Daytona Prototype

Here's the tub

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The roll cage

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The tub, cage and the start of the dash

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And the dash

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#262 Jantrix

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:00 AM

I have yet to start mine. I've got a lot of kits that need to be finished up and the 55+ hour work weeks aren't helping. I will try to get turning and burning here soon.



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Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:20 AM

We're curious. This is a trans continent race, but you are going to judge entries on how pretty they are, rather than the possibility of whether they could win such a race? Is this correct? Some of these cars would have trouble running 50 miles, forget 3,000.



#264 Erik Smith

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:28 AM

We're curious. This is a trans continent race, but you are going to judge entries on how pretty they are, rather than the possibility of whether they could win such a race? Is this correct? Some of these cars would have trouble running 50 miles, forget 3,000.


Everybody on the forum can vote, and, yes, it has a lot to do with how it looks. Since we can't actually race the cars, and judging solely on which ones would make the trip would eliminate some well built models, we (including you!) vote on the model we like best. I tend to build in the spirit of the Cannonball - some just build whatever they fancy.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:37 AM

progress on the cuda, started on the cage and getting some done on the tin

 

 

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#266 Nick Winter

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:27 PM

We're curious. This is a trans continent race, but you are going to judge entries on how pretty they are, rather than the possibility of whether they could win such a race? Is this correct? Some of these cars would have trouble running 50 miles, forget 3,000.

 

Incorrect, There will be a few specially selected, nonbias judges who have the final vote on the entries, In my eyes I look for viability and base my judging on that.



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Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:34 PM

And a little proof that I have actually opened the kit box!

 

 

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 05:41 PM

Ok, I'm finally ready to make my official entry.  I will be building the new Revell Viper ACR, here is the box and the contents.  Not sure about the paint yet or anything, but I'm sure I can come up with something interesting, maybe a black and green theme?  Hopefully everything goes well! :D

 

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:20 PM

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Here are pictures of my recently received '67 Mustang kit. Along with a set of resin wheels I plan to use.

 

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:43 PM

Started the rear suspension this weekend. The stock items didnt do anything for the car, so I figured I needed to make something. And this is what I ended up with. And as the front it is going to be fully adjustable, both ridehight and struts

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and with the tires

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The hardes part was to make 4 identical parts...

 

Will start painting all these little parts also soon, really looking forward to that.



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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:16 AM

We're curious. This is a trans continent race, but you are going to judge entries on how pretty they are, rather than the possibility of whether they could win such a race? Is this correct? Some of these cars would have trouble running 50 miles, forget 3,000.

 

We don't know what criteria the voters use to select the winner.  Personally I try to build in speed, handling, range, comfort, spares, roadability AND looks (although my idea of looks usually doesn't agree with everyone).

In reality of course we'd all just be driving porsches, veyrons, lambos or other top end supercars.

Why don't you join in?  Build us what you'd use on the run. You got 9 1/2 months so you can't claim lack of time.

Who knows, maybe it'll be pretty enough to win.

 

But let me ask you this.  Do you really think these won because of their looks?

None of them are beauty queens in my book.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:40 AM

I'm going to reserve comment for now, since I asked Nick to be one of his unbiased judges.



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Posted 11 February 2013 - 02:13 PM

I'm confused.  Where did this concept of "unbiased judges" come from?

AFAIAW the Cannonball Run Community build ends in a vote either by the competitors or preferably by anyone registered with the forum hosting the run.  I wouldn't enter it otherwise - I don't enter judged contests only peer voted ones.

 

I know this forum only allows 5 choices per poll question but that can be worked around by making one of those choices "none of the above".



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Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:36 PM

I'm confused.  Where did this concept of "unbiased judges" come from?

AFAIAW the Cannonball Run Community build ends in a vote either by the competitors or preferably by anyone registered with the forum hosting the run.  I wouldn't enter it otherwise - I don't enter judged contests only peer voted ones.

 

I know this forum only allows 5 choices per poll question but that can be worked around by making one of those choices "none of the above".

 

I am only a second year participant, but I was under the impression that it was a forum wide vote like last year.

 

The concept of an "unbiased judge" is nice, but in the real world it is impossible (unless it's a computer) - how could you get an unbiased judge selected from a group  who has already veiwed the in progress models or is familair with the participants and their models.  

 

So...how's the judging going to work?



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 04:57 AM

Couldn't we just have everyone post their votes in the finished models thread to avoid the 5 limit poll? That would get it done all at once and in an open environment for everyone to see.


Or do the poll tourney style and do them 4 or 5 at a time with the top one moving on until we get to the 5 overall most popular cars and then do a final vote to decide the winner.



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 06:45 AM

Or we could talk to the devs and get their input on the best way to configure the poll.



#277 Nick Winter

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:29 PM

The unbiased judges comes into play in the event of a tie, that it all.

 

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 06:16 PM

I'll volunteer to be a biased judge........I can be bought. PM me for an address where you can send me kits or my Pay Pal info for bribes.



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Posted 13 February 2013 - 07:03 AM

hi Guys, got a bit done in the last few days, cut out off the spare wheel well and tank, made a new one and found some mufflers, next up fill the tailpipe hole and start filling some interior bits, cheers Jeff

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:43 AM

I'll volunteer to be a biased judge........I can be bought. PM me for an address where you can send me kits or my Pay Pal info for bribes.

 

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