Remembered when you started the machines awhile back. Have not done much modeling myself in the last couple years. But still kruze around the sites.
Great work as always. Glad to hear about your win.
Realy nice work. A huge investment in time and $$$. Can't wiat to see more.
Where do you get all the 1/12 scale shop equipment? Can see that some is scratch built but what about the rest?
Try a local hobby shop,see if you can get a discount on a bulk order. Don't know where your closest Hobby Lobby or Michael's are but you can sometimes get 40 or 50% off coupons online also in the newspaper or a rack in the store. Also try Big Lots if there are any in Pa.
The parents need to be involved. You can't be expected to do this on your own, the costs will kill you. Revell used to have a Make & Take program for car shows and model contests,you'll have to check thier website. You might also check with your city hall maybe they have a community center with a room you can use as a meeting place. Check the yellow pages under volunteer orginazations 'cause you will probably need some help.
First read the sidewall of the kit tire. This should get you in the ballpark. I have found most kit tires are pretty close to the stated size.
As an example a 1:1 P225-70R15 is 225 millimeters wide with a 157.5mm high sidewall (70% of width) to fit a 15 inch rim. Also the P stands for
passenger. An LT would be light truck. So in 1/25 that tire is 9mm wide with a 6.3mm sidewall fitting a rim about 9/16 in diameter.
For the older alpha-numeric (G70/15) contact your local tire store for a conversion chart or maybe Coker Tire on the web.
For plain sidewall generic tires measure the tire and multiply by whatever scale your useing.
Hope this helps,