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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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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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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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Worked on the control tower last night, needs a bit more work but quite happy with it so far

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

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

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Very nice concept and execution!

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That's looking good! Great concept and well done! I agree it needs a safety fence for the spectators. Nice work!

Sam

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

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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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Nicely done

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

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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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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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Nice strip, looks really cool

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Thanks Riley,Just a quick teaser will shot with the armcos in place, need to put the post holes in so I cant mount them now

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Very cool, Brett.

I'll enjoy the finished product.

For curiosity's sake- is drag racing and funny car racing popular in New Zealand and Australia?

Charlie Larkin

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Looks great.Just one thing though,awfully short shut down area..... :D

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Real nice work on this dio.....You know I love the drag strip stuff Brett! Keep at it!

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