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Re: My other obsession

Post by twomanymontes » Sat Dec 12, 2015 5:21 pm

So I finished wiring up the rest of the lights and now they overload the transformer. Tomorrow I might run to the hobby shop and grab another one as split the lights, Guess 21 lights is a little too much, LOL!

Anyways, Here are some pics of the upgrades

Got some spotters out on the balcony
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In the process of setting up a podium for the winners. Even got a camera guy and a reporter! Been trying to find a universal Backdrop and steps.
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Even got a guy to watch the action in the pits.
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Set up a spot for Team Audi in the paddock
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Got a few of these sign guys, I will have them located in various spots around the track, but this one is the nicest and he's center stage of the esses.
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This is one detail idea that I came up with. After watching Formula 1 and LeMans garage scenes. I wanted to have the inside of my garage detailed with something. I found this banner that has F1 driver Phelipe Massa and the Ferrari logo. Since That is the Ferrari garage, I decided to detail the inside wall. Can't really see it in the pic, but it looks cool to me
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Then I set up the temporary bar in the Midway area. Matt's big on the Team Patron racing, so found this
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And we got some people to keep the creepy guy company.
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Here is the light tower that really lights up the paddock!
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And finally, we also grabbed a bag of security guards. I still need to do a little painting to make them more realistic
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Re: My other obsession

Post by petegee77 » Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:26 am

Looks neat Dave.
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Re: My other obsession

Post by battmann » Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:20 pm

You got a ton of new stuff huh. Looks good.

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Re: My other obsession

Post by petegee77 » Mon Dec 14, 2015 4:43 pm

I believe I've spotted a red Model B Mack truck there. Looks like it has a Delta Sonic logo on it.
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Re: My other obsession

Post by twomanymontes » Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:33 pm

petegee77 wrote:I believe I've spotted a red Model B Mack truck there. Looks like it has a Delta Sonic logo on it.
Yes, Yes it is, LOL!
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Post by twomanymontes » Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:36 pm

battmann wrote:You got a ton of new stuff huh. Looks good.
Thanks. I have a few things to work on. I'd like to make it look like a real racetrack. Full, but not too overdone.
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Re: My other obsession

Post by twomanymontes » Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:07 pm

So I took the time to do some work on the track while watching the race. And I took some pics of upgrades.

I painted up some of the security guards and moved them around. Once I find the right places for them, I will paint their bases to match the ground. Just need to see if Matt has any ideas.

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I also made the backdrop and steps for the winner's circle. I need to find another driver for 3rd place.
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and I did some work on the TV crew tower. I still need to paint it and find a ladder, but seeing as it was just a bunch of craft sticks, I think it came out pretty good.
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Little by little, I'm building it up.
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Re: My other obsession

Post by battmann » Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:06 pm

Everything is coming along great. Looks good.

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Post by twomanymontes » Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:06 pm

Thanks Clint. Someday, you'll have to stop by and make a few laps
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Re: My other obsession

Post by petegee77 » Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:32 pm

Only thing I'd ad would be a sniper in one of the towers. Using something ( Barrett?) chambered in 338 Lapua. lol
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Re: My other obsession

Post by petegee77 » Fri Feb 05, 2016 11:51 am

Hey! I looked over the pictures real close and I spotted a PT Cruiser AND Jack's truck in your layout. 8-)
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Re: My other obsession

Post by twomanymontes » Fri Feb 05, 2016 6:54 pm

petegee77 wrote:Hey! I looked over the pictures real close and I spotted a PT Cruiser AND Jack's truck in your layout. 8-)

LOL! You just noticed that?? Did you see the Handicap parking sign in front of Jack's truck? And yeah, I want to take that PT apart and have Matt paint it to match yours one of these days. Not sure how I can match the pin striping, but it being yellow should be close enough.
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Re: My other obsession

Post by twomanymontes » Fri Feb 05, 2016 6:54 pm

petegee77 wrote:Only thing I'd ad would be a sniper in one of the towers. Using something ( Barrett?) chambered in 338 Lapua. lol
That will only happen if Toyota's are on the track, LOL!
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Re: My other obsession

Post by petegee77 » Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:56 am

twomanymontes wrote:
petegee77 wrote:Hey! I looked over the pictures real close and I spotted a PT Cruiser AND Jack's truck in your layout. 8-)

LOL! You just noticed that?? Did you see the Handicap parking sign in front of Jack's truck? And yeah, I want to take that PT apart and have Matt paint it to match yours one of these days. Not sure how I can match the pin striping, but it being yellow should be close enough.
That's a very wonderful idea Dave. I've got yellow paint to match it.
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Re: My other obsession

Post by petegee77 » Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:57 am

twomanymontes wrote:
petegee77 wrote:Only thing I'd ad would be a sniper in one of the towers. Using something ( Barrett?) chambered in 338 Lapua. lol
That will only happen if Toyota's are on the track, LOL!
TOTALLY AGREE !
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Re: My other obsession

Post by battmann » Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:06 pm

HEY - where's my car! Lol

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Re: My other obsession

Post by twomanymontes » Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:32 pm

battmann wrote:HEY - where's my car! Lol
In the garage! LOL! I haven't found a 3rd gen firebird in 1/32 scale. All I find are 1st, early 2nd and a 4th gen Trans ams and firebirds. When I come across one, I will have it done up like yours. I also haven't found a 2nd gen Camaro like your red one or Montes like either of mine in the scale.

It's funny, when we go to the Glen for the IMSA Sports car races, they always have infield parking for Corvette, Ferrari, Audi and Porsche. Sometimes looks like a huge car show. The infield Paddocks are getting filled up with slot car and Midway stands and tents. So I thought about doing the parking lot full of member's cars for some time now. Guess the idea is going to happen sooner than later.
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Re: My other obsession

Post by twomanymontes » Sat Feb 13, 2016 7:26 am

It's almost the middle of February and I still haven't made many laps! Been working on the scenery mostly. Maybe tonight while I'm watching the race I can.I still need to get the drag strip locked down and the timing system working properly.
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Re: My other obsession

Post by twomanymontes » Sun Dec 11, 2016 6:12 pm

Well, since Thanksgiving, I took some time to clean the track and straighten out a few issues on the track.

Plus, We bought a few new cars. 2 we got from the toy show in November. They were not compatible with our track, but for $15 each and a little custom modifications. They are not fast, but do pretty good. We also made a trip to Niagara Hobby and I couldn't help myself. I picked up a new Corvette GTE race car. Runs really good, but I can make it better with a little tweaking and new tires.

All in All, I've made more laps in the last month than I did all last winter, LOL!
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Re: My other obsession

Post by twomanymontes » Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:33 pm

Matt got me a new DTM series BMW for Christmas. A couple weeks ago we went to Niagara Hobby and he got a BMW as well. We have been racing them like crazy! I was moving stuff around tonight to put away the Christmas stuff, looked at the track and realized we damaged a lot of scenery. I guess I have some work to do this weekend!
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