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Strip, Track & Trail Official Build Thread
Cosimodo
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Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 12:15 PM UTC

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Ahh, this thing's got more decals than an F-4 After 4 decaling sessions, I've got juts less than half the decals on. Only one side done so far, still have to do the other side and the wing.



I love the small black and white Target decal. It looks like it's purely for the driver. Just in case he's forgotten who the main sponsor is!

cheers
Michael
Cosimodo
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Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 01:01 PM UTC
On the Porsche, the step sequence is all shot to hell now. Here is the final step, 28.


In reality I am procrastinating about the difficult task of painting by doing these other tasks.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 02:38 PM UTC
LOL, the Target name & logo is on the car in at least 10 places.
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Posted: Sunday, September 20, 2020 - 01:08 AM UTC
Only 10 days to go! Lets push through and get the last few builds across the line . . . . . .

Running update on builds

26 weeks in, 49 pages with over 32,550 views and 1200 posts
20 enlisted
13 builds in progress
14 completed builds
Blue entries are links to separate dedicated Build log threads, more detail on each build to be found there!

Szmann (Gabriel) - NASCAR - Chev Monte Carlo (Tony Stewart) - 1/25 AMT/ERTL kit - COMPLETED
Stickframe (Nick) - ENDURANCE - McLaren F1 GTR Longtail - 1/24 Aoshima kit - COMPLETED
Szmann (Gabriel) - NASCAR - Pontiac Grand Prix (Kyle Petty) - 1/24 Revell/Monogram kit - COMPLETED
rv1963 (Robert) - STRAIGHTLINE - '37 Chevy Gasser - 1/25 AMT kit- COMPLETED
jimb (Jim) - STRAIGHTLINE - '57 Ford Sedan Gasser - COMPLETED
Joel_W (Joel) - FORMULA 1 - Lotus 99T Honda (Ayrton Senna 1987) - 1/20 Tamiya kit - COMPLETED
pnance26 (Patrick) - FORMULA 1 - Ferrari 312T - 1/12 Tamiya kit - COMPLETED
Dixon66 (David) - TOURING GROUP 2 - 2006 Mustang GT- 1/25 Revell kit - COMPLETED
Dixon66 (David) - ENDURANCE GROUP 5 - Zakspeed Capri - 1/24 Tamiya kit - COMPLETED
Aussiereg (Damian) - STRAIGHTLINE - '55 Chev Pro Sportsman (Charles Carpenter) - 1/25 Revell kit - COMPLETED
Joel_W (Joel) - GT3 - Audi R8 LMS (2015) - 1/24 NuNu kit - COMPLETED
pnance26 (Patrick) - ENDURANCE - Porsche 956 Le Mans 1984 - 1/24 Tamiya kit - COMPLETED
Szmann (Gabriel) - TOURING - Lotus Europa "Wing" - 1/24 YODEL kit - COMPLETED
Szmann (Gabriel) - FORMULA 1 - Tyrrell P34 (Monaco 1977 #4) - 1/20 Tamiya kit kit - COMPLETED

Joel_W (Joel) - FORMULA 1 - Lotus 49B (Rob Walker 1968) - 1/20 Ebbro kit - Nose clip painted, required further work. Shelved for the time being
tinbanger (Richard) - GRAND PRIX - 1914 Mercedes Racer - 1/16 Lindberg kit - Body primed, test fitting sub assemblies
md72 (Mark) - INDY - Target Reynard (Jimmy Vasser) - 1/25 Revell kit - Decals, decals, everywhere sponsors decals!
Hwa-Rang (Jesper) - NASCAR - (TBA)
PasiAhopelto (Pasi) - NASCAR - Olds 442 (Donnie Allison) - 1/25 Salvinos JR kit - Chassis/ tub/cage assembled and primed, body painted. Decal issues halted proceedings
forest1000 (David) - FORMULA 1 - enlisted - Williams Renault (Jaques Villeneuve) - 1/24 Revell/Monogram kit
Cosimodo (Michael) - ENDURANCE - 1971 Porsche 917/20 - 1/12 MFH kit - Steps 1-21 plus 25&28 of 28 completed, fine detail of rolling chassis and main body parts test fitting
bluebell914 (Patrick) - ENDURANCE - enlisted - Ferrari P4 or 512S
2002hummer (Darrell) - GRAND PRIX - Lotus Super Seven (Tamiya) - Engine assembled and painted, body BRG paint issues, swimming in paint stripper
TacFireGuru (Mike) - NASCAR - enlisted - Chev Monte Carlo (Home Depot)
Lakota (Don) - ENDURANCE - Corvette C7.R - 1/25 Revell kit - Engine assembled, floor pan/chassis under way
RedwingNev (Neil) - GRAND PRIX - enlisted - Lotus 79 (1978 Mario Andretti?) - 1/20 Tamiya kit
heavyjagdpanzer (Bill) - STRAIGHTLINE - Blue Max Funny Car - 1/25 Revell kit - Rolling chassis completed, body painted but back in the paint shop after decal problems
bmwh548 (Radu) - RALLY - '99 WRC Subaru Impreza - 1/24 Tamiya kit - Wheels and tyres
bomber14 (Joe) - STOCK CAR - '60 Ford Starliner - AMT/ERTL kit - Rolling chassis/interior done, body paint under way. Personal injury holding up progress.
rv1963 (Robert) - TRANS-AM - '73 Mustang - 1/25 MPC kit- Parts prep, front end modifications
pnance26 (Patrick) - FORMULA 1 - Ferrari 312T2 - 1/12 Protar kit - Painting and fitting sub assemblies and tiny details, delicately dealing with the frustration of 40yo brittleness
PasiAhopelto (Pasi) - RALLY - enlisted - Datsun Fairlady 240Z - 1/24 Hasegawa kit - Sub assemblies prepared for priming, body painted

Cheers, D
Joel_W
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Posted: Sunday, September 20, 2020 - 02:01 AM UTC
D,
Looking forward to seeing as many of those 13 in progress builds make it across the finish by the end of the month.

It's been one epic GB for the list and all should be very proud of just how far we've come to date, and just how far we can actually go. I see it as sky's the limit at this point.

Joel
md72
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Posted: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 02:10 AM UTC
Well, I found out one way that model race cars are exactly like real race cars. The tires are an absolute [email protected]#$h to get on the wheels. Two doses of very hot water later, the tires are on the wheels, but I destroyed the Future finish on the tires. Getting down to the wire, re future the tires, get 20 decals onto the tires and another 11 on the body and wing, add the wing, add the mirrors and mount the wheels.
AussieReg
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Posted: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 02:58 AM UTC
Mark, sorry to hear that you've hit a trouble spot so close to the finish line, but I'm sure that you have the skills to nurse this one home!

I'm looking forward to seeing it on display with all of those 4,000 decals shining brightly!

Cheers, D
PasiAhopelto
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Posted: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 03:49 AM UTC
Thanks again. Decals and windows done:



I did get some fogging because of CA accelerator, but it looks like I can remove it by polishing windscreen from inside. It was worse few minutes before taking this photo. Anyway, clear parts fit perfectly. I'm quite confident there won't be any problems waiting.

Some of the markings are foil stickers. Those look nice, but are very unforgiving: if you don't get them right on first try, they won't stick. So this model has only hood "ornament", but side 204Z's are missing.
tinbanger
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Posted: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 12:26 PM UTC
Sorry to say I am not going to finish on time!
I am working on the wire wheels when I get a chance but not much time for building.
My entry will be migrating to the garage queen page .
Great builds every one!
Hopefully things will be sorted out by the time the next GB starts.
md72
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Posted: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 07:45 PM UTC
Phew, I've got ALL the decals on the car and got the wing attached.

I think that there are 17 sponsors and they each got at least 2 decals.

Target got 8, 9 if you include the driver's fire suit. You'll know it's Target, coming,

and going.
AussieReg
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Posted: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 09:51 PM UTC

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Sorry to say I am not going to finish on time!



Sorry to hear that Richard, but totally understandable. This year has been one of extremes with people either getting a lot more bench time, or none at all. I'm looking forward to seeing your build taking shape further once things calm down for you.

Mark, definitely more decal than paint on the surface of your build there mate. Good to see the last pieces falling into place.

Cheers, D
jimb
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Posted: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 12:07 AM UTC
That's a slick looking car, Mark. Lots of decals.

Jim
md72
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Posted: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 05:48 PM UTC
Well that didn't work out the way they intended.

Instead of 4 Firestone and 4 Firehawk decals, there's 8 Firehawk decals. I guess no one will notice as it zips down the straightaway.
AussieReg
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Posted: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 06:11 PM UTC

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Well that didn't work out the way they intended. Instead of 4 Firestone and 4 Firehawk decals, there's 8 Firehawk decals. I guess no one will notice as it zips down the straightaway.



Seems the Hawks won! Or perhaps they got stoned

Nice work there Mark, closer and closer to the finish line!

Cheers, D
heavyjagdpanzer
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Posted: Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 03:13 AM UTC
I finally got the body repainted and the decals on the Blue Max. Not much left to do now. I hope to be done by the weekend.
AussieReg
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Posted: Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 12:43 PM UTC

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I finally got the body repainted and the decals on the Blue Max. Not much left to do now. I hope to be done by the weekend.



Great to hear that you got those problems resolved Bill, looking forward to seeing those completed shots soon!

Cheers, D
md72
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Posted: Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 04:37 PM UTC
And he takes the Checkered Flag!
It's done! Revell's 1/24 Chip Ganassi's Target Reynard.

One of the most detailed builds I think I've ever done.

Shinier finish and more decals than any airplane.

Great build folks. Now I gotta get my Ferrari out of the stash.
PasiAhopelto
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Posted: Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 06:39 PM UTC
"Pasi Ahopelto" completed build of the "Datsun 240Z, Safari Rally winner 1971"









I hope I got the format right

Thanks for the group build. Had fun building the kit, and finally completed a car group build here.

If anyone else is planning to build Hasegawa's 240Z, then it's mostly trouble free build. Only issues were foil stickers (had to get them right on first go), mesh in front of radiator will be undersized if cutting it right along radiator edges (should've checked against template on instructions) and orange clear parts under front bumper don't fit perfectly (check before painting).
AussieReg
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Posted: Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 11:30 PM UTC
Talk about coming home with a wet sail! Awesome stuff Mark and Pasi!

Mark, your Indy CART build came up really nicely considering the issues you had with decals, and it's the only Indy to cross the line in this Group Build! Great job. Now, get that Ferrari out, you've got 3 days left

Pasi, another lone wolf with the only Rally entrant to finish the race!. Lovely work, the paint and decals came up beautifully, and the stance is unmistakably rally all the way.

Running update on builds

27 weeks in, 49 pages with over 33,200 views and 1200 posts
20 enlisted
11 builds in progress
16 completed builds
Blue entries are links to separate dedicated Build log threads, more detail on each build to be found there!

Szmann (Gabriel) - NASCAR - Chev Monte Carlo (Tony Stewart) - 1/25 AMT/ERTL kit - COMPLETED
Stickframe (Nick) - ENDURANCE - McLaren F1 GTR Longtail - 1/24 Aoshima kit - COMPLETED
Szmann (Gabriel) - NASCAR - Pontiac Grand Prix (Kyle Petty) - 1/24 Revell/Monogram kit - COMPLETED
rv1963 (Robert) - STRAIGHTLINE - '37 Chevy Gasser - 1/25 AMT kit- COMPLETED
jimb (Jim) - STRAIGHTLINE - '57 Ford Sedan Gasser - COMPLETED
Joel_W (Joel) - FORMULA 1 - Lotus 99T Honda (Ayrton Senna 1987) - 1/20 Tamiya kit - COMPLETED
pnance26 (Patrick) - FORMULA 1 - Ferrari 312T - 1/12 Tamiya kit - COMPLETED
Dixon66 (David) - TOURING GROUP 2 - 2006 Mustang GT- 1/25 Revell kit - COMPLETED
Dixon66 (David) - ENDURANCE GROUP 5 - Zakspeed Capri - 1/24 Tamiya kit - COMPLETED
Aussiereg (Damian) - STRAIGHTLINE - '55 Chev Pro Sportsman (Charles Carpenter) - 1/25 Revell kit - COMPLETED
Joel_W (Joel) - GT3 - Audi R8 LMS (2015) - 1/24 NuNu kit - COMPLETED
pnance26 (Patrick) - ENDURANCE - Porsche 956 Le Mans 1984 - 1/24 Tamiya kit - COMPLETED
Szmann (Gabriel) - TOURING - Lotus Europa "Wing" - 1/24 YODEL kit - COMPLETED
Szmann (Gabriel) - FORMULA 1 - Tyrrell P34 (Monaco 1977 #4) - 1/20 Tamiya kit kit - COMPLETED
md72 (Mark) - INDY - Target Reynard (Jimmy Vasser) - 1/25 Revell kit - COMPLETED
PasiAhopelto (Pasi) - RALLY - enlisted - Datsun Fairlady 240Z - 1/24 Hasegawa kit - COMPLETED

Joel_W (Joel) - FORMULA 1 - Lotus 49B (Rob Walker 1968) - 1/20 Ebbro kit - Nose clip painted, required further work. Shelved for the time being
tinbanger (Richard) - GRAND PRIX - 1914 Mercedes Racer - 1/16 Lindberg kit - Body primed, test fitting sub assemblies
Hwa-Rang (Jesper) - NASCAR - (TBA)
PasiAhopelto (Pasi) - NASCAR - Olds 442 (Donnie Allison) - 1/25 Salvinos JR kit - Chassis/ tub/cage assembled and primed, body painted. Decal issues halted proceedings
forest1000 (David) - FORMULA 1 - enlisted - Williams Renault (Jaques Villeneuve) - 1/24 Revell/Monogram kit
Cosimodo (Michael) - ENDURANCE - 1971 Porsche 917/20 - 1/12 MFH kit - Steps 1-21 plus 25&28 of 28 completed, fine detail of rolling chassis and main body parts test fitting
bluebell914 (Patrick) - ENDURANCE - enlisted - Ferrari P4 or 512S
2002hummer (Darrell) - GRAND PRIX - Lotus Super Seven (Tamiya) - Engine assembled and painted, body BRG paint issues, swimming in paint stripper
TacFireGuru (Mike) - NASCAR - enlisted - Chev Monte Carlo (Home Depot)
Lakota (Don) - ENDURANCE - Corvette C7.R - 1/25 Revell kit - Engine assembled, floor pan/chassis under way
RedwingNev (Neil) - GRAND PRIX - enlisted - Lotus 79 (1978 Mario Andretti?) - 1/20 Tamiya kit
heavyjagdpanzer (Bill) - STRAIGHTLINE - Blue Max Funny Car - 1/25 Revell kit - Rolling chassis completed, body painted but back in the paint shop after decal problems
bmwh548 (Radu) - RALLY - '99 WRC Subaru Impreza - 1/24 Tamiya kit - Wheels and tyres
bomber14 (Joe) - STOCK CAR - '60 Ford Starliner - AMT/ERTL kit - Rolling chassis/interior done, body paint under way. Personal injury holding up progress.
rv1963 (Robert) - TRANS-AM - '73 Mustang - 1/25 MPC kit- Parts prep, front end modifications
pnance26 (Patrick) - FORMULA 1 - Ferrari 312T2 - 1/12 Protar kit - Painting and fitting sub assemblies and tiny details, delicately dealing with the frustration of 40yo brittleness

Cheers, D
Dixon66
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Posted: Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 11:43 PM UTC
Excellent work guys.

Mark, you are a braver man than me for tackling that amount of decals.

Pasi, you too, that is a lot of decals. I've always loved the shape of that Datsun.
heavyjagdpanzer
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Posted: Monday, September 28, 2020 - 01:03 PM UTC
I can shut her down and pop the chute. The Blue Max has crossed the line!
AussieReg
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Posted: Monday, September 28, 2020 - 02:03 PM UTC

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I can shut her down and pop the chute. The Blue Max has crossed the line!



Great stuff Bill, a beautiful build and considering the extra miles you had to go to refinish after the paint problems, a super effort! The paintwork looks silky smooth and the decals laid down just right, a really striking looking car.

Thanks for joining in and sharing your build, hopefully we can drag you back for more!

The "Blue Max" takes us to 17 completed builds with a couple of days to go. Of the 10 "in-progress" builds, 3 of those are from builders who have already completed at least 1 kit during the Group Build. Great numbers guys, I'm really grateful to everybody for the participation in this one.

P.S. Joel, I'm going to sneak some photos of your Jaegermeister M3 into the Group Build Photo Feature, because it fits the scope, you started and finished it within the time frame, and it's just too cool to leave out! I'm sure we won't get any opposition.

Cheers, D

Cosimodo
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Posted: Monday, September 28, 2020 - 03:59 PM UTC
Three great builds in at the end from Mark, Pasi and Bill covering the full spectrum of strip, track and trail. They all look amazing!

I am certainly not going to make the finish. I have pink on but still a bit of work to do with decals and detailing but it was a great campaign.

cheers
Michael
heavyjagdpanzer
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Posted: Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 04:18 AM UTC
I have been trying to upload a few more pictures of the Max and the server is always busy! It took a half a dozen times to get that one picture uploaded.
2002hummer
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Posted: Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 05:57 AM UTC
I am going to have to beg off. It seems that between outside garden/lawn work and a sudden loose of interest in model building I know I will not have it finished by Oct 1.