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Posted by armyofchuckness on Sunday, August 17, 2008 8:14 PM

Hey, those both sound like cool builds. I have the same Scout kit, so I'll be keeping an eye on your progress. Can't wait to see what you both come up with! 

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Posted by TOOL13 on Sunday, August 17, 2008 8:51 PM

I agree, I can't wait to see everyones build... Jantrix, I understang what you are saying and they are good points. However, let everyone come up with their own ideas, of what they think would last in the race... If them build them too light of armor and too low of hp, then I guess we have Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner...LOL Anyway, here's what I have so far. I don't know what else I will do with it, but we will see...

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Here is more from my site...

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Posted by Jantrix on Sunday, August 17, 2008 9:39 PM

It's all good, it was merely food for thought in any case. I have yet to start mine. A four day weekend coming up so I'll most likely get crackin' soon. As I said, it'll be the 2005 300C and will have no interior or engine detail. As Deathrace in the movie is a TV show, I'm gonna be a bit more colorful and perhaps even show a sponsor. Gordon's Mortuary and Crematorium or something creepy like that. Yeah that sounds about right. NASCAR with a body count! I'm also gonna concentrate on survivability. I'm going to protect the tires and grill area, and the windows/windshield will have slits with bulletproof glass. Screens over the windows make sense in a WW3 setting but in a Deathrace, a flame thrower will still bar-b-que you.

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Posted by armyofchuckness on Monday, August 18, 2008 7:31 AM

WOW. That's looking awesome! I'm glad you ditched the little battleship guns. It's creative, but they still looked like little battleship guns. Great job on the welding and shielding, and that gatling looking incredible! Keep it going! 

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Posted by White_R34 on Tuesday, August 19, 2008 2:43 PM

Now trhat's what I'm talking about you guys Tolls build looks awesome and realy aggressive.Thumbs Up

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Posted by Classic Plastic on Tuesday, August 19, 2008 5:06 PM

I'm making some progress, but it's been slow! Plan to cut a section off the roof. This way it can be removed after the truck is finished to view the interior detail. I left the "knarly" tires on for Jantrix...just kidding Rob! I plan on using some low profile tires to lower the center of gravity. Thinking about the body color (it's probably going to be BLOOD red). It looks like black has already been taken LOL!  More surprises coming up!

Kevin
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Posted by armyofchuckness on Tuesday, August 19, 2008 9:31 PM

 I LOVE the choice of vehicle, Kevin. Can't wait to see what you do.

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Posted by Jantrix on Tuesday, August 19, 2008 10:11 PM

Okay here is my starting point.

More to follow.

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Posted by zenrat on Wednesday, August 20, 2008 1:16 AM

Wouldn't the design principles behind the De Haviland Mosquito be worth thinking about here?

Light, faster than anything trying to kill it and made of plywood.  Ok, maybe forget the wood bit, but trying to ensure survivability by running away?  After all, what thickness armour would you really need to stop mini-gun slugs?

Uhhh, hang on, reality doesn't really come into it when you're talking about heavilly armed cars killing each other does it?

I won't be joining in this because I have far too much else on the go ATM and I know i'd get far too carried away.  But good luck to one & all.  May the fastest, ugliest car with the biggest guns win. 

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Posted by armyofchuckness on Thursday, August 21, 2008 10:15 AM

One last encore for the Warbird. Not much different. Just some more dust and Dull Cote. There's also a CB antennae so the driver can try to contact other survivors...if there are any!







That's it for me. I look forward to seeing what everyone else comes up with!

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Posted by Jantrix on Saturday, August 23, 2008 5:21 PM

Man, I love building models like this, very creative, and very forgiving. Too much glue? Screw it, add more dirt!

I have finally come up with a name for my little creation. Thinking of the shields, armor and weapons, and the fact that this is a "300", what could be more perfect than......the SPARTAN!

The seams are all welded for increased structural integrity. The only opening is the drivers door which has been halved and gullwinged. I've decided to addd an external roll cage like the old safari jeeps. Weapons will be mounted to that. Well back to work.

URL for all Deathrace WIP's- http://s53.photobucket.com/albums/g73/Jantrix/Deathrace%20300C/

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Posted by Classic Plastic on Wednesday, August 27, 2008 1:37 PM

Jantrix-Nice job on the armor and rivet work! You guys are really raising the bar on your builds!! Alot of nice detail work, your making my car look...like a heap..haha! I marathoned last night and got a little farther on my Scout.

345 C.I. V8

This kit has no firewall included so, I decided to piece together some diamond plate in the engine bay.

I managed to chop the top on the body without screwing up too much! Primered and ready for color soon.

QUESTION-Are we allowed to have another person in the vehicle riding shotgun...or machine gun?...

Kevin
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Posted by Jantrix on Thursday, August 28, 2008 4:57 AM

Well in the movie, there was a driver and navigator. Like you would have on a baja or rally race.

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Posted by 001slick001 on Thursday, August 28, 2008 4:15 PM

this sounds like fun! i'm in.you said use a newer car, how about one thats not for sale yet.

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Posted by Classic Plastic on Friday, August 29, 2008 12:09 PM

001slick001- Great choice of models! There should be lots of potential for mods on that kit! Here's what I've been working on this week.

Armor plated interior with some special installations in the back.

Dashboard with gauges to keep an eye on engine functions and a CB radio.

DEATHRACE Scout chassis with scratch built exhaust, armored bash plate and protective cover over the fuel tank.

Kevin
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Posted by armyofchuckness on Friday, August 29, 2008 3:28 PM

Kevin, that is fantastic progress! Keep it up.

 

As for the Camaro, I heartily agree. The possibilities are endless. You could even have it turn into a giant...I don't know...robot or something. P

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Posted by TheMoparManiac on Friday, August 29, 2008 8:24 PM

 

Hey TOOL13, is it to late to join in on this build? i have an el camino just for this nicknamed "el terrible". and my friend wants to know if a modded nascar would be allowed. perhaps with the stock body just modded crazily or if say a truck body was installed?
Tyler
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Posted by Jantrix on Saturday, August 30, 2008 12:35 AM

Updated pic. Sort of fleshing out the external roll cage. Weapons are still a ways off right now. I'm planning two horizontal side bars, and extra armor will be mounted there. Two roll bars will go over the rear potion of the roof and weapons will be mounted on those. I'l planning a .50 cal and a quad RPG rig. Oil, smoke and grenade deployment from the rear. Paint will be metallic gold with metallic red graphics. The car will be damaged here and there and look a bit road weary, but it's nothing more gold paint won't fix.

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Posted by kevinm on Saturday, August 30, 2008 7:10 AM

This is looking really cool so far! -kevin

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Posted by Classic Plastic on Saturday, August 30, 2008 10:01 AM

Chuck-A robot?? Have you been watching Saturday morning cartoons again?? LOL! I like what Rob has going on! Once he adds the gold paint it will REALLY look like FT. Knox!!

Tyler-I can't speak for TOOL13 but I'd say, yes join in for sure! It's never too late to build and we need more entries.

Kevin
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Posted by TOOL13 on Tuesday, September 02, 2008 10:13 AM

Tyler, its never too late for this thread... Lets see it... and happy building!!!

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Posted by armyofchuckness on Tuesday, September 02, 2008 11:59 AM
The Spartan is really coming together! Great job!
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Posted by Classic Plastic on Tuesday, September 02, 2008 1:54 PM

Here's what I did this weekend.

I added a laptop computer for rear view and for automatic weapon control. Programmed just like a video game.

Anti-tank weapons mounted to removable tray. Screen and keyboard for rear view and weapon control.

Rear compartment with weapons and ammo cases.

Body work coming up next!

Kevin
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Posted by armyofchuckness on Wednesday, September 03, 2008 8:45 AM

 That is too cool, Kevin. Great way to make use of those military parts. They look very familiar. :P

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Posted by Classic Plastic on Friday, September 05, 2008 9:29 PM

Thanks Chuck!...but I've stolen most of my ideas from you so I have to give you some of the credit. In the past few days I took off the trim and door handles then gave it another coat of primer. I had already painted the hood and then decided to change the intake scoop location. This weekend I'll finish painting the body. After that I'll sit back and think about strategically placed armor! I also need to come up with a design for the roof.

 

I've decided to call my vehicle..."Road Kill"!!

Kevin
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Posted by TOOL13 on Saturday, September 06, 2008 12:23 AM

You guys are deffinately raising the bar here, absolutely great work and imagination. I'm looking forward to seeing more of all of your builds. I can't get this topic out of my head and may build another... You kind of get addicted.Evil Keep up the great work... Too bad we couldn't get all these together on a track like diorama and see what it would look like...

Oh and most of you have names for the cars you're building... I really can't think of a good name for mine. Any ideas?

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Posted by 572n69chevy on Saturday, September 06, 2008 7:51 AM

im in

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Posted by Zarana-X on Saturday, September 06, 2008 9:38 AM

Does anyone know a good source for rougly 1/24 scale weapons? I've got a box of Tamiya 1/35 WWII weapons, "cough" but they look way too small, "cough, cough". Ive got a 1/18 M-60 on a mount, but it's way too big.Confused and toy looking. I also got some parts from GI Joe, and Corps! vehicles, but again too big and/or lack of detail...Banged Head

I went ahead and used some GI Joe Missiles, and scratch built some gun ports/ with guns, but I want something recognizable, like the M-60, or another Browning .50 cal, or some sort of vulcan.

The only military vehicle I know of in 1/24 is a kubelwagen, and some vintage Jeep kits, but those don't look like a source of any weapons, plus i'd have to buy 2 kubelsEvil

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Posted by Zarana-X on Saturday, September 06, 2008 9:50 AM

TOOL13

I did mention before that I wanted to try with the new versions of cars, but I really got to thinking, most cars these days are built of fiberglass and not much steel left. That would make for a pretty bad wreck, so any car any year would be just fine... There are not many jumping on the thread, so I though we will just scratch any real rules anout it. The only real rule will be to use you imagination and show us what you all created...

what you said, plus "electronics"SoapBox  <i>anything</i> at all happens to a modern vehicles electronic system and it's screwed. Pretty much anything pre 1985 had electronics simple enough to be modified, bypassed, or just ignored all-together and wire it yourself. No FI, no brain, do whatever you want with a hammer & saw and no error codes, etc... Realistically, the best source for these vehicles in a "real-life" situation will be the shadetree mechanic/restorer down the street the neighbors complain about, show cars, museums, your grandparents, Jay Leno's house...

 

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Posted by 572n69chevy on Saturday, September 06, 2008 10:09 AM

for weapons i was planning on using the 1/35 ww2 weapon set

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