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Did a bit more on my Rally loop by raiding some bits from some military dioramas I did about 20yrs ago.IMG_0590_zpsaf5e5c10.jpgIMG_0591_zps171a3f3d.jpgIMG_0720_zps7c6a37c4.jpgIMG_0589_zps044eadec.jpg

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first.. gotta say..... love the Lancia's in your pic's..................& yeah,,, your scenery is starting to take shape,,,,,,from my own experiance(very litle of nil)........ I know how hard it is to get the scenery happening when you got a bunch of cars that are staring at you with puppy eyes,,just wanting to be thrashed around the track....

 

Ive only just noticed the... "bridge"..???.....in the 2nd & 4th pic.... is there a story to this on how you developed the lenghth & height of it?? ..................lookin good

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The little bridge is only quite low but I intend to pour some resin straight onto the (suitably painted) mdf to create a small creek. It was a good excuse to eat a few ice blocks the other weekend. I figure a few lomps and bumps would make it more interesting, the old spare bed was the only room I had for it.........p....d the cat off no end. Hopefull I'll have a timing system set up in a few days, then the build will really slow down

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I guessing you could only drive rally/cross type cars over the bridge,,,,,, where as any sought of GT or tourer would smack there front wing or only just clear...... I'm going to have a crack at another track build soon & am keen to put some dips or crest into it... but keep it road like..

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I've got the Scaley Classic hump bridge track, and most of my collection bottom out on that...

The best form of dip / crest that I've done was by making a hill climb track...

Winding road up, long sweeping banked road down...

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I guessing you could only drive rally/cross type cars over the bridge,,,,,, where as any sought of GT or tourer would smack there front wing or only just clear...... I'm going to have a crack at another track build soon & am keen to put some dips or crest into it... but keep it road like..

Funny enough my Slot-It chassied Munter McLaren M12 is one of the quickest cars around it. Will have a better idear when I set up the timing system.

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Looking very good. Surprised to see a pig in the scenery,though it would be a sheep!

Have you managed to get the timing working,or been too busy with the scenery?

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Looking very good. Surprised to see a pig in the scenery,though it would be a sheep!

Have you managed to get the timing working,or been too busy with the scenery?

I was thinking more of a Reindeer. Yes I've got the timing pretty well sorted,

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finishedtrack_zps27f57d0b.jpgPretty much finished. maby a few more trees and shrubs Edited by aquakiwi

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yeah... i like it.. Its a simple track.... like the idea of the bridge.... and you can just keep adding to the sceenery......... are you going to paint the track ....or ......keep it black like bitumen

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Painting it does add an extra dimension.... and gives some extra chances to play mind games.

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Painting it does add an extra dimension.... and gives some extra chances to play mind games.

What is the best type of paint to use?

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Not surprisingly my vote goes for what I used. As recommended by our forum paint expert, Ontheflipside, I washed my track down with Prepsol before priming with Dulux 3in1 Primer Sealer Undercoat. Then colour coated with Dulux Designer Suede (Tuscan is an outdoor version). 2 coats should suffice. Then if you wish tyre marks to show up clear coat as desired. I used an untinted Bright Base because it was as close as possible to flat finish.

 

Paint can be tinted or detail over painted with artist's acrylics.

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Sample pots will probably be all you need.

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IMG_0895_zps059068c5.jpgThanks Ember, your weathering is suburb, looks like you have the same roading contractors as our local ones.

I think I will try the same once I sussed my timing out.IMG_0886_zpsae1e5d66.jpgIMG_0882_zpsd541c743.jpgIMG_0894_zps308a7fa0.jpg

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