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Steve Mcqueen Le Mans Tribute Track.

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Just one, ARE YOU SERIOUS?

 

This is awesome, although I have seen and was following your progress from your old SCI thread, I remain amazed.

 

Hope you can post some of the progression photos from the old thread too.


Cheers Grant

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I know that the track plan is nothing like Le Mans. The space I had to work with was only 12' x 6', so even if I tried to stuff any sort of Le Mans configuration into the space all I would have ended up with is a lumpy oval, especially since this is 1/32 instead of HO. The actual circuit is 8+ miles around, so baring having a gymnasium to work with there were always going to be compromises. I decided on this plan, added a shelf extension of about 10" so I could create a version of the grandstands & pits. I think if I add the correct scenic elements & cars that 9 out of 10 people are going to walk in and go , "Oh, hey, it's Le Mans!". Hope so anyway. : ) This layout will definitely be a lesson in selective compression.

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Did a little more work on the layout. I still need to add some signs and figures to this area. The second photo shows a temporary cardboard backdrop I'm testing out, to see how basically looks visually. This section of the layout will be a part of the "forest" section of Le Mans. Since I don't have room for a forest, a few trees with a "forest" background will have to suffice. I want to have at least one section that has the bottoms of the trees painted white, like they used to do on the circuit. Questions?

 

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A little more progress. I added some bushes & trees to the landscaped section. These sections are not glued in place yet, so I can remove them for further detailing. I still need to add more trees & some clusters of spectators. I am trying to place the trees so that tehy do not create view blocks. Any questions?

 

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Great idea to have the sections removable to be able to work on them at a later date.

 

Good idea for someone like myself who has so much movement of the track due to the changing weather conditions.

 

Still love those Grandstands though.

 

Awesome work

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Wide World Of Sports is following the action.

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Officials making sure everyone follows the rules.

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Looking through the trees.

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Nuns enjoying the day out. I made their out of construction paper.

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Helicopter view.
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I'm making a few billboards for the layout. This one is replicates an older, metal one. I made it out of styrene, and then painted and aged it. The rust is simply acrylic paint & chalk. Not 100% sure where I'll place it yet, so I just set it on this short straight for the time being.

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