Track Racer by stilgarhammer

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  1. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Recently, I was asked by stilgarhammer to test build his Track Racer.
    Here is my progress so far.
    It is a fairly simple model. It goes together quite easily. This is a GREAT model for a youngster who wants to follow in his/her parents footsteps in building models, or a project for a youth group.

    I started with the cockpit.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Upper body shell

    Here is the upper body shell.
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    The cockpit is attached.
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    Internal Formers

    Here are the internal formers.
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    Internal formers in place.
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    I decided to add two extra formers for extra rigidity.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Front end.

    Here is the front end piece and internal former.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Bottom hull

    Here is the bottom hull.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Front end extension

    Here is the front end extension.
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    Front end extension attached.
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    More photos coming soon.
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    The racer looks really god. The cockpit resembles a Viper cockpit. You are a top-notch test-builder, RB! (As always ;-) !)
  8. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    You are right, it does look very much like a Viper canopy.

    Thank you for the kind words and encouragement.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Update

    Here is an update of my progress.
    There are two different engine cowlings, large (which I did not use) and small. I will show both, but let me start with the small one first.

    This is the "SMALL" engine cowling.
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    Cowling assembled.
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    Cowling attached.
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    Here is the larger cowling.

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    You know, it could easily be re-textured to look like something from Galactica... Great work so far!
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    It would indeed make for a really cool BSG rig.
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    Wheels

    Here are the wheels assembled and attached.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Tracks

    Track are now layed.
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    Fenders

    Fenders assembles and attached.
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    Spoiler

    Spoiler assembled.
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    Ok now there is something else I wanna build "sheesh"
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    Finished!!!

    Spoiler attached.
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    Model finished.

    ENJOY!!!
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    I am glad you enjoyed the thread.
  20. Revell-Fan

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    I really believed that..! sign1

    Good work, buddy! stilgarhammer has designed a very interesting model. I'll give it a try it when I have some more time, too. Very well done (both of you!)! :thumb: