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Automodeler Now Recruiting - Race Theme GB
AussieReg
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Posted: Thursday, February 06, 2020 - 03:46 PM UTC
Calling out to the Kitmaker family.

Over on Automodeler we are now recruiting for a race-themed Group Build - "Strip, Track and Trail" which will see the chequered flag drop on April 1, less than 2 months away!

We have a lead-up discussion thread rolling along nicely HERE and the Rules/Regulations/Enlistment page can be found HERE.

If you have a kit tucked away at the back of the stash, just waiting for the motivation and opportunity to hit the bench, now is the time!

If you want to be part of the Pit Crew, join in the discussion, share your thoughts and stories, and support the builders, by all means please do!

Gratuitous photo of the kit I will be building along with 1:1 reference image follows for inspirational purposes, nitrous oxide backfire for added value



Cheers, D
AussieReg
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Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2020 - 02:37 PM UTC
BUMP

We are up to 14 enlisted now with 7 weeks to go, if the Blue Oval is anything to go by, this one looks like it will throw out some super builds!

Aussiereg (Damian) - enlisted - '55 Chev Pro Sportsman (Revell)
Joel_W (Joel) - enlisted - TBA (too many options to narrow it down just yet!)
Dixon66 (David) - enlisted - TBA
tinbanger (Richard) - enlisted - Funny Car + Vintage Circuit Racer
md72 (Mark) - enlisted - Chev Monte Carlo NASCAR (Jeff Gordon)
Szmann (Gabriel) - Chev Monte Carlo NASCAR (Tony Stewart)
Hwa-Rang (Jesper) - NASCAR (TBA)
PasiAhopelto (Pasi) - enlisted - TBA
forest1000 (David) - enlisted - TBA
jimb (Jim) - enlisted - '57 Ford Sedan Gasser
Cosimodo (Michael) - enlisted - Late 60's Porsche 917/20
bluebell914 (Patrick) - enlisted - Ferrari P4 or 512S
2002hummer (Darrell) - enlisted - Lotus Super Seven (Tamiya)
TacFireGuru (Mike) - enlisted - Chev Monte Carlo NASCAR (Home Depot)
Stickframe (Nick) - TBA
Lakota (Don) - enlisted - Seeking inspiration at the LHS
RedwingNev (Neil) - enlisted - TBA


Cheers, D
AussieReg
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Posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 09:57 AM UTC
Bump time, 6 weeks to go!

I feel like I'm walking through the forums with a sandwich board on poking people in the ribs


There must be plenty of folks out there with a race themed auto kit stashed away!

Formula 1, Nascar, Indy, Rally, 12-hour, 24-hour, Funny Car, Gasser, Top Fuel, Paris-Dakar, we don't even care if its Demolition Derby! Drag it out and join in the fun!

Cheers, D (Pit Crew)
AussieReg
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Posted: Monday, February 24, 2020 - 10:49 PM UTC
Weekly BUMP time folks. Some kit shots for inspiration, motivation, celebration, hydration, whatever it takes!







Cheers, D
Kevlar06
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Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 05:29 AM UTC
I hope you get some takers, as Iíd like to see some open wheel racers here. I build solely in 1/24 or 1/25 scale, and sadly, there are very few open wheel kits available anymore in those scales. Seems like manufacturers have moved to more expensive kits in 1/20 scale (Tamiya, Ebbro, Has). It would be great to see some of the older smaller scale less expensive kits re-isssued. Maybe thatís part of the problem here, good luck with this..
VR, Russ
AussieReg
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Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 09:58 AM UTC
Hi Russ.

I see quite a few of the Indy and F1 open-wheelers in 1/24-1/25 available, from Revell and Hasegawa mainly, so I hope we can get a few more takers lined up here.

We are up to 14 enlisted now with only 2 weeks to go!

Aussiereg (Damian) - enlisted - '55 Chev Pro Sportsman (Revell)
Joel_W (Joel) - enlisted - TBA (too many options to narrow it down just yet!)
Dixon66 (David) - Definite possibility - TBA
tinbanger (Richard) - enlisted - 1914 Mercedes Racer (1/16 Lindberg kit) + Vintage Circuit Racer
md72 (Mark) - enlisted - Chev Monte Carlo NASCAR (Jeff Gordon)
Szmann (Gabriel) - enlisted - Chev Monte Carlo NASCAR (Tony Stewart)
Hwa-Rang (Jesper) - NASCAR (TBA)
PasiAhopelto (Pasi) - enlisted - Olds 442 NASCAR (Donnie Allison)
forest1000 (David) - enlisted - TBA
jimb (Jim) - enlisted - '57 Ford Sedan Gasser
Cosimodo (Michael) - enlisted - Late 60's Porsche 917/20
bluebell914 (Patrick) - enlisted - Ferrari P4 or 512S
2002hummer (Darrell) - enlisted - Lotus Super Seven (Tamiya)
TacFireGuru (Mike) - enlisted - Chev Monte Carlo NASCAR (Home Depot)
Stickframe (Nick) - TBA
Lakota (Don) - enlisted - Seeking inspiration at the LHS
RedwingNev (Neil) - enlisted - TBA

Times are tough for everybody around the world right now, please stay safe and take care of the people around you.

There is a great refuge here on Kitmaker to chat and enjoy our wonderful hobby, and take a bit of respite from the troubles we all face.

Cheers, D
AussieReg
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Posted: Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 11:38 AM UTC
Just over a week to go folks, I hope that everybody can join in and use this as a safe refuge and point of community contact during these difficult times.

Cheers, D
AussieReg
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Posted: Friday, April 03, 2020 - 10:24 AM UTC
I'm still on the recruitment drive folks, our Race Theme Group Build is under way and off to a flying start HERE and we would love to see a few more contributors.
If you need a change from the tanks, ships and aircraft, drop in and check out the work going on and leave a comment for encouragement. Even better, drag that kit out of the back of the stash that you've always wanted to have a go at, and join in!

Here's a summary of what's going on 3 days in.

Running update on builds

Aussiereg (Damian) - '55 Chev Pro Sportsman (Charles Carpenter) - 1/25 Revell kit - Parts clean-up started
Joel_W (Joel) - enlisted - TBA (too many options to narrow it down just yet!)
Dixon66 (David) - Definite possibility - TBA
tinbanger (Richard) - 1914 Mercedes Racer - 1/16 Lindberg kit - Engine and chassis started
md72 (Mark) - enlisted - Chev Monte Carlo NASCAR (Jeff Gordon)
Szmann (Gabriel) - enlisted - Chev Monte Carlo NASCAR (Tony Stewart) - 1/25 AMT/ERTL kit
Hwa-Rang (Jesper) - NASCAR (TBA)
PasiAhopelto (Pasi) - enlisted - Olds 442 NASCAR (Donnie Allison) - 1/25 Salvinos JR kit
forest1000 (David) - enlisted - F1 Williams Renault (Jaques Villeneuve) - 1/24 Revell/Monogram kit
jimb (Jim) - enlisted - '57 Ford Sedan Gasser
Cosimodo (Michael) - enlisted - 1971 Porsche 917/20
bluebell914 (Patrick) - enlisted - Ferrari P4 or 512S
2002hummer (Darrell) - enlisted - Lotus Super Seven (Tamiya)
TacFireGuru (Mike) - enlisted - Chev Monte Carlo NASCAR (Home Depot)
Stickframe (Nick) - TBA
Lakota (Don) - enlisted - Seeking inspiration at the LHS
RedwingNev (Neil) - enlisted - Lotus 79 (1978 Mario Andretti?) - 1/20 Tamiya kit
rv1963 (Robert) - '37 Chevy Gasser - 1/25 AMT kit- Engine assembly
heavyjagdpanzer (Bill) - Blue Max Funny Car - 1/25 Revell kit - Engine and Cage completed

Cheers, D
AussieReg
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Posted: Thursday, April 09, 2020 - 11:24 AM UTC
Come and check it out folks, so much going on already!

Running update on builds

9 days in, already over 1700 views and 130 posts
18 enlisted (plus 1, Jesper sign in mate!)
8 builds in progress

Aussiereg (Damian) - STRAIGHTLINE - '55 Chev Pro Sportsman (Charles Carpenter) - 1/25 Revell kit - Parts clean-up and sub assemblies
Joel_W (Joel) - FORMULA 1 - enlisted - Lotus 99T Honda (Ayrton Senna 1987) - 1/20 Tamiya kit
Joel_W (Joel) - INDY - enlisted - Lola T-8800 Newman Haas (Mario Andretti 1988) - 1/25 AMT kit
Dixon66 (David) - ENDURANCE GROUP 5 - enlisted - Zakspeed Capri - 1/24 Tamiya kit
tinbanger (Richard) - GRAND PRIX - 1914 Mercedes Racer - 1/16 Lindberg kit - Engine and chassis started, major panel works under way
md72 (Mark) - INDY - enlisted - Target Reynard (Jimmy Vasser) - 1/25 Revell kit
Szmann (Gabriel) - NASCAR - Chev Monte Carlo (Tony Stewart) - 1/25 AMT/ERTL kit - Main assembly completed, body ready for decals and clear
Szmann (Gabriel) - NASCAR - Pontiac Grand Prix (Kyle Petty) - 1/24 Revell/Monogram kit - Box opened
Hwa-Rang (Jesper) - NASCAR - (TBA)
PasiAhopelto (Pasi) - NASCAR - enlisted - Olds 442 (Donnie Allison) - 1/25 Salvinos JR kit
forest1000 (David) - FORMULA 1 - enlisted - Williams Renault (Jaques Villeneuve) - 1/24 Revell/Monogram kit
jimb (Jim) - STRAIGHTLINE - '57 Ford Sedan Gasser - Engine, chassis, wheels completed and interior assembled
Cosimodo (Michael) - ENDURANCE - enlisted - 1971 Porsche 917/20
bluebell914 (Patrick) - ENDURANCE - enlisted - Ferrari P4 or 512S
2002hummer (Darrell) - GRAND PRIX - enlisted - Lotus Super Seven (Tamiya)
TacFireGuru (Mike) - NASCAR - enlisted - Chev Monte Carlo (Home Depot)
Stickframe (Nick) - ENDURANCE - McLaren F1 GTR Longtail - 1/24 Aoshima kit - Body surgery and scratch detail mania commenced
Lakota (Don) - ENDURANCE - enlisted - Corvette C7.R - 1/25 Revell kit
RedwingNev (Neil) - GRAND PRIX - enlisted - Lotus 79 (1978 Mario Andretti?) - 1/20 Tamiya kit
rv1963 (Robert) - STRAIGHTLINE - '37 Chevy Gasser - 1/25 AMT kit- Engine detailing, 3D printed & custom milled parts
heavyjagdpanzer (Bill) - STRAIGHTLINE - Blue Max Funny Car - 1/25 Revell kit - Engine and Cage completed

Cheers, D