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Fantastic attention to detail, it'll really suit a wide range of cars, modern and period classic, I'd love to see Can am cars running around.
If it's any consolation our UK post and couriers are having severe delays at the moment as well.
 

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Can Am? I have a few, not a huge field though I’m sure the following can finish with a Mclaren Lola Porsche type shot.
I decided yesterday that I would put a plaster footing in for the gantry, but then I got inspired and this happened…

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It just didn’t look right in place so I got the strippers in?
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Filled in some holes, lost the old grass, there’s no going back…
 

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As it stands this afternoon. I need to finish painting the gantry and glue the lighting into the gantry, then this bit is good for now.
The real issue with this is the pewter Armco. This is not an area that sees impacts, but if it does it will be messy. I figure I should get a few fun hits in before it gets tedious and messy.
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As you can see I also fitted Armco on the control side.
 

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The Armco looks great, I must agree. For the longest time I’ve been wondering how to do Armco that both looks good and lasts. The pewter has become hard to get atm in Australia plus with postage it’s about $30aud per metre if I could get it. I’ve tried steel shim in the past and found it too stiff to get any curve, and cutting up drink cans can be trying of my patience. I found 10 a4 sheets of .1mm aluminium for $30aud delivered, that’s about $3aud per metre of tedious time consuming work that is worth the effort. The new Armco replaces the Nismo balsa fence on the inside of the banking on turn one. There will be more to come when more styrene is procured for fence posts.

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looks much better. Note the last image where the Armco finishes isn’t finished, I ran out of the 3/16 styrene tube I’m using to mount the styrene to the posts.
 

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I found an appropriate font in ms word, adjusted the size to suit and printed it onto paper. The time consuming part was to then cut out the letters to make a nice stencil. I sprayed a mix of water and surfactant onto the scenery surface and placed the stencil down, then dabbed base interior paint with a blunt brush. Once complete I removed the stencil, touched up any errors and where the centre supports for the d&o’s were and sprinkled with some white/grey ballast stones. It’s not perfect nor should it be.

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Man, that is really cool.
I was looking at liveries for my next Bentley, and I found this particular picture:


And I thought it would be cool if i could recreate this view in a layout...Yours is a step in this direction.
 
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