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Hi guys,

I'm back with an update. Most of the changes are the painted figures and the "dressed up" grand stand. I also put up some more advertising boards on the pitlane and the tower. I put it all very close to eachother to get a propper idea of what I have allready. So in the permanent layout there will be more place between everything.

Like many of you said the scenery would look so much better with the figures painted... and it does... I'm glad I started painting the figures and I actually like doing the paintwork.

I took the pictures last night, it was very late. As you see it are more quick pictures than "artwork".

Overview


View from the top:


Seat (SRA) team preparing for qualifications. You see I have to take care of the inside of the boxes:


BMW Team Belgium waiting for their car. On the iron bars I will hang rubber air pressure hoses to make everything look more realistic.


Another BMW Team preparing: Those figures will be replaced by SRA figures because they look to old next to the other SRA's and the modern cars (which I will drive most of the time)... I will use these to stand in the paddock next to some Old Le Mans Racers. They will be preparing my 365 GTB/4 for a Classic Le Mans series.


Team Alfa: They have to do it with the 147, but they're waiting for Tarquini's 156 GTA ETCC to complete my ETCC set (the car is ordered). The jackets of that crew is not matt, although I painted them with a red Humbrol matt paint (174 or so). I bought an other red Humbrol number (t60) to paint their SRA replacers and now the color is good. The SRA's are drying at the moment. So these guys will be repainted and will go to the paddock with the rest of the older figures.

Search and find... the Evil Fly!!!!






Team Belgium and Team Germany passing by the pits:




The Coca-Cola grand stand (now you see I need those Carrera figures to fill this up):




Accident (you see I have to learn the dark wash technique for painting faces, but I'll try it first on the figures I have to repaint anyways.


A man's got to do what a man's got to do...


An official poster of the Proximus 24 Hours of Spa this summer (only a little smaller than the original). I hung quite a few of these.


Hope you don't mind the large amount of pictures

Greetz

Gunther
 

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Well I dont mind at all Gunther, keep them coming !

The Coca-Cola stand looks great, looking forward to the next installment.
 

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Great work Gunther
, I'm at the same point as you in the painting technique learning curve and have yet to try the darker wash or dry brushing techniques.
I'm going to give it a go at the weekend. Keep us updated on your experiences.
 

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Thanks for the kind words guys!

Well Nuro... I used to smoke Marlboro (I've quit smoking for over a year and a half now)... and I drink Diet Coke...

But all those advertisingboards are self-made on full A3 pages... they don't come from bottles or cigarettepacks or so...

The reason why I chose these brands, is because I like the red/white contrast...
The other advertising boards I have aren't Marlboro or Coke anymore...

Greetz

Gunther
 

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TDI

It's looking good, after doing some decking this weekend i am going to build a permant based for my track in the loft.

Then i can start doing some more buildings.

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hi, very nice!
I see "francorchamp" writing somewhere so I ask you if you're belgian and speak french.
I'm from liege in belgium
 

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Welcome gla488,

You're right! I live in Belgium (Gent) and my permanent track will be based on Spa-Francorchamps! The name is "Petit-Spa"... I admit, it's not that original but it gives me the advantage of using orginal Francorchamps stuff! Spa is one of the most beautifull tracks of the world (according to many drivers) and lies completely bewteen trees and nature. It also has famous 24 hour races! And I have a special bond with the track since I was little!

Greetz

Gunther
 

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Man, I gotta keep away from Tracks and Scenery, it just leaves me all depressed.

Actually, I love seeing what you guys achieve.
Just can't wait until I get some space to have a go too.
 

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I can't wait to have the space to begin my permanent track... so I can puyt these buildings where they belong!

I'm so ready for it!

Antoher three months... I'm counting down...

Greetz

Gunther
 
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