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by shawnr5
Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: My son's 2012 car
Replies: 12
Views: 1964

Re: My son's 2012 car

Nice Mach 6.
by shawnr5
Sun Nov 14, 2010 11:00 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: "News Truck" with Mini-Video Camera
Replies: 18
Views: 4072

Re: "News Truck" with Mini-Video Camera

Pretty cool. Is it 2.4ghz? Does it have an internal battery or do you still need to add one? Will you be able to bring it in under 5oz? Hopefully, the pack will have a projector running that you can hook your laptop to. Unfortunately, the video would be better if the other cars in the heat were ahea...
by shawnr5
Fri Aug 13, 2010 3:01 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: The Tom Daniel's Red Baron car
Replies: 13
Views: 4051

Re: The Tom Daniel's Red Baron car

Speed, your Red Baron Rod looks a lot likt the 'Hard Noze' series of Hot Wheels from several years back.

Whoda, great job on yours. Are the velocity stacks Lego? Did you paint the Iron Cross on the radiator? The machine guns and the spiked helmet really make the car.
by shawnr5
Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:33 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Mach 4
Replies: 7
Views: 2495

Re: Mach 4

Looks good, as always.
by shawnr5
Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:12 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Problems with car on stop section
Replies: 33
Views: 4835

Re: Problems with car on stop section

How about using a small piece of bicycle tube on the back? It should grip well and you'll have lots extra after you cut up the tube.
by shawnr5
Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:51 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Iron on film instead of primer and paint
Replies: 11
Views: 1440

Re: Iron on film instead of primer and paint

Sebastian, baking it wouldn't work. You have to iron the Monokote or Ultracote into place to even have it stick. These films are pretty tough and have a nice, slick surface. One year at Christmas, I Monokoted all the presents. My family was very unhappy with me. They said something about "We shouldn...
by shawnr5
Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:50 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Were goning back,back in time.
Replies: 6
Views: 1944

Re: Were goning back,back in time.

They look good, Speedbuggy. With the title of the thread, I expected a Delorean DMC-12 festooned with flux capacitors and such.
by shawnr5
Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:18 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Newest Pinewood Project for 2010
Replies: 22
Views: 5347

Re: Newest Pinewood Project for 2010

Good job on all of them. I particularly like the Cobra and the Woody.
by shawnr5
Sun Jan 24, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Tucker's Hulk
Replies: 10
Views: 2543

Re: Tucker's Hulk

I guess the alignment was a little off. It ran considerably better backwards than forwards.
by shawnr5
Sun Jan 24, 2010 1:14 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Jakes 2010 cub scout car
Replies: 16
Views: 4737

Re: Jakes 2010 cub scout car

How hard does it dry? Is it gummy at all or is it like fiberglass resin when it's fully cured?
by shawnr5
Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:58 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Our first 2010 car
Replies: 41
Views: 7838

Re: Our first 2010 car

I haven't clear-coated it yet. I might just try the Minwax polyurethane that Sarge used before I sand it back down and respray it. It might be the gloss I need, if it doesn't react with it.
by shawnr5
Sat Jan 23, 2010 12:43 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Tucker's Hulk
Replies: 10
Views: 2543

Re: Tucker's Hulk

Tucker came in 2nd. Now, we have to mount the Hulk figure's torso on the car as a driver.

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by shawnr5
Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:34 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Jakes 2010 cub scout car
Replies: 16
Views: 4737

Re: Jakes 2010 cub scout car

How about spraying the car with a mold release agent and then building up a thick shell of the polyurethane? It would be sweet to have a clear car.
by shawnr5
Fri Jan 22, 2010 6:21 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: I'm starting to think I'm in over my head.
Replies: 35
Views: 4860

Re: I'm starting to think I'm in over my head.

It's a nice idea to show the others what a single mom can do, but don't completely rule out asking the other parents for some tool time. It's a great way to bond with them and their sons while working with your son.
by shawnr5
Fri Jan 22, 2010 5:17 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: New Cars
Replies: 6
Views: 1632

Re: New Cars

They look great. With this week's weather, we should all be working on raingutter regatta.