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Re: Watkins Glen in Wood

Postby 73emgee » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:10 am

dreinecke wrote:This is seriously now one of my favorite tracks! Well done!!!


Thanks, hope to try your painting technique very soon.
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Re: Watkins Glen in Wood

Postby gascarnut » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:07 am

If you have not yet decided on a specific paint for the racing surface, may I suggest you consider using UMA? It's a urethane-modified acrylic, available from Dunn-Edwards and some other paint stores. It is available in white only but the store will tint it for you to a grey color.

It's more expensive than a regular latex, but the levels of grip it provides are superior to any other paint I have tried, and it is much more tolerant of different tire compounds than other paints, in my experience.
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Re: Watkins Glen in Wood

Postby chappyman66 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:36 pm

No way that track runs like a turd. Real track is renowned. You made the serious effort to reflect the real track. It might be challenging like the 1:1 but never a turd.

Challenging is good, btw.....I think it is an awesome track. With the effort you put into construction and elevation, the scenery will be stunning I am sure. Awesome.
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Re: Watkins Glen in Wood

Postby 73emgee » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:04 pm

gascarnut wrote:If you have not yet decided on a specific paint for the racing surface, may I suggest you consider using UMA? It's a urethane-modified acrylic, available from Dunn-Edwards and some other paint stores. It is available in white only but the store will tint it for you to a grey color.


Thanks for the tip, but I've already purchased primer and track paint color.
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Re: Watkins Glen in Wood

Postby 73emgee » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:12 pm

chappyman66 wrote:With the effort you put into construction and elevation, the scenery will be stunning I am sure. Awesome.


I've thought a little about scenery but that seems like way in the future. I'm considering adding the pits and pit lane along the front straight but much to do before I take that on. Also, need someway to replicate all that "blue" armco guardrail at Watkins Glen.
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Re: Watkins Glen in Wood

Postby FC47 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:31 pm

I bet it will be enjoyable to run! I laid this out a year ago but but didnt grab the space to do it.
It looks great! Cant wait to see it progress. (I did a scale mockup of Brands Hatch)

Thanks for sharing this, have a blast!

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Re: Watkins Glen in Wood

Postby vins123 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:29 pm

nice work
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Re: Watkins Glen in Wood - Painting Update

Postby 73emgee » Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:30 pm

Preparing track for paint. First step was to fill joints and screw holes. I used DAP Plastic Wood for this step, it requires no mixing and provides a much longer working time then Bondo or Durham's. I would not use this stuff for repairing routing mistakes though.

ImageWP_20170919_002 by 73emgee, on Flickr

After sanding all the patches, I primed the slots and gains with Kilz oil-based primer, then primed the remaining track surface with 2 coats of primer, lightly sanding with #220 grit between coats.

ImageWP_20170923_001 by 73emgee, on Flickr[/img]
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Next step was to paint the first topcoat, I used Behr "Iron Mountain" matte with some Floetrol added to help with flow and leveling. I used a squirt bottle and small brush to paint the slots and gains. I only used 1 coat on the slots and gains because I was getting concerned that the paint thickness was filling the gain depth, I should have allowed more gain depth for the paint.

ImageWP_20170930_001 by 73emgee, on Flickr[/img]
ImageWP_20171002_002 by 73emgee, on Flickr[/img]
ImageWP_20171002_004 by 73emgee, on Flickr[/img]

Before painting the topcoats on the remaining track surface I taped the track inner and outer edges with 1/4" 3M tape to create a white border around the track.

ImageWP_20171003_001 by 73emgee, on Flickr[/img]
ImageWP_20171003_008 by 73emgee, on Flickr[/img]

After applying the topcoats I removed the tape to expose the white primer base coat.

ImageWP_20171004_006 by 73emgee, on Flickr[/img]
ImageWP_20171004_011 by 73emgee, on Flickr[/img]

Next will be attempting to detailing the track. I plan to practice on some scrap MDF with stippling on black and light grey highlights, creating pavement patches, skid marks, and racing line highlights, should be interesting. If I'm not happy with any of the practice attempts the track may remain as is.
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Re: Watkins Glen in Wood

Postby bobbyraz49 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:11 pm

Super effort !
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Re: Watkins Glen in Wood

Postby Mebrown » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:01 pm

Just me but, I'd leave out the racing highlights so that any that build up are from the use of the track. Just me though.

And that looks awesome.


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Re: Watkins Glen in Wood

Postby Lou E » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:13 pm

Great work, track looks awesome!!
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Re: Watkins Glen in Wood

Postby indybob009 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:36 am

Very nice. Should make for some great racing. I am with Mebrown on let the cars add the build up.
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Re: Watkins Glen in Wood

Postby dreinecke » Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:32 am

Holy SMOKES!!! This is freaking AWESOME!!! When can I come play???
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Re: Watkins Glen in Wood

Postby Fast Co. » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:57 am

Looking great!
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Re: Watkins Glen in Wood

Postby Audi1 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:47 am

Very nice looking track there. :handgestures-thumbup:

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