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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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