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Old 12-18-2011, 10:09 AM
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I am editing the pictures right now, but I do not want to put them on my Photobucket account. I suppose they should be in the SCI gallery. The pictures will be about 240kb for the side views of the cars and 400kb for the bottom views. There will be a total of 92 pictures. In the past I have sent out the pictures in batches.
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Old 12-18-2011, 06:01 PM
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The pictures are here.
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Old 12-18-2011, 06:27 PM
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Thank you for the pictures Rich!

Looking at them, I'm noticing three trends:

1. Slot.It HRS chassis are everywhere!!

2. The drivers are more and more closer to the floor of the car...

3. Wheels look like they're made to be painted. And that's not always a good thing!

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Old 12-18-2011, 08:29 PM
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That's a great set of pictures, Rich!

Appreciate the effort - they'll be a great reference source as the hostilities continue!

There's still a few cars to be immortalised?

Just a personal thought - does anyone else think a few of the GT cars are looking a bit 'slammed'? (wheels really buried in fenders). Just a bit worried about going down a slippery slope, if you know what I mean....

Cheers, Tony.

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Old 12-18-2011, 10:21 PM
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GT cars are looking a bit 'slammed'?
I agree the one of the cars even has the driver lowered,IMO they are starting to look a bit "slipper cut"

Some of the guys used to cut about 1/8 off the bottom of the bodies when we would run Flexy sedans.
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Old 12-19-2011, 01:26 AM
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I assume not all cars were pic'ed, as #15 is not in gallery yet...?
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Old 12-19-2011, 06:38 AM
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I sent the pictures out in batches because there is a limit to how big an e-mail can be. Looks like one batch of pictures of Prototype cars starting with #12 is missing. I just checked my sent mail and I see that I clicked on an address next to the one that I wanted. I will re-send the pictures.
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Old 12-19-2011, 08:16 AM
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That's a great set of pictures, Rich!

Appreciate the effort - they'll be a great reference source as the hostilities continue!

There's still a few cars to be immortalised?

Just a personal thought - does anyone else think a few of the GT cars are looking a bit 'slammed'? (wheels really buried in fenders). Just a bit worried about going down a slippery slope, if you know what I mean....

Cheers, Tony.
I do - especially mine! I got beat by a bunch of lowriders last year so decided to join them this year.....

I understand your point but am not sure how to regulate it. The good news is they can't get much lower.....

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Old 12-19-2011, 08:33 AM
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I agree, some of the cars look slammed. No way these cars could actually function if they were scaled up to full size. Also, tire sidewalls look too low-profile on many cars. It is easy to build a slot car lower than would be realistic, given the available tires, which were made for Prototype, Group C, and later-era GT cars.

I don't know of any good way to regulate body height, beyond requiring the roof or cowl be at scale height. The only way I can think to do this is by developing a long list of roof/hood/cowl heights and require people to build the cars to them (with allowance for real-world lowering). Lots of research for the rule writers, and probably beyond the skill level of some of our entrants.

Driver height is not anything I ever thought would require regulation, but then I never believed the one-piece vac formed interior-drivers should be used anyway. But they are, and this is the result.

If people want to tighten up visual appearance rules for next year, I'm on board.

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Old 12-19-2011, 09:09 AM
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I agree, some of the cars look slammed. No way these cars could actually function if they were scaled up to full size. Also, tire sidewalls look too low-profile on many cars. It is easy to build a slot car lower than would be realistic, given the available tires, which were made for Prototype, Group C, and later-era GT cars.

I don't know of any good way to regulate body height, beyond requiring the roof or cowl be at scale height. The only way I can think to do this is by developing a long list of roof/hood/cowl heights and require people to build the cars to them (with allowance for real-world lowering). Lots of research for the rule writers, and probably beyond the skill level of some of our entrants.
You could require, at minimum, the whole wheel/rim to be visible from a side view... And perhaps ban anything bigger than 15s...
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Old 12-19-2011, 09:18 AM
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You could require, at minimum, the whole wheel/rim to be visible from a side view...
This could work if we require uncut wheel arches. Worth investigating.
Does this race allow 17mm wheels?

I hope cars 7A and 7B get some stick-on or decal letters. Otherwise I can see some confusion, especially since the name of the entrant is different from the SCI-name.

7A is Priest aka Haystack, Porsche 911

7B is Boulais aka Double B, Alfa GTAM

This only took me 20 minutes to disentangle, given the photos are captioned 7A and 7B, but not corresponding to the car letter!
Slow day at work . . .

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Old 12-19-2011, 09:43 AM
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Another vote for "I don't know how to do it but I would like cars to look more real". I have tried to keep my cars looking as life-like as possible: that just happens to be my preference.
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Old 12-19-2011, 09:52 AM
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Another vote for "I don't know how to do it but I would like cars to look more real". I have tried to keep my cars looking as life-like as possible: that just happens to be my preference.
And that is appreciated. We all compete according to the same rules, but sometimes it feels like the cars should be separated into two divisions: "slammed" and "scale".

Now, back to "work". Xmas party at 1:00 . . .
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Old 12-19-2011, 09:57 AM
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This is a beauty. My vote for that perfect car where Adults Race Toy Cars For Bowling Trophies:


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He's leaning hard.
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