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Old 12-05-2009, 09:02 PM   #21
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Wife is still ticked off about the mess I'm making. This is part one of the mock up. After I build some tall obstacles everything will be sealed and painted to look fairly realistic. I even have some little trees and bushes.

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Old 12-06-2009, 09:03 AM   #22
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I even have some little trees and bushes.
Thats what she said.
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Old 12-06-2009, 11:04 AM   #23
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I'm liking the looks of this... Once i get a micro, gonna have to piss off my roomate and build a course!
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Old 12-06-2009, 12:44 PM   #24
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Added a teeter-totter to mine



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Old 12-06-2009, 01:12 PM   #25
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Dayum Alpha Male, that is SICK!!!!
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Old 12-06-2009, 01:24 PM   #26
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Heres ours









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Old 12-06-2009, 03:28 PM   #27
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Here's my real rock section

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61lL4L3CJng
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Old 12-06-2009, 03:45 PM   #28
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Wow dude looks freaking awesome.
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Old 12-07-2009, 10:13 AM   #29
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here's mine
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Old 12-07-2009, 08:43 PM   #30
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I've been working on the course some more lately and this is where I am. It still has a long way to go before it looks like a landscape, but I'm having fun trying different things.

So far, I've used sheet Styrofoam, Styrofoam blocks (went dumpster diving ), wire screen and paper mache. In the middle there will be a stream with clear polyurethane and several bridges and rock crossings using small 'logs' and real rocks.









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Old 12-07-2009, 09:07 PM   #31
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i have got to get one of these so i can build me a small course. these all look sick.
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Old 12-07-2009, 09:08 PM   #32
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WOW

Thats gona be fun as hell!
Cant wait to see it done!
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Old 12-07-2009, 09:37 PM   #33
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So far, I've used sheet Styrofoam, Styrofoam blocks (went dumpster diving ), wire screen and paper mache.
You're going to have to keep us posted on how those different materials wear under the Micro Tires...what holds up, what doesn't, what you're using as a sealant, &c. (I'm particularly curious about the paper mache.)


These are all great...good job, gentleman.
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Old 12-08-2009, 07:05 PM   #34
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After starting the framework for another ridgeline at the far end of the course, I used a can of expanding foam in several places, which I will paint later with brush and acrylic paints. I also sprayed stone fleck paint on some of the larger 'rock' sections to see how the texture will look. Some of the paper mache folds will probably show, but I can glue in some 'shrubs' to cover any bad areas. I put a single tree in just because I couldn't wait.

Coffee grounds (unused) were put down for soil after covering those areas with a water/glue mixture. The excess will be swept off when the glue is dry. Some other areas will get real sand applied in the same way.

Once everything is done, I will pour the clear polymer in the creek bed and place small pebbles before it dries. Hopefully, I will be able to stand the whole thing against the wall when it is completed.







The log bridge will attach here:

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Old 12-08-2009, 07:16 PM   #35
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where did you get the tree and do used coffee grounds work to? i dont want my tires to absorb to much caffene and stay up all night.
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where did you get the tree and do used coffee grounds work to? i dont want my tires to absorb to much caffene and stay up all night.
You're truck will sleep well as long as none of the coffee is injested. I guess if you took used coffee grounds and dried them out they would work fine. Wet, I don't know...

The tree came from the train section of a local hobby shop. Since there was so much green material on the branches, I thinned them a bit and will use the trimmings for shrubs/bushes.
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some pretty impressive courses.... puts my couch covered in pillows to shame
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Old 12-09-2009, 10:43 AM   #38
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Here's my little indoor crawling course, of course being down here in houston are winters aren't as harsh and don't last more than 30 days so not much reason to go to crazy with an indoor course. but it is nice on the rainey days.

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Old 12-09-2009, 08:12 PM   #39
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Got a little more done to mine...Added a waterfall Heres a short vid..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEWLyhfP8rs

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Old 12-09-2009, 09:18 PM   #40
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Got a little more done to mine...Added a waterfall Heres a shot vid..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEWLyhfP8rs
SWEET Vid Man!!

I'm diggin the Jeep bodies as well. Nice Job!!

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