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Old 12-25-2009, 04:59 PM   #81
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I spent a little time this wonderful Christmas afternoon finishing up my cardboard micro crawler course. I have not decided if I will paint it and add accessories or just leave it raw as is. I am sure I will want to tweak it as time goes on. It is small but does have some challenging areas that will help me improve my crawler and crawling skills.

Hope you all enjoy!!

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Old 12-25-2009, 05:16 PM   #82
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I don't know if this counts, but its down the street from my house. Its rip rap and very high grip. Countless lines!!!

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Old 12-27-2009, 06:38 PM   #83
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Started the micro Mountain today



Used this stuff as a start to form the contours

Its super easy to work with....

Unfortunatlly when I was moving the piece into the house it erupted and a huge pyroclastic flow came sliding off of the board......
Back to stage 1
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Old 12-27-2009, 11:52 PM   #84
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here are some updates from post #46. i got the main course all painted with a stone paint. provides some decent grip and looks cool.





this is something ill be adding to as i go.
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Old 12-29-2009, 11:38 AM   #85
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Anybody ever make anything out of PVC pipe?
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Old 12-29-2009, 09:34 PM   #86
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Here's some shots from the Dog's MONSTER GARAGE Micro Crawler Course

A combination of expanded foam sections, real rock sections, a raised bench, all covered in grass carpet with trees




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Old 12-30-2009, 08:15 AM   #87
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you need to schedule an event sir!
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Old 12-30-2009, 08:21 AM   #88
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Great looking course Chuck. Though with how capable you have made your micro I imagine it fairly easy to drive with the mods?

Now stock... well there be some challenge there
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Old 12-30-2009, 12:19 PM   #89
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Here is a course we started this morning. It is drying right now. Then going to paint it more with some textured paint and add some details to it. Trees and more rocks. It is sitting on a piece of 4x4 blue styrofoam. The whole thing is really light so we can move it around easy and store it. We glued everything down with a hot glue gun. That way we can turn it sideways and carry it in the house. It is all, cardboard, great stuff spray foam, one losi rock course, and some small real rocks and some wood chips laying on the foam before it dried. I'll take more pics when it is finished.








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Old 12-30-2009, 12:42 PM   #90
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J/K Fun looking layout.
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Old 12-30-2009, 03:29 PM   #91
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lets see a 1/24 jack hammer trail or rubicon trail!
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Old 12-30-2009, 07:01 PM   #92
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you need to schedule an event sir!
We have crawling get-together every Saturday morning

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Great looking course Chuck. Though with how capable you have made your micro I imagine it fairly easy to drive with the mods?

Now stock... well there be some challenge there
There is enough challenge there even for my Comp, several of those sharp lips are a Mother to get over, the stockers are a little more limited, but not that much once you add some wheel weight....all of the real rock piles have multiple entry and exit angles as well so there is something available for every truck from complete stock clear up to my Comp
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Old 12-31-2009, 06:12 PM   #93
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we added a car crusher section last night, about seven car bodies in a row, similar to the Monster Truck shows....pics up later
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Old 01-01-2010, 04:54 PM   #94
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great courses Gives me some good ideas for mine. Maybe I should get the micro first-lol.

I made a fake foam rock last winter to crawl in the garage, I used great stuff and misc. junk. I found shaping the foam with a grinder works great, messy though. Takes the pile of dog poo-foam look away
The foam crumbled a bit though when you were trying to get traction, but that was with my Ax-10, a micro may be ok?
Any one having this problem with their micro course?

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Old 01-01-2010, 06:12 PM   #95
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The expanded foam hold up really well to the Micros.

When working with expanding foam you can always wait for it to skin over and then shape it with pressure ....be careful not to puncture the skin and get the wet stuff underneath on your skin or clothes (IT DOES NOT COME OFF!)
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Old 01-01-2010, 06:45 PM   #96
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The expanded foam hold up really well to the Micros.

When working with expanding foam you can always wait for it to skin over and then shape it with pressure ....be careful not to puncture the skin and get the wet stuff underneath on your skin or clothes (IT DOES NOT COME OFF!)
So true! I know from my own expeirience. I just used the grinder a few days later after it was fully cured, I also had a few "stacks" of the pink foam that I shaped with a grinder.
I would stay away from the white "cell" type foam- spray paint dissolves it and it is just too crumbly.
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Old 01-01-2010, 07:33 PM   #97
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Default box, foam, acrylic sealer, stone paint

Well after a week of drying, here's mine.
I needed a small track I could hide away so I saved my computer monitor box and cut up all the foam packaging and hot glued it to the box.
Then I covered it in 3 cans of spray foam.
I wasn't into the bubbly lava look of the cured foam so I covered it in acrylic roofing sealer paste (slightly flexible) to fill in the really bubbly areas.
Lastly I covered it with 2 cans of Rustoleum stone finish spray paint.
The side flaps are very steep and most challenging, especially to my scaler.
Maybe later I'll add some bushes and other scale details.
The track is very durable and fairly light, plus I can fold it for storage.
So if anyone got a new TV for the holidays, save that box, it's a track waiting to be discovered.
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Old 01-02-2010, 12:00 PM   #98
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Aren't you worried about snow melting into your electronics??
Waterproofing my friend ;) But also it is tightly packed in there, snow never even made it to the RX/ESC and the servo still works(not like I ever WP my servos anyway) and still conquering everything like it had never met snow. Nice looking courses everyone! As soon as camping season is back up at my campground that we go to..hello lotsa places

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Old 01-02-2010, 07:24 PM   #99
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Old 01-02-2010, 07:40 PM   #100
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I threw this together this afternoon. picked up two small pond sections, and some pavers from lowes. I am going to look for some more tomorrow at a different lowes, and I have some styrofoam eggs and balls to add, as well as some more river rocks.

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