|The track base is
made from 3 mm thick plywood. For the ribs, 2 mm thick cardboard was
This construction is necessary because the tracks are given a slope in
|The rib construction
is completed with the outer edges put in place. Also notice the wooden
frame around the base put for test-fitting.
|The top was covered
with 2 mm thick cardboard and automotive polyester putty was applied to
make a rough platform that would be covered with grass. To prevent the
putty color to be accidentally visible through the soil and grass, it
painted dark brown. The track is painted to a mixture of light gray and
|Real soil is applied
first, using regularwhite glue. Grass was made by cutting the
of a light green brush and mixing it with dried and ground mint leaves.
This mixture was also applied on the soil using the same glue. Then the
tire traces were made on the track by actually rubbing a "trash" model
car numerous times. Two different traces of skids were also made, that
had ended in the close grass outside the curve.
|Here you see the
end of the skid traces that ruined the grass, scraping it off together
with some soil as well.
|The marker cones
were made by forming from lead sheet. I used lead because it is soft
can absorb corrections to be made after bending. Then they were painted
fluorescent orange. Later, they were applied "FRAM" writings with dry
|The camera of the
cameraman was made from the parts box: A carb, a wheel retainer and a
came together to form a camera. On the right, it is painted. The glass
imitation on the lens was made by painting black glass paint on the
of the mirror.
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|The cameraman was
made from Fujimi's mechanics figures. Three figures gave different
The upper body, the lower body and the arms were of different figures.
Still, the arms had to be cut to give the proper positions. This is
the left arm with the camera.
|The cameraman is
finished and painted, ready to take his camera in hand. I cannot give a
reason to the shining of the trousers under the lighting. Not only were
they painyed matt, but also treated rubbing with tissue paper just
drying,to depict a worn jean.
|The cameraman is
|The border tires
were from my parts box as well. For realistic looks, the insides were
with Dremel moto-tool. The tires were then painted white and the tires
cut in half to look like being buried in the ground.