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by jmalsa
Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Our 2015 Lineup
Replies: 7
Views: 2347

Re: Our 2015 Lineup

So here are pics of the acrylic used and the bottle. As you can see from the label got it from Hobby Lobby. Did use the 40 percent off coupon for it. It does get quite warm/hot when curing.
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by jmalsa
Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:57 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Our 2015 Lineup
Replies: 7
Views: 2347

Our 2015 Lineup

Hey everybody so just thought I would share. It has been awhile that I was here. So below you will see our family lineup. So first up was my car. I was going for a three peat for design for Best non-scout car. I was beaten by an aircraft carrier which was too large to even race. (So new rules need t...
by jmalsa
Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:05 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Grand Prix-- Only one kid racing?
Replies: 6
Views: 2098

Re: Grand Prix-- Only one kid racing?

In our Pack we have conflicts also but I still let the boys build cars and I race them whether they are there or not. Some families end up popping in and out of our derby day seeing they have kids in sports and they play at different times. The ones that are not able to be there if they win an award...
by jmalsa
Tue Jan 28, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: How to Choose Best Looking?
Replies: 15
Views: 3600

Re: How to Choose Best Looking?

I have a design competition in our Derby. It really stimulates creativity. We have around 35 scouts and usually around 75-90 people attend. I have everyone and anyone vote. Scouts,siblings,adults,guests. We hold ours at the VFW and I even have the VFW members vote if they are around. I also have 5 c...
by jmalsa
Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:21 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Our 2014 cars
Replies: 7
Views: 3073

Our 2014 cars

So just thought I would share our cars and the few awards we came home with. Thanks to all who share on this site. As derby chair of our pack I do not have all the time to go all out to try to have the whole family win it all ( too busy on making the race day a success for all). Which I think is pro...
by jmalsa
Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: Wanted Super Track
Replies: 1
Views: 1393

Wanted Super Track

Anyone have a used Super Track they are looking to sell? We have one currently but I am looking to extend the length.
by jmalsa
Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:58 am
Forum: Space Derby
Topic: How our pack is doing it.
Replies: 0
Views: 3311

How our pack is doing it.

So now that a lot of us are done with pinewood we might be thinking about or getting ready for space derby. I have been meaning to post this for a year now but time just flew by. So I figured I would post this and maybe it will help out someone. I have been our derby chair for 4 years now. My oldest...
by jmalsa
Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Is this you???
Replies: 21
Views: 3822

Re: Is this you???

Don't judge a book (or a pinewood car) by its cover. Point taken. I also never said it had to look kid like to get an award. The best cars usually get the design award wether dad did it or the boy did it. As the derby chair and a very active leader in our Pack I also know what many of the boys are ...
by jmalsa
Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Is this you???
Replies: 21
Views: 3822

Re: Is this you???

Andy, Thanks for your post. I agree whole heartedly with you. I am our derby chair and you can definitely tell which cars the boys did and which ones the dads did (for design or speed). I even have an open adult division to try to entice dad to build his car and let the scout do as much of his as po...
by jmalsa
Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:53 am
Forum: Tracks
Topic: I cannot recommend SuperTrack
Replies: 10
Views: 7589

Re: I cannot recommend SuperTrack

Paul I am the derby chair for our Pack. This is the track they had when I took over. I have be running our derbies for 4 years now. Nice thing is that it is light and compact, easy to make longer if you wish by adding a couple of sections. I also was able to create a hill for it using PVC pipe and t...
by jmalsa
Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:19 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Our 2013 derby car photos
Replies: 8
Views: 3197

Re: Our 2013 derby car photos

All very nice. What wrap did you use for the princess wedding and what type of characters are they? Seth MaxV is correct on the body skin. We used princess Squinkies as our riders. Some were attached with glue dots but with the Squinkies being rubber a few did not want to stick so I trimmed down a ...
by jmalsa
Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Our 2013 derby car photos
Replies: 8
Views: 3197

Re: Our 2013 derby car photos

The bus was made out of craft foam. I made two foam parts. One top and one bottom. They were both hollowed out and there was a piece of balsa wood in between them. I even put seats and a steering wheel inside made out of balsa wood also. I then covered it with Modgepodge. The Modgepodge really added...
by jmalsa
Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:01 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Our 2013 derby car photos
Replies: 8
Views: 3197

Our 2013 derby car photos

So I just thought I would share our family pics this year. No top speed awards this year. My oldest son Joey who is a Webelos 2 got a third is his den. He does have a previous 1st in Pack. His den also won the fastest den award which was great seeing it was their last derby as scouts. My other son Z...
by jmalsa
Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:25 am
Forum: Space Derby
Topic: Kit manufacturer
Replies: 0
Views: 1938

Kit manufacturer

Anyone know who makes the Space Derby kits for the BSA? I might need some extra propeller parts but not the prop itself.
by jmalsa
Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:21 am
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: Space Derby Carriers Wanted
Replies: 0
Views: 1540

Space Derby Carriers Wanted

Anybody getting away from space derby or just have old or extra carriers they would like to get rid of? Give away or sell at a low price.
We are looking for more but trying to keep our budget costs down.
We hang more on the line so we do not have to send them back each time. Saves on time.