Now after I caught the bug and even built a few of my own cars for adult league racing we are now each making a new car. His for scouts and mine for my next months NPWDRL car. I routed the weight pockets ahead of time. He picked out the shape from looking at some cars on youtube. I free handed the design and let him transfer it to the blocks. After watching me shape mine on the belt sander we both did his. He held it while I guided his hands. This turned out better I thought then trying to do it with our scroll saw. We both sat and sanded ours together and I went over his a little more to get some of the bigger bumps out. I also left his a little thicker mainly for durability.
Mine will have the snake head and his he picked a Charizard painting from Google images.
Here is my first league car that I did. It ran in a no fender class called BASX.
Those are some really neat looking car designs the two of you are working on.
Keep posting photos as the cars progress & Congrats on the District Runner up.
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I used to work in a sign shop. I wish that I did Derby stuff back in the day. So many possibilities when you've got access to a vinyl plotter and printer.
ngyoung wrote:We finally got around to applying the design that we worked on. I used GIMP2.0 to put the design together and he told me what colors he wanted and approved the stuff I added like the windshield and racing stripe. I printed it out on label paper. He cut it out and applied it to his car. I trimmed it up with an exacto blade. I have a Co worker that was going to print the design on some vinyl but my son didn't want to wait. We may peel this one off and use the vinyl version if he ends up liking it more. The way the printer works may not show as much detail in the design and you can see the ink dots up close like a comic book. Mine I screwed up the paint job when I used testers enamel instead of lacquer and didn't have time to let it dry before mailing for proxy racing.