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What other hobbies / activities are you into besides blasting around a virtual race track??

barryf1fan

Premium Member
Joined
May 4, 2020
Messages
103
Location
Oklahoma, USA
Full Name
Barry Cochrane
iRacing ID
441187
I used to race R/C cars pretty competitively, but with the stupid Chinese virus, well, that has pretty much come to a screeching halt.
Still have a bunch of onroad and offroad cars to race, but just nowhere close right now - and besides, now the sim-racing thing is kinda giving me the racing fix that R/C racing did.  Albeit different, it's a lot of fun.
I used to build models as a kid and blow them up with firecrackers or shoot them with guns... but I recently started "trying" to make some nice models.  Been back doing for almost two years now, and still learning as I go - mostly from forums or youtube vids.
Here's a few that I have completed, most of these were done during the "crisis". :D 

1/12 Tamiya Spain's No.1 Yamaha MotoGP bike


1/20 Tamiya Benetton B188 - took about two weeks to rattle can the colors on the body. :lol: 





1/24 Hasegawa Nissan R91CP



1/25 Revell Corvette C7.R



1/24 Hasegawa Toyota Tom's 88C



1/12 Tamiya Pramac Ducati GP4 MotoGP bike



1/12 Tamiya Ducati Panigale - tried to do the bike up like carbon fiber (came out ok...)



Just finished this one last week.
1/20 Tamiya Leyton House CG901B F1




Anyway, just whorin' out my other hobby. :lol: :lol: 
What do some of you guys do when you're not in the "seat".
 

thesavvyninja

Premium Member
Joined
May 19, 2020
Messages
16
Location
Crystal, MN USA
Full Name
Aaron Roufs
iRacing ID
167090
Hey All,


I do Ninja Warrior Competitions and such. The gym I attend here in Minnesota, the top female trainer(my trainer) and the head male trainer have both been on the show more than once. I applied 3 years ago, but have not applied since. I Will again in next couple years. Unfortunately with Covid, the gym has been open and closed lots. Hopefully after the new year things can get back to relative normal. Hence my username.
 

bonaduce

Premium Member
Joined
Mar 22, 2017
Messages
346
Location
USA
Full Name
Daniel Barnett
iRacing ID
213845
Nice work Barry. When not in the seat, I try to split my time. During warmer months I golf as much as possible and rebuild classic cars . colder times it's woodwork and working on the car. Current car in the garage is a 72 mgb giving to my son from my father.

Dan
 

Kemosobie03

Premium Member
Joined
Oct 2, 2019
Messages
36
Location
Coloma, MI
Full Name
Patrick Cowgill
iRacing ID
165519
I decided to pick up an old hobby, this was a 1969 Camaro that I started on over 10 years ago and then it sat in a box collecting dust. I finally finished it the other day. I'm currently working on a 1970 Dodge Charger which may take me a while because it is my first level 5 model kit.
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barryf1fan

Premium Member
Joined
May 4, 2020
Messages
103
Location
Oklahoma, USA
Full Name
Barry Cochrane
iRacing ID
441187
Hey Mark, that tank and figure are sweet!! Figures scare me - would probably end up zombie looking, instead of real life=like, 😂

I currently use a few different types of Alclad II clear coats. Really need to learn how to use real clear coats, though. They are much better and can be polished like you would a real car... Just more work as they are mixed with hardener (activator) and a thinner... someday I'll man up to try those.

Just finished this one last night. Kit was good but the decals on this kit were trash - super thin and tore sliding them off the backing paper.

 

Kemosobie03

Premium Member
Joined
Oct 2, 2019
Messages
36
Location
Coloma, MI
Full Name
Patrick Cowgill
iRacing ID
165519
I tried to clear my Charger that I am working on right now to get a mirror finish and I think I may have used the wrong type of clear coat. After I sprayed the clear, it looked like the color wasn't very thick in a few spots and the primer was peaking through. I used Duplicolor Perfect Match for the color, so I think maybe I should have used their Perfect Match Clear. I went ahead and ordered some so maybe the next model will turn out better
 

Gary Schilling

Organizer
Joined
Nov 29, 2017
Messages
827
Location
USA North Carolina Southport
Full Name
Gary W Schilling
iRacing ID
100437
I decided to pick up an old hobby, this was a 1969 Camaro that I started on over 10 years ago and then it sat in a box collecting dust. I finally finished it the other day. I'm currently working on a 1970 Dodge Charger which may take me a while because it is my first level 5 model kit.
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I painted a Chevy II model that exact same color :)
 

Kemosobie03

Premium Member
Joined
Oct 2, 2019
Messages
36
Location
Coloma, MI
Full Name
Patrick Cowgill
iRacing ID
165519
I wanted Snakeskin Green Pearl, but I also didn't want to pay almost $40 for a can of spray paint, so I went with that green cause it was only $10 lol
 
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