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ID:	74948 Going thru my decal box yesterday I realized I had these signs in there and perhaps others could/would want them to decorate their tracks. I will insert them i these posts, but can email an attachment to anybody that prefers that. I Most of you guys are better at this stuff than me, so downloading, sizing and copy is probably no big deal.
    These signs were in a NOS box of Aurora AJet fences.
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ID:	74952 These are the signs that came with the Monogram pit buildings
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    • #3
      You can copy these and put together as many as you want. Thought maybe some of you could use some of this Click image for larger version

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      • #4
        Good idea. I saved pic of the signs (bell helmets etc), printed a sample, and they look great. I like finding the older logo stuff. Thanks for the post and the pics!!!!

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        • #5
          These are cool - especially because they are of the era.

          Not just modern art of old logos, but stuff that was out there in the hobby back then.

          Can you take a shot of the left side of the grandstand art?

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            • #7
              Thank you!

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              • #8
                Great stuff, Matt. Thanks for sharing!
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                • #9
                  Paul and others, we still need to find a timing tower picture that can be printed and glued to styrene, foam board or Balsa to make a nice timing tower. I am thinking of something like the Monogram tower.

                  I guess I could take pictures of the one I built and they could be sized and printed. I have those Monogram pit buildings I made, too. I will be down at the slot car garage today, so I might take my camera with me. Sometimes I amaze myself.
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                  • Vintage 1/24
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                    Absolutely - take a pic of the actual Monogram pit buildings.

                    That is a plan.

                    You could get images of the real thing and wrestle with those, but a pic of the toy building fits very well in with the theme of the art you have posted here.

                • #10
                  Thanks for these. I did MODIFY the grandstand art and edit it so that it is continuous and tiling - that is you can lay them end to end it it will "match up".

                  It isn't the perfect grandstand, but like I said before:

                  "These are cool - especially because they are of the era. Not just modern art of old logos, but stuff that was out there in the hobby back then."

                  So these would work especially well for someone trying to create a VINTAGE slot car table atmosphere.

                  You could easily work on it further to clean it up but I thought it had an interesting vintage "warts and all" quality. Again, there are better super realistic grandstands out there, or that could be put together, but this is more the actual toy from the time.

                  The art is now 11" wide by 6" tall and at 300 pixels/inch.


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                  • mattb
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                    Great job. That grandstand came with a 1/24 model kit, drag car, I guess. There are 2 pieces that are side by side. I made several copies and pasted them on a poster board back drop. I used them for a photo background. They do represent the 60's kind of race scene. I like the kind of toy like quality it represents. I have a couple of the timing tower walls I made extra. I believe I could probably scan them. Maybe some of you guys can work with a scan to clean them up or add details or color.

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                    Very nice job..... thanks for sharing your work.

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                  Here's some info on the Timing Tower. I scanned two of the walls and have some measurements. Scans are not the best. but maybe one of you guys can download and clean them up and make a new scan. Maybe add some color and details. I can't do much. I tried to copy and re-size some decals this morning and after an hour so I gave up. I know some of you guys are on top of this computer design and art programs.
                  Here is a front and side wall scan. Actually all 4 walls are different, but the front wall works for 3 sides and the side wall with an upper door works on the right side. The walls are 5 1/4 tall and 4 1/4 wide. The roof is 5 inches square and the center peak is 1/2 inch tall. The steps are 1 1/8 wide. There are several sizes of Plastruct stairs and possible one of those sizes would be about right. One of you computer guys see what you can do with this. I can trace a wall with a pen and maybe have a better copy to work with.
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                  • #12
                    It is a fun thing to pursue - fooling with the computer graphics is another element to the hobby.

                    Definitely take note of this site as they are offering really interesting items with just this kind of 2D to 3D construction:

                    http://www.magneticracing.com/index.html

                    I think they use laser cut material?

                    You could buy from them, or use them as a solid take-off point or point of inspiration - to build your own constructions!
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                    • #13
                      Like this one – In addition to this they offer many more pieces.

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                      • #14
                        Great
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