[WIP] Bathurst 1985

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  1. Mike Cantwell

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    Hey everyone,

    I thought I would dig up an old project I have been putting off simply due to the size of it.

    Bathurst 1985 was the first year of Group A and the last year with Conrod without the stupid Chase.

    This will be a long term project. Updates as I get them done. I will be home for the foreseeable future looking after my wife so will make this time productive.

    Currently working with mesh and getting into RF2. The only thing 1985 has in common with the modern track is the road and terrain. All walls, fences and buildings are different apart from the off house or two.

    Mike



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  2. Obbzy_XR_

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    Cool Mike.
    looking forward to driving the '85 version.
    BTW the Chase didn't come in until 1987, after the tragic Mike Burgmann accident at the 1986 1000.
     
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  3. Mike Cantwell

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    Whoops...it was 87. FAI rules came in and no straight could be longer than 1300 meters.
     
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    Damn Mike, now you do Lidar scans through time? So stoked on this one, great news.

    Edit: Hope this means your wife is doing better and recovering.
     
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    Mike this is without a doubt the one track I would love to see in Rf2 !

    This will be amazing best of luck
     
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    Awesome Mike. Prayers for your wife.
     
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    I'm sure it will be as awesome as your other tracks. Hopefully almost as awesome as your wife's health.
     
  8. Mike Cantwell

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    Well we are in game. Rough and rugged but working.

    Next steps will be textures for the road, massage the terrain and get it looking a bit OK.

    Then comes the long process of doing the walls and fences. There is nothing in the modern version I can use, so bit by bit we go....

    Here is a preview video....

     
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    Love the "behind the scenes" view, Mike. Much fun to drive it with you. Be well, safe and happy
     
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    Yay!! Thanks to Coutie and Jka for the tip on getting the fences and walls to surface.

    Staring to populate the walls, armco and barbed wire fences around the track.

    Should see some progress quickly. Once I have the walls done I can do the AIW file (hard now as I fall off into the abyss. :p:D )

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    Its coming together very nicely.
     
  12. Mike Cantwell

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    A new video, WIP 02 for the 1985 Mount Panorama Bathurst track.

    Coming along well......a long way to go.....

     
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    Barbed wire fences...Oh, boy...
     
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    Can not wait for this one Mike it will be a classic I know :)
     
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    .....and this is the disheartening part. Hours of work and what seems little progress...

    The walls are almost done and the armco as well. I have been here before....looking at these screen shots and thinking..."what has been done??" A fair bit...but can not really be seen thus far.

    More updates in a few days.


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    Awesome work!
    I wanted to comment to on your original post - I like your comment about the "stupid chase" - it gave me a laugh. Everyone's got favorite years and layouts of tracks. Personally I don't mind the chase section, but I can definitely see the appeal of an older version without that portion.
    It should be good from some faster top speeds from the looks of it - I guess we'll find out when and if you release it.
    Great work anyway and all the best to your wife.
     
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    Mike that’s looking great excellent work. I am keen to see how you model the dick Johnson rock given it’s an old version of the track it will need to roll onto the track when a blue xd falcon approaches :) joking of course hope all goes well with track and your wife
     
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  18. Mike Cantwell

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    You mean this Falcon?

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  19. bears

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    Exactly :)

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    Needs some playmates of course ;-) Might drop you a PM sometime if you are interested these are strictly personal use I have so many borrowed parts in them and the models are a bit rough unfortunately ...
     
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    oooh, Murray Carter. Nice. :)
     
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