[WIP] Bathurst 1985

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  1. SmellySkidmark

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    VH Commodore.
    "I want that one".

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  2. Mike Cantwell

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    Only a couple of screen shots....I have actually done a number of sponsor signs for the walls......Bathurst had so many sponsors lol.

    Another week I should have the walls and armco done.

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    More progress.......

    GTX Bend came up really well. Exit is much more narrow than now. :D

    The Dipper I have dropped about 50cm. I may drop it more yet.....see how it feels. Walls are 75% done....then the marshal barriers go up.

    Hardest part is getting Conrod Straight right....lots of 2 steps forward...1 back sort of thing. o_O

    Grass will be exactly the same as Gnoo Blas as the landscape it the same. Have a good aerial shot from 1983 so tree placements and buildings will be close as possible. Lots of introduced trees as well as the native gums. Should be fun :p:p

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    We're enjoying your creative rumminations Can't wait to run some laps on the finished product and scare myself s#^*less.
     
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    More updates....adjusted the dipper and now get air coming into it. Over 1 meter difference to the modern track.

    Added more walls and signs. Screen shots are from the replay....

    Will upload a new WIP video soon...

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  6. Mike Cantwell

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    Working through the sponsors. Hard to see all even on video, but should get 90% done.

    Here is a sample....about 1/2 way.....
     

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    Let us know which ones are causing grief and I'll see if I can find them... :)

    For starters, check out Autopics 1985 Bathurst pages:
    https://autopics.com.au/bathurst-1985/
    Heaps of quality pics that may help fill in the missing advertising?
     
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  9. Mike Cantwell

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    Hey everyone,
    Thanks for the tip and hunting :)
    We have some good progress. I have all the sponsors that I can find done....because some are so old, 75% had to be scratch made.

    The images are in T1 at this stage as there is some adjustments to do than I will use a better shader. There are a heap of new WIP and I will post in 3 lots of 9. This is a drive around the track, starting from Hell Corner. Not sure why it was called that....maybe, "Hell....here we go...."

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    Sooooo....a major stuff up. :(

    I was driving the Camaro around and it did not feel right going across the top of the mountain, particularly going into McPhillamy Park.

    I check other versions of Bathurst and it turns out my version is 3 meters too low across the top....:eek::mad:

    The whole section from coming out of BP Cutting and exiting The Dipper was wronng....so I am rebuilding that section. :p

    Hope it works out. Will update in a week lol :D:cool:
     
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    Glad you caught it. Too bad you have to spend time rebuilding it. Looking forward to more updates!
     
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    Mike love your dedication this will be a special track when complete
     
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    Feeling rather defeated.....now I know why I stopped doing this back near 10 years ago. I will press on...but this will take way longer than expected. :D

    I will update as I can. Also my wife is really struggling at the moment, so that is an issue as well. :(

    I started from scratch again today....:p
     
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    Take care Mike, pass on our best hopes to your wife. The track? The track will happen when it happens.
     
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    Hoping for the best for you and your wife.
     
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    Real life is important. We will wait and look forward to the result.
     
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    Best wishes to your wife both of you take care this is only a hobby after all ...
     
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    Best wishes to your wife, Mike.
     
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