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    GPR Concours!
    These scores are far from "scientific measurement", but they are our best estimate of how cars rate according to our scoring system. As most of you have probably forgotten, the scoring is broken down into three categories, with a perfect score being 100.
    Categories are: Overall Craftsmanship (impression, look, neatness, mastery of material); Fidelity to Prototype (Dimensions, closeness to 1/32 scale, and accuracy or plausibility of paint/decals/markings, with no points lost for "fantasy liveries"); and Included Details (interior, driver, grilles, exhaust systems, etc). Each category is further broken down, so there are 15 areas, with no specific area exceeding 10 points in value.

    The guys listed below took the trouble to paint and detail their own cars, and so they deserve recognition. I have scored factory finished cars, but they will not be reported here, right now, and will not be eligible for the same range of prizes as the builder-finished cars.

    The highest scoring car is listed first. Hands down by subjective as well as objective measure:

    Corvette L88 JTPrevia Red/White/Blue ESSEX 92 points.
    A high quality model, well researched, accurately built, and finely crafted. Congratulations to Jim Trudeau, whom we know as JTPrevia. He even enclosed a pamphlet he wrote, designed, and produced, telling about the model's historical roots, and how he built it. Bravo!

    A close second is:
    Porsche 908 Milo Bluetoes 88 points.
    A very appealing car, with many, many accurate details, shapes, and colors. You can tell that Milo really likes this era of car. It has a presence. Great work, Mr. Bluetoes.

    Slightly behind, slightly less exalted, a little out of scale (!) but a very nicely done car, with a great spirit to drive as well, in third place:
    Porsche 908/3 Reckless Racer 83 points.

    Fourth, the driving favorite of many, a little rough in finish, but very well done in many aspects:
    Cobra Roadster Gascarnut 82 points

    Fifth (tie):
    Porsche 917K Terry Noe 80 points (prize waived), and
    Lola T70 Spyder Gascarnut 80 points

    Sixth:
    Ferrari 512S Spyder R. Livingston 79 points (I waive all claims to Concours prizes, as I was a judge!)

    Seventh:
    Porsche 911 Attic Racer 78 pts.

    Eighth:
    Porsche 911 Dave K 73 points (prize waived)

    Ninth:
    Ferrari 612P Spyder Phil Kalbfell 71 points

    Tenth (tie):
    Ferrari 330 P4 Coupe Nick 49 70 pts., and
    Capri RS Turbo Reckless Racer 70 pts.

    AND SO ON:
    Toyota LB Turbo R. Livingston 68 pts. (more prize waiving by me)
    Porsche 911 Dr Vanski 67 pts.
    Cobra Roadster Austin 65
    Capri RS Turbo Pete N95 64
    Ferrari 330P4 Coupe Pete N95 63
    Ferrari 312P Coupe BeeJay 61
    Porsche 936 Dr Vanski 59
    Ferrari 330 P4 Spyder abie 321 58
    Porsche 908 Triggerhappy 54
    Jaguar XK-E Coupe abie 321 52
    Chaparral 2D Austin 46
    Capri RS Turbo Smokeio 30
    Greenwood Corvette Spirit Racer 26

    Again, great work by all you guys, I was very happy and honored to have so many works of creativity right here in my basement.

    Judging by RL and Bart Brn.
    Last edited by Robert Livingston; 12-31-2006, 09:32 PM. Reason: added Attic Racer

  • #2
    Congrats JT and Milo and Reckless! All have super looking cars.

    And I waive my prize so someone else can have it. Thanks to everyone who entered the race!

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    • #3
      I just finished watching my Christmas gift DVD of "Grand Prix" and figured I'd check one more time if those Concours results were in. Guess what, the American won this too! Woohoo (sp?)!

      When I saw the liquid-deep paint and custom chassis on Milo's car, I thought it would be close and Eric (Reckless) has a great two-car team (did he get points for turbo-burp?).

      Congrats and thank you again to the organizers (Robert, Dave, Van and Bart I think) and judges who seem to have a never-ending list of tasks to finish! How they fit this in during the holidays I can't imagine.

      JT

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      • #4
        Congratulations JT! With the amount of work you put into your car and presentation I figured you should win. I did not expect the results to be so close, but it is nice to be recognized. Congratulations are in order for Reckless as well, your car looks darn good on the poster.
        Thanks Bart and Robert, I do indeed love this era of racing.



        Last edited by bluetoes591; 12-31-2006, 03:16 PM.

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        • #5
          Milo - thanks for the ! Will you disclose what color and manufacturer that lucious yellow/apricot finish is? Is it Futured or clear (spray) coated? Thanks,

          JT

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          • #6
            Congratulations guys. The good news, besides your hard work being recognized, is the cars escaped ENYR and our driving unscathed and beautiful as ever (I think). Cudos.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by JT Previa View Post
              Milo - thanks for the ! Will you disclose what color and manufacturer that lucious yellow/apricot finish is? Is it Futured or clear (spray) coated? Thanks,

              JT
              The car is Tamiya Camel Yellow TS-34 and Tamiya Blue TS-15 over white Tamiya Primer. Revell-Monogram decals with a couple of FLY decals mixed in, the number font being carefully chosen to match that used by the Porsche factory. It has two coats of Future brushed over the paint and decals.
              Last edited by bluetoes591; 12-31-2006, 05:14 PM. Reason: missed an "r"

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              • #8
                Gpr 2007

                Nice work guys. Fantastic looking cars.
                I can't wait to see the cars in person during race #2.

                If the Concours prizes extend to fifth, then I waive my prize so someone else can have it.

                Terry

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                • #9
                  Congrats to JT, Bluetoes and Reckless - great cars all of you and a lot of work put in to them.

                  Fourth, the driving favorite of many, a little rough in finish, but very well done in many aspects: Cobra Roadster Gascarnut 82 points
                  Thanks for the unexpected honor of a 4th place!

                  You have no idea how much effort went into (unsuccessfully) trying to eliminate the pinholes in that resin shell! I think that car had at least 5 different coats of paint and then finally I think 3 coats of Future and still the pinholes persisted, but by then I had run out of time and patience. But the sidepipes were fun and painting the Cobra badges by hand was more successful than I expected.

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                  • #10
                    Was the attic_racer Brumos 911 scored at all or was it too much of a clunker to post the results?

                    I'm just looking for feedback to use for GPR 2008

                    Cheers,
                    Greg

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                    • #11
                      I have it listed with a score of 78, not bad at all. Seventh place, if you did the decal work. It was classed as a "Factory Finish" by the, uh, other judge. Is it misclassified? Are those decals?

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                      • #12
                        Greg's entry - which has the distinction of being the very first GPR entry - is based on the same Fly Rally 911 that Dave Kennedy and I used.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Robert Livingston View Post
                          It was classed as a "Factory Finish" by the, uh, other judge.
                          It WAS, was it? That other judge is well-known as an idiot.

                          Actually, I think where this entry fell down a bit -- though 7th place is hardly anything to sneeze at in so large a field -- was in the detail trim painting, especially the black around the windows. Part of the judging dealt with both craftsmanship and paint, and though the Brumos car looked quite good overall, the detail suffered considerably. If this was NOT a factory finish and I thought it *was* (Robert, did I have this down as "FF"?), perhaps a re-evaluation is in order. Attic Racer's description of his entry (10/30/06) made it clear that this was a re-livery:

                          About the car:
                          Fly Racing 911R
                          Slot it running gear with Mercedes inserts and 24k boxer geared 9:26.
                          Front tires will be slot.it sipt-07 (currently Ninco 19x10)
                          Rear tires are locally made rubber based on Ninco 20x11
                          Decals are by Pattos.


                          But 10/30/06 was a long way in the past, and many vowels and consonants had flowed under the bridge of Now, on the chill December evening when Mein Host and I did the judging. Without referring to the entry blurb -- which we should have, I'm afraid -- IF I put down that this was a factory finish, it was because I knew the body was a Fly, and simple-mindedly made the assumption that this was the RSR out of the Fly Team 13 Brumos set.

                          Here are pix of the Attic Racer GPR entry and the Fly Brumos RSR (from Fly Team 13):





                          Quite obviously, not the same car, or even body, though both by Fly.

                          Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.

                          Robert, what think ye?

                          Bart

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by gascarnut View Post
                            You have no idea how much effort went into (unsuccessfully) trying to eliminate the pinholes in that resin shell!
                            Gascar --

                            Have you tried a mixture of thin cyanoacrylate (super glue) and baking soda? It's an amazing pinhole filler for resin. Once you get the pinholes squared away, shoot a cover (but not thick) coat of any old (DupliColor, Rustoleum, whatever) SANDABLE primer -- do NOT use "scratch-filling" primer or it'll absolutely bury detail like panel lines, scripts, and rivets. If it's a particularly "greasy" (resin is still tacky in places, even if it was molded ten years ago), try Kilz primer. Do the wet-sand/re-prime dance until the finish is to your satisfaction, THEN shoot the color. I've built a lot of resin 1/43d car kits, and this always works for me...

                            Bart

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by JT Previa View Post
                              When I saw the liquid-deep paint and custom chassis on Milo's car, I thought it would be close and Eric (Reckless) has a great two-car team (did he get points for turbo-burp?).
                              <p>
                              Congrats and thank you again to the organizers (Robert, Dave, Van and Bart I think) and judges who seem to have a never-ending list of tasks to finish! How they fit this in during the holidays I can't imagine. JT

                              JT --

                              Robert, Dave, and Van had long, tough jobs indeed, but *I* had to find Robert's house in the dark, with a set of instructions that would have landed me on the Arctic ice sheet -- or what's left of it -- if I'd followed them explicitly.

                              Let me just say that there was no question about the first-place Concours car -- your re-sculpting of the early Greenwood body was period-perfect and beautifully executed. The blending of the Essex Motorsport colors with the Dave Heinz "Stars 'N' Bars" kit decals, the detailing of the exhaust pipes, the 5-spoke modernized "Torq Thrusters", the fuel filler cap, a multitude of little details and the outstanding craftsmanship all around... well, you build the way I wish *I* could. As a static model, this would be a contest winner. That it also runs, and runs well, is a tribute to all your skills. Congrats, and keep 'em coming!

                              Bart

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