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Baking in the oven

Discussion in 'Mods' started by themodsquad, Apr 3, 2017.

  1. DaveO

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    Looks like were in for a nice rainy summer evening tonight, so thought I would fire up excel, and start adding on to the American TA 2 Drivers roster, team names, and grab some nice images of all the cars in different views. Then also update our Aussie spreadsheet as well. It's about that time very soon. But have to put in some serious work first, and make sure I get all of them. Been thinking about following all of the tracks, but will see once I get digging more into research. Now to grab some coffee.

    Then within the next few days we will commence with the painting I think. :) Will be painting up two carsets for this mod. TA 2 American Series and also the Aussie TA 2 Series. :)
     
  2. DaveO

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    I don't think I've ever had this much fun the last few days doing research for any mod I've ever made. I've enjoyed researching and finding images of each cars paints in different views. Reading more about each driver. Some of the cars were rather hard to find pics for in all 4 views. So I reached out to several of the drivers, and the all have responded back to me postively, with wanting to help with providing pictures. I almost fell out of my chair when each driver I had contacted said yes they would In fact one of the drivers I just talked to was telling me he would get me pictures tomorrow right from the track! :) Having a blast with this. :)

    Anyhow, I've been talking to a few fellas, and I think at first we may release the mod privately for it to run in a league series first, to make sure we get all the kinks are out of the mod, plus a few select real life drivers would like the chance to race/test it out also. :) Then while this is happening we might add on more paints, if some of the paint schemes change during the final portion of the season. Not sure about that, depends on how much painting I plan on doing myself. I still need to also contact some Aussie drivers, and see if they might be as interested as there American counterparts.
     
  3. DaveO

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    Did some more tweaking.

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  4. DaveO

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    After chatting with Blaxman, decided to revamp the cockpits of all Trans Am mod's so each one had it's own working digitach gauge. Doing something like this takes a ton of work in any sim to get working correctly. Basically the same cockpit in all 3 models just different Digitach gauges. Basically the mod is about 90 percent done, just decided to change several things up. :) To make it one kick a$$ mod. :)

    Here's one that I'm rather proud of, that I got the digtach working the other night. test3.jpg
     
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  5. J.R. Franklin

    J.R. Franklin Hot Pass Member

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    That's beautiful work, Dave.
     
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  6. DaveO

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    Thank you J.R. means a lot coming from you sir. :)
     
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  7. DaveO

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    @J.R. Franklin that one mod that you and Mike helped build a couple of years ago, it will be coming your way next year. Yes, that means NR2003. LOL Now don't give it away. I have this gut feeling you guys can figure it out, without typing a thing. :) It's something, that just needs to be done imho.
     
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  8. Bergie

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    Hummm
     
  9. Rogue

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    I think I know.....lol.....Keeping mouth closed as well...and J.R will be pleased.
     
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  10. DaveO

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    JopaJoe is onboard for helping to do painting next year on this mod, of the one I just mentioned for nr2003. And I'll reach out to Mike E, when the time comes. I would like to keep it to just Mike E, (Mike was the original painter for Heat) and JopaJoe. I've recently have gotten burned by one painter recently this past summer, and I really don't wanna go down that road again, so I would really just like to keep it simple and light when the time comes.

    Thanks guys!
     
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  11. DaleJrFan95

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    The suspense is killing me!

    Fantastic work so far. Need to spend some more time with HEAT honestly. Although I'm guilty of pumping some serious hours into the redux HEAT 2 on PS4 lately.
     
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  12. DaveO

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    [​IMG]
     
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  13. Rogue

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    Very sharp Dave.
     
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  14. J.R. Franklin

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    Very nice!
     
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  15. DaveO

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    Here's the last models, cockpit, which will be completed this weekend. I took the last couple of weeks off, been doing a bit of traveling, and just enjoying life in general. :) Will probably release this to more folks privately towards years end. Not sure if this will be a public mod or not.

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  16. DaveO

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    We've been taking our time, detailing this mod's cockpits a few times. The digitachs are spot on. This mod is becoming more a labor of love as time goes on, with no dead lines, or anything. We keep improving as time goes on. With this happening, I've also started doing some more track work. I noticed it's been ages since I've talked about that too! [​IMG]:) We will be showing more posts and threads about what's happening in the inner workings at TMS going into the fall and winter months. [​IMG]

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