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DaleJrFan95's Showroom

Discussion in 'Showroom' started by DaleJrFan95, Sep 23, 2016.

  1. DaleJrFan95

    DaleJrFan95 Hot Pass Member

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    Caught the GN55 bug again, and this time, I'm thinking about making a few mips to make the cockpit look a little more like a production model. I'm looking at modeling a dash off of the 1956 Dodge, since the gauges are pretty close to the current default cockpit.

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  2. Jebrown

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    That's be a awesome dash to have in the game. My vote is "go for it!"
     
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  3. DaleJrFan95

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    I'd be happy to do it, except my Winmip has decided to be garbage and not convert anything. Been sitting here for an hour trying to get the first thing changed to a mip, and it refuses to convert it.
     
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    There is always mipexplorer_2003
     
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  5. DaleJrFan95

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    Ah! I just downloaded that and I'll definitely check it out tomorrow. You the man!

    Hopefully it'll make the job of updating the dash a bit easier. I've been searching across online for some gauges that would work well for the new dash, and I've found a few.

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  6. martinrace

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    There also SimEd
     
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    Looks great, demanding task you've got there to model such a dash! I agree, go for it!
    You probably don't know this site: https://www.textures.com/?&secure=login
    not Nascar specific, but they have tons of free textures (free up to a certain size) which might be helpful. In "Manmade" are plenty gauge like pictures.
     
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  8. DaleJrFan95

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    After yet another hour of being frustrated by the inability of my computer to make a damn mip, I'm deciding to not do the dash. Sorry guys. Blame the PC.
     
  9. DaleJrFan95

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    Ran a short race today with what I have so far of the Grand American set. Take a look!

     
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    Sorry for your PC. The movie is great and they look already fantastic. Good stuff. btw, check out your oil temp! ;)
     
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    Wow! Small world! I've been following your YouTube for a while coincidentally.
     
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  12. DaleJrFan95

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    Well, got three more cars done for the Grand American set. We're slowly getting there!

    EDIT: Make that four!

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  13. DaleJrFan95

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    Few more shots. I added the Firebird version of Tiny Lund's car, since he and Buck Baker drove the Camaro and Firebird interchangeably throughout the Grand American Division's lifespan.

    Need to rework the ratings for this set still. Seems that no matter what I do, one car is able to drive away from the field.

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    Good stuff, they're looking great! Fine thing you're looking for the driver ratings. I just have noted huge differences between all my cts mods due to the ratings... looking forward to yours, gonna be cool! :)
     
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    Two more cars done tonight, variants of a single car that is a famous entry, perhaps the most famous part of this series' brief history.

    In 1971, NASCAR was having an issue with declining car counts due to matters beyond their control (Brands yanking factory support, gas crisis, etc). So they decided to bulk up Grand National car entries by allowing the Grand American Series to compete against the top league. There was a hitch though; if a Grand American car won, it would only count for that series. It wouldn't be registered as a Grand National/Cup win. No exceptions. Same went for if a Cup driver elected to run a Grand American vehicle.

    For the Bowman Gray race, Bobby Allison decided to run a GA Mustang at the track, later citing that the lighter weight in the car would make it more effective on the track. His suspicions turned out to be right, and he would go on to win the race after a battle with Richard Petty. After the race, the King would go on a rant, stating he didn't think the Grand American cars should be able to compete against Grand National cars. With the earlier rule in effect, Allison's win did not go towards his win count for Grand National, something he was unaware of until a few weeks after the race. To this day, he has been petitioning NASCAR to allow the win to be added to his wins, which would move him one spot up on the all-time wins list, above later-career rival Darrell Waltrip. NASCAR has refused to do so, although they retrospectively did the opposite for fallen driver Tiny Lund.

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    Nice just one question. What's that track?
     
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  17. DaleJrFan95

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    Bowman-Gray PWF
     
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    Love this stuff man. Good work!
     
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  19. DaleJrFan95

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    Thanks man :)

    Quick question, would anyone like me to include a schedule with this carset when it's done? There's a few tracks missing that were raced in real life, but enough of them are there that I could substitute what's missing.
     
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    Little teaser of something I started throwing together tonight while taking a break from the GA set. @Highbank should enjoy this ;)

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