Heavy/Scratch: My First Pinewood Derby Car

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  1. RubberChicken

    RubberChicken Well-Known Member

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    So my kid's cub scout pack decided to have a parent's division this year and I thought I'd give it a whirl. I decided I needed a Transformers theme, and I got a little ambitious.

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    I patterned him after Windcharger since his transformation scheme is the most basic and I had one to use as a model. He's not perfect, but I'm pretty pleased with how he turned out. He can't stand as his knees are incredibly loose and he's back heavy. I also didn't get him quite lined up when I assembled him, and never figured out how to keep the nails I used for the knee joints from sliding out.

    I also had to rush to finish him in time for the race, so the paint isn't very clean (or finished), but I hope to correct that and give him a nice finish in the near future.
     

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  2. Tekkaman Blade

    Tekkaman Blade Professor of Animation

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    While the transformation is nice, with pine wood derby cars, speed, and weight are the key things. I remember when this kid with the wost looking car kept winning because his was just streamline enough and weighed the highest amount allowable. While the kid who made this really nice looking Batmobile kept losing.
     
  3. rxlthunder

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    Very cool.
     
  4. RubberChicken

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    Yeah, I threw speed and weight out the window. The car weighed 3 oz. (max is 5). I wasn't going to be winning any races. In fact, I was just pleased it was able to make it to the end of the track.

    Remember boys and girls...it's not about who wins or loses. It's about having the coolest toys.
     
  5. Dinodigger97

    Dinodigger97 germinates within you.

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    That's awesome!!
     
  6. optronix72

    optronix72 Autobot

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    Great job! Very imaginitive!
     
  7. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    That is wonderful!
     
  8. Dinodigger97

    Dinodigger97 germinates within you.

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    EDIT: Darn it......too long.:(  But yeah......awesome quote.
     
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  9. Ranger Silver 6

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    One of my last derby cars was based on Armada Prime. It was the boxiest ones out there, and it got 2nd.
     
  10. Optimus1138

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    Nice! The first thing I thought when I saw the thumbnail was Windcharger. I made a few pinewood derby cars with church groups and Cub Scouts when I was younger. They never did all that well, and I was a pretty sour loser, but I liked making them.
     
  11. megatronski

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    Awesome! Never seen a Transforming Derby Car before!
     
  12. Wikkid

    Wikkid Semi-retired customizer

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    That's how to make derby cars twice as fun. Great idea.

    Now build a mouse trap powered Brawn.
     
  13. rattraprules98

    rattraprules98 AKA Chr0nus

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    You just raped my childhood by making my old one look like a POS... It looks good... really good...
     
  14. TrueNomadSkies

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    Yeah, I knew it was Windcharger immediately too, so... :) :) 
     
  15. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Yep, this is totally fun! If Windcharger doesn't win the race, just have him beat up the rest of the cars :) 
     
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    Cool I always liked Windcharger. He was my first transformer.(Not to hijack your post, Just wanted to share the pinewood love.)I made a Prime PWD Car. [​IMG]
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  17. lastczarnian

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    I had a wooden car, with wooden wheels and a wooden engine...

    it wooden go....





    *tumbleweed*
     

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