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Old 11-02-2012, 08:17 AM   #3346
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The funniest part about this driver head discussion (and ya, I saw your post Myron, ha!) is that I swiped that Rugrat baby ("Tommy" is his name) from my daughter so that I'd have something down at the Southern Nationals to be legal. Our track doesn't require driver figures. He has now been returned safe and sound to her but with a diaper load due to my way of racing, LOL!

I 100% get the scale driver thing. But, my goal in this case wasn't to be scale, I just wanted to have a driver that fit the rules. And, I wanted something funny and memorable. There are some GREAT heads out there if you just look. Kid's shampoo bottles are an excellent source too (See Scooby Doo). I flew RC airplanes for years before getting into racing, so I've been collecting pilot heads for a long time. But, most that I have are too big for cars. Tommy was just the right scale.

The best head I've ever gotten (wait, that sounds bad!) was this Extreme Pilot figure from Sullivan Products which has been in a Slash we have for about 4 years. I get so many comments on him, because he's absolutely perfect in that truck! The scale is off for VTA or I would be using one like it in my car now. Unfortunately, they aren't made anymore, but you can still find them at some hobby shops.
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:56 AM   #3347
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HEY!!!! I printed a picture of Mark Donahue, glued it to a Qtip stick and put it in my VTA Camaro and haven't lost a race since !!!!!!!
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Alil somthing newe for vta for a good friend of mine

and yes that is yoshie as the driver
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:47 PM   #3349
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gitting ready for the next race for my buddy greg gorman
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and this one is for me me me
yes its all paint just not the lil stickers
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:10 PM   #3351
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I thought I would try the McAllister Mustang body. It didn't tun out too bad. It is all paint.
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:20 PM   #3352
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I thought I would try the McAllister Mustang body. It didn't tun out too bad. It is all paint.
Very cool interior driver/cockpit set. Who makes that set?
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:33 PM   #3353
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Have any of you guys seen the Pro-Line Pro-Driver SC Clear Interior Set? Part No. PRO3347-00.
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:34 PM   #3354
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Very cool interior driver/cockpit set. Who makes that set?
I'm not sure who makes it. I found it on ebay for about $15 but it was originally for a right hand drive interior. I just cut out the part I used.
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:47 PM   #3355
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HEY!!!! I printed a picture of Mark Donahue, glued it to a Qtip stick and put it in my VTA Camaro and haven't lost a race since !!!!!!!
Oh geez I just had the best idea. All I need is a Lemieux bobble head.
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Old 11-03-2012, 02:41 PM   #3356
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Thought id post these of my finished vta.





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Old 11-03-2012, 02:49 PM   #3357
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We had a concourse contest last night and had a great turn out. Had to put a new spin on my Mountain Dew body.












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Here are a few cars that I did masks and numbers for. The Mello Yello, the "Flag" car



The Black Mustang is all paint masks from me.



The Black Camaro an Blue Camaro both had stickers from me.
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Old 11-03-2012, 05:30 PM   #3358
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I like the #48 . I've got the #42 version
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Old 11-03-2012, 05:31 PM   #3359
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OK, so since I had to give my Rug Rats driver back to my daughter, I swiped this gem out of the Halloween stuff. Mounted it on a body post with a little goo and a screw down from the top also. Its mounted firmly.

I guess he's "scale" if you allow dead drivers. The orange eyes I used a paper punch on some neon orange sticker sheet to make the dots.

Ran him last night in the orange 69 Camaro at Indy RC Raceway. We had a great turnout of VTA!

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Old 11-03-2012, 05:34 PM   #3360
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Thought id post these of my finished vta.

Looks awesome, but curious why you didn't use the alternaive grill/headlights, especially as the car you're modelling it off has the different set up. (I'm doing up a 69 now and deciding whether to use them or not.....)
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