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PostSubject: Dick Dastardly.....   Wed 06 Jul 2016, 4:33 pm

For a number of years before escale closed, during the month of December, I ran what I called the 'The Dick Dastardly Challenge', a little competition  based on the cartoon series 'Wacky Races'

For those of you not old enough to remember this cartoon series, check out this link:

http://www.dan-dare.org/Dan%20FRD/WackyRacesCarsAndDrivers.htm

The idea is to let your inner child out and build your own Wacky Racer.



The rules are simple.

1. No new kits are allowed. Only failed kits and parts box parts are allowed.
2. No after market parts are allowed.
3.Let your imagination run wild.
4.Weaponry is desirable but not essential.
5. Have fun.
6. Your Wacky Racer must bear a race number.

The competition will run from December 1st to 31st inclusive. Judging (by voting) will take place early January.

Judging will be based on how 'Wacky you racer is and not on build or paint quality.

So let me know if you think this is a flyer. If there is enough interest, I'll set it going Dec. 1st

In the meantime, here are some of my past entries to give you some ideas:








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PostSubject: Re: Dick Dastardly.....   Wed 06 Jul 2016, 5:48 pm

I think that would be great fun Al, and I might even have finished the Voyager by then 
Im in if/when you green light it.
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PostSubject: Re: Dick Dastardly.....   Wed 06 Jul 2016, 6:36 pm

I am in for this one!

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PostSubject: Re: Dick Dastardly.....   Wed 06 Jul 2016, 7:04 pm

Same here!
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PostSubject: Re: Dick Dastardly.....   Wed 06 Jul 2016, 7:19 pm

Count me in. Lord knows I have plenty of failed kits
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PostSubject: Re: Dick Dastardly.....   Wed 06 Jul 2016, 11:57 pm

im in if i can find something suitable in the bits box

was always a good laugh


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PostSubject: Re: Dick Dastardly.....   Thu 07 Jul 2016, 3:21 am

I'm in AL.

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PostSubject: Re: Dick Dastardly.....   Fri 15 Jul 2016, 10:54 pm

I built this about 8 years ago...
Something a little different now,elsewhere I took part in a Dick Dastardly challenge.The main components are a '67 Ford Mustang,P.B.Y.5A Catalina and a Walker Bulldog tank.Chuck in some plastic card,a few different colours and you get this... :D :D :D
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PostSubject: Re: Dick Dastardly.....   Sat 16 Jul 2016, 6:38 am

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PostSubject: Re: Dick Dastardly.....   Sun 17 Jul 2016, 7:34 pm

OK..... counting me that makes seven and it's a goer.

I'll post up a reminder at the beginning of November. In the meantime, get searching the parts box and thinking of ideas!!

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PostSubject: Re: Dick Dastardly.....   Sun 17 Jul 2016, 10:58 pm


Woo Hoo! Can't wait.

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PostSubject: Re: Dick Dastardly.....   Sun 17 Jul 2016, 11:25 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Dick Dastardly.....   Sun 17 Jul 2016, 11:53 pm

I would like to 'tentatively' throw my hat into the ring for this - I remember the Dick Dastardly Challenge from eScale and loving it and wanting to take part but not being able to 'justify' not working on the main project - but after this much time I figure giving myself a December to just mess around and have fun will be good therapy. I have enough stuff that qualifies and keeping it OO scrap B will help (honestly, I'm finding all the scratch building I've been doing to be somewhat exhausting).

One question; is adding stuff from toys and not necessarily scale models allowed? Or is that kind of stuff considered the same as aftermarket add ons?

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PostSubject: Re: Dick Dastardly.....   Mon 18 Jul 2016, 12:24 am

That's OK with me Kats as long as it is in the spirit of 'having to hand', and not bough it specially.

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PostSubject: Re: Dick Dastardly.....   Mon 18 Jul 2016, 12:57 am

That's always good fun although I didn't participate as much as I would have liked.
I wonder where my pics of Jacques went.
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PostSubject: Re: Dick Dastardly.....   Mon 18 Jul 2016, 1:53 am

Cyber graveyard Denis.

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PostSubject: Re: Dick Dastardly.....   Thu 27 Oct 2016, 10:38 am

OK guys this is a goer, so take this as a heads up that it will start in just over a month on December 1st.

Time to get your wacky thinking caps on!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Dick Dastardly.....   Thu 27 Oct 2016, 11:49 am


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PostSubject: Re: Dick Dastardly.....   Thu 27 Oct 2016, 12:03 pm

I LUV creativity! I was too old to enjoy the cartoons, but relish the spice of imagineering! HOT DOG!
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PostSubject: Re: Dick Dastardly.....   Fri 02 Dec 2016, 7:06 pm

Is this happening or not?

It's December 2nd
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PostSubject: Re: Dick Dastardly.....   Fri 02 Dec 2016, 7:32 pm

im afraid im out.........no bench to work at, no accessable stash or spares box..........need to make a new spray booth too

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PostSubject: Re: Dick Dastardly.....   Fri 02 Dec 2016, 8:39 pm

I have been wondering the same thing.

I am in.

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PostSubject: Re: Dick Dastardly.....   Fri 02 Dec 2016, 9:31 pm

Yes it is. Just been distracted with family issues is all.

Off to do it now.

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PostSubject: Re: Dick Dastardly.....   Fri 02 Dec 2016, 10:09 pm

Skid wrote:
Yes it is. Just been distracted with family issues is all.

Off to do it now.

I guess I better dig something out since I stirred the pot
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PostSubject: Re: Dick Dastardly.....   Mon 05 Dec 2016, 1:20 am

It is with great sadness that I must decline this round ... I went hunting for some of the boxed stash I thought I had and can't find it, lol. I thought for sure I had an old 1/24 AC Cobra and a Gundam robot that were parts-bound but all attempts to locate them has met with failure.
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