Robotech VF-1S Pinewood Derby Car

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Project by SpeedBuggy posted 1426 days ago 3133 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For years I have seen some pinewood derby cars made as jets. I always wanted to make one with moving wings like the F-14 but I could not find decals. I remembered I had an old molde kit that never went together quite rite and the decals were never used. So I decided to build this.The Roy Folker VF-1S from Robotech/Macross. It has working gears so the wings open at the same time.The wheels are cut down pinecar tires coverd with aluminium tape.

-- Louis F. ( SpeedBuggy ) Reno NV

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Lewis Baumstark, Jr.

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#1 posted 1426 days ago

I don’t yet have kids, but your pinewood derby designs make me hope for a son just so we (err, I mean “he”) can be in scouts. :)

-- Every time I walk in my shop I thank my dad, my geometry teacher, and my drafting that order.

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#2 posted 1426 days ago

Louis, another great one! Looks real cool.
As for decals, There are numerous online resources you could try Fred Cady or Slixx decals.
I think those two are mostly for cars though, If you have a decent inkjet or laser jet printer you can purchase white or clear decal film and make your own for scale models.
I do this for my custom cars (nascar) It not hard to do and they work the same as regular model kit decals.
You cannot print white, so for white you have to use the white deacal film.
There is a printer called an alps printer that prints white but way too expensive…
Anyway hope this helps,Thanks for sharing and nice work.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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Greg Wurst

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#3 posted 1424 days ago

Sweet! I loved Robotech growing-up, and had several Macross models including Roy’s Valkyrie. Brings-back fond memories.

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#4 posted 1398 days ago

I am a mega Robotech Fan And I absolutely Love this Great Job!

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