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Title: Highbank's Trans Am Series Car Sets
Post by: Highbank on 03/17/15, 09:50 AM
(http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss345/HighbankRacingDesigns/TransAmCarSets/th_43cars.jpg) (http://s590.photobucket.com/user/HighbankRacingDesigns/media/TransAmCarSets/43cars.jpg.html)

Here's the link to my finished car set representing the 1985 Bendix Brakes Trans Am Series on the ASA90 mod (cts physics)

Have to once again thank "skot71" for his wonderful Corvette Template and "DawsonvilleBill9" for getting his "7 Eleven" logo to me.

I hope that some of y'all will find this something of interest.

 
The file is sorta big as the cars are all 2048 and the crews 1024, I just hate blurry cars...

https://www.mediafire.com/?5876l5b6yps9rho (https://www.mediafire.com/?5876l5b6yps9rho)
Title: Re: 1985 Trans Am Series Car Set for the ASA90 mod
Post by: skot71 on 03/17/15, 12:25 PM
I'm not much of a road race fan.  All the tracks I've ever been to are ovals.  I gotta say though, you have done some OUTSTANDING work here!!!!  I'm proud my Corvette template is a small part of this.  Well done, well done!!
Title: Re: 1985 Trans Am Series Car Set for the ASA90 mod
Post by: Highbank on 03/17/15, 03:05 PM
Your template was actually perfect, I had made an '80s template myself, Not quite as "plush" as yours but the two were just right because both gens of the Vette were used so they could both be in the set. Perfect. Love you template, thanks for throwing in.
Title: Re: 1985 Trans Am Series Car Set for the ASA90 mod
Post by: Highbank on 04/09/15, 12:49 PM
(http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss345/HighbankRacingDesigns/2003MotoRockTransAmCarset/3cars.jpg) (http://s590.photobucket.com/user/HighbankRacingDesigns/media/2003MotoRockTransAmCarset/3cars.jpg.html)
Little preview and a progress report on the 2003 MotoRock Trans Am Set I'm working on...three cars done and counting, had a fourth done but it turned out that the photos I was working from were miss labeled and were from another year...that's the way it goes with painting retro sets...

Pictured above are the #75 Tim Cowen, 33 Boris Said, and 99 Paul Menard Mustangs

Title: Re: 1985 Trans Am Series Car Set for the ASA90 mod
Post by: DawsonvilleBill9 on 04/09/15, 10:15 PM
Real nice!
Title: Re: 1985 Trans Am Series Car Set for the ASA90 mod
Post by: Highbank on 04/10/15, 12:03 PM
Thanks, I have to admit to the fact that I'm less excited about this set, I just think I liked the older mod and the older cars...BUT I will finish what I started and I know it'll probably get better as I get deeper into the research and learn more about these drivers and the stories of the 2003 season, that makes it better for me...
Title: Re: 1985 Trans Am Series Car Set for the ASA90 mod
Post by: Highbank on 04/17/15, 03:12 PM
(http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss345/HighbankRacingDesigns/2003MotoRockTransAmCarset/NR2003%202015-04-16%2019-38-25-15.jpg) (http://s590.photobucket.com/user/HighbankRacingDesigns/media/2003MotoRockTransAmCarset/NR2003%202015-04-16%2019-38-25-15.jpg.html)
Not sure I'll let this lie as I just don't buy this Camaro on the Corvette model using Phil Wardog's template. I just see a Corvette with an odd front...
Title: Re: 1985 Trans Am Series Car Set for the ASA90 mod
Post by: dhenn on 04/17/15, 04:58 PM
actually i think the camaro looks pretty good... i would be interested to see the tail lights.
Title: Re: 1985 Trans Am Series Car Set for the ASA90 mod
Post by: Highbank on 04/18/15, 07:51 PM
(http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss345/HighbankRacingDesigns/2003MotoRockTransAmCarset/39.jpg) (http://s590.photobucket.com/user/HighbankRacingDesigns/media/2003MotoRockTransAmCarset/39.jpg.html)
There you go...nothing special back there.

The issue for me is that it's a great Corvette, so great you can't see past the cars shape. Or I should say I'm struggling to see past it...
Title: Re: 1985 Trans Am Series Car Set for the ASA90 mod
Post by: dhenn on 04/19/15, 10:29 AM
I abolutely see your point... there is a few camaros in the tptcc set that I have that do not look like that... is there a way of converting?
Title: Re: 1985 Trans Am Series Car Set for the ASA90 mod
Post by: Highbank on 04/20/15, 01:23 PM
Honestly, I'm struggling to stay with this set on the PTA mod. This Camaro thing just breaks my heart. AND I'm not exactly a Bowtie kinda guy. :) Also the more I dig into this and look at the cars, there are close enough cars that come with the set to race this year, well almost. Your idea for the TPTCC is solid, although it's back to the issue of having a car missing. This time it would be the Jaguar, which is the heart of the 2003 season (and several years to follow) I know the Ford GT actually makes a convincing Jag.

I'm disappointed right now, but I'll rebound and move forward with something.

I may be moving on to a 1992 set and going back to the ASA90 for it.
Title: Re: 1985 Trans Am Series Car Set for the ASA90 mod
Post by: DawsonvilleBill9 on 04/20/15, 04:44 PM
I've got these two PWF Camaro templates....imported on the 'Vette! They pretty much look like what you've already got though!

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Title: Re: 1985 Trans Am Series Car Set for the ASA90 mod
Post by: Highbank on 04/23/15, 06:26 PM
Ya Dave, I have them, unfortunately to me they just look like Vettes with exposed headlights. Thanks for throwing them out but I'm sure you know what I mean, A Vette is a Vette, no way around it.

The other factor in this is that as I paint these 2003 cars I put them in the game and have to look real hard to tell them apart from the ones that are there (when they are there) I am struggling to stay excited about the set because of that. It's like why do something that's already done when there is so much out there that has never been done. I may just do the cars that would fill out a good field for 2003 with the cars that Project Wildfire did. I would be happy with that...except that I would leave the Camaros out and that doesn't strike me as a "good set" for 2003.
Title: Re: 1985 Trans Am Series Car Set for the ASA90 mod
Post by: dhenn on 04/24/15, 11:19 AM
I agree... your work is quality... if you have lost excitment my friend... move on to something that you are excited about.... it would be interesting to see what the daytona looks like on the jag though... sorry I am a dodge guy. Your paints have gotten me into some road racing... i am not good at it... but practice makes perfect indeed... thanks for all you do!!!!
Title: Re: 1985 Trans Am Series Car Set for the ASA90 mod
Post by: Highbank on 04/24/15, 06:12 PM
Thanks, ya I'm going to set the 2003 set aside for now, the Camaro thing is giving a block. I also am beginning to see that Project Wildfire did a quasi-2003-2204 mini set in the mod. The cars are exactly right but they are close enough that I feel like I'm painting the same cars. I hate that! There is so much ground that has never been addressed that repainting cars they did seems a waste of time. I love the PTA mod but I'm stuck. I'll probably do a few more cars (ones they didn't do) and put it out as an add-on to their mod set so there will be a fuller 2003 set to run of course sans the Camaros.

What I am doing now is the initial photo gathering and research for the 1992 set on the ASA90 mod. I'm building a car list and it'll be a great set. Talking about Camaros, Jack Baldwin won the title in '92 in that Hot Wheels Camaro that I'm sure y'all have seen. The cars in '92 were pretty cool. AND for the Dodge fans, we have the Archer Brothers, Tommy and Bobby in the Dodge Motorsports Daytona iron... They were in the mix in most of the races contending for the win.  There are Corvettes and Mustangs, a few Oldsmobiles, some of the cars look like updated versions of the '85 cars some of the drivers ran in both years. Good stuff. It's got me excited about it and that is the first obstacle in this kind of project.
Title: Re: 1985 Trans Am Series Car Set for the ASA90 mod
Post by: Highbank on 05/10/15, 06:39 PM
Progress report on the 1992 Trans Am Set.
I got the Dodge Daytona on the Camaro template is complete as are the two Daytonas of the Archer Brothers Racing Team. I think it is quite convincing, even next to a Camaro in game.

So now I have five cars in game and went ahead and began doing the Ratings work as I put each into the game.

The car list at this point is:
#3 Tommy Archer Daytona
#32 Bobby Archer Daytona
#4 Ron Fellows Mustang
#25 Jack Baldwin Camaro
#33 Scott Sharp Camaro

Here's a screen cap of the set to date...
(http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss345/HighbankRacingDesigns/1992TransAmCarSet/NR2003%202015-05-09%2019-32-42-38.jpg) (http://s590.photobucket.com/user/HighbankRacingDesigns/media/1992TransAmCarSet/NR2003%202015-05-09%2019-32-42-38.jpg.html)
Title: Re: 1985 Trans Am Series Car Set for the ASA90 mod
Post by: Highbank on 05/21/15, 02:10 PM
An Update:
 Ten cars done for the '92 TA set now and took a little break to try a GEN4 Camaro template on the new Bullring MBLM Mod. It worked out very good I think and that opens the door for some '93-99 Trans Am sets. Here's a little peak at that:
(http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss345/HighbankRacingDesigns/1996TransAmCarSet/th_3%202C.jpg) (http://s590.photobucket.com/user/HighbankRacingDesigns/media/1996TransAmCarSet/3%202C.jpg.html)

Of course the template and paint aren't 100% yet, just wanted to happily announce that it's a go!
Title: Re: 1985 Trans Am Series Car Set for the ASA90 mod
Post by: Robert Vining on 05/28/15, 01:04 AM
Cool. Keep us posted on the new set as well. Nice work
Title: Re: 1985 Trans Am Series Car Set for the ASA90 mod
Post by: Highbank on 05/28/15, 11:25 AM
Absolutely will Mr V!

I appreciate that open door...
Title: Re: 1985 Trans Am Series Car Set for the ASA90 mod
Post by: Highbank on 06/11/15, 11:46 AM
Meanwhile back in 1992!
The set is up to 20 cars to date, here's one of the latest. The #2 Deborah Gregg Camaro.
(http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss345/HighbankRacingDesigns/1992TransAmCarSet/th_2.jpg) (http://s590.photobucket.com/user/HighbankRacingDesigns/media/1992TransAmCarSet/2.jpg.html)
Deborah is Peter Gregg's widow, she picked up the mantle after Peter's sad suicide and showed she had some serious road racing chops, running in both the Trans Am and IMSA GT series for many years.
Title: Highbank's Trans Am Car Sets
Post by: Highbank on 06/20/15, 03:01 PM
(http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss345/HighbankRacingDesigns/29cIndyRC.jpg) (http://s590.photobucket.com/user/HighbankRacingDesigns/media/29cIndyRC.jpg.html)
1992 Trans Am set is at 29 cars now, here's a bunch of them including the latest additions the 74 & 75 Camaros. Doing the three Corvettes for the set at the moment...
Title: Re: 1985 Trans Am Series Car Set for the ASA90 mod
Post by: Highbank on 06/26/15, 02:34 PM
Way back in January, 2015 I decided to paint a car set. I wanted to give back to the sim racing community, I also wanted to do something that might endure for some piece of time. I decided to do something that I thought might not be that well received in the community but something that I was passionate about just the same. I thought at the time I posted it, and I'll say also I was a little nervous about posting it thinking it could be a total flop. I wondered to myself, "What if no one downloads it? How will I feel?"  So I threw all thoughts of failure to the wind and uploaded my 1985 Trans Am Car Set on March 14, 2015. I would also mention that that date is meaningful to me as it is the date my Father died in 2012, my Dad was the one who brought auto racing into my life, he took me as a 9 year old boy to Riverside International Raceway for everything, Ontario Motor Speedway for the Indy cars and stock cars on an oval, and Corona Speedway to see the Midgets and stockers on dirt for the first time in 1968. So it was a somewhat difficult day for me, all that was hanging in my mind as I posted the set to Mediafire. No please understand I mean I wasn't looking for fanfare or anything, I just hoped that 10 to 15 people might maybe want something like this, something I worked hard on and that would be epic...So today is my Father's Birthday, he would be 89.

Every few days I check to see how the ole set is doing. make sure the download link still works, etc...I have been amazed how the set still is being downloaded. Today is a special milestone for the 1985 set and well, I guess for me as well. On my Dad's birthday, today, the set hit 500 downloads.

(http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss345/HighbankRacingDesigns/TransAmCarSets/500.jpg) (http://s590.photobucket.com/user/HighbankRacingDesigns/media/TransAmCarSets/500.jpg.html)

So I took the set out on the ole "Watkins Glen Long" and snapped up some pics to celebrate the milestone.
(http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss345/HighbankRacingDesigns/TransAmCarSets/500e.jpg) (http://s590.photobucket.com/user/HighbankRacingDesigns/media/TransAmCarSets/500e.jpg.html)
(http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss345/HighbankRacingDesigns/TransAmCarSets/500b.jpg) (http://s590.photobucket.com/user/HighbankRacingDesigns/media/TransAmCarSets/500b.jpg.html)
(http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss345/HighbankRacingDesigns/TransAmCarSets/500d.jpg) (http://s590.photobucket.com/user/HighbankRacingDesigns/media/TransAmCarSets/500d.jpg.html)


 I have to say, I am amazed at how well those Nissans and Porsches worked out...


Thank you folks for your downloads, it means more than I can tell you!

Bill
Title: Re: 1985 Trans Am Series Car Set for the ASA90 mod
Post by: Robert Vining on 06/27/15, 08:04 PM
Wow, thanks for sharing your story about your Dad Bill. As well as the carset.

It was my folks that took me to my first races as well.

It always amazes me how many people still mess with this Sim.

I recently re-installed a copy of NR2003 on my machine for the first time in 4 years... I'll be sure to download these and run them as well.

GREAT SHOTS! :)
Title: Re: 1985 Trans Am Series Car Set for the ASA90 mod
Post by: Highbank on 07/13/15, 01:38 PM
Thanks Mr. Vining! Sorry for the late reply, I've been very busy getting the 1992 set complete, and it is finally. Four months! YIKES!
Title: Re: 1985 Trans Am Series Car Set for the ASA90 mod
Post by: Highbank on 07/13/15, 01:43 PM
(http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss345/HighbankRacingDesigns/1992TransAmCarSet/1992%20Tide%20Trans%20Am%20Car%20Set.jpg) (http://s590.photobucket.com/user/HighbankRacingDesigns/media/1992TransAmCarSet/1992%20Tide%20Trans%20Am%20Car%20Set.jpg.html)
http://www.mediafire.com/download/2hez0whxxttlh9d/1992_Tide_Trans_Am_Car_Set.rar (http://www.mediafire.com/download/2hez0whxxttlh9d/1992_Tide_Trans_Am_Car_Set.rar)

Special thanks to "Sage" for the wake-up call and fine Baja logo!

This one was a tougher bit of work, I was feeling a little overwhelmed over the last couple weeks trying to get it completed and wanting to get it behind me. Danger sign! BUT all is well and I'm happy with the set.

I am going to back off and rest myself before tackling the next one...
Title: Re: 1985 Trans Am Series Car Set for the ASA90 mod
Post by: Bernd48 on 07/14/15, 03:47 AM
>>> MUCH THANKS Bill for your hard work !
Title: Re: 1985 Trans Am Series Car Set for the ASA90 mod
Post by: Highbank on 07/15/15, 01:09 PM
>>> MUCH THANKS Bill for your hard work !

Thanks right back at you!
Title: Re: 1985 Trans Am Series Car Set for the ASA90 mod
Post by: Robert Vining on 07/15/15, 11:24 PM
Excellent work and great looking set! Thanks for sharing it!
Title: Re: 1985 Trans Am Series Car Set for the ASA90 mod
Post by: Highbank on 07/16/15, 08:30 PM
Thank you sir, thanks for letting me share it here.
Title: Re: 1985 Trans Am Series Car Set for the ASA90 mod
Post by: Highbank on 07/19/15, 11:12 AM
I feel very compelled to once again thank everyone for downloading my Trans Am car sets, they have been so well received and I am very grateful.

Next up is the 1970 Trans Am set for the SNSC70 mod. I'm helping out "twcom" on this one with some largely unknown cars and doing some beta testing of the set for him. This is a set I've wanted to see since I first laid eyes on this fine mod. I know Denis would be pleased as we spoke about a retro Trans Am mod several times. I think it'll be a good one.

Again THANKS for your downloads of the 1985 and 1992 Trans Am car sets, your support has been fantastic!
Title: Re: 1985 Trans Am Series Car Set for the ASA90 mod
Post by: ongias25 on 07/19/15, 12:28 PM
Really enjoy your work Bill, looking forward to this set as well! :)
Title: Re: 1985 Trans Am Series Car Set for the ASA90 mod
Post by: Robert Vining on 07/25/15, 01:19 AM
I love the SNSC 70 mod as well... some great models in that mod. Can't wait to see this one when it's ready! Thanks again for sharing them with us!
Title: Re: 1985 Trans Am Series Car Set for the ASA90 mod
Post by: Highbank on 07/25/15, 06:32 PM
Thanks guys,

I was there at Riverside and saw the greats drive these great cars, I feel very fortunate to have witnessed them...

(http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss345/HighbankRacingDesigns/1970TransAmSet/NR2003%202015-07-15%2011-57-46-13.jpg) (http://s590.photobucket.com/user/HighbankRacingDesigns/media/1970TransAmSet/NR2003%202015-07-15%2011-57-46-13.jpg.html)

Here are some more sneaks...

(http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss345/HighbankRacingDesigns/1970TransAmSet/NR2003%202015-07-22%2019-11-02-26.jpg) (http://s590.photobucket.com/user/HighbankRacingDesigns/media/1970TransAmSet/NR2003%202015-07-22%2019-11-02-26.jpg.html)
(http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss345/HighbankRacingDesigns/1970TransAmSet/NR2003%202015-07-22%2019-03-25-07.jpg) (http://s590.photobucket.com/user/HighbankRacingDesigns/media/1970TransAmSet/NR2003%202015-07-22%2019-03-25-07.jpg.html)
(http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss345/HighbankRacingDesigns/1970TransAmSet/NR2003%202015-07-22%2019-06-35-37.jpg) (http://s590.photobucket.com/user/HighbankRacingDesigns/media/1970TransAmSet/NR2003%202015-07-22%2019-06-35-37.jpg.html)
(http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss345/HighbankRacingDesigns/1970TransAmSet/NR2003%202015-07-21%2018-31-30-13.jpg) (http://s590.photobucket.com/user/HighbankRacingDesigns/media/1970TransAmSet/NR2003%202015-07-21%2018-31-30-13.jpg.html)

"twcom" has done most of this, I've only added a few cars , some of the very fringe ones. This is really his baby, I'm just filling in around the edges and some research. The best year of the best years of the series for sure...
Title: Re: 1985 Trans Am Series Car Set for the ASA90 mod
Post by: Robert Vining on 07/27/15, 12:29 PM
He's done some nice work on these.

I'm going to update the title of this thread as you suggested.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Highbank's Trans Am Series Car Sets
Post by: Highbank on 07/27/15, 03:29 PM
One of the things unique about twcom's work is that he's really good at transforming one car model into something else by using shadows and bits of color, he's created that Boss 302 on the Camaro and it works...
Title: Re: Highbank's Trans Am Series Car Sets
Post by: Highbank on 08/22/15, 05:15 PM
(http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss345/HighbankRacingDesigns/1970TransAmSet/44pack.jpg) (http://s590.photobucket.com/user/HighbankRacingDesigns/media/1970TransAmSet/44pack.jpg.html)
The 1970 Trans Am car set is almost there, it's exploded into over 100 cars! We (twcom and myself)decided to make sure every last car raced in 1970 (and a couple other special things) are represented. The set will come with 11 different in-game car lists so that you can race historically accurate fields the whole way through the 1970 season.

This has been a heck of a lot of research as the info on the fields has been so poorly kept over the years. You go to the sites that have this info and there are no car numbers, photos of anything but the Bud Moore Mustangs, the Penske Javelins and a few more very iconic cars are hard to find and once you find them confirmation is even harder to come by. You have to dig very deep and read every little snippet of info every newspaper clipping posted by folks that are trying to keep this stuff from disappearing. It's been fun, educational and at times mind numbing! BUT I think we have done a respectful job and this set is accurate.

So shortly, hopefully before the end of the August we'll have this one available for download. It's Trans Am at it's best!
Title: Re: Highbank's Trans Am Series Car Sets
Post by: Highbank on 08/28/15, 01:04 PM
UPDATE:

The 1970 Trans Am Car set is at 108 cars (including re-numbers and driver changes) TWCOM and I are doing the last five cars (really four plus a driver change for five) at present, one of which is a Dodge Dart! (TWCOM's got that one!)

We are hoping to have all the loose ends tied up and a releasing the set sometime in the next three or four days. I will finish my painting contributions to the set here in a couple hours and set out to make sure I can find and post working links to the tracks that we'll suggest for the eleven tracks on the 1970 Trans Am schedule.

Here's a screen cap of the completed Riverside 37 car grid list on the track.
 (http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss345/HighbankRacingDesigns/1970TransAmSet/NR2003%202015-08-28%2008-45-27-00.jpg) (http://s590.photobucket.com/user/HighbankRacingDesigns/media/1970TransAmSet/NR2003%202015-08-28%2008-45-27-00.jpg.html)

Should be the last update, hoping so anyway!
Title: Re: Highbank's Trans Am Series Car Sets
Post by: Highbank on 08/31/15, 01:38 AM
IT'S HERE!!!!

(http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss345/HighbankRacingDesigns/1970TransAmSet/1970%20TRANS%20AM%20CAR%20SET%20.jpg) (http://s590.photobucket.com/user/HighbankRacingDesigns/media/1970TransAmSet/1970%20TRANS%20AM%20CAR%20SET%20.jpg.html)
The 1970 Trans Am Car set for the NR2003 DMR snsc70 mod (cts physics)by "twcom & "Highbank"

Download Link: http://www.mediafire.com/download/avtl43ldx5aa17a/1970_Trans_Am_Car_Set.rar (http://www.mediafire.com/download/avtl43ldx5aa17a/1970_Trans_Am_Car_Set.rar)

It's all 114 cars that raced in 1970 at the 11 races on the schedule. Plus a couple of special DNSs, AJ Foyt's #56 Bud Moore Boss Mustang and Andy Porterfield's #83 Camaro. The set includes a car list file for each of the 11 races, I'm suggesting Kurt Morgan's "Falcon Hill" be used in place of the Donnybrook race, "New Hampshire RC" for Bryar and "Rainier 7in1" for Kent.

"twcom" created a custom "Trans Am" Mainback for set as well as a set of art files, Installation instructions are in the README.

Also included is a set of Goodyear racing tires for the cars.

So Enjoy and Thanks!
Highbank
Title: Re: Highbank's Trans Am Series Car Sets
Post by: Highbank on 09/18/15, 12:36 PM
Had surgery last Friday and have been in recoup mode for a week, getting a little couch wary, I'm supposed to be down until the 23rd, getting a little tired of not working on stuff, but I have snuck a few things out, like starting the 1988 Escort Trans Am Series car set for NR2003.

Also some very early preliminary work on a 1968 Trans Am set for HEAT. (I've done the #6 Sunoco Camaro of Mark Donahue) The team over at The Mod Squad is working up a car viewer for the HEAT VTA mod and Rogue is working on a render scene as well. So that's kind of in the slow mode for now...

Back to the NR2003 ASA90 mod for the 1988 TA set. I've done two cars so far, plus my driver car for the set...

(http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss345/HighbankRacingDesigns/1988TransAmSet/NR2003%202015-09-14%2019-01-04-47.jpg) (http://s590.photobucket.com/user/HighbankRacingDesigns/media/1988TransAmSet/NR2003%202015-09-14%2019-01-04-47.jpg.html)
Here are the three cars about to drop into the "Bus Stop" at the Watkins Glen Boot (Long) track...Of course the '88 Trans Am story was the Audi Quattro team with Hurley Haywood in the #44 Audi taking the title. So this meant doing an Audi template. I'm going to release this at the time of the set release together with the Porsche 944, Mazda RX7, and Nissan 300ZX plus any other templates I make for the set.

The second car in the image is the #7 Paul Gentilozzi Olds Cutlass. Gentilozzi won the first race on the 1988 schedule @ Long Beach in his Budwieser Olds.

The barely visible third car is my #51 Dayco Ford Mustang driver car...here's another angle of the three cars...

(http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss345/HighbankRacingDesigns/1988TransAmSet/NR2003%202015-09-14%2019-05-42-84.jpg) (http://s590.photobucket.com/user/HighbankRacingDesigns/media/1988TransAmSet/NR2003%202015-09-14%2019-05-42-84.jpg.html)

Not really hard at work on anything yet, not supposed to be siting much at all...

And as a PSA for all you guys 50 or older, get that prostate check!

Title: Re: Highbank's Trans Am Series Car Sets
Post by: Highbank on 09/21/15, 12:33 PM
(http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss345/HighbankRacingDesigns/1988TransAmSet/NR2003%202015-09-20%2020-09-41-03.jpg) (http://s590.photobucket.com/user/HighbankRacingDesigns/media/1988TransAmSet/NR2003%202015-09-20%2020-09-41-03.jpg.html)
Added the #14 Hans Stuck Audi and the #2 Lyn St James Merkur to the set over the week-end...

I'm doing a 1968 Trans Am set for HEAT (my first HEAT set) and decided to roll out a 1968 set on the NR2003 snsc70 mod at the same time, it just makes sense to do them simultaneously. Here's the first car for that set, the iconic Mark Donohue Sunoco Camaro.
 (http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss345/HighbankRacingDesigns/1968TransAmSet/6%20Mark%20Donohue%20Camaro%201968TA.jpg) (http://s590.photobucket.com/user/HighbankRacingDesigns/media/1968TransAmSet/6%20Mark%20Donohue%20Camaro%201968TA.jpg.html)

So I've got three sets going now or really two, interesting thing is that they are 20 years apart 1968-1988...
Title: Re: Highbank's Trans Am Series Car Sets
Post by: Robert Vining on 09/23/15, 08:54 AM
Nice work on these!
Title: Re: Highbank's Trans Am Series Car Sets
Post by: Highbank on 09/23/15, 01:35 PM
Thanks Mr. Vining, slowly getting back to my whole self after the surgery, I miss painting my cars...
Title: Re: Highbank's Trans Am Series Car Sets
Post by: Robert Vining on 09/23/15, 02:12 PM
Funny how life keeps gettin in the way of the fun stuff we like to do.
Title: Re: Highbank's Trans Am Series Car Sets
Post by: Highbank on 09/23/15, 02:27 PM
Totally! :)
Title: Re: Highbank's Trans Am Series Car Sets
Post by: Highbank on 10/02/15, 01:46 PM
(http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss345/HighbankRacingDesigns/1968TransAmSet/6_79a.jpg) (http://s590.photobucket.com/user/HighbankRacingDesigns/media/1968TransAmSet/6_79a.jpg.html)
The #79 Mark Waco Cougar with Donohue's Camaro
Had to come up with a Cougar to do this one..I like it best on the Mustang model, the HEAT VTA mod has a Cougar so it was just a matter of painting this car...
Title: Re: Highbank's Trans Am Series Car Sets
Post by: DawsonvilleBill9 on 10/02/15, 06:21 PM
Here's a Cougar template on the 'Cuda chassis I had in my collection for SNSC70!

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Title: Re: Highbank's Trans Am Series Car Sets
Post by: Highbank on 10/02/15, 06:48 PM
Ya I have that Temp too, Thanks for throwing that out, I just thought that since the bulk of the Cougar look is that grill, that the Mustang model would serve better. Believe me I tried everything...the C-Pillar on the 'stang is close to the Cougar as well. Here's a shot of that 79 car from the rear....
(http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss345/HighbankRacingDesigns/1968TransAmSet/79%20Mark%20Waco%20Cougar%201968TA2.jpg) (http://s590.photobucket.com/user/HighbankRacingDesigns/media/1968TransAmSet/79%20Mark%20Waco%20Cougar%201968TA2.jpg.html)

I came up against this with the 1970 set too, I tried it with the Challenger model for the lone Cougar in that set, I ended up going with a later scheme for that one but here is a shot with it in it's original Challenger model template...it's that #29 greenish-grey car...
(http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss345/HighbankRacingDesigns/1970TransAmSet/NR2003%202015-07-30%2016-06-03-57.jpg) (http://s590.photobucket.com/user/HighbankRacingDesigns/media/1970TransAmSet/NR2003%202015-07-30%2016-06-03-57.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Highbank's Trans Am Series Car Sets
Post by: Highbank on 10/09/15, 11:59 AM
I've hit a wall...got them dreaded "painting blahs", no focus, no drive...hope it passes, it's been a good run since December, but I'm feeling a little burnt out, time to hook up the wheel and play around again, that usually brings me back...

It'll pass and things will go on, but I'm not pushing it, just letting it flow by...
Title: Re: Highbank's Trans Am Series Car Sets
Post by: dhenn on 10/09/15, 03:09 PM
My friend... you should play areound... your work is awesome and well appreciated... take some time to enjoy my friend... i know I will be anticipating your next project.... enjoy the racing...
Title: Re: Highbank's Trans Am Series Car Sets
Post by: Highbank on 10/09/15, 06:52 PM
Thanks for that dhenn, I know what it is now, it's one of my projects keeps slowing my momentum down, it is needing a lot more work than the others and sucking the enthusiasm out of them all....part of that is because I thought it would be the easiest and it's turning into the most needy of the three...

Stepping back, taking a breath, driving some old car sets and doing as you suggest, just enjoying the racing...
Title: Re: Highbank's Trans Am Series Car Sets
Post by: dhenn on 10/09/15, 10:44 PM
three on the go... my friend... your work is top notch quality... sit back, pull those belts tight and get er done!!!!!
Title: Re: Highbank's Trans Am Series Car Sets
Post by: Josh Bolden on 11/01/15, 07:31 PM
Truly a fantastic set of cars. I dont even have the game (yet) but I even made sure to download these sets!  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Highbank's Trans Am Series Car Sets
Post by: Highbank on 11/03/15, 12:41 PM
Thanks for that vote Josh!
Title: Re: Highbank's Trans Am Series Car Sets
Post by: Josh Bolden on 11/04/15, 01:50 PM
You're very welcome!