Like many of my ideas, they seem to come and go like the seasons. This one has stuck with me and I continue to make progress on transforming Thunder Alley. My last post about this showed the board on a some poster board. I was able to take that and transfer it to a MDF board.
I started out with some recycled shipping containers that Tim had at his work. I had to cut them down in size and drew the main lines I needed to create the track.
I than drew the track out on the board and filled in all the screw holes. This was to make sure I had all my measurements correct and liked the way it looked.
After I was satisfied with everything I used a wide tipped Sharpie to trace over the lines. I wanted the lines larger so I
Once the paint was dried I pulled off that tape and was amazed with the result.
Happy with the result I did the second side and now have a completed race track for Thunder Alley.
Now I need to have the bases made for the cars and figure out some of the game mechanics to make this all work. You can also tell that my track is a bit longer then the one supplied with the game. I added those two extra spaces in the straightaway to make the board longer.
I know the next few weeks I will not get a chance to work on this project with the holidays approaching. I will sneak away when I can however I don't see me doing much more until next year.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving