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#1 Cheater

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:52 PM

One of the finest tutorials on scratchbuilding ever created is the "Scratchbuilding with Mike Steube" DVD, produced by Mike and Keith Tanaka, another noted racer from that era. There is simply no other resource that will get a new scratchbuilder up to speed as quickly or as well.

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This DVD, which will only play on a computer with DVD drive, not in a DVD player connected to a TV, is over three and half hours long and showcases the talents and techniques of one of the finest slot car scratchbuilders and racers of the '60s.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:33 PM

Thanks for posting, Cheater.
 
The DVDs will play on newer flat screen TVs with a USB input. Copy the videos onto a USB memory stick and you can watch them on a big-screen TV.
 
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:07 PM

:) Don't forget Mike Swiss' JK chassis building article that can be found on the IRRA™ :)  website, too.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:58 PM

I got this DVD when I started in Retro. It was a lifesaver. I would highly recommend it.

Thanks to Mike and Keith for making such a DVD.


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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:36 PM

Mike,

Swiss's JK chassis building article was actually posted here at Slotblog first and is still present HERE.

Didn't mean to diss Mike's or any other building article. I just realized that there wasn't an obvious thread on how to acquire the Steube DVD anywhere at Slotblog so I figured I'd fix that omission.
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Posted 05 May 2014 - 12:12 AM

I'll have to check this out.



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Posted 20 December 2014 - 11:35 AM

I picked up the Steube two-disc set recently, and found it fun to watch and well worth the time spent. Thanks to Keith and Mike for investing the time and effort to make it. Lots of little tips that can save you time and streamline your building process.

Highly recommended!  :good:

 


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Posted 20 December 2014 - 11:50 AM

I picked up my copy from Keith over six years ago and still follow some of the same practices. My favorite feature is building guide tongues. It's about building, not just assembling parts. 

 

Thanks again, Keith and Mike, for making this precious investment!  -m-


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Posted 20 December 2014 - 12:02 PM

This is a great aid to any scratchbuilder. I especially liked the way he would go back and "refine" his solder joints, always adding more acid flux, until he was satisfied. Many, many helpful tips and techniques.


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Posted 20 December 2014 - 12:22 PM

Very interesting when he talks about the impurities in metals...


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Posted 20 December 2014 - 01:08 PM

"I do" need to watch this.


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Posted 20 December 2014 - 01:41 PM

The only movie I've watched more times than the Steube video is "On Any Sunday" :crazy:


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Posted 20 December 2014 - 02:14 PM

The only movie I've watched more times than the Steube video is "On Any Sunday" :crazy:

 

 On Any Sunday?   :unsure:  Is that the regular or XXX one?   :blush:  :laugh2:

 

 

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Posted 20 December 2014 - 03:07 PM

How time flies! Back in April 2007, I video taped Mike Steube over several days to create the scratchbuilding tutorial by Mike.

 

Although it's quite dated now as far as chassis design goes, the scratchbuilding techniques which Mike demonstrated back then still apply today to whatever type of chassis you scratchbuild. We only did one take as far as video taping, but Mike never once needed to redo any taping as he was right on every time, now that just shows how much of an expert builder he is. 

 

I watch the video myself from time to time and I always learn something new or forgot about scratchbuilding. 

 

 

Keith :)


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Posted 20 December 2014 - 07:23 PM

Keith

Are there Copys that can play on a regular DVD player yet?

what format is it in? Are they still available?


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Posted 20 December 2014 - 08:01 PM

It's a GREAT investment in your scratchbuilding skills!  It is definitely worth the money and time spent watching it!! It will play on any computer--set it up on a laptop and take notes!! :)  THANK YOU Keith and Mike for doing this!! 


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Posted 20 December 2014 - 10:06 PM

Keith

Are there Copys that can play on a regular DVD player yet?

what format is it in? Are they still available?


I'm not Keith, but the copy I recently received was in Apple Quicktime (.mov) format.  And yes, I believe they're still available. 

You could use some conversion software to change format into something that your DVD player recognizes - but I don't have any recommendations there.  Maybe converting .mov to .mpg/.mp4 or .wmv format would work?


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Posted 21 December 2014 - 12:26 AM

I've had good results using VLC media player for years, but have to still use your PC.

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Posted 21 December 2014 - 01:59 AM

If you have a newer TV with USB input, you can copy the Steube video files onto a USB memory stick. Insert the USB stick into the TV USB input and you should be able to view the video

on your TV.

 

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Posted 21 December 2014 - 09:20 AM

You can convert Quicktime to a playable DVD disc by using Freemake Video converter. It's not that hard to use either. I use it to stitch together 1080p video clips from my Sony digicam into single movies. Very intuitive interface, and free. Will even convert DVD files into a playable 1080p HD video if you wish.
 
You need at least a dual core CPU on your computer and sufficent memory to let the program work, but it works quite well. I do a lot of video conversion so my computer is set up for programs like this, but anyone can work the program easily.


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Posted 28 December 2014 - 01:23 PM

What I like best about the video is besides watching an old pro in his element they just seem like nice guys you'd want to share a beer with.

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Posted 28 December 2014 - 01:47 PM

Haven't met Steube, but that is Keith Tanaka exactly. One of the nicest guys you'll ever meet.

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Posted 29 December 2014 - 07:58 PM

That's come across through his writings.


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