Welcome to Jordan's Roller Coaster Models!
I have built all of these models from scratch and they have been built over the past couple of years. To clarify, I have used NO
kits, building each entirely from my own supplies, plans and hands.
Depending on the model, the shortest time to complete was 2.5 months, but the longest took around 7. Each unique in their own way, I have tried my hardest to accurately depict the real model as to the ones in real life. I am aware of the downfalls of each, but have tried to make them as minimal as possible.
Manta, without doubt, will be the most accurate, as I am going to settle for nothing less than perfect for accuracy.
Follow with me as I build my latest model, share your opinions and let me know what you like and what I can do better. Thanks for reading and enjoy!
THE LATEST UPDATE OF MANTA CAN BE FOUND: HERE!
Other Updates for Your Enjoyment!Manta!October 27, 2012May 7, 2012January 16, 2012January 9, 2011January 6, 2011June 10, 2010June 6, 2010May 13, 2010December 27, 2009December 6, 2009December 5, 2009November 11, 2009Top Thrill DragsterAugust 8, 2009 - Model CompleteMarch 29, 2009Tele2 Insane-Grona LundJune 24, 2009 - Model CompleteJune 20, 2009April 18, 2009April 15, 2009April 8, 2009March 19, 2009March 14, 2009March 12, 2009March 11, 2009 - Model StartSheiKra
The SheiKra model in its entirety can be viewed below this post.
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Sheikra Model:
Over the years I have always been fascinated with coasters and have always wanted to own my own. I went by coasterkid and now go by themeparkman to many of my friends and family. In the future I am going to own a theme park and am currently in college getting a business degree. In the mean time, I have entertained myself building scale models of SheiKra at Busch Gardens Tampa, Top Thrill Dragster at Cedar Point and now Insane at Grona Land. I would like to share these models with you because I feel they are very cool and unique.
SheiKra took the longest of the three coasters to make due to the fact that the box spine of the B&M track took forever to make. The spine is made of really thin balsa wood, which took a lot to get it to bend and turn the way the actual track does. It is about a 1/160 scale of the real coaster. I know the MCBR is higher in the model than in the real life, I could not get the track to bend out of the helix in the way I wanted it to. Besides that error, I feel the model is pretty accurate including an actual splash down area with fake water, the train station including a train track as well as many of the surrounding buildings. I built the supports and track to the best I could at the time and I am relatively pleased with how it turned out. So without further a due, I present my model of SheiKra!
EDIT: I found some pictures of the track in the building process...