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#1 Scottnkat

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 04:51 PM

This is my copy of Wendell Scott's 1969 Torino.  I was going to build a copy of my own 1:1 car, but the kit was missing the chassis, so I decided to improvise.  I started by sanding down all the trim off the body and added the fuel filler.  I then lengthened an old NASCAR chassis that I got from a friend, and scratched the rear firewall from sheet styrene.  The 427 engine was made from parts from multiple sources.  I modified the rollcage from the old chassis to fit and added a couple of missing bars.  I modified the kit wheels and seat so I could use them with the old chassis.  I modified a spare rear end to fit and built a driveshaft from styrene rod.  I added seatbelts made from ribbon and styrene, and I added hood pins made from needles, wire, and sequins for the scratch plates, as well as the rear window straps from sheet styrene.  Anyway, on to the pictures:

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As always comments or suggestions are welcome



#2 mmdm4

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 05:10 PM

I would suggest you keep building vintage stockers! This one looks real nice. Did you do any wiring on the engine, with everything else you've done I figured maybe some engine detail?



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 06:16 PM

great job,, ya got to love Wendell.  His history is a awesome thing to read about.



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 06:43 PM

Another nice vintage racer Scott. Keep them coming.



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Posted 22 March 2013 - 04:20 AM

Beautiful build!  My favorite era of Nascar racers!  You're #34 number decals are nice and opaque on that Bright Red body; what set of decals did you use, and did you have to double-them to get that opaqueness?



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Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:09 AM

very cool!!



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Posted 22 March 2013 - 08:26 AM

Awesome have always been a fan of the true stock cars and this one is really really good looking thanks for sharing MIchael

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 08:53 AM

Nice Torino! Perfect paint job and excellent detailing, too. I really like the tire textes, very clean job with them. Great decals on it, too. I like these Vintage NASCARS, and actually I'm going to start building one of this year's Torinos soon.



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Posted 22 March 2013 - 10:26 AM

Great job!  I'm liking all the attention being given to the older era stockers.



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Posted 22 March 2013 - 10:53 AM

Thank you, everyone.  I'm happy with how it turned out. 

 

Mark, I didn't detail the engine compartment at all - the engine is made of at least three engines since I didn't have any complete 427s

 

Mark, I used the Powerslide decals - they are not doubled up at all - they are really great.  The hood decals were made by me as the sheet didn't have these ones on it

 

Niko, I used a white gel pen to paint the white Goodyear text on the tires


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Posted 23 March 2013 - 10:57 AM

Very nice build!



#12 Tony T

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 01:55 PM

Nice! Wendell Scott was an unsung hero of Grand National racing. I've got a decal sheet to do his Mercury Cyclone on of these days!

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 03:00 PM

Excellent build...



#14 Tommy Kortman

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 03:59 PM

Wonderful build, of a fantastic journeyman racer who should be in the NASCAR HoF! Nice Job!!



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 01:53 AM

Nice build of a great subject!

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 03:18 AM

Thanks, everyone, for the comments.  I appreciate it



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 12:44 PM

good job! what color red did you use...



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 10:41 AM

I used Rustoleum Sunrise red.  Thanks



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 03:04 PM

Excellent Job!!!



#20 Silver Foxx

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 02:17 PM

Nice looking build , nice detail work , gotta love the older nascars.