Complete: Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2004 Spring Atlanta Wnner
Posted 04 October 2006 - 06:53 PM
There are a couple of firsts for me on this one. First, I tried the grill tape, which is a piece of Tamiya masking tape painted the same color as the body, and second, I used a Moden Motorsports roof cam for the first time. Since the Atlanta winner had a cam, I used BMF to make the silver stripe. I cut three pieces before I got it right.
Third, although not technically a first, is I opened the cowl area where the air gets into the engine. I had done it on Fords before but never a Chevy, so it's kind of a first
I also cut apart and re arranged some of the contingencys...I won't do that again....I'll use aftermarket indiviguals in the future!
I'm mad at two things on it...one, the most obvious, is that the D part in Bud that goes on the cowl is crooked, and two, is that I super glued the front suspension, then went to work on other subassemblys (specifically, the engine) but I didn't pay close attention, and it had popped off...but...only a little bit, and the super glue dried in a way that one of the front wheels is off the ground.
This was just a box of white plastic Monday morning, and I finished it last night...I'm very happy with the overall turnout and I am bringing it to Toledo with me.
It is the first time I tried to replicate an actual race winner, and it is the 57th NASCAR model I have built.
I got inspired by looking at dalejr.com...Dale has been one of my favorite drivers since 1998, but this is the first good model of his I have built!
Thanks and enjoy the pictures!
This is very small, this is the best picture I could get.
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