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Stroh's Lite 1989 Thunderbird


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#1 Shunter

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:08 PM

So I managed to finally get my hands on the decal sheet to do this car, it would almost be one of my Holy Grail cars and so I am slowly working on it. Paint is Tamiya TS-15 for the body, the inside is AS-20 Insignia white. I filled the front air intake on the left light, along with blending the nose clip and rwar clip with the main body section.
I have had a few issues with dust, orange peel etc and then I rubbed it back and got a good covering of 2K and so far I am happy with it all.
It is nice to make progress with a model and I have now decaled this beast. The decals are by Race Scale and went down really well, I used a little Micro Sol & Set to help here and there but for their age they were fantastic. I have washed the body with some warm water and detergent and then polished with a soft dry cloth, I think I might leave it like this rather than a gloss topcoat. I will get to doing a chassis for this one soon, I want to keep painting some bodies while we have gorgeous weather here

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#2 Old Coyote

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 03:50 AM

Great start to a classic build B)  B)



#3 JFortner5

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 10:18 AM

That looks awesome.

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 12:45 PM

Very nice.  Mark was in his heyday in this car, a threat to win on any given Sunday.



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Posted 14 February 2013 - 12:54 PM

Gorgeous!  I always loved the colors on that car.



#6 Shunter

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 02:04 AM

Thanks so very much gents..

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:40 AM

Looks good! I wish I could paint like that!

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 07:03 PM

Paint & decals look real nice - will be a great looking build.



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Posted 18 February 2013 - 07:11 PM

great job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I like the way you got the decals to lay flat. They look like they are part of the paint job!