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  1. This Revell Monogram kit represents the Rusty Wallace Ford Taurus Miller Lite Elvis car from the 1998 Bristol night race. Tamiya TS-15 Blue and TS-26 Pure White. The chassis is SEM 61113 Chassis Gray. I modified the exhaust and air cleaner to represent that of the later Taurus kits. I also tucked in the wheels slightly. Other than that, it is box stock. I purchased the decals from Mikes. I don't recall the maker (Sunset maybe). These were good quality decals, but a bit inaccurate based on the one photo and grainy youtube video I could find. To more closely match the blue and make it more accurate, I ended up recreating the hood and front end music notes decals and used a mixture of Slixx and older kit decals I had laying around. This body started its life as a John Deere model about 15 years ago, but after messing up that paint job, I dumped it into the junk box. I realized I could strip the paint and resurrect it, so here it is. More pictures in the gallery: https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=!AOGZv91Yt_MXmSU&id=151834E7F1DA907C!2183&cid=151834E7F1DA907C
  2. Nice work. This looks great. I just started working on this one. Were there any issues with the kit decals?
  3. This is the Monogram Ken Schrader AC-Delco SuperTruck. Tamiya TS-26 (Pure White), TS-49 (Bright Red), TS-44 (Brilliant Blue) and SEM Chassis Gray (61113) for the chassis. The kit comes with decals for the Red, but I opted to paint it instead. I created decals for the black striping to separate the colors, as well as the grill details. This is box stock. I hollowed out the wheel backs to show the “brake rotor”, but that was it. Once again, the decals were tough. I should have known better since I’ve worked with these truck kit decals before. I didn’t clean out enough of the glue for the hood decal so it was pretty much yellow underneath. I removed it and ended up printing out my own and it worked out pretty well. More pictures in the gallery: Ken Schrader AC-Delco SuperTruck
  4. It's been a while so I don't recall exactly, but my guess is that I sprayed in directly on the bare plastic. I have usually had no issues with using the Krylon directly on the plastic. If I do use primer, I have been using Tamiya white or gray primer.
  5. This looks fantastic. I haven't built one of these yet. What shortcomings or issues did you experience with the build?
  6. Tamiya TS-14 Gloss Black and TS-30 Silver Leaf for the body. MCW 2128 Red for the chassis and interior. This one is strictly box stock. The decals are 25 years old and an absolute nightmare. I tried the silver decals and knew those weren't going to fit the front bumper curves so I ended up painting the silver and creating the red stripes from clear decal film and the leftover MCW paint. The decals silvered like crazy but I was able to salvage them. More pictures in the gallery: Mike Skinner Goodwrench Chevy SuperTruck
  7. I created a decal for the grill.
  8. This is the Salvinos JR Cale Yarborough Monte Carlo SS. The colors are Tamiya TS-26 (Pure White) and MCW 2012 (Red/Orange). This was my first time using MCW paints and I went a little too heavy on the body so it turned out a bit more red. I swapped the wheels with 5 hole wheels from a T-Bird kit, built a new exhaust, and added the camera antenna on the trunk. This is my first attempt at adding roll bar padding. I used 1/16th heat shrink and black thread for the straps. I added the front air dam (or whatever it’s called) by tracing the piece that is included in the Pontiac Grand Prix kits. I wasn’t too happy with the kit windshield fit, so I built my own and added the bars that connect to the dash. Other than that, it is stock, including ride height. More pictures in the gallery: Cale Yarborough Hardees Monte Carlo
  9. I have this same version (not sure if the exact same model, but they all appear to be the same). I get my filters from MicroMark. They have a 5 pack for around $23. This is usually the best price I have found.
  10. Finished project located here: http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/158787-2017-chase-elliott-darlington-throwback/
  11. Chase Elliott's 2017 throwback to his father Bill's ride. This is the Revell Gen 6 kit with minor modifications (spoiler, fuel line, ride height, tucked wheels, splitter) The colors I used were Krylon SCS-070 Bonnet Blue and SCS-073 Forever Blue for the back. The chassis is Tamiya AS-20 Insignia White. The Decals are from MPR. I decided to use the kit decals for the headlights, taillights and grill. I added a few minor decals touches of my own. More pictures in the gallery: Chase Elliott 2017 Darlington Throwback
  12. It's called "Build a better Buick" by Drew Hierwarter from the June 2007 issue.
  13. Based on the Busch Beer tweet before the 2018 finale, this is my interpretation of the Millennial V-Lit scheme. Decals are ink jet printed (Numbers then painted fluorescent green). The kit is one of the Danica fusions. I lowered the ride height, tucked the wheels in, added a fuel line and added the front splitter. Everything else is box stock. More pictures in the gallery: Busch Beer Millennial V-Lit
  14. With the hood in place, I applied the decal and let it overlap on the fender. Once dry I carefully cut along the hood edges with a sharp x-acto blade. I think I taped the hood in place along the cowling so it wouldn't move.
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