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  • Birthday 03/16/1976

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  • Location Port Monmouth, NJ

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  1. Jay added a topic in Under Glass   

    Kurt Busch's City Chevrolet Nationwide Camaro
    My Atlanta build is finally complete.  This is a moderately detailed shelfer of Kurt's Nationwide Camaro run at Daytona.  This is Powerslide's Camaro resin body and various decals to make the current City Chevrolet scheme.  A friend provided some extras like the numbers and contingencies.  The paint is that Aztek pre-thinned stuff topped with 2 part urethane.  I had an issue with the resin gassing out under the clear making little bubbles, but I finished it anyway, it will look nice on my shelf and no one else will have one!.  A little race damage and weathering hid a bit of the issues too.  I still need to make a base, but this baby is ready to run!
    Here's some of the detail that went into the build...

    Completed model...

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  2. Jay added a topic in Under Glass   

    Bad Brad's 2012 #2 Miller Lite Charger
    Built from the AMT Impala kit with the updated resin nose… I turned the Chevy into a Dodge. The paint is a custom mix of Tamiya Mica blue over a silver base. I then applied a candy blue layer and then cleared it. The decals are from Powerslide.

    I did a slightly raced look on this build. I like how the yellow wheels look with brake dust build up… especially on the front wheels.
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  3. Jay added a post in a topic #46 Superflo Lumina from Days of Thunder   

    Thanks guys!! The movie was terrible, but as a kid, the cars made it for me. He's a few more of the movie cars I've built.

  4. Jay added a topic in Under Glass   

    #46 Superflo Lumina from Days of Thunder
    With this finished, I have a few days rest before we head down to Atlanta. This is a POS AMT kit… reworked into a respectable model. Major roll cage bashing went into this to get the body down nice. I also cut the fuel cell off an old Monogram chassis and added it. AMT molded theirs flush under the car. The paint is Rustoleum neon pink topped with U Pol clear and the decals are Powerslide. Up next, the City Chevrolet Lumina on the Revell kit!
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  5. Jay added a topic in Under Glass   

    2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible
    I made this from the pre-decorated Maisto kit available since Revell has no plans on doing the C7 Corvette. I added brake rotors from an old Jada kit and the interior was painted using pics I found on the Chevy website. I also added a few PE goodies here and there. This simple kit builds up nicely!

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  6. Jay added a topic in Under Glass   

    Dale Jr's 2012 TDKR Impala
    This is a lightly modified shelf build using Powerslide decals and Clay Kemp's resin nose update. It's been awhile since I posted here and I'd thought I'd share...

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  7. Jay added a post in a topic Clear coating race car models. Should they be that shiny?!   

    Revell hasn't produced any CoT cars Drew... I assume you mean AMT? They really aren't that bad. They make great shelfers and can provide a decent base for a super detailer.

    And going back to my points about cleared over body wraps... those cars are purpose built for the plate tracks ONLY! They typically hang new sheet metal after those races anyway because of the bump drafting, rubbing and whatnot. I have been next to Jamie McMurray's Daytona winner and can tell you with ABSOLUTE CERTAINTY, the entire car was cleared over. The contingencies, numbers, and the large vinyl camo swatches all around the car. There was not one edge from vinyl exposed. Some teams will actually go through the trouble of painting the roof and door numbers instead of using a decal!

    Again, I would say try to duplicate your reference or period to get as close a finish as possible. I bounce around with 2 part clear or lacquers depending on the era or reference. Some Tamiya paints buff out nicely without any clear at all!

    There ain't a lick of clear on this Z06 at all!

  8. Jay added a post in a topic 2011 Compuware Corvette C6.R Le Mans Winner   

    Thanks everyone! The SMS kit I used was for the GT1 C6.R... some pieces are interchangeable. I had a run of bodies for sale, but they sold out quickly and interest seemed to die out. For anyone going to the NNL East tomorrow, the completed model will be there. Also, Mike from Powerslide Decals will have a few of the bodies to sell. Get there early if you want one!
  9. Jay added a topic in Under Glass   

    2011 Compuware Corvette C6.R Le Mans Winner
    Built for Dan Binks, the crew chief on the #3/#73 Corvette that won Le Mans in 2011. I mastered the body and had it cast by Celtic Works. The wheels were designed by Mike Lawrence and printed by Shapeways. The build utilizes the Revell Corvette ZR1 and Scale Motorsports Trans kit. The paint is Velocity Yellow topped with 2 part urethane. The decals are from Patto's and other misc. sheets I had lying around.

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  10. Jay added a post in a topic Clear coating race car models. Should they be that shiny?!   

    Most newer race cars are clear coated now... NASCAR cars especially on the plate tracks. They clear over all the decals, body wraps, etc... seems the edges of the decal layers were creating drag. Believe it or not, with hi def TV's & cameras now, the "good from a distance/speed" no longer applies. I'm not saying they have show winning paint by any means, but they do take care in the details now and make sure the car looks good on camera...

    I say try to build as close to the reference you have as possible....

  11. Jay added a post in a topic Jerry Nadeau Sheetrock Pontiac   

    Looks like you made a Pontiac from a 2003/2005 Monte Carlo.... the nose looks good, but why didn't you modify the Monte quarter windows into the Pontiac ones?
  12. Jay added a post in a topic 05 #9 Pennzoil Platinum M Martin Busch Series   

    I think that the thicker black stripe under the door 9's was supposed to be placed above the rocker skirts. This would have kept the bottom of the 9's from folding under the skirts.....

    If I could make a suggestion on raced detail. Get yourself a Tamiya weathering kit and experiment with it. Or you can get a set of pastels and rub them on a piece of sandpaper and then smudge the body in places. The dust also looks like "in scale" bits of tire. When you use a paint brush to make scuffs and marks.... well, it looks like you used a paint brush as you can see the brush strokes.
  13. Jay added a post in a topic Dale Jr's 2008 Bud Shootout Winner   

    Are you talking about the white inspection sticker in the upper driver's side corner of the windshield or the green tiwi decal for the on board telemetry system? Here's my reference..... what else ya got?

    The car was in the July issue of the magazine. I think a few hobby shops still have the issue on the shelves. Thanks guys!
  14. Jay added a post in a topic G Biffle 03 #7 Kleenex Cottonelle   

    Anytime you try and "rub" Alps decals with anything you run the risk of having this happen. I would either spray something like Tamiya clear over them or get yourself an airbrush and some 2 part automotive clear. I've never had a problem using either over Alps decals. It's all in the quality of the materials you use to get a great finish... I know it's harsh, but best leave the Pledge for furniture.
  15. Jay added a topic in NASCAR   

    Dale Jr's 2008 Bud Shootout Winner
    Here's a few teaser pics of my recently completed Dale Jr. CoT. I'm going to have a complete write up on how I did it in an upcoming issue of Model Cars....

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