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Mike Stem

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  1. Thanks everyone! So glad all of you liked it. Has to be my favorite build. Had a lot of time in this build. And thanks again Dave!
  2. Finished this. Hope Jimmy would like it.
  3. I have an AMT 1968 Roadrunner kit I'm building as Petty's '68 Daytona car. It has round front & marker lights which I will fill. The 1968 GXT also has round front & rear marker lights. I checked. Your car has rectangle front & rear marker lights so you have a 1969 GTX not a 1968 GTX.
  4. I was wondering if anyone knows where I can find a sheet of decals for Jimmy Means Alka Seltzer car?
  5. I bought one of their 1962 Pontics. The windshield was scratched up so bad it looked like doo doo. I emailed them with the problem. For $12.00 they would send me new glass. I WON"T be getting another kit from Moebius!
  6. I've been practicing for so long & can't get paint to orange peel! I've been spraying up to 2 feet away. It looks orang peel until it dries. And when it's dry it's smooth as glass! I'm thinking about giving up & going with the '68 Firecracker paint job. White from rear of top to hood & C pillars & be done with it.
  7. Is it just the clear that ya'll are having this foaming problem or colors? I just got a can of Testors Extreme Lacquer in Electric Pink for a Marty Robbins Daytona.
  8. I've using Tamiya Clear fro about 2 years now & I've had no problems. I haven't sprayed it over decal though. I use Pledge restore after I'm done with everything.
  9. Hi guys. I'm wondering which Tamiya Blue would be a close match to Earnhardt's Wrangler blue? I have Brilliant Blue & it's close but wondering if there is a better blue choice. Thanks, Mike
  10. I make mine out of popcycle sticks cut to whatever width I want. I cut strips of whichever grit of sandpaper I was a little wide & use Testors glue that's in orange/red tube. When dry I trim off excess sandpaper.
  11. Here is my tribute to the "Chief". Drove 4 races in 1964 in a car like this. Rest in Peace Maurice.
  12. There is no way in the world I could do what you did. It looks fantastic! you put me to shame! I just finished a 1964 Plymouth that Maurice Petty drove in 4 races that year. I'm ashamed to post mine!
  13. Thanks for the help. I knew it wasn't a vinyl top. I should have said "a vinyl looking" top
  14. Looks good but all suspension parts should be Royal Blue. A friend that worked for Petty told me.
  15. Looks great! How in the world did you paint the gauges like that?
  16. What do you mean a "kicker" & what type of clamps?
  17. In the '68 Daytona 500 Petty's Road Runner had a black vinyl top. What could I do to make the top look a vinyl top?
  18. Wow , that looks great! And the detail is great.
  19. I am building a 1964 Plymouth race car. There a lot of raised & low places in the body lines where numbers & other decal will go. I've never used Micro Set & Micro Sol before. I have no idea which to use & how to uses either and the specific uses for each. Which will I need to use to get the decals to lay down in the low places properly? And exactly how do I go about using them. Please help educate a dummy! Thanks, Mike
  20. Could be where the distributor & top radiator hose goes.
  21. I was wondering if anyone here can help me. I have several SalvinoJR Petty model kits & the vermilion decal sheets. I was wondering if anyone here can tell me what Tamiya color & number matches theses decals. Thanks for the help.
  22. I take my time & clean mold lines & ejection pin marks while part are still on the sprue. Takes time & patience.
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