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  1. 1976 or 1977 Dale Earnhardt Ford Torino

    Thanks guys, for all the nice comments.
  2. Donnie Allison Chevelle

    Not even finished and its already the best I have ever seen of that car. Awesome work as always.
  3. 1976 or 1977 Dale Earnhardt Ford Torino

    My wife and I were watching GMA this morning to see what Junior was doing on the program. My wife said, why don't you tweet Junior some pictures of your latest build. I told her the tweet would probably never get to him so it would be a waste of time trying. She insisted, so I tweeted him two shots of the model with a little description of what it was. I couldn't believe it but he actually got the tweet and replied to me. That's was pretty cool. But that's Junior. He'll talk to anyone on twitter if he can.
  4. Kurt Bush 2018 Bristol win Fusion

    This should be very nice.
  5. 1976 or 1977 Dale Earnhardt Ford Torino

    Here is a bigger picture of the Firecracker 400 car.
  6. 1976 or 1977 Dale Earnhardt Ford Torino

    Here is a color picture of the World 600 car. One decal I did forget is the jack placement decal below the door number
  7. 1976 or 1977 Dale Earnhardt Ford Torino

    I had to make all the decals for this one, and luckily it is a white car. 2 of the decals I had never seen before and took me a while to figure them out .If you look at the World 600 car below the first one is the one closest to the window opening on the b pillar. It is so small in reference pictures that it was hard to figure out. Turned out it was the "World 600 underdog decal". I know nothing of the story behind it, but I guess it was given to the cars that had less of a chance of winning. I don't know if the best finisher in this group of cars was given a bonus but maybe that is why they were given out. Also if you look on the front fender at the front of the wheel opening at the top there is a decal there that is not very common. Tim tried to help me figure it out, but I finally had to go to twitter and ask Don Smyle of Smyle Media if he knew what it was. Don is a famous Nascar photographer who tweets his pictures all the time on twitter. Turns out, he owns an original picture of the car that was of a higher resolution (below is that picture ) and he tweeted me a picture of the decal that was clear. It was "Morse Cutting Tools" So I was able to make that decal as well. It always bugs me if I cant figure out all the decals on a build.
  8. 1976 or 1977 Dale Earnhardt Ford Torino

    Tim, yes I had to shorten the length of the bumpers. They were ridiculously long. I then had to allcladII them.
  9. 1976 or 1977 Dale Earnhardt Ford Torino

    Here are some pictures of the real car. The top picture was the car at the Firecracker 400 the bottom one was at the World 600. If you'd like to see the wip click on the link below http://cs.scaleautomag.com/sca/modeling_subjects/f/31/t/130531.aspx
  10. This is the car that Dale Earnhardt drove in the 1978 World 600. It was one of Bud Moore's cars that Buddy Baker drove for him. Will Cronkite owned the car when Earnhardt drove it. This car helped Earnhardt get some exposure so he could get a ride for 1979, his rookie year in the Winston Cup series. This is also the car that was originally suppose to be driven by Willie T. Ribbs, an up and coming SCCA driver, but an unfortunate series of events allowed Earnhardt to get the ride instead. you can Google it if you haven't already heard the story.
  11. Neil Bonnett's Armor All Olds

    Great job. Glad this car is now in styrene. Lots of people drove this Olds back then.
  12. Tire Letter Decals

    I use testors 1260 dullcote spray, but I decant it, and put it on with a brush. I only use it on tire decals. I don't know what would happen if I sprayed it on. It might make the decal ink run. Maybe since I put it on with a brush it drys before it can make the ink melt and run.
  13. Pete Hamilton Road Runner

    Another top notch build, Tim. Very clean work.
  14. Phantom Bill Elliott

    Yes, I like what if cars as well. I have always wanted to do a Rex White 64 Chevy to see what he would have been in, in 64, if Chevrolet had not pulled out of racing in 63. He was never happy with the Mercs he had to switch to when Chevy pulled out.
  15. Fabulous Hornet

    Looks like a great job to me.