MarkJ

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About MarkJ

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  • Birthday 05/29/1951

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  • Website URL http://smg.photobucket.com/user/texwardfan/library/?sort=3&page=1

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  • Scale I Build 1/25

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  • Location Texas
  • Full Name Mark

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  1. MarkJ added a post in a topic Jr's Nat Guard car. Martinsville win   

    Great job doing the race damaged version. Looks real.
  2. MarkJ added a post in a topic Butch Miller's Raybestos Ford F-150   

    Great job. Wish they did the current trucks.
  3. MarkJ added a post in a topic Dale Earnhardt 1977 Monte Carlo WIP   

    I'm going to say the chassis is done except for the tire wheel assemblies. I know it's not correct by any means for any of you guys who might have seen the real car back in 1979 but I had no underhood ,interior or underneath pictures of the car to go by. Even if I did I doubt if I could have done it exactly like the real car. When I saw that article in Scale Auto by  Dave Thibodeaux back in 2012 I always wanted to try this build. I used a 1/25 scale amt chassis instead of the Monogram 1/24 scale chassis he used so you might want to go his route if you want to try doing this build. You won't have to cannabalize as much as I did to make it work. I just wanted to keep the scales the same for body and chassis.  
     
     
     

     

     

  4. MarkJ added a post in a topic 2000 "Bud" Dale Earnhardt Jr Monte Carlo. Lots of pics!   

    Again Hawk, you do fantastic work. Especially the finishes you put on your builds. Looking forward to many more of them.
  5. MarkJ added a post in a topic Dale Earnhardt 1977 Monte Carlo WIP   

    Thanks Roger.
  6. MarkJ added a post in a topic Dale Earnhardt 1977 Monte Carlo WIP   

    Started working on the exhausts.
     

  7. MarkJ added a post in a topic Dale Earnhardt 1977 Monte Carlo WIP   

    Got the tires done.
     

  8. MarkJ added a post in a topic Dale Earnhardt 1977 Monte Carlo WIP   

    Thanks Steven. All these pictures are in my photobucket if you need one for future reference.
  9. MarkJ added a post in a topic Dale Earnhardt 1977 Monte Carlo WIP   

    Added the window net and added roll cage padding.
     

  10. MarkJ added a post in a topic Dale Earnhardt 1977 Monte Carlo WIP   

    Here's a good shot of the rope type net.
  11. MarkJ added a post in a topic Dale Earnhardt 1977 Monte Carlo WIP   

    Actually Michael its not my idea. Drew Hierwater had an article in S.A. showing how to make and use one. Window nets in the seventys and eightys looked more like rope then straps, which can be duplicated with masking tape, but this is the only way I can think of to make a rope type net.
  12. MarkJ added a post in a topic Dale Earnhardt 1977 Monte Carlo WIP   

    I found the loom and started on the window net. It was black for the Bristol race. Later pictures of it,during the season, it was white.
     

     

     

  13. MarkJ added a post in a topic Dale Earnhardt 1977 Monte Carlo WIP   

    The kit air cleaner would not allow the hood to shut so I found a picture of Darrell Waltrips 77 monte carlo and tried to make a copy of it and it did allow the hood to shut.
  14. MarkJ added a post in a topic Dale Earnhardt 1977 Monte Carlo WIP   

    All I need is to black tape some of the chassis bars add a window net and add the tire assemblies and the chassis will be done. Oh yes, and reinstall the inside mirror.
  15. MarkJ added a post in a topic Dale Earnhardt 1977 Monte Carlo WIP   

    Thanks  Riley, for the kind words.