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  1. Thanks Carl and Bill for the kind words.
  2. Dark blue metallic and gold. Testors bottle gold when shot with air brush is an excellent gold..
  3. Just guessing, but it looks all flat black to me. Should look awesome when completed.
  4. Thanks, guys. I really appreciate all the positive comments. This was another one of those holy grail models I wanted to get done before I wouldn't be able to.
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    Tim, you are so right about that. The 59 Chevy that won the 59 Southern 500 looks nothing like the museum car.
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    If you want you can go to my old photobucket site. There are some pictures I saved there from the fiftys and sixtys. https://smg.photobucket.com/user/texwardfan/library/?sort=2&page=1
  7. My mom said, if you cant say anything nice then don't say anything at all. So I will zip my lip on this one.
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    My local Barnes and Noble, brick and mortar store, had a bunch of the fielden books for sale at clearance prices right before Christmas.
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    Charles, Some of the best reference, are books. If you have a "Half Price Books Store" in your state visit there . I have found many old nascar books there, chocked full of pictures and very inexpensive to buy. Also just do some good old googling on the internet. You will be surprised what you can find.
  10. Another awesome transformation. Subtle changes to make things look just right.
  11. Excellent transformation. Looks like a Buick kit if one had been done. Never knew Buddy ever drove this car or that it ever existed. Thanks for the info.
  12. http://cs.scaleautomag.com/sca/modeling_subjects/f/35/t/131746.aspx If you would like to see the wip on this build, click the link above
  13. Amt kit. 105 hours to complete. This car represents my introduction to Nascar. One Saturday morning when I was 6 years old, I looked out the front window of my parents house, in Hampton Virginia, and saw a beautiful red and black car that I had never seen before. It was parked in front of my friend , Rusty McCaddens house. After my mom forced me to eat my breakfast, I ran down to see what was going on. Some of my other friends had already gathered to see this beautiful car. Turned out it was Rusty's older brother's 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 with continental kit and fender skirts. He had stopped by to show the car to his parents and Rusty. Rusty informed me that he was on his way to the Southern 500 in South Carolina. I said , whats that? I had never heard of it before. He informed me that it was a stock car race run at Darlington South Carolina, that was raced on an asphalt track for 500 miles on Labor Day. I asked him if he was going to race this car. He laughed and said no they were special cars with numbers painted on them that race drivers like Lee and Richard Petty drove. I had no idea who they were. I never got to see his brother but when I went home I asked my dad if he knew about the race and he said he did but he didn't seem like he was that interested in it . But he told me more information about Nascar and said maybe some day we would go to a Nascar race. Needless to say my interest was peeked. I never forgot about this car and finally decided to build a model of it. Its a 62 year old memory so its only basically what the real car looked like. But I think its pretty close.
  14. You're going to have to fiddle with the ride height on the modern revell 1/24 scale nascar chassis. Its way too high for one of those hoonigan cars. In fact its way too high for the current cup cars.
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