MarkJ

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  • Birthday 05/29/1951

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  • Location Texas
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  1. MarkJ added a post in a topic #43 Rchard Petty Superbird "Petty Blue" paint?   

    yes, TS-23 is the right way to go. That is what I used on my Petty 66 Plymouth.
     

  2. MarkJ added a post in a topic #43 Rchard Petty Superbird "Petty Blue" paint?   

    that's a bit too dark. Tamiya has a lighter shade that escapes me now but is pretty close.
  3. MarkJ added a post in a topic 1952 Hudson Stock Car Herb Thomas   

    Excellent build. May I ask where you got the decals?
  4. MarkJ added a post in a topic W.I.P. Dale Earnhardt Nova   

    That kit would not do me any good because this car is a rear steer car and those are front steer. I would need the 1983 monogram thunderbird kit and he has 0 of those. I'm just going to keep modifying this chassis to look some what like a banjo rear steer because even if I used the 83 thunderbird rear steer kit it would not look anything like the real car I'm building any way. And stretching this nova body over it would not turn out very well either.
  5. MarkJ added a post in a topic W.I.P. Dale Earnhardt Nova   

    Like I said, if I was able to get one of those old kits I would not want to canabalize it just to get some parts. This is just going to be a shelfer so it does not have to be an exact duplicate of the real car which was scrapped a long time ago and nobody
    knows what it really looked like inside and underneath  anyway. You just have to make educated guesses.
  6. MarkJ added a post in a topic W.I.P. Dale Earnhardt Nova   

    I'm going to have to redo the roll cage. The front bars need to be closer to the a pillars.
  7. MarkJ added a post in a topic W.I.P. Dale Earnhardt Nova   


     

     

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  9. MarkJ added a post in a topic W.I.P. Dale Earnhardt Nova   

    it was pointed out to me that the real car had a Banjo chassis. Well this is going to be a highly modified version of  a Banjo chassis.  I'm not going to try to find an amt 1/25 scale nascar ford kit from that time and rob the chassis out of it and then try to squeeze It under this body and get everything to line up properly. Its way too much trouble. So when the model is finished you don't have to let me know that the real car had a banjo chassis. I already know. Or I guess I could just scrap the whole project and move on to my next build.
  10. MarkJ added a post in a topic W.I.P. Dale Earnhardt Nova   

  11. MarkJ added a post in a topic W.I.P. Dale Earnhardt Nova   

    On to the chassis.
  12. MarkJ added a post in a topic Penske Fords   

    Both look fantastic. Cant wait till hobby lobby starts selling them.
  13. MarkJ added a post in a topic W.I.P. Dale Earnhardt Nova   

    I found this picture during my research for the build. It is a 1:1 representation of the car I'm building. Its not the actual car. It was scrapped a long time ago. I'm hoping the builder had a good idea what the actual car had under the hood so that's what I have been using for reference. You can only see the top portion of the engine so the rest is just a guess.
  14. MarkJ added a post in a topic W.I.P. Dale Earnhardt Nova   

    The only problem is the car I am doing was run in 1978 and that kit is a 1989 Pontiac cup car. I would hate to waste a whole nascar kit, especially that vintage, just to use the engine out of it. I actually used that kit a short time back to build this car.
     

  15. MarkJ added a post in a topic W.I.P. Dale Earnhardt Nova