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  1. nice work, always thought those Pontiac's in that livery were really nice.
  2. I built one of these kits back in the day and don't remember having any problem with the glass. It was a Waltrip car I converted to a Dale Sr. Car. maybe the Aero coupe was different. The flat nose Monte glass was a bear. Glass never did fit correctly. I pulled out and old Monte kit last evening and the kit glass fit better but did have some issues. At least that's the way I remember it.
  3. Nice job on that kit. Wheels are beautiful. Don't know How I missed it.
  4. built the Allison flat nose Monty and the glass never fit. Kit is same as the Hardees car with the flat nose added. Didn't seem to be enough curvature in the glass. After trying several times finally used super glue to get it in fogged the glass. You did a great job on yours I have the Legends version of that car with Powerslide decals hope it turns out as nice as yours.
  5. nice work Replica of that car at the Woods brothers Museum looks nice
  6. Has anyone tried Krylon crystal clear? I've not used it on paint but on Chrome it works really well and allows you to brush paint where needed say on bumpers where a combo paint chrome is needed. And leaves no brush strokes. When you spray it on chrome don't be alarmed if the chrome mottles at first, nearly scared me to death, but it dries nice and clear. I know Testors makes are at least use to make two Clears. Is the wet look clear one of these? The top coat clear that goes over the automotive paint colors to make them shine, and their regular clear, dull coat, semi-gloss which can be used over almost any paint. I been told to not use the top coat clear over anything but the automotive paint colors. Tamiya is the best rattle can paint I've ever used at least since Tru-Match. It goes on smooth, dries quickly and their line keeps expanding. if my hobby shop doesn't have the color I need, he can get it, if available, in four day. I've never used their clear but do have a can. Just can't bring my self to clear over such a nice paint job.
  7. james460

    Petty RR

    Started the 72 year in a RR then switched to a Charger
  8. There is an article in one of the model mags about adding detail to one of there. Mag is from around 1990. Some of those are pretty nice kits some not so much. 1/43 Scale. I've always wanted to do one of the 87 T-birds just never could find one. You can do the Coors t-bird, decals are on various sheets. Nice work on the kit. Can't wait to see the finished product.
  9. nice model the interior is killer
  10. Great job on the Chevy. Do you have a how to build on this?
  11. Man that is sweet. I'm building one of those and if it looks half as good as yours I'll be satisfied. One of the best out of box builds I've ever seen. On the wheels how did you tone down the chrome. Dull coat , wash, both ?
  12. Richard won his 1ST race, in a Ford, at Riverside in the Regular body Torino. The Daytona and later the Superbird were developed to be Super speedway cars, Daytona/Talladega but drivers found them to be so stable that they (the drivers) wanted to run them everywhere even Rockingham. Chrysler brass wasn't so sure, the cost of the nose and wing were pretty high but the drivers were able to prove that the areo nose and high wing made the cars more stable and let them run them at Rockingham also. As an aside I saw James Hylton run one at Martinsville. He had crashed his primary Martinsville car and only had the Daytona left so that what he ran. Pretty strange to see a Daytona at Martinsville. During the race he got in a shunt with Leroy and wasn't happy. Actually was my first time seeing a helmet thrown.
  13. man that oil filter is assume so is the rest of the build. Keep her going.
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