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I was going to suggest Randy Ayers site as well. Lots of good Nascar modeling tips and info there. As for a 1998 Gordon car, I would recommend using either Tamiya Metallic Blue (not Light or Mica, just the regular Metallic Blue) or Duplicolor Ultramarine Blue. Either of those seem to match well. As for the fluorescent portions, a lot of folks suggest using fluorescent red. I recall seeing that car in real life, and I have to respectfully disagree. Fluorescent red is what was used on the STP Petty cars. The Dupont scheme was definitely more orange, but not a straight fluorescent orange like the Tide cars. I have used a Testors Model Master r, I believe it is called fluorescent red-orange. That seems to be a dead ringer for the actual color. You may want to consider some aftermarket decals as well, as I recall the kit ones were not very accurate on some of the colors (the numbers were a regular yellow, while the real car (and Slixx decal sheets) had the numbers as a fluorescent yellow). All this being said, I am by no means an expert. Just suggesting what has worked for me. This car just always stood out for its paint scheme, and when done correctly, it can be a real eye catcher. Good luck. Jeff
As an aside, I bought a previous issue of this kit from a discount store back in 1987 or so (I think it was on clearance for $3.19). It has the same "Street Rods" box art as this new reissue, but it has the AMT/Ertl logo and is stock number 6550. It's molded in red, and has exactly the same plastic parts as this new reissue, including the 327 and fuel injection set up (even the two groovy helmets). Mine came with a "supplemental instruction sheet", which was one page, and has instructions for building the 327 and the fuelie option. It also shows how the rear wheel arches need to be radiused for those monster slicks. It also has text explaining how the 427 was available for 1967, and it has the Dyersville IA Ertl address on it. The body on mine does not have the 1967 back up light, and the seats are molded into the interior bucket. My decal sheet is a generic AMT set of numbers and sponsors (think Modified Stocker series). In looking at mine, this is a really nice old kit. Glad I didn't complete it as a kid and destroy it! I may pick up a new one to build as a drag version though- that new decal sheet looks great! Just thought I'd let folks know that at least some of the previous reissues of this kit came with both engines.