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  1. Been absent from the forum for a while. Here is my latest completed build. Salvinos JR nextgen Camaro kit combined with decals from MPR to build the Noah Gragson Wendy's car that he ran at the Daytona 500.

    Lots of added details, some that can't be seen after final assembly. Open hood, cut away the hood vents for realism. Open trunk and roof flaps. I purposely built the engine to be displayed outside the car so that all of the extra detail can be seen. I built it where it can be displayed with the tires/wheels on or off. 

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  2. My latest finished build. Salvinos JR 73 Petty Charger. Lots of extra details including some assorted 3D parts, MCG photo etch and all the necessary plumbing and wiring.


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  3. On 6/16/2021 at 3:50 PM, John Pol said:

    turn out great bye the way did you widen the body?

    Thanks guys. This is a resin body that I created. There were a lot of changes made to the body but I don't believe that I widened it at all.

  4. Almost 10 years ago I started on this build. It's been on and off the workbench multiple times in that time span. The body has been through two complete re-paints in that time as well, for different reasons. Now, it's finally complete and on the shelf.


















  5. Finished another out of the box build. Only the second Indy car style build that I've ever done. Chose this one to go with all of the other STP builds that I've been doing lately. This is the Monogram kit built with the kit decals. The only change was switching the head of the driver with a resin cast piece and finding some parts box decals to add to the driver as the kit decals didn't come with any markings.











  6. Another recent completed build. Revell Ferrari 612 Scaglietti built pretty much out of the box other than lowering the stance. I went with blacked out wheels and a custom color of Nissan Orange Mist











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  7. I did this one years ago using an AMT kit that was modified along with a Revell/Monogram chassis and engine. Decals were pieced together from different sources including a Nascar Motorcraft Ford kit.  I sold it a few years back with the intentions of doing another one with better overall detail.







  8. Out of the ashes rises an old build that never got finished. I pulled it from the box a few months back and the more I looked at it the more I decided that I wasn't happy with the second paint job. So, once again, I started over. Before repaint I made the hood opening smaller and then came up with yet another paint scheme different from the last two. Now it's time to get this one finished so I don't have to change my mind again.

    All of the decals are on and clear coat added today.







  9. 9 hours ago, Casey said:


    Presumably, the 1/16 Revell F/C mold (and various inserts for the different bodies, wheels, and injectors) is all now in Atlantis' possession. The most recent reissue, the '71/2 Hawaiian Charger F/C, was molded stateside in 2014, so I feel confident Atlantis has everything.

    It will be interesting to see if they also acquired the new tire molds, too, which debuted in the circa 2014 Hawaiian kit. Presumably either new or modified wheels would be needed for the forthcoming 1/16 Jingle Jim Vega reissue, or all-new tires to match the existing wheels...or they could reissue it with the same American five-spokes and bear claw rear wheels as seen on the Hawaiian reissue and Green Elephant:


    Casey, Jeff Faris and Dave Holmes have been working with Atlantis ever since a hint of this reissue was talked about. They are doing an entirely new tooling for the tires along with possibly a few other parts, if I read correctly. Also, Chuck Boerner is doing the decals for the kits. 

  10. Almost 40 years of building and this is my first completed Richard Petty build. I used the Salvinos 83 kit with the vermilion decals. Other than lowering the ride height it is built straight out of the box.



















  11. Currently on the bench. Out of the box build of Salvinos Petty 83 Pontiac. I am also using the vermilion underlayment decals. They are a bit of a challenge to work with and require plenty of patience and setting solution but well worth the effort when completed. So far I have the body painted, decaled and the tires and wheels and suspension are installed and the ride height is set.















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  12. 2 hours ago, MarkJ said:

    Interesting, I wonder if they ran the 360 v8 jeep motor that chrysler had aquired when they took over jeep. The engine that came with those cars was a 2.2 liter  4 banger. But i think there was a v6 option for it. I went to wikipedia just to get some background on the real charger daytona car in 1991.

    I don't know for sure but without the research my best guess is that they used the same 355ci combination that was being used by Jerry Churchill and Bob Kesolowski in their ARCA Chrysler Lebaron's in the late 80's. 

  13. 2 hours ago, MarkJ said:

    Excellent work as usual. What engine did they use in those babies?  Did Earnhardt compete in one of those? 

    Chrysler powerplant. Not sure of the displacement. 

    Earnhardt competed in multiple years that they ran the Daytona body including 93 when he took over the Kulwicki ride after his death. He drove the car but left Kulwicki's name on the side.

  14. More engine bay details. Radiator installed and added plumbing. And, the grill screen installed. I also discovered that I made a huge mistake that has to be fixed. With limited research when I started the build I never realized that these cars didn't use a fuel break. They filled the tanks by lifting the rear hatch. So now I have to see if I can create a plug for the side of the body where I created the fuel break without ruining the body.













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