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  1. Jason, Southern Motorsports Hobbies has them in stock. I ordered a set last week. They were a little more than at Mike's but worth it to me.
  2. Great job on your build! Dale was my favorite as well(still is).
  3. I can't think of an Olds kit of Harry's. The one I have is the 1985 Skoal Monte Carlo. They also made a Mac Tools Lumina IIRC. Bruce hit the nail on the head about the tobacco rides I think. Somewhere in the late '80s they quit issuing the kits with tobacco and beer sponsorships. Probably thought it was a bad influence on the kids. LOL
  4. Great job on the build! 43 hours on the decals?! Man, that's going the full ten yards but it looks like it was time well spent. That was a magical month for him. I made one trip to North Wilkesboro and it was the one Earnhardt won to break his streak. It was almost another Harry Gant show though. He had the field covered leading 350 of the 400 laps until Earnhardt took the lead with 9 to go. I still have the pictures I took. Good memories(I am still a huge Earnhardt Sr. fan). Of course who couldn't like Harry. I have a kit of his to build. I wish racing now was still like it was then.
  5. Both kind still use the front wheels to turn the car. Front steer and rear steer in this instance refers to where the tie rod joins the A-frame. A front steer car would join toward the front of the car on the A-frame and a rear steer car joins at the back of the A-frame.
  6. Top shelf build. Very well done.
  7. If PLA meant the same then as it does now, it is Polylactide or Polylactic Acid, according to Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polylactic_acid Polylactide is one of the most popular materials for 3D printing, quoting the article. This article explains how to paint PLA printed items: https://3dinsider.com/how-to-paint-pla/ Amazon has a listing for Testors Pla 1156 paint thinner: https://www.amazon.com/Testors-1156-Pla-thinner-4-oz/dp/B004GJBWVM I don't know if they are the same but to me it would be logical to presume that they are. Someone who is adept at 3D printing may be able to help sort this out.
  8. Very cool. I didn't know they used to include these.
  9. Very helpful info to understand why it happens. Thanks Pete!
  10. Looks good so far. Then dig it out. Here you can get a better set than the kit decals: https://www.mikesdecals.com/coors-bill-elliott-1984-powerslide-p-3479.html It contains decals to make his 1984, 1985 or 1986 cars.
  11. Model Car Garage makes a vinyl top kit. I have one but I haven't used it yet. https://www.modelcargarage.com/eshop/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=63
  12. Same here. I hadn't seen this one before.
  13. Outstanding job! Under the hood and the underneath is very detailed and the decals look fantastic!
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