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Merkur XR4Ti

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  1. This was built from the excellent new 3 Amigos decal sheet. I had been wanting to build this car forever! I used a pro finish Monte Carlo as I think the body is more accurate than the one in the glue kit. I painted it black, then misted the white background on the lower part of the body. All the rest is on the decal sheet, which was exceptionally easy to use. The colors are vibrant and the graphics perfect.
  2. Shockingly this is the first '57 Chevy I've ever built. Out of the excellent Revell kit, painted with Scale Finishes Dusk Rose.
  3. You nailed the paint! What color is the orange?
  4. Built box stock from the Revell kit. This was a really nice kit to build, so problems at all.
  5. What color blue did you paint the hood scoop?
  6. First model of the new year: 1967 Olds 442. I have always had trouble painting black as it magnifies any paint flaws or scratches. I tend to shy away from it, but I decided to challenge myself and build this with the black over red paint scheme. For the new year and all. I’m very happy with the way it came out. This is the Lindberg kit.
  7. I converted AMT’s Impala COT into a Fusion by puttying and reshaping the front end and with some painting. I used a resin front bumper from Mike’s decals for the 2011 specs. Decals are from Ace (made for the 2014 car) plus I used some from a Powerslide sheet for the grille graphics. I also made up a couple of my own on my inkjet printer, for the Pearson HOF decal and the Ford Parts on the rear. It’s not 100% accurate but it’s fairly close and I tried some new things. I’m very pleased with the result.
  8. I received my copy yesterday and it's so nice to get an issue again. Thank you!
  9. Powerslide decals and Testor's lacquer.
  10. I used the reissue of the kit from...2012? or so. It had the Lorenzen decals and the rollcage parts in it, it's got the Lorenzen car on the top of the box.
  11. Obscure? It's one of the most famous cars in all history albeit for all the wrong reasons. I'm still really surprised. I've built two of them, what a blast they were.
  12. The 1958 Edsel was a sales bomb in kit form? I'm extremely surprised to hear that. That was a brilliant kit.
  13. For years the only footage of JD's crash was slo-mo from the ESPN broadcast, but on youtube you can see the raw feed and there's a brief clip of the car hitting the barrier at full speed and it's shocking how violent the crash was. JD was killed instantly. The real miracle may be that Jimmy Means wasn't seriously hurt in that wreck.
  14. This is awesome, build and enjoy. Striving for perfection leads to unhappiness.
  15. Built box stock from the reissued Revell kit. Growing up in RI, this was everyone’s realistic dream ride (no one I knew could afford a Buick Grand National). I know people generally prefer black paint on these but I always saw more white ones on the road. I painted the interior in an off-burgundy to match the velour “mouse-fur” interior these things had. When I find some tire letter decals I’ll add those too. I used the TPI engine option as that made for a quicker car. The roads were lousy with G-bodies back in the 80s.
  16. I am very sad to be losing SA. I looked forward to the issues and still reference them to this day when building a project.
  17. I picked up a resin Camaro body from Mike's for Bubba's Warthog car. Just have to get the decals from Patto's.
  18. Thanks for posting that! I had no idea! It must have been for another owner, I wonder what the deal was.
  19. Just off the workbench: Bubba Wallace’s Cup debut Ford, run in 2017 for RPM. Bubba was tapped to fill in for several races when Almirola got injured. Bubba ran the car with Aric’s name on it, but ran it with rookie stripes and a Petty Blue spoiler (Aric’s spoiler was black.) Fusion glue kit, Ace decals, and Tamiya TS-23 Light blue. The dark blue on the front is decal and works very well. As a Bubba fan I’m thrilled to add this model to my display case.
  20. From my searching he never ran in a Mopar under his own race team. He started out in Chevies and then switched to Fords. He bought his equipment second-hand most of the time and presumably grabbed what he could. There are listed the odd starts for other teams in a Plymouth (3 starts for GC Spencer racing over three years) but he never used Mopars on his own team.
  21. NASCAR’s first Black driver, Wendell Scott prepared his own cars and often had to make do with second-hand equipment, but his tenacity and driving skills were unmatched. I'd been wanting to build this for a long time. I used the AMT kit (the latest reissue contained the rollcage and exhaust I needed) and PPP wheels and tires. Shaved off some of the trim, added a fuel outflow pipe in the rear and cut a new gas lid into the side. I also added a sun shade with tape as some of my reference pictures showed Wendell running with one. I used Ace decals' excellent Wendell Scott sheet for the graphics.
  22. Fusion glue kit with Lobographix and other assorted decals.In retrospect I should have used the snap kit as the snapper represents the 2013-2015 cars and the glue the later cars, but it's not a huge deal.
  23. Ran one race in 1997, the very first Tabasco scheme. Built from the special edition Revell kit; used the kit decals and didn't have too much trouble at all, surprisingly. Paint is Tamiya TS-49 Bright Red and TS-26 Pure White.
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