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    Clay Kemp

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  1. I just keep looking at your photos....I don't know what to say. I don't think most people realize just how small and tedious all that work is. And you have done it flawlessly. Unreal Tim...Love it.
  2. Bud King Dragster

    Great looking dragster! Kenny's cars always looked top notch. Great job!
  3. Getting started on a new "detailed" Nascar project. This will be a car I've wanted to do for a while. Casey Mears 2005 Target Breast Cancer Dodge Charger from the fall Martisnville race. This scheme ran in '04 on an Intrepid body, and also in '05 as a Dodge Charger. I loved the look of the old snorkle nose Chargers from that year, s othat's the version I am going for. I started with a Revell Intrepid kit, and a Perry's Resin Charger body I've had for years. I believe it was mastered my Mr. Nascar a long time ago and cast by Perry's. I was lucky enough to get one at the time. So I started by cutting off the resin nose at the back of the front fenders, and merged it onto the plastic Intrepid body. Once it was in place, I cut the doors at the body line, and made new lower doors from .040 sheet plastic to make the doors smooth, and to give the body the proper rake. It really changes the whole look of the kit body. I've also started reworking the drivers side window frame, cut the roof flap boxes out, and redid the fuel filler with aluminum tubing. Next I will hinge the hood and trunk, and start reworking the Interpid quarter windows into the Charger shape. Here's the 1:1 at Martinsville. Here's my body work progress so far. I've also got started on modifying the chassis. Long way to go on it. Thanks for looking...should have more soon! CK
  4. I need to get in gear and get back to mine! Looks like some nice cage work Chris. Time to get that baby painted!!
  5. WIP: Chase Elliott's '16 Napa Chevy *FINISHED!*

    Finally got Chase's '16 Napa Chevy finished up. I did a few mods to the rear bumper to make it into his Daytona super speedway car. Powerslide Napa decals, as well as Powerslide's new Carbon Fiber seat and dash decals. Paint is Tamiya Mica Blue, with Omni 2 part clear. I added a Brandon Miller 3D printed front splitter, an some roof antennas and roof camera. Pretty happy with how it turned out, and glad to get it off the bench! Thanks for looking...CK
  6. Wheel, hub, brake detail

    I've bought quite a few of Brandon's parts....and I can tell you. They are fantastic! I really like how his wheels and hubs turned out. They will be great for a "wheels off" display.
  7. Darrell Waltrip’s 1990 Tide Lumina

    Turned out fantastic buddy! Glad to help. CK
  8. Wow John....well now I feel silly. That is a fantastic update! I think mine just went back into the box!! Looks awesome....
  9. Bad Cutty

    Looking good buddy! Nice to see you making some progress. CK
  10. WIP: Chase Elliott's '16 Napa Chevy *FINISHED!*

    I scrape the edge of the wheel with a sharp hobby knife after the black has been painted. Then I just run a red Sharpie over the exposed white plastic. Thanks everyone.
  11. WIP: Chase Elliott's '16 Napa Chevy *FINISHED!*

    Thank you Mark! I appreciate it. I mount my tires on a tool, and spin them on my Sherline lathe. As it is spinning I hold a big flat file across the tire. It levels the tire out, removes the center seam, and roughs them up all at once. The marbles are just the excess bits left over. I mix it Jonathan. I have a quart of HoK white, and HoK black, and I just keep a big glass jar full of light gray mixed from the two. Clay
  12. Oh, I have written a lot more. I stared with SA in the fall of 2004. And worked all way up until 2016 I'd say. On a fairly consistent pace. I did lots of reviews for them as well. I get my Omni at the local parts store. Car Quest or Speedway Auto Parts here in Indiana.
  13. A little side project I've been working on when I get time. Box Stock Revell glue kit Chevy SS. I left the roof hatch lines in, so I had to update the rear bumper. Fille din the gap, then added the lower super speedway extension with sheet plastic. I will add a Miller Motorsports Customs SS splitter once my Shapeways order comes in. Paint is Tamiya Mica Blue, with Omni 2 part clear polished out. and of course Powerslide decals. Not an exact copy of the car he won the 500 pole with at Daytona that year. But fairly close. Tires and wheels are done as well. Powerslide decals on the kit tires and wheels. Should be able to wrap it up in the next couple weeks. Clay
  14. That's funny....never knew they put that one together of just my old articles. And I'm on sale! Making some progress on the Yellow Feather. I primed the body parts with Tamiya Gray primer, then Tamiya white primer, then Tamiya yellow. I believe it was TS 16? I'd have to go look. It was the only can I had on hand. Probably a bit too dark for this car, but seems close to what his Funny Cars were. Once the yellow was dry, two coats of Omni 2 part clear, then polished out. I think I am ready for decals now. I've also got the front axle pretty well done. Since the kit has the smaller front wing I decided to glue it on to a scratch built axle I bent up from aluminum rod. The whole thing will be painted in Alclad chrome. The tabs are from Dirt Modeller. The bends on my axle will get the front end down a lot lower than the kit one to make up for the taller front tires. I've mocked it up with the slicks on and it should sit pretty nice. I plan to get the axle painted, and get on to some decals next. Thanks for looking! Clay
  15. I got the body shot with Tamiya yellow last night. Hopefully I can clear it tonight or tomorrow. Also been working on the front axle. Should have an update soon. Clay