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Jay

Darrell Waltrip’s 1990 Tide Lumina

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Finally finished this thing!  Paint is Tamiya neon orange and white, Powerslide decals, and 2 part clear from Gravity.  My good friend Clay Kemp helped with the Ultra Slim Fast decals so I could do the late season car, after Darrell returned from his broken leg.  I also lowered the stance for a more aggressive look. 

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Your photos make your models look so realistic. Great staging. Your models are also outstanding although is there supposed to be a vent on the passenger side window? Absolutely killer model.

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Looks awesome as usual Jay!  I love the weathering too.  Is the yellow stripe on the body a decal?

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8 hours ago, iBorg said:

Your photos make your models look so realistic. Great staging. Your models are also outstanding although is there supposed to be a vent on the passenger side window? Absolutely killer model.

 

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28 minutes ago, jchrisf said:

Looks awesome as usual Jay!  I love the weathering too.  Is the yellow stripe on the body a decal?

It’s a decal.  I fit the 89 Monte Carlo decal from the Powerslide sheet to the Lumina body.

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Great looking model.  Outstanding work!

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Simply outstanding!  The colors, paint job, stance, weathering, added details... All completely amazing!  Absolutely love the detail treatment to the wheels and tires.Are my eyes playing tricks on me or do you have the kit exhaust on in one pic and in another looks like you redid it with aluminum tubing.

 

Always was one of my favorite paint schemes but I've always been too nervous to try that paint job meself. 

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21 minutes ago, Johnny Racer said:

Simply outstanding!  The colors, paint job, stance, weathering, added details... All completely amazing!  Absolutely love the detail treatment to the wheels and tires.Are my eyes playing tricks on me or do you have the kit exhaust on in one pic and in another looks like you redid it with aluminum tubing.

 

Always was one of my favorite paint schemes but I've always been too nervous to try that paint job meself. 

Good eyes!  I didn't like the first exhaust I did and replaced it with aluminum tube.  This was my favorite car when I was kid and was always scared to try it.  The build has a few issues, but it looks nice on my shelf!

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Well the aluminum tube exhaust is dynamite looking.  Never been a big fan of the kit exhaust on these Luminas. 

 

I dunno what issues you're speaking of as it looks perfect to me.  I actually used this scheme in the online sim racing world bunch of years back.  I was a huge Earnhardt fan growing up but always love how bright this scheme was and how it stood out on the track.

 

 

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Great looking model!  DW's iconic Daytona win with this scheme.  He seemed to get more popular after that, a white hat to Earnhardt's black.

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1 hour ago, Jay said:

... but it looks nice on my shelf!

I would like to see a pic of that shelf... I'm sure it has a lot of nice builds on it.

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1 hour ago, jchrisf said:

I would like to see a pic of that shelf... I'm sure it has a lot of nice builds on it.

 

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Oh man.. that is cool.  Nice builds there!

You paint in the house?  What's your secret?

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1 hour ago, jchrisf said:

Oh man.. that is cool.  Nice builds there!

You paint in the house?  What's your secret?

Only small stuff inside.  I clear outside.

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Great display case. Have you shown the DoT Camaro before?

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Have you ever posted those (Tamiya?) road race cars at the top before?  I love those cars.

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Super nice collection!  How did you detail the grill on that Earnhardt Lumina?  Looks spot on and couldn't quite see from the thread with the pics in it.

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8 hours ago, jchrisf said:

Have you ever posted those (Tamiya?) road race cars at the top before?  I love those cars.

They should be in the "Under Glass" section.

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1 hour ago, Johnny Racer said:

Super nice collection!  How did you detail the grill on that Earnhardt Lumina?  Looks spot on and couldn't quite see from the thread with the pics in it.

It's a photo etch inner screen support with black Tamiya flexible grille screen over top.

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Turned out fantastic buddy! Glad to help.


CK

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