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Jim N

1981 Mountain Dew Buick

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I completed this one about a month ago.  It's built box stock and painted Dupli-Color Linen White.  The decals are from Wet Works.  I lowered the ride height a little and tucked the tires in the fenders a little as well.  I tried using a white gel pen on the raised tire lettering instead of using decals as usual and the results were less than inspiring.  I think I will be taking the tires off and using decals in the near future.  The wheels are Tamiya Park Green with their gloss black added until I got the color I liked.  It may still be a bit too light. 

I really like these decals as they look the closest to the actual race car that I have been able to find.  The actual car looked to be a metallic green and Monogram's and the other aftermarket decals had the color to be more of a lime green.  I think I will be re-doing my 82 Buick soon.  As always, thanks for looking.





Here are a couple of the 81 and 82 cars together.



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Great work on them both!  I don't think the tires came out bad at all.

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This actually looks like a race car. Most models of this car look like models.

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