[[Template core/front/global/utilitiesMenu does not exist. This theme may be out of date. Run the support tool in the AdminCP to restore the default theme.]]
Shambles

Joe Weatherly NASCAR '61 Pontiac

Recommended Posts

I started this Mobius kit a couple months ago, then got started remodeling my house. I'll have a much better model room when I'm done but, meanwhile, I've put several builds on hold.

Weatherly1.jpg

Weatherly2.jpg

Weatherly3.jpg

Weatherly4.jpg

Weatherly5.jpg

Weatherly6.jpg

Weatherly7.jpg

Weatherly8.jpg

Weatherly9.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Another one I'll be very interested to see finished. Looking great so far.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I love the looks of this kit. Your work is inspiring.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks yall. I've been building model cars since the mid 50s.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

This is looking really great.

I recently got the Moebius stock '61 Catalina, it's a nice model, and am currently attempting to mix some Pontiac colors using Vallejo Metallic Polyurethane Acrylics.

Looking forward to getting the same Joe Weatherly version of the kit which I ordered two weeks ago from your side of the pond.

I don't know very much about NASCAR,  but am learning about the drivers and their cars.

Edited by Wm David Green

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

NASCAR has gotten pretty boring lately. I loved it back in the 50s, 60, and 70s when they were still "stock" cars. I'm enjoying researching the old stock car drivers and my goal is to make models of some of them that the model kit makers didn't.  This a Buc Baker project. On hold until i get my new model room set up.

IMG_1504.jpeg

UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_2d79.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  Looks like  a great start. You've got 2  58 Chevy's working there. Who is the other driver?  If I tried to build more then one model at a time my head would explode. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

This is just one Nascar project, but got a couple of kits to experiment. Back then, some left the chrome trim on, some removed it. I tried grinding off all of the trim then using putty to smooth it over. I'm still working on that.

Edited by Shambles
clarification

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 hours ago, Shambles said:

This is just one Nascar project, but got a couple of kits to experiment. Back then, some left the chrome trim on, some removed it. I tried grinding off all of the trim then using putty to smooth it over. I'm still working on that.

I find cutting and then side scraping with a #11 exacto blade to get the chrome trim of the body is good. It does less damage and you don have to use putty to fix any damage. It takes longer then a grinder but the time you save not puttying and  sanding the putty smooth makes up for it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks, Mark. I've. used that method before but on these '58 kits the side trim is really thick so I thought I'd try grinding it off. It's one of several projects I have on hold until my house projects are don.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There is a ton of chrome on that 58. It took me forever to get it off. But I think I had to salvage some of it to turn it into a Delray.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Check your personal messages. I didn't want to hijack your thread with pictures. I sent you a picture of the 58 I did a couple of years ago.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey, Mark. Naw, that's OK, go ahead and post your photos on this thread. I looked as your photobuck pics and looks like some great work. Seems like we have common NASCAR interests.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Naah, that's ok.  If its not my thread, I shouldn't be posting pictures  here.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now