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Seann Anderson

WIP - 1998 Bill Elliott Big Mac Taurus

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I want to preface this post that these decals are the highest of quality. As a career graphic designer who specializes in the motorsports side of things, this is what I would hope a set of decals would be. We all know that Powerslide decals are the tops, but this particular set is pretty BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH amazing.

This set intimidated me at first, but once I started it...it wasn't bad at all. Everything fit well, but the front fenders by nose. Due to no overlap, I had no choice but to patch it together. The front fender contingency decals covered it up well, so it's all good. There were areas where I used too much decal solvent and caused it to tear like a wet tissue, modelers with experience can see the places. I ended up using the pieces for roof rails to help patch up areas around the A, B and C posts. They've since sucked to the car, and don't look bad. 

My only criticism is that I wish it had overlap between the tie-dye body decals. It would make the application much easier. Especially on the nose. You can see in the photos how it worked out.

At this point in my return to modeling, I am quite proud of this car. Once I clear coat it and install the window, it'll be done. 

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Coming out pretty well considering how difficult the decals are. 

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Looks great!  I won't even consider trying one of these "wraps". 

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Great job! Looks pretty good even considering all the issues you had. That's a very colorful scheme and outside of a masterful touch at airbrushing, those almost as difficult 'wrap' decals are the only way to go. Not sure I have the guts or patience to try anything that involved.

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Thanks for all of the great comments. I’m nearly done buttoning up the small things. I’ll have the nicer photos done in the next couple of days. 

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