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1990 Dale Earnhardt Winston Cup Champion Goodwrench Lumina

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Working on prepping and body for another Championship car. Starting with a Dale Earnhardt Goodwrench Lumina kit. Purchased Powerslide decals. Working on front fenders alittle. From what I can tell in pictures it appears that the fenders should flow into the bumper cover better than the kit has molded. Slung alittle Tamiya Putty and sanded and primed. 20200528-175349.jpg 20200528-175343.jpg 20200528-175327.jpg 20200528-175311.jpg 20200528-175303.jpg

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Sprayed Tamiya Black and then taped and sprayed Tamiya Silver Leaf. Had I looked at the Powerslide decals first, I would have painted the Silver first. Luckily it doesn't look like I have any bleed through into the Black. 20200604-155459.jpg 20200604-155504.jpg 20200604-155515.jpg 20200604-155507.jpg 20200604-155518.jpg

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I had read somewhere that Earnhardt's Goodwrench cars started out as Poppy Red. Had a bottle of Scalefinishes Calypso Coral, that I had heard was the same as Poppy Red, and airbrushed the rollcage. Awfully bright and shiny. Would like to tone the glossy down some but afraid to mess it up. 20200604-204921.jpg

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Paint came out beautifully. Good old tamiya. Really hard to beat for consistent super nice paint jobs. Just for me  though, not available locally anymore.

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Posted (edited)
4 hours ago, MarkJ said:

Paint came out beautifully. Good old tamiya. Really hard to beat for consistent super nice paint jobs. Just for me  though, not available locally anymore.

Mark, while I live in a big city, I find it is always a long way to a local shop that carries the Tamiya paint. I also find that after a long journey through hazardous traffic the shop may not have the color I seek. This is most often. I forget what the break point is for free shipping from Tamiya USA but I have had great results ordering online from them. I know if the color is in stock, often pay less and I always buy a few cans of their excellent primer when I make up an order.

The other thing around this city, spray paint is locked up because of graffiti taggers. You have to locate the person with the keys and select your paints while they hover over you. Pretty annoying. I'd prefer that they would proclaim an "open season" on taggers, it would solve several problems, the way I see it. The locking up of paint has no effect on graffiti and really only creates needless difficulties.   

Jason, your :Lumina is coming along nicely, I always used chevy engine red for my Earnhardt interiors, I used Testor's and with all their reddish colors I always have a semi loss look, never could get it shiny but it looks great for that Earnhardt chassis. Be careful with clearing Scalefinishes enamels, they often take a long time to dry completely and most clear over it will spiderweb on you. Calypso Coral is the same paint code as Poppy red, Calypso coral is the Mercury name for the same Ford color. Hard to see my interior in this pic but it's Chevy engine red. 

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Working on decals. Went pretty good. Hope they stick. Laid the red stripe last night and did the rest tonight. Had one red strike start to come off tonight, so I applied some MicroSet. Even had my little girl do her first decal, had to straighten it out for her. Screenshot-20200608-223138-Gallery.jpg 20200608-213754.jpg

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