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65 chevelle amt kit only thing changed used PPP McCreedy tires. Used Tamiya weathering for dirt and sand look. wanted the cars look beat up as been in saturday night race. 1st car Bobby Allison Coke Tamiya Gold and Krylon Banner Red paint decals from Powerslide. 2nd Sam Ard Thomas Bros Testors white decals from Ace. 

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Looks cool, I'm building the fairlane right now and the paint messed up... will work out since it is a short track car. 

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Very well done!  Care to share your "denting" techniques?

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Very nice job on both of these! I built a dirt track '72 Chevelle from an AMT kit that has similar damage on it. 

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Really nice, love them both.  Those tires really work well with that kit.  Thanks for sharing!

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On 9/11/2020 at 6:44 PM, bbowser said:

Very well done!  Care to share your "denting" techniques?

Just used a lighter to help hot water took too long.

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A candle free's up your other hand as well. Another trick I will use is to thin the back side of the panel and then it takes very little heat to get the effect. 

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Awesome looking cars. I wish there were more dirt kits/short track kits out there. 

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2 hours ago, wayneman said:

Awesome looking cars. I wish there were more dirt kits/short track kits out there. 

Not trying to be facetious, but every kit out there can be a dirt/short track car.  Just let your imagination run wild, use some NASCAR chassis if available, or scratchbuild whatever you need.  There are plenty resin suppliers of engine parts, wheels & tires, and almost any other part you might need.  Now I realize you did mention kits, but unfortunately for us short track fans they are really few and far between.  Just as an example here are a couple of regular kits I built into short-track.

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“Not trying to be facetious, but every kit out there can be a dirt/short track car.  Just let your imagination run wild, use some NASCAR chassis if available, or scratchbuild whatever you need.  There are plenty resin suppliers of engine parts, wheels & tires, and almost any other part you might need.  Now I realize you did mention kits, but unfortunately for us short track fans they are really few and far between.  Just as an example here are a couple of regular kits I built into short-track.”

 

I totally get that. It’s been many years since I’ve built. I would love to see a work in progress showing some tips and tricks. I am thinking of trying my hand at a dirt late model but am not sure how to proceed.

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