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Wendell Scott '69 Torino

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This is my copy of Wendell Scott's 1969 Torino. I was going to build a copy of my own 1:1 car, but the kit was missing the chassis, so I decided to improvise. I started by sanding down all the trim off the body and added the fuel filler. I then lengthened an old NASCAR chassis that I got from a friend, and scratched the rear firewall from sheet styrene. The 427 engine was made from parts from multiple sources. I modified the rollcage from the old chassis to fit and added a couple of missing bars. I modified the kit wheels and seat so I could use them with the old chassis. I modified a spare rear end to fit and built a driveshaft from styrene rod. I added seatbelts made from ribbon and styrene, and I added hood pins made from needles, wire, and sequins for the scratch plates, as well as the rear window straps from sheet styrene. Anyway, on to the pictures:

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As always comments or suggestions are welcome

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I would suggest you keep building vintage stockers! This one looks real nice. Did you do any wiring on the engine, with everything else you've done I figured maybe some engine detail?

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great job,, ya got to love Wendell. His history is a awesome thing to read about.

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Another nice vintage racer Scott. Keep them coming.

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Beautiful build! My favorite era of Nascar racers! You're #34 number decals are nice and opaque on that Bright Red body; what set of decals did you use, and did you have to double-them to get that opaqueness?

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very cool!!

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Awesome have always been a fan of the true stock cars and this one is really really good looking thanks for sharing MIchael

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Nice Torino! Perfect paint job and excellent detailing, too. I really like the tire textes, very clean job with them. Great decals on it, too. I like these Vintage NASCARS, and actually I'm going to start building one of this year's Torinos soon.

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Great job! I'm liking all the attention being given to the older era stockers.

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Thank you, everyone. I'm happy with how it turned out.

Mark, I didn't detail the engine compartment at all - the engine is made of at least three engines since I didn't have any complete 427s

Mark, I used the Powerslide decals - they are not doubled up at all - they are really great. The hood decals were made by me as the sheet didn't have these ones on it

Niko, I used a white gel pen to paint the white Goodyear text on the tires

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Very nice build!

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Nice! Wendell Scott was an unsung hero of Grand National racing. I've got a decal sheet to do his Mercury Cyclone on of these days!

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Excellent build...

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Wonderful build, of a fantastic journeyman racer who should be in the NASCAR HoF! Nice Job!!

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Nice build of a great subject!

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Thanks, everyone, for the comments. I appreciate it

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good job! what color red did you use...

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I used Rustoleum Sunrise red. Thanks

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Excellent Job!!!

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Nice looking build , nice detail work , gotta love the older nascars.

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Great job

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Thank you, everyone. I am pleased with how it came out, and I appreciate the comments.

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