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Dan Hay

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  1. That's a good lookin' little Model A! the proportions are spot on.
  2. Really nice build! The pipes drilled out look really good!
  3. And, finished! Turned out really nice.
  4. Fully decaled, and applying the first coat of Pledge
  5. Thanks man! I actually bought the PPP wheels/tires but didn’t use them because they didn’t look right.
  6. Most of the deals came off with masking tape applied over and over, but the little bits required a finger nail wrapped in a wet wash cloth. A wash cloth because it is rougher and has more "bite" than a fine towel. It also took some light sanding with a 6000 grit micro-sand square. So this is how it sits now. I have detailed the middle of the wheels with a black wash and lugnut detail, as well as painted the bottom of the decklid black per the real car. Next I will bare metal foil the trim on the quarters the previous builder neglected, as well as the chrome trim on the trunk. I really like
  7. So I knew that taping off the gold would mean the decals would come right off. So I ordered a new set of powerslide decals from Mike's. I decided to paint it in sections to ease with taping.
  8. My first task was to figure out what gold color was on the car. Tamiya gold? Nope. Testors Pure Gold? Nope. A forum member in another thread I posted enquiring about the color suggested GM Granada Gold. I believe that this might be the actual color Smokey used, but it doesn't look like it would match this car. It's a gold with a very brown hue, but not bronze. I decided to proceed repainting all the gold with Testors Pure Gold. You can see the hood here painted Pure Gold, in comparison to whatever Gold is on the car.
  9. I bought a decently built AMT 62 Pontiac on eBay that was built to the Fireball Roberts/Smokey Yunick livery. It had decal and paint issues, but was a nice build beyond that. I paid way too much for it, but thought I could fix what was wrong and have a nice piece for the shelf. Here are the pics from when I bought it. The decals were poorly applied, peeling, and it looked like the roof came in contact with a heat source. The hood also had a weird spot on it, and was dusty from sitting.
  10. I'm a hot rod builder through and through, but sometimes I have to 'cleanse the palette" so to speak and do a box-stock build. So here it is, a Revell black widow kit with decals from Mike's decals. All Lacquer Tamiya paint with Testors Extreme Clear. Polished it with 3M Perfect-it 3-stage polish. I got in a hurry with the clear, so the decals wrinkled a bit, but it still looks OK.
  11. Nice! I always enjoy looking at a nice clean build with shiny paint!
  12. No worries, I found some at my local Hobby Lobby. It doesn’t match the gold on the car, but it looks a lot closer to the color I see Smokey used from internet pics, so I’m just going to repaint all the gold with testors pure gold. The hood is painted pure gold. Trying to figure out what random paint some builder used years ago seems like a fruitless pursuit.
  13. Thank you. That’s some tough paint to find. I think it has been discontinued.
  14. Dang Dennis! Just when I thought I'd be done building 32's for a while, you post this and send my imagination into a tailspin! The nailhead is gorgeous, proportions spot on. Maybe there's a channeled Deuce in my future!
  15. I'd say most contests (like real car shows) have an element of politics and subjectivity. I haven't entered one in years, but if I do I go in with the expectation that I may disagree with the judges decisions, and don't sweat it. I vehemently disagree with the "everyone gets a trophy" culture. The best model should win regardless if the builder has been wracking up awards. If you are an exceptional builder you are likely not to attend either if you know that the awards will be spread about equally with little consideration to merit.
  16. I bought this Fireball Roberts 62 Poncho off of ebay. It had issues with the decals and the paint, so I thought I'd fix or restore it. The question is: those of you who have built a Smokey Yunick racecar, what do you use for the gold? If you look at the pictures, I painted the center of the hood with Tamiya Gold, and it is far off from matching. I'd like to find the matching paint and touch it up, but if I cannot, I'd like to figure out a gold that is closest to what Smokey used. So, what say you? is the gold on this car correct? Seems dark. What have you used to paint Smokey Yunick cars?
  17. Do you mind sharing what airbrush setup you went with?
  18. I usually think that I don't need an airbrush, and I do just fine with spray bombs until I see paint jobs like this... WOW. Looks sooo good!
  19. I just recently caught the vintage NASCAR bug. Yours look amazing!
  20. I really like your Pete, and now I'm also really hungry.
  21. Dang man! That thing is tough! Wanna Race?? 😁
  22. Dang Dennis that thing is wild! But yet restrained. There is a fine line between cool and ugly on these 60s radical customs, and you are nailing the balance. I love the slicks and roll cage on a custom!
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