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  1. Here's a subject I've not seen on here often, if at all. This is the Revell kit, built box stock. Visiting this forum has encouraged me to try some new things, so I tried fading paint on the body, from a Testor's transparent blue on the very back to Testor's Candy Apple Red on the front. This is consistent with the pictures I found of this car in various resources. Both colors were shot over a Testor's silver base coat. I know this isn't on a par with some of the other models posted on here, but I thought it turned out okay. Thanks for looking guys. Steve
  2. Thanks for the comments guys!! I appreciate them.
  3. Here is my attempt to model one on m favorite sprint cars from the mid-late 80's. Although the Ofixco car and driver Ron Shuman were committed participants with the World of Outlaws, they were not shy about taking the wing off and competing in non-wing shows with USAC and high paying local shows. The model was built box stock from one of the early Monogram kits. The paint is Testor's Competition Orange and Gloss Black. The decals were some that I picked up at a swap meet and were created by someone from PA. Steve
  4. Mr. Sobak, Coming in to this a little late.... First, your work is amazing. Your attention to detail is incredible and the results stunning. Secondly, go with the nickel hardware. Mooneyz made the comment about the brass looking like zinc plated grade 8 bolts and he's correct. HOWEVER, zinc plating of grade 8 bolts is a relatively recent improvement and would not be period correct for a mid-70's Funny Car. I make this comment NOT to be critical but realizing that you have put significant time and effort in to this build to make it as accurate as possible.
  5. Thanks for the comments guys. Actually Intmd8r, Marks and Keppler were almost fanatical about keeping the car clean. It came in from hot laps, they cleaned it. It came in from a heat race, they cleaned it. We once stayed in the same motel as the team while attending the Knoxville Nationals. They took all the tin off the frame after a night of racing and cleaned it in the parking lot. And this was AFTER they had taken to a car wash!
  6. Here is an older Monogram Sprint Car kit built to replicate Brad Doty's Marks & Keppler owned Coor's Light car from about 1987. It is a painted in Testor's Silver and Metallic Blue. I used decals from several different kits to replicate the original car as best I could. Hope y'all like this one. Steve
  7. Great work. I love the early 70's funny cars and these are beautiful! Where did you find the 'Cuda body for the Candies and Hughes car? Is it a resin body and if so, whose? The Trojan Horse is FANTASTIC!! Like I said...GREAT WORK!!
  8. Amazing work. Your ability to do such incredibly fine work is beyond my comprehension. Outstanding!!
  9. You sir, are just FREAKING AMAZING!! Words are not adequate. Impressive work! Steve
  10. Well Done! Looks better than mine! I only had one set of decals to work with so I was VERY careful with them and used nearly a third of a bottle of MicroSol trying to get them to conform to the bends of the body. I didn't tear any, so I was pleased The side windows took a lot of "persuasion" before I got them to fit. Lots of sanding, filing and finagling, and I'm still not happy with how they fit, but I'm hesitant to do more to them for fear of breaking them.
  11. Thanks for the kind words y'all. I guess when I compare my skills to those of John Teresi, Chris Soback, Dave Thibodeau and some of the other guys on here, I'm not even a hack builder. I do enjoy building models and I try to build, older less common subjects when i can get my hands on them. I'll try to post a few more that I deem worthy of this board.
  12. I've built models off and on for almost 50 years, and I've followed builds on this board for some time now but never posted one of my own. I build for fun, and I'm not particularly good, but like I said, its for fun. This was a kit my wife found for me and I thoroughly enjoyed building it. The paint is Testor's rattle can Classic White and Blue Angel Blue on the body. The blue was shot over black to get it darker like the hood decal. THe frame is French Blue. I've not seen this model on here before, so I hope you guys like it. Steve
  13. Outstanding work! Great photography too. This turned out very well. If I may ask, where did you get Snake decals for the Late 1970 FED? Looks like you used the Mongoose kit, but I've never seen Snake decals for it.
  14. I noticed you mentioned in the "Drag RacingModels" forum that you don't use airbrush, only cans. What color/brand of can paint did you use on this body, and how do you get such great finish on your car using can paint? Fantastic paint job and fantastic detail. LOVE IT!!
  15. Thanks W-409. Yeah, I've been watching E(vil)bay, but at present, the decals for sale there are not the one I need. I'll keep watching, and hoping someone here can help. Thanks to all.
  16. Sorry for the double post. Anybody have input on this?
  17. I am trying to get the items assembled to build the white "Snake II" Cuda funny car and the blue "Mongoose II" Duster. I know Slixx made the McEwen decals, but they are no longer on their website. Does anyone have a source for these decals or does anyone have a set they would be willing to part with? Thanks in advance!!
  18. May be old news to all y'all, but I was just on SLIXX' website and the website has an announcement that says they have reconsidered and are going to continue to produce decals. They are going to restructure, and some items they have sold will no longer be available, but at least they are not closing. YEAH!!
  19. Awesome diorama, with amazing detail and realism. Don't know if y'all know this. but this diorama was featured in the NHRA Dragster Insider column by Phil Burgess on March 2, 2011. Here is a link to the column, you'll have to scroll down to the March 2 column. http://www.nhra.com/blog/dragster-insider/
  20. Can you tell us what paint and paint colors you used for this one?
  21. What paint and what color did you use to get the "Ford" Petty Blue? I've got this kit in my "to do" list and I'm curious.
  22. Exactly what I'm looking for! Any idea of where I might locate a similar set?
  23. Help PLEASE! I am trying to locate Ramchargers decals for a 1968-1979 Dodge Dart Funny Car. I've tried e-bay, Whoopie Kat, etc. without success so far. According to my research, the Funny Car I'm building was sponsored by Gratiot Auto Supply, NOT Hodges Dodge as some of the Ramchargers earlier cars had been. Any help, leads, info, etc. greatly appreciated! Thank You!!
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