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Donnie Allison Mercury Cyclone II - Coke


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Hi everyone,

Here's a build I finished up a couple months ago but neglected to post photos of. It's Donnie Allison's 1969 Mercury Cyclone II. Or sort of. He never drove the flat-nosed Cyclone II, just the "W" nose. But I only realized this halfway through the build and decided to just finish it as-is. 

It's the Polar Lights re-release from a couple years ago and goodness was it a lot of trouble! The chassis fit was poor, engine details were soft, and of course it wasn't even the right car. Not wanting to waste too much on a kit that isn't up to par, I built this out-of-box. One nice thing about this kit is that you get 2 full engines. I went with the 427 and added the 429 to the spare parts bin. The red is Tamiya acrylic flat red shot through my airbrush, and the gold is a Mr. Color lacquer that is just stunning. I used Testors Ultra-Gloss Clear (I think). I used the kit decals and they were very nice. The chrome pieces were too bright, so I sprayed some Tamiya TS-79 semi-gloss clear over them. 

Despite all the issues, I enjoyed the build and am pleased with the result. And as this uploads I think I'll go pour myself a glass of Coke...

Thanks for looking,

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3 hours ago, Jim N said:

Looks really nice!  Very clean separation lines with the two tone paint.  Great job!

I agree, great paint and decal work.  Always good to see a BA car!

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Beautiful build but I'm a little confused about the Bobby Allison livery.  Did this model start as a Donnie car and you finished it as a Bobby car. Maybe I missed something in the write up for the build. Again, very nice build.

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On 6/20/2019 at 9:12 AM, MarkJ said:

Beautiful build but I'm a little confused about the Bobby Allison livery.  Did this model start as a Donnie car and you finished it as a Bobby car. Maybe I missed something in the write up for the build. Again, very nice build.

Oh whoops, I just got my brothers mixed up and put the wrong one in the title!

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