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Tom McEwen's 1974 RE dragster


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A while back I scored a Revell HotRod Tom McEwen Funny Car/ RE dragster kit at a yard sale.  I believe this kit was released in the mid 80's, but I think the tooling dates back to the mid 70's.  I know the decals had a copyright date on them of 1975.  I built the RE dragster first.  Although the kit had a great deal of flash on it, it went together pretty well, although I was never able to get the body work to fit as well as I thought it should.  Unfortunately, the decals were in sad shape, cracked/crinkled, dirty and brittle.  I tried spraying several very light coats of clear lacquer on them and although they are still yellowed, they did apply  fairly well.  They did need a LOT of MicroSol and warm air to get them to lay down, but overall they were serviceable.  Paint is Testors white, and Italian Red on the body and Tamiya Racing Blue on the wing.  The frame is painted with Tamiya Metallic Blue.  Thank you all for looking!  Comments welcomed.



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