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  Topic: 1980s Cup Cars - Engine Color Question
Tom M.

Replies: 5
Views: 227

PostForum: Reference Photo's - Paint and Color Matching   Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:42 pm   Subject: 1980s Cup Cars - Engine Color Question
Everyone forgets about those bright glossy red or black steel containment bell housings that NASCAR made everyone use back then.
https://media.fotki.com/2v2JrKJKqxvk5f.jpg
  Topic: Marty Robbins Purple?
Tom M.

Replies: 6
Views: 247

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:25 pm   Subject: Marty Robbins Purple?
I concur, the Panther Pink is a good match. The yellow is the same chartreuse-tinted fluorescent yellow as the Menard's yellow.
  Topic: Jalopy racer
Tom M.

Replies: 2
Views: 172

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:33 pm   Subject: Jalopy racer
I only go back to the very early '60s but I've seen surplus Jerry cans, the old VW tanks that you filled directly through a filler neck in the top of the tank, and various small drumlike containers th ...
  Topic: Bill Elliot's '88 Coor's T-Bird
Tom M.

Replies: 5
Views: 145

PostForum: Reference Photo's - Paint and Color Matching   Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:52 pm   Subject: Bill Elliot's '88 Coor's T-Bird
I thought they were still using the gray spatter paint then?
  Topic: Out of the vault......#2
Tom M.

Replies: 13
Views: 495

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:52 pm   Subject: Out of the vault......#2
My first and only SLR also. My first DSLR accepted the same lens mounting system too.
  Topic: MPC Super Stockers
Tom M.

Replies: 3
Views: 266

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:27 pm   Subject: MPC Super Stockers
MPC did, AMT returned it to stock and still sells it. Just hog out the wheelwells of the AMT '69 Mach 1, it's the same body that was in the Trickle version of the Super Stocker.
  Topic: I need to strip a diecast
Tom M.

Replies: 7
Views: 371

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:14 pm   Subject: I need to strip a diecast
The zinc alloy used in diecasting begins to oxidize almost immediately upon exposure to air and develops a "skin" of oxide that peels right off. Etching primer is made to cut through that. ...
  Topic: I need to strip a diecast
Tom M.

Replies: 7
Views: 371

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:42 pm   Subject: I need to strip a diecast
Never put diecast in the purple pond, the lye-based cleaners will attack the aluminum the same way it strips chrome from plastic.

Go to Walmart and get some aircraft stripper, they make it in a spr ...
  Topic: Allison Charger question
Tom M.

Replies: 4
Views: 514

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:26 pm   Subject: Allison Charger question
I believe they may have run it on a tunnelback 1970 body.

Okay, found one as a '70.
https://i.pinimg.com/236x/0d/4e/24/0d4e245a8cf433021ff4ac21d54687c4--nascar-racers-dodge-chargers.jpg
  Topic: 57 Chevy Black Widow #87
Tom M.

Replies: 3
Views: 376

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:52 pm   Subject: 57 Chevy Black Widow #87
It builds up nice.
  Topic: 1973 Gran Torino resin
Tom M.

Replies: 17
Views: 850

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:03 pm   Subject: 1973 Gran Torino resin
Those have been unavailable for a while. I think I gave my master to Bandit Resins a while back but if I did they haven't made it into molds yet. I think I heard that someone else might be doing a n ...
  Topic: Salvino's acquires old Monogram & Revell NASCAR tooling
Tom M.

Replies: 24
Views: 1489

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:29 pm   Subject: Salvino's acquires old Monogram & Revell NASCAR tooling
Do we know what Mold was destroyed?

If you are referencing Tom M's comment above he is passing on info that was given to big model wholesalers. The 1929/30 Ford kit was a huge hit. The tooling w ...
  Topic: Salvino's acquires old Monogram & Revell NASCAR tooling
Tom M.

Replies: 24
Views: 1489

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:25 pm   Subject: Salvino's acquires old Monogram & Revell NASCAR tooling
Canít we have a little optimism here? Why does everything have to always be doom and gloom? I think if thereís a chance, itís great for our hobby!

What negativity? The question was asked about why ...
  Topic: Yarborough First National City Bank color
Tom M.

Replies: 5
Views: 286

PostForum: Reference Photo's - Paint and Color Matching   Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:00 pm   Subject: Yarborough First National City Bank color
I remember the lower body being the same School Bus Yellow/Grabber Orange color that was used on the Holly Farms car but the restored car looks lighter and that's what Mike used for the decals. I nee ...
  Topic: Salvino's acquires old Monogram & Revell NASCAR tooling
Tom M.

Replies: 24
Views: 1489

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:14 pm   Subject: Salvino's acquires old Monogram & Revell NASCAR tooling
I suspect there are contractual ties that would have to be worked out with the contract manufacturer. Often an Asian molder will agree to maintain the molds in perpetuity, for example. There could b ...
  Topic: 1987#8 Goodwrench Nova
Tom M.

Replies: 8
Views: 574

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:26 pm   Subject: 1987#8 Goodwrench Nova

http://ep.yimg.com/ay/yhst-41037708895877/amt-1976-chevy-nova-street-machine-15.jpg

That's the one I was thinking of. It was released in a couple of different boxes.
  Topic: Powerslide decals
Tom M.

Replies: 8
Views: 1259

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:36 pm   Subject: Powerslide decals
Long, long ago I worked up accurate artwork for Fireball's late '63 cars, including his final win (at Augusta). It wouldn't take much arm-twisting for me to include the 1964 cars on it if I got good r ...
  Topic: 1/16th scale... Roadrunner?
Tom M.

Replies: 6
Views: 366

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:34 pm   Subject: 1/16th scale... Roadrunner?
Someone had made a lot of progress in converting the 1/16 Charger into a Roadrunner on the old board.
  Topic: Need some suggestions with Sam Ards Thomas Bros 65 Chevelle
Tom M.

Replies: 2
Views: 319

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:32 pm   Subject: Need some suggestions with Sam Ards Thomas Bros 65 Chevelle
If it was me I would use the chassis and floorpan from the AMT '66 (NOT '67, that's the old Lindberg tool) Olds 442. Second choice would be the chassis and floor from the AMT '68 El Camino, it has th ...
  Topic: 1987#8 Goodwrench Nova
Tom M.

Replies: 8
Views: 574

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:49 pm   Subject: 1987#8 Goodwrench Nova
AMT reissued a '70s Nova kit a while back. It was the hatchback but it's the same bodystyle. You can adapt an AMT NASCAR kit chassis to it fairly easily. The Nova kit isn't too difficult to find.
  Topic: 1957 olds
Tom M.

Replies: 4
Views: 672

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:18 pm   Subject: 1957 olds
Only thing I've seen was the unassembled diecast that had originally been issued as a part of the Petty collection. JoHan did a 98 4door and I think I've seen a resin 98 hardtop but the diecast was t ...
  Topic: Let's have a little poll, about future kits from Salvinos
Tom M.

Replies: 65
Views: 48628

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:56 pm   Subject: Let's have a little poll, about future kits from Salvinos
The '76 Daytona 500 winner was indeed a '74-'76 Montego. That, and a Cougar (only differences were grill/parking lights and the opera window on the Cougar) and they would cover several cars.

In ...
  Topic: Buddy Baker K & K Charger color
Tom M.

Replies: 20
Views: 821

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:46 am   Subject: Buddy Baker K & K Charger color
Actual color was '65 Ford Mustang Poppy Red. MCW used to make a spray can cross reference for it, I think he listed it as Competition Orange because that's what Mercury called the same color when the ...
  Topic: Let's have a little poll, about future kits from Salvinos
Tom M.

Replies: 65
Views: 48628

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:56 pm   Subject: Let's have a little poll, about future kits from Salvinos
The '76 Daytona 500 winner was indeed a '74-'76 Montego. That, and a Cougar (only differences were grill/parking lights and the opera window on the Cougar) and they would cover several cars. A Thund ...
  Topic: Let's have a little poll, about future kits from Salvinos
Tom M.

Replies: 65
Views: 48628

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:45 pm   Subject: Let's have a little poll, about future kits from Salvinos
The '86-'87 Grand Prix 2+2 would fill gaps and there are also enough different well-known cars with that bodystyle to cover several releases. Petty, Rusty Wallace, Neil Bonnett, maybe even Lake Speed. ...
  Topic: Looking for the racing wheels from the 65 Galaxie
Tom M.

Replies: 2
Views: 326

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:03 pm   Subject: Looking for the racing wheels from the 65 Galaxie
For what it's worth, the retooled H-M style wheels in the MPC '71 Cyclone are basically identical to the ones they tooled for the '65 Galaxie too.
  Topic: d waltrips 72 cyclone terminal transport color suggestions?
Tom M.

Replies: 3
Views: 296

PostForum: Reference Photo's - Paint and Color Matching   Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:41 pm   Subject: d waltrips 72 cyclone terminal transport color suggestions?
I believe it was '72 Mercury Brown metallic and Gold metallic.
  Topic: Buddy Bakers 442 is here
Tom M.

Replies: 7
Views: 1335

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:31 pm   Subject: Buddy Bakers 442 is here
They mold test shots in color also, so they can be visually identified. Might have been the final round of test shots.
  Topic: 1973 & 1974 Chevelle
Tom M.

Replies: 32
Views: 1404

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:14 am   Subject: 1973 & 1974 Chevelle
The AMT kit (and the MPC kit as well) were originally tooled as '73 versions so yes they were originally more or less correct for the '73 bumper style. The AMT was definitely a lot chunkier than the ...
  Topic: 1973 & 1974 Chevelle
Tom M.

Replies: 32
Views: 1404

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:34 pm   Subject: 1973 & 1974 Chevelle
What we need to convert the 74 to a 73 is the front bumper/grille unit, grille headlight surround and rear bumper. The tail light insert is easy to convert. Sand the covers off the 74 part, the rectan ...
  Topic: What year Plymouth?
Tom M.

Replies: 3
Views: 516

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:19 pm   Subject: What year Plymouth?
Yes. '60 2-door see-dan. I think Tom Coolidge used to case a '61 sedan but I don't know where you would get a sedan roof section these days. Maybe start with a Jo-Han '60 wagon for the side window ...
  Topic: Interior colors on Pop Cola Merc's
Tom M.

Replies: 2
Views: 420

PostForum: Nascar Tips and Tricks   Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:57 pm   Subject: Interior colors on Pop Cola Merc's
First, although it's not obvious from photos the two cars are different exterior colors also. The Parsons car is Ford Poppy Red (just a tiny bit more orange than Chevy engine red-orange) and the Hylt ...
  Topic: Anyone for Darts? Your thoughts on the AMT Sportsman kits.
Tom M.

Replies: 7
Views: 892

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:01 pm   Subject: Anyone for Darts? Your thoughts on the AMT Sportsman kits.
Thanks for the compliments! As you can see, I've built a few of these... Probably around a dozen total, between the original issues and the reissues.

Here's a reissue Petty Dart, IMHO the Petty ...
  Topic: Anyone for Darts? Your thoughts on the AMT Sportsman kits.
Tom M.

Replies: 7
Views: 892

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:25 pm   Subject: Anyone for Darts? Your thoughts on the AMT Sportsman kits.
They were tooled in the early days of the Modeling Dark Ages so they are a sometimes frustrating mix of oversimplification and overcomplication. On the plus side they were never butchered into anythi ...
  Topic: Donor chassis for resin 1/25 NASCAR Mercury Montego body?
Tom M.

Replies: 8
Views: 729

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:50 pm   Subject: Donor chassis for resin 1/25 NASCAR Mercury Montego body?
It depends on what it was mastered from. Most of those 1/25 scale Montegos and Cougars were mastered from the old MPC '73 Cougar. The '73 and earlier Cougars in 1:1 were all built on a Mustang chass ...
  Topic: 1962 All-Star race
Tom M.

Replies: 6
Views: 530

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:45 pm   Subject: 1962 All-Star race
All those superstars and the bleachers were empty.

Probably because it was run on the Saturday 8 days before the 500.
  Topic: Donnie Allison Hawaiian Trpoic Color?
Tom M.

Replies: 6
Views: 812

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:56 pm   Subject: Donnie Allison Hawaiian Trpoic Color?
The actual color, according to people who worked on the car, is '60s Ford Candyapple Red. Same color as the Wood brothers roof, but without the gold pearl clear that the Wood Brothers applied.

The ...
  Topic: Olds 442 bodywork.
Tom M.

Replies: 78
Views: 4158

PostForum: The Fab Shop   Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:46 pm   Subject: Olds 442 bodywork.
Pettyís very often cut the rear bumper in half, took material off and remounted with the ends flush to the fenders. No need for sheet metal covering up the edge sticking out. They did this a lot with ...
  Topic: Baker Olds kit thread
Tom M.

Replies: 45
Views: 2099

PostForum: Nascar Tips and Tricks   Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:20 pm   Subject: Baker Olds kit thread
Sounds like you have a good plan Tom. The passenger side of the body is very thick in the door and rear quarter area. I had to grind out the door area to clear the cage.

Tb

That's interesting. ...
  Topic: Baker Olds kit thread
Tom M.

Replies: 45
Views: 2099

PostForum: Nascar Tips and Tricks   Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:29 pm   Subject: Re: AMT/Salvino Olds
Tom, I'm putting the GM chassis under mine, just because that's what I have laying around. I used the AMT dash top and it was a lot of work to make it fit. I may try your route. I bent the bottom of t ...
  Topic: Baker Olds kit thread
Tom M.

Replies: 45
Views: 2099

PostForum: Nascar Tips and Tricks   Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:03 pm   Subject: Baker Olds kit thread
No photos yet (I'll get the camera out this weekend and add photos) but I pulled everything out of the Olds box last night and dug out an AMT Thunderbird chassis that I had already lengthened and adju ...
  Topic: Bobby Allison '81 Pontiac LeMans Resin Body Question
Tom M.

Replies: 6
Views: 866

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:32 pm   Subject: Bobby Allison '81 Pontiac LeMans Resin Body Question
I've never used that particular body but most of those resins looked to be converted from a Monogram Regal or Grand Prix. The problem with resin is that you get shrinkage with the rubber mold materia ...
  Topic: Baker Olds kit thread
Tom M.

Replies: 45
Views: 2099

PostForum: Nascar Tips and Tricks   Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:59 pm   Subject: Baker Olds kit thread
I have 3 of the Olds. I'll do something with them. But before I get excited about a 1973-76 Monte Carlo they really need to go to work on that chassis. I can't justify buying a 40 dollar kit just for ...
  Topic: Curious question about trim.
Tom M.

Replies: 4
Views: 426

PostForum: Nascar Tips and Tricks   Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:02 pm   Subject: Curious question about trim.
I've seen people use brass rod to replicate windsplits in hoods and fenders because it has the advantage of not being affected by sanding around it.
  Topic: Wendell Scott and Wood Brothers Mercury cyclones
Tom M.

Replies: 2
Views: 721

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:28 pm   Subject: Wendell Scott and Wood Brothers Mercury cyclones
Champagne Gold for the Wendell Scott Cyclone.

The Wood Brothers car had most of the interior sheetmetal painted with the medium gray trunk spatter paint with semi gloss black bars.

Not the great ...
  Topic: Savino 442 kit happy thread
Tom M.

Replies: 58
Views: 5468

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:27 pm   Subject: Savino 442 kit happy thread
That car was owned by Bruce "PeeWee" Griffin, it wasn't a Hoss Ellington car.
  Topic: Baker Olds kit thread
Tom M.

Replies: 45
Views: 2099

PostForum: Nascar Tips and Tricks   Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:07 pm   Subject: Baker Olds kit thread
There were some front steer cars prior to '81, anything that used a Chevelle clip (all the Allison-built cars to include the DiGard cars until Darrell started driving for them, for example) was front ...
  Topic: If you was building the famous banana......
Tom M.

Replies: 4
Views: 620

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:45 pm   Subject: If you was building the famous banana......
I've spent a lot of time trying to figure out how it was likely done.

First, the drooped nose and windshield/A-post chops were already done before the rear was banana'd so that needs to be a separa ...
  Topic: Tire decals on real rubber tires?
Tom M.

Replies: 8
Views: 803

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:12 pm   Subject: Tire decals on real rubber tires?
I dont understand the gloss coat first, I put the decals right on the tires, use decal setting solution and then dull coat/flat clear coat the tires, what I am missing? My tires turn out just fine I ...
  Topic: Quick change rear ends
Tom M.

Replies: 9
Views: 644

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:08 pm   Subject: Quick change rear ends
The original Craftsman Truck rules allowed either a quick change or a regular floater, if I recall correctly.

As far as quick changes vs. 9" Fords, it's six of one and half a dozen of the oth ...
 
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