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  Topic: Petty 1967
Firefly

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PostForum: The Showroom   Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:25 pm   Subject: Petty 1967
Nice work - looks great!
  Topic: XL-1 (1967)
Firefly

Replies: 4
Views: 176

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:34 am   Subject: XL-1 (1967)
Love it!
  Topic: Stroppe Colors
Firefly

Replies: 7
Views: 313

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:33 am   Subject: Stroppe Colors
Sox & Martin loved this paint scheme so much on their Stroppe Comet, they continued using it on their Mopars.
  Topic: Red Farmer 70's Hauler & Torino
Firefly

Replies: 17
Views: 347

PostForum: The Showroom   Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:21 am   Subject: Red Farmer 70's Hauler & Torino
Amazing! You need to show this to Mr.Farmer!
  Topic: Larry Flynn -- one of my all time favorites
Firefly

Replies: 7
Views: 342

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2021 11:39 am   Subject: Larry Flynn -- one of my all time favorites
NICE!!
  Topic: Ed Howe 1971 Season Chevelle
Firefly

Replies: 8
Views: 595

PostForum: The Showroom   Posted: Fri Jul 02, 2021 11:48 am   Subject: Ed Howe 1971 Season Chevelle
WOW - NICE! Love modifieds like this.
  Topic: Textured interior panels ?
Firefly

Replies: 12
Views: 2363

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sat Jun 26, 2021 7:59 am   Subject: Textured interior panels ?
I get nicely textured foil from the inner foil lids of peanut butter jars. No point mentioning brands because I'm not American but I'm sure one could find them in the USA.

Yogurt containers too, fo ...
  Topic: Moebius, 1966 F-100
Firefly

Replies: 16
Views: 984

PostForum: The Fab Shop   Posted: Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:19 pm   Subject: Moebius, 1966 F-100
Weathering so good I can smell an old truck...
  Topic: Tips for building Petty’s 1967 Plymouth?
Firefly

Replies: 13
Views: 1114

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:58 pm   Subject: Tips for building Petty’s 1967 Plymouth?
Which Bill Coulter book are y’all talking about?

"Building and Detailing Scale Model Stock Cars"
Not sure if its in there.
  Topic: Tips for building Petty’s 1967 Plymouth?
Firefly

Replies: 13
Views: 1114

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2021 6:37 pm   Subject: Tips for building Petty’s 1967 Plymouth?
Didn't Bill Coulter cover this car in his book?
  Topic: Salvinos 1976 Charger
Firefly

Replies: 19
Views: 1962

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2021 6:45 pm   Subject: Salvinos 1976 Charger
Wasn't 1974 the last production year of the Dodge Charger?
As I noted above, the Charger name was applied to the new Mopar Intermediate - body in 1975 and '76. The Chrysler Cordoba was the most well ...
  Topic: 1963 Roger Penske Grand Sport Corvette
Firefly

Replies: 18
Views: 1667

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Wed May 26, 2021 8:07 pm   Subject: 1963 Roger Penske Grand Sport Corvette
This one made me go 'WHOA!' when I saw it. Beautiful model.
  Topic: Jimmy Pardue 1964 Plymouth Belvedere
Firefly

Replies: 14
Views: 1597

PostForum: The Showroom   Posted: Fri May 21, 2021 8:00 pm   Subject: Jimmy Pardue 1964 Plymouth Belvedere
Outstanding. Agree the weathering and chrome 'de-emphasis' well done!
  Topic: North Florida Modified 1960 a year of transition
Firefly

Replies: 12
Views: 1328

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Fri May 21, 2021 3:53 pm   Subject: North Florida Modified 1960 a year of transition
Love it! I haven't gone into this subject for building - but Big Donkey's got some tempting wares.
  Topic: The resin fairy visited my house today
Firefly

Replies: 11
Views: 1485

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Wed May 19, 2021 9:34 am   Subject: Re: Landau strip
I never noticed the landau strip over the top on those cars.

Yeah that was actually stamped into the sheetmetal. If you take a close look at some of the Bud Moore pictures you can see it - you'll s ...
  Topic: Dodged a bullet....metaphorically speaking.
Firefly

Replies: 3
Views: 1075

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Tue May 18, 2021 7:09 pm   Subject: Dodged a bullet....metaphorically speaking.
Congrats. I have found that scrap clear plastic looks more realistic than the chunky kit glass, and allows more room for cage bars at the A-pillars.
If the glass isn't too curled at the sides, I usua ...
  Topic: Salvino's '71-'72 Chargers first impression
Firefly

Replies: 32
Views: 3289

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Tue May 18, 2021 6:58 pm   Subject: Salvino's '71-'72 Chargers first impression
Hasn't someone here flattened a bulged hood? I seem to recall. An Xacto knife and some scrap styrene seems a way more cost effective solution if you have a bit of skill...
  Topic: '66 Buick Mod. Stocker finished...
Firefly

Replies: 14
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PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Sun May 16, 2021 3:06 pm   Subject: '66 Buick Mod. Stocker finished...
I know we discussed it before - but some of us might remember a car model magazine article from back in the day that covered some detailing mods - like the windshield screen, and adding tread to the ...
  Topic: James Hylton Pop Cola Cyclone
Firefly

Replies: 21
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PostForum: The Showroom   Posted: Fri May 14, 2021 8:15 pm   Subject: James Hylton Pop Cola Cyclone
Beautiful.
  Topic: '66 Buick Mod. Stocker finished...
Firefly

Replies: 14
Views: 1393

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Thu May 13, 2021 9:07 pm   Subject: '66 Buick Mod. Stocker finished...
Nice!
'Bernie's Salvage' LOL - I remember that - those contrived AMT sponsors were great.
  Topic: Salvino's '71-'72 Chargers first impression
Firefly

Replies: 32
Views: 3289

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Thu May 13, 2021 9:04 pm   Subject: Salvino's '71-'72 Chargers first impression
Thanks,Tom. Looks pretty good.
  Topic: Salvino's '71-'72 Chargers first impression
Firefly

Replies: 32
Views: 3289

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Thu May 13, 2021 12:15 pm   Subject: Salvino's '71-'72 Chargers first impression
Pics, please!!
  Topic: '66 Buick Mod. Stocker....
Firefly

Replies: 5
Views: 881

PostForum: The Fab Shop   Posted: Thu May 13, 2021 12:14 pm   Subject: '66 Buick Mod. Stocker....
Nice!
Regarding image size - The Imgur controls are probably just for viewing on that site. As far as I know you'd need to reduce the original size, then upload it as its own image. I usually try to ...
  Topic: Dick Brooks 1974 Simoniz Charger
Firefly

Replies: 15
Views: 2125

PostForum: The Showroom   Posted: Thu May 13, 2021 5:47 am   Subject: Dick Brooks 1974 Simoniz Charger
Nice! I have a set of those decals and plan to do the '72 body version.
  Topic: Freddy Fryar 1965 LMS Chevelle
Firefly

Replies: 30
Views: 9862

PostForum: The Showroom   Posted: Fri May 07, 2021 7:01 pm   Subject: Freddy Fryar 1965 LMS Chevelle
Amazing - real nice!
  Topic: Bud Moore RC Cola Torino - Follmer/Riverside
Firefly

Replies: 0
Views: 682

PostForum: The Fab Shop   Posted: Thu May 06, 2021 12:06 pm   Subject: Bud Moore RC Cola Torino - Follmer/Riverside
I had an extra AMT/Johan Torino body for a while and finally decided to tackle it. I had used the flat kit hood for a '73 conversion - so I had a proper 'humped' MPC Torino hood to use. (Made the body ...
  Topic: 1976 Torino, Bud Moore style (5/6/21 update)
Firefly

Replies: 29
Views: 14129

PostForum: The Fab Shop   Posted: Thu May 06, 2021 11:44 am   Subject: 1976 Torino, Bud Moore style (5/6/21 update)
Finally got it painted (with brush!) Tamiya white. The car I am doing required some extra decal creation, so I did them in Adobe Illustrator and printed inkjet on Sunnyscopa clear decal film. Will add ...
  Topic: Sunnyscopa decal paper - good stuff!
Firefly

Replies: 0
Views: 463

PostForum: Nascar Tips and Tricks   Posted: Thu May 06, 2021 11:36 am   Subject: Sunnyscopa decal paper - good stuff!
I've been using both the inkjet white and clear on some recent projects with nice results. I sealed with Krylon crystal clear. Found on Amazon, around $14-18 for a ten sheet pack, letter size.
https: ...
  Topic: X-Acto Knife
Firefly

Replies: 9
Views: 1508

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Mon May 03, 2021 7:27 pm   Subject: X-Acto Knife
The original Xacto blades are pricey compared to the imitators. But even Xacto sells a cheap line of a blueish colored blade. Not as rigid or durable.
  Topic: The Brush Painters Society
Firefly

Replies: 73
Views: 8595

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2021 8:41 pm   Subject: The Brush Painters Society


Bill (Firefly), You mention white over white primer, which white lacquer primer did you use? Tamiya white primer or something else?

Also, Tamiya makes an acrylic paint retarder (Tamiya USA TA ...
  Topic: The Brush Painters Society
Firefly

Replies: 73
Views: 8595

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2021 10:16 am   Subject: The Brush Painters Society

So assuming the body has been primed white, 1 thick coat of Tamiya color would suffice?
Any advice on thinning mediums, if any used?

White over white primer is an optimal scenario for certain. A ...
  Topic: The Brush Painters Society
Firefly

Replies: 73
Views: 8595

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 23, 2021 5:30 pm   Subject: The Brush Painters Society
Bill,

The problem I had was the hot behavior of this paint. ...

Yes - the hot nature is also an issue when contacting a less hot brand. When brushing a coat of Tamiya Clear over the Badger blue ...
  Topic: The Brush Painters Society
Firefly

Replies: 73
Views: 8595

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 23, 2021 11:56 am   Subject: The Brush Painters Society
First try at brush painting. (Decaling in progress now.) The Tamiya white settles smooth and glossy. I did not thin enough and got some brush marks. However, the acrylic paint dries really hard and po ...
  Topic: Salvinos Cale Yarborough Monte Carlo
Firefly

Replies: 4
Views: 1237

PostForum: The Showroom   Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:14 pm   Subject: Salvinos Cale Yarborough Monte Carlo
Real nice!
  Topic: Leonard Wood - Model Builder!
Firefly

Replies: 1
Views: 830

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:11 pm   Subject: Leonard Wood - Model Builder!
notworthy

https://www.roadandtrack.com/news/a36156328/nascar-legend-leonard-wood-made-a-12-scale-ford-427-by-hand/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=news_tab&utm_content=algorithm&fbclid= ...
  Topic: Bare Metal Foil question!
Firefly

Replies: 2
Views: 865

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:59 pm   Subject: Bare Metal Foil question!
Whats the best kind of surface for optimal adhesion? Painted? Lacquer? Acrylic?
Thanks in advance.
  Topic: Post a pic of your all time favorite livery
Firefly

Replies: 28
Views: 3481

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:24 am   Subject: Post a pic of your all time favorite livery
BW did a great job with Red Farmer's livery on his Torino.
https://images12.fotki.com/v1667/photos/9/3808029/16351187/RedFarmer1972Torino1-vi.jpg
  Topic: Junior Johnson 73 Monte Carlo
Firefly

Replies: 5
Views: 1171

PostForum: The Fab Shop   Posted: Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:37 am   Subject: Junior Johnson 73 Monte Carlo
Not sure what his plan is for the front . The 73 and 74 are nearly identical as near as I can tell.

Tb

Only difference was the leading edge was flat, with rivets, on the '73, and was ridged in ' ...
  Topic: Junior Johnson 73 Monte Carlo
Firefly

Replies: 5
Views: 1171

PostForum: The Fab Shop   Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:42 pm   Subject: Junior Johnson 73 Monte Carlo
Nice work so far. That is a tough body to tweak. I endeavored to grind down the kit bumpers and it was like breaking into Fort Knox. Those look great.
  Topic: Red Farmer's 1972 Torino
Firefly

Replies: 18
Views: 2430

PostForum: The Showroom   Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:46 pm   Subject: Red Farmer's 1972 Torino
Wonder what the advantage was of using the stock trailing arms in the new location. COOL STUFF!!! THX

Possibly tire clearance, as the stock geometry has the forward link aimed outboard - actually i ...
  Topic: Red Farmer's 1972 Torino
Firefly

Replies: 18
Views: 2430

PostForum: The Showroom   Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:23 pm   Subject: Red Farmer's 1972 Torino
I think it looks great....I see no issue with bumpers.......
It does look like you removed the stock trim off body....that is a good amount of work alone!
Are the relocated rear trailing arms somet ...
  Topic: The Brush Painters Society
Firefly

Replies: 73
Views: 8595

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 2:32 pm   Subject: The Brush Painters Society
...I think I learned a lot about mixing. One thing I noticed was the drops are different from different bottles and sometimes a drop starts as a bubble before it becomes a drop so I dont know if my dr ...
  Topic: The Brush Painters Society
Firefly

Replies: 73
Views: 8595

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:11 pm   Subject: The Brush Painters Society
...I think I learned a lot about mixing. One thing I noticed was the drops are different from different bottles and sometimes a drop starts as a bubble before it becomes a drop so I dont know if my dr ...
  Topic: Wendell Scott colors
Firefly

Replies: 15
Views: 2363

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:48 am   Subject: Wendell Scott colors
Neighbor of James Mason just posted this yesterday on FB.

https://i.postimg.cc/C1CVhb8z/Screen-Shot-2021-04-01-at-7-44-23-AM.png
  Topic: Wendell Scott colors
Firefly

Replies: 15
Views: 2363

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:59 pm   Subject: Wendell Scott colors
Here are some old photos of the take-off panels from the '69 body that Tim Mason (Jim's son) had back in the early 2000s. Decent references for the colors on the '71 body as well.

Dearborn Steel T ...
  Topic: HP Ghost White Tire Logos
Firefly

Replies: 5
Views: 1338

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:05 am   Subject: HP Ghost White Tire Logos
Seems like opacity should not be an issue, since the real raced white lettering wasn't 100% brilliant opaque white anyway.
  Topic: '73 Mercury Montego
Firefly

Replies: 20
Views: 3590

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2021 2:44 pm   Subject: '73 Mercury Montego
It's looking good. Smart to be working with Tim Stevens on it.
  Topic: home-brew decals on HP Inkjet, my black is purple....help!
Firefly

Replies: 4
Views: 1244

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2021 2:21 pm   Subject: home-brew decals on HP Inkjet, my black is purple....help!
Using the official "HP" inks? Wondering if the quality of the actual ink has something to do with this issue. I use cheaper ink carts in my Canon and haven't noticed color quality issues wit ...
  Topic: Salvinos vs Salvinogram Cale Yarborough Monte Carlos
Firefly

Replies: 15
Views: 2800

PostForum: The Showroom   Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 3:07 pm   Subject: Salvinos vs Salvinogram Cale Yarborough Monte Carlos
Merci beaucoup!
I will keep updating the Brushpainters Society thread as I work on a new project.
It think brush painting offers possibilities but I need to keep working on improving it.
Look forwa ...
  Topic: Removing chrome
Firefly

Replies: 10
Views: 1831

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 3:00 pm   Subject: Removing chrome
Isopropyl Alcohol 91%
Works on the non-Salvinos parts.
Soak in a sealed container or ziplock bag a few days or so.
 
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