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  Topic: Dale Earnhardt 1992 Lumina from The Winston
Tom M.

Replies: 12
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PostForum: The Fab Shop   Posted: Sat Jul 24, 2021 12:22 pm   Subject: Dale Earnhardt 1992 Lumina from The Winston
I've had non-Tamiya masking tape do that to Tamiya paint. I suspect they use an alcohol-based adhesive and the alcohol attacks the lacquer paint.
  Topic: What's the best Nascar kits to be on the lookout for?
Tom M.

Replies: 14
Views: 376

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 24, 2021 12:19 pm   Subject: What's the best Nascar kits to be on the lookout for?
May I suggest the Hut Stricklin #27 McDonalds car, Or the Heinz 57 Pontiac. Or the Sterling Marlin Kodak Monte Carlo. Kits that if you didn't even paint them will turn out pretty well. And there ar ...
  Topic: Talladega Nights Question
Tom M.

Replies: 7
Views: 303

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:26 am   Subject: Talladega Nights Question
Patto's did them, but they're Patto's quality.....

Looking forward to Sam's.

"The good news is Patto's did them. The bad news is that Patto's did them..." Very Happy
  Topic: What's the best Nascar kits to be on the lookout for?
Tom M.

Replies: 14
Views: 376

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:24 am   Subject: What's the best Nascar kits to be on the lookout for?
I recommend starting with one of the Monogram Buick kits. Go on eBay and find one in the smaller box, they were the early issues so the fit and molding quality will be better than the newer reissues. ...
  Topic: TRU-MATCH realistic racing color paints
Tom M.

Replies: 8
Views: 740

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:32 am   Subject: TRU-MATCH realistic racing color paints
All I ever use to thin hobby enamels is lacquer thinner. I find that when airbrushing the volume of solvent is low enough that just a couple of coats of Tamiya primer is plenty for thin coats of enam ...
  Topic: Stroppe Colors
Tom M.

Replies: 8
Views: 417

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:09 am   Subject: Stroppe Colors
Poppy Red and Guardsman Blue didn't exist in '63 though, when Stroppe returned with the Mercury factory team. In fact, I don't think Poppy Red existed as a factory color until the spring of '64 when ...
  Topic: Coyote Orange
Tom M.

Replies: 2
Views: 311

PostForum: Reference Photo's - Paint and Color Matching   Posted: Mon Jul 12, 2021 12:24 pm   Subject: Coyote Orange
..agree

The same 5 digit PPG color code was also used for '70 Calypso Coral (Ford) and '70 Competition Orange (Mercury). They recycled the color under a different name but it's the same formula a ...
  Topic: Petty Chargers
Tom M.

Replies: 2
Views: 585

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2021 7:31 pm   Subject: Petty Chargers
I suggest sanding the texture off and puttying them, then either using the grille decals that are on the Powerslide sheet or the photo-etch parts. I did the artwork for the Powerslide sheet and I siz ...
  Topic: Any 71 or 72 Plymouth Roadrunner/Satellite
Tom M.

Replies: 5
Views: 530

PostForum: Reference Photo's - Paint and Color Matching   Posted: Fri Jun 18, 2021 6:32 pm   Subject: Any 71 or 72 Plymouth Roadrunner/Satellite
#99 Fred Lorenzen STP

Not really orange, the #99 was neon STP red-orange.
  Topic: Petty 71-72 color questions
Tom M.

Replies: 17
Views: 1943

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:38 am   Subject: Petty 71-72 color questions
odcics2 sent me a photo that we agree is just about as close to accurate as an early '70s color print can be, for both the blue and the neon. It might not be perfect but if you weren't there during t ...
  Topic: Removing pre printed graphics
Tom M.

Replies: 17
Views: 1841

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:37 pm   Subject: Removing pre printed graphics
How do you guys get alcohol to work? I've never had any luck with it, even when soaked overnight.

Make sure you are using 91%. 70% won't work. The 91% is harder to find but will do the job.
I trie ...
  Topic: Petty 71-72 color questions
Tom M.

Replies: 17
Views: 1943

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:49 am   Subject: Petty 71-72 color questions
Wow - thank you for all of the great photo refs - those are just amazing pics and such high resolution!

As far as the colors for the 1972 cars, I had purchased what MCW Finishes have listed as '72 ...
  Topic: Suggestions for Charlotte visit
Tom M.

Replies: 14
Views: 1521

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2021 4:23 pm   Subject: Suggestions for Charlotte visit
Holman Moody original shop is under Charlotte Douglass airport now.

The North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame in Mooresville is a good stop.

Memory Lane Museum in Mooresville is a good stop t ...
  Topic: sticker search .
Tom M.

Replies: 5
Views: 1647

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sat May 29, 2021 11:59 am   Subject: sticker search .
I found this after Tom identified the name.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-uJW5spQaL-w/UmMiKs8XGXI/AAAAAAAAFJQ/o4s3Vpz56AE/w325-h577-no/20131019_191510.jpg

I think I used that same image (am ...
  Topic: Janet Guthrie Texaco Car - Interior?
Tom M.

Replies: 3
Views: 1240

PostForum: Reference Photo's - Paint and Color Matching   Posted: Wed May 26, 2021 1:24 pm   Subject: Janet Guthrie Texaco Car - Interior?
That's the lighter blue they used before Wrangler, it's in the Tamiya TS-23/Testors Big Bad Blue range of shades. I prefer the Testors AMC Big Bad Blue but since that's been discontinued it's hard to ...
  Topic: Janet Guthrie Texaco Car - Interior?
Tom M.

Replies: 3
Views: 1240

PostForum: Reference Photo's - Paint and Color Matching   Posted: Wed May 26, 2021 12:00 pm   Subject: Janet Guthrie Texaco Car - Interior?
Osterlund Blue, it was leased from Osterlund.
  Topic: sticker search .
Tom M.

Replies: 5
Views: 1647

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Wed May 26, 2021 11:55 am   Subject: sticker search .
That's the Zero Blast 'N Peen decal. Larry Frank's company, if I recall correctly. I only saw those at Daytona in '67. A fair representation is on the Powerslide '67 Petty sheet, it's tough to scre ...
  Topic: Salvino AJ Foyt Monte Carlo Color
Tom M.

Replies: 1
Views: 991

PostForum: Reference Photo's - Paint and Color Matching   Posted: Fri May 21, 2021 8:53 pm   Subject: Salvino AJ Foyt Monte Carlo Color
There really isn't one, unless you buy a can of touch-up paint from someplace that mixes actual auto paint in spray cans. Closest off the shelf match is Chevy Engine Orange.
  Topic: 1963 Roger Penske Grand Sport Corvette
Tom M.

Replies: 18
Views: 1742

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Thu May 20, 2021 9:15 pm   Subject: 1963 Roger Penske Grand Sport Corvette
That's a fantastic job on converting that AMT!

The 377 is a half inch stroker in the 327 block, 3.75" stroke and 4" bore. My brother ran one (but not aluminum, just a normal cast iron 32 ...
  Topic: 71/72 Baker #11 Charger
Tom M.

Replies: 5
Views: 1190

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Thu May 20, 2021 9:06 pm   Subject: 71/72 Baker #11 Charger
I looked for good references for the foil numbers when I did that artwork and couldn't find much. I saw the car run with the foil numbers in person, I'm pretty sure it was Atlanta in the spring of '7 ...
  Topic: The resin fairy visited my house today
Tom M.

Replies: 11
Views: 1532

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Wed May 19, 2021 5:25 am   Subject: The resin fairy visited my house today
Rough? Goodness no, this is great compared to a lot of resins. A little cleanup, a coat of filler primer, and it's good to go. You want to talk rough, the old JNJ casting of a '74 Monte Carlo I bui ...
  Topic: The resin fairy visited my house today
Tom M.

Replies: 11
Views: 1532

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Mon May 17, 2021 8:04 pm   Subject: The resin fairy visited my house today
After cleaning up the dinner dishes I got in the kitchen sink with hot tap water and got the twist out. I removed most of the casting flash when I was done, gave it one last fine tune under the water ...
  Topic: The resin fairy visited my house today
Tom M.

Replies: 11
Views: 1532

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Mon May 17, 2021 7:04 pm   Subject: The resin fairy visited my house today
I'll let the casters post their info but this one is hot off the mold. It's not only the best Disco Bird that's ever been cast for NASCAR, it isn't even close between this and second best. It has th ...
  Topic: Curious About Salvinos Jr Plans?
Tom M.

Replies: 34
Views: 4823

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Sun May 16, 2021 12:49 pm   Subject: Curious About Salvinos Jr Plans?
No insider info here, but I figure since they've already done Baker cars a Baker K&K car wouldn't be a huge step. I expect the '71-'72 initial offering to be a Baker STP car, and maybe even a pla ...
  Topic: 1971 Petty Plymouth Road Runner chassis.
Tom M.

Replies: 7
Views: 1896

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Thu May 13, 2021 9:08 pm   Subject: 1971 Petty Plymouth Road Runner chassis.
You could also pick up one of the Salvino's kits. The Grey Ghost Oldsmobiles generally have the Mopar style chassis and the cage is much more to scale than the Polar Lights kits.



Tom does this ...
  Topic: Salvino's '71-'72 Chargers first impression
Tom M.

Replies: 32
Views: 3360

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Thu May 13, 2021 8:16 pm   Subject: Salvino's '71-'72 Chargers first impression
Work has kept me busy lately and I had to dig through a lot of moving boxes to find my Panther Pink and TS-23 spray cans (wouldn't you know it, both cans were in the same box) but I've been prepping a ...
  Topic: Petty Scheme? Any decals for this?
Tom M.

Replies: 12
Views: 2178

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Wed May 05, 2021 5:39 pm   Subject: Petty Scheme? Any decals for this?
It was never raced that way, STP nixed the idea and no decals were ever made that I'm aware of.
  Topic: Salvino's '71-'72 Chargers first impression
Tom M.

Replies: 32
Views: 3360

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Wed May 05, 2021 5:38 pm   Subject: Salvino's '71-'72 Chargers first impression
I received my pre-order from Mike today, I didn't pull all the sprues out of the bag yet but I expect it to be identical to the parts package for the '73.

The great news is the body! At first look ...
  Topic: 2 random unrelated questions
Tom M.

Replies: 2
Views: 1019

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 27, 2021 3:48 pm   Subject: 2 random unrelated questions
I concur on the colors. TS-23 is a very tiny bit too dark but it's close enough, especially since you're not matching decal colors.

I believe the first two Oldsmobiles (Gray Ghost and Donnie Allis ...
  Topic: Frank Warren's #79 charger colors
Tom M.

Replies: 1
Views: 618

PostForum: Reference Photo's - Paint and Color Matching   Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2021 8:44 pm   Subject: Frank Warren's #79 charger colors
The best spray can match would be Camel Yellow, I think. I'm pretty sure the upper body was black on that version, some of his cars used a Plum Crazy roof but I don't think that was one of them.
  Topic: New Charger
Tom M.

Replies: 101
Views: 15365

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2021 8:35 pm   Subject: New Charger
For the vermillions:

- I took a bowl of water and microwaved it for 90 seconds. This is about as hot as I can get it. I put a drop of hand soap in to break surface tension which allows the decal t ...
  Topic: Frank Warren's #79 charger colors
Tom M.

Replies: 4
Views: 1134

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2021 8:28 pm   Subject: Frank Warren's #79 charger colors
Dave Van and I each saw that car in person. I would choose Camel Yellow as well.

Some versions had the roof/upper body done in Plum Crazy purple rather than black but I can't recall which years/ra ...
  Topic: Any guess on the color of this old Charger?
Tom M.

Replies: 6
Views: 1303

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:28 pm   Subject: Any guess on the color of this old Charger?
Looks like Chevy Butternut Yellow, which was used for several years in the mid and late '60s.
  Topic: Purolator Mercury
Tom M.

Replies: 25
Views: 13245

PostForum: Reference Photo's - Paint and Color Matching   Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:27 pm   Subject: Purolator Mercury
They were definitely a darkish red.
  Topic: NASCAR Modified
Tom M.

Replies: 22
Views: 2897

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:44 pm   Subject: NASCAR Modified
Chassis is WAAYY too modern for a Pinto body. Cavalier would be great, tho.

I know, but it's probably no worse than the Ridge Runner chassis. It probably would have a few too many bars for a Cava ...
  Topic: NASCAR Modified
Tom M.

Replies: 22
Views: 2897

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:12 am   Subject: NASCAR Modified
If they did a Cavalier body and Pinto body, and released two different Evans cars in each they would pay for the tooling. The modern bodies would be gravy.
  Topic: color question on #41 Pepsi Ford Torino.
Tom M.

Replies: 3
Views: 879

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:47 pm   Subject: color question on #41 Pepsi Ford Torino.
I took these photos in the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles almost 15 years ago. The second seat was apparently added prior to the car being used in the vintage stock car group's track days. If the in ...
  Topic: New Charger
Tom M.

Replies: 101
Views: 15365

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:08 pm   Subject: New Charger
Door skins on 71-72 are the same but 73-74 are different. It's a very small crease that I am not sure 100% that NASCAR enforced as it was so minor. The vertical stamping detail on the street car didn' ...
  Topic: '73 Mercury Montego
Tom M.

Replies: 20
Views: 3668

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:46 pm   Subject: '73 Mercury Montego
That old Race Ready Replicas body is... better than nothing. But it was done back in the late '80s or early '90s mainly to fill a hole in the Darlington Museum's model car display of race winners. ...
  Topic: Neil Bonnett Yellow Laguna
Tom M.

Replies: 3
Views: 1196

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:44 pm   Subject: Neil Bonnett Yellow Laguna
I found this one at Racer's Reunion via Google Image search:



They're maroon, the photo is shifted a little bit yellow I think.
  Topic: Neil Bonnett Yellow Laguna
Tom M.

Replies: 3
Views: 1196

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:13 am   Subject: Neil Bonnett Yellow Laguna
Looks like it ran seven times in the latter part of '76, starting with the Firecracker.
  Topic: Wendell Scott colors
Tom M.

Replies: 15
Views: 2398

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:20 am   Subject: Wendell Scott colors
That's it. You can see the champagne gold interior that was still in the car when Wendell got it.
  Topic: Wendell Scott colors
Tom M.

Replies: 15
Views: 2398

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:02 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: Wendell Scott colors
Tom M.

Replies: 15
Views: 2398

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:56 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: Wendell Scott colors
Tom M.

Replies: 15
Views: 2398

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:01 am   Subject: Wendell Scott colors
It was a Wood Brothers car so it was probably the same color as the Purolator Mercury.

It wasn't a Wood Brothers car. It was purchased directly from H-M as a '69 Cyclone by Jim "Hammer" ...
  Topic: Goodwrench 1988/1989 "red" for interior ?
Tom M.

Replies: 11
Views: 3690

PostForum: Reference Photo's - Paint and Color Matching   Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:11 pm   Subject: Goodwrench 1988/1989 "red" for interior ?
Have you tried Italian Red?

Not even close to being orange enough.
  Topic: Wendell Scott colors
Tom M.

Replies: 15
Views: 2398

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:10 pm   Subject: Wendell Scott colors
Interior was champagne gold. Body was pearl white with a metallic blue and metallic red. I would use Tamiya pearl white, Mica Blue, and Mica Red.
  Topic: 1971 Petty Plymouth Road Runner chassis.
Tom M.

Replies: 7
Views: 1896

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:01 pm   Subject: 1971 Petty Plymouth Road Runner chassis.
You could also pick up one of the Salvino's kits. The Grey Ghost Oldsmobiles generally have the Mopar style chassis and the cage is much more to scale than the Polar Lights kits.
  Topic: Buddy Arrington color
Tom M.

Replies: 14
Views: 2766

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:57 pm   Subject: Buddy Arrington color
Buddy couldn't afford the time or money to keep a fluorescent car painted, they would fade noticeably in just a couple of weeks. The Pettys had the manpower and funds to keep them painted, clear coat ...
  Topic: Smokey Yunik Ford?
Tom M.

Replies: 10
Views: 2092

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:23 pm   Subject: Smokey Yunik Ford?
Here's Smokey's Cup record:



Or the "official" record anyway. Smokey didn't like to put his own name on the entry blank as the owner for some reason, most (if not all) the Pontiacs we ...
 
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