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Turn of the Century NASCAR

Finished this morning:

The ‘gold’ one is Revells’ 1999 (slab-side) Chevy Monte Carlo built almost straight from the box, I lowered the ride-height about 1.5mm as I do with all my NASCAR builds. The decals are from Powerslide, printed by Cartograf these decals are just about the best for automotive modellers transfers available. Perfect register no translucence at all. The ‘orange’ one is again a Revell kit and again built as it comes except for the ride-height. It’s the 2000/03 Ford Taurus, this time with JWTBM decals. Both models are painted with Tamiya acrylics, both aerosol – straight from the rattle-can – & jar colours.

1999 Skoal Chevy Monte Carlo driven by Ken Schraeder. Raced in these colours in just four races in the ’99 season – there were also a metallic green, metallic blue and (usual) metallic green schemes. AFAIK these four beautiful schemes were used because this was Skoal’s last NASCAR Winston Cup season – I believe they have returned in recent years, but I’m not certain.

2001 Tide Ford Taurus driven by Ricky Craven. Regular racing colours (there were specials), one of the brightest and most recognised liveries in all of NASCAR.

As ever thanks for taking the time to look and/or comment. Please feel free to make any criticism or ask any questions. Already on with my next two car projects (a Porsche 911 GT1 & LaFerrari), and well in to planning for my next NASCAR build.



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7 responses to Turn of the Century NASCAR

  1. Simply beautiful work right there, Ian…there was a time (back in the day), where I had dozens and dozens of NASCAR models. I finally gave up tryin’ to keep current with all the number, sponsor, color, drivers, etc., etc. changes and stopped buildin’ ’em all together. Only kept one of ’em – and it wasn’t even a ‘real’ race car. It was/is a Superbird street car that I re-worked into a Petty race version. Scratch built roll bar, exhausts, etc.
    I really like the way these two of yours turned out, though…nice job, sir! 🙂

  2. Good looking Nascars Ian, both of them.

  3. Very nice indeed sir

  4. Very nice! That’s one thing about NASCAR – there is color galore!

  5. Nice clean builds there Ian, really well presented!
    I’ve got a LaFerrari in the stash as well! Is it the Tamiya or Revell and what colour are you going for? I’m painting mine white when I eventually get round to it.

  6. Good to see some competition cars here, Ian, and these NASCAR monsters really look the part.

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