Well this has to be a record for me, at least in the last couple of decades, 3 models since Christmas and ready to start another. So MPCs Don “Snake” Prudhomes’ Yellow Feather 1972 Top Fuel dragster. The kit itself was, as is often the case with MPC, a bit rough around the edges. The body needed some work to mate well top to bottom, and the frame took forever to get the mold seams and flash off of. The chrome is problematic, and honestly has no place on a race car as chrome adds weight. I either stripped it or toned t down. My yellow is not quite the right shade, I used Tamiya Chrome Yellow straight out of the rattle can. It went on glossy, smooth and dried hard. The only thing I added was plug wires, MPC did not provide a distributor so I used a piece of hollow tubing, stuck the wires in and called it good! The cardboard “drag strip” is now in the recycle bin, but I could not resist taping it together for a photo or two. Next up AMTs Silhouette show car. I plan on building it in the colors of my favorite hot wheels car from my childhood. Bright purple, using Alclads’ candy colors
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