Bobby Hamilton's Silver Anniversary STP Grand Prix

This is the #43 car driven by Bobby Hamilton in the 1996 Daytona 500 commemorating the 25th anniversary of Richard Petty's association with STP!

The kit is a 1996 Monogram Grand Prix. The decals are from slixx. Once again this is a sheet that contains decals in florescent colors ... the red stripes and numbers ... so once again be careful with them to avoid cracking!!! Since this is a 1996 Grand Prix kit there are no modifications necessary for the body to be correct as the proper additions of slab sides, jack posts and skirts were added to the molds on this kit!

Painting and Decals:

The chassis and body interior are standard light grey. The exterior was first sprayed with Testors silver metallic and this was in turn overcoated with testors high-gloss enamel. When the clear coat was dry I masked the areas to be painted petty blue and painted them with True Match #43 Petty Blue! Be careful if you use tape to mask over the clear coated silver! The clear coat pull off if you do not take care pulling it off!!! (I had a couple very small areas where this occurred...this was before I discovered Micro Mask form Microscale!). Once the paint was dry I applied the decals ... all stripes first remembering that they are florescent and need extra care when applying to avoid cracking... then when the stripes were dry I applied the rest of the decals and overcoated it all with a last coat of high-gloss clear enamel! The rest is basically the same as for all of these models: Mask and paint the clear parts, when throughly dry mount the body on the chassis, apply the wheel and tire decals, paint the center caps, glue on the clear parts with clear craft glue and glue the hood and trunk retaining pins on also with clear craft glue!

Complete instructions for painting and assembly of chassis, clear parts, and construction of slab sides can be found at the bottom of the main page!

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Additional Pictures

Left Side View
Left Front View
Right Rear View