Here it is!!! The 1995 Miller Genuine Draft T-Bird driven by
This was one of my early-birds (G) probably about the 5th car I built ...
In my collection that started in May of 1995 ... so my NASCAR modeling
techniques were not fully developed yet (And I am by NO MEANS saying I am a
perfect model builder now!!!) But I wasn't gloss coating my models back
then and I didn't do a real good job of cleaning up the decal residue
either and there are a few things I wish I had done better but, (and this
is a message for all you budding modelers out there ... and even myself!...
keep workin' on it!) it is still a model I'm proud to display because I did
the best job I could at the time! That's the most important thing anyway
because if you keep doing your best you will get better and you can be
proud of what you've done!
Well time to move along to what is the main subject here, the model!!!
This is a Monogram 1995 T-Bird kit with B (B as in so-called bootleg)
decals. This was the first retooling of the t-bird kit in 4-5 years and a
great improvement in the body and chassis department. The 96-97 kit
chassis are identical to this one and the only difference in the bodys is
the new snout to reflect the body change in 1996. This body has the
non-slab sides which were common until 1996 and are still the rule in BGN
today. This was also before I started to add a styrene plastic strip to
lower the airdam extension (thus lowering nose of the car). This was also
before I got back into using my airbrush again ... for years I had painted
military aircraft models using it for camaflage patterns, weathering,
streaking of oil leaks and exhaust stains and the like but never to put on
a smooth glossy finish! I even brush painted the body interior and used
spray cans for all the painting of the chassis parts, and the body
exterior! Like I said I'm still very proud to show this one to anybody
because in it's day it was up to MY highest standards!
Well I know this has sounded more like something from my personal info
page than my usual write up but , Oh well!!! NASCAR...there is no
greater SPORT on earth and for me NASCAR modeling...there is no greater
hobby on earth!!!
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!