This is another 1996-97 Monogram kit with slixx decals. Once again as
with all cars after 1995 this one has slab sides. Along with this
modification comes side skirts, jack posts, and a front airdam extension
(to lower the nose).
This was my second attempt at feathering paint (the first was a Jimmy
Spencer Smokin Joe's car). The chassis and body interior were once again
airbrushed with light grey (2 to 1 mix of white and grey) then after drying
the body interior was masked and the exterior masked before applying the
pink and light blue. I first applied the pink to the nose, hood, front of
the top between the roof slats and the lower front sides of the body. I
then cleaned the airbrush and immediately applied the light blue to the
rear of the top, trunk, rear of the lower sides and the rear lowerquarter
and bumper. I allowed this to dry and remasked all other body areas for
painting and applied the gloss black. I then applied the decals which
required the use of a good bit of decal softening solution (microscale
micro sol) for the decals on the nose to make them conform to the nose
(silver stripes). Following decal application and cleaning ( decal
adhesive residue removal) I applied the usual coat of gloss. (Testors
high-gloss enamel spray) I then applied wheel and tire decals mounted the
body and painted and applied clear parts (windows etc.) using clear craft
glue and appropriate decals (wedge adjustment hole markings inspec.
Stickers etc.). This is one of the best looking cars on the track in my
opinion and makes a beautiful model!
One more note this model is particularly special because I was able to
get JB to autograph the cover for the case I keep it in!
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!