This is the #94 Mac Tonight T-Bird driven by "Awesome"Bill Elliot in 1997!
The kit is a 1996-97 Revell-Monogram T-Bird with decals from Sunset
Graphics by way of BSR! As usual with all of my 1996-97 T-Bird models
this one has modifications to the body in the form of slab sides, skirts
and jack posts along with front airdam extent ... which I was going to
leave off but decided later to add (the nose just wasn't low enough!) ...
In a way it made it better because I had to apply a decal over the new
extent and it made it look like a real one! (Looks like tape has been
applied over the extent!) Also as with all my 1996-97 T-Birds the
exhausts are home made to reach the outside of the slab!
Painting and Decals:
The chassis and body interior are bright red (1 part orange to 1 part
red) I had painted this body to be done as a regular #94 but decided since
I had the decals and the Mac Tonight car I would repaint the exterior dark
blue (slightly metallic). Once the blue was dry I applied the decals. I
started by using some yellow microscale decal sheet stock for the lower
body band (red stripes were included on the sheet) and once these were dry
I applied the red separator stripes I then applied the rest of the decals
(really had a time getting the hood decal to lay down (it is also slightly
oversize... the hood decal on the #3 plus car was slightly under but that's
what you get sometimes with these decals (it's no big deal though!) But
with a little patience and effort I got it looking pretty good! Also the
#'s were a little bit thin which allowed the blue to darken them and add a
slight greenish tinge but once again nothing serious! Once the decals
were dry I applied the usual coat of testors high-gloss clear enamel and
set the body aside to dry! I now went to work masking and painting the
clear parts and applying the wheel and tire decals and painting the center
caps! When the body was well dried (2-3 days) I mounted it to the
chassis. I then glues the clear parts on the body with clear craft glue
and applied hood and trunk retaining pin decals from a 1997 NASCAR goodies
sheet from slixx! So there you have it, my rendition of the Mac Tonight
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!