Dale Earnhardt Jr's 2000 Budweiser Monte Carlo

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This is the regular 2000 #8 Budweiser Monte Carlo driven by Dale Earnhardt Jr. The kit was a 2000 Revell Jeff Gordon Monte Carlo and the decals are again from JWTBM! This is the body I painted and decalled last year and posted on my modeling forum along with those 3 #6 bodies and finally with the completion of this one they are up on the site!

Painting and decals:

The chassis is standard light gray. The body interior was also airbrushed with standard light gray. I then masked the body from the inside and applied the testors model master guards red to the exterior with my airbrush. After waiting the recommended 2 days I masked the roof/pillar areas and applied the gloss black with my airbrush and flat black on the skirts. Next came the decals! I started with the roof number, the hood bud and bowtie and the trunk remington arms decals. I then applied the white roof pinstripe and the white stripe under the side windows and rear glass. Next to go on were the nose black/white stripes, the side stripe/door number and the rear stripe decals. Then the nose MONTE CARLO, the fender contingencies, the associate decals behind the door numbers and the associate decals over the stripes on the rear quarters. Lastly I applied the rear quarter Budweiser, the rear panel Bud logo and the head and tail lights with the small #8's. Over all of this I applied a coat of testors model master clear top coat enamel with my airbrush. I then painted the center caps, the hood/trunk pins and the fuel filler and applied the tire decals. The same techniques used to pull the body down on my 2000 #8 Olympic and the 2001 #8 that I am currently working on (Tabs and trimming the raised stiffening rails inside the body to allow the chassis to fit up into the body more) were used here. Also the same technique used to narrow the rear track on those two were used here as well.

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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