Dale Earnhardt's Bass Pro Shops Monte Carlo

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This is the #3 Bass Pro Shops Monte Carlo driven in the 1998 Winston by Dale Earnhardt! The model is a Revell/Monogram 1997 #31 Lowes with decals by Bee Design!

Painting and decals:

The chassis and body interior are bright red. The body exterior was first airbrushed with testors gold. (Except for the hood) When the gold was dry I applied a coat of testors high gloss enamel so the decals would adhere well! Then I airbrushed the hood black. I used Microscale black decal stock for the roof and trunk. It was easier than trying to mask them for painting, besides it is very easy to pull the glosscoat off the gold (along with a lot of the gold itself!!!) Just like when painting with any testors metallic paint. When the paint on the hood and black roof and trunk decals were dry I applied the BPS logo decal to the hood, the #3 to the roof and the NASCAR 50th anniversary decal to the trunk. I then applied the lower body striping decals and after drying the fender decals and the Plus and Snapon decals that go behind the #3 door decals so I could place the door numbers right! I then applied the Goodwrench service decals to the rear quarters and the other misc. sponsor decals to the sides of the body. Lastly I applied the headlight, grille and other nose decals and the rear panel decals. After the decals were dry I applied a coat of testors high gloss enamel to the entre body to seal the decals and give it a nice slick finish! While the clearcoat was drying I masked and painted the clear parts. Also I painted the centercaps and fuel filler. I then applied the tire decals. Once the body was dry I painted the hood and trunk pins. Then I installed the clear parts and mounted the body to the chassis. I made 2 small tabs and glued them to the inside of the body on each side to catch the sides of the chassis and hold the body down snug! This was a very nice decal sheet (very accurate), it's too bad they are gone!!! (Except for a few floating around that are getting very hard to find!)

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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