Mark Martin's 1998 Synpower Ford Taurus

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This is the 1998 #6 SynPower Taurus driven by Mark Martin in the Brickyard 400! This is a Revell 1998-99 taurus kit with decals from slixx.

Painting and decals:

The chassis is light gray. The body was airbrusherd with light gray inside, then masked from the inside and primed with testors flat white on the outside. I then airbrushed the outside with testors model master champagne glod metallic from a can. Next I applied a coat of high gloss clear from the can and it was next masked and the testors model master florescent red was applied to the rear spoiler. I then started on the decals by applying the hood, roof number and rear deck cummins decals. I then applied the body side decals,and the door number decals. These went on well but I cut them at the bottom of the a pillar and b pillar and also at the rear of the rear quarter windows to make it easier. I then applied the contingencies, the rear quarter SynPower, the rear side cummins, and associate decals between the door numbers and the rear wheel wells. lastly I applied the head light, grille, little blue ovals front and rear, taurus, Roush Racing logo and Eagle One decals along with the little #6's front and rear and the bosch decals. Over this I applied a coat of testors high gloss clear spray. The body for this one as well as the 1998 Eagle One and regular 1999 cars were painted a long time ago at a time before I started using the testors clear top coat model master from an airbrush which lays down a much thinner coat that will not yellow as bad as the heavy spray on white! Lastly I painted the center caps, hood and trunk pins and fuel filler and painted and installed the clear parts. Hope you enjoy it! BTW, I almost forgot... I did the same mods on this one that I did on the 2001 UPS car as far as the "Too wide track itis" which I explained in detail and I stole an exhaust from one of my 2000-2001 kits for it too!

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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