This is the 1999 #8 Budweiser Monte Carlo driven by Dale Earnhardt Jr. in
the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte (Lowe's) Motor Speedway on May 30 1999.
The kit is a 1997-99 Revell-Monogram Monte Carlo with decals designed by
John a regular poster on my NASCAR modeling forum.
Please note!!! These Budweiser Decals
were available ONLY direct from John and they were limited to 50 which
he sold out several weeks ago! These are not to be confused with the
lesser quality sheets available elsewhere!
Painting and Decals:
I painted the body with standard grey inside and regular testors red and
black on the outside. Now, I decided to use the chassis from my #24 JP
for the pics of this model so I could get it up on the site sooner (I plan
to build the chassis later with flat pipes and redo the shots). The
were excellent in my opinion. They came off the sheet very easily and
onto the body very well! I liked the fact that he made the front and rear
stripes a bit long which allowed me to trim and better position them. The
detailing and printing is very crisp and clean as well. There were trunk
markings included for each of the five tracks he ran at this year. I made
the white stripes separating the red and black areas of the body using
microscale decal sheet stock. I used a stainless steel ruler and a razor
blade to cut them from the sheet. I made the upper grille from a slixx
rectangular lower monte carlo grill. I cut the center section from the
grille and then cut a section crossways out of that. I used a regular
monte carlo lower grille (rounded ends) from the same slixx sheet. I then
added red microscale decal stock to simulate grille tape. Of course after
painting the hood and trunk pins I gloss coated the entire body with
high gloss enamel spray. I then masked and painted the clear parts,
installed them and mounted the body.
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!