This is the 1998 #94 McDonald's ford Taurus owned and driven by Awesome Bill Elliott!
This model was built using a Revell/Monogram Taurus kit (can't remember now which one)
and Race Scale decals. This was a very nice sheet, too bad they can't make them anymore!
Painting and Decal Application:
The body (interior and exterior) and the chassis are red-orange (a 50/50 mix). This was a very
simple model to do as far as painting and decaling. I first airbrushed the inside of the body with the
red and allowed it to dry. I then airbrushed the exterior and allowed it to dry! I then started
applying the decals. I started with the roof number, then the rear deck reece’s decal and
then the hood "arches". I then applied the white decal for the nose, I cut a piece of white decal
stock (microscale) and applied it to the nose leaving the red of the body showing on the airdam
extension. I then trimmed the white to match the yellow nose decal, which I applied when the white
had set. I then applied the yellow lower body stripe, the contingency and other sponsor decals and
rear quarter McDonald's decals and lastly the front and rear misc. decals (headlights, little
94's and grilles etc.) Once the decals were dry I applied a coat of testors high-gloss enamel spray
to the body. I then painted the centercaps and hood and trunk retaining pins and applied the
goodyears to the tires. While these were drying I masked and painted the clear parts. I used a set
of the E-Z Masks for the taurus on this model and they worked very well! I had no trouble applying
them and they were cut perfectly! If you are interested in more info leave a message for John on my
forum asking for info about E-Z Masks. (Sorry john I lost your email address!). I then installed the
clear parts. I made a flat exhaust for this car and I had noticed that Bills car had black pipes on it ...
at least at Talladega (saw a picture of the car up on it's side when he and Earnhardt went
for that wild ride) so I made these black and painted the ends on them. I think they look pretty
good especially in the front quarter shot! Well, I finally got around to finishing this one after having
modelers block for a few months! Hope it was worth the wait!!
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!