Bill Elliott's McDonalds Ford Taurus

Left Side View | Left Front View | Right Rear View

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!

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