Rusty Wallace's "Adventures of Rusty" Ford Taurus

Left Side View | Left Front View | Right Rear View

This is the car that Rusty Wallace drove to victory in the 1998 Bud Shootout. The model was made with parts from a Revell-Monogram #26 kit with decals from Racescale!

Painting and Decals:

The body interior and chassis were painted standard light grey. The exterior was sprayed with Testors racing colors #6 blue from the can! This paint went on very smooth and since this car was only that one color it made for a very easy painting session! Once the paint was dry I applied the decals. I started as I always do with the roof number, then the hood decal, both of which went on very well and smoothed out nicely! I then applied the rear quarter panel decals, the fender (contingency) decals and the #2 door decals in that order so the door decals would be properly placed! I then applied the rear panel decals, the "Rusty Wallace" (above doors) decals, Goodyear and lastly the headlight and little #2 nose decals. I then applied (once the decals were dry) Testors high-gloss enamel overcoat spray to the body. While this was drying I painted the clear parts. Notice that I painted the windshield and rear window retaining straps the same color as the body (It appeared to me from the pictures that I have that they were that color). Lastly I applied the grille decals! I applied the upper grille decal from the #26 kit and then added black decals cut from a microscale stock sheet to each end of this grille as seen on the actual car for the race! I then cut the top from a lower grille decal from a slixx goodies sheet and applied this to the top of the lower grille, for the lower part I again cut a piece from a black stock sheet! (Once again as seen on the real car) I then cut black decal strips for the skirts and front airdam extension and applied them! I then mounted the body and installed the clear parts with clear craft glue!

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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