This is the #24 ChromaLusion Monte Carlo driven in the 1998 Winston by Jeff
Gordon! The model is a 1997 #31 Lowes Monte Carlo with slixx decals!
Editor's Note: This is also the car Jeff ran out of gas in and
lost the race to Mark Martin :-)
Painting and decals:
I painted the chassis and body interior with standard light grey. The
body exterior was first airbrushed with testors gold, I then applied
several light coats of ChromaLusion paint which I purchased from SMH
(Southern Motorsports Hobbies ... see link on main page). The ChromaLusion
went on very flat on my model so I applied a coat of testors high gloss
enamel before applying the decals! I then masked the rear spoiler with
Micro Mask from Micro Scale and airbrushed the spoiler with testors black.
The decals went on well (As they usually do with slixx decals) I started
with the hood roof and trunk decals, then the stripe from the c pillar down
on each side. I then applied the grouped fender decals and the door
numbers. Next I applied the yellow airdam extension decal then the rear
quarter and other misc. sponsor decals to the sides of the body, followed
by the rear panel and nose decals (grilles, headlights etc.) I then applied
another full coat of testors high gloss enamel spray to the body! While
the body was set aside to dry I masked and painted the clear parts (Very
simple since all trim and retaining straps and the rear window rail were
black). I also painted the center caps on the wheels and applied the tire
and wheel decals and the 2 little 1-800-MARROW-2 decals (1 on the dash and
1 on the rear shelf) to the chassis. Once the body was dry I installed
the clear parts and applied the green inspection sticker decal to the
windshield and the 2 red chassis adjustment hole decals to the rear window!
Lastly I painted the hood and trunk retaining pins with testors Model
Master silver chrome trim paint! There you have it! The famous color
changing ChromaLusion MC of Jeff Gordon! Note:The ChromaLusion paint
was the most expensive part of this whole model. It cost $17.95 + $5
shipping for a ½ ounce bottle pre-thinned for airbrush use! I used ½
bottle on this body and it worked well! It went on well and I was
satisfied with the results! Also these camcorder shots just do not do
justice to this paint job!!!!
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!