Rusty Wallace's "Elvis in Las Vegas" Ford Taurus

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This is the 1998 #2 "ELVIS" Taurus driven by Rusty at the Las Vegas 400 on March 1, 1998. The kit is a Revell- Monogram #26 Taurus with decals from Sunset Graphics.

Painting and Decals:

The body interior and chassis are standard light grey. The exterior of the body was first painted with gloss white and then masked and sprayed with Testors racing colors #6 blue which as with the #2 "Adventures" went on very smooth! The decals as I said were from Sunset Graphics except for the Miller light rear quarter decals. The ones on the Sunset sheet were way too big so I used the ones from my Racescale sheet (the one with markings for both the regular and "Adventures" cars. I first applied the roof and hood decals, I had to cut the Elvis decal at the top because it run off of the hood a bit but that was no big deal. I then applied the red and white striping to the front fenders. Next was the guitar decals, then the striping on the body sides. I then applied the fender continency decals (which overlapped the striping on the sides of the body). Next I applied the rear quarter miller lite decals I put the side window in place on the drivers side and applied the decal and then carefully cut it and removed the window when the decal was dry! Note:I then rewet the decal on the window and removed it and placed it back on a piece of decal paper because I still had to mask and paint the window! Next I applied the trunk ppg and 2 #2 door decals. I then applied the "keyboard" wraps to the front airdam and rear valance and when dry I applied the red and white striping to the rear valance along with the LENNOX decals. I then applied the Elvis Pressley's Memphis decals and the headlight upper grille and rear panel decals! There was no white Kmart decal for the rear of the car so I applied a red one that I had. Lastly I applied the black lower grille, skirt and airdam extension decals which I cut from Microscale black decal stock! Once the decals were dry I applied a coat of Testors clear high-gloss overcoat. I then masked and painted the clear parts. When the clearcoat was dry I mounted the body on the chassis and painted the hood and trunk pins, the centercaps and the fuel filer opening and installed the clear parts!

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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