This is the 1998 #2 "ELVIS" Taurus driven by Rusty at the Las Vegas 400
March 1, 1998.
The kit is a Revell- Monogram #26 Taurus with decals from Sunset
Painting and Decals:
The body interior and chassis are standard light grey. The exterior of
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
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
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
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
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
extension decals which I cut from Microscale black decal stock! Once
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!