This is the 1995 #2 Miller Genuine Draft Ford T-Bird driven by Rusty
The kit is a 1995 monogram #10 Tide T-Bird built using JNJ decals and odds
and ends (contingencies) from slixx and a Racescale #2 1997-98 sheet
Fleetwood decal)! I made this one with slab sides (no skirts) in the
latter part of 1995 some of the T-Birds had these which became standard in
1996. Note: These slabs were not created in the same manner as my
I hope to have instructions on how I did these up on the site soon!
Painting and decals:
I painted the interior standard light grey and the exterior I did in
gloss black with miller yellow lower bands. I first masked the upper
of the body and airbrushed the yellow on. I then waited until the yellow
was dry and masked the lower areas and airbrushed the black. I had to do
little touch up as the mask came loose and the black over sprayed
it got under the tape) onto the yellow in a few very small areas. I then
applied the decals. Starting with the roof number, the trunk FLEETWOOD
then the hood decals. I had to let the hood MGD decal dry and then I cut
it where the hood and fenders meet. I then used microsol to make the
decals form to the edges of the fenders and hood. I then applied the red
stripe separating the yellow and black which also took care of any
imperfections in my painting that remained! I then applied the
contingencies, MGD rear quarter decals, Mobil One decals and the door
numbers. I then applied the small ford emblems to the hood and rear
bumper, the Mobil One decals for the hood and the top side of the rear
bumper. Lastly I put the little #2's and the rear panel MGD and BOSCH
decals. Next I airbrushed the entire body with testors model master
topcoat enamel. This is the first time that I have used the airbrush to
clearcoat a body and it worked well! It did not even start to run
(Something that the high gloss enamel spray has a tendency to do!) And it
seems to dry faster and harder than the spray. I then applied slixx hood
and trunk pin decals, painted the fuel filler, made a little "mini skirt"
go behind the exhaust pipes and painted it silver. These are another set
of my flat exhaust pipes which I tried to make to match this photo of
Rusty's car! You can see clearly that this 1995 car had the slabs on it!
Well, that's it! Hope you guys and gals like it!!!
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!