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  Topic: Any 71 or 72 Plymouth Roadrunner/Satellite
Tom M.

Replies: 5
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PostForum: Reference Photo's - Paint and Color Matching   Posted: Fri Jun 18, 2021 6:32 pm   Subject: Any 71 or 72 Plymouth Roadrunner/Satellite
#99 Fred Lorenzen STP

Not really orange, the #99 was neon STP red-orange.
  Topic: Petty 71-72 color questions
Tom M.

Replies: 17
Views: 1374

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:38 am   Subject: Petty 71-72 color questions
odcics2 sent me a photo that we agree is just about as close to accurate as an early '70s color print can be, for both the blue and the neon. It might not be perfect but if you weren't there during t ...
  Topic: Removing pre printed graphics
Tom M.

Replies: 17
Views: 1455

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:37 pm   Subject: Removing pre printed graphics
How do you guys get alcohol to work? I've never had any luck with it, even when soaked overnight.

Make sure you are using 91%. 70% won't work. The 91% is harder to find but will do the job.
I trie ...
  Topic: Petty 71-72 color questions
Tom M.

Replies: 17
Views: 1374

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:49 am   Subject: Petty 71-72 color questions
Wow - thank you for all of the great photo refs - those are just amazing pics and such high resolution!

As far as the colors for the 1972 cars, I had purchased what MCW Finishes have listed as '72 ...
  Topic: Suggestions for Charlotte visit
Tom M.

Replies: 14
Views: 1179

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2021 4:23 pm   Subject: Suggestions for Charlotte visit
Holman Moody original shop is under Charlotte Douglass airport now.

The North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame in Mooresville is a good stop.

Memory Lane Museum in Mooresville is a good stop t ...
  Topic: sticker search .
Tom M.

Replies: 5
Views: 1449

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sat May 29, 2021 11:59 am   Subject: sticker search .
I found this after Tom identified the name.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-uJW5spQaL-w/UmMiKs8XGXI/AAAAAAAAFJQ/o4s3Vpz56AE/w325-h577-no/20131019_191510.jpg

I think I used that same image (am ...
  Topic: Janet Guthrie Texaco Car - Interior?
Tom M.

Replies: 3
Views: 1074

PostForum: Reference Photo's - Paint and Color Matching   Posted: Wed May 26, 2021 1:24 pm   Subject: Janet Guthrie Texaco Car - Interior?
That's the lighter blue they used before Wrangler, it's in the Tamiya TS-23/Testors Big Bad Blue range of shades. I prefer the Testors AMC Big Bad Blue but since that's been discontinued it's hard to ...
  Topic: Janet Guthrie Texaco Car - Interior?
Tom M.

Replies: 3
Views: 1074

PostForum: Reference Photo's - Paint and Color Matching   Posted: Wed May 26, 2021 12:00 pm   Subject: Janet Guthrie Texaco Car - Interior?
Osterlund Blue, it was leased from Osterlund.
  Topic: sticker search .
Tom M.

Replies: 5
Views: 1449

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Wed May 26, 2021 11:55 am   Subject: sticker search .
That's the Zero Blast 'N Peen decal. Larry Frank's company, if I recall correctly. I only saw those at Daytona in '67. A fair representation is on the Powerslide '67 Petty sheet, it's tough to scre ...
  Topic: Salvino AJ Foyt Monte Carlo Color
Tom M.

Replies: 1
Views: 860

PostForum: Reference Photo's - Paint and Color Matching   Posted: Fri May 21, 2021 8:53 pm   Subject: Salvino AJ Foyt Monte Carlo Color
There really isn't one, unless you buy a can of touch-up paint from someplace that mixes actual auto paint in spray cans. Closest off the shelf match is Chevy Engine Orange.
  Topic: 1963 Roger Penske Grand Sport Corvette
Tom M.

Replies: 18
Views: 1310

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Thu May 20, 2021 9:15 pm   Subject: 1963 Roger Penske Grand Sport Corvette
That's a fantastic job on converting that AMT!

The 377 is a half inch stroker in the 327 block, 3.75" stroke and 4" bore. My brother ran one (but not aluminum, just a normal cast iron 32 ...
  Topic: 71/72 Baker #11 Charger
Tom M.

Replies: 5
Views: 915

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Thu May 20, 2021 9:06 pm   Subject: 71/72 Baker #11 Charger
I looked for good references for the foil numbers when I did that artwork and couldn't find much. I saw the car run with the foil numbers in person, I'm pretty sure it was Atlanta in the spring of '7 ...
  Topic: The resin fairy visited my house today
Tom M.

Replies: 11
Views: 1179

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Wed May 19, 2021 5:25 am   Subject: The resin fairy visited my house today
Rough? Goodness no, this is great compared to a lot of resins. A little cleanup, a coat of filler primer, and it's good to go. You want to talk rough, the old JNJ casting of a '74 Monte Carlo I bui ...
  Topic: The resin fairy visited my house today
Tom M.

Replies: 11
Views: 1179

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Mon May 17, 2021 8:04 pm   Subject: The resin fairy visited my house today
After cleaning up the dinner dishes I got in the kitchen sink with hot tap water and got the twist out. I removed most of the casting flash when I was done, gave it one last fine tune under the water ...
  Topic: The resin fairy visited my house today
Tom M.

Replies: 11
Views: 1179

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Mon May 17, 2021 7:04 pm   Subject: The resin fairy visited my house today
I'll let the casters post their info but this one is hot off the mold. It's not only the best Disco Bird that's ever been cast for NASCAR, it isn't even close between this and second best. It has th ...
  Topic: Curious About Salvinos Jr Plans?
Tom M.

Replies: 34
Views: 4102

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Sun May 16, 2021 12:49 pm   Subject: Curious About Salvinos Jr Plans?
No insider info here, but I figure since they've already done Baker cars a Baker K&K car wouldn't be a huge step. I expect the '71-'72 initial offering to be a Baker STP car, and maybe even a pla ...
  Topic: 1971 Petty Plymouth Road Runner chassis.
Tom M.

Replies: 7
Views: 1647

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Thu May 13, 2021 9:08 pm   Subject: 1971 Petty Plymouth Road Runner chassis.
You could also pick up one of the Salvino's kits. The Grey Ghost Oldsmobiles generally have the Mopar style chassis and the cage is much more to scale than the Polar Lights kits.



Tom does this ...
  Topic: Salvino's '71-'72 Chargers first impression
Tom M.

Replies: 32
Views: 2667

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Thu May 13, 2021 8:16 pm   Subject: Salvino's '71-'72 Chargers first impression
Work has kept me busy lately and I had to dig through a lot of moving boxes to find my Panther Pink and TS-23 spray cans (wouldn't you know it, both cans were in the same box) but I've been prepping a ...
  Topic: Petty Scheme? Any decals for this?
Tom M.

Replies: 12
Views: 1820

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Wed May 05, 2021 5:39 pm   Subject: Petty Scheme? Any decals for this?
It was never raced that way, STP nixed the idea and no decals were ever made that I'm aware of.
  Topic: Salvino's '71-'72 Chargers first impression
Tom M.

Replies: 32
Views: 2667

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Wed May 05, 2021 5:38 pm   Subject: Salvino's '71-'72 Chargers first impression
I received my pre-order from Mike today, I didn't pull all the sprues out of the bag yet but I expect it to be identical to the parts package for the '73.

The great news is the body! At first look ...
  Topic: 2 random unrelated questions
Tom M.

Replies: 2
Views: 887

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 27, 2021 3:48 pm   Subject: 2 random unrelated questions
I concur on the colors. TS-23 is a very tiny bit too dark but it's close enough, especially since you're not matching decal colors.

I believe the first two Oldsmobiles (Gray Ghost and Donnie Allis ...
  Topic: Frank Warren's #79 charger colors
Tom M.

Replies: 1
Views: 506

PostForum: Reference Photo's - Paint and Color Matching   Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2021 8:44 pm   Subject: Frank Warren's #79 charger colors
The best spray can match would be Camel Yellow, I think. I'm pretty sure the upper body was black on that version, some of his cars used a Plum Crazy roof but I don't think that was one of them.
  Topic: New Charger
Tom M.

Replies: 101
Views: 13369

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2021 8:35 pm   Subject: New Charger
For the vermillions:

- I took a bowl of water and microwaved it for 90 seconds. This is about as hot as I can get it. I put a drop of hand soap in to break surface tension which allows the decal t ...
  Topic: Frank Warren's #79 charger colors
Tom M.

Replies: 4
Views: 960

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2021 8:28 pm   Subject: Frank Warren's #79 charger colors
Dave Van and I each saw that car in person. I would choose Camel Yellow as well.

Some versions had the roof/upper body done in Plum Crazy purple rather than black but I can't recall which years/ra ...
  Topic: Any guess on the color of this old Charger?
Tom M.

Replies: 6
Views: 1123

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:28 pm   Subject: Any guess on the color of this old Charger?
Looks like Chevy Butternut Yellow, which was used for several years in the mid and late '60s.
  Topic: Purolator Mercury
Tom M.

Replies: 25
Views: 12743

PostForum: Reference Photo's - Paint and Color Matching   Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:27 pm   Subject: Purolator Mercury
They were definitely a darkish red.
  Topic: NASCAR Modified
Tom M.

Replies: 22
Views: 2472

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:44 pm   Subject: NASCAR Modified
Chassis is WAAYY too modern for a Pinto body. Cavalier would be great, tho.

I know, but it's probably no worse than the Ridge Runner chassis. It probably would have a few too many bars for a Cava ...
  Topic: NASCAR Modified
Tom M.

Replies: 22
Views: 2472

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:12 am   Subject: NASCAR Modified
If they did a Cavalier body and Pinto body, and released two different Evans cars in each they would pay for the tooling. The modern bodies would be gravy.
  Topic: color question on #41 Pepsi Ford Torino.
Tom M.

Replies: 3
Views: 728

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:47 pm   Subject: color question on #41 Pepsi Ford Torino.
I took these photos in the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles almost 15 years ago. The second seat was apparently added prior to the car being used in the vintage stock car group's track days. If the in ...
  Topic: New Charger
Tom M.

Replies: 101
Views: 13369

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:08 pm   Subject: New Charger
Door skins on 71-72 are the same but 73-74 are different. It's a very small crease that I am not sure 100% that NASCAR enforced as it was so minor. The vertical stamping detail on the street car didn' ...
  Topic: '73 Mercury Montego
Tom M.

Replies: 20
Views: 3148

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:46 pm   Subject: '73 Mercury Montego
That old Race Ready Replicas body is... better than nothing. But it was done back in the late '80s or early '90s mainly to fill a hole in the Darlington Museum's model car display of race winners. ...
  Topic: Neil Bonnett Yellow Laguna
Tom M.

Replies: 3
Views: 1064

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:44 pm   Subject: Neil Bonnett Yellow Laguna
I found this one at Racer's Reunion via Google Image search:



They're maroon, the photo is shifted a little bit yellow I think.
  Topic: Neil Bonnett Yellow Laguna
Tom M.

Replies: 3
Views: 1064

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:13 am   Subject: Neil Bonnett Yellow Laguna
Looks like it ran seven times in the latter part of '76, starting with the Firecracker.
  Topic: Wendell Scott colors
Tom M.

Replies: 15
Views: 2102

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:20 am   Subject: Wendell Scott colors
That's it. You can see the champagne gold interior that was still in the car when Wendell got it.
  Topic: Wendell Scott colors
Tom M.

Replies: 15
Views: 2102

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:02 pm   Subject: Wendell Scott colors
Here are some old photos of the take-off panels from the '69 body that Tim Mason (Jim's son) had back in the early 2000s. Decent references for the colors on the '71 body as well.

Dearborn Steel T ...
  Topic: Wendell Scott colors
Tom M.

Replies: 15
Views: 2102

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:56 pm   Subject: Wendell Scott colors
Here are some old photos of the take-off panels from the '69 body that Tim Mason (Jim's son) had back in the early 2000s. Decent references for the colors on the '71 body as well.

Dearborn Steel T ...
  Topic: Wendell Scott colors
Tom M.

Replies: 15
Views: 2102

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:01 am   Subject: Wendell Scott colors
It was a Wood Brothers car so it was probably the same color as the Purolator Mercury.

It wasn't a Wood Brothers car. It was purchased directly from H-M as a '69 Cyclone by Jim "Hammer" ...
  Topic: Goodwrench 1988/1989 "red" for interior ?
Tom M.

Replies: 11
Views: 3394

PostForum: Reference Photo's - Paint and Color Matching   Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:11 pm   Subject: Goodwrench 1988/1989 "red" for interior ?
Have you tried Italian Red?

Not even close to being orange enough.
  Topic: Wendell Scott colors
Tom M.

Replies: 15
Views: 2102

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:10 pm   Subject: Wendell Scott colors
Interior was champagne gold. Body was pearl white with a metallic blue and metallic red. I would use Tamiya pearl white, Mica Blue, and Mica Red.
  Topic: 1971 Petty Plymouth Road Runner chassis.
Tom M.

Replies: 7
Views: 1647

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:01 pm   Subject: 1971 Petty Plymouth Road Runner chassis.
You could also pick up one of the Salvino's kits. The Grey Ghost Oldsmobiles generally have the Mopar style chassis and the cage is much more to scale than the Polar Lights kits.
  Topic: Buddy Arrington color
Tom M.

Replies: 14
Views: 2456

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:57 pm   Subject: Buddy Arrington color
Buddy couldn't afford the time or money to keep a fluorescent car painted, they would fade noticeably in just a couple of weeks. The Pettys had the manpower and funds to keep them painted, clear coat ...
  Topic: Smokey Yunik Ford?
Tom M.

Replies: 10
Views: 1870

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:23 pm   Subject: Smokey Yunik Ford?
Here's Smokey's Cup record:



Or the "official" record anyway. Smokey didn't like to put his own name on the entry blank as the owner for some reason, most (if not all) the Pontiacs we ...
  Topic: 1962 Daytona 500 Winner Fireball Roberts
Tom M.

Replies: 24
Views: 3495

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:17 pm   Subject: 1962 Daytona 500 Winner Fireball Roberts
Some details of the front suspension during the time Banjo had it painted red and white, courtesy of Dr. Craft:

https://media.fotki.com/2v2HMCyjzxvk5f.jpg

https://media.fotki.com/2v2HMC5d9xvk5f. ...
  Topic: Howmet TX
Tom M.

Replies: 7
Views: 2311

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:39 pm   Subject: Howmet TX
After setting some closed course records at Talladega with the Howmet turbine, Ray Heppenstall settled in the Birmingham area. I actually met his grandson through my stepson at one point, I wish I co ...
  Topic: 1971 Dodge Charger
Tom M.

Replies: 30
Views: 10556

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sun May 24, 2020 1:55 pm   Subject: 1971 Dodge Charger
A couple of photos showing power bulge hoods on the Baker car. All appear to be on the later red interior version:

https://media.fotki.com/2v2HtUNk8xvk5f.jpg

https://media.fotki.com/2v2HtUNVWxv ...
  Topic: Quick question to guage interest.
Tom M.

Replies: 8
Views: 3370

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Thu May 21, 2020 5:45 pm   Subject: Quick question to guage interest.
Honestly, I'd rather have a good resin copy of the MPC with '71 or '72 rear bumpers. I don't like mixing scales, I like my '80 and earlier kits to be 1/25. Plus, I have several of the Missing Link r ...
  Topic: Thunderbat
Tom M.

Replies: 8
Views: 4366

PostForum: Reference Photo's - Paint and Color Matching   Posted: Fri May 15, 2020 9:17 pm   Subject: Thunderbat
Looks pretty glossy to me.

https://i.redd.it/vgt1hmmssbf41.jpg
  Topic: Bobby Allison mustang
Tom M.

Replies: 7
Views: 3178

PostForum: Reference Photo's - Paint and Color Matching   Posted: Mon May 11, 2020 7:44 pm   Subject: Bobby Allison mustang
I'm planning on shortening a Polar Lights Talladega behind the cage and see how that fits, if the width is close. If that doesn't look like it'll work I will graft the front of a Polar Lights chassis ...
  Topic: help on identify a sticker
Tom M.

Replies: 4
Views: 2945

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Sat May 09, 2020 8:07 am   Subject: help on identify a sticker
It is a small sticker that individual dealers apply to the new cars they sell. It appears to be Hancock Chevrolet-Buick, with the Chevrolet bowtie used in place of the word Chevrolet. The dealer's f ...
  Topic: 2+2 My initial review
Tom M.

Replies: 15
Views: 5896

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Fri May 08, 2020 7:11 pm   Subject: 2+2 My initial review
I would love to get my hands on a damaged body so I could see how much material could be removed from the roof. I rubbed on my Kodiak build a bit, didnít want to get greedy and end up with t-top car. ...
 
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