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Bobby Allison's 1970 Dodge Daytona

 
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BW



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2021 2:50 pm    Post subject: Bobby Allison's 1970 Dodge Daytona Reply with quote

Bobby Allison's 1970 Dodge Daytona

Just finished this build this week. Bobby's '70 Daytona with Coca-Cola sponsorship. I always liked the February 1971 Stock Car Racing Magazine with this car on the cover. The red and gold scheme is just iconic with Bobby Allison.

KIT: Revell ProModeler Daytona
PAINT: Tamiya TS-49 Bright Red and TS-21 Gold. Model Master Metallizer for the metal colored parts.
DECALS: Powerslide with only exception the Wynn's contingency which is from one of the Model King sheets.
TIRES AND WHEELS: PPP
BUILD NOTES: Roll cage and front hoop scratch built using Evergreen plastic rod. Roll bar padding is heat shrink. Front suspension scratch built using Evergreen, and parts from my spares. Rear suspension 8 3/4 rear came from spare box. All shocks were scratch built using Evergreen tubing and paper clips. Inner door panels and window rollers were scratch built using Evergreen plastic. Detail Master Hurst Shifter. Aftermarket (Can't remember name) distributor and wiring. Cut out driver side headlight cover and replaced with screen. K&S 5/32" tubing for dump pipes. Scratch built front chin spoiler using Evergreen plastic. Front and rear window retaining clips were scratch built using Evergreen strips. Sanded off rear bumper guards, added licence tag cover plate and then stripped and re-chromed rear bumper using Alclad Chrome.

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THE REAL THING AND MY INSPIRATION:


FINAL THOUGHTS: Using the Revell kit takes a lot of work but is not too difficult. Lots of test fitting was needed to get the stance correct. Scratch building roll cages also takes a LOT of test fitting. I started to use one of the new SalvinosJR '71 Chargers for the chassis but I just didn't want to bust up one of my new kits. I may do this on a future Daytona build as testing seems to indicate it would work just fine. This build adds another addition to my Bobby Allison collection. Thanks for looking. Comments are always welcome.
-Bobby
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DaveVan



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2021 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any info on fitting the rear tires into the Revell rear wells???? That was the area I had a hard time with. Great work and stance.
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Lionpride



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2021 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Knocked another one out of the park! Clean, clean, clean.
How many BA cars in your collection now?
Thanks for posting all the pics.
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catpack68



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2021 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Killer work as always Bobby!🙌
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gks1964



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2021 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very very nice build!!
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BW



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DaveVan wrote:
Any info on fitting the rear tires into the Revell rear wells???? That was the area I had a hard time with. Great work and stance.


Hey Dave and thanks for the compliment. Yes, fitting the wheels and tires on this kit can be an issue. I first shaved almost all of the inner wheel hub off the PPP wheel backs. Next, I narrowed the rear axle housing about 1/8-3/16" on each of the ends. Doing this allowed enough clearance without having to do anything with the inner fender wells on the back. I also shaved off the inner hubs on the PPP wheel backs on the fronts and really did a LOT of test fitting and cutting on the upper and lower arms to ensure clearance on the front fenders. I completely scratch built the upper A-arms (or upper "D"-Arms) using Evergreen rod. I slowly heat the rod over a candle until I get the correct size. I guess building this kit several times gives you the experience to know how to fit the suspension. This makes the fourth Revell Daytona I've built.

Hope this helps and thanks again Dave!
-Bobby
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BW



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lionpride wrote:
Knocked another one out of the park! Clean, clean, clean.
How many BA cars in your collection now?
Thanks for posting all the pics.


Hey Lionpride! Thanks for the compliment! I counted the other day and I only have 7 more cars to build and I'll have every one of Bobby's Grand National/Winston Cup cars that he drove. I also have seven of his Late Model and Modified cars built and have several more of those I plan to build.
-Bobby
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Henryjint



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2021 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

VERY, Very nicely done!!!!!!
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Dan Belcher



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2021 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful! Those colors are so eye catching, bet it looks great in person.
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afx



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2021 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another great build Bobby.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2021 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW!!!!!

FANTASTIC JOB ON THIS BUILD!!!!!!
..applause ..applause ..applause ..applause
notworthy

I had that issue of SCR....don't know if I still have it or not, after 19 moves between March 1972 to July 2016...and from Iowa to SoCal to Florida to NM to IA...
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Pierre Rivard



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2021 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is always a delight to watch one of your builds sir!
I have built and displayed Tiny Lund's car using the same kit and found it to be quite a challenge.
Your build shows how it should be done should I find the courage to try again.
Simply spectacular in every way with all your mods, detailing and finishing.
Congratulations and looking forward to your next build!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2021 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BW, have you done the Nova yet?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2021 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lionpride wrote:
BW, have you done the Nova yet?


Not yet lionpride but it is on the "To Do" list. Love the Nova body style. I think it made one of the best looking race cars. I owned two Novas myself. A '66 Chevy II Nova I had in HS and a '72 Nova I drove through college. Wish I had both back!
-Bobby
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AndyS



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2021 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Bobby,
Beautiful build, I always enjoy seeing your work! This is my favorite winged aero car of them all.
I remember that issue of SCR also.

I want to get back into building and do some BA builds like this one.
I have a couple of basic questions:
- for the two-tone paint with Tamiya sprays, did you put the gold down first and then mask and do the red?
Any issues with color bleed thru? Did you clearcoat in-between the two colors?
- How did you get such a clean masking line between the two colors onthe wheels?
- Did you clearcoat over the decals? If so, any issues with clearcoating over the foil numbers?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2021 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AndyS wrote:
Hi Bobby,
Beautiful build, I always enjoy seeing your work! This is my favorite winged aero car of them all.
I remember that issue of SCR also.

I want to get back into building and do some BA builds like this one.
I have a couple of basic questions:
- for the two-tone paint with Tamiya sprays, did you put the gold down first and then mask and do the red?
Any issues with color bleed thru? Did you clearcoat in-between the two colors?
- How did you get such a clean masking line between the two colors onthe wheels?
- Did you clearcoat over the decals? If so, any issues with clearcoating over the foil numbers?


Thanks Andy for all the compliments. To answer each of your questions:
*After primering using Tamiya Fine White Primer, I sprayed the red first then after drying for a few days, I masked off the red and painted the gold. After the gold dried, I always clearcoat BEFORE decaling using Mr. Color UV Cut Clear Gloss GX-112. One important note; You really cannot mask over Tamiya Gold without clear coating. If you try to mask over gold without sealing with a clear coat, you'll pull off or mar the gold paint. So I always clear coat my gold. See photo:
[img] This the best clear coat I've ever used. I thin it with Mr. Color Leveling thinner at about 70% thinner to 30% Clear Gloss. I apply with a airbrush with a couple light coats followed with a medium coat and lastly, a good wet coat. After drying a couple days, I apply the decals.

*As far as masking, I always use Tamiya yellow masking tape. The Tamiya tape is high quality and I rarely get any bleed through. On the wheels, I first painted them gold and then clear coated using the same Mr. Color UV Cut Clear Gloss. After drying, I masked with the Tamiya tape around the outside perimeter using thin cut strips. This is probably one of the most difficult masking jobs you can do. I just do small, maybe 1/4" strips at a time then finish the masking around the outside leaving only the center of the wheel. I then airbrush the red with a couple light dusting coats, then a medium coat, and lastly a wet coat.

*I don't usually clear coat over my decals, and I did not on this build,but if and when I do, I use the same Mr. Color UV Cut GX-112 Gloss Clear. Again, a couple of light coats followed by a medium coat, and lastly a good smooth wet coat. I would NOT attempt to clear coat over foil decals. I would clear coat everything else and THEN apply any foil decals. I know some people have successfully clear coated over foil decals, but I would not attempt it.

Hope this helps and good luck with your builds!
Happy Modeling,
-Bobby
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2021 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Bobby,

Thanks for taking the time to respond with so many useful details!
This is very helpful and will no doubt save me some frustration down the road.
Thanks again and look forward to more of your posts!
-Andy
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2021 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet looking build!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2021 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a great looking build. Very clean and detailed. notworthy
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2021 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks great! notworthy
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2021 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow... gorgeous. I would love to get a pair of those pit crew pants!
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MarkJ



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2021 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perfect as always, Bobby. Paint, cleanliness of build ,details and decal work all top notch. A joy to look at. That alclad work you did on the rear bumper is amazing.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 26, 2021 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent BA build as always.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2021 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Simply beautiful!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2021 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2021 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A great job on a very cool Daytona...Bobby. B. Allison is one my favorite Drivers of that ERA.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This model looks fantastic.

You faithfully built a scale model of the real thing. Get it, the real thing...

LOL

Excellent job!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2021 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bobby - If you send me your email, I'll send details of the front spoiler design.

Greg
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