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1998 Reynard CART Car - Greg Moore

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1998 Reynard CART Car - Greg Moore
Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, December 30, 2016 12:11 PM

I haven't built one of these Revell Indy race cars yet so 2017 will see my first build. I was surprised to see that there isn't an engine so I guess this could go in open wheel or curbside. I am going to build the Greg Moore Players sponsored car which will be the Players blue and white. I have ordered the MCW racing color for this build as well as a couple of bottles of other paint that I plan to use on two Mopars early in the year. I am also going to buy the decals from IndyCals.

I have painted a few parts with primer and next will come some white primer, then gloss white for the top of the engine cover and side pods. I'll tape that off and then paint the blue. Should be a challenging paint job. Thanks for looking! Cool

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Posted by justmike on Friday, December 30, 2016 10:01 PM

I have built both the Gregg Moore and the Patrick Carpentier versions. I have a fairly complete set of the kit decals which you can have .The gold in the kit graphics are very good. No insult to Indycals but the cartograph decals in that particular kit are awesome. I also have a half used set of the Indycal decals I can mail you. P.M. me if you want me to mail them to you. The kit decals hve the helmet graphics. If onlythey could of printed the Player's logos and called it an adult collectible! I can't wait to see you build this!

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
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Posted by modelcarjr on Saturday, December 31, 2016 8:42 AM

Thanks, Mike! PM is on its way!

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by modelcarjr on Sunday, January 01, 2017 11:19 AM

Not much done - rainy again today. I did manage to sand the tires down, put the helmet halves together and get rid of the seam, glued the cockpit together and assembled the transaxle. I would do a little more detail on the transaxle but it much of it won't be seen once assembled so it will all stay black. I'll clear the wheels to dull down the sheen a bit to look more like a polished steel finish. Thanks for looking! Cool

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by justmike on Sunday, January 01, 2017 6:46 PM

Make sure you boil the tires!! Or at least drop 'em in some really hot water! Or did you know that already?  I sure could have used that tip on my first two builds in this series. lol.  One thing about the kit I hate is how thick that visor is for the helmet.

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
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Posted by modelcarjr on Monday, January 02, 2017 7:24 AM

Thanks, Mike! I appreciate your comment! Yes, I will let the tires soak in some hot water out of the tap when I get ready to mount the tires on the wheels. I haven't test-fitted the clear visor on the helmet yet but if it is too thick or doesn't fit well I'll use my other work-around. I'll cut some black decal to fit the helmet opening, leave it on the paper and white glue in the opening. That way the visor has a little bit of sheen and its opaque so you can't see the face which I won't have to paint! That's what I did on the STP car below and I think it looks fine. Click on picture to enlarge. Close red X and close current tab should bring you back to this forum post.

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by justmike on Monday, January 02, 2017 11:21 AM

Your right, thats avery effective solution. Its simpler than mine. I'm curious, how many Indy model kits have you built?

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
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Posted by modelcarjr on Monday, January 02, 2017 8:34 PM

Thanks, Mike!  I only have somewhere in the neighborhood of 15 -16 Indy car builds but I have more than that in the closet that I haven't built. I'll get to them someday while I'm waiting for someone to kit the new cars with the fenders. Cool

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by modelcarjr on Wednesday, January 04, 2017 5:04 PM

Taped off the body after 2 coats of gloss white on the top of the engine cover and the side pods a couple days ago. Waiting on the MCW paint but will also have to wait on the weather that probably won't be good for painting for the next 7 days. So I may have to start prepping another build! Thanks for looking! Cool

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by modelcarjr on Monday, January 09, 2017 8:31 PM

I received a surprise in the mail today! MCW paint for the Indy Car and a 70 Cuda I am also working on. A bottle of bright blue metallic labelled as Pellam Blue for the Cuda, a bottle of Players Blue for the Indy Car and a third bottle of Dodge/Plymouth Gold Metallic that I'll use for something else. I wanted to spread the shipping charge to as many bottles as I could without getting outragious. I also received the IndyCals for the Greg Morre car as well. I may have a window this week so maybe I can get both painted.

I going to make a copy of the decals, then cut the white decal for the side pod to see if I need to make any changes to my tape or to see if I need the tape at all on the side pods. The decal looks like it a little different shape than the side pod itself so I may need improvise. Thanks for looking! Cool

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by openwheel on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 10:22 PM

Looks like you're off to a good start! 

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Posted by modelcarjr on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 8:53 PM

Thanks, Openwheel! I appreciate your comment! Waiting on the weather to paint. Too windy today, hoping it will die down tomorrow. This kit doesn't have the more square side pods so I'll have to paint them as the decals won't fit. This is probably is a 98 Reynard and not a 99. I am also waiting on the correct numbers. The decal sheet should have 99 instead of 33. Thanks for looking! Cool

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by justmike on Thursday, January 12, 2017 11:07 AM

Don't forget the other package coming your way. Its got tons of numbers and a lot more of what you may need. I'm disappointed its not there yet. I hope it at least got out of Canada by now! ( there are a lot of jokes about Canada Post) lol

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
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Posted by modelcarjr on Thursday, January 12, 2017 4:16 PM

Thanks, Mike! No I haven't received them yet and we have our mail delivery for today. I'm not surprised though. It has to go through the Canada Post and then the U S Mail. It may never get here. It takes at least a week to get from anywhere on the east coast across the Mississippi and over the Texas border.

Had some good weather today, light wind and temps approaching 80 F. Broke the airbrush out and painted the Reynard with Players Blue. Pulled the tape and everything came out well! Two coats of clear and now wait until tomorrow to rub out.  Tomorrow I also hope to paint the 70 Cuda as I got the silver base coat on today. I hope the weather holds out. Thanks for looking! Cool

Mock-up

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, January 13, 2017 9:15 PM

Thanks, Mike! I got the decals today and they are superb! They will fit this 98 Reynard so I can actually change this to the 98 Greg Moore car since the side pods are different on the 99.

I had a strange thing happen as I was waiting for paint and decals. I had painted the wheels with lacquer and let them dry. Then I inserted them into the tires with some pain to my fingers and thumbs. They looked great so I put them aside in the model box. Today, about a week later I got them out and the paint had leached out of the tire. Not sure what is going on here. Maybe the covered box didn't let them gas out if that is what they needed or maybe the tires are so tight that they are squeezing the paint right out the side of the wheel.

So I removed the front wheels with some hot water and more stress on the fingers and thumbs but couldn't get the back wheels out. I actually broke spokes on one back wheel but pushed it back into place from the front of the wheel and I got lucky because it went back into place and no spokes were broken out.  So I wiped off the back wheels with some thinner and I am going to let the front wheels dry until morning to see if they are still tacky and also see if the paint leaches out from the back wheels. I don't want to proceed with decals until I know this is solved.

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by justmike on Friday, January 13, 2017 9:56 PM

Oh Man! That is frustrating! I relate to the broken spoke thing. Nice to see you were able to fix that issue.

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
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Posted by steveracer on Saturday, January 14, 2017 5:37 AM

Hey Guys, why the boiled tires?  To soften them or to create a texture that is more resembling a racing tire?

 

Like the subject matter.  I have built AMT and Monogram plus Tamiya IndyCars, but not a Revell yet.  Didn't realize there is no engine....maybe I should build one!

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Posted by justmike on Saturday, January 14, 2017 11:33 AM

to soften them!!  Right Modelcar?  lol  And here I go with the pics from the book. I hope this works

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
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Posted by justmike on Saturday, January 14, 2017 11:34 AM

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
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Posted by justmike on Saturday, January 14, 2017 11:35 AM

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
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Posted by justmike on Saturday, January 14, 2017 11:37 AM

Whaddaya know!?  I still had time to make my lunch for work and even got my shave in!  Have fun today.

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
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Posted by modelcarjr on Saturday, January 14, 2017 1:19 PM

Thanks, Steve and Mike! Mike, I really appreciate the pictures! It will help with decal placement when I get there.

Steve, the hot water is to stretch the tire to get it to fit over the wheel. The one tires in this kit are extremely tight on the wheel. I pushed the two front tires off last night after placing them in hot tap water in the sink but still couldn't get the rear tires off - even breaking some spokes that luckily went back together. This morning there is no more paint leaking on the back wheels and the front wheels aren't as tacky, so I pushed them back in the front tires, this time without the hot water. In my old age, my thumbs actually throb and ache.  I'm sure they will be sore for a couple of days.  Just the price we pay for the hobby!

I've rubbed the body out as best I can and now I'll move on to decals on the tires and seeing if I can start putting this one together. Thanks for looking! Cool

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by modelcarjr on Sunday, January 15, 2017 8:13 PM

So I've decaled the tires and detailed the driver body a bit- some partial decals. The kit helmet windscreen doesn't look as bad as I thought it would so I gave it a coat of clear blue and I think it will work.  I haven't attempted the helmet decals yet but have the build mocked up. Looks like I can get it together tomorrow and then start on all the decals. Thanks for looking! Cool

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by modelcarjr on Thursday, January 19, 2017 4:36 PM

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by justmike on Thursday, January 19, 2017 8:36 PM

Oh ouch!!  Wish I had a spare set for you. Looks like the hardest decals are done at least. That long "winged" one is tough. At least those ones are solvent compatible. You would not believe the tough time I'm having with the Cruze decals.

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
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Posted by modelcarjr on Thursday, January 19, 2017 10:03 PM

Thanks, Mike! Yes, the long winged decal was tough! In fact, I am glad you sent me the extra decals because I ruined the first one I put on, because I couldn't get it to sit down. Since this is not the kit they were made for I had to remove the front suspension supports and cut the decal under the mirror in order to get it to fit. So thanks for sending the extra decals or it would have gotten expensive to build this one.

I found this at a contest last year from a vendor for $10. So maybe I can do it again in April so I can fix the wheel. I don't know why the helmet lightning bolt is red, I didn't see a red one on any pictures but borth decal sheets have red.  Here's an almost finished picture! Thanks for looking! Cool

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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