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Steve Kinser Sprint Car

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  • Member since
    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Steve Kinser Sprint Car
Posted by PatrickW on Friday, July 21, 2017 10:44 AM

One that's been on the shelf for a while, a car that we don't see here in the UK. Quite a few parts, interesting and satisfying build. I couldn't find any Hoosier tyre decals in the UK, so did a search on Google for the real sprint car and found that they also used Yellow Goodyear Eagles. Searched my decal box of spares and found two for the rears.

One thing I couldn't quite understand was that all the large major parts were chromed, that had to be painted, so out with the oven cleaner and hey presto!

 

TnT
  • Member since
    September, 2016
Posted by TnT on Friday, July 21, 2017 11:35 AM

That is a really great build. Them things are like go carts on crack. 

  • Member since
    September, 2013
  • From: Tacoma, Washington
Posted by Gary Davis on Friday, July 21, 2017 2:26 PM

That looks GREAT Patrick. This Man is one of the ALL TIME BEST sprintcar drivers. He has set a few records that I don't think anyone will break. I've visited with him a few times in the pits and it was very interesting.

  • Member since
    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Friday, July 21, 2017 4:18 PM

Thanks guys, well I built the right one then!

  • Member since
    May, 2017
Posted by Tom Louis on Saturday, July 22, 2017 12:35 AM

Great looking build!

Thunderbass Shufflemaster

  • Member since
    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Saturday, July 22, 2017 1:29 AM

Thanks Tom.

  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Saturday, July 22, 2017 2:11 PM
Excellent build, Patrick. Super clean and fantastic detail work.
  • Member since
    July, 2011
Posted by Racer H on Saturday, July 22, 2017 3:10 PM
This is a sweet, stellar, totally awesome example of scale sprint car building at its best! Fabulous decal application, paint and detail … definitely a contest car.
  • Member since
    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Saturday, July 22, 2017 3:32 PM

Thanks guys, as you can read above, this is my first one of these kits, as we don't see them much here in the UK. So I'm pleased I got it right and always enjoy building something different. I've just pulled out an old Airfix 1/24 Subaru WRX kit and I'll try and turn that into a Time attack car, using various bits from the spares box and Evergreen sheet/rod/tube etc, to make the low front wing and large boxy rear wing.

  • Member since
    September, 2013
  • From: Tacoma, Washington
Posted by Gary Davis on Monday, July 24, 2017 5:19 PM

PatrickW

Thanks guys, as you can read above, this is my first one of these kits, as we don't see them much here in the UK. So I'm pleased I got it right and always enjoy building something different. I've just pulled out an old Airfix 1/24 Subaru WRX kit and I'll try and turn that into a Time attack car, using various bits from the spares box and Evergreen sheet/rod/tube etc, to make the low front wing and large boxy rear wing.

 

Now this sounds really interesting Patrick. Looking forward to the WIP on this one...

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Monday, July 24, 2017 8:26 PM

Very nice work on the sprint car, Patrick. Good looking build. These Monogram sprints look like fun kits to put together. I have a couple in the stash but haven't tried one yet.

Looking forward to seeing that Suburu build, too.

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

  • Member since
    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 1:59 AM

Thanks Trevor, yes they are very interesting to build and complete, please build one of yours and see.

I've started the Scooby, lowered, rear aero tunnels. Wide rear wing with large end plates mounted on bootlid, front wing wide and lowdown to be made and fitted after paint. Single seat and interior,  and rollcage done. 

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