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26th Indy car in my collection

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  • Member since
    February, 2008
26th Indy car in my collection
Posted by justmike on Thursday, February 07, 2019 12:55 PM

This is a thirty year old kit and the decals were brittle. Almost every one of them cracked when I put them on the car ( the Al Unser Jr. one on the right side broke into three pieces!) but miraculously I got all of them to join back together so well that one can hardly tell where they cracked. Fortunately the decals were compatible with my decal soft solution and all went well until the VERY LAST decal on the sidepod. I was applying a second coat of decal soft in my usual fashion and for some reason the brush pulled the lettering. This is not my best model build by any stretch but for a quick build to add to my collection it will do just fine. I wonder if I will ever get all of the Indy car kits out there built?

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
  • Member since
    February, 2008
Posted by justmike on Thursday, February 07, 2019 12:56 PM

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
  • Member since
    February, 2008
Posted by justmike on Thursday, February 07, 2019 1:01 PM

Not that you will ever see it but I had to scratch build one of the cylinder heads. This was a started but never finished build I got from a friend. What I like about this kit is how easy it is to glue the body together, fill the seam line on the nose and then assemble it pretty well per the instructions

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
  • Member since
    September, 2013
  • From: Tacoma, Washington
Posted by Gary Davis on Thursday, February 07, 2019 8:57 PM

Man Mike...you did GREAT with this build..for sure. I also have a few of those kits in my (waaaay old build pile) and haven't got to one yet. Seeing how well you did on this one... makes me want to do it for sure.

Been a member since 2005. Had to reup after they made their change over in 2013

  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: Upstate New York
Posted by spencer1984 on Friday, February 08, 2019 5:15 AM
I always liked this livery, it has such a nice clean look. Great job getting the decals to work for you, I'd say it was worth the hassle when the result looks this sharp.
  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Friday, February 08, 2019 10:06 AM

Excellent job, Mike. Great job saving the decals. You would'nt even know it if you had'nt told us.

  • Member since
    December, 2004
  • From: West Bloomfield, MI
Posted by steveracer on Saturday, February 09, 2019 6:04 AM

Nice model Mike, keep the Indy builds coming...only 3 more months to May!

This is fun % P
  • Member since
    February, 2008
Posted by justmike on Saturday, February 09, 2019 8:09 PM

Thanks guys. Another racing season is coming up !!!

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
  • Member since
    January, 2008
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Monday, February 11, 2019 10:43 AM

Really great job sir.  I have yet to tackle a build like this.  I will at some point.

Your build has inspired me.  

Ace work!  YesYes

Just keep picking away at it...

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