1998 #3 Dale Earnhardt Winston Cup Car, Revel-Monogram, 1/24
Finished May 15, 2002
This model is for the 1998 Winston Cup car driven by Earnhardt in 1998, the year he won his first Daytona 500. It is in 1/24 scale and I did this model for my wife who is a big fan, but basically it is a practice piece. This was my first real attempt at painting an entire model with a gloss color with an airbrush. Although the paint wasn't perfect, I think it came out well. Another thing I'm not very good at is Decals, so for me this kit was a real challenge just for that.
Main Materials used:
Revell-Monogram's 1/24 1998 # 3 Earnhart Winston Cup Car Kit #2447
Photographs from various nascar books and the web
Base Colors are:
Model Master Gloss Black (1/2 oz bottles)
Model Master Chevy Engine Red (1/2 oz bottles)
Notable Mentions are:
Model Master Aluminum (non buffering) for the engine and other places
Model Master Chrome Silver for the gearshift and mirror.
The photos are not that great as they were taken with a 2 megapixal camera.