Saturday, August 20, 2016

Completed! 1992 Terry Labonte Sunoco Oldsmobile

It sure feels good to complete a model again! I've been in a huge rut and the last NASCAR model I finished was back in April 2014. I finished this one on 8/20/16, it represents the car Terry Labonte drove during the 1992 season- specifically modeled on the car he drove in The Winston. I set my goal for 2015, and carried it over into 2016, to finish NASCAR model #100 during the year, and now I am pretty close to that mark. For now, though, I will just be happy looking at this one! It's not my best work, there are definitely things I could have done better, but for the first time I've worked on anything in over 2 years, I can't really complain.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

1992 Terry Labonte Sunoco Oldsmobile Progress

Yeah, I actually have a progress report! It feels good to write that. I have not had much progress to show on anything in a very long time; the last time I really worked on a NASCAR model was 2014. I've been stuck at 98 completed NASCAR models and I have set a goal for the past two years to hit #100. I didn't get that far but I DID get #99 almost done today. The body has been painted and ready to go for over a year, the chassis mostly ready as well, but I stalled out anyway.

Last night I decided to pull it out and work on it again, and I was able to make a LOT of progress. I got almost all the decaling done, but I was not able to finish because I had to paint the black on the C pillars, which I did after I finished decaling today. I also have not done the tire decals yet. Once the paint (clear on the latter) dries in a few days I will be able to finish decaling. I have 9 decals left so it won't take long. I have to paint the suspension, finish the windows, paint the cowl, find, paint and install a seat (I've lost THREE in the process of this build since 2014) and then it will be done.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

August 2016 HVHMG meeting

I actually got to both meetings this month! I didn't get the pictures up too quickly for the HVHMG meeting, but it was the first time my Torino got there.

The Library also had a display on metal detecting, something I'd like to do but can't physically do.

Monday, August 1, 2016

August 2016 TNMCC meeting

I actually made it to to two TNMCC meetings in a row! Kind of unusual these days. It was a short meeting but I still had fun.
Here is every model on the table and a picture of me at the end.