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    I've been a month or two on this one. I posted this picture before, my favorite magazine cover from 1967.
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    I got some unbuilt buildings and made some open back molds of the walls and knocked out some fair copies of the buildings. Had the the track and dug around to come up with the people needed. I cut out a foam board infield and painted it about 20 times, but still could not a get a color match. I threw together cars as best I could. Ended up with this.
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    Matt B
    So. In
    Crashers

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    Nice rendition

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    • #3
      Looks like you fired up the “Wayback machine”! Nicely done.

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      • #4
        I'd like to have had Dave Kennedy close by. If I dropped it off with him it would be a a perfect photo!!
        Matt B
        So. In
        Crashers

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        • #5
          Very cool.....and well done Matt . I remember that cover well..............other than your Cheetah not being Green ,...you got it spot on .

          Cheers
          Chris Walker

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          • #6
            Hey Matt....that's really cool! I like how you captured it, that's one of my favorite covers too.
            Come Race at The Trace!
            Timberline Trace International Raceway - SW of Mpls, MN

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            • #7
              I agree - that was one of their best covers and a favorite of mine. I've been there trying to color match foamboard to the track lol! Cool idea and great job!!
              Rob

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              • #8
                Chris, it was the only green I had anywhere close to the picture car, which is a Cox. I actually found an orange Strom body and painted it British Racing Green. I did have an EJ repro brass chassis for it. Now that it's done, I'm going to strip that green off and probably paint it red and make it a nice runner. The Ferrari will get the same treatment. It was an ebay find and is brush painted red. It will go in the stripper, too.

                I couldn't match that Monogram track color. To me the track actually looks like a light mint green. What do you guys think? Is it green or gray. My wife says I am color blind, but I think all us guys hear that every now and then. I sprayed gray, white, mint green, in combinations, fogged on, sprayed at the same time, over and over until I gave up and just used it as is. I could have taken a piece of track to Home Depot and got a match, but that would blow my budget by about 50%. I just couldn't see that for one picture.

                I'm glad you guys enjoy looking at it. It will in a box now, maybe some day I will add it to some kind of Monogram home track and I will concentrate more on the few 1/32 cars I have.
                Matt B
                So. In
                Crashers

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                • #9
                  Excellent job Matt, outstanding!
                  DAVE - MI, USA

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                  • #10
                    Really cool Matt! The track looks gray on my monitor.
                    Randy

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                    • #11
                      Very nice job!!One of my favorite covers from back in the day.Great job on the buildings too.
                      If you want you could sell a few.
                      Rusty

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                      • #12
                        The Cheetah was one of those Strom orange set cars. With the cover picture done, I turned to doing the Cheetah as I thought it should be. Here it is refinished with an EJ's brass chassis.
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                        Matt B
                        So. In
                        Crashers

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                        • #13
                          That’s amazing. You have really captured the old cover photo of the magazine. Do they have any further photos of the rest of the track? Maybe you could build the whole thing. Great work, thanks for sharing.

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