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I need your help guys. My secret is out and a friend wants me do do a 1:18th model of Dale Earnhart Senior's car for his son. Get the model and then detail it. I know nothing about stock cars, so what I'm wondering is where is the best place to look, how much aprox. is it going to cost and what did the last car he drove look like? Any help would be greatly appreciated. . .
 

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Nascar Eddie? :confused I'm sorry, but I don't even know what way the run on the track. :giggle
 
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Sorry I'm not of a help here. As a matter a fact, I'm the last person to ask when it comes to NASCAR. :giggle

Let's ask Jim (ibj40), he's a NASCAR connoisseur.
 
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Try looking on GoMotorsports.com site for some price comparisons.

Other than, eBay will prolly be your best price reference.

I have a Winners Choice Dale Sr model that I recieved for Fathers Day last year, I would love to detail it.

Give me some ideas and inspiration :wink
 

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Thanks for all the compliments about my Nascar knowledge, hope I don't disappoint on this one.

If I were to do a Nascar Dale Sr., I'd look for a Revell (not sure they did any Action's in the #3 Black Goodwrench - Gronx would know for sure). The cockpit, engine compartment, trunk, and under chassis are reasonably detailed on the Revell's, and the opportunities to further detail them out is there, as well. YOu should be able to get one on eBay for $25-30. Right after his death, they went through the roof, but are pricing like any other 1/18 scale Nascar these days. Several "custom" paint schemes out there, as well, so you are not limited to just the black version.

No offense, but I'd stay away from the Winner's Circle version, lots less detail than a Revell (more like an early Ertl). Although, the Ertl Lumina's are pretty rare, in the #3 paint scheme (I just picked one up on eBay).

I'd stay away from this one, however - pretty pricey, the one I just bought was one-tenth that price, in same condition.

#3 Ertl

I'd avoid GoMotorsBids, as well, those people are insane when it comes to bidding!

A quick search on eBay finds 50 or so Dale and Dale Jr. 1/18 scale die cast, with what look's to be about a third of them Dale Sr.

Good Luck on your project, and let's see the results!

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There's a place down here in Florida that might have it!....But I don't know the price....If you want I can check it for you :eek:k If you are interested just leave me a message :wink
 

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Thanks for the input. I think I will keep an eye on ebay and see if I can't snag one off of there for a reasonable price. And Darrick, if I discover any ground-breaking detailing advancements, I will let you know. . . :wink
 
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Well I'd have to count but Action did around 30 Senior cars Revell did some Ertl did some you can find them on EBay Go motor sports, if you want the Muscle Machine's version they have a Nova Camaro Chevelle I'll try to post some picture's for you later I personelly have close to 120 SR. cars as I collect NASCAR cars mostly :cheers also Dale Earnhardt Inc. the Chevy dealership sells diecast cars as well
 

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Good luck on your quest Eddie! :cheers I am sure whichever you get, you will turn into a masterpiece! :310 Make sure you take lots of pics and share them with us.
 
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Of course, that is an early 90's Lumina, which is quite different from the 2001 Monte Carlo that Dale drove in his last season.
 
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Russ,

Was that car actually made like that or is it a custom made version?

I posed the question last year asking if his crashed car would be made.
 
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Not custom, this is the way Action produced the car. If you look at the auction, you can see the story behind this car. This "crash car" is from 1997, and should not be confused with the car that Dale met his untimely fate in at Daytona in 2001. The 1997 "crash car" was a car that fans want to remember, the 2001 car is not.

The originals are very difficult to find, and that is why they can be so expensive. Action just came out with an "Elite" version of it though that has more detail and can be picked up for less money.

The whole supply and demand thing really makes some bidders pay very high prices. And the opposite holds true as well as in this example:

http://www.gomotorbids.com/LotDetail.cfm?Lot_ID=93345
 
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