The Blue Angel Lincoln
After I finished painting this car, I kept thinking that the color and pattern looked familiar, but I couldn't put my finger on it. Then I realized the colors reminded me of the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels. Now if I could only get the car to fly like one...
was inspired to do a car like this by what my friend Ratman did with his
Lincoln. After that I just had to do one too. I started to look around
to find one at a decent price. I finally got one at the 12/10/2000
race at Paperboy. Bud Terry had a bunch of stuff to sell, and a Lincoln
was among that. I bought this *gulp* tan one off him amidst warnings and
horror stories about the infamously brittle tan Aurora plastic. Amazingly
enough, it took the brutal Dremeling and a bunch of visits to my concrete
basement floor with no cracking or breaking at all! =8-O
I were building a "normal" race car, I probably wouldn't have
chosen to use the wheel/tires that the car now wears. But for now, I just
want an aesthetically pleasing car. It's got a good arm in it, so I may
end up putting an independent front end and a wider rear axle on it sometime
soon. And thanks to Bob Marsley's magnet testing, I know I should be putting
in the strongest stock magnets I can find in there.
of right now, this car is not very fast. It's not slow by any means, but
it couldn't keep up with the top cars at the races. The great thing about
it is it's very easy to drive and incredibly stable. It makes it easy
for me to turn very consistent laps, and very many of them. I raced this
in the last ORS
race and did very well (almost got a point!). Consistency is the key to
success in the ORS.
wasn't sure what color I was going to paint the car. The blue and yellow
were actually the most convenient colors to use. They were within my reach
in the living room. Both are nail polish. Although nail polish is thick,
it dries pretty quickly and has a great glossy finish (and there are some
great colors available). The body used 2-3 coats of the blue, and the
stripes took 3 coats. When that was all dry, I sprayed a coat of Testors
clear gloss coat on. This gave a great luster, and eliminated all brush
the top you can see what a great blue color the nail polish has. I know
the striping could have been better, but there are bumps and stuff on
the body that taping is quite a chore. I think it still turned out very
Ratman's Bad-Ass Lincoln. This is where I got the idea to do this. The funny thing is that Ratman was ispired to slam his Lincoln after seeing the AML Rolls on this site.
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