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**Updated 12/8/20 **Robby Gordon's 1994 Valvoline Indy Car

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**Updated 12/8/20 **Robby Gordon's 1994 Valvoline Indy Car

Postby Shunter » Mon Jun 30, 2008 11:16 pm

I have pulled out this old Tamiya Indy Car which was originally Mansells 1993 title winning car. I was never happy with the look of it and wanted to do something different with it. I got this sheet from Roly01 i think, and i always liked the colours of this car, and after attending the Gold Coast race i was pleased to know that these decals existed.
I am doing the pre-season look for the car and that was basically a 93 Lola, i am not trying to be fully accurate with it, i just wanted to make something decent from an old kit.
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I have started rubbing it all back, i tried putting this in a bath of caustic soda but i always find Tamiya paint does not seem to be effected by it, so i have been sanding away. As you can figure this was not a build to be proud of. I am almost at the stage where i can get a dust of primer onto these parts.
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RE: Robby Gordon

Postby Jeff » Mon Jun 30, 2008 11:23 pm

Cool project, looking forward to see this progress!
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RE: Robby Gordon

Postby 43rdMichael » Mon Jun 30, 2008 11:31 pm

Great project mate.

The third picture (monocoque, side on) looks awesome. Soo much effort to remove the paint and get the parts back to a smooth state! You could almost put some wheels on it in its current form and call it something from mad max. ...

Anyway, please keep us updated!!
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Re: Robby Gordon's 1994 Valvoline Indy Car

Postby Shunter » Tue Nov 17, 2009 1:31 am

Well after nearly 18 months since doing anything to this one I have now painted the body panels. I used Testors Blue Angel blue as I was told it is a good match for Valvoline blue, the white is Tamiya spray. This build will basically be a shelfer, so I shall rub these down a little, clear coat and that will be about it. Just nice to get some paint on it to hide the awful previous job.
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Re: Robby Gordon's 1994 Valvoline Indy Car

Postby BigDuke6 » Tue Nov 17, 2009 1:44 am

Nice work - These early 90's indycars were great. PM me if you want some old Surfers races.
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Re: Robby Gordon's 1994 Valvoline Indy Car

Postby PanAmNut » Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:57 am

Those kits were great ........... a joy to work on. Good luck with your second effort!

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Re: Robby Gordon's 1994 Valvoline Indy Car

Postby RossiM1 » Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:03 am

Interesting project Shayne,plenty of hard work involved in the paint stripping,I use Isopropyl alcohol,it removes any paint from any surface,in minutes,and does not damage plastic,and its relatively cheap,get it from a chemists.
I have the a tameo 43rd version of the Valvoline car,so interested in seeing how yours turns out.
Keep up the good work.
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Re: Robby Gordon's 1994 Valvoline Indy Car

Postby Balls77 » Sat Jul 24, 2010 7:55 am

Where did you get the decals from?
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Re: Robby Gordon's 1994 Valvoline Indy Car

Postby Shunter » Sat Jul 24, 2010 6:24 pm

Balls77 wrote:Where did you get the decals from?


I was lucky enough that someone on the board gave them to me. They will get onto a build soon as i have a new cowling coming for this one.
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Re: Robby Gordon's 1994 Valvoline Indy Car

Postby tonym » Sat Jul 24, 2010 7:49 pm

Good one Shayne. This was always a good looking car. I've recently been looking for options for these Tamiya Indy Cars. This is one I didn't know about.
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