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Now you know. If you’re planning on crafting a Lotus 29 in the livery of Jim Clark’s 1963 Indianapolis entry, you won’t have to suffer the embarassment of inappropriately placed graphics.

The instructions from this AMT model kit of the car make it sound so easy: “Dip decal in water for a few moments to loosen the paper backing. Hold decal in position and slide off paper backing. Smooth out water bubbles by wiping decal gently with damp cloth.”

I can only assume the instructions are cut off there because it is missing the part about swearing for 45 minutes as it dries crooked. Also missing is the bit about sanding the body to remove the decal and the several coats of paint and scouring eBay for replacement decals.

DISCUSS (4 Comments)

  1. Automobiliac

    I love your comentary, Harlo!
    Sometimes it saddens me that todays youth, with their perfectly made chinese-built model cars will never know the anguish of applying waterslide decals, nor the joy of doing so correctly. When I finished doing the Rothmans paint scheme on the curvy body of a 1/43 Porsche 959 rally car, I cried with joy.

  2. samuel gonzalez

    I like nice information

  3. Jeff Downer Indianapolis

    Wonderful. I actually built this model (well, mostly it was my dad lol). I wanted Gurney’s car but he insisted on Clark. Great times.



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