Howard Weinstein's Simoniz Special
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Starting with a 1988 reissue of AMT's 1963 Willard Battery
Special, as driven by Parnelli Jones, from the MPC/ERTL
three-car Indianapolis Hall of Fame set, Howard scratchbuilt
the oil tank that hangs off the left side of the car.
He next filled in an unecessary scoop in the nosecone,
maded changes to the interior and windscreen, and deleted
the rear nerf-bar bumper. He also added resin one-piece
tire/wheel units from Etzel Speed Classics that required
careful masking and circular templates to paint.
Howard coated the body in Plastikote GM Metallic Blue
from a rattle can and applied the appropriate Fred Cady
decals. Unfortunately, Cady is no longer in business,
offers a variety of Watson Roadster decals from this era.
Gone too, is Etzel Speed Classics, but similar wheel/tire
sets are available from Lance Sellers Resin and Bill Jorgensen