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Moebius Tim Flock 1956 Chrysler 300B race car model kit packaging artist - (built 2014)

As an artist for the model kit industry, I've done several box art package designs for Moebius Models. Another design I did was for packaging for the Tim Flock '56 Chrysler 300B race car model kit. I created the box top illustration, box design, built the display model shown below and shot all the photography.

The illustration scene I painted depicts Tim Flock winning the '56 Daytona Flying Mile which was a two-way top speed run on the beach at Daytona prior to the big race. Tim Flock raised the record by 12 mph and won the event with a top speed of 139.4 mph.
The illustration was hand drawn and painted in Photoshop using a Wacom monitor and stylis.

This model kit is a 1/25th plastic replica of the car Tim Flock drove during the 1st part of the 1956 NASCAR racing season. 1955 was a record setting year for Tim Flock and the Chrysler 300, winning 19 poles and 18 victories in 45 races. The 1956 season, started off well for Flock driving the new and improved Chrysler 300B. The '56 300B featured a bigger 354 c.i. Hemi and 55 more horsepower. Tim Flock won the spring Daytona beach race. However, 1956 was filled with off-track frustration with team owner Carl Kiekhaefer. Despite their combined on-track success, Flock left Kiekhaefer's team immediately after his victory in the April 8th race at North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, citing stomach ulcers. Buck Baker also drove an identical car for the Keikhaefer team in '56 and won the '56 championship in the 300B.

I built the photo model from a pre-production test shot kit. This kit requires some modifications to the body to make an accurate race car. The body came in the kit as a factory stock car. To make it a race car, I had to remove the front headlight buckets and sand off the side body moldings. The kit includes some photoetched metal parts for headlight covers and hold/trunk tie-downs. Those parts were not ready at the I built my model, so I head to make my own headlight covers from styrene. I omitted the tie-down straps. Also, you may notice that I left off front suspension parts loose on my model so I could leave the front wheels poseable.

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My painting of Tim Flock's '56 Chrysler 300B, as well as many other artworks from my portfolio are
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