2012 Dodge Challenger Pro Mod Body...wip (updated 2.22.13)
Posted 20 December 2012 - 05:56 PM
Hi everyone....been a long while since I even looked at the bench. I've been checking in looking at everyone's art from time to time, and outstanding, love it all.
I finally sat down at the bench a couple days ago and picked up the (now) old Dodge, guess I'll need to reshape a little for the 2012 or 2013 model year. Anyways, been able to do a little to this one, think its been a year since I touched it last.
Changes - I've trimmed 1.5mm off the bottom (sides and nose) to bring the whole body closer to the ground. I added some pretty noticeable arc to the rear quarters and started the rear bumper area, if you look close enough, it resembles a Duster or a nascar rear bumper. I'll change that to bring in the look it needs hopefully. I've also done some more smoothing and filling. Thanks for looking and till next time....cheers!
Posted 20 December 2012 - 07:32 PM
Woo-Hoo, I've been waiting this one! You are doing incredible job with the Challenger. It looks like ProMod body, and very nice one. Can't wait for more.
Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:02 AM
Good to see you back (on this), Jeff. I'd been wondering where you were at...
Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:28 AM
Great job so far.
Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:26 AM
Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:49 PM
Thanks for the comments....feels good to be working on this again!
Update of today's work. Not a lot of shaping, but very necessary prep work today.
1 - Reshaped rear wheelwell opening
2 - Threw some putty on the gaps and holes.
3 - Smoothed putty and primered black. I use the black as a filler that reduces ghosting and swirling before switching back to grey.
4 - Wet-sanded the black smooth then applied new primer grey coat. The body is pretty slick now, still more sanding to go.
Next....More wheelwell work, adding flares to bottom and fender wells, scratch a rear spoiler and window treatment. Thanks for looking.
Posted 28 December 2012 - 06:04 PM
Thanks Darryl, love your rides btw.
Couple more updates....reshaped front and rear fender wells, added cutouts on nose for fog lights and air opening, similar to stock with more filling to do to reduce depth...made support for rear window and shaped stock rear window to fit, added cutout to rear fascia for wheelie bars and did some flaring on the nose and frt fenderwell to simulate how these bodies are molded. Also, the stock headlights have been added, will do some filling there to make them look molded in. Hope to make more progress this weekend. Thanks for looking....till next time!
Posted 28 December 2012 - 06:17 PM
Posted 29 December 2012 - 03:34 AM
Great looking body. Are you going to sell them, got to have one!!!
Posted 29 December 2012 - 06:19 AM
Posted 29 December 2012 - 07:20 AM
You do some killer styrene work Jeff. How many hours do you have in it?
Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:21 AM
Happy New Year all!!
Thanks for the comments guys, I appreciate the thumbs-up...really helps with my motivation.
Don, I'm checking with castors now to see what we can do....would be the first I've had popped, can't wait!
Joe, I'm gonna guess I'm around 50 hours of build time on this one so far. I estimate another 20 hours to zip it up, hopefully.
Couple updates...front window was reshaped from stock unit and now fits on the body almost perfectly, spent the whole weekend on this. I made a wedge cut down the center of the hood to pull the bulge down. Then, I had to build up the hood surface that meets the bottom of the front window. Currently, she has a fresh coat of primer waiting for some more work. I have really enjoyed the window treatments so far, still have more to go but making good progress. Last picture is a comparison between now and two weeks ago, huge difference! Thanks for looking, till next time!
Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:02 AM