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THE TESLA CHARGE(R) (1968 Dodge Charger by Revell)


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#1 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 05:16 AM

It's Nikola Tesla Monday here in the Lab-RAT-ory. We have started a new build, and a new project that's inspired by two people from history: Nikola Tesla and Leo Theremin--yes, they both played quite a bit the role of the mad scientist in their laboratories (wow, I've gotten so used to spelling that word my way, the norm looks weird to me. LOL!) Tesla is fueling quite a few paint and graphic ideas for this build, and THEREMIN is playing in the background to help with the images of electricity, etc . . .

Anyway, the build is just in its very early stages. I smoothed the body, cleaned the parts. Got everything so far ready for primer and paint, which should start sometime tomorrow.

I have fallen in love once again with a new kit, this time the 68 Charger (Special Edition) by Revell. I got two, but think I will need a few more.

This build was also inspired by COOL HAND's (Luke's) 69 Charger which he posted recently. That model is still worming its way into my imagination.

I hope you will all feel free to post some of your own versions of this kit on this thread as a way to share your inspiration with me, in particular those of you who have built smooth, sleek, and modern custom renditions of this kit.

I am look forward to a great deal of fun, so let's all share the eye candy. More progress soon.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 05:44 AM

l've been sitting on this kit for a few years now, wondering how l want to build it. l'll be watching this.

#3 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 06:28 AM

Bart, I have too, but the time has come to do something with it, and I hope it ends up being something interesting. You should get yours cranking too. ;)

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 06:45 AM

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 07:47 AM

Very true, Andrew. I will have visuals veery shortly. Yes indeed.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 08:05 AM

One of my favorite 80s bands took their name from the famous scientist! B)

I'll be watching...

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 09:00 AM

Very true, Andrew. I will have visuals veery shortly. Yes indeed.


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Posted 15 October 2012 - 09:24 AM

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I second that motion. LOL

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 11:13 AM

It's not a new or modren rendition, and it's already posted on this forum, but here's my 68.
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Posted 15 October 2012 - 04:05 PM

Thanks for sharing, Corey.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 04:50 PM

Welcome Doc.
Cool idea!

Can't wait to see what everyone has. Ought to be alot of nice builds I'm sure.
Corey

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 10:30 PM

Its real nice to know my build provided some inspiration for your build Doc.
I certainly get lots of inspiration and have learnt alot from you.
So as you say inspiration is a 2 way street.

Cant wait to see some progress pics and im especially looking foward to seeing the paint job

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 02:18 AM

Thanks, Corey, and Luke. Yes, INSPIRATION IS A TWO WAY STREET. LOL!

My templates arrived today, so I am good to go in terms of starting the painting process.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 04:22 AM

Corey your 68 looks good.
Dr Cranky,your paint work are always awesome I cant wait to see the your paint woek on the 68 Charger.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 05:58 AM

Thanks, John. Just getting everything ready.

Here's a little update on what I have so far. Today is paint day, and it will begin shortly . . .

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE:

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 06:14 AM

Cool vid Doc,
Now that you have explained in more detail the design for the paint,im even more looking foward to watch it evolve.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 07:04 AM

Cool. Can't wait to see more. Though, in my personal opinion, since it's inspired by Tesla, it should have a Tesla coil on it somewhere.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 07:10 AM

Corey your 68 looks good.
Dr Cranky,your paint work are always awesome I cant wait to see the your paint woek on the 68 Charger.

Thanks John.
Corey

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 07:36 AM

I know you have seen this already DC, I wanted to share with others here. This is the same kit, mine was a bomber I got on ebay. The engine was assembled but unpainted as well as the chassis. I froze it all and then broke it all back down and started over. Anyway, turned out ok, it's a great kit for sure!
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Posted 16 October 2012 - 07:38 AM

The Charger looks awesome Dave.
Nice save. Cool website also.
Corey

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