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#21 gtx6970

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:07 AM

Cool, the only problem is that Johan kits are hard to come by here in OZ. Would the new Judge GTO chassis be the right one?

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I believe the Model King GTO and the Cougar are close if not one and the same

But, even though I have several of each I don't have one handy right now to compare, but from what I do know it would be closer than the MK challenger chassis

ps, Johan challengers are all over Ebay ( I just bought 3 myself ) typically they run in the $25-$35 range

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:25 AM

Your best choice chassis wise is the Revell Hawaiian. I'm not sure how close the wheelbase it but it should be real close.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:39 AM

Your best choice chassis wise is the Revell Hawaiian. I'm not sure how close the wheelbase it but it should be real close.

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I never even thought about that one, even any of the Polar Lights chassis could be a good fit.
The problem with any of them besides the Johan kit is going to be interior tin choices that fit the MK challenger body with a reasonable amount of work

Either way, to the OP, my apologies for the hijak, I think it looks great and would have no problems putting it on my shelf.
If I may, what did you use for the body color ?

as a general rule the Model King Challenger is accurate for builds representing cars from approx 1972 thru 1974 ish

with the Johan more accurate for 1970 thru approx 1972 ish

all depending on individual teams and funding determined how often they updated / changed rides

Edited by gtx6970, 17 November 2012 - 03:43 AM.


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Posted 17 November 2012 - 05:48 AM

Rob.......one of my all time favorite F/C`s.........you did a very FINE job on this build........AWESOME man.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 07:27 AM

Beautiful model. Love the graphics and stripes.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 05:38 PM

OK, a couple of chassis pics. And, I'm switching the headers out, before anyone jumps all over that.
And, "gtx6970": Paint is Boyd's Dark Green Pearl over Testor's Gold Metallic

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:05 PM

The ol' DF car turned out great, Rob. Guess it was all the wonderful reference photos, huh?
(Just saw this........ since my computer has been on the blink a few weeks)
Really nice work. What's next ?

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:41 PM

Thanks, Jim. Yeah, real pleased with the body, but as noted by myself and others, need to eventually do an appropriate chassis for it.

Hmm, what's next. Good question. Kind of feeling a Snake RED, but have been working a bit on cleaning up that resin Indy car, but of course that will take freakin' 30 hours.