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#1 Captain Obvious

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 11:53 AM

I picked this one up about a month ago, and just wrapped it up last night. It is built as a resto-mod of sorts, it's an R/T with modified T/A stripes along the sides (the "T/A" on each side is covered up with scrap black decal film - more visible in pics than in person B) ). Paint is Testors One-Touch Lime Ice lacquer, with Testors Wet-Look Clear. Wheels and tires were salvaged from a Hemi 'Cuda diecast I had sitting on the shelf, and the wheels were detail-painted. I didn't like the appearance of the kit's rectangular exhaust tips, so I cut off some round tips from aluminum tubing. There are scratchbuilt seatbelts, but sadly, I forgot to take a pic of the interior before final assembly. :( I also assembled and painted the T/A hood, so I may swap them out whenever the urge strikes.

Assembly was pretty straightforward...I was a bit disappointed with the metal axles and the accompanying hole in the engine block, and the mating of body to chassis gave me more stress than I really needed...lol

Okay, enough of my rambling...on to the pics! Hope y'all like!

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#2 jedimastergary

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 12:06 PM

Cool like this one just got the kit last weekend and already have plans
for it so far I am going to paint it Tamiya light green TS -22 with a black hood
and not sure mabey gray or black interior Might add a bit of body color
to the interior to lighten it up

Edited by jedimastergary, 16 April 2010 - 12:08 PM.


#3 MrObsessive

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 01:04 PM

Super Sharp! Absolutely LOVE the color! Nice and smooth as it should be! B)

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 01:08 PM

Looks great, but I have to disagree with what you did on the exhausts. The rectangular exhaust outlets on the real car complement the horizontal theme of the taillights and rear panel, the round exhausts fight the overall design.

But that's just my opinion...

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 02:49 PM

Looks great, but I have to disagree with what you did on the exhausts. The rectangular exhaust outlets on the real car complement the horizontal theme of the taillights and rear panel, the round exhausts fight the overall design.

But that's just my opinion...

Just remember, too, the T/A had the exhaust coming out in front of the rear tires, not the back. Beautiful build, though!

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 03:34 PM

Beautiful build,great paint...but that picture of it laying on it's side on concrete makes me wince! B)

Edited by Murphy, 16 April 2010 - 03:34 PM.


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Posted 16 April 2010 - 06:36 PM

Great looking Challenger.
The wheels/tires and paint look great.

That's the AMT new Issue one?

Then ya did a super job on it..
I'm on the fence about the exhaust.
Don't hate'em or love'em but they work.

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 12:39 AM

Nice Job .I like the all black hood best .

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 01:49 AM

Very nice! Harry, matthew, he did say that it was a RT with TA stripes.

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 06:51 AM

Looks great, but I have to disagree with what you did on the exhausts. The rectangular exhaust outlets on the real car complement the horizontal theme of the taillights and rear panel, the round exhausts fight the overall design.

But that's just my opinion...

Dude It may be your opinion, but the buildwas to his PERSONAL TASTE. What gives you the right to think that your opinion out ways his taste? Thats just too aggorant. :(

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 07:08 AM

It was a simple opinion, relax!
The build is simply outstanding!
You should be proud!

#12 Modelmartin

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 09:00 AM

Dude It may be your opinion, but the buildwas to his PERSONAL TASTE. What gives you the right to think that your opinion out ways his taste? Thats just too aggorant. :angry:



Aside from trashing Mark's post featuring his very nicely done Challenger with your attack on Harry, you are a douchebag and your English sucks! Outweigh and arrogant are the words you were looking for, douche. :)

Edited by Modelmartin, 19 April 2010 - 09:00 AM.


#13 Nick Winter

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 10:42 AM

Just remember, too, the T/A had the exhaust coming out in front of the rear tires, not the back. Beautiful build, though!

I personally prefere a T/A both the Pontiac genre and Cuda

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 10:55 AM

Nick...close, but no cigar. Challenger had a T/A model, but Cuda's homologation special was called the AAR.

I knew that, oh well it's Monday, I kept thinking they were reversed that it was Challenger AAR and Cuda T/A

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 12:42 PM

:P Really Nick, you confused those two? ;) how much partyin' you do this weekend bro? :o

Seriously though, i know I'm in the minority on this one but I agree with the hater... Harry does at times have a tendency to be a bit overbearing with his preferences and tastes. He (h8er) shouldnt have attacked him in the thread, but i do think that the builders taste is what its about....build for yourself first and let the rest fall where they may.

As far as the build I LOVE it and the differnt exhaust is creative and a refreshing break from the norm.

Too much apparently, :lol:

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 12:54 PM

Seriously though, i know I'm in the minority on this one but I agree with the hater... Harry does at times have a tendency to be a bit overbearing with his preferences and tastes. He (h8er) shouldnt have attacked him in the thread, but i do think that the builders taste is what its about....build for yourself first and let the rest fall where they may.


I think it's more like tough love. :P Granted what he said in the engine stand thread may seem somewhat mean, but sometimes your thoughts don't type out quite as well as in your head. I think it's just the fact that Harry is frank with his comments and doesn't dance around the issue. :lol:

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 01:38 PM

Is that the box stock air cleaner from the Revell 1/25 2'n'1 '70 Challenger kit? :lol:

#18 Captain Obvious

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 10:17 PM

Wow, who knew that some exhaust tips would spark so much controversy? B)

Thanks for the feedback, everyone! As for myself, I'm still not totally sold on the quad round tips myself, and I built the freakin' thing...lol...how would two oval tips look?

Edited by Captain Obvious, 19 April 2010 - 10:17 PM.


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Posted 20 April 2010 - 02:23 PM

Dude It may be your opinion, but the buildwas to his PERSONAL TASTE. What gives you the right to think that your opinion out ways his taste? Thats just too aggorant. :)



Aggorant? Talk about stupid.
BAN THIS HORSE'S ASS!!

Edited by sjordan2, 20 April 2010 - 02:26 PM.


#20 Jon Cole

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 02:53 PM

I say it's a fine lookin' model! The model is fine, the exhaust tips are fine, there are more models to be built, time to move on to the next one.