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#1 Billy Kingsley

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:43 AM

This isn't my newest build, nor is it my best build or my best photographs.(I didn't feel like getting out the photo set up for only a few models) But, it was a FUN build, for the most part. I didn't clear over the BMF because I didn't want to mask off the vinyl top (which came out too shiny, then I wanted). Now I Remember why I do that, getting the chassis in (no easy task!) removed most of the BMF from the wheelwells.

This is the Revell kit, and a basic build. Mostly box stock, but I inverted the front spindles so the nose would sit lower. I also used the taillights from a Daytona kit, as the Charger came with none. Luckily I've converted three of the Daytona to NASCAR specs, and they don't use the taillights there!

I finished it the day before the NNL East and brought it there without taking any photos yet! Actually, it wasn't QUITE done, as I had not taken the orange Sharpie to the front marker lights yet.

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#2 midnightprowler

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 01:43 AM

Nice work! Black is hard to get right, and you did it. How about some engine and chassis and interior pics?

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 03:03 AM

Looks great billy

#4 my name is nobody

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 06:28 AM

Looks very nice. I like the triple black.
this is a bodystyle that really stands out in that format.

This is really a nice kit. Revell did an outstanding job on it.
I love the Pro/Modeler version. have built a few of those.

Very nice build. you nailed the stance, too.

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 01:58 AM

That is gorgeous :o

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 04:19 AM

Luv the Chargers.......great job man.

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 04:23 AM

Billy, slap a set of Ansen Sprints on that rascal and you've got my Charger! See WHAT a BEAUTIFUL car it was? NOW you understand WHY it's STILL a sore spot between Me an the Wife? SHE made me get rid of it!(Too many speeding tickets!) But since I sleep with HER and NOT in the car, it was just one of those, Damed if ya do, damed if ya don't! So it's just a GREAT/sorry memory for me! STILL MISS/LOVE that car! Oh well.......Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 05:06 AM

"Your in a Heap of trouble Boy" .."Hey Charger" . Yup , nice factory Stock . It has the look of someone messed with the Torsion bars . A friend of mine rented a MoPar for a weeked . Raced it at the Drag Strip . He cranked up the torsion bars to make the weight transfer quicker . I think he Trophied . When it came time to turn it in , he couldn't get it right . He paid for that mistake . This triple black reminds me of my triple green '69 1:1 . Thanx .. :rolleyes:

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 10:50 AM

69 Charger.. All back. I like it :lol:

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 05:19 PM

Nice build looks good and the black paint looks like it is perfect
I have never had a black paint job come out that good

#11 Billy Kingsley

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 09:19 PM

Thanks for the comments guys!!

Engine is in a Zip Lock waiting to be transplanted into another model B) Chassis and interior are all flat black, not much to see there.

I'm glad you guys like the paint. Here's a little secret....portions of this car were brush painted! When I sprayed the body (Tamiya TS 14 Black directly onto white PLASTIC) I missed a few spots...leading edge of the hood, left side top of the door, some of the contours of the taillight panel...so I brush painted them. It's noticible more in person then it is in the pictures, but it's not too bad by any means.

I've actually always had pretty good luck with black. I can usually lay down a smooth black paint job unless the can is almost empty, when it is it tends to bubble and/or run. I've also brush painted entire bodies black and had them come out so good they fooled people into thinking it was sprayed on ;) What can I say, black's my color when it comes to spray paint! ;)

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 09:22 PM

Great Charger. Looks great in Black.