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#1 Bruno

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 06:31 PM

Here's my first resin model, I learned a lot on this one, did some mistakes, being my first resin. I built this one using the Scale Coachworks resin transkit, which is made to be used with Revell's '69 Dart kit, but I chose to use the AMT's '71 Duster as the donor kit instead, that was the first mistake... I chose the '71 Duster because the interior looks closer to the '70 Dart interior than the '69 Dart, plus the Duster has the 340 engine I wanted. Later I found out that I still needed the glass parts from the '69 Dart kit...

So the chassis, suspension, drivetrain, engine, wheels and tires, interior are from the '71 Duster, I also used a second backseat from another '71 Duster kit to build a front bench seat and used the headrests from Revell's '69 Charger.The windows, wipers, door handles and sideview mirrors from the '69 Dart. Paint is automotive basecoat with urethane clearcoat, Alclad on the bumpers, decals from Keith Marks, those decals were old and I did have some trouble with them, that is why the "Dart Swinger" emblems on the rear quarters are missing, out of the 3 emblems on the decal sheet, I was able to save only one, which I decided to use on the trunk lid.

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 06:46 PM

Very nice Vitamin-C A-body! Looks great from any angle.

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 07:45 PM

Great Dart! I like the color very much and paintjob looks good. That engine detailing looks nice too, and chassis is amazing also. Thank you for sharing, this is one of my dream cars to build, not to own, Chevrolet is better... :( Nice model.

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 07:51 PM

Engine, paint and top look Very good.
Chassis and Wheels look good
Looks like you did a very good build of it.

That is one to own, Mopars Rock!!

#5 Blake Rogers

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 07:54 PM

well done man from top to bottom great job man

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 02:51 AM

VERY nice build, I have two of these. I built one in Banana Yellow, with a black vynil roof. The interior was done with a bench seat also. But getting the vertical pleats in the seat backs was a REAL trip! I used about a HUNNERT peices of Plastistruct 1/2 round tubeing to get it rightt. i never even LOOKED at the Duster kit to see if it woulda worked! I'll DEFINATELY check that out with the second one!!!! THANKS for the tip!!!!:P :( ;)

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 03:02 AM

This came out looking fantastic, especially considering your explanation adapting a different donor kit for accuracy!

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 03:28 AM

Wow!! Simply great!!

Had a real '71 Dart Swinger with a slant six when I started college back in '77. Still one of my favorite cars. I do by the way have the resin model from scale coachworks. Right now You are responsable for it getting bumped up a few notches on my model list for this year.

Very Kool!

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 03:32 AM

Nicely done!

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 03:39 AM

Very nice job. Love the color. I picked up a 70 Dart body a while back. It's still
sitting on the shelf. Another one I got to get back to.
Great job. Brian

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 04:43 AM

Two thumbs up! I think you did a great job on this!!

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 04:46 AM

Sure does look good.

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 06:21 AM

Superb build of one of the cutest little cars ever. You got it right from every angle.


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Posted 03 March 2011 - 07:12 AM

Nice job. The vinyl top looks great!

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 07:31 AM

Bruno.......Terrific!!!!!!!.......absolutely stunning.......luv it!!!!!!!!

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 03:00 PM

Very nice Vitamin-C A-body! Looks great from any angle.


i like that REAL SHARP!!!! :lol:

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 03:38 PM

SWEEET Swinger! :)

I have fond memories of a 1:1 in my youth... :lol:

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 04:01 PM

I hope my first resin kit effort looks half that good! Nice build - good flavor.

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 02:57 AM

Here's my first resin model....
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The fender tag should be body color.... :D


Great build. I *think* I have one of those stashed away. Yours is inspirational to say the least.

On a side note: There's a guy on Long Island that hung `71 Swinger sheet metal on a `69 Dart convertible shell. Talk about doing a double take when you see it! I don't know why Ma Mopar killed off the A body convertible after `69.... ;)


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Posted 04 March 2011 - 03:06 AM

Beautiful dosnt do it justice. Incredible is more like it. I had 2 darts, one a 73 with a 6, the other, a 71 with a 6. You nailed the look!