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#1 1972coronet

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 11:25 AM

Anyone here have experience(s) with Scale Coachworks' transkits ? I see that they have ( had , actually , as it's sold out ) a 1970 Dart Swinger :
http://www.rocketfin...uct.cfm?id=4852

If anyone here has built one or more of Scale Coachworks kit , I'd like to see them , along with a critique . Thanks !

#2 larrygre

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 02:16 AM

Anyone here have experience(s) with Scale Coachworks' transkits ? I see that they have ( had , actually , as it's sold out ) a 1970 Dart Swinger :
http://www.rocketfin...uct.cfm?id=4852

If anyone here has built one or more of Scale Coachworks kit , I'd like to see them , along with a critique . Thanks !


I have Scale Coachworks' Swinger, and it is really well executed. I'm on a Mopar muscle car kick right now, and its on the 'to do' pile. Stay tuned, I will post pics when done!

Here's a pic of the resin parts I found in a search. If you can find one, buy it - its that good.

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 02:49 AM

I gotta second that for Larry! I got two of them a while back, and they ARE NICE!!! they don't FALL together, but they ARE so cleanly cast that you WON'T have any trouble building it! It's a nice light tan resin that easy to work with. Mike's Miniature Motors sells them for Scale Coachworks. Try checkin him out, he MIGHT still have some.B) :) ;)

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 03:12 PM

I gotta second that for Larry! I got two of them a while back, and they ARE NICE!!! they don't FALL together, but they ARE so cleanly cast that you WON'T have any trouble building it! It's a nice light tan resin that easy to work with. Mike's Miniature Motors sells them for Scale Coachworks. Try checkin him out, he MIGHT still have some.:D B) ;)



Do you have an URL for Mike's site? :) :) :)

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 02:39 AM

I gotta second that for Larry! I got two of them a while back, and they ARE NICE!!! they don't FALL together, but they ARE so cleanly cast that you WON'T have any trouble building it! It's a nice light tan resin that easy to work with. Mike's Miniature Motors sells them for Scale Coachworks. Try checkin him out, he MIGHT still have some.B) B) ;)

Hey George 53, How about sending me one of them, I'm an advid Duster,Dart and Demon collector, I always wanted a Nice 70 Dart Swinger, What do you need 2 of those for? Share the wealth Brother. :P

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 04:03 AM

Steve, I learned ALOOOOONG time ago, If it's RESIN, better get 'em while ya can, cause they MIGHT be gone when ya DO want one! Check out Bandit Resins brother, Kenny's got a 71 Scamp, ALMOST the same car,and JUST as nice a quality as the Modelhaus! Got me one a them too!!!B) :P B) ;)

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 02:52 AM

I already own the Bandit 71 Scamp, Also the AFX 70 Dart, I ordered one of those , And I never got it, I have no idea what happend to it,Oh well. I'll make my own. Far better then that one! I still would like to see some of your built models,Like that 71 Barracuda you did like I was doing mine. :)

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 03:04 AM

Steve, I don't post pics because I don't know HOW! Clay has tried till he's blue in the face to show me. In fact, that pinned "How to post pics" thread WAS for ME! But I jus don't feel like learnin how. It just not that important to me. Now I can ANSWER ALOT of questions , I been at this for 50 + years now. Still don't paint as well as I'd like to, but hey, I don't build for show. Gonna get Donny Yost's painting CD one of these days, I saw bits of it and it looks like what i could use! Pm me Daddy-O. I can TELL ya what you might need to know!;) ;) :) ;)

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 08:23 PM

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Here is the one I got many years ago. I got the bumpers chromed and took the picture in 2007. I still have not built it yet. Did Scale Coachworks go out of buisness? I bought mine right from his sight but it is gone now.

Also Bandit Resins 71 Scamp is real nice too. I did build that one in 2008.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 06:42 AM

Any makers besides R&R ?
I saw one on ebay from them and my other R&R experience was less than positive.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 07:16 AM

I would start with Bandit Resins' Plymouth Scamp: http://s916.photobuc...Plymouth Scamp/

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 07:21 AM

Check out Mike's Scale models, he carry's Scale Coachworks ltd. 71 Dart Swinger. Excellent trans kit for the Revell Darts. Builds up a beautiful model. Kenny's resin is a 71 Scamp, it also just drops onto the Dart chassis. I have both and can vouch for BOTH of their quality!

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 09:15 AM

George do you have a link to Mike's Scale models?
I did a search and could not find anything for a Swinger.
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Posted 05 November 2012 - 11:12 AM

Does anyone include an interior kit along with the body ?
The interiors from the Revell '68-'69 Darts are totally incorrect (excepting the console / shifter) for the 1970-1972 Darts .

Also , the resin 1970 Darts I've seen were sans windwings ! That's too much intricate work to hand-make for an arthritic fool like me !! :unsure: <_< :(

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 11:20 AM

I took a builtup Ramchargers Dart funnycar body and combined it with a builtup LA Dart body to make my own ( still sits unfinihsed though )

I'll donate it out if someone reputable wants to make a copy of it

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 12:15 PM

Here it is,Roger, www.mikesscalespeedshop.com Here's Scale Coachworks, www.scalecoachworks.com Mike just sells the kits, he does NOT cast them. If he doesn't have any in stock, maybe you can order them direct. Hth.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 12:18 PM

John, no no one that I can think of makes interior conversions. I did a 70 Swinger bench seat, an let me tell you, THAT was ALOTTA verticle pleats on that rascal! I shoulda had that bad boy cast in resin!

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 05:37 PM

From one of George's posts elsewhere on the forum: Scale Coachworks website: no longer active. Their Email is: scalecoachworks@wi.rr.com The Phone number is 1-414 570 0650 Hope this helps

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 06:00 PM

The AMT '71 Duster interior seems like a good starting point. I have the Scale Coachworks '70 Dart and Bandit Resins Scamp in my to-build resin stash...

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 04:57 AM

Outstanding!