Thinking of doing a 1/16
Posted 24 November 2011 - 11:26 AM
I was wondering what the major difference is between the two scales besides the size of the parts ?? Are there a lot of aftermarket items for this scale ?? Also, has anyone built one of these yet and are there any challenges with this kit ??
Any help, hints, etc... would be greatly appreciated...
Posted 24 November 2011 - 02:52 PM
Oh, and you need more paint. A lot more.
Posted 24 November 2011 - 05:29 PM
Like Junkman said, much easier on the eyes.... until you get to the detail scale hardware then even in this scale it is hard on the eyes.... and Bifocals will come in handy.
Posted 25 November 2011 - 04:57 AM
Posted 25 November 2011 - 08:56 AM
Posted 25 November 2011 - 11:56 AM
Thanks for the info and Charlie, you have a good site there... I just might be getting ahold of you to spice up my model...
Thanks Steve, whenever your ready we're here to help.
Posted 25 November 2011 - 04:48 PM
anyhow i got it and its been sitting on the table for a few weeks and i doubt i will be doing anything with it. if anyone wants to take it off my hands for what i paid, plus postage, send me a pm and we can work something out. i believe i paid about 35 for the bunch including shipping to me. additionally if you really want it bad enough and just dont have the money, talk to me and i might just end up passing it on for free. let me know if youre interested...im sure all kinda parts could be scavenged off this though its sort of a shame because the chassis etc are built up very nicely from what i can see, no real glue bomb stuff.
Posted 25 November 2011 - 05:33 PM
Been a while now since I stepped up, aside from some big scale in my very early stages (years ago..). It was these early tastes of what big scale could offer, which whet my appetite.
One of my early kits was the original to the Charger you mentioned. Sadly, it now resides in the "to re-build" pile. My early efforts were far from pleasing..
The aftermarket is definitely not flooded with options, but they are there..As Charlie has pointed out, he is now catering to the bigger builders, which is excellent.
A search thru the 1/16 stuff on ebay will also turn up some interesting results at times...motors, wheels, builders....
Also some pretty neat Funnycar bodies and Promod bodies out there..wheels, tyres, motors, seats, fuel tanks and other kool stuff.
Posted 25 November 2011 - 08:05 PM
The Revell Funny Car and T/F Dragster kits go together fairly well, and there are a few different body styles to choose from.
To be honest, if you want to try a larger scale kit, the current 1/12 Revell Shelby Mustang kit would be ideal- it's easily found, goes together well, and has decent detail, with room to add as many additional details as you like.
Posted 26 November 2011 - 01:07 AM
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Posted 27 November 2011 - 08:23 AM
Edited by scubadiver411, 27 November 2011 - 08:31 AM.
Posted 27 November 2011 - 10:14 AM
If you're looking for a stock type kit in 1/16 scale, this one will disappoint you. Look through the "On The Workbench" and "Big Boyz" sections, as a few people have worked on this (and the related 1/16 Charger kits), so you can see what the kit is like and how much/little detail there is, and how accurate the parts are.
Posted 27 November 2011 - 02:19 PM
or could he be looking at an origenal?
the reason i asked is because i stopped in at my LHS (riders in grand rapids) and i pre-ordered one of the re-issues and they told me it wasn't due out untill mid december
Posted 27 November 2011 - 04:04 PM
Posted 27 November 2011 - 05:34 PM
I am 75% of the way through a re-issue 1/16th dukes charger. It, along with the "street charger" are re-pops of the original kits from 30 some odd years ago. Under the bodies are all vintage nascar, as stated earlier, with the exception of the full interior with the street charger. It is NOT a good kit for a first timer or builder with limited experience. Aside from a mountain of work that I have created by making my kit to a more street level/tv series appearance charger, there are numerous fitment problems right out of the box. Specifically with the suspension. When you buld your kit, take extra care to remove mold flashing from the suspension parts and test fit/mock them as much as you can. You should also be prepared to modify (cut/file etc.) some parts to get the proper tire/wheel well clearence. Good luck with your kit and feel free to ask questions.
MR 1/16th, do you have detail goodies for that will work/fit this car?
Posted 28 November 2011 - 01:57 AM
The E-bay seller said that I would receive it around Jan 4th if I bought it for $35.00... don't know what it would cost in the LHS...
i think it was about the same
my LHS doesnt charge me to order stuff, only when i pick it up
Posted 28 November 2011 - 06:01 AM
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