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MPC '69 Charger Daytona or "polishing a t*rd"


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#1 Tonioseven

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 10:16 PM

Hey. I picked this one up from Hobby Lobby.com for just under $14 including shipping so I figured "why not?". Chuck warned me but it was too late by then :unsure: . Although NOT the doorstop that is the '67 GTO, this one has its share of issues. Nevertheless, I will build it and try my best on it. Here's what I have so far...
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I'll use these wheels from the '39 Wagon Rod...
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Sorry for the crappy cell phone pic. I'll post a few more tomorrow. Thanks for lookin'. :)

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Edited by Tonioseven, 17 December 2011 - 03:36 AM.


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Posted 17 December 2011 - 03:49 AM

Go for it!

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 09:56 AM

I've heard nothing good about this kit. Doesn't mean though, that in the right hands, it can't be turned into something. Good luck. I'll be watching.

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 07:34 PM

Thanks guys! B) I'm even gonna use the kit chassis since I plan on building a '68 Roadrunner eventually. It won't be contest quality but it IS fun! Ain't that what's about?! :P :lol:

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 07:44 PM

Man if i could only find my camera cord!!!!! I could hi jack your thread and we could group tackle this thing, got the hemi built, went with the 'custom' option with double pumper carbs and waitin as we speak for blackwash to dry on the velocity stacks. Keep on keepin on! Eventually the boogeyman will gimme mah camera cord back!

#6 Tonioseven

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 09:33 PM

Lol! Right on!! I'm not sure which engine option I'll use but I'll keep on rollin' with this one! I actually learned a LOT while doing research for this build! I had no idea that the Joe Dirt car is actually NICE under all of the "makeup"!! Find that cord! B)

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 09:37 PM

I didn't think the kit was that bad but haven't finished one yet either..
I'm sure in your hands it'll turn out Great..
Be Watching...

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 04:43 AM

that's why i like racecars!!! they always change, so, however you build it it's correct!!! lol

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 09:49 PM

I got the first good coat of primer applied...
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There's still a long way to go though. :unsure:

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 04:22 AM

That looks better than my pile of junk. Keep up the good work.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 06:41 AM

[b]Although NOT the doorstop that is the '67 GTO,


You know I have this kit in my stash, and I haven't really looked at it. But this kit got thoroughly bashed in the "worst kit" thread and Antonio mentions it again here.

I'm starting to see this kit like the biggest bull at the rodeo. A challenge not to be backed away from.

Tonio, I like where you're going with this, keep it going.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 06:53 AM

Looking good T! One of the things I like about attacking these type of projects is making miracles out of the worst possible models, it's one of the things that makes one modeler better than the other (not meant to criticize or demean anyone) :rolleyes:

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 02:15 PM

Looks good already. I can see your modifications paid off! Kits like these are a challenge to build into something nice.....

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 06:10 PM

I don't know but this is looking good from where I'm sitting. What is the best kit of this car?

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 06:35 PM

the gto and this daytona are like any other kit with problems you either man up and deal with it or build it and ignore it
nice work so far

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 08:42 PM

Thanks guys! I even plan on revisiting that terrible GTO when I get another kit of it. :unsure:

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 09:01 PM

So ive got the motor built, building a distributor as we speak and hinged the hood, did you address the back of the hood? The corners dont come to a point and im trying to brainstorm how to go about that issue, as filler would probably snap the first time i touch it. No cord btw and its driving me insane! I have a feeling my post before this inspired you to take a stab at this thing. KEEP IT COMING!

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 09:55 PM

Actually, yes yours did have something to do with it B) . Plus I was determined to build it after it was too late to cancel my order from Hobby Lobby. Haven't really addressed the hood yet but I'll see what's up with it.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 10:33 PM

Told ya... :lol:
In your hands it should be a marked improvement over most of the models built from this kit, at the very least! Fit of the nose pieces and wing are already worlds above what's possible by just gluing them on with this kit. If you really want to practice bodywork and parts fit, this might not be a bad kit to work on in that respect.

As far as the bad kit sweepstakes? '67 GTO? Come on... the AMT '65 GTO is waaaaaay worse!

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 04:40 AM

I don't know but this is looking good from where I'm sitting. What is the best kit of this car?

The Revell ProModeler version is FAR superior.