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My 1969 Pro modeler Dodge Daytona charger finished kit


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#21 dimebolt

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 10:25 PM

Your Daytona looks awesome man.
Great job.
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#22 mopar_guy1

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 01:32 PM

Don't be discouraged, Ben. We all had to start somewhere. Stick with this forum for a while, and once you get the basics down we'll teach you the tricks to becoming a better builder in no time. ;)

All kidding aside, I know that kit is leagues above anything MPC ever produced, but I have to wonder if the folks at Revell knew it could ever turn out this nice. Obviously the paint work and engine detailing will capture most people's attention, but that interior shot is incredible. Take a bow, you deserve it.

PS What's your secret for detailing the hard lines on the chassis and the wiring on the firewall so neatly?


Thanks for the comment Monty. Really appreciated.

The trick of getting the details right is to:

1- To have good photo references of the real one. (For the ones who like to reproduce "stock" faithfully)
2- To see clearly what you work on. Really important. Good lighting mixed with the use of magnifying lenses, similar to the ones jewel makers use.
3- Steady hand and quality brushes.
4- Choosing the proper size wires.

My firewall is a mix of painted raised line and added small wires.

Edited by mopar_guy1, 16 October 2012 - 01:33 PM.


#23 RAMBENNA

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 04:29 PM

very nice, great job

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 01:11 AM

yes, very nice build!!

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 03:39 AM

Great choice of color,I'm a little tired of the fe 5 red cars

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 03:58 AM

very impressive alot better than my mpc daytona. the only thing the mpc one has over the revell one is a 426 hemi.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 05:43 AM

Great job on the detail. Interior looks awesome.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 12:13 PM

very impressive alot better than my mpc daytona. the only thing the mpc one has over the revell one is a 426 hemi.


The pro modeler Kit also provides a 426 hemi but the race version. Could be easily turned into the street version borrowing intake, carb and air filter cover from other kits.

I decided to go with the 440 simply because it was the most common ordered engine for the street daytonas.

Edited by mopar_guy1, 21 October 2012 - 12:27 PM.


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Posted 21 October 2012 - 12:25 PM

Cool you deserved that trophy well done B)

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 12:28 PM

Cool you deserved that trophy well done B)


Thanks David.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 12:31 PM

Thanks David.

Your welcome ben Ive built the daytona and I know how hard it is build you should be very proud B)

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 12:37 PM

Your welcome ben Ive built the daytona and I know how hard it is build you should be very proud B)


Yup, was a not so easy build. Especially the decals. Since it's a old kit, the decals cracked up upon installing. I totally ruined the entire rear stripe. I had to paint it.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 12:46 PM

I love the colour and the engine bay is wicked super details

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 03:44 PM

I was hesitating between two colors. Glad i choosed that one...