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THE TESLA CHARGE(R) (1968 Dodge Charger by Revell)


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#21 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 09:39 AM

Cool. Can't wait to see more. Though, in my personal opinion, since it's inspired by Tesla, it should have a Tesla coil on it somewhere.


Its' going to have a coil indeed right over the engine. Lots of electric bolts branching out, etc . . .

Nice build, Dave. You tell me the wheels are from the 66 Chevelle wagon?

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 10:02 AM

All right, my friends, here come some pictures . . .

Working on the chassis and the engine . . . this kit is a real pleasure so far.

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The body is in white Plastikote primer and it has been smoothed with 4000 grit cloth.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 10:04 AM

All the other parts have been primered and painted and are awaiting assembly.

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The interior is not going to be done until I get the body painted so that I can match up the colors . . .

I love these wheels:

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I am going to give this one an aggressive back to front stance . . .

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 10:06 AM

Here's the body based in Orion fine metallic silver from HOK and I went ahead and applied the basic tape graphics . . .

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LOL, there's a fine line between TESLA and TRON! Pun intended. HA!

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 10:27 AM

This one's gonna be awesome Doc.
Cant wait.
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Posted 16 October 2012 - 10:29 AM

Nice 68 Charger Dave
Dr Cranky,I cant wait for you to finish the paint work.You have my mind wondering what awesome details that you are going to do to the Charger.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 12:06 PM

Thanks, Corey and John . . . the painting has begun in earnest, so we'll see. Stay tuned in for more progress.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 12:21 PM

You're off to a nice start! What are those wheels from? They're pretty sweet.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 12:23 PM

You're off to a nice start! What are those wheels from? They're pretty sweet.


Dave Parker tells me they are from the 66 Chevelle Wagon.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 12:50 PM

I hope it's going to be SHINY :) :) :)

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 01:08 PM

very cool cranky! great idea

tesla has alwys been one of my heroes, so many things we would not have, if it wasnt for him. do you like the lighting in your house and on the streets? thank Tesla, not Edison...........do you like listening to the radio? thank tesla, not marconi. tesla was the man, and everyone ripped off his inventions....then he went insane!

keep it goin V
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Posted 16 October 2012 - 01:19 PM

Just from the tape I know I'm gonna like the graphics!

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 01:23 PM

very cool!

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 01:26 PM

looking great Doc!

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 01:48 PM

I hope it's going to be SHINY :) :) :)


LOL, Jim, of course it is going to be shiny. My blood right now is running shiny, but you know there will come a day soon when I will return to rusty. LOL.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 01:50 PM

Thanks, everyone. We are making good progress. Here's another quick video UPDATE.

Watch the video update HERE:

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 01:53 PM

Hmmmnn !

It doesn't seem to be occurring as often as it used to though , does it ? Lol ! Perhaps the shine has cleared out a bit of that gunk out of your system ! Two ears , two voices , one crazed painter .... And the voices sing , do dido do dido do do dido ! Lmao !

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 02:05 PM

Hmmmnn !

It doesn't seem to be occurring as often as it used to though , does it ? Lol ! Perhaps the shine has cleared out a bit of that gunk out of your system ! Two ears , two voices , one crazed painter .... And the voices sing , do dido do dido do do dido ! Lmao !


LMAO! It's your fault. It's ALL YOUR FAULT! Sometimes I think I will forget how to do the rust, but you know that stuff runs thick in my system. It's the gunk of all the years doing it.

I have to confess, though, I am thoroughly enjoying the syrup. HA!

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 02:13 PM

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 02:19 PM

You'll never forget , that's a guarantee ! And yeah ! I'll take the blame ! I enjoy the role of Corrupter ! Lol !

I will say this ..... As much as you've learned from me , I've learned from you ! Our little experiment was quite the eye opener this past weekend , it attracted quite a bit of attention and comment !

I'm thinking a blend of the two might be a subject in the near future . Now , get back in the booth !