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


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#41 GoatGuy

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 02:24 PM

You got me amped up Doc. Let the voltage begin.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 03:23 PM

Thanks, Dave and Danny. There should be more progress tomorrow. Right now I gotta go watch Sons of Anarchy. LOL.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 06:37 AM

Here's a video update of the progress. I think this one might actually fail completely, but we'll see . . . so it goes with some crazy paint jobs . . . right now I am still working with the candy and some of the graphics . . .

Watch video HERE:

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 08:58 AM

go cranky go! throw the switches, prime the charge.....ect ect...haha!

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 10:27 AM

Very 'shocking' paint job, Cranky. Awesome work.

#46 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 11:22 AM

LOL, thanks Bryan and Jerome. I am making progress. This is one of the toughest (but also fun) paint jobs I have had to do since those H.R. Geiger Mercs. Stay tuned in for more progress.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 12:52 PM

I said high, I said HIGGGHHH, High voltage rock n roll !!! Sorry, that just gets me thinking about one of THE best bands around!!!!
AC/DC Killer so far Doc!!!! ;)

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 01:03 PM

Dirty paint jobs done dirt cheap! LOL!

Making progress, so it goes . . . stay tuned in.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 01:12 PM

Dirty paint jobs done dirt cheap! LOL!

Making progress, so it goes . . . stay tuned in.

HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!! Oh man, that was a good one Virgil!!!! So right man!!!!! :D :D

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 04:40 AM

Nice paint work Dr Cranky.I know your not finish paiting but the start looks.When you finish its going to look awesome.
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 11:09 AM

FUN STUFF DR.!!!

Love the ELECTRIC Paint Job... B)

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 01:30 PM

Looks cool so far Virgil! The wheels/tires you have are from the '50 Ford F-1 2n1,not the '66 Chevelle wagon. I have a set also waiting for the right project. They are a sharp looking wheel for sure!

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 05:04 AM

I know you have seen this, but I've built 4-6 of these and enjoy'ed every one. This is a clean and nicely done kit for the imagination!

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Thought I'd show it to ya again...


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#54 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 06:51 AM

Thanks, Roger, and Michael, that's a beautiful model. Thanks for sharing, and for the comments, everyone.

Stay tuned in for more progress.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 06:57 AM

Making progress on all the other parts. The paint is finished and cleared and now I am just waiting for final assembly.

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Lots of details and touches left to do, etc . . .

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 06:59 AM

So far this kit has not fought me at all. I was expecting the front suspension to do so since I modified the wheels spindles to drop the model a few scale inches, but it hasn't . . . not yet . . .

Here are all the components, including the body which still needs to be polished and shined up.

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Edited by Dr. Cranky, 19 October 2012 - 07:00 AM.


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Posted 19 October 2012 - 07:01 AM

A few more pics:

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 07:02 AM

This paint job has grown on me a little and it looks real nice in the sun light, but we'll see how it turns out once it is assembled.

In the meantime, I really like a project when it's at this stage before completion:

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 07:14 AM

WOW! That looks fantastic! Great colors, great effects. Why the purple on the rear piece?

#60 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 08:11 AM

Because the rear end has purple in it and I wanted to convey a sense of all that electricity cooling off. LOL.