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#1 diymirage

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 07:26 AM

hey guys

after moving into a new house and just being way to busy to do anything model related i finally started a new project today
(why finish an old one when you can start a new one right ;) )

the subject is a mongram cop-out duster...from 1973
this model is so old it has "made in america" molded on the inside of the body

anywho, this will be a quick build, nothing fancy, just to get something on the shelf before the end off the year
pics will follow later but unless you like seeing bare frame rails there really isn't anything to show anyway

i got the kit in on trade ages ago and it is missing a few small parts, the main things (i think) are the wheels
anyone have a nice set?

#2 diymirage

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:54 AM

well, it turned out i need more then just the wheels
the radius rods are missing , aswell as the top part of the blower

on the bright side, i did get to slap on some paint today :)

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:53 PM

I t didn't happen if there's no pics, Eelco. LOL.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:40 AM

since you asked for it Jim

enjoy ;)

here is the body and the interior firewall or whatever its called

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and here is the interior inserted into the body sitting next to the frame

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im really pleased with the way the red came out ,it is exactly what i envisioned

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:47 AM

Looking good.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 03:50 AM

thanks
the body is alclad (at least the front half of it) and its a bit spotty but i can live with that
the frame is rustoleum cherry red and it really pops
it took a while to properly dry but im very pleased with it

hopefully i can stay on the ball with this one and get her done soon
i know this kit was once released as a "easy build" kit so it shouln't be too complicated
not sure what to do about the missing parts though, looks like ill be doing sme scratchbuilding after all
(on a side note, the two rear back braces in the frame were missing so those were scratched allready)

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 07:09 AM

looking good have you noticed that the rear tyres are not correct ! ? They are not handed so one is in reverse and one is going forward not only that but you would need a driver in it to !

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 07:42 AM

i've heard that complaint before David and looking back i wish i had paid more attention to see if my wheel sections were marked
i did however pay attention to the wrinkles and came to the conclusion its no big deal
the way my tires are cast i can put both of them facing the right way, both of them the wrong way or even mix and math

ill be sure to include pics in my next update

like i mentioned before, mine is the 73 release
maybe they changed the tires in newer releases ?

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 12:29 PM

heres a shot of the body but it is rough...the paint came out all ripped and what not

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im actually rather pleased with it except for one spot on the hood, where i got to eager to pull the masking tape off before the paint had fully dried and as a result i got a nice red fingerprint on the alclad hood
hopefully i can buff it out

here is a shot of the tires
im having a hard time capturing it in a picture but i can put the rim in from either side putting the wrincle where it belongs...or not if i dont want too

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 12:31 PM

Great paint job. This should be real nice.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 12:33 PM

thanks, ive seen a A body mopar in this paintsceme somehwere, ill try to find a pic of it

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:23 PM

your paint looks good . I managed to swap my rears for some from the parts box solving both the tyre and driver problem

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 03:07 PM

thanks

i still need to get me a set of rims from somewhere
i posted it in the wanted section so hopefully one will pop up soon

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 04:17 PM

Cool looking project, nice work on those tires! As far as the paint blemish...I always thought you were supposed to remove the tape before the paint was dry, if not it pulls the paint. At least thats what I was always tought.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 05:18 PM

yeah, but you are NOT suposed to grab hold of a piece of tape with wet paint on it and then place your fingers square on the surface of the car that was taped off
the paint tranfered from the tape onto my finger and then from my finger onto the hood

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 05:23 PM

Thats really looking good....

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 04:38 PM

got a little bit of work done on the duster

i wasnt too pleased with the chroming on all of it so here are a few parts ready for allclad (allready in the shiny black paint)

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and here they are in nice shiny allclad
(i really like this shot of the exhaust, i took the time to drill them out and they look way better that way IMHO)

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and you cant tell it in this shot but this blower is made up out off parts from 3 different kits
(looked pretty cool after i stripped the paint, kinda like a VW harlequen)

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 04:41 PM

i also took a few minutes to ad a little character to the bodywork

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i used a brush to put down the silver dots and then used a fine sharpie to put a crecent shape underneath to make it pop
it is far from perfect and the rivits are different in size and spacing but its the best i could do

speaking of best, i love this section right here
(reminds me of the terminator minus the accent)

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:07 PM

AAARGH
DISASTER STRIKES

remember where i said the blower was build up out of different parts?


and you cant tell it in this shot but this blower is made up out off parts from 3 different kits
(looked pretty cool after i stripped the paint, kinda like a VW harlequen)



(see, i said it right there)
well, one of those parts that came from the partsbox was the blower hat, a nice wide model with 3 butterfly valves in it
i guess i never gave it much thought but when i went to test fit it today (after mounting the engine in the frame) i found out the blower hat is too wide and doesnt fit n the firewall (scrollback up to the second picture and you'll see where it should sit, dead center of the front windshield)

so now i need to hunt down another blower hat and alclad that one to match
what a pain

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 05:09 AM

AAARGH
DISASTER STRIKES

remember where i said the blower was build up out of different parts?





(see, i said it right there)
well, one of those parts that came from the partsbox was the blower hat, a nice wide model with 3 butterfly valves in it
i guess i never gave it much thought but when i went to test fit it today (after mounting the engine in the frame) i found out the blower hat is too wide and doesnt fit n the firewall (scrollback up to the second picture and you'll see where it should sit, dead center of the front windshield)

so now i need to hunt down another blower hat and alclad that one to match
what a pain


This is your solution, if that Blower hat is really what you're looking for this project. :D
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Nice job with the body, I like the paint scheme. Those rivets turned out great. Interesting build, I remember building this kit too and it was alot of fun even if it was quite hard to get together (with my skills maybe 5 years ago :rolleyes: ). Yours is looking good!