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#1 gtx6970

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 06:57 AM

This is one of my favorite builds ever. This one was from the beginning  to be a get it started to get it done in a timely fashion with out a lot of drama or delays.

I never knew this car even existed till I saw another members build ( caine440 ) and I could not get it out of my mind. It was about  this same time I stumbled onto a promo on ebay  and a light bulb went off that I couldn't get to go out. 

It started out as a re-issued Johan promo that I think is an 80's release that is actually stryene instead of the original warp prone acetate. Chassis is just a simple slammed together from the  Lindberg 1964 Dodge with the 8-3/4 rear axle from the Revell Dart. I might someday add some paint detail to the underside ( doubt it )  Hood is molded shut and it will stay that way, so there is no engine in it .It's a curbside.

Paint is Duplicolor white laquer sprayed  straight from the rattle can with UPOL rattle can urethane clear. Lettering is for now just some clear address labels I drummed up and printed off on my computer till the actual water slide decals show up,,, but visually nothing will change.

Its not perfect but I am really pleased with the finished product.

Enjoy, I know I sure did.

 

This was my ultimate goal.

 

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#2 Grant

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:15 AM

very cool car and a great build!  I like it! ... gp



#3 Green Duster

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:16 AM

Awsome build. I like it!



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Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:39 AM

It turned out really nice.

I have never seen the top phot of the Ramchargers car before. Thanks for posting!



#5 TooOld

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:42 AM

You should be pleased ,  it looks great !  I too like that particular Ramchargers car and would love to find a promo like you did .  Very nice work .



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Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:51 AM

Great build! B) 



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Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:57 AM

You should be pleased ,  it looks great !  I too like that particular Ramchargers car and would love to find a promo like you did .  Very nice work .

 

 

In case your interested , there is a resin copy of the original kit on Ebay now

 

Thanks for the nice comments.



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Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:06 AM

l stand corrected ! This is WAY outta the box ! The tires & rims look perfect now. Sorry 'bout the doubt earlier, l knew you had a great plan. Bart

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 01:09 PM

Great build, someting you don't see everyday...



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Posted 08 December 2012 - 01:16 PM

wow! i love the whitewalls!! +black stock steelwheels . awsome build very nice.



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Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:07 PM

kool



#12 Lunajammer

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 05:39 PM

Wow, what a beauty. Nice work.



#13 Sixties Sam

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 05:48 PM

Very nice build! I love the old MoPars, and this one is a piece of history in model form. Good work!

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 10:06 PM

That's nice build of nice subject. We can rarely seen these '61 Dodges built, especially in Ramchargers form. You did excellent job with the BMF on this one, paint and decals look very good too.



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Posted 09 December 2012 - 04:31 AM

Very nice '61. very clean build.

 

Would make a very cool lowered custom.