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#1 Tom Geiger

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 03:34 PM

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I built this Dodge Ramcharger a bunch of years ago but I hadn't posted it on this forum. It's the old Monogram kit, and as such was a bit simplified and toylike for starters,  This was my first shot at using auto paint from the spray can. It's Plastikote paint with their clear over it all.

 

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Rear view

 

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Under the hood. Things were molded in here like the battery and windshield washer tank. I had to rely on detail painting to make it convincing.

 

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Here's where the kit was truly lacking. The chassis was fairly good and detailed but the floor was simply the interior tub bottom with huge gaps all around it. I added a complete floor to it, still I didn't do a lot of detailing on that.

 

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I built the truck as a memory of the Trail Dust Steak House. I used to travel on business to Denver all the time and would always go there.  I liked the logo, so in the days before computer decal printing, I created the decals on a Xerox machine. It also has Colorado plates. 

 

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The interior is beige tones with actual brown carpet. I went for just two seats up front opting for some cargo room in the back.  The Trail Dust Steak House had a thing where if you wore a tie there, they'd cut it off and buy you a drink. All in fun, so guys would wear a crummy tie there. The walls of the place were lined with ties, so I decided to make a box of bad and loud ties.  Those were fun to make.

 

All in all, I'm pleased with the build. It has a special place in my display case.



#2 MsDano85gt

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 04:15 PM

ImpreSsive! that's on the needs to. Be reiSsued list of greats! Nice suv

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 04:23 PM

Nice build Tom, makes me want to dig mine out and build it.  Cool Story about the steak house too.  Thanks for sharing.

 

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 04:46 PM

Great build Tom.  Nice colors on that two tone.  Cool story and history of the steakhouse, sounds like it was a pretty neat place.



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Posted 20 December 2012 - 06:09 AM

Nice looking Ramcharger Tom! The two tone paint looks great on it!



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Posted 22 December 2012 - 03:24 AM

great looking ramcharger I like the 2 tone



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Posted 22 December 2012 - 08:06 AM

Nice Dodge truck, I've built one years ago for a friend which owned one !!!! I like the two tone paint, mione is surely gonna be like this too. B)



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Posted 22 December 2012 - 08:55 AM

VERY COOL!



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Posted 22 December 2012 - 09:55 AM

Nice work on the Ramcharger and love the 2 tone paint finish, nice work...



#10 tomsheehy

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 07:03 AM

Its nice to see the old builds once again. Being a light commercial guy myself, I always enjoyed this build of yours. Thanks for bringing it around again. And MC to you and your family Tom.

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 07:34 PM

Sweet



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Posted 24 December 2012 - 08:12 PM

Very nice Tom! B)



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Posted 25 December 2012 - 07:23 AM

Excellent build, I like the two-tone color... :rolleyes:



#14 Tom Geiger

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 12:27 PM

Thanks to all for the kind comments.   Tom S -  Thanks and a great New Year to you and yours!



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Posted 28 December 2012 - 08:04 AM

Great Lookin Build... I like the suttle weathering.. Red



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Posted 30 December 2012 - 03:36 PM

Tom nice build on the Ramcharger.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:20 AM

Great job! Mine didn't turn out that good.



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Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:12 AM

Very Nice, Tom!

 

 

From the Small World Department: I always loved that Trail Dust, too. Denver Tech Center, east side of I-25. Good food, lots of it, not too expensive, great fun. Whilest living in God's Country, we ate many a scorched cow dinner there, and I surrendered more than a few gawdy gift ties! Our kids absolutely LOVED the two-story slippery slide in the middle of the dining room! You don't see that every day.

 

This model brought back very fond memories the first time I saw it ... and more of the same now. Thanks for reprising it, Tom!

 

 

 

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