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#1 Hayabusa

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 04:14 AM

This is the first US car I´ve built in 15 years, so it was about time. As you can see it´s the `67 Dodge Charger from Revell. It will be built mostly OOB, with just a few additions like ignition wires and a roll cage. It will be a dragracer, but I don´t intend to use all the decals in the kit. 

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#2 Hayabusa

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 04:23 AM

There were som gaps to fill between the floor pan, drivshaft tunnel and firewall. If you follow the instructions you should mount the firewall to the body first, but I mounted it (the firewall) to the chassis first instead, I think it resulted in a better fit.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 04:26 AM

Here´s the body. I shaved the chrometrim that runs from the upper parts of the front fenders, along the the side.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 04:30 AM

The rollcage was made from Evergreen styrene tubing. I got a lot of help from members of this forum when I built the rollcage. Thanks again!

The front seat is from a ´69 Dodge Dart GTS. I think it looks better than the original seats. 

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 04:36 AM

The paint is off-white/ivory. It´s not super shiny, since I wanted to achieve a somewhat "used look", the same goes for the interior. I plan to weather the engine bay a bit, not much but just to give the impression of a car that has been used for some years, We´ll see how it turns out.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 04:38 AM

The underside of the car. It will definitely be weatherd. 

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 04:40 AM

I added photoetch seatbelts from Eduard.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 04:43 AM

This is how the car looks right now. I´m not totally happy with the model, but I´ve learnt a lot during the progress. I will finish the model, but hopefully the next car will look a lot better.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 04:55 AM

I like it! Keep it going!



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Posted 16 February 2013 - 04:58 AM

aaah, my first car when I turned 15, 66 with a 440, super nice work Stefan!



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Posted 16 February 2013 - 08:52 AM

I think it looks pretty good myself. Nice job on the rollcage.

 

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:09 AM

Thanks for the nice comments  :) Made some progress today, here´s some new pics.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:17 AM

No complaints here. I think it looks pretty cool.



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Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:41 AM

Looking real nice ! Clean work. Very neat. I think I have the same kit in an earlier box. Gives me a warm fuzzy - looks like it will be an enjoyable build.


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:50 AM

I like it too ,  looks great so far !  I've always liked this body style Charger more than the later bodies .

Are those the kits wheels ?  They look like Cragar S/S's .



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Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:51 AM

Thanks! Yes, they´re Cragar S/S's and they came with the kit. 



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Posted 09 March 2013 - 11:16 PM

Update. Put decals on, all are from the kit decal sheet. However, didn´t use all of them. The "Hoosier" script is from a Slixx decal sheet.

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 11:46 PM

I think it looks great in the pics - not sure why you seem disappointed. But as I learned from someone on this forum: every build is simply practice for the next build.



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Posted 10 March 2013 - 12:36 AM

Thanks, Troy. Well, perhaps being disappointed is bit exaggerated. It´s more like, when you build a model you know and see the things that didn´t turn out so good. Others may not see them, but you know where to look. A bit stupid, but still annoying.

You right about that - "practice for the next build" :rolleyes:



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Posted 10 March 2013 - 04:46 AM

I don't see a thing wrong, in fact I think it is awesome, you should be happy with it Stefan, nice work