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#1 Larryhagmansliver

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:09 PM

This is the Charger that Dodge should have built! As soon as I saw this thing, I began thinking of ways to convince the wife that we "need" one. Since no legitimate arguments came to mind yet, I decided to devote some energy to creating a styrene version.

 

First you need to see the inspiration....

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http://www.chargerfo...ad.php?t=145352

 

Now here is my attempt in progress. I'm working with some scratchbuilt stuff, the Uptown Charger model, the grill from a '69 Charger model, and various pieces parts from several other kits that I had lying around.

 

First, the taillights. I decided to cut up a a see-through red pill bottle that had my dog's prescription in it...

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The white masked off parts of the stock tailights will remain red while the rest will be blended into body color..

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#2 Larryhagmansliver

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:20 PM

Next I ground down the bottom of the '69 grill and dremmeled through the back of the Uptown charger front facia...

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Now comes some fabrication with pieces parts and plastruct....

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.....to be continued!!!



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Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:31 PM

Very nice! Good call on the pill bottle..



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Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:33 PM

That will be sharp. Nice use of a pill botle for the lights, very creative !



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Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:42 PM

I already did a build like this about 5 years ago. I know what your going up against on the build and I'll wish you good luck with it.



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Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:57 PM

Proof that you can always fit a square peg in a round hole! Off to a good start.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:04 AM

FUN WITH BONDO

 

not surprisingly, this was the hardest part so far. Had to do some blending with bondo and plastruct and then re-radius the wheel arches. Should just be some minor clean up left to go at this point.

 

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 12:02 PM

I was between Hemi orange and Plum crazy for the color. I went with the Hemi orange testors 2-part system

 

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 02:58 PM

While not a big Dodge fan I have to say I love the aggresive looks of the Chargers and what you've got going is off to an awesome start. Once can never have too much styrene, putty, and glue! :D  Keep up the good work, looking forward to seeing how it continues to progress.



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:35 AM

Thanks for the encouragement guys. This one has been a lotta fun



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:20 AM

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:46 AM

Nice work Neil. you are so right the Dodge charger should have looked like that.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:08 PM

FINISHED! Check it out here - http://www.modelcars...showtopic=71472