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#1 Erik Smith

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 04:05 PM

Just in time for St. Patrick's Day!

 

Here is the Monogram/Revell Dodge Viper RT/10.  This is the most modern car I have ever built - and it's almost a 20 year old car now...

 

This kit started life as a snap together, which I didn't know until I purchased one and read a review.  There is still a good parts count and the parts, despite multiple reissues, are still pretty sharp.  There is a lot of clean up, though, and lots of mold lines and weird things due to the "snap" features (some of which I didn't quite remedy, but I tried).

 

I made a few custom alterations and changed the wheels and tires - they are from the new Revell 1962 Corvette kit.  Brake rotors are Aoshima parts.  The supension has been adjusted and it sits a couple inches lower.  I added some basic wires to the engine as well.

 

Color is Tamiya Candy Lime Green with MM Wet Look Clear.  

 

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I apologize if the photos are too big - Photobucket finally switched on me today and I need to figure things out...

 

Thanks!



#2 jeffs396

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 04:13 PM

Super nice Erik!!!

 

Sure looks like a full detail kit, would never have known it was a snapper. Cool custom touches too B) 



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Posted 17 March 2013 - 04:18 PM

Erik, that's the best looking Viper I've ever seen! You can't tell it's derived from a snap kit. I wouldn't have chose green, but wow, it looks great!  Love the wheels, very cool.  One sweet ride.

 

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 04:49 PM

Cool, nice color



#5 o-man

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 08:26 PM

Where are my sunglasses?  Cool taillights!



#6 Lownslow

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 09:05 PM

i dig your take at a viper



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 02:39 AM

Sharpb build Erik, the paint and color really pops. l love the wheels and detail. l like the large pictures.....



#8 TooOld

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 02:46 AM

It looks great and it's really green !   Never been a fan of Vipers but yours is very clean and detailed nicely ,  as are all of your builds .

 

 I never thought photos could be too large !



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 03:48 AM

 Very fine & clean work.  Love the color & wheel choices. Nice added details, too. The new lower stance helps out a lot.

 

The Revell/Monogram snap kits ARE very nice kits.



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 04:19 AM

Awesome job, it looks great!



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 09:27 AM

Love those tails; almost turns the back end into a TVR.