Thanks for the kid feedback guys, it is much appreciated.
Here´s some more pictures and information about the scratchbuilt stuff on this model.
The cage was very important for me and I´ve spent hours to figure out the layout, numbers and angles of the tubes. The dashboard is also scratchbuilt. It is actually part of the rollcage and it covers the stock dash.
Steerable front wheels and cut-down and removed inner fenders as seen in my reference pics:
A photo-etched grille from ModelCarGarage was added. It is only available for the AMT kit, but as you can see it also fits great to the Revell kit.
The coolest detail on the whole build, the crude tractor seat. Epic scene in the movie, it never gets old for me...
The hood ornament was handed over to me by a fellow modeler. I think it is indeed a recast from the Convoy truck model by AMT. After cleaning it up I added a new socket for the duck to sit on. This also helped for easy assembly as I only needed to drill a socket-sized hole into the hood. And as you can see there is still a duck sitting around and waiting for me to build him a Charger.
Interior side panels are scratchbuilt aswell. Later I´ve added the strange closing mechanism but forgot to take pictures. Sadly they are impossible for me to photograph while the model is assembled...
Drilling these holes by hand was the part of the build where I was definately not having fun. It took me about a freakin´ week of drilling holes to get one "ok" looking clear piece to work with.
The tail lights were modified to look like ´71 ones:
The skull logo is actually white primer. It was masked and then airbrushed. I used a template from the internet, printed it out and cut some masking tape.
Greetings from Germany
Edited by Stuntman Mike, 11 April 2013 - 01:29 PM.