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#21 vintagedragfan

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 01:32 PM

gotta be #3 for me John, I love those wheels with any color!!



#22 Harry P.

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 01:37 PM

I won't add any more color suggestions, you already have plenty. Just want to add that I think that is going to be a very cool model once you get 'er done! I like all the wheel choices you've shown us, can't go wrong with any of them.

 

OK... one suggestion (can't help myself...  :P )... I would stick to a light color, maybe even white (with a red interior). Light because the lines of the car are so quirky and unique, I'd want to show them off. IMO a dark color would tend to minimize the funky body lines and styling quirks... a car that unique needs to show the world its uniqueness!  :D



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Posted 22 April 2013 - 01:42 PM

This is cool. i remember at one time i thought those little Mopars were the...least attractive (trying to be nice) of anything to ever come out of Detroit. Over the years I've begun to really like them because they're so entirely unlike anything else. This build of yours is looking really good. I agree with Harry about staying with a lighter color to show off the lines, too.



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Posted 22 April 2013 - 06:03 PM

I agree with the lighter color. That's why I was thinking that old vintage beige metallic Chrysler had in the early 60's with #1, or a gray/ silver for #3. As for #2 the contrasting lighter color is a better choice than black, which indeed would hide all those ungodly curves.

My week has me busy, plenty of time to think about it...... Thanks for the input gang!

#25 Tom Geiger

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 06:11 PM

 John!  You didn't go to the Revell booth and see that they are reissuing that Lancer this year?   :lol:   Just kidding!  I have a couple of those ready for their next mission myself.  Just be sure to look at some photos of 1:1s and fix the top of the windshield!  Whatever else you do is fair game and I do know you have a warped sense of reality!



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Posted 22 April 2013 - 06:53 PM

Yeah.... I don't do factory stock well. ;)

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 07:01 PM

Sand Beige and #2



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Posted 22 April 2013 - 11:57 PM

Pearl White with the #2 wheels w/ red & white interior. Gotta show off those lines.



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Posted 23 April 2013 - 08:40 AM

You would do this one, John. I have a couple of Valiants in the stash, which are to built as Replica Stock projects, but your build are making me rethink the project.

 

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This '61 Hardtop has been restored and enhanced(mould lines removed and body separation lines added), and is ready for paint.



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Posted 23 April 2013 - 09:35 AM

Out of the choices given, wheels # 1 and I agree a lighter color would make it pop.The Pearl white mentioned would be cool, or maybe a light gold..

But to be honest none of them really do it for me, then again the model isn't for me.

Myself I've never be a big fan of the big wheels short sidewall  tire movement.

 

 

BUT, a few years back there was an early 64 or maybe 65 Valiant 2 door hardtop running around the Mopar Nats that just knocked my socks off.

But it was more of a pro touring style. Nice wheels and tires that had some sidewall . But lowered just about perfect.

 

That car was REEEEEEALY nice  and I would gladly have parked it in my garage.



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Posted 23 April 2013 - 12:23 PM

 

You would do this one, John. I have a couple of Valiants in the stash, which are to built as Replica Stock projects, but your build are making me rethink the project.
 
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This '61 Hardtop has been restored and enhanced(mould lines removed and body separation lines added), and is ready for paint.


Yes I would do it.... ;)

Sorry, but odd things talk to me. I could never build a mainstream or a box stock kit. Not knocking it, but I like living vicariously through models. Almost as much fun, and a whole lot cheaper, than putting another one in the garage!

BTW:I'm a fan of your work Ron. I'm sure you'll make those hideous little Valiants into works of art. B)

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 01:16 PM

OK, now that we're having an ugly-Mopar hate fest it's time to get serious. I lucked out and copped a nice tip from a customer to make it worth my while to stop at the local Micheals at lunch. I was hoping to find something.... LancerMockUp2001-vi.jpg Found a 2009 Challenger that's going to be nothing more than an organ donor for the Lancer. The water pistol is for my un-ruley at times hound. LancerMockUp2003-vi.jpgLancerMockUp2004-vi.jpg From the looks of things, we might be scratching a frame from brass or plastic. No way the stock Challenger frame & suspension can be trimmed down enough. Might be easier to just use the suspension on a custom frame adjusted for track & wheelbase. This is all just table-top futzing around. I'm off Thursday so tomorrow night we can stay up late. Tonight I'm busy. But let me tell you, it's been a l-o-n-g time since I'll randomly think of a model I'm building during the day at work. :)

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 01:21 PM

 

Out of the choices given, wheels # 1 and I agree a lighter color would make it pop.The Pearl white mentioned would be cool, or maybe a light gold..
But to be honest none of them really do it for me, then again the model isn't for me.
Myself I've never be a big fan of the big wheels short sidewall  tire movement.
 
 
BUT, a few years back there was an early 64 or maybe 65 Valiant 2 door hardtop running around the Mopar Nats that just knocked my socks off.
But it was more of a pro touring style. Nice wheels and tires that had some sidewall . But lowered just about perfect.
 
That car was REEEEEEALY nice  and I would gladly have parked it in my garage.

 

There was a guy at Carlisle a few ago with a light Gold 64 Valiant with a turbo /6-4spd combo. Sweet doesn't begin to describe it....

I think I'm shopping for a nice sand/beige/tan/ecru shade of metallic/pearl/candy something for color with wheels #1.

More to follow....

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 01:52 PM

I think I'm shopping for a nice sand/beige/tan/ecru shade of metallic/pearl/candy something for color with wheels #1.

 

 

option #1 is an excellent choice.  i was thinking of straight chamois with a two-tone, dark red and tan interior.



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Posted 23 April 2013 - 02:07 PM

I can take wheels #3 off your hands........ :lol:  seriously though, I think you are headed the right direction



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Posted 25 April 2013 - 01:47 AM

OK.... I'm finding out no-way will any of the stock 2nd. Gen Challenger frame, suspension, or interior will fit. No surprise here. Now I'm stuck in the dilemma of hacking down kit parts or make my own.

The Revell Challenger suspension is very disappointing. I might be better off making my own chassis & interior, which brings me to this: Does Ross Gibson do the 3rd Gen Hemi? I have a $25 Challenger kit about to give up just its engine and not much else.

I'm off today so I guess I should get some plastic and start building the frame.

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 08:59 AM

I was able to make the Revell Challenger work under the Moebius C300 kit by modifying the C300 framerails.



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Posted 25 April 2013 - 09:07 AM

Neither Im not a fan of low profile tires i hafta have a little sidewall. option 4 Cragar SS on stock height tires. But for real if those were my only choices probably 2



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Posted 25 April 2013 - 06:44 PM

I was able to make the Revell Challenger work under the Moebius C300 kit by modifying the C300 framerails.


And I must say, it looks COOL!

However you do the modifying on this ol' girl you've got your work cut out for you. Keep after it. We're all watching.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 03:26 AM

Thanks for the 'like' on the C300/Challenger fit, Tom. I mentioned it as a possible for his build. Going back and measuring out my 61 Valiant kit, it is about .5" narrower than the C300. The Challenger front very well may not work for this application, unless there is a way to re-engineer the A-arms to shorten them up, plus take a hair out of the 'K' width. It could be done, but I would sooner take a later AMT B-body chassis an mod it to fit the new Hemi than the 2009 Challenger unit.

 

And to add/answer Johns question; I have not seen anything from Ross Gibson on a New-Gen Hemi. I am quite sure they have not been released in resin as of yet (for Johns sake, I hope I am incorrect).