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#1 Mopar - D

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 12:15 PM

This is a Frontier resion design Dodge Big Horn that I'm using with a Revell KW dumper kit. I've changed out the Catapiller for a cummins and picked up a pair of front floatation tires on eBay. Just finished with the clear coat next will be installing the windshield finish the interior and will need to build supports for the cab. Here are my work in progress pictures so far. Looking for ward to comments.
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#2 Mopar - D

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 12:17 PM

Also the kit came with quad head lights that I changed out to singles.

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 12:53 PM

Nice to see a Big Horn !



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Posted 19 May 2013 - 02:38 PM

Nice looking Big Horn. That's one tough Dodge.

Funny though, he says it's a 1980, but I thought Dodge was out of heavy trucks by 1977.

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 03:07 PM

very cool truck !!



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Posted 19 May 2013 - 03:44 PM

Actually Dodge only made the Big Horn from 1972 to 1975 and only 261 built durn that time. There is a picture of a Big Horn that was customized with the quad lights but it would not of been a 1980's .

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 03:49 PM

Here's a picture of the engine.
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Posted 19 May 2013 - 05:20 PM

That is gonna look nice....Very nice....Can't wait to see more of this....I like the yellow, too....



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Posted 19 May 2013 - 06:21 PM

Very nice , going to be a good looking dump truck.

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 11:03 PM

Looking good. I'm looking out for you making the windscreen. I do have this resin model and wonder how to make it with these curved edges. If you have a good solution I might contact you to make me one as well.

 

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 02:23 AM

Nice truck and should look great when done. Maybe it is me but for some reason that cab looks out of scale compared to the rest of truck, seems somewhat small compared to the hood and dump body.



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Posted 20 May 2013 - 02:51 AM

Could be. The resin model is scale 1:25 and the dump box is a 1:24 Revell. The models of these different scales look good next to each other but when you combine parts it may look a little off.

 

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 04:03 AM

I thought the Revell of Germany Kenworth was 1/25?  That's what the box says.



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Posted 20 May 2013 - 07:46 AM

The Revell KW box says 1/25 scale and the KW and the Dodge cabs are both the same size. I only have the cab sitting on the frame as when I finish it the cab will sit higher and not look as small to the dump body.

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 08:08 AM

Nice to see something built out of the main stream. Kind of what could have been.

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 09:56 AM

The window section of the cab looks off, like it is chopped down and not proportioned in scale. 

 

I like the idea of something different and there definitely wasn't a lot of these on the road!



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Posted 20 May 2013 - 12:25 PM

The front of on these rigs are big and make the cab look small.
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Posted 22 May 2013 - 01:04 PM

Here are some more updates not much still just test fitting i think i now have the correct cab higth just need to build the supports looking to get more bench time over the coming up holiday.
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Posted 24 May 2013 - 08:12 AM

Window glass installed.
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Posted 24 May 2013 - 09:32 AM

Nice looking rig.