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#1 rv1963

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 05:45 AM

Time for the next build The Super Judge, looks like a decent kit.

 

This one will take a lot of clean up before priming, I have 3 hours into the body already, removed the door handles, locks, all emblems and the fender lips.

 

The last pics shows all the work on the underside of the body, I removed all the mounting lugs for the glass and rear bumper, I think it's a good idea to do this as it's a funny car and you may see some of the inside of the body.  All comments welcome.

 

Judge63.jpg

Judge64.jpg

Judge65.jpg


Edited by rv1963, 06 November 2013 - 08:17 PM.


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Posted 14 October 2013 - 06:29 AM

I have thought about building this car or the Model King kit  with the MPC 1972 GTO as a street car.  I like the rear bumper on the MPC original car better than the 1/24 Monogram Judge.   I have the Monogram Judge and I think the rear tailights look too far apart.  Anyhow good luck on the build. 



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Posted 14 October 2013 - 07:06 AM

Thanks David, a little luck can't hurt.


Edited by rv1963, 14 October 2013 - 07:07 AM.


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Posted 15 October 2013 - 10:01 AM

Time for an update, the first pic shows the kit engine on the left and the Revell 1968 firebird engine on the right that will replace it, much better detail.  Last 2 pics of the body in it's orange Judge paint, still needs to be buffed it's fresh and still needs time to cure.

All comments welcome.

 

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 05:19 AM

The paint looks like it came out nice Robert, & I agree, the firebird engine looks alot better!



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Posted 16 October 2013 - 07:07 AM

Thanks Richard, now that the paint is cured I don't think it needs to be buffed out, I will add the foil and decals apply the clear coat and see how it looks.

I have started to paint the engine and do some test fitting.

The biggest problem with this kit is I can't find a single reference pic with the kit wheels and single fuel tank any place, I also need to make the bug catcher injector (that's what I call it) time to scratch build I guess. If anybody has a reference pictures of this car that would be a big help.

Edited by rv1963, 16 October 2013 - 07:09 AM.


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Posted 16 October 2013 - 09:13 AM

Thanks Carl, I will check that out.

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 01:24 PM

Small update, I made the super charger hat from scratch.
Below the 3 pics show a scrap box part on the left which is a little small and on the right the replacement.
Judge72.jpg
Judge74.jpg
Judge75.jpg


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Posted 16 October 2013 - 02:07 PM

Scratch built blower hat......very impressive.



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Posted 16 October 2013 - 02:27 PM

Thanks, I am working on the headers now, worst part on the engine.

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 02:33 PM

Nice job on the hat.



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Posted 16 October 2013 - 02:54 PM

Thanks Gene, every time I pick up another part in the kit I find it's almost of no use, this is what I get for saying it was a decent kit, my second opinion is, it's not very good.

I really had no intention of going this far with this kit, the snow ball effect, lol.


Edited by rv1963, 16 October 2013 - 06:02 PM.


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Posted 16 October 2013 - 05:44 PM

I'm a big Arnie Beswick fan. Been thinking of getting this kit. I'm interested to see how yours turns out.



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Posted 16 October 2013 - 06:08 PM

So am I Steve so am i.



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Posted 16 October 2013 - 10:30 PM

Nice start on your project and impressive work on the hat.



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Posted 17 October 2013 - 02:07 AM

Thanks Darryl, coming from you that is a big compliment your Mister Twister build is amazing.



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Posted 17 October 2013 - 02:23 AM

Great looking paint and color. Very nice scratch work on the hat....



#18 Erik Smith

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 03:58 AM

Is that a magic paint bottle?

 

Sounds, and looks, like a lot of hard work already.  Looking good.

 

I need to check the drag section out more often...



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Posted 17 October 2013 - 05:36 AM

Thanks Carl, thanks Erik,  yes it's a magic paint bottle you put the part you don't like on the left and it shows up on the right new and improved, you guys should get one really moves the build along, lol.


Edited by rv1963, 17 October 2013 - 05:38 AM.


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Posted 17 October 2013 - 06:04 AM

Nice Blower hat!  cant wait to see the header's!