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Mr. Moparman

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In Topic: 1968 Dodge Charger R/T

27 October 2014 - 06:09 AM

I'll be following, Mike.  Do we get a story with this one?

 

Ohh..... McNally with a '68 Charger. Do I hear a Vanishing Point type story in the works? B)


In Topic: 1968 Dodge Charger R/T

26 October 2014 - 04:21 PM

This should be good. I thought about building a Charger with a 383, but I have too many Chargers already!


In Topic: 1970 Plymouth HEMI 'cuda - B5 Blue, Black Interior, 4-Speed

23 October 2014 - 01:50 PM

Guess who's back, back, back, back again... Let's just jump straight into the the pictures...

 

The body had been further detailed. I went with BMF on this one, turns out it was a little bit of a challenge. The trim is not very defined on the body, so you have to go slow and use very little pressure on your knife. I glued the taillights and glass in, and we'll just leave the story on how the front windshield ended up in a white haze a mystery. I've applied to Revell for a new one though.

 

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I completed the interior and got it all put together. I have to give credit, I love how this interior builds up. Everything locks together, and I did not have to use one piece of tape to hold things up while the glue dried.

 

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I detailed up the Rallye rims in their appropriate shades of silvers and metalizers.

 

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And finally, I seated the HEMI in it's final home.

 

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Enjoy!


In Topic: 1969 440 Charger (w.i.p)

17 October 2014 - 06:59 AM

What is wrong with it?

The rear frame rails goes straight out in the rear instead up curving back up. The rear leaf shackle mounts doesn't look like the real ones. The bend at the rear axle that goes down under isn't correct. Now moving to the front end, the grill frame top plate has the bolts molded in the wrong spots, they are in fact on the head light door covers area where they should be in fact on the top area above the tip of the grill. On the real chargers of the 2nd gen, the firewall has a few bends in it. The revell one has one bend. The whole wall is straight up and down. On the real ones there is a lot of ribbon and bends. The wheel wells support area for the upper a-arms is straight where as on the real ones they tilt inwards at the rear and outwards at the front. The wheel hubs on the model needs to be moved upwards and shorten as the front wheels sticks to far unlike the rear. The rad support is straight across where as the real ones has a lot of indention's in front on the sides of the radiator.

Besides that stuff and the kit having a doubled floor, it's a good kit.

Besides, I have always wondered what a model of a charger would look like if a model company would have made a more correct looking one with all the details from a real 2nd gen one put into a scale version one.

I have access to a 1/1 '69 Charger and a lot of photos from it as ref as well an measurements to.

 

Oh, I've never paid much attention. I just left the kit as is, it looked nice on my shelf, so I never corrected everything.


In Topic: 1969 440 Charger (w.i.p)

17 October 2014 - 01:43 AM

Man, I've never seen anybody tear the Revell kit up so bad. I just have to ask, what exactly is wrong with it?