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    Cliff C

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  1. Man I love the Monacos! Matter of fact Iโ€™ve got 1 on the bench now. Itโ€™s full custom using 71 Charger chassis/engine bay etc etc. Love the colours on yours/daughters ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ
  2. Youโ€™re welcome Steve! Itโ€™s the nitty-gritty details that matters sometimes & youโ€™re sure making a great effort to clean those pesky seam/lines up! Itโ€™s silly when you think about it, because some will never be seen anyway ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿคช But we know theyโ€™re there.... ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ 3000 paints? Whoaaaaa! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ Good luck finding it! Might be easier just buying a new bottle? Lol! Keep up the awesome work my friend & yes, you stay healthy too ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿคœ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿค›๐Ÿฝ
  3. Awesome work on the re-chroming, Steve! Looks ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ Just a tip, you may have trouble with the stance. IMO, having built several of these Revell Chargers, the front end sits too high. The spindles need a trim, about 1-1.5mm off, to get a better/lower front end stance ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ Canโ€™t wait to this bad boy wrapped up ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ Cheers Cliff.
  4. Gโ€™day Steve, hereโ€™s a couple of pics regarding the foam pads & cotton โ€œmopsโ€ that I mentioned I use. Theyโ€™re widely available on EBay ( from China - so you might have a bit of a problem getting them at this point due to that silly virus. I got these ages ago, Iโ€™m a hoarder for stuff like this. ๐Ÿคฃ ) The cotton โ€œmopsโ€ are usually used by jewellers for polishing & theyโ€™re not the hard/compressed type you get with Dremel parts stuff ) totally different. The foam pads come in various grades, same as they do for 1:1 pads. Iโ€™ve also included pics of the 2 Dremels I use, because theyโ€™re both quite slow ( rpms ) for polishing our builds & are perfect to do just that ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿคœ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿค›๐Ÿฝ Cheers, Cliff.
  5. Youโ€™re exactly right.... I think everyone is their own worst critic ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ Lol. The learning from the proโ€™s is what I tend to replicate into each successive build I do too. There are some really talented guys out there & do some absolutely amazing work, like jaw-dropping ๐Ÿ˜ฎ I follow a few guys on f/b & Instagram & they are true pros. If you get the chance check out DH Modelworx & Scaled Lenses, both on F/B & instagram. You will be amazed at the work/builds, also check out aerev on Instagram - this guy is the God of carbon fibre decaling! As for lessening your polishing time, Iโ€™ve graduated ( a couple of years ago now ) to polishing like they do on the 1:1s, with my Dremel & cotton mops/ 1โ€™ & 2โ€™ foam pads! Itโ€™s drastically cut down on the hours spent by hand ๐Ÿคœ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿค›๐Ÿฝ Anyways ..... like I said.... keep up the good work! Cheers
  6. Looks great!! ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ I do love my mopars & the 2nd Genโ€™ Chargers are my absolute favourites, ever since I saw the most famous 2nd Genโ€™ wearing the 01 on its doors, as a kid ๐Ÿ˜› I myself am working on all 3 year models, the 68/69 & 70, putting as much detail into them as I can or am able to do. As for your finishing style/technique.... nothing you need advice on..... seems youโ€™ve got it down-pat ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ Being in the hobby well over 40yrs now, I learnt a hellava lot through SAE magazine, other builders, these forums etc, as well as modern internet videos ( You-Tube etc ) & watching real car shows/builds. Self-education is the best way to make progress & good progress at that! Keep up the great work & im looking forward to your Chargerโ€™s progress ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ Cheers
  7. Superb! Absolutely gorgeous! Best Challenger Iโ€™ve ever seen ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ Well done mate!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ
  8. Absolutely agree with you here! Iโ€™m a HUGE Mopar fan & would buy every variant a kit company would come out with! I know many, many more modellers/Mopar enthusiasts who would too! The 1:1 guys with real cars would also love to have replicas made of their 1:1s. As for diecast.... Auto Art are coming out with the Hellcat Widebody/RT etc very soon.... but not exactly cheap/costing 3-4x your average kit. Also on the Hellcat motor... thereโ€™s a guy on Instagram, JPS, whoโ€™s working on the HC motor & it looks BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH good.... price though isnโ€™t cheap... probably the same cost of your average whole kit!
  9. CJ1971

    67 CORONET

    Itโ€™s a Mopar.... itโ€™s got a Hemi..... dual turbos.... whatโ€™s not to like/love?! Sweet build, DC ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ
  10. In my experience BMF will not adhere to flat paint/s like it does to gloss paint/s. Either use the Micro Foil adhesive as suggested or lightly wet sand off the flat black on the trim, leaving a smooth surface for the BMF to โ€œstickโ€ to. Cheers.
  11. The other issue with the strobe decal is it is too long. Iโ€™m in the process of finishing up my AAR & whilst applying the decal noticed it was too long for the body & needs to be trimmed to fit.
  12. Yep youโ€™re right there, about slight differences with the torque boxes. I fabricated them for my 68 because the 70 kit hadnโ€™t been issued when I built my 68. I have at least 2 more chargers ( 69 & 70 ) to build & im thinking about buying some new carbs from Fireball for the Hemi. They look awesome & extremely well detailed ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ Joseph does some very good work/casting ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ Cheers ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ
  13. Will enjoy seeing your builds, John. Built a few Chargers myself, Hemi/Non-Hemis, so I thought Iโ€™d give you a heads-up, since youโ€™re going with the Hemi in this 68. The chassis needs torque boxes, all Hemi optioned B-bodies ( most others too ) all had torque boxes. I noticed youโ€™re not using the Hemi on the 70, your other WIP, maybe use that chassis for this 68 & use this 68โ€™s chassis for the 70 ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ
  14. Beautiful! Well done! Have built the DBS & have another/with the same after-market wheels. Just love this model year Astons ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ
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