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    Mike Miller

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  1. I love it! Looks like something me or some of my buddies would have dragged home in the 80s. The pliers for the door handle makes me wonder if you hung around with us back then... ?
  2. Yeah, a few more from the seventies would be very welcome!
  3. I owned a '76 Charger (same basic car) with a 360 two barrel, and it,too, would spin 'em no problem.
  4. It's 1/25 scale. I used the '71 Charger for the chassis and suspension stuff.
  5. Thanks for the comments! I should clarify a bit: this was a fun challenge, and the flaws won't keep me from building another Airtrax product. I'll just know a little bit more about what to expect. This was a car I've always liked, they offered it, and I'm happy that I jumped in. It does look good in the cabinet,and that's what I was looking for. Thanks again.
  6. An Airtrax resin transkit, using the '71 Charger as the basis. I swapped out the Charger's big block engine and 8.75" rear end, and replaced it with a resin copy of an E58 small block ('71 Duster) and a more-correct 9.25" rear end. As there is no catalytic converter in the Charger kit, I'll say this 300 represent a very early '79 build. The wheels are widened Super Coupe-ish resin copies based on Fireball's excellent police car units, with his BF Goodrich TAs. Finished in Chrysler Cool Vanilla automotive base/clear, with Humbrol burgundy for the interior. The windshield is heat-formed PEP plastic, and the side mirrors are from Revell's '70 'Cuda. Bumpers are done in air brushed Molotow. I wanted to use Alclad, but an unfortunate butter finger episode didn't leave enough to get them done. I can't say as I'll miss mucking around with this. Been at it since 2017, and it's really been a fight all the way. This is my first complete resin build and it's been a learning experience. I'd like to think I now know a little better what to look for and what to do/not to do for any future resin builds. At least, I hope so: I have their '69 300 transkit that I'm anxious to get going on. For better or worse, it's done. Except for the terrible fitting and twisted front bumper, the twisted hood that refused to straighten, and the headlight bucket that broke as it was being installed, I think it looks ok. A friend says that he thought I captured the era perfectly, with all the flaws that the real cars had back then. Lots of flaws, yup, but it's safely tucked away in it's own little display box, so what is there, stays there. Comment s always welcome.
  7. Very nice. Well done!
  8. I really like the new wheels. They give the car a bit of a sophisticated vintage Euro look.
  9. The stripes are not much fun...
  10. Thanks for the comments folks. I'm happy with how this turned out, considering the only paint work done this time around was on the engine and transmission, and a few small parts. The grill/filler/ bumper fit frustrates me a bit, but short of modifying and painting, it's as good as it's going to get. It looks great in its' display cabinet!
  11. It was a decent race. I felt so bad for Jimmie Johnson - he was fast. It was a bit eery with no fans, no pit reporters, etc, but I think Fox did a great job with what they had to work with. It will be interesting to see if getting out ahead of the other sports will be beneficial to Nascar. It's no secret that they've been in a decline for the last decade or so. ...And Harvick won and Kyle didn't, so that was good.
  12. It's not bad. I've seen better but I've also seen much worse. The body has a slight twist to it, some of the engine compartment detail is chunky and the hood has a bit of a downward bow, but none of that will prevent this from being a decent version of a '79 300. I'll not let those things keep me from looking at Airtrax again.
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