brodie_83

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  • Scale I Build 1:24/25, 1:16

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  • Location Duluth, MN
  • Full Name Brodie Nyrud

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  1. brodie_83 added a post in a topic Moebius '56 Chrysler 300B custom *interior mock-up*   

    No updates as of late. I havent had time. Sorry. Maybe this weekend i'll bust some more stuff out on it. I need to fill in some pin holes in the filler on the back seat.
    Thanks Joe! What do you thin your Vallejo paint with? Is that who makes that bronze paint I bought? I think I used Tamiya thinner...i'll have to check.
  2. brodie_83 added a post in a topic Monogram 1970 Challenger T/A Rebuild-Under Glass 03-13   

    A superb build my friend! I think I might go with a pro-touring theme with my T/A and AAR combo...just something a bit different.
    I can't wait to see this build in the "under glass" section buddy!
  3. brodie_83 added a post in a topic Monogram 1970 Challenger T/A Rebuild-Under Glass 03-13   

    Awesome job Joe! Oh btw, I fixed my valve cover issue lastnight so dont worry about it. Lol
  4. brodie_83 added a post in a topic My first WIP here; '70 Dodge Challenger T/A, Parts   

    I just started my Challenger today...looks like a bunch of these are popping up in the WIP section! So you're NOT going to put an engine in it? That's a bummer. Your progress looks pretty darn good though!
  5. brodie_83 added a post in a topic AAR 'Cuda/Challenger T/A engines...to scale?   

    I absolutely LOVE the AMT 340 in the Duster kits...the detail is amazing! The Revell-Monogram however is very lacking. The valve covers are blah, the carbs are ridiculous and on and on. Since I have about 3-4 extra air cleaner assemblies, I am going to modify them to be a bit more detailed so that the main showcase to the engine looks more correct. I'd love to find better valve covers but I dont think that will happen.
  6. brodie_83 added a post in a topic AAR 'Cuda/Challenger T/A engines...to scale?   

    Yes, the 340 in the Duster kit will be going in my 1/25 '70 Cuda. It would be too small for the 1/24 AAR 'Cuda. Maybe the air cleaner just looks too big on the AAR Cudas/Challenger T/A's. I just want to build these kits as accurately as possible.
  7. brodie_83 added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    AAR 'Cuda/Challenger T/A engines...to scale?
    I have recently acquired an original release Revell AAR 'Cuda and original release Monogram Challenger T/A. Both of these kits lack detail in multiple areas, we all know that. What I'm unsure of is...are the engines in these cars to scale? Like are they an accurate size to the rest of the kit? I can't think of another small block Mopar engine that Revell-Monogram has ever released, so maybe the only other option to build engines for these cars is the Ross Gibson 340 Six Pack/Barrel?
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  8. brodie_83 added a post in a topic Monogram 1970 Challenger T/A Rebuild-Under Glass 03-13   

    Haha darn, if I saw that you needed a new bumper, I would have send you one...hell, probably 2! Lol
  9. brodie_83 added a post in a topic Monogram 1970 Challenger T/A Rebuild-Under Glass 03-13   

    Man, you have definitely inspired my future T/A build! I just got it in the mail actually...not quite a glue bomb but it was assembled very nicely and wasn't painted at all. I also bought a box of "extra" T/A parts combined of 3 Challenger kits and honestly I can build an entire car with the parts box and the body of the assembled kit. Here's a few pics of what I have:






    If you are missing a part or break something (God forbid), I will probably have a replacement part for ya
  10. brodie_83 added a post in a topic Moebius 1955 Chrysler 300   

    Looks good! I'm building the '56 version of that same kit. They are awesome, awesome, AWESOME kits!
  11. brodie_83 added a post in a topic Harbor Freight Dehydrator   

    I personally bought a Nesco dehydrator because it has a temp setting so you don't have to worry about the temp getting too high and warping the plastic. Just my personal preference.
  12. brodie_83 added a post in a topic Monogram 1970 Challenger T/A Rebuild-Under Glass 03-13   

    One thing that would set this car off from the rest of the T/A builds I think would be to mask off the entire car minus the stripes and either brush with thinned flat clear or spray them with dullcoat or something and have the decals flat black like the 1/1 cars. I dont think I've ever seen that done with these builds yet. You could be the first!
    Challenger looks amazing man, keep it up!
  13. brodie_83 added a post in a topic How would you detail this grill?   

    Ditto on the wash. I'd use thinned flat black Testors acrylic paint,brush it in, then after, go over the grille with a q-tip and buff the paint off the unwanted area.. Do this in small areas and be patient...the end result is worth it.
  14. brodie_83 added a post in a topic Moebius '56 Chrysler 300B custom *interior mock-up*   

    Thanks for the suggestions! I did mask the seat off when applying the putty but took it off when I layed it out. I should have left it on there, but it's alright. I need to find something straight and solid to wrap some sandpaper around and block it out to make it all flat.
    And yes, i was aware of the slightly overscaled 6.1 in the Magnums. If I could get a hold of a 6.1 from the Challenger SRT8, I would use that engine for sure and keep the Magnum engine around for a 1/24 Mopar build. I wish I could find someone who would trade a Challenger kit with me... :/
  15. brodie_83 added a post in a topic Moebius '56 Chrysler 300B custom *interior mock-up*   

    I assembled a bit of the engine as soon as the paint dried to the touch. I also painted the exhaust manifolds with aluminum plate metalizer and buffed them out to a nice polished sheen. The more I look at the new color I chose for the accent to the green, the more I fall in love with it. It looks much better in person I assure you. Pictures do not do the color justice!