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  1. For those who have close connections to the model manufactures I have a great question. With the popularity of the recent Dodge Challengers such as the Hellcat, Demon, Challenger T/A and 392 Shaker cars why hasn't the kit manufactures capitalized on the success Dodge is having with the Challenger and the Charger. I am sure they would be more popular instead of the constant re-runs that keep doing.
  2. You are doing a lot of great detailing work! I will be following your progress
  3. I also have the Landy car as well as the Hemi car. Those are future projects.
  4. I am using the engine transmission from the kit. I have already primed and cleared the floor board as well as the underside of the chrome console plate.
  5. Thanks John. I kinda figured that the quality control was spotty. I had planned on the exhaust manifolds being painted engine turquoise.
  6. Here is what I hope to replicate as far as overspray on the underside. These are photos of underside of my 2019 Challenger 392 Scat Pack Shaker with just 69 miles on the clock. I ordered it a year ago and took deliver first week Jan 2019.
  7. In 1968 Mr. Norm had 48 or 50 (depending on what source you read) Dodge Darts produced with the 440 magnum engine. Unlike the 1969 440 Darts which could be ordered from the factory, all 1968 440 cars were sold through Grand Spaulding Dodge. This is such a cool model, I am building this one along side my Chargers. I am going to share a step by step build of this model replicating the look of a factory produced car, not a overly restored car. I have started with the chassis, I filled the front frame rails, removed all copyright wording. I used Tamyia grey primer on the chassis. In order to get the correct look of the factory primer I used Model Master Semi Gloss. This gave the primer the right amount of shine. Once that sets up, a misting of body color will be applied. The rear axle and front K member will be detailed to factory correct finishes. The 440 engine was assembled and all seams removed. I primed and painted with Model Master metalizer. Once set up I will buff the transmission to metal like appearance and lightly mist the engine block with Mopar turquoise engine paint. This process will replicate the factory paint process which shows how blocks were poorly painted.
  8. Correct and I am adding. The 1968 torque boxes differ slightly from the 1970. So I am taking another set of 1970 boxes and modifying them to resimble the 1968 style. Both my 1968 and 1970 Charger builds will have 426 Hemi
  9. Chassis is now in primer. I will let cure for a few days then overspray body color onto the chassis followed by detailing all suspension components, exhaust, etc.
  10. Chassis is now in primer. I will let cure for a few days then overspray body color onto the chassis followed by detailing all suspension components, exhaust, etc.
  11. My second planed build for 2020 is a 1970 Hemi Charger. Like the 1968 model, this one too is a one of one, the real car is in the Brothers Collection. This one will wear another rare color called Ice Blue metallic and will have a black vinyl top and a white scat pack stripe. The paint photo is off a bit. The color looks like the photo of the real car. Additionally is will have GoodYear Poly glass white letter F60-15 tires with body color steel wheels and dog dish hub caps. I have the trim completed for the vinyl top and will be texturing the roof to look like a vinyl top. This will be a factory stock model and will replicate a factory produced car, including paint making on the chassis components and correct colors. Accuracy will be very important as this build will take me awhile as I will be pouring as much detail as possible. I will update as I move the build along.
  12. I am planning on two builds for 2020. First in the hopper is a 1968 Hemi Charger. This one will have a 4-speed no console, red line tires and body color steel wheels with dog dish hub caps. Color will be a rare hue called Surf Turquoise or Med Dark Turquoise Metallic with black interior. No stripes, just plain Jane. The Brothers Collection has this car and it is one of one. I have started the engine, but there is a lot of detailing left to do. This will be a factory stock model and will replicate a factory produced car, including paint making on the chassis components and correct colors. Accuracy will be very important as this build will take me awhile as I will be pouring as much detail as possible. I will update as I move along in the build
  13. You need to contact him via ebay. He replied to me and said that he has them and will be back from vacation on November 8th. Contact him then and he will be able to get you taken care of.
  14. Bestmodelcarparts had them on ebay. You might try contacting him. I have bought several for my builds and like them a lot. I sent him a message. He is out until November 7.
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