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Vanishing Point Dodge Challenger

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Hi! I bought the AMT Vanishing Point Kit, and had read that the new bonnet / hood (without the hole) was ordinary. Didn't think it'd be THIS ordinary lol (first pic is the new hood, looks terrible) So here's my effort to fill the hole on the much better fitting 'Yankee Challenge' hood. Next is glueing the roof on and getting rid of the vinyl pattern on the roof. Wish me luck.

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Looks good!

David G.

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The hood looks great. On the roof, how is it supported where it mounts in the kit ?  I have not built this one yet.

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Thanks Dave & Espo, I'll post some pics of the roof and body when I get home Espo, but it sits on the sun visors at the front and just on top of the body at the back. It's a PITA.

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Here's the shots of where the roof joins the body Espo, obviously still working on the fill, I'm still a novice at using filler. Hope it helps.

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Looks great so far. It seems difficult to retain the window trim moldings where the top attaches above the windshield. I hope what ever glue or epoxy that you used at the C pillar will hold with handling during construction. Depending on the fit of the interior in that area you might consider a very thin reinforcement in that area if you have a problem.

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Nice start on that hood! Yeah I must say that resin one looks a BIT plain! I've not got this kit, as of yet, I would like to score another 1/25th scale '70 Challenger myself to make one a R/T and the other to become a '71 Challenger R/T...... (I do however have the 1/24th '70 Challenger T/A kit too!) BUT that one may remain what its meant to be!

Any plans of engine and body color yet?

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Sorry I don't update very often, stupid work gets in the way of modeling. 

Mr 426 Hemi sir, that bonnet isn't resin, it's the one Round 2 include in the box. It's awful.

As for colour / engine this one is a 100% Kowalski Special.

Put the first coat on today after finishing the roof. Still needs work.

 

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Looking good Peter

might want to re-enforce that front frame to roof joint, from the inside,...

There are how to's, down in the "how to's"

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Wait...so this kit comes as a convertible? And you have to turn it into a hardtop? :huh:

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Wait...so this kit comes as a convertible? And you have to turn it into a hardtop? :huh:

Yep, and the roof comes with a simulated vinyl texture on it too.

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Looking good Peter

might want to re-enforce that front frame to roof joint, from the inside,...

There are how to's, down in the "how to's"

thank you for your kind words & advice, I will look into it

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Looking Killer !!! 

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I love where this is going !!!

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Hi, sorry for the lack of updates, it went pear shaped for a bit and I used it to try my hand at weathering. Anyway, here's the results.

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Kowalski's Challenger R/T did not have the blacked-out backlite or the sport-style outside mirror.  As R/T's go, it was a pretty lightly-optioned car.  It didn't even have the console.

 

 

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Ahh, back seat driver. No wonder he decided to paste himself into the dozers.

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Glad to see you're back after this one. Your weathering looks perfect for a car that has been driven on some dirt roads.

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