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70 Javelin Mark Donahue

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This particular build is almost all resin. I have worked with resin before and have done my own casting and learned a lot. here is what I started with: This was a Decon Resin offering that I literally ran into in a local hobby shop. I did not know it was even offered. Body is stock but had no emblems, Bumpers were not plaited and the rear bumper is missing the Javelin plate. Glass was vacuum formed. I replaced both bumpers with Modelhaus chromed ones along with a 71-74 spoiler also from Modelhaus.

 

 

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I had no interior. So I picked up this promo and made a mold and cast the interior tub from it. Glass was cracked so that was no use to me. I also got a dash from Missing Link from the AMX kit that they offered. Shifter and steering wheel came from Modelhaus.

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The rest was also cast by myself from a mint 68 Javelin kit I bought. I used those parts to cast up just about all the parts to a 69 Javelin. 69 Body was from a promo as the hood is molded in. The chassis and all the under hood parts were cast from this. I had learned a lot doing this and also learned that it was a lot of work and that it was better to start with the best rebuilder you can. Plus I learned how much work goes into casting and can appreciate what resin casters do to offer parts and kits. Please don't ask for these parts as they are gone and the molds have shrunk a bit. I keep watching ebay and every now and then I get lucky and score a good rebuilder but really miss Modelhaus!

 

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Awesome work here!i've got a couple of these myself one's complete but the other needs parts,i have the fred cady decal sheet but all the decals are there,i did notice the white stripes are a little hard to see.

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A lovely well finished model Raoul. Such a great colour too. Good work.

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Awesome!

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Raoul-that is simply amazing -great build !!!

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Very nice!!

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I am LOVING this thread! :wub:

You do know that Jimmy Flintstone has a '70 body with the Trans Am fender bulges molded in, don't you? Of course these days the problem is finding the rest of the parts to finish one off. 

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No...this one.....

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But owning a 73 I like them all!!!

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Yeah, that’s awesome. Fantastic work. 

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Is that your 1:! Javelin Dave? Very nice, rare car.

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2 hours ago, Snake45 said:

I am LOVING this thread! :wub:

You do know that Jimmy Flintstone has a '70 body with the Trans Am fender bulges molded in, don't you? Of course these days the problem is finding the rest of the parts to finish one off. 

Yes, but I want to do the street car!

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Great job!!

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Very cool ! love the color on the first one

 

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Excellent model!

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On 2/18/2018 at 10:22 AM, Bill J said:

Is that your 1:! Javelin Dave? Very nice, rare car.

Yep....I am 2nd owner of her. I have everything....even the service card.  First owner took great care of her....I am too. Never wrecked or damaged. Original interior. thx

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Raoul, love all your builds

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