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I bought this Dodge Viper kit back in the 90's and it just sat in the closet in an unopened box until recently. I finally decided to tackle this kit and here is the result. I think the kit was one of AMT's better kits; a lot of detail and the parts fit together very well.

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Thanks for looking!

Bart

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3 hours ago, Classicgas said:

Very nice. Got it in the stash. Wish amt had used clear instead of smoke for the headlights.

I agree - the smoked finish for the headlight covers was a bit of a disappointment. I had tried to make a mold of the covers  to try to make my own clear covers, but never was able to come up with anything remotely satisfactory. 

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It is so nice to see another Viper build!!, and you did a FANTASTIC job on it!!!   I normally cant stand AMT kits, but there are a few that are FAAAR above the others -this being one of them! i like this one better than the Revell version.

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The AMT viper gts has clear headlights, I can’t seem to get one of these that doesn’t have a warped frame, and a huge gap between the bumper and hood, how did you prevent that from happening I have tried several time just never can seem to get it right. You built a very nice car to say the least, I especially like the orange lettering on the hood

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22 hours ago, Whosurdaddy209 said:

The AMT viper gts has clear headlights, I can’t seem to get one of these that doesn’t have a warped frame, and a huge gap between the bumper and hood, how did you prevent that from happening I have tried several time just never can seem to get it right. You built a very nice car to say the least, I especially like the orange lettering on the hood

Thanks!

It's been a while since I built this kit, but I do remember the hood/front bumper/body, and also the rear bumper/body, did not fit together that well. I seem to remember doing some careful sanding on some of these parts to make them go together a bit better, and also using Tamiya masking tape to hold the bumpers in position to the body/frame while the glue dried. 

I looked at the model the other day and noticed that there is a bit of a gap between the rear bumper sides and the body. I can see that it exists in the photos, too. It's probably the best fit I could manage to get.

The detailing that AMT did in this kit was excellent.  Except for the bumpers, the kit did fit together very well. I always get a little disappointed when you've spent all that time building and detailing the sub-assemblies, and then you find some issues when all of the sub-assemblies come together in the final steps.

Bart 

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On 8/4/2019 at 4:51 AM, Classicgas said:

Very nice. Got it in the stash. Wish amt had used clear instead of smoke for the headlights.

AMT did the Viper prototype, not the production version.

Nice build, Bart. looks good

 

 

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