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Justin Dodson

Revell Fast & Furious Dominic's 1970 Dodge Charger

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Hello everyone! I picked up this kit at least 2 years ago and felt it was time to build it. 

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The pics below show where I'm currently at with the interior. I painted the main interior piece silver to make it seem like the floor was metal, lacking carpet. Because racecar. Also, this car will only have one seat. Because weight reduction. 😎P1030153.thumb.JPG.401ee6eb04bf692bc3faff527e8890c3.JPGP1030154.thumb.JPG.b198767a35ff0b5c0d1b19b605eda726.JPG

Lastly for this post, the dashboard. Not much to say here other than the instructions called for cutting out a non-waterslide decal and gluing it where the gauges would go. Not the most detailed method in my opinion, however I don't think I would have the fine hand skills to make it more detailed, given the size. So I'll live with it. P1030156.thumb.JPG.5b3585337967dd95af960eed029e2a4a.JPGP1030157.thumb.JPG.eddee6cbf9705bbfc4b90880cbb93526.JPG

Oh and speaking of living! I live my life one model car at a time. For those 100 parts or more, I'm happy. 😁

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Note: this is my first mobile post. Here's hoping it goes as planned!

Okay, the engine is done. I just wish there was an easy way to paint the 3 circles of the blower. 1030185.thumb.jpg.ecbccd1932ecbcbf2b217c210a9139c9.jpg

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Below are things that I finished building but don't know their purpose. I hate to say it, but I basically know next to nothing involving how cars work under the hood. 

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That might be my last post for a few months, since it's currently winter where I live. Unless I get a spray paint booth, in which case my progress rate will skyrocket, lol. 

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Alrighty, here is more progress on the Charger. By the way, it won't be exactly like Dom's Charger - I will personalize it to my taste.

The chassis is nearing completion. The engine is installed, as well as the steering assembly and the rear suspension. P1030207.JPG.112ed1ff1cb5039419b4760bd702c527.JPGP1030203.JPG.6b17445bcfea6793ff9501a3cd219060.JPGP1030209.JPG.d7f796c4135a952cd53d0e7fdc5a4564.JPG

The interior is as complete as it should be for this car. I recently got my first set of magnifying goggles so I could put chrome on the 3 dots of the pistol grip shifter. I used my Molotow chrome pen for that.

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The body is getting prepared for primer. When I cut the hood off of the sprue tree, a slight amount of plastic came off. That's not allowed, I am a perfectionist! 😅 So, I used some putty and sanded it as smoothly as I could. I'd rather repair a broken hood than have no hood at all.

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The weather where I live has been awesome for the past 2 days, I should go get some painting done!! It's time to wrap this build up. Patience is key though...

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On painting the injector hat butterflies red... try thinning out some red paint (preferably enamel) and while holding the part vertical use either a small brush or a frayed toothpick to drip the paint in... let stand vertical while drying. Clean off any excess with q tip dipped in mineral spirits or lacquer thinner... or even turpentine.

If that's too risky for you, go with a red sharpie marker! It may not be the best but it will work.

Build looks cool, keep at it.

 

 

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Nice build! Looks cool! Looking forward to you progress!

Edited by Mattilacken

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On 1/18/2020 at 9:36 PM, LL3 Model Worx said:

On painting the injector hat butterflies red... try thinning out some red paint (preferably enamel) and while holding the part vertical use either a small brush or a frayed toothpick to drip the paint in... let stand vertical while drying. Clean off any excess with q tip dipped in mineral spirits or lacquer thinner... or even turpentine.

If that's too risky for you, go with a red sharpie marker! It may not be the best but it will work.

Build looks cool, keep at it.

 

 

I will definitely try that, and you're right, I didn't think of using a sharpie for it. Thanks for the tips!

On 1/19/2020 at 12:06 PM, Mattilacken said:

Nice build! Looks cool! Looking forward to you progress!

Thank you! 

Well guys, here's the bad news. I was spraying the body using a Testors spray can with a spray gun attached, and the can got launched towards the car body which sent the body onto a tree - all because the spray gun lost grip with the spray can. And to add "insult to injury", the spray can nozzle fell off and is now lost in the woods somewhere. It was a brand new spray can too! Ugh...
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Good news is: I will NEVER give up on this build, or any model car for that matter. There is nothing that will stop me from completing this car! 💪

I think I will choose a different body color after I soak it in purple power. I also have a nickname for this car... but it's a surprise. 😀

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I hate when that happens but if its any consolation the paint you did looks smooth and nice mate

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3 hours ago, stitchdup said:

I hate when that happens but if its any consolation the paint you did looks smooth and nice mate

Thank you, I appreciate the consolation. Yeah it was looking really good and smooth. I believe I can give it the same quality of paint job (or better) as soon as the body is ready again. 

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Well people, this build is complete. Because this kit has taken me so long to finish, I decided to give it a "bare-minimum" paint job - no clear coat. I also decided to skip the chrome window trim. I even skipped the turn signal decals because the real movie cars sometimes lack turn signals. Overall I could have put more effort into this build, but I'm just itching to start a new kit. So, there you have it folks! On to the next one. 

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