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Dodge Ramcharger

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I built this Dodge Ramcharger a bunch of years ago but I hadn't posted it on this forum. It's the old Monogram kit, and as such was a bit simplified and toylike for starters, This was my first shot at using auto paint from the spray can. It's Plastikote paint with their clear over it all.

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Rear view

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Under the hood. Things were molded in here like the battery and windshield washer tank. I had to rely on detail painting to make it convincing.

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Here's where the kit was truly lacking. The chassis was fairly good and detailed but the floor was simply the interior tub bottom with huge gaps all around it. I added a complete floor to it, still I didn't do a lot of detailing on that.

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I built the truck as a memory of the Trail Dust Steak House. I used to travel on business to Denver all the time and would always go there. I liked the logo, so in the days before computer decal printing, I created the decals on a Xerox machine. It also has Colorado plates.

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The interior is beige tones with actual brown carpet. I went for just two seats up front opting for some cargo room in the back. The Trail Dust Steak House had a thing where if you wore a tie there, they'd cut it off and buy you a drink. All in fun, so guys would wear a crummy tie there. The walls of the place were lined with ties, so I decided to make a box of bad and loud ties. Those were fun to make.

All in all, I'm pleased with the build. It has a special place in my display case.

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ImpreSsive! that's on the needs to. Be reiSsued list of greats! Nice suv

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Nice build Tom, makes me want to dig mine out and build it. Cool Story about the steak house too. Thanks for sharing.

Roy the Ford guy.

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Great build Tom. Nice colors on that two tone. Cool story and history of the steakhouse, sounds like it was a pretty neat place.

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Nice looking Ramcharger Tom! The two tone paint looks great on it!

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great looking ramcharger I like the 2 tone

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Nice Dodge truck, I've built one years ago for a friend which owned one !!!! I like the two tone paint, mione is surely gonna be like this too. B)

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VERY COOL!

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Nice work on the Ramcharger and love the 2 tone paint finish, nice work...

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Its nice to see the old builds once again. Being a light commercial guy myself, I always enjoyed this build of yours. Thanks for bringing it around again. And MC to you and your family Tom.

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Sweet

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Very nice Tom! B)

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Excellent build, I like the two-tone color... :rolleyes:

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Thanks to all for the kind comments. Tom S - Thanks and a great New Year to you and yours!

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Great Lookin Build... I like the suttle weathering.. Red

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Tom nice build on the Ramcharger.

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Great job! Mine didn't turn out that good.

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Very Nice, Tom!

From the Small World Department: I always loved that Trail Dust, too. Denver Tech Center, east side of I-25. Good food, lots of it, not too expensive, great fun. Whilest living in God's Country, we ate many a scorched cow dinner there, and I surrendered more than a few gawdy gift ties! Our kids absolutely LOVED the two-story slippery slide in the middle of the dining room! You don't see that every day.

This model brought back very fond memories the first time I saw it ... and more of the same now. Thanks for reprising it, Tom!

B)

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