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2013 Danko Dodge Charger

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This is the Charger that Dodge should have built! As soon as I saw this thing, I began thinking of ways to convince the wife that we "need" one. Since no legitimate arguments came to mind yet, I decided to devote some energy to creating a styrene version.

First you need to see the inspiration....

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http://www.chargerforumz.com/showthread.php?t=145352

Now here is my attempt in progress. I'm working with some scratchbuilt stuff, the Uptown Charger model, the grill from a '69 Charger model, and various pieces parts from several other kits that I had lying around.

First, the taillights. I decided to cut up a a see-through red pill bottle that had my dog's prescription in it...

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The white masked off parts of the stock tailights will remain red while the rest will be blended into body color..

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Next I ground down the bottom of the '69 grill and dremmeled through the back of the Uptown charger front facia...

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Now comes some fabrication with pieces parts and plastruct....

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.....to be continued!!!

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Very nice! Good call on the pill bottle..

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That will be sharp. Nice use of a pill botle for the lights, very creative !

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I already did a build like this about 5 years ago. I know what your going up against on the build and I'll wish you good luck with it.

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Proof that you can always fit a square peg in a round hole! Off to a good start.

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FUN WITH BONDO

not surprisingly, this was the hardest part so far. Had to do some blending with bondo and plastruct and then re-radius the wheel arches. Should just be some minor clean up left to go at this point.

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I was between Hemi orange and Plum crazy for the color. I went with the Hemi orange testors 2-part system

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While not a big Dodge fan I have to say I love the aggresive looks of the Chargers and what you've got going is off to an awesome start. Once can never have too much styrene, putty, and glue! :D Keep up the good work, looking forward to seeing how it continues to progress.

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Thanks for the encouragement guys. This one has been a lotta fun

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Nice work Neil. you are so right the Dodge charger should have looked like that.

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