• Announcements

    • Site Upgrade   11/18/2017

      The Forums will be down, Sunday, November 26th starting 9 AM PST for upgrade.We'll probably be down until 1PM PST, but it might be longer. I'm doing a major forum software upgrade, so I expect the forums to operate somewhat differently when we come back online.  Update: I've had a medical issue come up, and this window might not get used. 
      Update 2: I'm moving the upgrade to 9 AM Sunday.  
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

2013 Danko Dodge Charger - finished!

9 posts in this topic

Posted

very nice... B)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

It could really use the fender scoop details, the wider rear fenders, the shaker scoop and the black out treatment, you know make it look sort of like the concept car picture.

What happened to the front wheel wells?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

It could really use the fender scoop details, the wider rear fenders, the shaker scoop and the black out treatment, you know make it look sort of like the concept car picture.

What happened to the front wheel wells?

Huh? The inner wheel wells are completely stock. All that was changed on the chassis was I shortened the front a bit.

As for the other details, I'm not an expert at this or anything I was just having fun. Kinda the point...isn't it?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

I'm surprised that they are "stock". I mean all the other ones I have seen, as well as the box art look like this:

rmxs4225_zpsc8c3d588.jpg

revell-2007-dodge-charger-srt8-super-bee

(I am referring to the body fenderwells, not the inner fenders indide the body. Notice the shape?)

Not so much like this:

dankochargermodel010.jpg

If I got a kit with that much distortion I'd have exchanged it for a good one.

Yes I agree fully, having fun is a main reason to build. But from the statement that you were building a model based on that cool concept, wouldn't it be reasonable to expect it to have some of the prominent features that make it that cool car? One doesn't have to be an expert to copy from pictures...

You went to the point of scratchbuilding the taillight, that's more effort than most put into their models.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

:

Yes I agree fully, having fun is a main reason to build. But from the statement that you were building a model based on that cool concept, wouldn't it be reasonable to expect it to have some of the prominent features that make it that cool car? One doesn't have to be an expert to copy from pictures...

And Neil never said he was going to build an exact replica. From what I see, he took some elements from the concept car and made it his own. If he likes the car, then it's a success!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

And Neil never said he was going to build an exact replica. From what I see, he took some elements from the concept car and made it his own. If he likes the car, then it's a success!

Well, to be fair Tom, and to put my comments in context, I was going off this statement in his original post:

"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."

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

I get Mark's point, and in a constructive criticism sort of way, he did point out several things on the model which are missing, at least compared to the rendering. I also see the leading edge of the front wheel arches were changed, and I suspect it happened when the '69 style nose was integrated.

This is not an easy conversion and requires a lot of work, some of it very meticulous, and requires a lot of time. I would've liked to have seen all the details of the rendering captured in the model, and I think that's what Mark was pointing out, too. Adding things like the shaker scoop, '70 Charger style door (fender) indentions, the optional Challenger/Charger wheels (found in the Revell Challenger kit IIRC), and the bumble bee butt stripe-- all of which are very visible elements on the rendering-- are missing on the model.

You had some good ideas, especially using the red pill bottle, but we can all learn from our own builds and what other people's eyes see which we may have missed ourselves.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Nice work!Nice body mods

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0