Duel Plymouth Valiant Finished

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Here it is done, the wheels aren't accurate but i decided to go with them after many failed attempts and making some, so here it is:

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All comments welcome.

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Excellent build!!! Not only is it a Valiant but a 4 door. Good job. How about a set of dog dish hub caps?

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Big time sleeper, did not see that comein, great car

Laz

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Very nice! One of my favorite flicks too!

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Wow, that turned out fantastic, top job.

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Looks great !

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awesome replica. you hit it!

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Outstanding build James, very nice work. l remember you making a 4 door 67 impala. You do excellent work...

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Now that turned out great!!

It's a pitty that the work is not complete while you don't build the mighty truck :lol: :lol:

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Man alive , that's an epic piece of worksmanship , James !!

And those righteous , 100% correct license plates are too much !! (more on those in a minute...)

I can just see this Valiant cruising up the Pasadena Freeway ( then , CA 11 , today CA 110 ) , through the Figuroa Street Tunnels , over the Golden State Freeway transition , and miles away to CA 14 / Antelope Valley Freeway , with Jazz , commericals , traffic reports , weather forecasts and "Sweet" Dick Whittington hosting a talk programme !

Kudos , my good man !

** Those license plates on the 1971 Valiant in the movie are special to movie and television cars . While I'm not aware of the origins of the characters on the plate ( 149 PCE ) , I can say that , if they were issued as a regular-ad seq plate , they would've been issued in circa 1976 ( "P" = 1976 ) . In subsequent years , variations of this plate were utilised on the "A-TEAM" GMC van

( "1PCE149" ) and other vehicles in other t.v. shows / films whose names I cannot recall at the moment.

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Thanks guys for the kind words, it means a lot coming from such great builders. :)

I have plans for the truck (after i have finished my current projects) and if i do end up placing them in a diorama I can easily add the driver figure for the intended mid chase scene.

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Nice lookin Valiant! Paint job is very good and all details looks really nice. Nice Job!

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I just watched "Duel" for the first time a few weeks ago, and you really nailed Dennis Weaver's ride!

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Very nice James!...keep up the great work.

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I think I saw this on the "OTHER" model magazine forum. Great workmanship !

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Thank you everyone for the comments. :)

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Simply AWESOME! I bought the '69 Dodge from Revell years ago to start the same project but I don't have the skills nowhere close to yours to convert it. I have always loved this movie. Even have the soundtrack on my iPod!

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Nice. But, it really needs the stock wheels and ... maybe too shiny?

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Nice build. But why a big block? A slant six or a 2bbl 318 would be more correct.

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Nice build. But why a big block? A slant six or a 2bbl 318 would be more correct.

Good point, there, too. I would have expected a Slant 6.

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Very very nice. I do not believe it was established in the movie what engine it had. What resin body is this, and what kit did you use for detail?

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Very very nice. I do not believe it was established in the movie what engine it had. What resin body is this, and what kit did you use for detail?

True, but how many 4 door A bodys came with big blocks though ;)

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Thanks guys :)

Danno- not sure what you mean about "too shiny" paint is straight from the can.. No clear and un polished... And I would love to have the correct wheels but nothing close is available, I did try making some from scratch but soon realised I'm not too good with making wheels....

Midnightprowler- this isn't a resin body. I converted it from a 69 dodge dart gts.

Full buildup on scaleautomag: http://cs.scaleautomag.com/sca/modeling_subjects/f/34/t/111415.aspx?sort=ASC&pi209=1

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Wow nice job!!

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