70 Challenger T/A

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Started this 3 wks ago when the 70.5 camero started giving me fits on final assembly

Lightly lowered front and rearpost-11948-0-28849400-1390681459_thumb.j

Making side skirts to hide the frame rails

Thinned wheel wells and cut out top of inner well to accept those meaty BFG's

Opened hood scoop and added bottom plate, also filled joint between scoop and hood

Can't remember where those wheels came from?? but they looked very Moparish

Still looking for the proper ga. wire for plugs??

Enjoy... should be in Under glass very soonpost-11948-0-64540400-1390681489_thumb.j

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Very nice and love the stance. looking forward to the under glass pics..

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Love it. My first car was a 70 340 challenger pistol grip and plum crazy. I will build one some day when I can do it some justice.

Yours looks great.

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Man, even without the foil done this baby looks great! What kit did you rob those rims from?

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Nice start and it looks really good with the fat tires.

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Mate, that looks pretty darn wicked. B) Looooove the stance.

This is the latest (been out for a while) kit from Revell? I've held off from getting one because of the slab sided look, but yours looks pretty good. :huh:

Did you pull the sides in a bit at the bottom? Or maybe it's just a trick of the lighting...Looks great regardless, nice job. :)

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Thnx everyone

The wheels.... ya well it could have been "Daisy's Roadrunner"... or... geez I don't remember, I should have written it down I guess cause I really like 'em :lol::lol:

I put the 440 in this fills the bay nicelypost-11948-0-40133500-1390690195_thumb.j

Removed all chrome from bumpers today and will shoot with alcad 2nite

Then polish..polish..polish and bmf 2moro

Might get 'er done this weekend Yahoodie

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Nice!

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that is going to be real nice

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Yah so this happened.....post-11948-0-32789000-1390747861_thumb.j

Polished thru on a visible spot and those rotten :angry: ghost seams up the sail panels

so thru it in the Dot 3 over night and I'll try it again

Primer, Metallic blue, Chrome purple....

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Ouch, good thing about these cars, all things are fixable. Good luck with it. I'm a fan.

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Tis is the first time I have seen a WIP run in REVERSE!!!!

Been there...done that, sorry. I have the same one on my bench now. Where did you get the 440?

Joe.

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Is it the 1/24 or 1/25 kit ? Those wheels are motor wheel spyders. A rare vintage mag. I would like to know what kit they are from as well.

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It's the Revell 2010 release 1:25 streetburner kit,

440 Magnum engine comes with it

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Those rims are perfect for that,,great looking car!

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The streetburner kit I have is 1/24. Looks more accurate to me than the 1/25. Seems like some of the newer revell 1/25 look a little off to me. What gives?

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Ok ....

She's out of body and paint and ready for try #2post-11948-0-66248300-1390835725_thumb.j

Gonna let 'er dry out for a couple of days then panel lines and clear

Just as an aside,.. I have been looking over older post regarding this Revell model and have found alot of comments regarding "slab sided, thick castings, improper molding of this and that" parts.

Looking at this kit (with a layman's eye) the side panels do tuck in nicely and the side panel moldings are incredibly thin, I went thru in one spot on my first run down scribing panel lines!! The front and rear valance joints are in the right spot.... Anyway just sayin'..... maybe Revell tweeked the tooling btween 2008 and 2010??

I like to build my models the way I would customize them if I won the lottery!?! And I'm not a

100% repro factory stock guy.

So all that being said Hope you like the build

Gotta snow day today!!

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Looks great.

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Ok.......post-11948-0-92502100-1391288940_thumb.j

3rd times the charm.....

Right!!??

Just out of Prestone brake fluid(again)after 20 mins.,....roomates toothbrush came in handy :lol::lol::lol:

WASHED in 99% Isopropal alcohol

Washed in warm water and Dawn dish soap

Air dried

Sanded the "ghosts" again. Rubbed a pencil over the area and they were still there ....so...

think I got 'em this time

Touched up where the alcohol remove filler ...sand/filler/sand

Shot with primerpost-11948-0-14936000-1391291140_thumb.j

Do not touch for 3 days

See ya then then

(feels like "Groundhog Day") :lol::lol::lol:

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Got to admire you not giving up despite the bad luck with paint *thumbs up*

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Thanks for the steps on the striping and the products used, I also will be needing this process for my

Cuda and its looking like Box Nova I'm working on now darn it.

Good luck on getting it right this time.

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Is it the 1/24 or 1/25 kit ? Those wheels are motor wheel spyders. A rare vintage mag. I would like to know what kit they are from as well.

I figured it out!.... Those 'spyders' are from the AMT/Ertl 2006 release of the 1:25th '79 Firebird Trans Am Kit

Got it in a lump buy

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Tis is the first time I have seen a WIP run in REVERSE!!!!

Been there...done that, sorry. I have the same one on my bench now. Where did you get the 440?

Joe.

Yeah, will it end with all the parts stripped and stuck back on the sprues, bagged up inside the sealed up box? :wacko:

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Nope I'm soldiering on thru this one

Got the clear on now, just waiting on outgassing (excuse me)

I think I jinxed myself in the very first post... won't do that again :lol:

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Wow!...... what a month of stripping paint!?!

Before clear....post-11948-0-42213900-1392577624_thumb.j

After Clear ate it............post-11948-0-33742400-1392577638_thumb.j

Where it's at.......post-11948-0-57942600-1392577633_thumb.j

That's right it is now a horse of a different colourpost-11948-0-47350400-1392577619_thumb.j

The hood againpost-11948-0-66465500-1392577628_thumb.j

All comments and criticisms and guffaws welcome and right now needed!....... LaffX8

No, but seriously DO NOT SPRAY DUPLICOLOR CLEAR OVER

DUPLICOLOR METALCAST

trust me

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