Jump to content
Model Cars Magazine Forum
MG Brown

Dodge Challenger Hellcat 1/25th

Recommended Posts

As popular as the full sized car is, I can't help but wonder what company will be the first to offer a 1/25 scale Dodge Challenger "Hellcat"?

Would you buy one if it was offered for sale?

Should it be full detail or skill level 1 prepainted?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If it was the Charger, I would be all over it , but seeing how both Revell and Round2 have the tooling for the Challenger, I can see it happening.

I just noticed, this is posted in the "Truck Review Section".

Edited by martinfan5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Would you buy one if it was offered for sale?

nope, have zero interest in models of modern cars.

I know there is a market for such,,,its just not my style

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Okay. As soon as I made the above comment. They moved this from were I first found it. Here it makes more sense.

Scott

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've already had a customer asking if there was a model of the Challenger, hadto tell her no, and if there was, I'd have bought at least one already!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Different horses for different courses... Seeing as I'm a Mopar fan, old or new, I'd buy a crate of them! The Hellcat Charger too!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Different horses for different courses... Seeing as I'm a Mopar fan, old or new, I'd buy a crate of them! The Hellcat Charger too!

Ditto, although if I were somehow in a position to buy a 1:1, it would be the Charger.......or a 300 if they did one :D

Edited by Joe Handley

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would certainly be interested, and would buy one or more if it were full detail. I've had a look at the pre-painted kits and am not impressed as its like working on a jigsaw puzzle. Those kits may be good for novice builders or young kids, yet for me, I prefer the challenge! (No pun intended)

Cheers Misha

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd definitely like to see one, preferably full detail. And the Charger Hellcat, 300C SRT, and current Viper. More modern kits are definitely needed to balance out all the older subjects...

Edited by Rob Hall

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ditto, although if I were somehow in a position to buy a 1:1, it would be the Charger.......or a 300 if they did one :D

I'd get either the Charger or Challenger, if they were sold here in Aus' ?? The 300C is but I've heard it's going to be dropped from the line up here & replaced by the Charger ?? On another note, while on my morning jog up to the beach this morning I was stopped in my tracks by an 2010 SRT Challenger... Licence plate SRT426!! First one I've ever seen here in Australia ( Newcastle NSW ) up close & personal!! I want the Hellcat!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, I would get one; a nicely detailed kit like the Revell '09 would be great. Along the lines of contemporary car kits- does anyone know of any aftermarket people who offer modern blowers, etc?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think if it were the Hellcat being sold, then it would have to be full detail so the drivetrain could be swapped into other builds. :P

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Actually I'll be surprised if one doesn't show up shortly after the new year.

fiatChrysler expected to sell a few hundred for the model year, but 5,000 have been sold, in the first month, and production is backed up through the end of December.

Was concidering one, but I want it this year, so I might get another V-6.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

... does anyone know of any aftermarket people who offer modern blowers, etc?

The Hellcat blower is not directly visible in the engine bay. Though made by Japan's IHI, the installation is visually unique to the Hellcat.

2015-dodge-challenger-srt-hellcat-engine

Not terribly hard to scratchbuild something that looks like this, and to do the other visible mods to make a passable model.

PS. One of our clients took a ride in one a few days ago with a factory rep. Word is that it's really more like 735HP. Impressive.

Edited by Ace-Garageguy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've heard that about the HP, and in some cases, that sounds more like rear wheel horse power than at the crank. Put a tune on it for E85 (maybe with bigger pump and injectors) or race gas and it could be seeing 900hp in otherwise stock trim!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Hellcat blower is not directly visible in the engine bay. Though made by Japan's IHI, the installation is visually unique to the Hellcat.

2015-dodge-challenger-srt-hellcat-engine

Not terribly hard to scratchbuild something that looks like this, and to do the other visible mods to make a passable model.

PS. One of our clients took a ride in one a few days ago with a factory rep. Word is that it's really more like 735HP. Impressive.

You're right, it probably wouldn't be too hard to scratchbuild, but I'm getting to the point where the lazy man's way out looks better and better. So many "projects" underway, so many kits on the shelves and so many waiting to be bought... I appreciate being able to fabricate stuff but there are times when I would just like to paint something and glue it to something else to look nice.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...