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  1. AMT made a 70 Challenger R/T convertible in 1/25. Coupe versions used the same body and interior with a glue-on hard top. The proportions of the top are not correct.
  2. Looks great to me! How much lift? Seems like it has enough to get over most obstacles, maybe even the occasional Prius!
  3. Nicely done! How did you do the blackout on the grille?
  4. Awesome! Did you make the decals? I've been wanting to build their Super Bee monster truck.
  5. I like the engine compartment weathering. A true road warrior!
  6. The finish on that bumper is exactly what I'm looking for. I'll try the Duplicolor on a spoon and see what it looks like. I've also got a couple of other rattle cans like Rustoleum lying around. Thanks for the help everyone! I'll send some pictures when I get it sorted out.
  7. Can anyone recommend a good paint for aluminum mag wheels? I have some 3d printed (SLA) wheels. I've tried Testors Aluminum Metallizer and it won't stick to the bare material, and when I use primer the metallizer looks too dull. I've tried airbrushed Molotow and it looks great, but too much like chrome. I've tried Alclad chrome and it looks too dark. Is there any other alternative I could try?
  8. If you really hit a roadblock, I recently designed and 3d printed these for a project I'm doing. I plan on airbrushing them with Molotow when the humidity lets up here. I tried Testor's aluminum Metallizer but apparently it won't stick to the 3d resin, and it looks like BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH when painted over primer. These are 5-lug, but are easily converted to any bolt pattern. I had to play around with diameter and backspacing a bit too to get them right. It might not be as cheap or easy as finding them from a kit, but it's an option. . Probably not as easy or che
  9. It's a nice kit. I recently built the Monogram version. The only real challenge I had was the windshield. After I glued the chrome frame to the windshield I realized that it made the chrome much too wide to fit the body correctly. I ended up drilling and pinning the frame to the body. Otherwise it's a great kit for it's day.
  10. Awesome! I like the welds on the bed sides. How did you do that?
  11. Very nice. I love the blue color. Don't be afraid to try some clear coat over the color on your next one. You can polish out a lot of imperfections (although this one has very few) without damaging the color coat. Your photography is superb too!
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