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Current projects 12 years, 12 months ago #1

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[b]On this thread I would like to encourage everyone to showcase whatever you are building. Post in progress photos and/or finished and current projects. Don\'t be shy! Everybody started somewhereSo if you are just starting or an accomplished scratchbuilder, let\'s see what your working on!! I don\'t care if you don\'t even paintlet\'s see it!!!
In that light here is my current project. A \'69 Plymouth road Runner kitbash. AMT did not make a \'69 Road Runner kit, but danced all around it with a \'68 Roadrunner and a \'69 GTX, which at the time was a separate model. I have taken a \'69 GTX and dechromed and removed the GTX badging. To this I made a slight modification to the nose to accepr a correct Johan \'69 Road Runner grill. Differenced between \'68 and \'69 were grill, tail lights, hood air intakes, side marker lights and upholstery. As i didn\'t have a correct hood, I opted for a racing hood using the Hemi scoop from a Revell Charger kit. Lots of parts box goodies needed here! i will update this as it goes along. Now let\'s see some of yours![b]
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Re:Current projects 12 years, 12 months ago #2

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The advertising block superimposed on the right hand side of your text, means that the full text can\'t be read.

Could you repost the text as the second posting on this thread. It should then be clear of the advertising block. Thanks.

Re:Current projects...repost! 12 years, 12 months ago #3

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[b]On this thread I would like to encourage everyone to showcase whatever you are building. Post in progress photos and/or finished and current projects. Don’t be shy! Everybody started somewhereSo if you are just starting or an accomplished scratchbuilder, let’s see what your working on!! I don’t care if you don’t even paintlet’s see it!!!In that light here is my current project. A ‘69 Plymouth road Runner kitbash. AMT did not make a ‘69 Road Runner kit, but danced all around it with a ‘68 Roadrunner and a ‘69 GTX, which at the time was a separate model. I have taken a ‘69 GTX and dechromed and removed the GTX badging. To this I made a slight modification to the nose to accepr a correct Johan ‘69 Road Runner grill. Differenced between ‘68 and ‘69 were grill, tail lights, hood air intakes, side marker lights and upholstery. As i didn’t have a correct hood, I opted for a racing hood using the Hemi scoop from a Revell Charger kit. Lots of parts box goodies needed here! i will update this as it goes along. Now let’s see some of yours![b]

Sorry about the advert bar, that is out of my control!
[b]While I\'m reposting the text, here is a pic of the interior. Kinda dark though. I dumped the regular Road Runner bench seat for buckets and console from a \'67 GTX and a pistol grip 4 speed shifter from the parts box. I should have this done soon as it\'s going along fairly quickly.[b]
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Re:Current projects...repost! 12 years, 12 months ago #4

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Thanks for reposting the text. Is this thread only for scratch built or are other things that could be described as kits included ?

Re:Current projects...repost! 12 years, 12 months ago #5

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This thread is ment for anything your building! Weather your scratchbuilding or stumbling thru your first snap-tite, we would like to see whatever your building! it\'s about model building at every level and learning at every level.
BTW, here\'s a pic of the finisheed Road Runner. I\'ll be posting pics of it in my gallery later.
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Re:Current projects...repost! 12 years, 12 months ago #6

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Here\'s a 56 Chebby I did as what a low buck highschool kid would own in the 70s. I used the six from a Vette kit instead of a V8

Re:Current projects...repost! 12 years, 12 months ago #7

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I am not really into making up metal kits. However necessity is the mother of invention. Collecting old Britain\'s lead toys is my hobby. Now I have a couple of rare Britain\'s Motorcycle combinations, also some spare riders and girl pillion pasengers. These were made in the 1930s. The chances of finding motorcycles for them is slim. and even if found they would be very expensive. I have had one of the spare girl pillion passengers on display, having a ride in a wheelbarrow, but it was not really the answer.
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Re:Current projects...repost! 12 years, 12 months ago #8

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Now I spotted some AA and RAC 1/32 scale motorcycles for sale on the internet. Although a modern production they looked as though they would fit in quite nicely with the old toys.
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Re:Current projects...repost! 12 years, 12 months ago #9

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I then realised that this could be the answer to my spare figure problem. I had a look at other items they produced and contacted them to see if they would supply me with castings bits selected from various models they produced. I explained my intent, as they normally only supply finished painted models. They kindly agreed to supply me with the bits I needed. This is where I am up to at the moment. The motorcycle and side car have just about been assembled and painted. The rider has been trimmed between the legs to fit around the petrol tank. I still need to make a pillion seat, and sort the figures out a bit.
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Re:Current projects...repost! 12 years, 12 months ago #10

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A comparison of the old and new motorcycle combinations
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Re:Current projects 12 years, 12 months ago #11

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My current project is a 1978 Dodge Drag Truck. It started as a Lil Red Express, but it's nowhere near stock anymore. I sanded the grill on the back side so it was nearly see through, just like a real truck would be. Here's a mockup of it so far:
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Last Edit: 10 years, 4 months ago by Feben.

Re:Current projects...repost! 12 years, 12 months ago #12

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I like that! Especially using the Blue Flame 6! Dare to be different!

Re:Current projects...repost! 12 years, 12 months ago #13

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Nicely done on the motorcycles! From the \'30s you say? They are in pretty good shape considering. And nice restorations too! You\'d never know they weren\'t brand new!

Re:Current projects 12 years, 12 months ago #14

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next project is going to be a quickie. This is a \'69 GTX, very similar to the previous Road runner but with nicer trim!! I\'ve had this sitting around for months now waiting on tasil lights! This is a complete junkbox build! the body is new and never built up. The interior and chassis was formerly paert of a \'68 road runner.So basicly it\'s already half built! I\'m working on this as another project I\'m working on has suffered a major setback (bad paint job!!)

Let me give a quick lesson in Mopar-ology.
these cars I\'m building are all on the \"B\" body, the intermediate body for that time. this same \"body\" was used from \'62 until \'81-\'82 with the final 2 door Imerials. the body was the base for \'62 dart\'62 to\'64 fury and Polara, all sattlites, Roadrunners to \'75, Al GTXs, Chargers to \'79, Coronet\'s, Super Bees, you get the idea. There is a break at \'65-\'66 when there was a slight reappotionment. So in the model building world the AMT \'68 Road runner will fit all \'66 and newer B body cars. And the Lindberg \'64 Dodge will work for all \'62 to ;65 cars. the only thing is that slight adjustments for wheelbase are needed. Not a problem for the AMT chassis as it has a separate fron subframe. with the \'64 dodge chassis you either use it as it or slightly shorten it. We are talikne likd 1/8th to 1/4 inch here. Slight but still enought to notice!
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Re:Current projects 12 years, 11 months ago #15

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Well The GTX is in paint! I shot the body inside and out with Flat black automotive paint. The Duplicolor primers dry in about 15-20 minutes to a workable state. and i always use a sandable primer just in case! I also use a tack cloth to wipe down the surface before paint. I was going to paint it gloss black, and that had been the plan for some time. BUT I had a bottle of Testors Black-N-Blue Pearl I had decanted from a spray can. I had enough for 2 good coats and went for it. And you see the result! I have to paint outside as my apartment is rather small. In the sunlight this paint just dances in shades of purple and blue! In room light it looks black. and it laid like a mirror finish!! it\'s a bit thick on one side but I can hide that! As this is a parts box build the interior and chaassis is esentially being rebuilt! Now to decide on engine!
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