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  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 10:37 AM

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I'm off to order a 2012 Challenger now ...... & damn the bills ! LOL

Good choice. Plastic doesn't stick around forever, but bills never seem to go away. They will still be there when you get around to them Wink

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  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Thursday, December 07, 2017 4:20 PM
The AMT 1:25 2010 Dodge Challenger R/T classic ( Go on then , what plastic bit is the classic then ?? LOL) arrived by Mr Amazon today . It has the words " Showroom replicas " on the box ! BONUS ! It's a basic snap fit style kit , with very nice decals and detailing . No engine what so ever , just a sheet of plastic to stick the hood/bonnet to . I've matt blacked the entire underside & some interior parts and will splodge some molotow chrome on the exhausts when it eventually dries , I've finally got two 1m.m. pens , and they seem to like turning my hand into Terminator 2 baddie ! Grrrr ! Unsure as to the colour choice as of yet (I have Silver & Orange rattle cans at my disposal) I'd like to do a Toxic Orange Pearl one , like my Floridian hire car previously mentioned ... The wheels are like large diameter ARE's so not the same as "my" rental .... I'm liking the silver option with the R/T stripes in black . It will match my 68 R/T Charger if nothing else ! Decision made then . Silver 'n' black....
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Posted by mini man on Thursday, December 07, 2017 4:48 PM

Ford electric orange is nice btw.

 

Nigel.

 

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  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Sunday, December 10, 2017 7:32 PM
Is that the same orange as the Focus RS ( or as my dad says A--E !) I have a VW "Brilliant Orange" ..... The silver has a nice scale flake to it , when its sprayed cleared will look sweet .
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Posted by mini man on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 5:04 PM

Spencer Mopar Fan
Is that the same orange as the Focus RS ( or as my dad says A--E !) I have a VW "Brilliant Orange" ..... The silver has a nice scale flake to it , when its sprayed cleared will look sweet .
 

You got it in one.Big Smile

 

Nigel.

 

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Posted by 195X on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 6:13 PM

Spencer Mopar Fan
The AMT 1:25 2010 Dodge Challenger R/T classic ( Go on then , what plastic bit is the classic then ?? LOL) arrived by Mr Amazon today . It has the words " Showroom replicas " on the box ! BONUS ! It's a basic snap fit style kit , with very nice decals and detailing . No engine what so ever , just a sheet of plastic to stick the hood/bonnet to . I've matt blacked the entire underside & some interior parts and will splodge some molotow chrome on the exhausts when it eventually dries , I've finally got two 1m.m. pens , and they seem to like turning my hand into Terminator 2 baddie ! Grrrr ! Unsure as to the colour choice as of yet (I have Silver & Orange rattle cans at my disposal) I'd like to do a Toxic Orange Pearl one , like my Floridian hire car previously mentioned ... The wheels are like large diameter ARE's so not the same as "my" rental .... I'm liking the silver option with the R/T stripes in black . It will match my 68 R/T Charger if nothing else ! Decision made then . Silver 'n' black....
 

As long as you choose a color from the brochure, it's all good. ;)

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Friday, January 19, 2018 6:24 PM

I WAS sooooo close !Bang HeadBang HeadBang Head ( deleted expletives !)

I put the 90% finished model up on a high shelf "out of harms reach......" It looks like harm has longer arms than I thought ! Angry ... as my uplighter decided to part company with its weighted base  Indifferent and knock the challenger off onto the floor ! The hood has evaporated SoapBox , probably hiding with all the singular socks somewhere , so , out with the evergreen sheet and scissors ... A slight cautious waft with a cigarette lighter and then I shaped the windscreen end & corners by rubbing down the side of my temporary worktable

Well , it fits the gaping hole rather nicely . but it's still just a flat piece at the moment... I will be making a 426 drag pak 5 inch high " T/A " scoop add a raised centre section as per the 1:1 & find some sicks & wheels ( Or some modern pro stock style's to suit .) 

 

I think the word I am looking for is BUGGER !

( Yes... I've looked EVERYWHERE for the damned thing , No , I didn't keep calm or avoid swearing like a drunken trooper ...Zip it! )

I have researched Drag Pak Challengers ( Ohh the black one looks mean !) and seen a Ramchargers one , but , as mines already silver , I think a certain Mr Landy might get a brand new ride !!

" WISH ME LUCK......." Sigh 

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  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Saturday, January 20, 2018 2:26 PM

Good news ! Whilst replacing one of my brushes into its container ( a 2 1/2 inch glass cup ) I found the hood ( I'd guess its around 2 7/16ths Surprise ) ... It was tightly fitted inside and was completely upright . The next step is to re do the interior as the awful "economy matt black paint"  had not blended correctly and after a month was still tacky . A rub over with a tiny amount of white spirit on kitchen towel and back to square one . PHEW ! Luck was on my side for a change . ( Not to jinx it , I bet the interior will melt with the white spirit now LOL )

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  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Friday, February 09, 2018 9:02 PM

Just a little top up Smile, Wink & Grin

I only have two things to finish doing now . 1) Small decals -like the Challenger side scripts (the R/T stripe & Hemi ones went on with out a hitch Indifferent )  & "front & rears" 

& possibly re chrome the circumference of the tail lights.... 

and 2) .... find the Oops ...damn battery charger for my digital camera . " Its in a box" Super Angry

Regarding the Drag Pak (2012??) version I have found these decals :-

https://www.mikesdecals.com/slixx-7167-don-garlits-swamp-rat-and-drag-pak-challenger-p-4100.html 

I like the "426" Drag Pak version the best with the strobe hockey stick style stripes , now to replicate the "Fat T/A scoop" Mischief

 

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Posted by 195X on Sunday, June 24, 2018 10:14 PM

Thank you for keeping the fire burning! I've been away, but I'm back now, new and improved with 20% more titanium!

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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Posted by 195X on Sunday, June 24, 2018 10:15 PM

I've not been having it good for some time now between my health and my mother's. I am better now and hope to bring this one home!

 

 

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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    January, 2017
Posted by 195X on Monday, June 25, 2018 12:05 AM

Spencer Mopar Fan

I WAS sooooo close !Bang HeadBang HeadBang Head ( deleted expletives !)

I put the 90% finished model up on a high shelf "out of harms reach......" It looks like harm has longer arms than I thought ! Angry ... as my uplighter decided to part company with its weighted base  Indifferent and knock the challenger off onto the floor ! The hood has evaporated SoapBox , probably hiding with all the singular socks somewhere , so , out with the evergreen sheet and scissors ... A slight cautious waft with a cigarette lighter and then I shaped the windscreen end & corners by rubbing down the side of my temporary worktable

Well , it fits the gaping hole rather nicely . but it's still just a flat piece at the moment... I will be making a 426 drag pak 5 inch high " T/A " scoop add a raised centre section as per the 1:1 & find some sicks & wheels ( Or some modern pro stock style's to suit .) 

 

I think the word I am looking for is BUGGER !

( Yes... I've looked EVERYWHERE for the damned thing , No , I didn't keep calm or avoid swearing like a drunken trooper ...Zip it! )

I have researched Drag Pak Challengers ( Ohh the black one looks mean !) and seen a Ramchargers one , but , as mines already silver , I think a certain Mr Landy might get a brand new ride !!

" WISH ME LUCK......." Sigh 

 

Dude! You seem a little wound. Maybe get a hobby? ;)

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 3:11 PM

Good to see ya back !! The Challenger is up on a shelf , gathering dust with all my other Mopars LOL . Once I find out why my digital camera has thousands of little white lines on the photos , I'll get on the case , dust her off & pop up some photos . I've chilled out a bit now BTW !! Must have been the diabetes ….. ?? I do come out with some drivel sometimes !

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Posted by 195X on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 4:00 PM

Thanks, good to be back. You know I was going to suggest a hobby that's more relaxing. Like deep sea welding or bomb disposal. ;)

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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    January, 2017
Posted by 195X on Sunday, July 01, 2018 3:37 PM

Dialing in the tail light area and hood tonight. I'll soon be ready for the trim and fiddly bits. Still having trouble finding just the right headlights.

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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    March, 2017
  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Sunday, July 01, 2018 4:58 PM

She's gettin' there !! I presume this is the '78 Magnum Charger Jacen ?? Don't think there's any of those over here , YET -  but I'm off to the .....

--UK Mopar Nats @ Santa Pod Raceway-- at the end of the month

(& hoping my compensation money's in my account by then LOL ) 

I will invest in a new digicam as well !! - something to do with the "reciever in the lens" ??? , it's cheaper to get a new one than repair apparently . Bloomin typical , only used it five times total ! ( A bit like Mopars then !! ) 

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Posted by 195X on Sunday, July 01, 2018 6:11 PM

This is the 1978 MAGNUM. I'm not going to get to the Charger just yet.

I've massaged and tweaked, sanded and measured my way around this thing until I'm down to the last quarter panel. That fender needs to be brought in a little. Then I start on the body gaps, light buckets and window trim. Then it's on to the grille. I'm saving that for last because it's the most challenging part.

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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    January, 2017
Posted by 195X on Thursday, July 05, 2018 1:52 PM

I could have gone around the window with a solid strip of .75mm plastic and sanded it in. I've just never felt like the chrome trim get's enough attention on models today. The Dodge MAGNUM has really nice two tier trim and I decided to try and replicate it.

I used two different sizes of strip styrene and used seven separate pieces. I'll use some gap filler to soften the seams and a little sanding to blend them in. I thought of using spot putty to get a smooth transition but I'm trying the gap filling glue first.

 

How'd I do?

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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    January, 2017
Posted by 195X on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 2:52 PM

Working on headlight buckets. Hope to get some trim on them tonight.

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 10:15 AM

Very nice work on the Magnum. The trim is looking great so far.

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Posted by 195X on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 11:28 PM

Bainford

Very nice work on the Magnum. The trim is looking great so far.

 

Thank you. I was working on the headlight bucket trim earlier, but my wrists are killing me! (carpal tunnel) Fortunately I only need two fingers to type.

This car really is a passion for me. The first one I saw was at the 1978 Daytona 500. I'm a Petty fan and his MAGNUM caught my eye big time. We went to the Dodge dealers pavillion (tent) and saw the street version and I was done. That was the car for me. I owned three different MAGNUM over the years and spent a lot of time wishing a manufacturer would make this overlooked gem into a kit. I've decided I'm done waiting.

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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    January, 2017
Posted by 195X on Thursday, July 12, 2018 4:40 PM

AAaaarrggh! When the perfect inspiration to keep going arrives...

And you're deep in a bout of carpal tunnel!!

Anyhoo, I got my headlight buckets even, matched and trimmed in.

Now I'll add some filler to the gap in the trim pieces, then sand them to final shape. I used the same two piece technique I used for the window. If I can get my fingers working again without pain I'll smooth them later tonight and get a fresh pic.

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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    January, 2017
Posted by 195X on Friday, July 13, 2018 11:31 AM

I have decided to "open end" this thing. Although the project won't take much longer, I know it can't be done in the next two weeks.

The reason is simple. I found a talent I didn't know I had. When I began this project, correcting and replacing the trim was the last part of it on my mind, but as I go along I've found I have a talent for constructing fine trim.

With success on the driver's window trim and now the headlight buckets, I can do no less than continue! 

Without being too punny, this model will eventually be... my MAGNUM opus. As this draws to a close, my hands continue to worsen. I fear my modeling days may be about to come to a screeching halt. It's time to pull out all the stops and create my masterpiece. 

Wish me luck... I'm gonna need it!

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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    January, 2017
Posted by 195X on Saturday, July 14, 2018 2:37 PM

Sometimes it just falls together! Trying to figure out how to get my turn signal lens to curve and I find these Monza tail lights in the parts box. Their curvature and angle match my headlight buckets perfectly!

 

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

  • Member since
    January, 2017
Posted by 195X on Saturday, July 14, 2018 7:37 PM

The headlight bucket trim worked better than I'd hoped. If experience has taught me anything though, it's taught me two things.

ONE: Almost everything you make for a car you have to make twice!

(I hate twice!)

SECOND: (or twice!) Is that this right here? This is the point where I screw up! So in an effort to avoid scratchbuilding these parts again, I'm going to make a mold. This way I can screw up as many of them as I need to! ;)

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

  • Member since
    January, 2017
Posted by 195X on Sunday, July 15, 2018 4:27 PM

Today I'm dialing in the front end. Making the fender tops match, then a nose job. Next it will be on to fixing the passenger side A pillar, windshield trim and passenger window.

 

 

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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    January, 2017
Posted by 195X on Monday, July 16, 2018 3:18 PM

It's so cold... and lonely. Where is everybody? I thought I had other builders in on this? 

I'm open ending this build in hopes others might join in.

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 10:20 AM

I'm still here, observing, if that helps.

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Posted by 195X on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 10:40 AM

Bainford

I'm still here, observing, if that helps.

 

It does. :) It's not that I need the attention or anything. It's just that I thought we had a half dozen guys or more interested. I just wanted to see some builds. :(

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 7:53 AM

Yeah, I get that. These CBPs seem to go that way. Many guys like the premise, but have other projects, etc on the go. It wasn't such a big deal when the forum was well attended, but with few regular users now, it's hard to drum up some participation.

I liked the idea myself, but I don't have internet at home which makes posting photos on the site a pain in the posterior. It's also why photos of my work rarely end up on the forum. Additionally, it takes me around a year just to grind through a reasonably quick build, which deters me from injecting impromptu projects into my building schedule, despite my desire to participate.

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