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'09 SRT10 Challenger

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  • From: Edmonton AB, Canada
'09 SRT10 Challenger
Posted by The Mad Dooby on Thursday, November 15, 2012 1:07 AM

Hey Community,

I finally decided to join the forums here instead of being a lurker. I'm still pretty new to the hobby, but I'm sure any questions I have you guys will be able to answer. Anyway, for my first build here, I'm taking the Revell '09 SRT Challenger kit as the base for a mild custom inspired by the SEMA SRT10 Challenger show car, and by a 1:1 scale project car I have planned for some day. I've made a mock up of what I would like the car to look like at the end of the build but for some reason photobucket does not like those picture files. I'll work on that. I apologize in advance for poor picture quality as I don't own a camera, so the mobile device will have to suffice

 

 

I've been building the engine already for the car, It's out of a 09 ACR Viper kit by revell as well. Still need to do a lot of work to do it

 

 

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Posted by The Mad Dooby on Thursday, November 15, 2012 1:16 AM
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Posted by Rustykid on Thursday, November 15, 2012 8:31 AM
That is gonna be beast! Can't wait to see more!
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Posted by philliesjosh on Thursday, November 15, 2012 9:29 AM

looks awesome, creative use of forza4. whats your gamertag?

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Posted by The Mad Dooby on Thursday, November 15, 2012 10:25 AM
My gamer tag is the exact same as my username here. I use the same user name for most everything
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Posted by The Mad Dooby on Thursday, November 15, 2012 11:38 AM

I got a little work done today. When I first did a fit together of the car, the body and chassis lined up horribly, and it took me awhile to figure it out. The interior bucket has the sides of the engine compartment (washer bottle, battery, tops of shock towers etc) molded into it as one piece. So when I put the car together to see how well it fit, the chunky pieces holding the engine compartment details and interior together were pushing up on the body and down on the chassis. I simply cut out the two chunks of plastic, and I will later re-connect the part to the chassis once painted.

 

 

Fits nicely now

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Posted by SLUSHER on Thursday, November 15, 2012 5:03 PM

Very nice progress....Slusher

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Posted by Space Cowboy on Thursday, November 15, 2012 9:54 PM

Its coming along quite well...

(I Love It When A Plan Comes Together) Hannibal Smith.

http://s116.photobucket.com/albums/o33/moose5147/

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  • From: Edmonton AB, Canada
Posted by The Mad Dooby on Friday, November 16, 2012 12:15 AM

I got the tunnel hump cut out to allow clearance for the Tremec 6-speed. I plan to craft a new one that's a little taller and wider out of sheet styrene and pieces from the cut out one

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Posted by doublej on Friday, November 16, 2012 11:09 PM
That mock up looks sick with the gloss and matte stripe combo. I've used the car builder in Midnight Club on PS3 for ideas before. Great idea.

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Posted by The Mad Dooby on Saturday, November 17, 2012 12:43 AM

I have midnight club for the xbox too, but I find forza's system is a lot easier and cleaner to work with. I'm still wondering how im going to do the striping. I think I will simply paint the stripes on, but if I can find a material that has a darker grey carbon fiber look to it, I may use that. But I will think more about that when I get there

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Posted by JM485 on Saturday, November 17, 2012 12:45 AM

Looks like a cool project, can't wait for more.

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Posted by The Mad Dooby on Saturday, November 17, 2012 1:08 AM

Decided I didn't like how the valve covers I originally had on the engine looked. Scrapped them for stock Viper valve covers that I clear coated after inking in the viper embems

Should I open up the doors? I've never done it before but I know I could probably do it. I just don't have a drimmel, I only have an exacto knife. What do you guys think?

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Posted by JM485 on Sunday, November 18, 2012 11:27 AM

If you are going to open the doors, an exacto knife is all you need.  Just scribe the door pannel lines with the back on a #11 blade until it does through the other side.  It definately takes a while, and it is a lot of work to get the doors to fit right on the hinges you make, but it is definately an awesome thing to do.  If you are up for the challenge, go for it!  I always think models with the doors opened look awesome.

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Posted by The Mad Dooby on Sunday, November 18, 2012 3:35 PM
I am doing a fairly modified interior, I would like to be able to see it. As I want to tint the windows, so I think I will certainly try it
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Posted by The Mad Dooby on Sunday, November 18, 2012 6:38 PM
I have another question, how do you use flocking powder?
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Posted by Rustykid on Sunday, November 18, 2012 7:05 PM
You can use either slightly watered down white glue or regular enamel paints, (I use the paints) all you have to do is paint the area where you want the carpet, and you might want to tape off what you don't want painted and then dump some flocking on the painted area before it dries, then after it dries knock off the acces powder and put it back in your bag! Then you have your finished product!
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Posted by The Mad Dooby on Sunday, November 18, 2012 8:24 PM
Would acrylic paints work as well? I don't usually use any enamel paints
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Posted by Rustykid on Sunday, November 18, 2012 9:38 PM
Hmm I'm not sure about that! I'v never tried it!
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Posted by The Mad Dooby on Sunday, November 18, 2012 10:55 PM
Well, one way to find out!
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Posted by The Mad Dooby on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 11:53 PM
Hey, I have yet another question. What do you guys use as wire, hoses and brake lines when you detail the engines? I've used some wires I've pulled out if a toasted Xbox, but that amount of wire was minimal. I know that you can buy detailing wire from the model car garage and etc. but I live in Canada and it would be a lot easier to just visit a hardware store and pick up the raw materials
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Posted by NYNS-Franky on Thursday, November 22, 2012 8:07 AM

Nice work on the Dodge.  I was just thinking of putting the Viper V-10 into a '71 Cuda.  You might have given me some insperation!  

I'm currently in Canada aswell.  I picked up 26 gauge copper wire (painted black) from Michaels that I've used on a couple builds.  Not sure if I like it better the wiring I have from model specific companies, but it works and looks good if you take your time.  You can find it in the Jewelry / Beads section and is called

Jewelry Essentials - Stringing, what I do like about it is that it cost 5.99 for 30 yards of it, and usually you can find 40 - 50 % coupons to use, thats where I have also picked up flocking material, and gel pens.  Actually, When I'm here thats where I by my models from aswell!

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Posted by Rustykid on Thursday, November 22, 2012 8:53 AM
I buy cheap black (must be black) head phones and cut them up! The rubber on the outside makes great radiator hose and the wires on the inside make pretty good spark plug wires!
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Posted by The Mad Dooby on Thursday, November 22, 2012 9:02 AM

Thanks NYNS Franky and Rustykid!

Michaels seems to have some good stuff, but it seems like every time I go there, the people working there, have no idea what's in the store, or what I'm talking about when I say flocking powder. I'll make sure I take a better look next time I go. While I'm on the topic, where can you get bare metal foil? Or is that a strictly by order?

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Posted by NYNS-Franky on Thursday, November 22, 2012 1:25 PM

The flocking is in the scrap booking section.  The Hobby shop in Halifax has it, not sure where in Canada your located. If your LHS does not carry it, or there isn't one close, I would just order it.  You will also know that you have a fresh piece!

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Posted by The Mad Dooby on Thursday, November 22, 2012 2:53 PM
I'm in Edmonton. There is a huge hobby lobby on the south side of the city and I was told it has aluminum tubing, so maybe It will have BMF
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Posted by The Mad Dooby on Saturday, November 24, 2012 10:45 AM

Got one of the doors cut out and did a mock up to see what I would need to build for door jams 

I think I might drop the floor down. It sits a little higher than I think it normally should

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Posted by justmike on Sunday, November 25, 2012 12:00 AM

This is going to be a very good looking model at the rate you are going and with the scratchbuilding you are doing. Make sure you  post pics of how you design the door jambs and the sill. As for the BMF, there are a lot of suggestions for making your own in the how to section of this forum that will save you a ton of money

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  • From: Edmonton AB, Canada
Posted by The Mad Dooby on Sunday, November 25, 2012 1:57 AM
Thanks justmike

I got the other door cut out tonight and have to admit, that went a lot better than I expected! I also sanded the entire body and cut apart the interior door skins and matched them up to the doors. There is a lot of scratch building I will need to do to build the rest of the doors. I also took the tabs on the side of the dash board off.








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Posted by The Mad Dooby on Monday, November 26, 2012 12:11 AM

Got some of the interior mocked up today and took a look at how to build the hinges and other door related things such as the sills and jams. That is going to be some difficult work considering the interior panels for the rear passenger compartment extend past the door opening.

 I've also been pondering Lamborghini doors, what do you guys think?

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