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1968 Dodge Charger R/T WIP - Finished - Indoor/Outdoor Pics!

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1968 Dodge Charger R/T WIP - Finished - Indoor/Outdoor Pics!
Posted by modelcarjr on Thursday, November 29, 2012 9:18 AM

I painted this body about 6 months ago. As you can see in the picture it is a little brighter or more yellow than the Dodge Challenger that I built about 1 year ago that is painted with MCW Yellow Gold a 68 color. As far as I can tell, SS-1 Yellow, Yellow Gold, and Sunfire Yellow (69 -72) are all the same color. The paint on the Charger is ColorPlace Sun Yellow. You can see the difference but if one is displayed without the other - they're both light yellow and close enough for me.  Black interior, black bumble bee stripe on the back and I'll have to think about whether I want to add a black vinyl top.  Thanks for looking! Cool

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by The Mad Dooby on Thursday, November 29, 2012 9:46 AM
Nice color! I've been looking to build this kit for some time, so tell me how it goes!
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Posted by Rustykid on Thursday, November 29, 2012 9:52 AM
Looks nice so far! Are you gonna use the steel wheels? Would look bad azz with this black wheels and the black stripe! Just a thought. I'll be watching!
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Posted by smellyfatdude on Thursday, November 29, 2012 10:20 AM

I'd forgotten you'd painted this one. I think the black interior and black stripe will look good, myself. While these cars do look nice with a vinyl roof, they look just as nice without one, in my opinion. Of course, it will be interesting to see which way you go on that. My kit's had too many pieces robbed out of it, I'd have to get another one to build a ' 68. So, you can do this one for me, lol! Dinner

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Posted by Space Cowboy on Thursday, November 29, 2012 10:21 AM

Great color and you are off to a good start....

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Posted by Ron Hamilton on Thursday, November 29, 2012 12:41 PM

I'm in agreement with SFD on this one. I know you will do it right.

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Posted by markdoo on Thursday, November 29, 2012 2:16 PM

Great start!  I'm certain it will end up looking fantastic once its built!  The vinyl roof versus no vinyl roof question is really a tough one; my thought is since you build your Challenger without a vinyl roof, add it to this Charger!

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Posted by modelcarjr on Thursday, November 29, 2012 5:15 PM

Thanks, All, for the comments and suggestions!  I thought about the vinyl roof but the trunk lines are too close to the fastback pillar so I would have to rescribe the trunk line and I think its too late for that now. Besides, I managed to get this one painted without any junk in the top, hood or trunk so I think it will look good once its rubbed out. I'm about 1/2 done now after about 4-5 hours. Maybe I'll add some other black accents!  Thanks for looking! Cool

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by Space Cowboy on Thursday, November 29, 2012 9:17 PM

Boy that has a nice shine..How about a Black Bumble Bee stripe on the back......

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Posted by flashred on Thursday, November 29, 2012 10:28 PM

I didn't see this post. I'm building the same car in the same color combo but I wont be using the bumble bee stripe. I used a model master chrome yellow. That looks good too. a little pale, but a great color. Yours will probably be much more detailed than mine.

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Posted by flashred on Thursday, November 29, 2012 10:43 PM

Oh ya one thing that I've discovered that is really aggravating. The body and the chassis have a slight twist to them out of the box that throws off the final fitment of the engine compartment, radiator support, and ultimately the front valance. Not to mention that the front valance isn't quite long enough to connect to the fenders properly. And the fan shroud doesn't fit without some trimming around the crank pulley.

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Posted by 70CudaTJ on Friday, November 30, 2012 3:44 AM

Nice shine on that paint JR.............looking forward to the finished build.

TJ

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Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, November 30, 2012 4:49 AM

Thanks, Cowboy, flashred and TJ!  I appreciate your comments!  I will be adding a black bumble bee stripe on the back and thanks flashred for the fitment issue spots.  My front pan seems to fit perfectly and I don't see a twist in the body. Here's a pic of the front pan without glue or tape.  I am hoping for no fitment issues with this kit! Thanks for lookiing! Cool

 

 

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by Too Old on Friday, November 30, 2012 6:42 AM

It does look a little darker than the Challenger but it's still beautiful !   It will look great with the black stripe and no vinyl top .   I missed the Challenger build ,  how long ago was that ?

TooOld

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Posted by SLUSHER on Friday, November 30, 2012 7:55 AM

Great color JR, looking forward to this build. Is ths color still made by color place??? Slusher

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Posted by flashred on Friday, November 30, 2012 1:35 PM

Ooo you lucked out. I wish mine was that straight.

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Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, November 30, 2012 3:10 PM

Thanks, Bob and Slusher!  I appreciate your comments!  Bob, the 70 Challenger was finished in Septermber 2011 and the WIP is still available on the Forum. 

Slusher, I don't know about the paint. I checked at WalMart again today as I was getting some primer and they did not have it on the shelf. They used to have more colors like aluminum and red oxide primer but I can't find them anymore. It's a shame because its cheap paint and seems to work well on plastic.  IMO, all paint should be $1 per 12 oz can for Modelers! That way we could buy more models! Laugh

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by CarGuy1963 on Friday, November 30, 2012 4:12 PM

Another great one jr.

Its only plastic until you add imagination! CG63.

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Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, November 30, 2012 5:05 PM

Thanks, CarGuy!  Here are a couple pics of the body after its been rubbed out. The yellow kinda washes out even with one light off. it has a nice smooth finish and shine. Need to finish the hood and a few other pieces then foil begins! Thanks for looking! Cool

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by bogger44 on Friday, November 30, 2012 7:37 PM

JR, it looks like you have another stellar build on your hands.  Glad you chose not to do a vinyl top.  While it would look good with one, I think with this shade of yellow it will look even better without it.  That is some shine you have going there with the paint, someday I hope I can get my paint jobs looking this good!  Let the foiling commence and rock on!

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Posted by modelcarjr on Saturday, December 01, 2012 6:58 AM

Thanks, Bogger!  As I remember, your paint looks fine!

I've got a question for the Model/Mopar gurus out there. On this kit, there is a small notch and what I will call a hump of plastic right at the lower bend or corner of the back window on both sides. I thought it was suppose to be there so I left it when preping and painting without doing any research. Now that I have looked at several 1:1s on the web I don't see a notch there. It sure looks like it was deliberate by Revell and it certainly could have been eliminated in the manufacturing process. Is there some feature I am missing or is this just a mistake by Revell? Don't know if yu can see it but here is a pic:

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by flashred on Saturday, December 01, 2012 2:39 PM
Ya thats a mold line. I had the same problem with mine. The notch is not on the real one.
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Posted by RandyB. on Saturday, December 01, 2012 2:54 PM

Looks great JR....I'm really liking that shade of yellow. Makes me want to build another one in that colour but I already have two '68 Chargers and space is getting scarce in my display room.


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Posted by modelcarjr on Saturday, December 01, 2012 4:32 PM

Thanks, flashred and Randy!  I appreciate your comments! Started foiling but stopped 'to get some paint on some other parts!  I went ahead and foiled the notch and bump as if it is suppose to be there. Thanks for looking! Cool

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by modelcarjr on Saturday, December 01, 2012 8:26 PM

Well, here's another good one on me! At the beginning of this thread I had the 70 Challenger for a comparison in paint color.  I had forgotten that I stole the Hemi out of this Charger kit for the Challenger because I was replicating an actual Hemi Challenger. Well, no problem I just build this Charger with the 440 since the kit has two engines. While that is true, I didn't realize that it only has one transmission!

So I quickly dug out the extra parts from the Challenger. I have all my parts separately bagged including instructions so that I can quickly identify kit parts. I found the complete engine for the Challenger but thought that it would be easier to cu the transmission from the block from the Challenger. I quickly glued the two halves together then cut the transmission off and sanded it down. Looks like it will be a perfect match! thanks for looking! Cool

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by smellyfatdude on Saturday, December 01, 2012 10:00 PM

Don't feel too bad about your OOPS, jr. That Hemi won't fit with the air cleaner on, unless you use the hood scoop. At least I'm pretty sure it won't, and I don't think you wanted to backtrack that much at this point and redo the hood. Congrats on finding a tranny that'll work!

                                                                                                  Regards,
                                                                                                        sfd Smile, Wink & Grin

introducing a leaner, fresher smellyfatdude 

Next builds:

Dunno

 

 

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Posted by flashred on Sunday, December 02, 2012 11:18 AM
Ya it definatly wont fit without the scooped hood. I tried.
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Posted by modelcarjr on Sunday, December 02, 2012 1:51 PM

I already used the Hemi with Challenger - and the transmission!  That was my dilemma; the kit only has one transmission! 

Got everything painted today and the foil on the body is done! I have one set of pre-wired plug wires that I bought in the early nineties and I am not sure if I will use them. They are kinda a keepsake that I bought at a Model contest years ago. The distibutor and stem are made out of tin and the wires are glued into the open cup of the distributor. I have also ordered some Preston pre-wired distributors thanks to SFD and High Octane for responding to my question. So I work on some other areas first and see if they come in the next week or so.  Thanks for looking! Cool

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by SLUSHER on Sunday, December 02, 2012 8:37 PM

JR, l don't have that kit or l would send you a transmission.....Slusher

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Posted by modelcarjr on Monday, December 03, 2012 4:21 AM

Thanks, Slusher!  I already have it solved, I think, by using the transmission from the 70 Challenger! Thanks anyway! Cool

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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