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1968 Plymouth Roadrunner WIP Finished - Outdoor Pics!

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  • From: Tennessee
Posted by SLUSHER on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 7:33 PM

A good long glue tips help me in tight places, jr l have an extra kit if you need a window or parts your welcome to them....Slusher

IT TAKES A LIVING SAVIOR TO SAVE A DYING WORLD....

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Posted by modelcarjr on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 10:25 PM

Thanks, Slusher, but I think I'm good!  Besides, you should build it! with your nice paint I'm sure it would look great!

Here's a mock up.  It will sit down in the back a little better when I get the interior glued in and a bumper on it. Need to straighten out the back wheel but this is just a mock-up before I sleep. In the morning I'll letter the tires and get the interior glued in then I'm on the way to finishing! 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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  • From: Tennessee
Posted by SLUSHER on Thursday, January 3, 2013 7:20 AM

Looks good JR, . l have more kits then l can build. Always willing to help my friends......Slusher

IT TAKES A LIVING SAVIOR TO SAVE A DYING WORLD....

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Posted by smellyfatdude on Thursday, January 3, 2013 10:03 AM

You just gotta love a Mopar with those magnum wheels. Doesn't look like the Coyote stands a chance against this Road Runner!

                                                                                             Regards,
                                                                                                   sfd Smile, Wink & Grin

introducing a leaner, fresher smellyfatdude 

Next builds:

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Posted by modelcarjr on Thursday, January 3, 2013 1:34 PM

Thanks, Slusher and SFD!  I appreciate your comments!

Finished lettering the tires, glued in the interior and chassis. I was able to tack the front under the fenders and the rear at the tabs for the bumper. It looks like it sits level and wheels are in the right place. Hood fits OK. Finally, I am here!  No just need some hardware and decals and it will be done!  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 Thursday, January 3, 2013 1:54 PM

Well, I am retiring these bottles of 5 minute epoxy. As you can see the hardener on the right has all the glue at the top because I have been storing upside down for about a year and have had to wrap napkins around the spout to keep it from running out, even with a push-on cap.  I've had these for about 5 years and have built at least 50 models with them.

I used to use a lot of 5 minute epoxy, basically for everything but the engine and chassis. But now I am using this ZAP CA+ that has a screw on lid and the piece of silicone tubing is essential to dispensing small amounts and it doesn't clog much. It doesn't frost hardly at all and I use it for everything except clear plastic and some chrome, like bumpers. Found it at Michaels and the silicon tubing came from the LHS. I used to use ZAP years ago but used CA++ which was hotter, frosted more,  and generally was expensive in the LHS.

Just a side note. Thanks for looking!

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 Thursday, January 3, 2013 6:58 PM

Just mirrors, decals and an antenna left to do!  I'm glad I have the long tailight decal from Keith Marks. I'll probably finish over the weekend as I may not get to it tomorrow. 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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  • From: Tennessee
Posted by SLUSHER on Friday, January 4, 2013 8:59 AM

JR, its looking awsume, should really pop in the outside shots. l still use testors orange tube glue. l guess l am still old fashion.....Slusher

IT TAKES A LIVING SAVIOR TO SAVE A DYING WORLD....

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Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, January 4, 2013 5:05 PM

Thanks, Slusher!  Nothing wrong with being old fashioned!

I did get a couple of decals done today even though I was busy with a few other things. And I couldn't resist using the Coyote Duster decal on the air cleaner! 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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  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Friday, January 4, 2013 5:51 PM

Another nice one, JR! That taillamp decal really finishes it off nicely. Glad you weren't put off by the glitches along the way.

chucky

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Posted by smellyfatdude on Saturday, January 5, 2013 12:49 AM

Who the heck said this kit was crap? That is right up there with all the other cool stuff I've seen you build since I joined this forum.

                                                                                            Regards,
                                                                                                  sfd Smile, Wink & Grin

introducing a leaner, fresher smellyfatdude 

Next builds:

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Posted by modelcarjr on Saturday, January 5, 2013 10:10 AM

Thanks, Chucky and SFD!  SFD, I agree that its a pretty nice kit.  Other than getting some decals, correcting the rear wheel arch, (thanks to MrMike for pointing it out) and correcting my own mistakes, it goes together well! I'm putting the finishing touches on it and will take outdoor pics once it stops raining which might be tomorrow. Here are a couple of things I did in finishing and a warning. 

I printed my own license plates using Acme License Plate Maker on photo paper. I am using the same piece of photo paper that I used for the last two builds by copying the license plates into Word and positioning them lower that the previous two build's plates. This way I can use the same piece of photo paper numerous times. If I were a computer guru I could probably fill up the whole sheet so that I don't waste photo paper which is a little expensive.

 I forgot that I recently purchased Elmers All-Purpose glue sticks to apply to the back of the photo paper to glue to the bumper. Instead I used the Elmers Glue-All that I sometimes use for glass and other parts like air cleaners, etc.  However, the glue seemed to affect the chrome on the bumpers. I had to patch the rear bumper with some foil and the front bumper kinda crinkled aroung the license plate. So there must be something in the Glue-All (ingedients not listed on this old bottle) that affects chrome plating. I haven't noticed this before and maybe its just that this kit is very old and the chrome is not the best. But I'll try to remember to use the glue stick in the future.

Another thing I tried was building the antenna from some jewelry bits that I looked for and found at Hobby Lobby. I used to cut a piece of fishing leader that I have, try to staighten it out because its in a coiled package and then try to find a plastic scrap or sprue to use as a base after drilling it out. This new approach is much easier.

I bought a pack of 2" head pins and 2MM tube beads. I cut 1/2" off the head pin painted the head and painted the top of the tube bead. Put a little glue on the underside of the head of the pin and slipped the tobe bead onto the pin with the painted edge up. Put some silver paint on the tip of the pin and then a small amount of ZAP on the head of the pin and carefully glued it to the fender.  I may need to find a shorter tube beads (this was the smallest I could find) but it only took a couple of minutes (excluding dry time for the paint). It was easy and I think looks good as well!

Finally, I have enough decals left to build a 68 RR with a 383! Enough decals for two cars on this sheet which makes the $14 cost for two builds $7 each. So I can put another 68 on my purchase list for the vendors at the annual Houston Model Car Show!

 

 

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, January 5, 2013 10:13 AM

Here are some final indoor pics:

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, January 5, 2013 10:16 AM

A few more:

Outdoor pics later.  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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  • From: Quebec,Canada
Posted by mikemopar70 on Saturday, January 5, 2013 11:27 AM

Awesome looking Road-Runner!

We don't see these often since Revell issued the Chargers...

A perfect build of an old kit!!

Congratulations, i like it a lot!

Mike...

http://public.fotki.com/Mikemopar70/

 

Let's keep on building!!!

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  • From: Houston Tx
Posted by Mopar-D on Saturday, January 5, 2013 12:54 PM

Outstanding build JR.

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Posted by The Mad Dooby on Saturday, January 5, 2013 2:19 PM
That looks amazing! Good job getting over the hurdles in this build and not letting them get the best of you.
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Posted by 70CudaTJ on Saturday, January 5, 2013 7:29 PM

Came out beautiful JR!! Great work on a nice old kit. All the decals and final touches really make this build................must get to finishing mine one day.

10/10 mate full marks!!

TJ

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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Saturday, January 5, 2013 8:30 PM

Thanks, Mike, Mopar-D, Mad Dooby and TJ!  I appreciate your comments! It turned out OK despite my attempts to screw it up! Thanks for the comments and 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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  • From: East Templeton Ma
Posted by streetrod on Sunday, January 6, 2013 2:55 PM

Hi jr,

Well, another really nice, clean build from your bench. I really admire the way that you just fix your mistakes and keep on buildin'. Oh, and as you get older, I think you'll see that you will find even more ways to "screw things up. Smile, Wink & Grin

I don't know who might have said that these AMT Mopars were bad kits. I have a couple of them and I think that they're pretty nice. It's typical of us Americans though, always nit-picking, never satisfied.

Great job as usual jr, great job!!!

Barry Fadden

Classic Plastic Model Club

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Posted by modelcarjr on Sunday, January 6, 2013 7:39 PM

Thanks, Barry!  I appreciate your comment!  I took a few outdoor pics today but some didn't come out. then our power went out for about 3 hours so it kinda ruined my day. Here are a few of the pics that came out. I'll take a few more another day. 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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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Sunday, January 6, 2013 7:41 PM

Two more:

 

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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  • From: Edmonton AB, Canada
Posted by The Mad Dooby on Sunday, January 6, 2013 11:41 PM

Nice weather you are having! Up here its 20 below...

The car looks great!

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  • From: Tennessee
Posted by SLUSHER on Monday, January 7, 2013 8:01 AM

JR, with the problems you had along the way it, you still build a good looking model. l like the 2 tone color and detail you put into the build. Nice work....Slusher

IT TAKES A LIVING SAVIOR TO SAVE A DYING WORLD....

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Posted by modelcarjr on Monday, January 7, 2013 4:53 PM

Thanks, Mad Dooby and Slusher!  I appreciate your comments! Wish I had better pictures but I'll try again!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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  • From: Central/Eastern Europe
Posted by felhasznaaloo on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 5:08 PM

Beautiful RR, JR! Especially that taillight. Must build one myself... Thanks for the notes on glue and the antenna. Csaba

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  • From: Ontario, Canada
Posted by RandyB. on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 8:47 PM

Very nice indeed JR.....Thumbs Up


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Posted by modelcarjr on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 3:45 PM

Thanks, Csaba and Randy!  I appreciate your comments!  No new pictures as it is still raining today! 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.

  • Member since
    March 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Thursday, January 17, 2013 6:10 PM

I promised some better outdoor pics so here they are!

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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    March 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Thursday, January 17, 2013 6:13 PM

Three more:

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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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