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1969 Dodge Charger R/T 'Mother warned me...' WIP

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1969 Dodge Charger R/T 'Mother warned me...' WIP
Posted by felhasznaaloo on Tuesday, February 02, 2016 4:33 PM

In need of an instant boost of stress relief, due to some low hits Black Eye at work, I started another build. At the beginning, when the styrene is still white, on the sprue, everyting is nice and easy... but then of course tings just get complicated somehow... aggain.

Quiz time. So, most of you experienced builders will probably guess what model I'm working on. Engine color is more or less there, although not the correct shade. Decals are still to be applied to the air cleaner top.

A couple of details are obviously overlooked. One section's color treatment was missed before assembly, but I'm not telling you what/where... Mischief Plus that wingnut up top... So? Thanks for looking, please comment.

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Posted by trainwreck on Tuesday, February 02, 2016 5:44 PM

Should be a cool charger when finished,,,,,,,Trainwreck.

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Posted by chucky on Tuesday, February 02, 2016 7:15 PM

Bellhousing overspray.Idea

chucky

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Posted by Samiches on Tuesday, February 02, 2016 8:45 PM

It looks a lot like the special edition '69, or is it '68 charger kit from revell.  Either way, it is good to see you building again.

last build: 1972 Pontiac GTO with opening doors. http://cs.scaleautomag.com/sca/modeling_subjects/f/29/t/126630.aspx

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Posted by felhasznaaloo on Wednesday, February 03, 2016 2:02 AM

Big Smile

You guys are ggoodd. Thank you, Samiches. Well, Chucky, that makes for another color detail I already missed! ha ha... So, yes, I'm building more-or-less a replica of this car:

Oh no, waittaminute... it's this car:

Wink 'You have a very intelligent face'... love that line. Stick out tongue Thanks for looking, Csaba

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Posted by 70CudaTJ on Wednesday, February 03, 2016 3:19 AM

Looking good buddy, and yes it's great to see you at the bench again Thumbs Up

..... wish I could get my MoJo back ...

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Posted by felhasznaaloo on Wednesday, February 03, 2016 4:01 AM

Thanks Tim!!! See, you just helped me with that mojo thing there. Though I don't know if that applies, when I go home after another full day of cold sweat and a boss yelling f-words at me. And with a career in the gutters.

'Mo Jo is better than No Jo.' Stick out tongue

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Posted by modelcarjr on Wednesday, February 03, 2016 5:44 AM

Sorry to hear about the work situation, Csaba. This Revell kit is an excellent kit to build to relieve the stress. It goes together well and looks good. Nice job on the engine! CoolThumbs Up

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 felhasznaaloo on Sunday, September 16, 2018 2:16 AM

Well, 2 and a half years later, here I am,  unemployed, and slowly getting there with this build...

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Posted by Tom99 on Sunday, September 16, 2018 6:23 AM
That is my favorite ad of the 1960's muscle cars. I have a framed copy hanging in my office. You model looks great!
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Posted by mrmike on Sunday, September 16, 2018 7:57 AM

That is a really good looking Charger!  Good job!  I built a Charger years ago in the same color combo based on a picture I saw in a calendar.  It was a pilot car that was rebuilt on TV for the owner of compressor manufacturer.  It's a '69 Charger Hemi SE.

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria; Bullitt '68 Mustang GT

Classic Plastic Model Club

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Posted by justmike on Sunday, September 16, 2018 11:42 AM

If unemployed means you are out from under the boss of two years ago that may be a good thing, yes? As for the Charger;  Beautiful! So what was the other missed color besides the bell housing?

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
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Posted by felhasznaaloo on Sunday, September 16, 2018 12:05 PM

Thank you Gents.

Tom99, I plan to print a copy of the ad to display next to the model. 

Mrmike, that is one nice looking Charger! Mine will have (it actually already has) the bumble bee stripes as well, you will soon see.

Justmike, it will be a good thing once I find a new job and will not be in a financial cliffhanger like I am now. I like your point of view, nonetheless, thank you for that. The other missed colour - honestly I don't remember... Too many (stressful) things happened since! 

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Posted by felhasznaaloo on Monday, September 17, 2018 8:18 AM

Here is an interior shot taken before assembly.

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Posted by OrangeR/T on Monday, September 17, 2018 4:50 PM

Oh man, oustanding build!! That interior is amazing!! What's the color on the body? It will look great with the white bumble bee stripe on the tail!! Well done!

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Posted by felhasznaaloo on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 2:00 PM

Thank you so much. It is Model Master dark bronze metallic 1968 (Chrysler factory color) lacquer.

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Posted by felhasznaaloo on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 12:02 PM

This build is almost done. What's missing is an antenna and license plates. Plus I'll have to correct some cratch from no-idea-what on the hood.

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Posted by felhasznaaloo on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 12:09 PM

A few more pics shot before sundown:

Thanks for looking...

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Posted by modelcarjr on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 2:06 PM

Excellent build and excellent detail, Csaba! Hang in there! Cool Thumbs Up Bow

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 felhasznaaloo on Thursday, September 20, 2018 12:55 AM

Thank you so much John, it means a lot!

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Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, September 20, 2018 9:42 AM

Good Lord!!! Man that's a sharp lookin' Charger!! The detail work and paint are out of this world.

Being really stupid is the new smart!! 

    Joe

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Posted by felhasznaaloo on Thursday, September 20, 2018 10:16 AM

Thank you Joe! It's the low resolution photos that make that impression. But it truly is a nice kit.

I forgot to overspray the bumble bee stripe with clear... but it is staying that way.

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Posted by Charger01 on Friday, September 21, 2018 9:13 AM
Excellent build, the Revell kit is a good way to do this fantastic Muscle car

Joaquim

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Posted by felhasznaaloo on Friday, September 21, 2018 11:46 AM

Thank you. Would be nice to build another version of this kit, but: too many kits, too little time! Next up is a '66 Buick Wildcat, then probably a '71 GTX...

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Posted by felhasznaaloo on Saturday, September 22, 2018 3:42 PM

Antenna is done. Larger siringe needle section as base, smaller diameter siringe needle as stem, thinnest guitar string as pole, small blob of CA gel glue on top.

Plus another dash shot just for fun.

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Posted by mustang1989 on Saturday, September 22, 2018 6:13 PM

WOW!! I really like the results of that combo on the radio antenna! Very Very Cool!!!Cool

Being really stupid is the new smart!! 

    Joe

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Posted by felhasznaaloo on Sunday, September 23, 2018 8:48 AM

Thank you. It is very motivating to get such positive feedback. Helps reduce my build finish time, which is more than 12 months on average...Big Smile

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Posted by felhasznaaloo on Saturday, November 17, 2018 7:58 AM

Looks like this build is completed. Not everything went as they should, but oh well...

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Posted by felhasznaaloo on Saturday, November 17, 2018 8:04 AM

I made a display platform for this one. Since the build was inspired by the 'Mother warned me...' ad, the display is built around this ad too.

It is made of plexiglass maybe 1/8" (3mm?) thick, bent curved in a 90 degree angle (heated with a gas torch while placed over a vacuum cleaner tube). The printed ad, cut in 2 parts, is placed on it from below, with white self adhesive foil below and around.

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Posted by felhasznaaloo on Saturday, November 17, 2018 8:08 AM

A couple more pics...

In the next photo, you can actually see the model almost from the same angle as in the ad picture.

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