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Foose 2013 Challenger SRT8

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Foose 2013 Challenger SRT8
Posted by mrmike on Friday, June 30, 2017 12:43 PM

I have been in a slump for almost two weeks now and I am trying to dig myself out of it.  My wife Wanda bought me this kit a few months ago and after reading the instructions, I decided to build it.  Not much painting involved and it gives me the building time I need.

The engine block and the wheels.  I had to order another front tire since they included three rears and one front tire.

The exhaust tips were painted silver, so I painted them with my Molotow Liquid Chrome pen.

More to come...

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Posted by 195X on Friday, June 30, 2017 3:52 PM

I've been wondering about these Foose's. I've been tempted to buy one but have held back. I'll be watching this with interest. the more I see of these Molotow pens, the more I like. I intend to buy some payday. Do they require a special base like Alcladd? Or do they work over any paint? 

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 mrmike on Sunday, July 02, 2017 12:05 PM

The Molotow Liquid Chrome paint pens do not require a base coat like Alclad II and they seem to work over any type of paint I have encountered so far.  A word of caution...DON'T TOUCH the paint for several days so the paint can dry and gas out!  Touching the paint will dull the finish.  

This Foose kit seems to be a one-off made just for Revell as I haven't seen a 1:1 Challenger like this.  This kit seems to be able to kit-bash with the full detail Revell Challenger kit.  

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Posted by 195X on Sunday, July 02, 2017 12:11 PM

Thank you. One more question if I may.. have you tried to clear coat 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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Posted by mrmike on Sunday, July 02, 2017 8:21 PM

The only clearcoat that seems to work with Molotow Liquid Chrome is Alclad II Gloss Klear Kote ALC 310.  Just make sure the Molotow is DRY!  Wait a week or use a dehydrator at low temperature for about 8 hours then clearcoat it.

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

On my bench-Foose Ford FD100 Pickup; 1969 Plymouth Road Runner

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Posted by 195X on Sunday, July 02, 2017 8:45 PM

Thank you very much. :)

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 mrmike on Tuesday, July 04, 2017 10:52 AM

I applied the decals and I struggled a bit with the decal for the front panel to get it smooth and curved properly.

I found it a bit odd that there is not decal that goes across the rear spoiler like on the front panel, but this must be the way Foose designed it.

I kept knocking the side mirrors off that I ended up pinning them onto the body.

More to come...

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

On my bench-Foose Ford FD100 Pickup; 1969 Plymouth Road Runner

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Posted by Moparlover64 on Tuesday, July 04, 2017 11:55 AM

Looking awsome

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Posted by mrmike on Saturday, July 08, 2017 9:17 AM

I have finished the Foose Challenger SRT8.  I would like to thank all those who have viewed and commented on this WIP.

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

On my bench-Foose Ford FD100 Pickup; 1969 Plymouth Road Runner

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Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Saturday, July 08, 2017 6:02 PM
Great looking model .that colour green is very Mopar !!! I drove a hire Challenger ( They are fast for a lil ' ol ' V6.... Shhh ! ) whilst "Doing the Florida trip" back in 2012 , Going up to the Big Daddys Museum & the Gator Nats from Orlando , I was following a SRT Charger at XXX mph .... ( 2x65...!) My mum LOVED every second ! The colour was Toxic Orange Pearl . Thanks for reminding me Mike ! LOL
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Posted by rickr442 on Thursday, July 13, 2017 11:14 PM

Nice work, Mike!
Is it just me or do the late-model Foose kits lose a little in translation to plastic?

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Posted by mrmike on Friday, July 14, 2017 6:19 AM

rickr442

Nice work, Mike!
Is it just me or do the late-model Foose kits lose a little in translation to plastic?

Thanks Rick!  

It might be you or it might be the kit!  Since this is my first Foose kit, I really can't say as this car seems to have been taken straight from Foose's sketch pad and into the mold.  I haven't seen any 1:1 cars that look like this.  I do have the Foose '67 Dodge Coronet which is actually Revell's excellent '67 Coronet R/T/'67 Plymouth GTX kit and I plan on making mods that bring the model closer to the 1:1 car of a '67 Coronet 500.

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

On my bench-Foose Ford FD100 Pickup; 1969 Plymouth Road Runner

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Posted by justmike on Saturday, July 15, 2017 11:10 AM

If you are still in a slump even after this build, ( which looks good btw ), try a 1/32 scale. Less detailing yet still can do a good ,quick build. Although, I gotta say, a slump in my book is at least 4 to 6 months, two weeks is a rest. lol

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Posted by mrmike on Monday, July 17, 2017 11:06 AM

Mike, I am still in a bit of a slump, but not as bad as it was before I had started this Challenger.

I received my front tire  from Revell this morning.

I also got a set of '67 GTX decals with "FREE" written on the back.

Here's a picture of the Foose 2013 Challenger SRT8 with the correct front tire on it.  It is now offically done!

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

On my bench-Foose Ford FD100 Pickup; 1969 Plymouth Road Runner

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