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1971 Duster 340, In FM3 Panther Pink! (WIP)

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1971 Duster 340, In FM3 Panther Pink! (WIP)
Posted by OrangeR/T on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 7:23 PM

Got a new project i'm working on, another AMT Duster 340! This time around i'm doing a color i've never used before, Panther Pink! Thought why not, something different! As i'm working on this kit, which is the latest re-issue, i've already run into the same problems with the front suspension i had the last time. For some reason the right front spindle has excessive camber and the tire is a good 1/8" off the ground. So like the last time i buit an AMT Duster, had to modify the spindle and add a shim between the spindle and upper A-arm so now it sits level with all 4 tires on the ground. I'm also using a set of Fireball Modelworks Mopar Steelies that will be painted body color with chrome dog dish hub caps, the fit the pre-letter Goodyear tire in the kit just about perfectly, only needing a slight trim on the inside of the tire! Paint is ModelMaster FM3 Panther Pink, hopefully by the weekend i might have the body shot in paint! Here's what i got so far....

Guess the white dryer top wasn't the best place to take a pic with the body still in white! lol Just making sure the suspension was fixed and sitting level...

Getting rid of seem lines and mold sink spots...

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  • From: Kamloops,Canada
Posted by mclovin on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 9:19 PM

Looks real nice already!

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    January, 2011
  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Thursday, December 13, 2018 7:31 PM

Looks good so far! I'm a big fan of the dog dish caps, of course. Your undercar detail looks sharp. I'm following along. 

chucky

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    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, December 14, 2018 7:31 PM

Looking good, Orange! I've got a build in panther pink somewhere around here. Good luck with the rest of the build! Cool

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  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Thursday, December 20, 2018 12:29 PM

Looking good Orange!  Looks like a cool kit.  I like what you have done so far.  Watching this space...

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    January, 2004
  • From: North of Pittsburgh Pa.
Posted by hvymtl74 on Friday, December 21, 2018 7:36 PM
looks great I really like this colour also got a pint of it in lacquer I mixed uo about 20 years ago for a Challenger and ended up using it on this one also unfortunately it is still in the box sitting to be assembled 15 yrs later LMAO Michael

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  • From: Melbourne, Fl.
Posted by rickr442 on Friday, December 21, 2018 10:38 PM

Be PROUD that you save paint! Puts you in league with the best ever...
The legandary Dean Jeffries was a regular at the Indy 500 in the late-50s and early 60s doing lettering and painting of the fronmt engive Indy racers. In '62 he painted 22 of the 33 starters in the race. Man was a legend. 
I was at his shop back in the 90s a company, Carousel One, called him for color advice on the Parnelli Jones car, asking for a code on the candy blue that he'd used. He put 'em on hold, got up from his chair, went to his attic and came back with a tin of the paint left over from that same car, which he sent to them to match for their diecast model.
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Posted by OrangeR/T on Saturday, December 22, 2018 3:20 PM

Thanks guy's!! Well haven't done to much lately but i did get the body into it's searing pink paint today! Luckily it's a non metallic color, for some reason i got a little more dust than usual in the paint, it's not bad but i'll have to very lightly sand a couple spots before i clear it.

  • Member since
    January, 2004
  • From: North of Pittsburgh Pa.
Posted by hvymtl74 on Saturday, December 22, 2018 8:58 PM

Looks great cant wait to see ya finish it up 

 

Michael

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Posted by OrangeR/T on Thursday, January 17, 2019 7:51 PM

It's been while, but i'm still working on the Duster!! Finished up the interior tonight, got the wheels painted, and started the polishing process with the hood first. The hub caps in the pic of the wheels are the Dodge caps, i just used them as test pieces to figure out how i was going to get the right finish. Honestly, i just went over them with a Molotow Chrome pen, i think they came out ok so i'm gonna do the rest of the actual hub caps the same way! Here it is so far...

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