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1970 Dodge Charger R/T (Revell)

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  • Member since
    November 2019
1970 Dodge Charger R/T (Revell)
Posted by DonBrent on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 11:36 AM

Just embarked on my first attempt to build a model car since 1977!!!

I'm building this out of the box for the most part with the most significant modification being a vinyl top conversion which doesn't appear to be that difficult on this kit.  Hopefully someone will let me know if I'm heading off into a minefield here Confused .  The only other diversion from the kit will be adding plug wires as I just think that really adds to the engine bay appearance.

I will try and post up some picutures soon.  I've got the engine partially assembled and primered.  I'm currently working on getting the body primered and painted.  I decided on a dark metallic red which I think will look quite good with a black vinyl top.  I'll be using the black trim decals that came with the kit.

More to come...

Don

  • Member since
    January 2011
  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 7:39 PM

Sounds good, Don! Looking forward to the photos.  

chucky

  • Member since
    January 2005
  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 2:28 AM

DonBrent
the most significant modification being a vinyl top conversion which doesn't appear to be that difficult on this kit.  Hopefully someone will let me know if I'm heading off into a minefield here Confused .

You'll be fine. i just use masking tape painted flat black for vinyl tops. For a different texture, i also used gaffa tape.

My Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/87459383@N07/albums

  • Member since
    November 2019
Posted by DonBrent on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 11:29 AM

I actually got a hold of a couple of cans on Faux Fabric paint that leaves a very fine texture.  In the video I saw, it came out really nice.  I could only find Red so I'll be overcoating it with the thinnest layer of satin black that will cover so as not to lose the texture.

I've seen the masking tape trick as well but how long will that masking tape stay stuck down?  Most things I use masking tape on (boxes, cords, etc) come loose after awhile as the adhesive on the tape dries out and becomes very brittle and not sticky.

Maybe the newer tapes on market don't have that issue?  Just curious.

D.

 

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