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Latest Mopar build
Posted by karbuildr on Sunday, April 11, 2004 10:41 AM
This is the Revell 70 Roadrunner, painted Hemi orange. I swapped in a Street Hemi from the Revell 71 Cuda kit.



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Posted by Camaross1stgen on Sunday, April 11, 2004 11:11 AM
This is one of those fine examples that shows " Less is more", very nice clean build, I'm a chevy guy, and i don't usually bow to mopar, but I will this time. (Bow)
Ray Parkman aka Raging Asian
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, April 11, 2004 11:27 AM
Nice build you made me decide to keep the hemi engine in my 71 cuda street machine build.
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Posted by karbuildr on Sunday, April 11, 2004 1:14 PM
Thanks guys, I appreciate the kind comments.
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, April 11, 2004 3:25 PM
That picture in the middle really looks great, excellent stance on the model. Love the go wing. This machine screams ROCK N' ROLL, Awww hell........it screams HEAVY METAL!

For those about to rock!..............We salute you!
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, April 11, 2004 5:59 PM
Love those Mopar builds. Great work.
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, April 11, 2004 7:56 PM
thats awsome great job man
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Posted by FIREMODELMAN on Sunday, April 11, 2004 9:55 PM
VERY NICE.BowBowBow

Dave http://public.fotki.com/FIREMODELMAN/

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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, April 11, 2004 10:18 PM
Another great build mate!
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Posted by karbuildr on Monday, April 12, 2004 3:47 AM
Thank you again. I'm very flattered. Ghost of Mopar, the kit comes with the stance just as it is. I was suprised since most times, one needs to adjust the stance in most kits, but this one comes out exactly as you see. It's airbrushed Plasti Kote Chev. Engine Orange enamel, sprayed into an airbrush bottle and thinned with lacquer thinner. I used 3 coats of Testors Boyds High Gloss clear and polished it out. The Hemi from the Revell 71 Cuda drops right in.
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Posted by midnightprowler on Monday, April 12, 2004 4:23 AM
Awesome build there! Did the Hemi just drop right into place?
Lee

1 Corinthians 15:51-54
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, April 12, 2004 7:28 AM
Awsome simply awsome, ya gotta love those crazy Mopar guys! Without us the world would be a kind of plain ,dull spot! Just love those high impact colors. Once again man AWSOME!!!

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Posted by karbuildr on Monday, April 12, 2004 8:31 AM
Thanks guys, and yes, the Hemi dropped right in as I mentioned above. I did have to use a fan I modified, mostly by filing the back so it fit flush against the fan belt. Otherwise, it wouldn't fit into the radiator shroud.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, April 12, 2004 8:50 AM
I have a 71 Charger R/T and a 71 Duster but i will not post them because they are not up to most of the build standards that have been set buy you guys. I have seen some awsome models on this site. Currently im working on a 69 Road runner, 71 GTX, and a 71 Hemi Street Machine hopefully i will figure out how to get the great finish that most of you guys achive. if not they will fade into the dark as well.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, April 12, 2004 8:52 AM
bye the way where did you get the distributer or did you scratchbuild it thanks zach
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Posted by karbuildr on Monday, April 12, 2004 11:43 AM
Zsutliff, I got the distributor from Scale Dreams. Here's their link: http://www.scaledreams.com/ Only 2 bucks each, and they accept online ordering. They come in a wide variety of colors.
Never be ahsamed to post your models. The purpose of this forum is to share as well as enjoy our hobby, and we all enjoy seeing the work of others. I for one, love seeing models built by other folks, gives me tons of ideas. You're probably you're own worst critic like most of us are. Post away and enjoy sharing.
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Posted by hot ford coupe on Monday, April 12, 2004 12:29 PM
Very nice work. Love them Mopars
I'm hopelessly addicted to building models. Not finishing them, just building them.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 3:40 AM
well done! I like your interior color choice, I mostly see blk or white,Thumbs UpThumbs UpThumbs Up
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Posted by karbuildr on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 4:37 AM
Thanks folks. I've always disliked black interiors on muscle cars, sort of looks like a "black hole" where the interior should be, so I try to do them in other colors that might have been available back then. Even though black seemed to be the most common color, it's never appealed to me.
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  • From: SW Missouri
Posted by kustombuilder1 on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 5:51 AM
Outstanding! Super clean build.Bow I remember building that kit in it's original form as Monogram's '70 GTX. Seeing yours, I'm definately gonna get the Revell Roadrunner.

Darrin Setting a new standard for painfully slow builds.
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Posted by karbuildr on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 5:56 PM
Thank you Darrin, for the kind words. I never had the chance to build the original 70 GTX, I'm guessing there must be some different body details. This is really an easy kit to build, yet has enough detail to come out great.
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, April 17, 2004 11:34 PM
nice clean paint.did you cut down the rear end ? I like the stance.like zsutliff my paint
isnt exactly photo worthy
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Posted by karbuildr on Monday, April 19, 2004 5:56 AM
Thanks duster. I'm not sure what you mean by cutting down the rear end. I made no modifications as previously stated, other than to swap in the hemi. The stance is exactly as it comes in the kit.
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, April 24, 2004 10:05 AM
Reall cool build !!!Bow
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Posted by kustombuilder1 on Saturday, April 24, 2004 11:02 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by karbuildr

Thank you Darrin, for the kind words. I never had the chance to build the original 70 GTX, I'm guessing there must be some different body details. This is really an easy kit to build, yet has enough detail to come out great.


Hi karbuildr!! I looked at your pics, and then the GTX. Your pics- - GTX. About went blind. The only thing I can see, is they deleted the letters "GTX" on the quarter panels. I can't see anything else.Big Smile

Darrin Setting a new standard for painfully slow builds.
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, April 24, 2004 6:13 PM
Really nice!! the cragers are a nice touch.
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Posted by karbuildr on Sunday, April 25, 2004 2:48 PM
Thanks Steve, and trekkie, for the compliments. I liked the cragars too, they seem to fit this car. Darrin, thanks for the info on the GTX version of this kit. I can simply find a way to add the GTX emblems perhaps on a future kit.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, April 26, 2004 2:21 PM
Hi, I'm a first time builder/poster/reader. That's one clean looken mopar model. Very nice!

What did you use for the plug wires?
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Posted by karbuildr on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 4:12 AM
Hello think3r, and thanks for the compliments. For the plug wires, I used a pre wired distributor made by Scale Dreams. Only 2 bucks, and they come in various colors. Here's their link: http://www.scaledreams.com/
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 1:25 PM
Cool, thanks for the link

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