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  • From: nottingham,england
Possibly the first time I've ever posted in this topic page.
Posted by arcturus on Monday, April 13, 2020 1:00 PM

This MPC 78 Dodge van is the only custom vehicle I have built. Hopefully won't be the last.
Originally built as a stock van I stripped it down but took the wheels and tyres for another project (78 Dodge Monaco) so it sat in  a box feeling sorry for itself.
I repainted it about a year ago but couldn't decide how to build it, so decided on something different and picked custom.

I chopped up some Revell Escalade flame decals, raided my parts box and took the custom lake pipes from an MPC Dodge Daytona. 

I'm very happy with it, I must admit, and even though I'm a factory stocker, I do have a massive soft spot for 70's custom cars.

 1978 Dodge Tradesman (MPC) 

 1978 Dodge Tradesman (MPC) 

 1978 Dodge Tradesman (MPC) 

Because unlike some Robin hoods,I can speak with an english accent...
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Posted by Painted Black on Monday, April 13, 2020 1:11 PM

Looks great, Cragars look good on everything!!

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    June 2013
  • From: Westland, Michigan, USA
Posted by hack-n-whack on Monday, April 13, 2020 1:27 PM

I had to look twice to be sure it's a model! It looks real. Great photography too.

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    February 2004
  • From: nottingham,england
Posted by arcturus on Monday, April 13, 2020 1:37 PM

hack-n-whack

I had to look twice to be sure it's a model! It looks real. Great photography too.

 



Thank you. It's more picking the right ime of day to photograph. I find early evening is the best. 

Because unlike some Robin hoods,I can speak with an english accent...
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    August 2015
  • From: Hamptonville, NC
Posted by TarheelRick on Monday, April 13, 2020 3:47 PM

Very nice looking van.  Reminds me of the early days of the van movement: tire & wheel change, some sidepipes, portholes, maybe some grapics, of course some long pile carpet and a bed in the interior - viola, a custom van.  Yours fits that bill very well and as the others have stated, your photography is superb.

I build models because I can't afford the real thing!

  • Member since
    December 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 12:11 PM

Cool! Great period look. Well done. 

"It would be unusual, if the unusual didn't occur."

- Steamboat Gariepy

Trevor

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    December 2007
  • From: Portland Oregon: Tree Country. Most beautiful area on the West coast.
Posted by Treehugger Dave on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 12:46 PM

Like Hack-N-whack, I thought is was a real vehicle in all the pictures.

Beautiful work and beautiful pics.

You always post in the "Stock" section below, so it's nice to see you post "UP HERE."

Be nice to see more of this kind of work from you.

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Friday, April 17, 2020 6:58 AM

Very well done.

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1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

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    November 2007
  • From: Denver, Colorado
Posted by Classic Plastic on Friday, April 17, 2020 8:36 AM

Soooo realistic! Great paint & excellent photo work! Vans are a tough subject. You nailed it.

Kevin

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