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The Bundy "Dodge" Duster progress pics

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The Bundy "Dodge" Duster progress pics
Posted by CanesBart on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 8:13 PM

[URL=http://s213.photobucket.com/user/gocanesba/media/BUNDYmodel2.jpg.html]

 

 

The vinyl roof is actually more detailed than the pic indicates.

Waiting for the non shark tooth grille, and whitewalls with basic hubcaps.

Gonna weather it up more, add the shoulder seat belts, and such.  And I have the trim ready to attach.

 

Didnt bevel the trunk for a true '72.  It's way too complicated.  If I ever get a MPC '72 Duster kit, I will either repalce the body, or cut out and add the trunk.  (Didnt glue in the chassis to body for that reason)  Also need the proper side mirrors

 

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Posted by gulftarpon on Thursday, December 22, 2016 7:07 PM

Love it. I have the makings for one of these too, but it is sitting on the shelf of never-to-be-built kits. Maybe someday......

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Posted by CanesBart on Thursday, December 22, 2016 8:15 PM

Thank you.   Bandit Resins came uo big with a proper grille.  Got their enail today

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Posted by spencer1984 on Thursday, January 05, 2017 6:44 PM

Neat, looking forward to seeing more!  I did one, though I never got around to correcting to tires:

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Posted by CanesBart on Thursday, January 05, 2017 7:16 PM

spencer1984

Neat, looking forward to seeing more!  I did one, though I never got around to correcting to tires:

 

 

I used that as a reference!  LOL!  Great job.

 

Where did you get the correct grille?   

The correct Side Mirror?

We both need to add the bumper with rubber pads Smile

 

Are you the one who opened the trunk on it?

You got the right wheels, it looks like.  What kit?

 

Planning a whole Bundy collection.  The blue "dodge" ('73 Duster) and the red one after the brown car was washed, and the '76 green Gremlin he had 

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Posted by spencer1984 on Friday, January 06, 2017 9:58 AM

Thanks!  You're right, I forgot about the bumper.  I have a few models that were going to get minor touch-ups in the next couple of weeks, I should add this to the list and get those details fixed.  Yup, I opened the trunk on mine:



I got my grille from A/FX N Scale Resin back before...whatever it was that happened to them.  It was the last order I received from them, actually.  No idea where the mirror came from, it was something from my parts box that looked correct.

The wheels aren't quite right, but they were the closest I could find. I got them from an old MPC Dodge van kit.

That sounds great, I'd like to see more Bundy builds! I've been thinking about parking a diecast first-gen Viper next to this...not necessarily one of their cars, but they came really close that one time

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Posted by CanesBart on Friday, January 06, 2017 10:33 AM

I'd LOVE to find one of those old MPC '72 and '73 Duster kits.  

 

We need whitewalls  :)

 

I can send you a Polk High Football bumper sticker I made  :)  Just print it out and stick it on the back.  Also made a No M'aam  sticker  :)

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Posted by spencer1984 on Saturday, January 07, 2017 6:50 PM
That would be great, thanks! You can shoot me an e-mail at spencer1984@yahoo.com
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Posted by CanesBart on Monday, January 16, 2017 5:43 PM

UPDATE:

Found the correct Bundy Dodge grille, 4 bucks!  Guy does nice work.  When I suggest he make a '67 LeMans hood for the '67 GTO, I expected to see it on his website the next day!  Is it me?  Indifferent

http://www.hartspartsresin.com/resin-parts-list/conversions

Not the most talkative dude, but he delivers.

Also:  You can get the correct '72 style trunk from the AMC '75 Dodge Dart Sport kit (cheapest option, kit is widely available, only 15 bucks at Michaels crafts)  Also comes with a figure you can convert to Al Bundy (now THAT is something I can do!  Cake Walk for a wargaming miniature figure painter)

 

If Spencer can come up with where he got the Bundy hubcaps (An "old Dodge Kit" is kinda vague Big Smile) we are back in business!

 

Thanks to Spencer for giving me the down low on cutting out the tricky trunk on a '71 AMT Duster!

 

Spence, I'm scratchbuilding the rubber Bumper pads.  I'll send you some when I get it right.

 

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Posted by spencer1984 on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 3:08 PM
Unfortunately, I don't really have a better answer to where I got these caps - they were in a box of miscellaneous parts I got at a swap meet well over a decade ago. I know they're Dodge thanks to the center emblem, but beyond that...possibly one of the '70s MPC van kits?
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Posted by CanesBart on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 8:31 PM

I was just kinda kidding, Spencer.  I'll come up with them when I come up with them. So base option, there just arent many kits that include the low end stock wheels and such...

I Did get the proper whitewalls in the mail today, and found the correct side view mirror  Big Smile

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