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1969 Chrysler 300...4 DOORS (Yes you read that right, it has 4 doors !!)

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  • Member since
    February, 2004
  • From: nottingham,england
1969 Chrysler 300...4 DOORS (Yes you read that right, it has 4 doors !!)
Posted by arcturus on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 10:54 AM

This is the Airtrax resin transkit . If any of you have never ordered from them, their service is brilliant. He sends you an online catalogue, personal emails on whats coming next if you ask- plus pictures. And unlike some resin suppliers or casters, if you loose or break  a part, or even if you just want a spare body shell, he'll send you another...at a cost of course, but thats fair.  Although they only have half a dozen- dozen american cars, what they do stock is very cool.

So how did this build up ? Well, it's a trankit. It comes without chassis componants or engine or tyres. It does come with hubcaps. 
For the front wheels, you can get away with just drilling through and using a rod like on the old AMT kits. The rear doesn't give you that option, so suprisingly I found the 70 Torino Rear axle fit perfectly either side of the chassis rails. 
The tyres are former Modelhaus tyres. 

Now for the pro's and cons 

CONS..
The parts aren't chromed. Although with some polished BMF and some skillfull cutting and placing, it can look decent, and a Molotow chrome pen for the hub caps.

Casting is.....a bit lumpy. It take some sanding inside the body shell and chassis to make stuff fit. 

I found a few air bubbles.

Not sure what they used for a release agent, or what type of resin they used, but I found I got a lot of what looked like grease patches in the paint. Despite lots of scrubbing, and even sanding the surface, the paint still didn't want to settle in places. I spoke to Airtrax and they said it was the resin and a good filler primer will work....and it did to.

PRO'S

Fantastic service. Very helpful, responsive and honest 

Despite saying the casting is a little lumpy, it only really applies to the inside of shell, window webbing etc. Think Jimmy Flintstone. The quality of the resin is great, the proportions great, the actual detail in the casting of the interior and exterior is great. 

Seperate interior panels and seats.

Photo etched kit provided.

Seperate little light lenses for the rear bumper, and front bumper.

Grill seperate from the bumper for ease of detail.


Overall, certainly for the experienced builder. I sadly lost my side lettering on the rear fender that spelt out  T H R E E  H U N D R E D due to two attempts at painting it. SO I went to use the photo etched set and lost two of the letters, so I had to just use the numbers '300'  for the rear fender. 

Over all, I recommend. Think Modelhaus detail and external casting, with Jimmy flintstone flash.  . I've bought the 78 Cordoba to.

 

  1969 Chrysler 300 4 door (Airfrax Resin)

 1969 Chrysler 300 4 door (Airfrax Resin) 

 1969 Chrysler 300 4 door (Airfrax Resin) 


Because unlike some Robin hoods,I can speak with an english accent...
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    January, 2017
Posted by 195X on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 2:11 PM

You and I had very different experiences.

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

  • Member since
    February, 2004
  • From: nottingham,england
Posted by arcturus on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 2:20 PM

In what way ?

Because unlike some Robin hoods,I can speak with an english accent...
  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 4:53 PM

Issues aside, beautiful model.

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

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  • Member since
    May, 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 5:15 PM

Although I can't say that I'm a fan of these enormous cars from this period, (which is only accentuated by a 4 door body) I will say that it is nicely done.

I especially like the paint color.

 

 

Steve

  • Member since
    January, 2011
  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 7:54 PM

Beautiful, as always! Great color and finish. Details spot-on as usual. Not surprised to see a 4-door 300 but most folks are conditioned to expect a 2-door like earlier models. In fact, the 440 engine, 727 Torqueflite and huge brass radiator from a '70 four door 300 all found their way under the hood of my '72 Duster (with a little work Wink ). Looking forward to your next gem! Cool

chucky

  • Member since
    August, 2007
  • From: Kamloops,Canada
Posted by mclovin on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 1:16 PM

That is flat out gorgeous!!.

"to love it ,is to live it"

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  • Member since
    January, 2017
Posted by 195X on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 6:05 PM

arcturus

In what way ?

 

Bought two kits (same car) got one half of a usable kit. I let him know over half the parts weren't even completely formed and were riddled with bubbles. After listing the bad parts for him, five months later, he sent me a hood. Beautiful build by the way.

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

  • Member since
    January, 2008
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Thursday, February 28, 2019 5:15 PM

Another great job.  Always enjoy your builds.  

Just keep picking away at it...

  • Member since
    September, 2015
  • From: Nevada
Posted by American185 on Monday, March 04, 2019 10:09 PM

Fantastic build, color choice superb, and I like the numbering instead of the spelled out nomenclautre 100% better !! Now if the factory had only been that smart !! But overall I love the build and the car was fantastic back then. A friend had one and we went for lots of rides in it and boy was that car a rolling living room !!

'There is a special feel in an Oldsmobile, more than the luxury ride its the feeling of pride that you get inside !!!Wink'

  • Member since
    February, 2006
  • From: the Netherlands
Posted by henri1 on Monday, March 18, 2019 4:01 PM

wauw!

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