Rik's 1970 Dodge Challenger Revell 1/25

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This is my entry for the muscle car GB. Sorry about the poor pic quality but my poor ol' phone doesn't like artificial light at all.

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The last pic is of a despatch sticky label which I'm thinking will be perfect for making white decals for the intended gloss black paint job.
 

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hay did you get a camera like ,I,have lol, :D,

very nice Rik,will be sitting in on this one if you don,t mind me tagging along,;)
 

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I am ashamed to not have participated in this GB:sad: as a Yank who actually owned..er...built one of these monsters back in the day (description can be found on Monica's thread)
Will be watching;)..........Jim
 
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I am ashamed to not have participated in this GB:sad: as a Yank who actually owned..er...built one of these monsters back in the day (description can be found on Monica's thread)
Will be watching;)..........Jim
There is still plenty of time for you to join in. :smiling3:


Update - Well, everything is now black. I haven't done any pics as there isn't much to see right now, just imagine all the sprue pics as negatives and you're there lol.
 

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oh lol,:D
we do like pic,s hear ,and I just lov black,:smiling3::D
 
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Well, did the best I can but the pics are very poor quality indeed.

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The kit has 2 types of wheels, can't decide which I like most.

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My phones auto focus is about as much use as an ashtray on a motorbike.
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Just in case you needed more proof.
 
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Very nice, that engine is looking rather good
That is one seriously good forum name indeed! :cool:

I think the blurring probably makes the engine look better than it really is right now. One thing I have done on the block which seems to work rather well is to paint it red then paint a quite thick coat of Tamiya X-27 clear red over it which has produced 2 pleasing effects. Firstly, because I slapped a load on, it has darkened the recesses and secondly, it has turned the block gloss as it should be. :smiling3:
 

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nice work,Rik,
see you went for the engine as well,so I must of got it right,:smiling3:
good progress so far,
any pic,s are good,ta for posting,them,:D
 
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Moni, your engine is the better one, it has a supercharger, mine only has a ram air scoop.
 

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oh lol,my one is a 9sec car.:D
 
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Test fitted the body, bonnet, chassis and engine. The engine is sitting a couple of mil higher than it will in the finished model.

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I'm no camera expert but my phone takes far better pictures in daylight so I'm thinking I need better lighting???
 

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looking real nice Rik,liking what I,m seeing,:D
I just use my phone,camera,has good and bad days,or maybe who,s on the end of it lol,;)
 

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Nice choice.
A thing I found with my mobil phone camera is that the lens gets rather dusty. Cloudy photos are a thing of the past now I remember to clean the lens once in a while.
so 1002 things to do with cotton buds!
 
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I have done some work on the interior and fitted magnets to the bonnet to hold it shut. I will take some photos later and post them up.
 

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look forward to the update,;)
 
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