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1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird Rebuild

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  • Member since
    May, 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird Rebuild
Posted by Mr Mike on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 8:44 PM

This is my '70 Plymouth Superbird painted with Model Master Hemi Orange with a Semi Gloss Black vinyl roof and interior, wired engine, wheels and tires from my parts box, decals by Keith Marks and Slixx.





"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On My Bench: '67 Foose Dodge Coronet; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302

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    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 10:23 PM

Nice Mike!  I love all performance cars but have a real soft spot for the mopars.   Very cool.  When you say rebuild,  what was involved?

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    August, 2019
  • From: Brisbane Australia
Posted by Josh_the_painter on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 3:58 AM

Lovely build! That semi gloss black is very convincing on the vinyl roof. Im guessing since the overspray into grey underneath you have built it as a factory delivered or concourse build?

Josh

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 7:23 AM

Aha!

    Whatta purty Boidy ! Luv It!  T.B.

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 7:30 AM

Fantastic build! And, yes, I'm interested on how you re-built this one too. Also, you mention the decals, do you have links to the vendors?

 

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

  • Member since
    May, 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 8:14 AM

Thank you guys!

keavdog

When you say rebuild,  what was involved? 

By "rebuild", I mean that the model was stripped down and repainted, reconfigured and rebuilt using today's techniques for model building.  I built this model about 30 years ago and it sat on the shelf deteriorating.  I pulled it off the shelf and "rebuilt" it to satisfy my current desires versus the built out of box version from way back when.  I took apart the model only to find that the plastic has gotten "brittle" over time.  I cleaned and repainted the Superbird and then reassembled the car using various bits and pieces that I had available. 

hogfanfs

Fantastic build! And, yes, I'm interested on how you re-built this one too. Also, you mention the decals, do you have links to the vendors? 

The Superbird decals I got from a friend on mine and he had purchased them for a now cancelled project.  The tires decals I got from my trips to the NNL East and they were free.   Here are the links to those vendors.

https://public.fotki.com/mofobow/

http://www.slixx.com/

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On My Bench: '67 Foose Dodge Coronet; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302

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  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 4:27 PM

Your model sure does bring back memories. I've all but forgotton about this car. You did a real nice job on the re-do, Mike. Yes

Not that is matters, but I think as a kid I saw an article on how to modify a standard kit into this race car, and I don't think I ever made it past trying to scratch build the funny nose. Anyway, that's what I seem to remember.

Thanks for the memories, incomplete as they may be. Stick out tongue

-Greg

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    May, 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 8:09 PM

Thank you and you're welcome Greg!  I have a friend who has a 1:1 car very similar to this and he drives it often.  I think I was, more or less, trying to copy his.  Anyway, this model has pulled at my heartstrings as well, so don't feel bad!  There'll always be a model that affects more than others.

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On My Bench: '67 Foose Dodge Coronet; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302

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  • Member since
    June, 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 8:19 PM

My very first Daytona 500 in 1970, Pete Hamilton won driving the number 40 Petty Enterprises Plymouth Superbird. I had never seen a car like that in my life. They didn't roar when they went by at 200 mph, they whistled. Mr. Mike, your build is excellent.

OK. On the bench:

Way too much to build in one lifetime...

  • Member since
    August, 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, September 12, 2019 12:19 AM

Nice clean build.  Have that one buried in the stash that was started years and years ago.  Might have to dig it out and start on it again.

  • Member since
    May, 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Thursday, September 12, 2019 8:21 AM

Thank you guys!  I don't remember when I saw my first Daytona 500, but I have for the most part, stopped watching NASCAR after Dale Earnhardt died.  I'd rather record an IMSA/WEC, Indycar or Formula 1 race instead and watch it later.

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On My Bench: '67 Foose Dodge Coronet; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302

Classic Plastic Model Club 

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