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MPC Dodge Deora WIP-Finished 11.01.17

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MPC Dodge Deora WIP-Finished 11.01.17
Posted by PatW on Thursday, January 05, 2017 2:24 AM

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Posted by midnightprowler on Thursday, January 05, 2017 4:39 PM

This will be cool. Are those decals on the camper? What is the texture on the body?

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Posted by PatW on Thursday, January 05, 2017 5:08 PM

Hi Lee yes it will be a cool surfer/camper! The camper finish is home made alloy/rivet decal plus one for the rusty mild steel door. The board carrier idea sourced from Google but modified for a car not a bike. The camper roof would be too high to carry the board. The body texture is Hobbycraft bottle spray chrome sparkle, that's come out looking a bit wet!

I've nearly finished the cab I found two pedals in my spares box, just waiting for the paint to dry...............

The wood bed/seat is finish except it only has one coat of wood varnish and needs a couple more. The flooring template is in there...........

Here's the diamond plate flooring sprayed with a chrome finish...........

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Posted by Pawel on Thursday, January 05, 2017 5:19 PM

Hello!

This one is even more wicked than your previous designs! Good luck with your project and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

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Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, January 05, 2017 6:37 PM

Verrry interesting and cool build Pat!! You've got my attention. Yes

 

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Posted by PatW on Friday, January 06, 2017 2:18 AM

Thanks guys, I'll be getting somemore done today, a second coat of wood varnish and see if it needs more, and fit the pedals and the pickup floor.

I'm not sure on finishing the front door etc as the instructions are not that clear.

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Posted by PatW on Friday, January 06, 2017 3:06 PM

Hi, todays work, fit pedals, fit truck floor and decorate that and the inside of the camper shell......

Just a few more decal strips to finish the corners.

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Posted by midnightprowler on Friday, January 06, 2017 4:33 PM

Looks great. Are you using the kit slant 6?

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Posted by PatW on Friday, January 06, 2017 5:36 PM

Hi midnightprowler thanks for the positive feedback but, I should be using the slant six but I don't want to build an engine that won't be seen sorry! I'll put the engine in spares bin.

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Posted by PatW on Saturday, January 07, 2017 9:25 AM

Hi again midnightprowler, BIG change of heart re the slant six motor, yes put it in this afternoon, pics to follow, may have to re-hash the exhaust exit so as not the burn or dis-colour the surfboard!

Here's the engine..............

Test space around the engine with the body on............

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Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, January 08, 2017 6:47 AM

Cool. I did one of these as a factory stock phantom, I cut out the engine cover from the bed to show off the engine. I put a 340 in mine. Here are some pics. Not trying to hijack your thread, just give you some inspiration.

 

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Posted by PatW on Sunday, January 08, 2017 11:51 AM

Thanks midnightprowler, you post away, more info, more inspiration! Can you please answer me one question, is the panel below the windscreen a drop down?

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Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, January 08, 2017 3:39 PM

The real truck it is hinged on the right side.

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Posted by PatW on Sunday, January 08, 2017 5:01 PM

Well I've searched the truck and all I can see is a central pivot. But on the model it seems to have just a lower pin on each side and is a drop down door, although I have seen one model with a central post that hinges the door in the middle?

The show truck...................

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Posted by gregbale on Sunday, January 08, 2017 8:17 PM

The central pivot is indeed correct for the 'real thing'---MPC gave it that floppy clamshell version as a simpler-to-reproduce option.

I managed to replicate it fairly well on the version of the kit I posted a few years back, but it was a bit fiddly...the real McCoy would definitely have recommended short legs (and a pretty uncomfortable posture) to any real driver and/or passenger. Here's the page if you'd like to take a look:

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/4/t/148635.aspx

Great work on your version!

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Posted by PatW on Monday, January 09, 2017 7:06 AM

Thanks Greg, and your link. The whole build looks fantastic!

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Posted by midnightprowler on Monday, January 09, 2017 5:13 PM

My bad Pat. My memory just isn't what it used to be.

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Posted by PatW on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 2:36 AM

That's OK midnightprowler, I hope to show a few pics later today including the new Deora decals!

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Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 6:22 AM

This thing is looking killer so far Pat.

 

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Posted by PatW on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 1:18 PM

Thanks mustang1989, so a few more pics to finish the build...............

The extended exhaust..........

The exhaust exit in the middle in front of the back axle.............

I scanned the Deora logo from the boxtop and printed out some decals in various sizes..............

The new surfboard I made for this build with a new decal...................

My major mistake was to chrome the windscreen surround, much too thin and fragile to remove, plus the front drop down door with a new decal and the headlight/bumper unit fitted.........

The body and chassis fitted together with the new board in the hanger.............

 the completed build pics with the camper shell to come. 

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Posted by PatW on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 2:06 PM

The completed pics have landed! The Dodge Deora, seats, cushion, wooden slats, decals, camper shell and more...............

Open sesame....................

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Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 2:08 PM

That's definitely something that's you don't see every day and you've done an outstanding job on it. Wild is only a word. Excellent results Pat! YesYesYesYesYes

 

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Posted by Jim Barton on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 2:17 PM

That's similar to, if not identical to, AMT's Vantasy! I built that one when I was in my teens.

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Posted by PatW on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 4:19 PM

Thanks mustang1989, yes it's come out quite well, as I put in the text, the HUGE mistake was chrome taping the winscreen surround, but it's so flimsy. The top hinge is so small and doesn't hold the screen square. Anyway must think about the next project, an AMT Surf Woody I think.

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Posted by PatW on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 4:20 PM
Yes Jim I had one of those to about 20 years ago perhaps.

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Posted by midnightprowler on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 6:48 PM

Very nice sir.

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Posted by PatW on Thursday, January 12, 2017 2:04 AM

Thanks again midnightprowler! My next offering will be the AMT Surf Woody.

Those rear tyres will have to go, no good in sand!

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Posted by gregbale on Thursday, January 12, 2017 10:26 AM

Beautifully done, Pat! Particularly like the 'aged sheet metal' panel effect on the cap. Look forward to seeing the Woody progress!

Greg

 

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Posted by PatW on Friday, January 13, 2017 2:51 AM

Thanks gregbale, It's already started, built most of the engine yesterday and looked out paddle-style tyres for the back! 

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