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'69 Dodge 440 FINISHED!!

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'69 Dodge 440 FINISHED!!
Posted by Pinkbooger on Wednesday, October 04, 2017 7:22 AM

 

Hi everyone! I hope the photo shows up. First time posting a picture. I am not entirely new to building models but it has been many years since I have built one. I am trying to learn all of the great techniques that I have read about on this forum. I do not have an airbrush yet but I am using spray paint for the body. I am using glue, paint and paint brushes that I bought seperately. Any advice for the build?

"You underestimate the power of the dark side"

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Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, October 04, 2017 11:24 PM

I cant see a pic.  And I really want to!!!

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Posted by Pinkbooger on Thursday, October 05, 2017 5:27 AM

Can anyone see the pic? It shows up on my end. With my iPhone a little box shows up and I click on it and the picture shows up. On the computer it shows up fine. 

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Posted by Pinkbooger on Thursday, October 05, 2017 6:31 AM

Is this better?

Can you see the picture now?

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fox
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Posted by fox on Thursday, October 05, 2017 3:24 PM

I saw the pic of the kit the first time but not the second time.

Good luck with the build. I'll be watching closely.

Jim  Captain

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Posted by Hunter on Thursday, October 05, 2017 7:03 PM

Pinkbooger

 

Hi everyone! I hope the photo shows up. First time posting a picture. I am not entirely new to building models but it has been many years since I have built one. I am trying to learn all of the great techniques that I have read about on this forum. I do not have an airbrush yet but I am using spray paint for the body. I am using glue, paint and paint brushes that I bought seperately. Any advice for the build?

 

 

I saw the photo on your first post. It sounds like you are covered for this build with the products you purchased. Advice....since you're going to use rattle cans make sure you wash the plastic and let it dry completely, and apply a white or light grey primer coat first brfore the color. I find that you get better coverage and adhesion. Mostly, just take your time and enjoy it!

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Posted by Pinkbooger on Friday, October 06, 2017 6:31 AM

So I wish I would have read this before about using primer. Alos I read somewhere to clean the parts aka wash them. But Here is what it looks like painted. 

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Posted by Hunter on Friday, October 06, 2017 3:35 PM

Pinkbooger

So I wish I would have read this before about using primer. Alos I read somewhere to clean the parts aka wash them. But Here is what it looks like painted. 

 

Hey PB,

Your photos are not linking up. What type of photo host are you useing? A few of us use Image Shack and have zero to very little problems. Some use Flicker and so on. PhotoBucket has been having a lot of issues from what I have heard and read. Also, forgot to mention it in my first post, but I really like that kit and look forward to your progress. 

Hunter 

      

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Posted by Moparlover64 on Friday, October 06, 2017 9:54 PM

Rule of thumb for me especially over the years if you can do it to a real car you can do it to a modelcar or visaversa ceptci keep holding the candle under my leaf springs on my ram 3500 cummins and the springs still havent softened up any lol

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Posted by Pinkbooger on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 7:07 AM

This is the color that I ended up going with. I am thinking of putting a black side stripe on it. I don't work or build cars so I am struggling with what colors to use for the rest of the car. I have been using google and friends to help. I painted the undercarriage black and am looking into what colors to use for more detail.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 3:40 PM

Nice Roadrunner man.  Maybe two black rally stripes would look extra sweet!

Chad

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On deck: 1/35 Tamiya Panzer III

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Posted by Pinkbooger on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 3:29 PM

So this is what the bottom looks like so far. I will be putting on another coat of silver. Now I don't know cars very well. But what else should be painted on the bottom? Please remember that to be specific so I can understand. Hopefully with doing these models I will learn the name of things LOL

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, October 13, 2017 10:20 PM

Well, you’ve got the bottom pans, frame, and brake lines shown.  For the 1969 Roadrunner/GTX, those elements were black from the factory so I think your good with what’s shown.  The brake lines from the firewall to the brake booster are aluminum in the engine bay so make sure those get painted.  The brake booster itself was a glossy black.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/35 Tamiya Nashorn

On deck: 1/35 Tamiya Panzer III

In the hole: Probably something in 1/35 scale!

 

 

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Posted by Pinkbooger on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 5:42 AM

I glued the rear wheels, axle and exhaust assembly on. I put some dark wash on the rear axle. The exhaust tips need to be painted but other than that I think this turned out pretty good.

This is the engine before the chrome. I made my own wash and applied it for the very first time. I think that for this being the first time ever being done for me it turned out pretty good. I was looking for a nice realistic used engine and some depthe in the parts. I used acrylic paint with water.

After I put the chrome on. There is some painting that is needed to be done on the carburetor (I think that is what that part is that is blue). You can't see but the manifolds are on also. Hope you enjoy. Some good progress has been done and should have more soon.

"You underestimate the power of the dark side"

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Posted by Pinkbooger on Wednesday, November 08, 2017 7:27 AM

 

 

This is the look so far. No decals yet. Almost there. Just need to add a couple more pieces and so some glueing to keep the bottom and body together. It has come together a lot nicer than I thought it would since I haven't done this in so long. There is a black decal to go around the trunk and I might paint a black stripe along the side. 

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Posted by Pinkbooger on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 7:37 PM

First finished model in many years. Pretty excited about it. The black stripe on the back was taped off and spray painted. There were some pains during the build but I think it turned out pretty nice!

"You underestimate the power of the dark side"

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Posted by OctaneOrange on Sunday, November 19, 2017 2:59 AM
holy smokes. looks good
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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, November 19, 2017 4:23 AM

Big Mopar fan - I'd buy that if it were 1:1! 

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Posted by crown r n7 on Sunday, November 19, 2017 5:11 AM

Wow that engine is the cats meow  beautiful keep going 

 

 

 

Nick

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Posted by Hunter on Sunday, November 19, 2017 8:58 AM

Nice job PB...it turned out great

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Posted by Pinkbooger on Sunday, November 19, 2017 10:57 AM

Thanks everyone!! Do you think I should cover it with future? 

"You underestimate the power of the dark side"

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Posted by crown r n7 on Sunday, November 19, 2017 4:51 PM

I use Future on clear parts  i Haven’t had good results on the body itself 

 

 

 

Nick

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