SEARCH FINESCALE.COM

Enter keywords or a search phrase below:

NCIS 1971 Dodge Challenger Hemi R/T

8750 views
64 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 8:15 AM

keavdog

Nice!  Looking forward to this build.  Is there a kit of a boat in the basement?

 

Sorry, but no boat in the basement kit!  Still trying to figure out how Gibbs got the boat out of the basement... 

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

Classic Plastic Model Club 

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Monday, January 18, 2021 3:54 PM

Thanks guys!  I had this kit and I wondered what to do with it, especially with a shaker hood scoop.  I had watched an episode of NCIS on USA network called "Jack-Knife" and I knew what and how to build the Challenger as.  I knew I had the extra parts in the parts box that I needed and I can make this one.  I have my suspicions about the 1:1 car used.  The first one used in "Heartland" has the 426 Hemi scripts on the hood and the one used in "Jack-Knife" does not and the paint is a different shade of yellow.

I got out my Bondo Glazing and Spot Putty and I puttied the roof joints.  Then I got out the rear deck wing spoiler and assembled the stanchions to the spoiler and set it aside to dry.

More NCIS to come...

  

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

Classic Plastic Model Club 

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Monday, January 18, 2021 10:26 AM

hogfanfs
I'm not familiar with the car in the NCIS series, but, I'm a big fan of a Elephant Challenger being built.

Me too! This is one of my favorite old AMT kits.

(However...since my 'first love' was a '71 426 Hemi 'Cuda, we'll agree to disagree about the 'Shaker' scoop....Wink)

Greg

George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
 
  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, January 18, 2021 9:15 AM

Nice!  Looking forward to this build.  Is there a kit of a boat in the basement?

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Monday, January 18, 2021 8:57 AM

I'm not familiar with the car in the NCIS series, but, I'm a big fan of a Elephant Challenger being built. And I love the dual scroop hood much better than the shaker scroop. I'm looking forward to seeing this one come together.

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
NCIS 1971 Dodge Challenger Hemi R/T
Posted by Mr Mike on Monday, January 18, 2021 8:21 AM

My newest project is a car that has not been seen since Season 7 Episode 15 of the long running TV series NCIS.  The Challenger has only been seen a couple of times with its last appearance in the Season 7 episode "Jack-Knife".  This Challenger has a 426 Hemi engine, rear deck wing spoiler, Rallye wheels and blackwall tires.  There is very little known about this car, so I am using some creative license building this.  The Challenger was first seen near the end of Season 6 Episode 4 "Heartland".  

I am using the AMT/ERTL kit #6466 for this build and I am replacing the shaker hood with the dual scoop hood, much of the chrome since it looks like it was dragged through sand before being chrome plated and I am using the Revell 426 Hemi from the recent issue '70 Hemi 'Cuda, Rallye wheels and a rear deck wing spoiler from my parts box.  I sanded off the texture on the roof and glued it on.  I assembled the 426 Hemi engine and mocked it up to the chassis for a perfect fit.  The body will be painted with Tamiya TS-16 Yellow with a black interior and the engine will be painted with Mopar Street Hemi Orange Engine Paint.  The decals will be a combination of the kit decals and Keith Marks decals.

More NCIS to come...

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

Classic Plastic Model Club 

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY!

Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.

SEARCH FORUMS
FREE NEWSLETTER
By signing up you may also receive reader surveys and occasional special offers. We do not sell, rent or trade our email lists. View our Privacy Policy.