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#1 Bruce Wayne

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 08:36 PM

I'm new to this Forum, and thought I would try and post some of my first pictures to see how it goes.

This project started as a Monogram 1/32 scale Dodge Charger. These little kits are packed with detail and build up into a very nice model. I'm not sure how many other kits were in the series, but would like to know and what the subjects were if anyone knows.

It was originally built in about 2000. There was a 1/32 Drag race coming up and I needed a car to compete.

Color is Pactra Teal for polycarbonate. Yes, you can use lexan body paint on hardbodys. as long as you use a good primer first. It was top coated with Testor's Glosscote. The chrome and details were covered with Bare Metal Foil.

Interior is the kit interior with the bottom half cut off just below the dash, a sheet of styrene glued on and a cut down lexan driver. The engine detail is all part of the kit, all you need to do is detail paint the top half after you cut in two to clear the guide and frame. The kit wheels fit beautifully into cut down rims. I don't remember what brand or size they were but thinking they had 1/2" hubs.

The frame is made from an REH motor bracket, Slick 7 guide tongue, and K&S brass and wire. The rear body mount is a loop of .063 wire that is cradled in a C-channel glued to the body that was made from made from 1/8" square tube with one side cut open.

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 08:46 PM

Looks great. :good:

Nice.

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 09:02 PM

Don't know if you knew... this Monogram 1/32 Dodge Charger should be here any day now.

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 01:07 AM

No, I didn't, thank you. It's hard to keep up any more, there is so much being released.

I know Monogram has a long history of fine detail, and look forward to seeing it in person.
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Posted 16 December 2011 - 01:16 AM

This build was all about Drag racing, and I had no intention of running it on a road course. With a limited time budget, I put a lot more into the model side of the build, trying to keep the frame simple and light.

Although I think I went out with it in the first round of Eliminations, it did garner the Concours trophy!

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 10:50 AM

... it did garner the Concours trophy!


Well done!

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 04:59 PM

Very cool! I really like the Mopar-esque exhaust tips. The body mount is nice too. Monogram made a ton of 1/32 stuff. At the time this kit came out there was a 70's Nova also. They also had a '65 Mustang, '65? Cuda, '65 GTO which were Aurora molds. I'm sure there were others as well.

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 05:40 PM

brilliant - pretty amazing work. 1/32 scale as well. wish we had a little bigger photos and more angles. well done brother!
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