1968 Dodge Charger R/T

04-01-2009, 12:26 PM
Well, after a LONG break I am finally back into modeling. The new '68 Charger kit kicked it off for me. This build is going to a friend that owns a 1:1 '68 Charger. Right now it is rough, but the model will depict the finished car. I don't have much done yet except for painting the body and scratch building some side marker lights. The paint is Tamiya TS-19. It has not been polished or clear coated. I shot it directly onto the body without primer. I am going to give photoetching a shot. I have etched PCBs before. This isn't much different. I am going to scratch build a set of Mopar Performance Valve Covers. Well, enough talk. Here are some pics.

Front View

Rear View

Front Side Marker
http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/795/68portfront.th.png (http://img16.imageshack.us/my.php?image=68portfront.png)

Rear Side Marker
http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/7601/68portrear.th.png (http://img12.imageshack.us/my.php?image=68portrear.png)

Valve Cover Photoetch Design

04-01-2009, 02:30 PM
Nice color for the body. Your valve cover design could pass for the ones used on Magnum 318 - 360 engines. The stock ones have the lines without the logo in the middle.

Looks like a good project,

04-01-2009, 03:12 PM
Paint looks flawless and the side markers came out nice. Keep up the good work.


04-20-2009, 10:06 AM
Great subject, and nice color! What kind of wheels are you using?

04-21-2009, 07:38 PM
Here is a small update. I have put some of the motor together. I borrowed the 727 auto trans from the '71 Charger.

As far as wheels go, I am not sure yet. Nothing too crazy. Probably something along the lines of your typical modded muscle car. I'll have to dig through the parts box.

Tiny Update

04-24-2009, 03:16 PM
Lovin that blue, looks cool and smooth.

04-24-2009, 06:31 PM
Nice job on the paint

04-24-2009, 08:58 PM
Dam sweet! I forgot tamiya made that blue. I had to get paint at the dealer for my 08 SRT8 superbee. Good luck on this. Looks great so far!!

04-28-2009, 04:53 AM
Sweet work so far mate....LOVE the blue, looks flawless..:smokin:
The indicators look spot on too.....I like them..:thumbsup:


05-22-2009, 11:35 AM
Sweet!! I love the paint job!!

06-19-2009, 03:49 PM
Rambenna iwas to busy looking at your avatar.nice color nastone what is it?

06-22-2009, 05:36 PM
The paint is Tamiya TS-19

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