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  • 1969 Plymouth Road Runner A12

    Hi guys,
    I thought I would show some photos of a car I recently finished building. A 1969 Road Runner A12 painted in code 97 Rallye Green in 1/25 scale. It was a fun build which I worked on it one & off during the year. I started with an old vintage Johan Road Runner kit & combined it with a resin Modelhaus A12 conversion kit which include the correct hood, complete interior. I was able to keep the full interior by using a MJK sidewinder Stainless doggone chassis with a H&R Hawk motor. MJK backed Aluminium wheels with Fireball Modelworks wheel inserts & tires. Tires are meant to be for a static model but he has used soft Smooth-on urethane rubber for the casting which is the same product I use to cast my own tires. Driver figure by Immense Miniatures. Decals by Keith Marks. My printer died, so Im going to have to wait to print some license plates until I get a ew printer.

    Im also working on its sister car. A 1969 Dodge Coronet A12 in Hemi Orange. Just waiting for the paint to arrive in the mail from the US. I hope you enjoy, thanks for looking. Feel free to leave any questions or comments.


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  • #2
    Sitting a little lower than I like, but it's still beautiful, nice job! Friend had a 1969 Road Runner that color 440, 4-speed, 8 3/4" posi-traction rear end....mmmmm....

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    • #3
      That's gorgeous man! Nice work!
      Looking forward to seeing it's mate...

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      • waaytoomuchintothis
        waaytoomuchintothis commented
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        My buddy had one in white with a dirty looking brown interior. He brought it to church one Sunday morning in the the brilliant sun and dazzled all of us. His father owned Lakeland Park, outside Memphis, where Lakeland Intl Raceway was. The Spring Nationals were held there for years.

      • mopargreg
        mopargreg commented
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        Thanks FC47. Much appreciated.

    • #4
      Hi Slotcat, Yes I agree. It ended up a little lower than I prefer as well. I use these wall plugs as body mounts on all my cars. Usually I need to cut some off the post but for this car I wanted them longer. I do plan to raise the car up, either add something to the posts or glue in new longer posts.

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      • Fathead59
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        Can I ask you where you got the plugs you use for body mounts ?

    • #5
      Impressive work.
      What caught my eye was the attention to details , the chrome trim detail around the windows, wiper arms, body name plates ... etc.


      Mike

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      • mopargreg
        mopargreg commented
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        Thanks so much Mike. All the chrome detail is bare metal foil. Also some Molotow Chrome pen.

    • #6
      Great looking build with a tasteful color combo and very realistic tire setup.

      Was this piece built as a replica of the pictured 1:1 car - It has the same redlines on no-hubcap steelies, 440-6 hood scoop, and the same paint/interior combo?

      The scale tires look really faithful to the actual tires. How does the urethane, shore hardness etc. work on the track?

      Many times wheels and tires are the heart of the build - they set the tone - where the rubber meets the road.

      I would agree with raising the ride height - maybe by adding a spacer or washer(s) to raise it up on the posts a touch.

      Wonderful toy that should "pair well" with your next build - and it is another Jo-Han - great stuff!








      NYMODIFIEDS.COM

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      • mopargreg
        mopargreg commented
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        Thanks for your reply. I guess you can say it is a replica of the one I showed a photo of. I was wanting to build a factory a12 Road Runner. From the factory it is as you see it, which includes Steelies, redline tires, fibreglass lift off hood, bench seats & a 440 6 pack. It’s a wild ride to come as-is from the factory.

        I’m unsure of the shore rating of the tires. I use shore 40 when I cast my own tires. They feel about the same as what I cast. All my cars I build have more realistic sized tires. Some of my 50s cars have almost cheese cutters for tires. My home track is only small, with 18k motors & slim tires it creates a fun ride on the track.

        The Dodge Superbee Im building now is a Resin copy of a old MPC kit from 1969. Originally it was a Coronet which I modified to a Superbee. I’ll start a new thread for it. 😀 I cant seem to add another photo in this comment but ill add a photo to the tread of some of my other cars. All are old Johan kits converted to slot cars.
        Last edited by mopargreg; December 24, 2020, 02:11 AM.

    • #7
      These cars were beasts back in the day. I had an opportunity to run one on Woodward back in the day.
      Dave
      Saginaw Valley Raceway
      Only Rule: Just enjoy who you are racing with.

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      • arroldn
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        They were a beast. My younger brother had the SixPac SuperBee.

    • #8
      Very nicely done!

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      • #9
        Great modeling. Use some axle spacers between your frame and the mount posts to raise the body to the desired height.
        Matt B
        So. In
        Crashers

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        • #10
          Thanks for the info on Fireball Modelworks. They offer the right kind of scale tires that should be perfect for these kind of builds. Perfect for a model conversion where the emphasis is on scale modeling. They also show some other detailing bits on their site.

          I am curious to see how the tires work - for this kind of build, as long as they basically function that should be fine.

          Also, I would be glad to send you a set of plates, they are easy enough to print. There are online resources to help create plates by state and year (although I do my own artwork for my own plates). If you like, let me know what you need.

          Look forward to the next stablemate build - it sounds like another 440-6BBL!

          NYMODIFIEDS.COM

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          • #11
            Oh my! Thought it was the real car at first look.

            Great modeling work.

            Dan

            P.S. I love the low stance.

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