Post by danschevelle on Nov 16, 2008 22:48:12 GMT -8
Here are some pictures of one of my favorite "mainstreamers", mid 1960's Dodges. One of my modeling goals has always been to have an example of each car that interests me,and Dodge Polaras are some of the hardest to find scale replicas of, but here is what I have so far.
This is a 1964 Johan Polara I bought a few years ago. I intended to restore it but I kind of like it the way it is for now. The reissues that are much easier to find (the "Recharged" 64 Dodge) don't have the stock trim down the side as this one does.
Here is an MPC 65 Dodge Monaco. This kit is my basis for a 65 Polara conversion, the one Greg is helping me with. It's molded in a metallic gold and is quite detailed for a 43 year old kit. The bucket seat backs even pivot forward.
Here is a Modelhaus Dodge 880 rear bumper that is much closer to the Polara design. The difficult portion of this conversion will be the interior upholstery patterns.
This is an MPC promo of a 1966 Polara. I believe this is the only year MPC made both a Polara and a Monaco. While this one isn't a kit, it's still pretty cool,and a little hard to find. To see my 67 Polara, look in the New Aftermarket section, under resin Dodge and Plymouth. Thanks for looking, Dan
Post by Mastercaster on Dec 14, 2008 20:11:42 GMT -8
Hey Dan, I sent you a PM. I promise to deliver to you this Friday three sets of these parts. I made another body tonight, It turned out really nice too. I made the one above and the one now next to me under 40 PSI. I just don't understand why the first three were so crappy.
Post by danschevelle on Dec 18, 2010 15:50:20 GMT -8
I have to say this project is moving at a snail's pace. I was modifying a Monogram 70 Road Runner chassis to use from the firewall back, but then I found another original C-body chassis so I might just use that. Greg's resin turned out great, and I still hope to make a Polara and maybe a Custom 880 convertible too. The Modelhaus came out with the bench seat for these cars so I picked up those parts too. Thanks for asking, it's motivating me to put this one back on the front burner, so to speak.