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My Stable of Semi-Custom Built Cars

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Ever since I purchased my '73 Challenger, I had always wanted to do up a model to mimic all of the same features I plan on putting on it...Fast forward many years & many hobby shop searches later, I found a Lindberg '72 Challenger Rallye kit down in Illinois.

It had the front fender scallops, which I shaved off, along with a giant hole in the hood for a scoop, so I went to work creating what was supposed to be a T/A-style scoop to cover the void in the hood...Unfortunately, it ended up looking more like a six-pack scoop, but oh well. I sculpted a T/A rear spoiler out of a spare sprue & some two-part plastic epoxy. I also did a lot of modifications to the engine bay (created a single inlet air cleaner and ran individual spark plug wires to each cylinder) & added more detail to the interior.

My other one I did up was a 1991 Stealth R/T Twin-Turbo to mimic my full-size one, but I didn't go into as much detail with it as I did the Challenger.

The last one I did is of my daily driver, a 1990 Toyota Celica GT. The only model I could find was a rally-ready, stripped GT-Four version that I had to get shipped from China, so I had to do a fair amount of modifying on this one to get similar features to mine. I molded the console & shifter assembly using modeler's putty and various sprue pieces that I glued together using some more two-part plastic epoxy.

I also have done a '70 Hemi Orange Challenger T/A and a '71 Hemi 'Cuda convertible, but don't have any photos of them available.

Here are several photos of the complete collection of my miniature "real" cars:

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nice job on those! I like the console you did
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