Riddler’s Ride - Project Eh-Body 1:25 scale

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    Riddler Project EH-Body

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    This is something I’ve always wanted to do. I’m goung to recreate my car in 1:25 scale. It involves a bunch of work and I’m sure I’ll be asking for suggestions.

    Here’s my car I’m going to recreate in 1:25.

    As you can see this is no small task.

    Riddler

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    • Riddler

      Riddler Project EH-Body

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      Here’s where I’ve started. I purchased a 73 Resin cast model and also a 1971 AMT Duster kit.

      I’ve also purchased a 6.1 Hemi in resin and purchased a viper engine/trans combo.

      Riddler

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      • Riddler

        Riddler Project EH-Body

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        Next I needed to remove the NAG1 trans molded into the 6.1 Hemi. I also needed to clean up the resin as it’s got a bunch of molding flash.

        The last photo is a model I worked in years ago but never finished. It’s a 440 dressed in detail.

        Riddler

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        • Riddler

          Riddler Project EH-Body

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          I'm on the hunt for wheels to match mine (as close as possible) and a snorkel hood or scoop. Then I'll be needing help deciding on other things. Any suggestions to keep me going?

          Riddler
           
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          I don't have any suggestions to keep you going, only encouragement.

          I have wanted to do this for years, less to duplicate a car I am still working on and more to created a visual to keep me working on it and remind me of the (hoped) finished product. Plus, it would give me something to do during the winter when I can't work on it as I don't have a garage.

          Love it. Keep it up!
           
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          Syleng1 Karma is real and Life is short... FABO Gold Member

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          Wow! What a cool idea. Way cheaper this time around huh! That Hemi is more cost effective in resin form LOL!
          Keep up the post.
          Looks good.
          Joe
           
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          Riddler Project EH-Body

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          You don't even know. The resin version was a whopping $10 shipped. I'll get more done when I decide what primer and paints I'm going to use. I hate Testor's as they are so thick.

          Riddler
           
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          Where did you get the resin kit?
           
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          Riddler Project EH-Body

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          Competition Resin's for the 73-76 Body. It needs a lot of work but it's really the only place to find an actual 73-76 Duster. The grill is wrong for mine but I'm hoping to find one or make one.

          The engine was found on ebay.

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          Riddler Project EH-Body

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          Tiday I took the very limited time I had and filled the resin holes with green stuff two part modeling clay.

          Should be able to mount and prime soon!

          Riddler

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          Nice.

          I have a 90% complete model of my '86 CS Daytona that I started when I still had the car about '93.
          I had to do a LOT of mods to convert it to a T top.

          About the only thing left to do is fabricate the actual T bar.
          Last month I bought a set of smoked T top sections from ebay.
          Most progress in 25 years!
           
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            This is gonna be neat! I wanna do this with my Duster but like @DionR said, as an inspiration
             
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            diymirage HP@idle > hondaHP@redline

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            Might be a whole lot easier to slap some ralleys on both cars

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            As if the 1:1 ain't badass enough. Showoff. lol
             
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            Riddler Project EH-Body

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            No thanks I really like my wheels and for what I paid for them to be made, I'll keep them. I might have my neighbor make some on his cnc machines for my 1:25.

            @RustyRatRod thank you. I can't wait to make it to more shows. I've been out driving it to work out the bugs.

            Riddler
             
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              Hey Riddler
              Might i suggest you use Tamiya primers. That's what I use and have had great success. As for your wheels you might look at shape ways. There are all kinds of guys doing 3D printed wheels on there.

              Jon
               
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              I mean seriously, you're kickin all our asses with the real thing.......you gotta do it on model scale too? lol
               
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                Actually, it is...1/25 small!

                Outstanding project. Keep up the great work!
                 
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                • Riddler

                  Riddler Project EH-Body

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                  It'll continue during the cold months. I don't do inside work during the summer.

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                  Now that the summer show season is coming to a rest I've been back searching for parts for my 1/25 car. Still cannot find a snorkel hood scoop. But I did read that a lot of serious modellers are using a 70TA Challenger scoop and filing/cutting it into the correct shape. If anyone has either and willing to sell, let me know.

                  I'm also still searching for the wheels. I know there gonna be hard to find but if I can find a the spoke portion I can cut them out and install the correct size and depth. Uhhg more clay work.

                  Thanks for the help!

                  Riddler
                   
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                  Where on evilbay did you find the smoke tinted t top pieces for your daytona?
                   
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                  just did a search for "1/25 t top" and sifted through.

                  Not sure exactly what they're from.

                  They will need trimmed down front to back.
                   
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                  I started to make a Demon scoop for my Duster model (because my real Duster had one).

                  I used the scoop that comes with the AMT 66 Charger model.

                  It's a great starting point.
                   
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                  next time I'm in my hobby room I'll get a close pic.

                  I just cut the underside of the front of the scoop.

                  I still need to make the bottom.

                  (OK, for some reason I can't attach a photo link)
                   
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