Monogram’s 1/24 Scale 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Super Bird
Another one of my favorite Chrysler products. This kit was kit bashed with Monogram’s 1969 Dodge Super Bee. The Super Bird kit was way off in detail in certain areas. I used the engine bay, chassis, suspension, rear axle, engine, exhaust (mufflers to tail) and the dashboard from the Super bee kit. Manifold to muffler are aluminum tubing. Few of my MOPAR builds I have cut the drivers door open. Scratch build scale door jambs and door latch face. I reduced photos of the speedometer and “Tic Toc Tach” clusters and opened the holes in the dash. I installed the photos between clear acitate behind the dash. The dashboard, chassis and engine bay in the Super Bee kit was 100X more accurate than the kit parts. The seats are elevated by strip styreene along with scratch built seat back hinges and lock button. Seat belts are hand made from surgical tape and shaped styreene. The 440+6 engine has many, many scratch built parts, distributor was drilled and wires added (wires routed same as a real 440+6). Painted solderer for all the hoses. Engine color is correct “Street Hemi Orange” paint. Air cleaner is painted a special orange that was used from the factory. Fuel lines with attaching blocks is solder and styreene. Power steering pump with correct bent hoses. Six Pack Holly carbs were reworked from the Super Bee kit with spring and linkage. All my MOPAR radiator supports are scratch built from sheet styreene with all the correct openings. Armrests on doors and back seat were cut from the AMT 69 GTX kit, added chrome bases to them. The rear license plate fuel door has 4 parts to it with correct openings. Paint is J5 “Limelight Green”, PPG Lacquer, wet sanded, Testors Lacquer clear 3 coats, wet sanded and polished with Novus #2 plastic polish. Decals of the Road Runner logo’s and Super Bird Logo was made by a group friend. Only one that is missing is the Super Bird logo on the drivers side headlight door. This model was built in 1993 and took me 9 months to complete.
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