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  • Dodge Rampage

    I've wanted to rehab one of this casting for quite a long time now. I found the base casting in substantially playworn, but complete & intact condition at an estate sale over the summer, drilled it, stripped it, cut the ATV out of the bed, done some extensive detailing (wheel centers are now bronze to look like the sort of alloy/mag wheels popular in the 80s, and the rear bumper actually looks like an 80s-era 5mph safety bumper with black flexible plastic end caps), and I've decided that this casting will be a metallic gold, brown or copper shade, with full grille, trim, door handle, lighting, etc. detail and a tonneau cover, and the fake side scoops & hood power bulge painted in Vallejo Model Color "Glossy Black" acrylic enamel. Progress pics to come.

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  • #2
    Looks good so far! I personally wouldn't detail just with Vallejo color as it peels off easily when touching the car. It is good for outlining the area to paint though, as you can scrape the color off with a toothpick if the outline is not perfect. I usually use Vallejos to paint the detailed are first to get the shape perfect, and after that use Revell or Humbrol Enamels to paint inside that outlined area, as those are harder to fix if you screw up and those will last longer on the surface.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Ripa View Post
      Looks good so far! I personally wouldn't detail just with Vallejo color as it peels off easily when touching the car. It is good for outlining the area to paint though, as you can scrape the color off with a toothpick if the outline is not perfect. I usually use Vallejos to paint the detailed are first to get the shape perfect, and after that use Revell or Humbrol Enamels to paint inside that outlined area, as those are harder to fix if you screw up and those will last longer on the surface.
      Thanks! Might try one of my black paint markers instead

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      • #4
        This is a great candidate for a restoration- I definitely like your ideas and look forward to seeing it completed!

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        • #5
          It's good to see one of these Rampage castings restored instead of lost to a landfill somewhere. Very worthy project!
          Bert sez...
          "Wanna sell more?
          MAKE IT 1/64!!!"

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          • #6
            Originally posted by guy64 View Post
            It's good to see one of these Rampage castings restored instead of lost to a landfill somewhere. Very worthy project!
            Thanks! This casting is definitely interesting enough to make use of. I also got Tamiya Mica Red aerosol paint for this one today, pretty close match to the "Morocco Red" used in 1982 on real Rampages.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by guy64 View Post
              It's good to see one of these Rampage castings restored instead of lost to a landfill somewhere. Very worthy project!
              Completely agree!! Save a beater and let it live on in glory in the hands of an appreciative collector!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ivantt View Post

                Completely agree!! Save a beater and let it live on in glory in the hands of an appreciative collector!
                Thanks! The ATV from the bed will live on as a junkyard diorama prop.

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