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Daylight's End Plymouth Road Runner

Daylight's End Plymouth Road Runner

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Submitted By
Alex Kahn
Orlando, FL, United States of America
Build Information
Readers Ride TitleDaylight's End Plymouth Road Runner
Vehicle ClassScale, On-road Car
Chassis BrandRed Cat Racing
Chassis ModelEPX Drift
Body BrandCustom
Body ModelNikko Plymouth Superbird
Custom Body Brand and ModelNikko Plymouth Superbird modified by Billy C. LeWorth into a Road Runner
Power SystemElectric
Electric Motor Brand and Modelstock Red Cat Racing
Speed Control Brand and Modelstock Red Cat Racing
Battery Brand and ModelNA
Wheels and Tires Brand and ModelNA
Paint Brand and ModelPrimer gray with rust effect
Scale Accessories Brand and ModelScreens to replicate caged windows
Other Options Brand and Modeltow hook
Further Description/Back StoryAlex has a thing for horror movie cars, and muscle Mopars in particular. We featured his Phantasm Cuda in the December issue and we’re following that with the less well-known (but more challenging technically) ’70 Road Runner from the post-apocalyptic vampire flick Daylight’s End. The chassis is a fairly stock Lighting EPX drift car from Redcat Racing, but the body that tops it has been extensively reworked to mimic the ’70 Plymouth, and then modified even more to match the movie car. Alex recruited his friend Billy C. LeWorth to do the body fabrication. The first step required taking a toy-grade hard-body Nikko Plymouth Superbird and “de-supering” it by chopping off the bullet-shaped nose cone and the giant rear wing. With the nose removed he then had to build the Road Runner’s grille, headlights and front fascia completely from scratch, which has been done with impressive accuracy. The rest of the body then received a weathered primer paint job followed by mesh over the windows and some sheet styrene for the armor plating. He even added the tow hook under the left rear, which is a plot point in the opening scene of the film.

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