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'57 Chevy 150

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#1 dc10oiller

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 04:43 PM

Howdy.

This is my first WIP here at MCM forum. It's not my first car, but close.

A group of 8 of us are all building the same car, Revell's '57 Chevy 150 Utility Sedan, as part of a group build. For mine I'm doing a split personality of sorts. The driver's side will be presitine (hopefully) while the passenger side will be beaten up and aged.

I started on the passenger side by making the rust holes.

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The headliner was created using tips I learned here, from Dr Cranky as I recall.

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I'm going to give the hairspray method a try so I've painted up one half of the body with a two shade of rust colour.

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Any comments/advice/warnings will be much appreciated by this rookie.

Thanks for looking.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 05:02 PM

Wow, A Jekyll and Hyde 57 Chevy. Cool idea. I like what I can see so far. I can' wait to see more

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 05:23 PM

This is a very neat idea cant wait to see how it turns out

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 05:26 PM

This will be an interesting build , i saw a chevelle done in the split personality way except no rust , it had 1 door on the left side with stock wheels and 2 doors on the other side with mag wheels

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 06:13 PM

Loving the way it's turning out to say the least. That headliner is looking perfect. The rust throughs are all in the right places. Keep it going, I think you are working on a beauty. Cheers, DC.

Oh, and EYEGORE is nervously looking for his next fire hydrant! ;) :P

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 03:01 AM

Hmm. I'm sure what to think so I'll just follow along.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:18 AM

Hmm this looks interesting, better keep an eye on this

#8 dc10oiller

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 08:41 AM

I don't like the way chrome is reproduced in model kits. Generally the chrome looks too white and lacks depth. To further complicate matters, the sprue attachment points are almost always in spots that are excruciating visible; side pipes on a heavy truck come to mind. I thus strip the kit parts and repaint them using Alclad.

Castrol Super Clean does a find job of striping chrome, and it won't harm the plastic. In fact, you're left with very smooth parts afterwards.
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After I primed all the parts with MM gloss black, I textured the bumpers where I wanted to show rust bubbling up from underneath.
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The end result looks a lot more convincing than what came in the box, the photos notwithstanding.
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And the textured bumpers will look better once they've received a bit of colour.
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Cheers

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 12:12 PM

My first attempt at the hairspray method was pretty much a disaster. Luckily it was all cleaned up with a cloth dampened in Windex and it was back to square 1. I asked a friend for advice, then we tested on a spare hull (which is what I should have done in the first place :angry: ), and here' the results.

Step one, hairspray. I know most of you will probably cringe at the thought, but I sprayed the stuff directly from the can, but this time I tested first to see what kind of spray pattern I would get. It seemed to work.
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Then came the Tamiya paint thinned with automotive grade lacquer thinner.
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I either left the paint too long, put on too much paint, or more likely both, but it took a bit of work to get the paint to "chip" off. I think it looks like a good start for more future weathering.
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Posted 17 January 2012 - 12:29 PM

This is a really neat idea and fun build. Good luck I'll be following along.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 01:33 PM

Don't mean to hijack, but here's one I did years ago that I'm getting ready to clean up..
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stock and custom,even the engine is split in half.This was a LOT of fun.Great start on yours,keep it up!!

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 01:42 PM

This is my kind of Build......EXCELLENT...

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 11:54 AM

Thanks for the words of encouragement guys.

I sprayed the blue on today. North of the 49th parallel it's hard to get proper car colour model paints like MCW paints, so I went with looked closest to Larkspur Blue.
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I layered the paint on a bit thinner this time and didn't wait as long to start working at it. This time the paint chipping went better.
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I'll let the thing sit for a day or two in order to make sure the paint is cured and then I'll move on to the other side.

Oh, and I've come up with a name for her; Eve.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 12:52 PM

Work continues. I spent time today detailing up the engine with various lines, wires, and dips sticks.

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Now I need to weather the one side to show it's age.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 12:11 PM

Very nice work.... especially the engine.... very clean and accurate I might add....

Regards
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Posted 27 January 2012 - 03:58 PM

The body paint is on. I still have to polish up the good side and remove the paint ridge, but it's coming along.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 03:43 PM

Whoa this is pretty cool. Hope you're still going on it!



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 03:50 PM

Nice work, can't wait to see more!



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 05:56 PM

looking good!!!



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 07:36 PM

Wow this is a totally cool build. I really like where this build is going. Keep up the great work. Can't wait to see more.