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#1 RandyB.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 03:45 PM

I built this kit because my Dad had a 1949 Chevrolet that I remember well as a kid and I wanted to recreate some old memories so the best thing to do was to start with the AMT 1951 Chevrolet which was almost identical to the 1949. My Dad's car was painted in "Seafoam Green" but I didn't have that colour so I went with Tamiya "Coral Blue" which looks turquoise. I must say that this was not a very good kit to build. Several fit issues were the main concerns and I had to completely modify the entire front bumper assembly just for it to look right. I spent one whole night just trying to square up the engine compartment just to name a few of the problems. Anyway I finally finished the kit up and I am glad to say it is now off my bench! The kit is far from perfect but it is as best as I can get it. Have a look and see what you think and thanks for checking it out.

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#2 RandyB.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 03:46 PM

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#3 Dirty Gringo

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:13 PM

Very nicely done thanks for sharing lobe the color on it

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:22 PM

Thanks for sharing your car memory tribute.
McLoving the engine bay work..worth the extra time.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:48 PM

You did an excellent job on this! Don't we just long for those days when you could see the oil-stained ground through the engine compartment?

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:50 PM

This kit has a lot of potential, but you are right - it takes a while to get the fit right. Even my back bumper took some massaging. You did a great job! Very clean.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 05:16 PM

Correctness not withstanding, that color looks very right on that car. Nice job on it.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:31 PM

very nice

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:41 PM

None of the problems you mentioned are evident. A mark of excellent execution.



The color is perfect.



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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:25 PM

Second beautiful '51 posted this week! Good week.

That is a really fine looking build. Great color. Everything looks nice and cleanly built. Great engine bay. Excellent.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:33 PM

That is sweet... one of the nicest 51 Chevy builds I have ever seen..... :)

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 03:40 AM

Randy, you may had to work with it but it looks flawless. You do excellent foil work also. Great color. A really sharp build, l always admire your work....

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 04:59 AM

Very clean man.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:32 AM

Great model Randy. The color looks right for the era even if it's not 100% correct. I really like the whitewalls and the extra underhood detailing. Are the tires painted or sourced from another kit?

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:10 AM

Great model Randy. The color looks right for the era even if it's not 100% correct. I really like the whitewalls and the extra underhood detailing. Are the tires painted or sourced from another kit?


Thanks guys for the great comments on a not-so-easy build. I guess when I see it finished now I'm thinking it was worth the cussing it took to complete it!

Bruce....the tires I used were the AMT package of eight that are relatively new. A little pricey but they look good.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:01 AM

Love it. Would look great next to a 50 Olds

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:40 PM

This is a real nice build , looks great - I am currently building this kit myself and have had the same sort of fit issues , but you have done nice work on this.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 02:01 PM

Love it. Would look great next to a 50 Olds


Thanks Jason and Bruce.

Jason.....I don't have pics side by side yet but I can go separate pics above and below.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 02:10 PM

Beautiful! Very nicely done, you can be proud of that one.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 03:23 PM

Beautiful! Nice job on the BMF!