This kit was a bit of a challenge. I bought it from e-bay (before the shipping went through the roof). The kit was covered in flash, almost through it out, it was that bad. Too top that, nothing really fit, almost everything was custom fit, took allot of mock up, to make it look right. I would like to thank, Mike Deluco for the sleeves and tires, e-bay for the resin salt flat wheel centers, Pegasus for the brake calipers and rotors. I airbrushed Vallejo Air Black, which is covered with three coats of their gloss varnish. Tamiya Red is on the frame motor, seats and dash. Afew splashes of BMF, and some parts box decals top it off. All comments are welcomed. Thanks for lookin.
After read the thread about people's favorite kits to build, Dr Cranky referenced the Amt 1950 Chev Pickup. I original built that kit, and posted it "50 Chev Resto Mod". I wasn't completely happy with my build, and could not see how why it was one of Dr Canky's favorites, since the original build faught me every step of the way. I decided to buy another and give it a second chance, boy was I glad I did, now I understand the love for this kit. On mine, I stretched the rear fenders to make room for the Pegasus five spokes, lowered the suspension, used a VCG resin LS7, without the beauty covers (thought the coils where too cool), custom scratch built exhaust to the oem center pipe. As for paint, this one is all air brush. The Body is Vallejo Italian Red, with Vallejo Varnish gloss over it, and the frame is Polly Scale flat black. I spray the bed with Tamiya Wooden Deck Tan XF 78 and the taped off the rails and shot some Vallejo Chrome Silver over that. I learned allot from this kit, and give a nod to Dr. Cranky for his love of this kit, because I now do too. As always, looking forward to your comments and suggestions. And I apologize to about the lack of mirrors, it was my choice to leave them off.
I managed to find this one on sale for $9.99 at the LHS, as well as the Vallejo Model Air paints. It turned out ok, but the Model Air paints dried to a flat finish, and after adding clear, it orange pealed. I then attempted to cut and buff out the clear and burnt through on the hood. Oh well, live and learn, I guess. I did add Pegasus wheels, lowered it slightly, added BMF, and painted the air cleaner cover with Alclad II. Looking forward to comments